Sports : Thursday, 12/8/16

Boys High School Basketball on the air tonight as Fond du Lac visits Oshkosh North. The Spartans are ranked #2 in the first Division 1 coaches poll of the season, and boast four players averaging double figures through the early set of games.  Coverage starts just after 7pm with the tip off around 7:15 on KFIZ.

Boys Basketball Schedule tonight: Omro at Lomira, Mayville at Springs, Central Wisconsin Christian at Stockbridge,

Girls Basketball Schedule tonight: Campbellsport at KML, Waupun at Ripon, Sheboygan Falls at New Holstein, Mayville at Laconia,

Boys Hockey: Waupun at Springs, Fox Cities at Fond du Lac

Men’s College Basketball:

The Badgers improved to 8-2 with a 78-44 win over Idaho State at the Kohl Center Wednesday. Bronson Koenig had 21 points, Ethan Happ a double-double, 12 points and 12 rebounds. Nigel Hayes had 11. Wisconsin will face in-state rival Marquette on Saturday.

Women’s College Basketball:

NACC: Wisconsin Lutheran 85, Marian 38

Non-Conference: UW-Milwaukee 68, Illinois State 60

Women’s College Hockey: Marian 4, St. Norbert 3

NBA: Milwaukee 115, Portland 107. The Bucks had six players reach double figures, led by Jabari Parker with 27. Matthew Dellavedova had 17. Giannis with a triple-double of 15 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists. The Bucks host Atlanta on Friday.

The Chicago Cubs have found a replacement for Aroldis Chapman. The world champs needed a new closer when he became a free agent and to fill the void they worked out a deal with the 2015 World Champion Royals. The deal sends Wade Davis to Chicago for outfielder Jorge Soler. The 31-year-old Davis went 2-1 with 27 saves in 30 tries and a 1.87 ERA last season. He spent time on the disabled with a forearm injury and was limited to 43 1/3 innings. The 24-year-old Soler hit .238 with 12 home runs and 31 RBIs in 86 games last season. He missed almost two months because of a strained left hamstring.

Stanford tailback Christian McCaffrey says he will give up his senior season and enter the NFL draft after gaining more than 6,000 yards the past two seasons. McCaffrey ran for 1,596 yards and scored 16 touchdowns despite an injury that hampered his production in October. He was runner-up for the 2015 Heisman Trophy after gaining 2,019 yards rushing and 645 yards receiving while scoring 10 TDs for the Cardinal