Wisconsin Sports Headlines – 7/6/2020

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>>Coronavirus Test Results Lead To Bucks Shut Down Team Practice Facility

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  The Milwaukee Bucks became the fifth NBA team to shut down its practice facilities Sunday after receiving results from a round of coronavirus tests taken Friday,  The Bucks will keep the facility closed until leaving for Orlando, Florida Thursday.  The first two NBA teams to close their practice areas were the Denver Nuggets, Miami Heat, L-A Clippers and Brooklyn Nets. The league health and safety guidelines say any player who tests positive must be quarantined, then test negative twice before getting medical clearance to travel to Orlando.  Milwaukee is scheduled to restart the season July 30th.


>>Packers Tell Fans Lambeau Field Crowds Will Be Much-Smaller

(Green Bay, WI)  —  The Green Bay Packers are telling their fans crowds at historic Lambeau Field will be much smaller than they have been in the past – and that’s if there are any fans at all. The Packers informed ticket holders Friday to get ready for an NFL season unlike anything they’ve ever experienced due to the coronavirus pandemic.  Social distancing means the stadium seating capacity will be significantly reduced and you’ll have to wear some kind of face-covering for the games.  Fans have been told they can opt-out of the 2020 season home games without losing control of their seats for next year.


>>Good News:  No New Positive Coronavirus Tests For Brewers

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  As the Milwaukee Brewers began their preparation for the shortened 2020 Major League Baseball season, there was good news from Miller Park.  The team reports no new positive tests for coronavirus among the players or team staff members.  Nobody is sidelined.  Current protocols say any players who test positive must test negative twice in a 24-hour period to return to action.  That lessens the likelihood a false test result could lead to an outbreak.  Just last month the Brewers said a “small number” tested positive, but it was never specified whether they were players, staff members, or other employees.


>>Fishing Emerges As Favored Sport During Coronavirus Pandemic

(Madison, WI)  —  The Department of Natural Resources reports the coronavirus pandemic is returning anglers to lakes, rivers and ponds this summer.  Fishing is emerging as a favored sport due to restrictions on most other activities.  The DNR says more than one million people have bought Wisconsin fishing licenses this year, an increase of 18 percent from the same time last year.  Wisconsin waters have remained open for fishing without restrictions throughout the winter and spring.  Nearly 86 thousand licenses were bought for the first time.


>>CFL Recruit Could Answer Question Of No. 2 Packers Receiver Position

(Green Bay, WI)  —  For now, it looks like Allen Lazard will get the first shot at being the Packers number-two wide receiver behind Davante Adams.  No help is coming from the 2020 NFL Draft, but there could be another answer.  The Packers signed CFL All-Star Reggie Begelton in January.  Playing for the Calgary Stampeders Begelton caught 102 passes for 14-hundred-44 yards and 10 touchdowns.  It’s not an easy jump from the Canadian Football League to the NFL, but Packers coach Matt LaFleur has already said he’s “super impressed” by Begelton’s participation in the virtual off-season program.


>>Northwoods League Scores

Fond du Lac 10, Green Bay 4

Wisconsin Rapids 6, La Crosse 2

Rockford 12, Wisconsin 6