Sports – July 27th, 2016
Scooter Gennett and Johnathan Villar each hit a two run single in a five-run eighth inning that sent the Brewers to a 9-4 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks Tuesday night in Milwaukee. The score was tied at four entering the 8th, when the Brewers batted around, getting three hits and four walks off of the Arizona bullpen. Game three of the series is tonight, with a 6:35 pregame, 7:10 first pitch on News/Talk 1450 KFIZ.
Green Bay Packers receiver Jordy Nelson, who is starting training camp on the physically unable to perform list, says he had a minor issue with his left knee this offseason. Nelson called it a “little hiccup,” and that he wasn’t worried about it. Coach Mike McCarthy also says he has no long-term concern with Nelson’s health. Still, Nelson thought he would be back on the field for the first practice of camp on Tuesday. He missed the entire 2015 season after tearing his right ACL 11 months ago. Nelson says the issue with the left knee is not related to the ACL, and that he felt it while working out. But he says the plan remains to be ready for the regular season opener in Jacksonville on Sept. 11.
Brett Favre will be presented by his wife Deanna during his induction ceremony at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, August 6th. It’s only the second time a wife will present her husband. The only other instance came in 1998 when former Chicago Bears linebacker Mike Singletary was inducted by his wife, Kim. “Deanna is the best teammate I’ve ever had,” said Favre in a statement. “She has been by my side throughout this journey and I’m so excited that she gets to play such an important role for me.” The Pro Football Hall of Fame also confirmed former Packers outside linebacker coach Kevin Greene will be presented by current Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers, who coached Greene in Pittsburgh and Carolina.