Sports – Thursday, September 1st, 2016

In High School Action from Wednesday:

Girls’ Tennis: Oshkosh North got past Fond du Lac 5-2

The Packers play their final preseason game tonight on the road in Kansas City. Its the last chance for players to make an impression for the coaching staff before rosters are cut down to the 53 man limit. Cornerbacks coach Joe Whitt says despite what some might say, tonight’s game is important. He adds that even when players make the 53 man roster, in the NFL there is no time to relax. You job may be on the line every week. Packers and Chiefs tonight, 5pm pregame, 7pm kickoff on News/Talk 1450 KFIZ.

The NFL has cleared Green Bay’s Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers and Pittsburgh’s James Harrison in an investigation of whether they were provided with or used performance enhancers. Each player met with league investigators last week. The league was looking into allegations made in a documentary by Al-Jazeera America in January. The source of those allegations, which also targeted Peyton Manning, later retracted them. The NFL said Wednesday it found “no credible evidence” that the players were guilty of any of the claims. Manning was cleared by the league earlier this summer. An NFL statement said “the investigation involved witness interviews, a review of relevant records and other materials, electronic research, and laboratory analysis and review.”

We;re just a couple days away from the Badgers season opener against LSU at Lambeau Field. Cornerback Sojourn Shelton says the inexperienced secondary has gained confidence from new DB’s coach Jim Leonhard. He says that in the 2014 matchup between the two teams, in which the Badgers had a lead slip away, he knew LSU was a team that wasn’t going to give up and the same is true for this year’s team. Badgers and LSU, pregame time at 12:30. Kickoff at 2:30 Saturday on KFIZ.

The Brewers snapped a six game losing streak with a 3-1 win over the Cardinals at Miller Park on Wednesday. Kirk Nieuwenhuis hit a three run homer in the third and Matt Garza pitched a gem, going seven innings, giving up just one run on three hits and striking out 8 St. Louis batters. Garza improves to 5-6, Tyler Thornburg earned his sixth save of the year. Milwaukee opens a weekend series at Pittsburgh beginning Friday night.