KFIZ Sports Scoreboard : 7/18/18
Northwoods League Baseball:
Fond du Lac 14, Rockford 1
–Jack Wassell had three hits and drove in four runs, while Fond du Lac native Austin Wagner allowed a run in seven innings on the mound as the Dock Spiders beat the Rivets at Herr Baker Field Tuesday night. The two teams meet again tonight, first pitch at 6:35 pm. Listen on KFIZ and KFIZ.com.
Green Bay 1, Kenosha 0
Madison 7, Lakeshore 1 (Game 1)
Madison 2, Lakeshore 1 (Game 2)
Battle Creek 12, Wisconsin 0
Wisconsin Rapids 13, Kalamazoo 3
Willmar 5, La Crosse 4
Waterloo 8, Eau Claire 7
All-Star Game – At Washington D.C.:
American League 8, National League 6 (10 Innings)
Monday’s home run derby extended into Tuesday’s All-Star Game, as 10 home runs were launched in the midsummer classic in Washington D.C. – – a record for the most home runs hit in an all star gams. Home runs from Houston’s Alex Bregman and George Springer in the 10th inning, plus a sacrifice fly from Michael Brantley broke a 5-5 tie and gave the American League a win in the game. The A-L got home runs from Aaron Judge, Mike Trout and Jean Segura to go along with the solo blasts from Bregman and Springer. The National League saw dingers from Willson Contreras, Trevor Story, Christian Yelich, Scooter Gennett and Joey Votto in the loss. Houston’s Alex Bregman was named the All-Star Game MVP
Yelich was the only Brewer to get a hit, as both Lorenzo Cain and Jesus Aguilar went hitless at the plate. Jeremy Jeffress tossed a scoreless inning out of the bullpen, while Josh Hader didn’t fare so well – allowing three runs on four hits in just ⅓ of an inning.
The Brewers return to action Friday against the LA Dodgers at Miller Park.
It wasn’t just a bad night on the field for Josh Hader – it was a bad night on social media, too. During the game, some racist and anti-gay tweets that Hader sent when he was a teenager had surfaced. Hader apologized for his actions, saying “As a child, I was immature, and I obviously said some things that were inexcusable. That doesn’t reflect on who I am as a person today, and that’s just what it is.”
Despite declining television ratings, the NFL brought in more money than ever before through its broadcast deals in 2017. ESPN reported that each of the league’s 32 teams took in $255 million in national revenues last year, which translates to $8.16 billion across the league. That translates to an increase of 4.9 percent from 2016. National revenue comes from the league’s TV deals with NBC, CBS, FOX, ESPN and DirecTV, as well as licensing and merchandise revenues. That money is split evenly among the 32 teams. Last year was the first time national revenue topped $8 billion. Although national revenue represents the bulk of the money that NFL teams make, local revenues are significant as well. The Packers recently reported they took in just under $200 million in local revenue in 2017 – and a total of $454.9 million
Another Badger Football player found himself on a “watch list” for a national award on Tuesday. Junior Quarterback Alex Hornibrook was named as one to watch for the Davey O’Brien Award – which is given annually to the nation’s top quarterback. Joining Hornibrook from the Big Ten on the O’Brien Award watch list are Brian Lewerke of Michigan State and Trace McSorley of Penn State.
The Bucks made two free agent signings official over the past couple of days. Milwaukee announced the signing of forward Ersan Ilyasova on Monday and the signing of center Brook Lopez on Tuesday. Ilyasova was the 36th overall pick in the 2005 draft by the Bucks, and has spent time with Detroit, Orlando, Oklahoma City, Philadelphia and Atlanta with career averages of 11 points, five rebounds and an assist per game. Lopez spent the first nine seasons in the league with the Brooklyn Nets before playing in Los Angeles with the Lakers last year. Lopez holds career averages of 13 points, four rebounds and just under two assists per contest.