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GREEN BAY - The Green Bay Packers have reportedly signed veteran quarterback Vince Young to a one-year deal for the veterans’ minimum of $840,000. Various media reports said the Packers called Young’s agent after Number-three quarterback B.J. Coleman threw a pair of interceptions during Saturday’s Family Night scrimmage. It was a sign that the Packers want Aaron Rodgers’ back-up to be more experienced.
KANSAS CITY -- The Kansas City Royals stayed hot as hammered the Twins 13-0 last night in Kansas City. The duo of Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas combined for seven hits and seven runs driven in. KC starter Jeremy Guthrie pitched a complete game shutout striking out seven and allowing four hits. Guthrie earned his 12th win of the year. Kansas City has won 12 of 13 to move to 57-and-52.
GREEN BAY - Over 63,000 Green Bay Packers fans gathered under the lights of Lambeau Field for the annual Family Night scrimmage. In the first series, quarterback Aaron Rodgers led a 10-play, 80-yard drive – connecting to tight end D.J. Williams for a seven-yard touchdown pass. The spotlight was on rookie running backs Eddie Lacy and Johnathan Franklin, who got a decent number of carries (17 for Lacy, 15 for Franklin).
Two Pierce County American Legion baseball teams recently concluded their seasons. Spring Valley's junior teams finished second in its division of its league of teams mostly north of I-94. They made the playoffs where they finished second. Prescott's senior legion team played in the Class A regional playoffs in Chetek two weeks ago where they also finished runner-up. Prescott beat Hayward 14-0 in their first game back on July 24. Then the Rivermen beat Chetek on July 26 10-3; lost to Altoona 3-0 but came back to eliminate Osseo 11-6 before losing to Altoona again 5-2.
MINNEAPOLIS (Sports Network) - Ryan Doumit singled home the winning run in the seventh inning as the Minnesota Twins took a 6-4 win over the Houston Astros in the second of a three-game set. Brian Dozier went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored while Clete Thomas scored twice for the Twins, who have taken the first two of this series after losing four straight. Kyle Gibson lasted just three innings in the start as he was touched for four runs on nine hits.
MADISON - A Marshfield man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for trying to kill abortion providers. 65-year-old Ralph Lang was sentenced for attempted first-degree intentional homicide on Friday. Court records show in 2011, Lang was cleaning his gun at a hotel room when it went off. When police arrived, he told them about killing abortion doctors at Planned Parenthood.
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MADISON - A federal judge has blocked a state law requiring doctors who perform abortions to have hospital admittance privileges. U.S. District Judge William Conley temporarily halted the law until a constitutional trial on November. Critics of the law say it puts a burden on women seeking abortions because it would close at least two abortion clinics in the state.
MILWAUKEE - Wisconsin native Jordan Zimmermann earned his 13th win of the season, defeating the Milwaukee Brewers 4-1 yesterday. The Auburndale native pitched six solid innings for the Washington Nationals, allowing no runs on four hits and five strike-outs. Milwaukee’s only run of the night came in the 8th inning, when Jonathan Lucroy sent a solo shot over the center wall.
GREEN BAY - Green Bay Packers’ kicker Mason Crosby has been getting some competition from Giorgio Tavecchio over the past week at Training Camp. It appears that it’s Crosby’s job to lose – and so far, the incumbent is not letting it happen. Yesterday, Crosby went 5-for-5 in field goal attempts with his longest being from 51 yards out.