Wisconsin Sports Headlines – 7/14/2020

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>>Activity Inside “The Bubble” Starts To Look Like Basketball

(Orlando, FL)  —  The Milwaukee Bucks have held their first five-on-five practice since March – meaning activity inside “the bubble” at Disney World in Orlando is finally starting to look like basketball. Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer says his players “were just playing, getting familiar.”  He compared it to a pickup game.  Superstar forward Giannis Antetokounmpo calls his play “terrible” Monday but said he would be ready when the games start.  The team’s first scrimmage is next week and the first game is set for July 31st against the Boston Celtics.


>>Packers Offense Rated Less Than Average As Season Approaches

(Green Bay, WI)  —  ESPN-dot-com ranks the Green Bay Packers’ offense 19th among the 30 teams – the same as last season.  The 13-and-three record covered up a lot of inconsistency during the 2019 season.  By the closing bell, when the season ended one game away from the Super Bowl, Green Bay actually had the eighth-best offense in the league, according to FootballOutsiders-dot-com.  The Packers’ failure to add a receiver or two in the NFL Draft has the experts doubting them again.  ESPNnotes that they have two of the league’s best players at their positions in Devante Adams and Aaron Jones, but columnist Bill Barnwell says it’s mostly just “hope” for the Green Bay offense after those standouts.


>>Badgers LB Sanborn On Watch List For Chuck Bednarik Award

(Madison, WI)  —  Wisconsin Badgers linebacker Jack Sanborn has been notified he is on the watch list for this year’s Chuck Bednarik Award.  That honor goes to the outstanding defensive player in college football each season.  Sanborn was Wisconsin’s leading tackler last year while producing five-and-a-half sacks, three interceptions, a forced fumble and three passes defended.  He is one of seven Big Ten defenders on the watch list this time.  Ohio State’s Chase Young won the Bednarik award last season.


>>Blue-And-Gold “World Series” Starts Today

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  It’s World Series time.  Sort of.  The Milwaukee Brewers will begin a series of intra-squad games starting today (Tuesday) at Miller Park.  They are being called the Blue-and-Gold World Series and will be streamed on the team’s website (mlb.com/brewers).  Brewers broadcasters like Brian Anderson, Bill Schroeder and others will provide the play-by-play.  It will be an early taste of the shortened 20-20 season which starts next week.  Milwaukee will meet the White Sox in a summer camp game July 22nd, then begin the regular season with the opener at Chicago against the Cubs Friday, July 24th.  The home opener at Miller Park will be played July 31st against the Cardinals.


>>Northwoods League Baseball Scores

Fond du Lac 3, Wisconsin Rapids 1

Rockford 9, La Crosse 4

Green Bay 6, Wisconsin 5