KFIZ Sports Scoreboard & WI Sports Headlines – 7/29/2020

KFIZ Sports Scoreboard: 

Northwoods League Scores: 

Fond du Lac 8, Green Bay 4

–Victor Scott II doubled and homered in the win for the Dock Spiders


La Crosse 10, Rockford 6


Wisconsin Rapids 8, Wisconsin 3

Major League Baseball: 

Pittsburgh 8, Milwaukee 6

–In the opposite result of Monday night’s game, the Brewers couldn’t hang on to a four-run lead in the 7th inning and saw the Pirates rally to take game two of the series in Pittsburgh. Keston Hiura homered and drove in three runs in the loss for Milwaukee. Brandon Woodruff gets the start in the series finale tonight – coverage starts at 5:30 on KFIZ. 


Chicago Cubs 8, Cincinnati 5


Cleveland 4, Chicago White Sox 3 (Game 1)


Cleveland 5, Chicago White Sox 3 (Game 2)


Minnesota 6, St. Louis 3


Detroit 4, Kansas City 3


Wisconsin Sports Headlines: 


>>Packers WR Funchess Opts Out, Says “Family Is First”

(Green Bay, WI)  —  Green Bay Packers wide receiver Devin Funchess is opting out of the 2020 NFL season. ESPN is reporting Funchess blames the COVID-19 pandemic, saying, “Family is first.”  He is the first Packers player to opt-out.  The Packers signed him to a one-year deal as a free agent in the offseason.  The rules say the team will have the chance to keep him on the roster under the same contract for the 2021 season.  His decision means Allen Lazard will likely become the Packers new number-two wide receiver – and it puts additional pressure to perform on Equanimeous St. Brown and Marquez Valdes-Scantling.


>>It’s Testing Time At Training Camp For Packers

(Green Bay, WI)  —  No pads, no workouts, just tests for COVID-19.  Green Bay Packers players in summer training camp are attending virtual training and meetings while they are tested three times in four days.  The players will be allowed to enter the team facility on the fifth day, but the daily testing will continue for two weeks.  If the positive test rate remains at five percent or lower, the tests will be limited to every two days.  So far, six NFL players have been placed on the reserve-COVID-19 list – none with the Packers.


>>Former Badgers Watt, Ramczyk Named Top 100 NFL Players Of 2020

(Houston, TX)  —  Former Wisconsin Badgers J-J Watt and Ryan Ramczyk have been listed among the “Top 100 Players of 2020” by the NFL Network.  Watt appears on the list at number 45 after nine seasons with the Houston Texans.  He has won the NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award three times and has racked up 96 sacks.  New Orleans Saints offensive lineman Ramczyk is the other former Badger on the list.  He appears at number 82.