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-- Former University of Wisconsin men's basketball star Devin Harris is reportedly headed to his fourth NBA team as he enters his ninth year in the league.
Former University of Wisconsin men's basketball star Devin Harris is reportedly headed to his fourth NBA team as he enters his ninth year in the league.
Media reports say the Utah Jazz have agreed to trade Harris to the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for small forward Marvin Williams. The 29-year-old Harris is a native of Wauwatosa, where he starred at East High School before playing three seasons with the Badgers. He played his first three-and-a-half NBA seasons in Dallas before spending three years in New Jersey and just over a season with the Jazz. Harris played in 63 games for Utah this past season, averaging almost 11-and-a-half points and five assists a game – his lowest numbers since 2007. Harris was an All-Star with the Nets in 2009. Williams has spent his entire seven-year pro career in Atlanta, averaging 11-and-a-half points and over five rebounds.
The La Crosse Loggers have clinched the first-half South Division title in the Northwoods League, with an 11-6 home victory last night over the Green Bay Bullfrogs. It extended La Crosse’s lead to four games with two to play. Bobby Juan and Matt Chapman went a combined 4-for-6 with four RBI’s for La Crosse, which earned its first playoff appearance since 2009 and its third post-season bid in team history. Mankato clinched the North Division title earlier. The Moondogs have a seven-game first half lead over both Waterloo and Willmar.
It’s Day-Two of practice rounds for the U.S. Women’s Open that begins on Thursday at Blackwolf Run in Kohler. This afternoon, LPGA player Lexi Thompson will host a Junior Golf-and-Wellness Clinic. And tonight at seven, an edited family version of the movie “Tin Cup” will be presented for free at the Kohler Memorial Theatre.
It’s rare that a Wisconsin high school football team is featured in a nationally-shown game, even on a computer. But ESPN-Three will show Hartland Arrowhead’s season opener against Minnetonka, Minnesota at home on the night of August 24th. Both teams are among the best in their respective states – and their game will be shown on-line at WatchESPN.com, as well as on tablets.