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CROMWELL, Conn. - Two native Wisconsians have made the cut for day three of the Travelers Championship.
Residents are cleaning up after heavy thunderstorms made their way across parts of Minnesota overnight. There are hundreds of reports of up-rooted trees and downed powerlines along the I-94 corridor. In western Minnesota, on Lake Minnewaska between Glenwood and Starbuck cabin owner Lon Redel says a lot of boats are missing and docks are tangled up. The National Weather Service confirms an 85-mile-an-hour wind gust near Benson.
MILWAUKEE - A former Milwaukee police officer has been sentence to more than two years in prison for allegedly conducting body cavity and strip searches illegally. Michael Vagnini pleaded no contest to four felonies and misdemeanors back in April. Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn issued a statement saying officers cannot break the law in the name of enforcing it.
Los Angeles (Sports Network) - Kristi Toliver poured in a game-high 19 points and Nneka Ogwumike added 18 points, eight rebounds and five assists as the Los Angeles Sparks trampled the Minnesota Lynx, 87-59, on Friday. Jantel Lavender added 16 points and eight boards and Lindsey Harding chipped in 13 points for the Sparks, winners in three of their last four games. Monica Wright scored 14 points and Sugar Rodgers added 10 for the Lynx, who saw their starters combine for just 17 points.
CLEVELAND, Ohio (Sports Network) - Jason Kipnis drove in three runs and Scott Kazmir pitched seven solid innings as the Cleveland Indians defeated the Minnesota Twins, 5-1, in the opener of a three-game series at Progressive Field. Mark Reynolds and Drew Stubbs had an RBI apiece for the Indians, who have won seven of their last nine games. Kazmir (4-4) allowed just one run on five hits while striking out seven in his outing. Brian Dozier had a home run, but the Twins mustered just five hits.
MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee’s Wily Peralta allowed just two hits in seven innings, as the Brewers shut-out the Atlanta Braves last night. Shortstop Jean Segura hit his 11 home run of the season in the fifth inning. With the win, Milwaukee extends its home win streak against the Braves to seven.
STEVENS POINT - The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Board of Control approved a number of coaches advisory committee recommendations in each winter sport that affect the season regulations at its June meeting Thursday. The sport of wrestling had a pair of recommendations added to the season regulations. The schedule of the State Team Tournament at the UW Fieldhouse will be altered.
MAIDEN ROCK--Emotional attachment to cows at the Larson farm on CTH U south of Plum City in the Town of Maiden Rock isn’t a problem, according to Lori Larson, even though their 325-head herd isn’t owned by them. “We have too many cows to become attached them,” Larson said. “And new ones are coming in as soon as the raised ones are going out.”
The St. Croix Valley League named Hayden Zimmerman as its Pitcher of the Week. Zimmerman went five and two-thirds innings against Plum City last Saturday in Plum City. He struck out 11 batters pitching the ninth through the 14th inning and led the Millers to a 2-1 win over the Blues. No player won enough votes to be Position Player of the Week. Zimmerman and his NR ballclub take on Ellsworth tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Young Field. ST.
MADISON - In a surprise move, minority Democrats refused to debate the proposed state budget – and majority Republicans approved it this afternoon on a 55-42 vote. Three Republicans joined all 39 Democrats in voting no – Steve Nass of Whitewater, Steve Kestell of Elkhart Lake, and Howard Marklein of Spring Green. Democrats had proposed over 211 amendments to the two-year, $68-billion dollar spending-and-policy package.