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Jordy Nelson out for remainder of seasonSubmitted: 08/24/2015
- The Packers announced late this afternoon that Nelson won't be able to play this season after significantly injuring his knee yesterday against Pittsburgh.

The injury happened just six plays into the preseason game.

It was a simple pass to the right but Nelson fell to the ground after planting.

The Packers did not say exactly what happened to Nelson's knee, but it is a bad injury.


Green Bay has two more preseason games before the season starts on September 13th.

Story By: Nolan Blair

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GREEN BAY - Receiver Jordy Nelson is taking part in the first practice of Green Bay Packers training camp after being limited during the offseason following minor hip surgery.

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MILWAUKEE - Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez won't play another game for Milwaukee.

He was traded Thursday to the Pittsburgh Pirates.

The Brewers will get minor league pitcher Yhonathan Barrios in return.

Barrios is a former infielder who can touch 100 MPH with his fastball.

Ramirez will join a Pirates team in the middle of a playoff hunt.

Ramirez began his career as a Pirate.

He will return exactly 12 years after he was traded from Pittsburgh to the Chicago Cubs.

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MILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee Bucks have selected UNLV shooting guard Rashad Vaughn with the No. 17 overall pick in Thursday's NBA draft.

 The 6-foot-6, 210 pound Vaughn will be expected to provide additional outside scoring for the Bucks, who are coming off a surprising turnaround last season _ their first under head coach Jason Kidd.

 Vaughn is coming off a season-ending injury to his left knee but averaged 17.8 points per game in 23 games as a freshman, shooting 43.9 percent from the floor and 38.3 percent from 3-point range.

 The Bucks expect to have last year's No. 2 pick, Jabari Parker, back next season to go with Giannis Antetokounmpo and point guard Michael Carter-Williams.

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MILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee Bucks made a draft-night deal for a veteran point guard, trading UCLA shooting guard Norman Powell and a first-round pick in 2017 to the Toronto Raptors in exchange for backup guard Greivis Vasquez.

 The Bucks finalized the deal shortly after they made Powell the 46th overall pick in the second round Thursday night.

 General manager John Hammond says the Bucks have always liked Vasquez, who is 28 and has playoff experience.

 Vazquez will back up Michael Carter-Williams, and Hammond said there might be situations where both players will be on the floor.

 Hammond said he wasn't hesitant to part with the 2017 first-round, which was acquired from the Los Angeles Clippers in a previous trade.

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HOUSTON - The Houston Rockets have selected Wisconsin forward Sam Dekker with the 18th overall pick in the NBA draft.

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CHARLOTTE - The Charlotte Hornets have selected Wisconsin power forward Frank Kaminsky with the ninth overall pick in the NBA draft.

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STEVENS POINT - Wisconsin high school basketball games will run a little longer in the upcoming season.

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Bucks look ahead to the draftSubmitted: 06/23/2015

MILWAUKEE - The debate over a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks will continue on, but this week, the team is focused on who they will pick in Thursday's NBA Draft.

The Bucks have the 17th overall pick.

They traded forward Ersan Ilyasova to Detroit earlier this offseason.

They could choose to replace him.

Milwaukee could also choose a big man to replace former center Larry Sanders.

Bucks officials say they're happy to have plenty of choices.

"Every year in the draft, we talk about his as a staff through our meetings, is that every year, one or two players will go higher in the draft that will push somebody down, but if that doesn't happen this year, we're comfortable with the players that are going to be there," says Director of Scouting Billy McKinney.

Getting a top draft pick will be important for the team, but that may not be the only way they make improvements this offseason.

"We're going to try to improve in free agency this summer, potentially, possibly," says General Manager John Hammond. "We're going to try to maybe improve through a trade. Maybe something could be there for us, and then the draft, I think, is still very important to us because of the type of team that we have. We're talking about still building here, trying to build towards a championship-contending team. You want your draft picks to be a part of that."

The NBA Draft starts Thursday, June 25th at 6 p.m.

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WISCONSIN - The 2015 NBA Draft will take place on Thursday in Brooklyn.

Two Badgers hope to be lottery picks.

Frank Kaminsky and Sam Dekker think they can hear their names called in the first 14 picks.

Of course the top 14 being lottery picks.

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GREEN BAY - The Green Bay Packers won't meet again until late July for training camp. Players will get the next five weeks off, but that doesn't mean they won't be working.

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