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University of Wisconsin quarterback John Stocco is back to square-one in his search for an NFL team. He took part in the New York Giants' mini-camp over the weekend, but coach Tom Coughlin said Monday that none of the free-agent quarterbacks the Giants auditioned would be invited to training camp. Coughlin described the work-outs as an opportunity for Stocco and the others. "They know the situation," said Coughlin. It was Stocco's second NFL tryout. His first was with the Green Bay Packers earlier this month.
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire has the No. 3 seed in the NCAA Division 3 softball tournament. The Blugolds will open against No. 6 Rhode Island on Friday afternoon in Salem Virginia. The tournament is down to eight finalists and UW-Eau Claire secured one of the spots by winning its own regional on Sunday. The Blugolds are 35-12 and have won 12 of their last 13. Rhode Island comes in at 41-5. Linfield of Oregon was given the top-seed Monday in the double-elimination tournament. It will run at least through Monday.
Ryan Brady admits the undertaking is a bit daunting. The first Chequamegon Bay Birding and Nature Festival will offer 40 birding and nature field trips and 140 activities overall. The event runs Friday through May 20, with headquarters at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center near Ashland. "It started small and just kept growing," said Brady, an avid birder who is helping organize the festival.
The Dunn County man arrested on Saturday has now been charged with murder and will be extradited to Ohio. Working in conjunction with the Wisconsin Criminal Investigation Division and investigators from the Montgomery County (Ohio) Sheriff's Department, Dunn County deputies arrested Robert J. Sosnoskie, 62 in his home in the Town of Tiffany. In a press conference held Monday afternoon in Dayton, Ohio, Montgomery County authorities said they have charged Sosnoskie with the June 1971 slaying of Perry Smith.
Favre issues statement saying he never wanted to be traded Packers quarterback Brett Favre now says that he never wanted to be traded. The statement from Favre was posted to the Green Bay Packers Web site Monday afternoon and was meant to clarify reports which surfaced on FoxSports.com this weekend that say the future hall of famer told Packer General Manager Ted Thompson that he (Favre) wanted to be traded after the Packers failed to acquire Randy Moss during the NFL draft. "I was frustrated a couple weeks back when Randy Moss was traded to New England.
A rural Colfax man was pronounced dead at the scene of a one-vehicle accident in the Town of Tainter on Friday. The Dunn County Sheriff's Department says Brian Lehman, 46, was pronounced dead at the scene after his car was found overturned on the roadway. The accident occurred at around 11:30 a.m. on County D near the intersection with County G in Dunn County. The sheriff's department along with the Menomonie Fire Department and Mayo One helicopter responded to the scene. The accident remains under investigation.
Clarice H. Samb, 83 of River Falls, formerly of Martell and Ellsworth, Wis., died Sunday May 6, 2007 at the River Falls Area Hospital from complications following surgery. A "Celebration of Life" will be held at a later date. The Cremation Society of Wisconsin, Altoona is serving the family.
The Milwaukee Brewers ended a four-game winning streak Thursday night with a 4-2 loss to Pittsburgh at Miller Park. Dave Bush took a two-hitter into the seventh inning when the Pirates scored all their runs on back-to-back doubles by Freddy Sanchez and Jason Bay, and back-to-back homers by Jose Bautista and Ronny Paulino. Bautista, Ryan Doumit, and Jack Wilson had two hits apiece for the Pirates, who out-hit Milwaukee 9-6. Tom Gorzelanny got the win to go 4-1 and Salomon Torres earned his ninth save. Bush gave up four runs on six hits in seven innings for the loss. He's now 2-3.
Jerry Kelly of Madison is tied for eighth after the opening round of the PGA's Wachovia Championship in Charlotte, N.C. He shot a three-under-par 69, three strokes behind the leader Padraig Harrington. Kelly played one of the earliest rounds Thursday and was as high as third in the clubhouse afterward. He has had three straight top-10 finishes, including his fifth-place showing at the Masters. Steve Stricker of Madison is tied for 47th after shooting an even-par-72. Appleton native J.P.
The Brewers are thinking about banning beer from their clubhouse. That not may not sound right for a team from one of America's beer capital, but Brewers' official Tyler Barnes says the recent death of St. Louis reliever Josh Hancock heightens everyone's awareness of what alcohol can do. Media reports say Hancock might have been impaired when he slammed his SUV into a stopped tow-truck on a St. Louis freeway early last Sunday. The Cardinals flew to Hancock's hometown in Mississippi right after they lost to the Brewers on Wednesday and they attended Hancock's memorial service Thursday.