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Sports - Sept. 2, 2014
Fantasy football week 1 picks
We're back here in 2014 to give you a couple of players to push into your starting lineup or move to your bench, along with a sleeper and a reader pick. Now, you're not going to find "start LeSean McCoy" here. If you drafted a player in the first five rounds, chances are those are your go-to players, so we'll try to give you some less-than-obvious choices to bolster your lineup every week.
Sports - Sept. 2, 2014
Shift switch: Golf course superintendent
A golf course is a living thing, with insects, grasses and trees all affecting how it plays on a given day. All of those things, and a host of others, must be managed daily by that course's superintendent to make it playable for the golfer. It's a long day, with a lot of duties. I traded places with Brown Deer Golf Course superintendent Tim Wegner to get a better feel for what exactly he does, and I found out how hard it really is.
Sports - Sept. 1, 2014
Brewers out of top spot for first time since April
The Milwaukee Brewers fell out of first place on Labor Day with a loss to the Chicago Cubs, the first time the Crew has been out of the top spot since way back on April 4. Here's a look at some of the odd numbers in that streak, and some events that went on as the Brewers were taking over first.
Sports - Sept. 1, 2014
5 Packers to watch in 2014
Anyone who follows the Green Bay Packers has learned over the last handful of seasons that nearly every player on the active roster is an important one. Injuries tend to do that. But that doesn't mean some bear more attention than others. Here are five players to watch, and why, as the 2014 season begins.
Sports - Aug. 28, 2014
Busting the bubble: Players state their case in Packers win over Chiefs
In the final game of the preseason schedule, the Green Bay Packers beat the Kansas City Chiefs 34-14 Thursday night at Lambeau Field. It was also the last audition for players on the "bubble," those hoping to survive the 22-man cut that must come by Saturday afternoon. Jeff Janis, Myles White and Jayrone Elliott all flashed in the win. Was it enough?
Sports - Aug. 28, 2014
Badgers hope to vault to top of Big Ten
In head coach Gary Andersen's second season, and the first with Melvin Gordon as the feature running back, the Wisconsin Badgers hope to make a leap to the top of the Big Ten and potentially make some noise in college football's new playoff.
Sports - Aug. 27, 2014
Packers starters ready to begin the season
The Green Bay Packers are getting ready for their final preseason game of the summer, but don't expect to see any of the star players on either side of the ball. That's fine by them, as the regulars feel they are ready to go for the season.
Sports - Aug. 26, 2014
5 questions for Brewers starter Wily Peralta
Wily Peralta turned 25 in April and is in just his second full season in the major leagues, but the right-handed starter has not only come into his own for the Milwaukee Brewers this year, he's become one of the National League's best pitchers. We caught up with Peralta for our first installment of "5 questions for ..."
Sports - Aug. 25, 2014
Lessons learned in Packers preseason game
The preseason is good for everyone, from players to coaches to the flag guy (who fell running out of the tunnel) to even the guys covering the team. Read on to see why I was reminded to never count the chickens before they hatch, and some other observations after the third preseason game.
Sports - Aug. 22, 2014
Packers put together complete game in victory
In the one preseason game that "mattered," the starting offensive and defensive units for the Green Bay Packers put together an impressive first half of football that led to a victory over the Oakland Raiders Friday night at Lambeau Field.
Sports - Aug. 22, 2014
Trust is in the details for Rodgers, receivers
It's not all about physical ability, at least not in Green Bay. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers requires his pass catchers to be mentally sharp in order to gain trust in them. And that comes from studying up on the details of the position, and the offense.
Sports - Aug. 21, 2014
Bostick poised for a breakthrough with Packers
In the National Football League, it is rare that a player gets a chance to truly develop. Brandon Bostick has had that chance in Green Bay, beginning as an undrafted wide receiver who made the practice squad. Now, he's competing to become the starting tight end for the Packers. He feels his time is now.
Sports - Aug. 20, 2014
Doctor details the problems with oblique injuries for Brewers, Packers
Key members of the Milwaukee Brewers and Green Bay Packers have suffered oblique injuries this year, but it has affected each differently. OnMilwaukee.com caught up with Dr. Omar Darr of Aurora Health Care to explain what those injuries mean and how they can affect the two sports (and their positions) differently.
Sports - Aug. 19, 2014
Parra brings stellar defense to Brewers outfield
It wasn't the move anyone expected, and it certainly wasn't the one many who root for the Milwaukee Brewers hoped for, but the non-waiver trade deadline acquisition of Gerardo Parra has paid immediate dividends for a club that needed a veteran, left-handed bat and a stellar defensive option at either corner of the outfield.
Milwaukee Buzz - Aug. 19, 2014
Why I did the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
I participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge this week, and it went out over Facebook and Twitter, but I'm fortunate to have larger platform here at OnMilwaukee.com to explain why.
Sports - Aug. 18, 2014
No time for golf? Play nine
The game of golf is losing more players than it's gaining, and one of the primary complaints is that in today's fast-paced world, it simply takes too long to play. One way to get your fix is to just play nine holes. It's an idea the Milwaukee County courses, and even golf's governing bodies, are promoting.
Sports - Aug. 15, 2014
IndyCar's best returns to the Mile
IndyCar's best drivers, including Indianapolis 500 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay return to the Milwaukee Mile this weekend for Milwaukee IndyFest at the State Fair Park.
Sports - Aug. 14, 2014
Top 5 Brewers videos of 2014 (so far)
So what kind of team does Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke have? One that likes to have fun - and one that has gained national attention for doing so. Perhaps its why they've been able to stay loose (and in first place) all year. Here are our top 5 favorite 2014 Brewers-related videos - are yours on the list? If not, let us know the ones you liked the best in our talkback section, on Facebook or @OnMilwaukee on Twitter.
Marketplace - Aug. 14, 2014
Food Truck Week: Jamaican Kitchen and Grill
I typically don't run across many food trucks day-to-day as I'm running between Lambeau Field, Miller Park and the Bradley Center -- but on my way to Green Bay today I shot down Wells toward I-43 for a quick bite, and the Jamaican Kitchen and Grill Food Truck was a nice surprise. The curry chicken was on special, and it was a great choice.
Sports - Aug. 13, 2014
Harris looks to recapture magic of 2012
At the end of the 2012 season, a little-known running back captured the hearts of Green Bay Packers fans and the imagination of the coaching staff. But instead of competing with Eddie Lacy for carries in 2013, DuJuan Harris found himself missing the entire season. Now healthy, Harris hopes he can recapture the magic.
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