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MLB: Hader must take sensitivity training after tweets Submitted: 07/18/2018

WASHINGTON - Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Josh Hader will be required to go through sensitivity training after years-old racist and homophobic tweets of his resurfaced during the All-Star Game, Major League Baseball said Wednesday.

MLB announced that the commissioner's office would require Hader to participate in diversity and inclusion initiatives in addition to the sensitivity training. In a statement, Brewers general manager David Stearns said the team would continue to work through the issue with Hader.

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UW-Stevens Point hires new football coach Submitted: 07/02/2018

STEVENS POINT - Greg Breitbach celebrated a homecoming when UW-Stevens Point Athletic Director Brad Duckworth introduced him as the head football coach Monday.

Breitbach was an assistant coach at UWSP from 2003 to 2006. 

Most recently, Breitbach was the head coach of Division II Millersville University in Pennsylvania. 

"My family and I are grateful and honored to be invited back to Stevens Point," Brietbach said. "We are excited to be part of UWSP and the Pointer Football family again."

"His experience as a head coach and familiarity with Pointers football makes him a great fit to lead the program moving forward," Duckworth said of Breitbach.

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Bucks officially announce hiring of coach Mike Budenholzer Submitted: 05/18/2018

MILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee Bucks have officially announced the hiring of Mike Budenholzer as their new coach.

A person familiar with the search had told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the Milwaukee Bucks have reached an agreement with Budenholzer, the former Atlanta Hawks coach. The Bucks made the official announcement Thursday.

Budenholzer replaces Joe Prunty, the former assistant who went 21-16 in the regular season after replacing the fired Jason Kidd in late January. The Bucks lost to Boston in seven games in the first round of the playoffs.


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Packers Announce Training Camp Dates Submitted: 05/13/2018

GREEN BAY - The Packers will begin training camp on Thursday, July 26, the team announced on Friday.

Prior to their first practice, players will report to Green Bay on Wednesday, July 25, which doubles as the date of the Packers' 2018 shareholders meeting at Lambeau Field.

Additionally, the Packers will hold three public practices (weather permitting) for organized team activities on Tuesday, May 22; Thursday, May 31; and Monday, June 4. All practices are scheduled for 11:30 a.m. CT. at Ray Nitschke Field.

Green Bay will conclude its offseason program with a three-day mandatory minicamp at Nitschke Field June 12-14. Those practices also will be open to the public (weather permitting), though times have not been finalized.

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Philadelphia Eagles win Super Bowl, 41-33 Submitted: 02/04/2018

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Nick Foles went back-and-forth with Tom Brady and the defense came through with a turnover when they needed a stop.

The Philadelphia Eagles are Super Bowl champions for the first time in franchise history thanks to a backup quarterback who had another spectacular game and a strip-sack by Brandon Graham after the defense let Brady have his way for most of Sunday night.

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Packers to name Brian Gutekunst as new GM Submitted: 01/07/2018

MILWAUKEE (AP) - The Green Bay Packers are promoting director of player personnel Brian Gutekunst to be the team's next general manager, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press.

The person requested anonymity because the team has made no formal announcement. Gutekunst would replace Ted Thompson, who is transitioning to a senior advisory role in the front office.

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Packers QB Aaron Rodgers done for season, put on IR Submitted: 12/19/2017

GREEN BAY - Aaron Rodgers is done for the season.

The Green Bay Packers put their star quarterback on injured reserve Tuesday, a day after they were eliminated from playoff contention.

Rodgers missed seven games after breaking his right collarbone Oct. 15 against Minnesota. He returned on Sunday, but the Packers lost 31-24 at Carolina. Atlanta's win against Tampa Bay on Monday night ended Green Bay's eight-year run of consecutive postseason berths.

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McCarthy: Packers' Rodgers preparing to play this weekend Submitted: 12/13/2017

GREEN BAY - Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy says quarterback Aaron Rodgers is getting ready to play against the Carolina Panthers this weekend.

Rodgers was medically cleared to return from a collarbone injury on Tuesday night.

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Aaron Jones' TD run gives Packers 26-20 OT win over Bucs Submitted: 12/03/2017

GREEN BAY (AP) - Aaron Jones' 20-yard touchdown run on his only carry, with 5:59 left in overtime, gave the Green Bay Packers a 26-20 win Sunday over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

With the passing game struggling, Green Bay (6-6) wore down the Buccaneers on the ground. Brett Hundley had runs of 18 and 7 yards on the drive to start overtime.

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Alabama to number one in latest playoff rankings; Wisconsin jumps to number five Submitted: 11/14/2017

NEW YORK - Alabama and Clemson are back on top of the College Football Playoff rankings, the ninth time over the last three seasons that the Crimson Tide and Tigers have held the first two spots in some order.

Alabama was the selection committee's new No. 1 on Tuesday night, with Clemson up two spots to No. 2. Miami and Oklahoma followed, joining the top four for the first time this season. Wisconsin was fifth and Auburn was up to sixth.

Alabama and Clemson have met in the last two national championship games, with each winning one. If they win out, there is good chance they could enter the postseason positioned to make it three straight title game matchups.

The Crimson Tide had been second behind Georgia in the first two selection committee rankings, but the Bulldogs and previously No. 3 Notre Dame were beaten last weekend, opening up the top for changes.

Unbeaten Miami jumped from seventh to third and along with Clemson gave the Atlantic Coast Conference two top-four teams for the first time in the four-year College Football Playoff era.

Oklahoma moved up one spot.

Unbeaten Wisconsin moved up from eighth and is the highest-ranked Big Ten team. Auburn is the highest-ranked team with two losses.

Georgia is seventh and Notre Dame is eighth.

Ohio State is back in the top 10 after an impressive victory against Michigan State, and Penn State is 10th. Southern California at 11th is the highest-ranked Pac-12 team.

UCF climbed to No. 15, making the undefeated Knights the highest-ranked team from a Group of Five conference. The highest-ranked conference champion from outside the Power Five is guaranteed a spot in the New Year's Six bowls.

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