New Oakland closer Jim Johnson was glad to get through his first outing of the spring with the Athletics, and manager Bob Melvin is allowing him to prepare at his own pace.
Ryan Braun hit a two-run homer in his first at-bat back from suspension, Juan Francisco went deep twice and the Milwaukee Brewers opened their spring training schedule with an 11-3 win Thursday over the Oakland Athletics.
Back from a lengthy suspension, Ryan Braun quickly displayed some power.
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By GENARO C. ARMAS AP Sports Writer They're former Yankees, clubhouse neighbors and, potentially, new platoon partners with the Milwaukee Brewers.
UW BADGER FOOTBALL NEWS
Wisconsin said Tuesday that coach Gary Andersen was contacted by the Cleveland Browns for their coaching vacancy but decided not to pursue the position following a conversation with the NFL team.
Coach Gary Andersen's first recruiting class following a full year in the Big Ten netted Wisconsin more brawn along the offensive line and an injection of speed and athleticism at receiver and defensive back.
Wisconsin's university athletic board has approved a one-year contract extension for football coach Gary Andersen.
Connor Shaw was responsible for five touchdowns, including three passing, and No. 8 South Carolina outlasted No. 19 Wisconsin 34-24 in the Capital One Bowl on Wednesday.
MILWAUKEE BUCKS NEWS
Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel was worried about facing the Milwaukee Bucks in a matchup of the teams with the best and worst records in the NBA.
The Milwaukee Bucks waived forward Caron Butler on Thursday after agreeing to a contract buyout.
Drew Gooden has signed his 10-day contract with the Washington Wizards.
With the recent addition of Evan Turner, the Indiana Pacers seemingly upgraded a roster that has posted the NBA's best record.
Ben McAdoo plans to mix and match what he learned with the Green Bay Packers with parts of the Kevin Gilbride's playbook in coming up with a new offense for the New York Giants.
(Eds: Updates.) By GENARO C. ARMAS AP Sports Writer Alex Van Pelt may have one of the more unusual assistant coaching jobs in the NFL.
Two years away from the sideline was enough for Ron Zook - he wanted back in.
Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy made a series of moves Friday to fill out his coaching staff, among them hiring former Illinois coach Ron Zook to help with special teams.
UW MENS BASKETBALL
Iowa will get a chance to quickly do away with its first losing streak of the season, thanks to the rescheduling of last week's game at Indiana.
Indiana coach Tom Crean had seen this before.
Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan told his team at halftime to just do its thing. He told Sam Dekker during one huddle to make his presence felt.
Wisconsin's extended winning streak to start the season ended at Indiana.