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BALDWIN - Ellsworth High School girls' tennis player Jordan Olson becomes the first from EHS to advance to WIAA sectionals since 2010. She did so at yesterday's Division 2 subsectional meet hosted by Baldwin-Woodville High School. Olson won her No. 1 singles match 6-2, 6-1 over Barron's Laura Crites. No. 1 singles players only need to win one match to move on to sectionals. If she wins her first match at sectionals Wednesday in La Crosse, she will advance to the state meet next weekend in Madison. Olson was the lone sectional qualifier for the Panthers.
MADISON - The president of the Detroit Lions has apologized for obscenities and offensive remarks that center Dominic Raiola made to the University of Wisconsin Marching Band at Sunday's Packer game. A band member wrote on Facebook that he was marching up the field to perform the national anthem when Raiola questioned his sexuality -- and among other things, he shouted obscenities to a trombone player and a female band member later on. The veteran Raiola tells Fox Sports the story has been blown way out-of-proportion, and the Lions have more important th
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MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota Lynx host the Atlanta Dream in Game Two of the WNBA Finals tonight at the Target Center. Minnesota grabbed a 1-0 series lead in the best-of-five series with an 84-59 rout of Atlanta on Sunday. After tonight's game, the series will shift to Atlanta for Game Three on Thursday. If necessary, Game Four would be played on Sunday. Here is the schedule, with results so far, for the 2013 WNBA Finals: Game One: Minnesota 84, Atlanta 59 (Final - MN leads series 1-0) Game Two (Tuesday, October 8th): Atlanta at Minnesota, 7pm Game Three (Th
GREEN BAY - Various media reports say Green Bay Packers' linebacker Clay Matthews would need surgery on a thumb he broke in Sunday's home win over Detroit. ESPN said Matthews would be out for a month. Packers' Head Coach Mike McCarthy did not give a time frame during his news conference yesterday. He said every hand injury is different, depending on the bones involved -- and the coach said he hopes it would not end Matthews' season. He was hurt while sacking Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford
MADISON - State Senate Democrat Kathleen Vinehout says she's still thinking about running for governor, after Mary Burke announced her bid this morning. Burke, a former state commerce secretary and Trek Bicycle executive, was the choice of a number of party insiders who were hoping there wouldn't be a primary. But Vinehout says she's been talking with voters, and many believe they should have a say on choosing the Democrat to go up against Republican Scott Walker. Vineh
MADISON - Wisconsin Attorney General J.B.
MILWAUKEE - The Pentagon has confirmed the death of a Milwaukee Marine in Afghanistan -- but officials did not shed any new light on how he died. His family has said that 19-year-old Lance Corporal Jeremiah Collins died on Saturday. The Pentagon said it happened while he was supporting combat operations in the province of Helmond. The Defense Department said the death re
MINNEAPOLIS -- "Shut down the shutdown" was the cry as furloughed federal workers rallied at the federal courthouse in Minneapolis this morning. Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison (DFL-Minneapolis) says a clean budget resolution will pass the U.S.
GREEN BAY - Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy says he's still getting information about Clay Matthews' reported broken thumb in yesterday's win over Detroit. The coach told reporters today that Matthews has a medical appointment, and there's nothing to announce yet. McCarthy said he hoped it's not a season-ending injury, but he'll have to get a number of opinions before he could make a conclusion. The coach said all thumb injuries are different -- and while Matthews might be able to play with a protective club, it's not known yet.