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Packers overcome 20-point deficit, stun Bears Submitted: 09/10/2018

GREEN BAY (AP) - Aaron Rodgers threw three touchdown passes in the second half after returning from a knee injury, and the Green Bay Packers overcame a 20-point deficit for a thrilling 24-23 win over the Chicago Bears on Sunday night.

Rodgers, who was carted off in the first half, connected with receiver Randall Cobb for a catch-and-run through the secondary for a 75-yard touchdown and the go-ahead score with 2:13 left in the game.

Nick Perry sacked the Bears' Mitchell Trubisky on fourth-and-10 with 58 seconds to complete the comeback.

A Chicago defense featuring newly acquired star linebacker Khalil Mack dominated until the third quarter. Mack had a 27-yard interception return for a touchdown against backup quarterback DeShone Kizer in the second quarter.

A gimpy Rodgers returned in the second half and finally figured out the Bears. He also found Davante Adams and Geronimo Allison for touchdown passes.


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Seahawks acquire QB Brett Hundley from Packers Submitted: 08/29/2018

MILWAUKEE - A person familiar with the deal says that the Seattle Seahawks have acquired quarterback Brett Hundley from the Green Bay Packers.

The person spoke Wednesday to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the trade hasn't been announced by the teams. ESPN.com first reported the deal.

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Disk golf league in Merrill hopes to draw in more people Submitted: 08/12/2018

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MERRILL - Every Sunday a group of people in Merrill play a round of 18 holes.

The twist is, they use discs instead of golf balls.

Kyle Gulke created a disk golf league this summer to try and promote disk golf in the Northwoods.

He encourages anyone to come out and try the game, even if you don't know how to play.

The warmer and rainy weather has really affected the turn out each week.

Gulke hopes interest will grow before winter hits.

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Family waits 25 years for Packers season tickets Submitted: 08/10/2018

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GREEN BAY - After a long offseason, Packers fans made their way to Lambeau field for the first time tonight.

Green Bay might be a small city, but filling the 80,000-seat stadium isn't very hard.

Finding tickets for any Packers game can be challenging even in the preseason.

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Rodgers criticizes effort of younger players Submitted: 08/08/2018

GREEN BAY - Aaron Rodgers expressed disappointment with the effort from some of the Green Bay Packers' younger players during a frustrating period at practice.

It appears that some of the rookie wideouts were the focus of his displeasure.

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Kramer inducted into Hall of Fame Submitted: 08/04/2018

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CANTON, OHIO - Since 1987, only 13 players have made the Pro Football Hall of Fame listed exclusively as an offensive guard.

As of Saturday night, former Green Bay Packer Jerry Kramer, who wore number 13, is one of them.

The Hall officially inducted Kramer in Canton, Ohio.

Kramer played for the Packers from 1958 to 1968.

During his speech, Kramer talked about his former coach, the legendary Vince Lombardi, who told him what comes after winning a Super Bowl Championship.

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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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