KFIZ Sports Scoreboard – 8/12/2020
KFIZ Sports Scoreboard:
Northwoods League Baseball:
Fond du Lac 10, La Crosse 7
–Tim Elko crushed a pair of home runs, finishing with four hits and six RBI as the Dock Spiders defeated the Loggers in La Crosse Tuesday night. The two teams play again tonight in La Crosse, first pitch is 6:35 pm.
Wisconsin Rapids 15, Green Bay 1
Wisconsin 11, Rockford 2
Major League Baseball:
Milwaukee 6, Minnesota 4
–A four home-run night for the Brewers was capped off by a two-run blast from Jedd Gyorko in the eighth that helped the Brewers take down the Twins at Miller Park Tuesday night. Manny Pina homered twice, with Avisail Garcia going yard with a solo blast in the 1st inning. The series wraps up tonight at Miller Park, first pitch is 6:10 pm.
Chicago Cubs 7, Cleveland 1
Chicago White Sox 8, Detroit 4
Cincinnati 6, Kansas City 5 (10 Innings)
Pittsburgh at St. Louis (Postponed, COVID)
Milwaukee 126, Washington 113
–It was the “Brook and Brown” show in Orlando, as Brook Lopez scored 24 points and Sterling Brown added 23 to lead the Bucks past the Wizards Tuesday night. Giannis finished with 12 points, but left early after being ejected for a headbutt on Washington’s Mo Wagner. Milwaukee wraps up the “seeding games” in Orlando Thursday against Memphis.
Stanley Cup Playoffs – 1st Round:
Las Vegas 4, Chicago 1
–Golden Knights lead the series 1-0
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(Madison, WI) — Wisconsin Athletic Director Barry Alvarez says the Big Ten Conference decision to call off fall sports leaves him with “a hollow feeling.” The PAC-12 made the same decision a few hours later and the Big 12 and ACC are expected to be next. Alvarez won’t count out the possibility of shifting football to the spring for six-to-eight games, but he’s deferring to head coach Paul Chryst. Many Badger players have tweeted their frustration and anger and Alvarez says he can understand the players’ pain. Discussion about the eligibility rules for players will start today (Wednesday).
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(Milwaukee, WI) — Major League Baseball is reportedly considering playing its championship series and World Series in a “bubble,” like the NBA. ESPN baseball writer Jeff Passan suggests Milwaukee’s Miller Park as one possible stadium where games could be played, air travel avoided, and teams remaining at one hotel for the entire series. Passan suggests Southern California, the greater Chicago area and the New York metropolitan area as making the most sense. Weather could be a factor in the last two locations, but Miller Park’s retractable roof could mitigation that challenge.
>>Coronavirus Pandemic Has Bakhtiari, Clark Contract Talks On Hold
(Green Bay, WI) — Some day Packers left tackle David Bakhtiari, defensive lineman Kenny Clark, running back Aaron Jones, cornerback Kevin King and center Corey Linsley will get big paydays. Not now. The uncertainty over whether the NFL will even be able to play a full season has contract negotiations on hold for many teams. Bakhtiari and Clark should get mega-deals. Empty stadiums due to the coronavirus pandemic will cut deeply into league revenues and, if the season is called off, teams don’t want to pay upfront money for signing bonuses if the players might not play. Salary caps are expected to be lower next season. That means the Packer players may have to wait until next year to get a new deal.