Sports – July 20th, 2016
Josh Harrison tripled to center and scored on a throwing error by Scooter Gennett to lift the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 3-2 walk-off win over the Brewers Tuesday night in Pittsburgh. Milwaukee tied the game at two on an RBI single by Hernan Perez in the top of the ninth. Brewers starter Junior Guerra went six innings, surrendering 2 runs on 3 hits and striking out six. Tyler Thornburg took the loss for the Brewers who fall to 39-52. Game two of that series is tonight with a 5:30 pregame time, 6:05 first pitch on News/Talk 1450 KFIZ.
Former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Aug. 6. As part of the lead up to the ceremony, the Hall of Fame held a teleconference on Tuesday where Favre answered questions from local and national reporters. Favre said he only dreamed of playing football growing up, never about “statistical stuff” or being in the Hall of Fame.
The Badger Men’s Basketball team will be playing in the Maui Invitational this November. Wisconsin will play Tennessee in the tournament’s opener, Monday, November 21st at 1:30 pm at the Lahaina Civic Center in Maui, Hawaii. In addition to the Badgers and Tennessee, the field for the Maui Invitational also includes Georgetown, North Carolina, Oklahoma State, Oregon, UConn and host Chaminade. All 12 games of the tournament will be broadcast on ESPN Networks.
The Detroit Pistons have signed first-round draft pick Henry Ellenson. The team announced the multiyear deal on Tuesday. Ellenson was taken with the No. 18 pick in last month’s NBA draft. Ellenson averaged 17 points and 9.7 rebounds per game last season as a freshman at Marquette. He also led the team with 49 blocked shots. The 6-foot-11 Ellenson set school records for scoring and rebounding for a freshman.
Tiger Woods has pulled out of the PGA Championship, the first time in his career he will miss all four majors in a year. The PGA Championship announced the withdrawal of the 14-time major winner on its Twitter feed Tuesday. He will be replaced in the field by Harold Varner III. Woods is rehabbing from back surgery and hasn’t played since last August. The PGA Championship is July 28-31 at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, New Jersey.