KFIZ Sports Scoreboard – 9/10/2020

KFIZ Sports Scoreboard: 

Major League Baseball: 

Milwaukee 19, Detroit 0

–The Brewers pounded out 19 runs on 21 hits as they demolished the Tigers in Detroit on Wednesday afternoon to close out the two-game series. Jedd Gyorko clubbed two home runs on the day for the Brewers, who also saw Orlando Arcia and Tyrone Taylor each collect four hits in the game – while Luis Urias drove in five runs. Taylor hit his first big league home run in the ninth inning for the Brewers. It wasn’t all offense for the Crew as Corbin Burnes pitched seven shutout innings, striking out 11 batters and allowing just one hit. Milwaukee is off today and opens a weekend series against the Chicago Cubs on Friday. 


Cincinnati 3, Chicago Cubs 0


Chicago White Sox 8, Pittsburgh 1


Kansas City 3, Cleveland 0


Atlanta 29, Miami 9

–No, this isn’t a football score – the Braves scored 11 runs in the second inning as they blew out the Marlins Wednesday night at home. The 29 runs for the Braves is a franchise record. 


Sports Headlines: 


>>Giannis Antetokounmpo Repeats – He’s Not Leaving Milwaukee

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  Despite speculation by national sportswriters, Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo has said it again – he’s not leaving Milwaukee.  The Bucks entered the NBA playoffs with the best regular-season record, then fell short of the finals for a second straight year.  Many writers have been saying that means Antetokounmpo will take off as a free agent after the 2020-2021 season and land with Golden State, either of the Los Angeles teams or the New York-area teams.  He tells Yahoo Sports it’s disappointing that the Bucks lost, but he and his teammates will keep working.  Antetokounmpo is eligible for a five-year, 250-million-dollar super-max extension in the offseason.


 >>Packers QB Rodgers Likes The Fact His Team Is “Flying Under The Radar”

(Green Bay, WI)  —  It’s not often that an NFL team fails to get much attention after a 13-and-3 season, but it seems to be happening to the Green Bay Packers.  That’s okay.  Quarterback Aaron Rodgers says he likes the fact his team is “flying under the radar.”  The Packers were just one win short of the Super Bowl last season, but they aren’t being mentioned as a favorite for another postseason run.  Rodgers says the Packers have a chance to start proving themselves this Sunday when they open the 2020 season at Minneapolis against the Vikings.  Wednesday was Green Bay’s first regular-season practice.


>>Carthage College To Retire “Red Men,” “Lady Reds” Team Names

(Kenosha, WI)  —  Leaders at Carthage College have decided the team names “Red Men” and “Lady Reds” aren’t “unifying symbols” – and they have been retired, as of Wednesday.  Nearly three thousand people with ties to the Kenosha colleges shared their opinions in a survey, with most calling for a new team identity.  The college mascot, Torchie, has been retired, too.  Board of Trustees chairman Jeff Hamar says that the body believes a change is appropriate after a task force cited concerns about racial and gender identity connected to the team names.


>>University Of Wisconsin-Madison Says No State HS Tournaments Will Be Hosted This Fall

(Madison, WI)  —  No WIAA high school state tournaments are going to be hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison this fall.  The football finals at Camp Randall Stadium had already been wiped off the schedule two months ago.  The decision announced Wednesday would affect the girls’ golf, tennis, and swimming and diving championships. WIAA Executive Director Dave Anderson says the high schools will have to take a new and different approach to this year’s events.  The university points to the COVID-19 situation in Dane County as a driving force behind the decision.