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MILWAUKEE - Brewers’ left-fielder Ryan Braun is expected to start his first game in a month tonight. Braun was activated from the disabled list yesterday, and third baseman Aramis Ramirez took his place on the DL.
MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee Bucks’ point guard Brandon Jennings could be headed to Atlanta. ESPN says the two teams might be considering a sign-and-trade deal that would send Hawks’ point guard Jeff Teague to Milwaukee.
NEW RICHMOND - The South team beat the North 11-7 in the St. Croix Valley Baseball League All-Star Game played at Citizen's Field Friday evening. Plum City's Chris Biederman won game MVP honors in leading the South team to victory. Spring Valley's Ryan Stangl got the start at shortstop for the North and collected the first hit of the game for his team. Teammates Lukas Hellman, Brad Dufek, and Dylan Willett all entered the game during the middle innings as substitutions, and went a combined 3-for-5 with 4 RBIs.
Ellsworth first baseman J.P. Paulson was named Postion Player of the Week for the St. Croix Valley Baseball League. Paulson was 4-for-7 from the plate with three home runs, six RBIs, four runs scored and drew walks in two games last week. New Richmond's Hayden Zimmer was named the SCVL's Pitcher of the Week. He struck out eight batters in a one-hit, shutout performance over Bay City.
WAUKESHA - Waukesha police have arrested a 24-year-old man for allegedly biting off another man’s ear. Police are still investigating the incident, but say it happened Friday afternoon and more details will be available on Monday. The condition of the 47-year-old victim is not known. The unidentified assailant remains in jail on suspicion of mayhem.
TORONTO - (Sports Network) - Brian Dozier had a three-run blast and four RBI to power the Minnesota Twins past the Toronto Blue Jays, 6-0, in the middle contest of a three-game set at Rogers Centre. Jamey Carroll and Joe Mauer knocked in a run apiece for the Twins, who won for the first time in July, snapping a six-game losing streak. Making his first start since coming off the disabled list, Mike Pelfrey (4-6) had a solid performance, scattering just three hits with three walks in six scoreless inn
MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez and shortstop Jean Segura have made the National League All-Star roster. Gomez and Segura learned about making the roster during a team meeting at Miller Park. The 23-year-old Gomez, who leads the Majors with nine triples, is the youngest Brewer to make the roster since Prince Fielder in 2007.
There were injuries from two car-motorcycle accidents which took place this weekend in Pierce County. The first accident was Friday evening on CTH. CC in El Paso Townships in front of N5271. Jeffery Jilk, 37, River Falls, was pulling his 1999 Nissan Altima into a private drive at around 9:15 p.m. when it was struck by a 1985 Yamaha motorcycle driven by Joseph Whirry, 38, of Spring Valley. Mr. Whirry was ejected from his vehicle and was injured. He was transported by the Elmwood Ambulance Service to Luther Hospital in Eau Claire with undetermined injuries. Mr. Jilk was uninjured.
WILLOW RIVER, Minn. - A man and woman from Ramsey are dead after a Fourth of July motorcycle crash on Interstate 35 in Pine County. The Minnesota State Patrol says the northbound cycle lost control and crashed around noon Thursday near the Willow River exit. The 57-year-old male driver and 47-year-old female passenger were airlifted to Duluth hospitals where they died.
MADISON - A long legal battle may be in store for the state and civil liberty groups. Governor Scott Walker signed a bill yesterday that would require an ultrasound before an abortion. Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin and the American Civil Liberties Union have filed a lawsuit in federal court, claiming the new law is unconstitutional.