Wisconsin Sports Headlines – 7/13/2020

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>>NFL Meets With Union To Discuss Terms For Return To Action

(New York, NY)  —  Leaders of the National Football League are meeting today (Monday) with players’ union officials to discuss returning to action.  The players are said to be pushing for daily coronavirus testing and no preseason games.  League officials favor two preseason games and testing on alternate days.  As it stands now, the regular season is scheduled to start September 10th, a Thursday, with the Houston Texans playing at Kansas City against the Super Bowl Champion Chiefs.


>>Davante Adams:  Only NFL Player With 40 TD Catches Over Last 4 Seasons

(Green Bay, WI)  —  Packers fans knew Davante Adams was pretty good, but the numbers suggest he’s better than “pretty good.”  Adams is the only N-F-L player who has at least 40 touchdown pass receptions over the last four years.  Only six players have 30 or more, headed by Adams and then Antonio Brown with 37 and DeAndre Hopkins with 35.  Adams is also the only wide receiver with four thousand receiving yards and those 40 T-D’s over that four-year span of time.  Counting four touchdown passes in playoff games, Adams ranks 10th in Packers team history with 44.


>>Forward Madison Soccer:  Drive An Hour To Train, 75 Miles For Games

(Wisconsin Dells, WI)  —  With the season starting Friday for the U-S-L League One, the Forward Madison Football Club faces some logistics obstacles.  Flamingos players are practicing at the Wisconsin Dells and their games will be played at Hart Field in Wauwatosa.  Fans got together Sunday at Breese Stevens Field in Madison for a brunch, but Dane County’s strict health guidelines to limit the spread of COVID-19 precludes games being played on the home pitch — no full-contact practices or matches in Madison.  Players point out that none of the 47 other teams in the U-S-L deal with challenges like driving an hour every day to practice and 75 miles to play on a “home field.”


>>Swedish Driver Maximizes Tires, Traffic To Claim First IndyCar Win

(Elkhart Lake, WI)  —  Twenty-eight-year-old Swedish driver Felix Rosenqvist claimed his first IndyCar victory Sunday at Road America in Elkhart Lake.  Rosenqvist made his move on the next-to-last lap, passing leader Pato O’Ward to win.  O’Ward had led 43 of the 55 laps and lost by less than three seconds.  The victory keeps Chip Ganassi Racing unbeaten after the first four races of the season.  Veteran Scott Dixon won the first three, but he finished 12th Sunday.  Fans were allowed to attend a race in-person for the first time this summer.


>>Milwaukee Bucks Cut It Close, But Hold First Practice Saturday As Season Approaches

(Orlando, FL)  —  There was some question whether the Milwaukee Bucks players would be cleared in time to practice at their first scheduled session Saturday.  The team arrived in Orlando late Thursday and started the required quarantine period then.  Their only visitors were the coronavirus testers at the Gran Destino Tower.  Saturday’s noontime session wasn’t an intense workout.  It was mostly individual drills with small-group work, shooting competitions and some stretching.  The team was cleared for some five-on-five drills, but coach Mike Budenholzer decided to leave that for later.