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Racing midget cars at Sun Prairie's Angell Park Speedway (video)

Sporting in the 608 takes a tour of Sun Prairie driver Brandon Waelti's shop and finds out what's special about the local dirt oval at Angell Park. >More
 Can the Brewers shrug off their slump?

At the halfway point of the 2012 season, observers looking to grade this version of the Milwaukee Brewers would be challenged to come up with something more accurate than a simple "meh," uttered with a smirk and a roll of the eyes. The Crew is 40-45, eight games behind Pittsburgh in the division and well off the pace of last year's squad, which finished with a franchise-record 96 wins. >More
 Instant replay vs. human error

When Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig appeared at a conference hosted by St. Norbert College in May, he was asked about expanding the use of instant replay beyond determining whether home run balls clear the fence or foul poles. "I've had very, very little pressure from people who want to do more," he said at the time. >More
 Who are the Madison Mallards? Meet three 2012 players

Every summer, college baseball players from around the country fly north to become Madison Mallards. They're greeted by a ballpark full of enthusiastic fans as interested in drinking beer, devouring snacks, and engaging in kid-friendly fun. But the team's coaching staff has the unique challenge of creating a unified flock out of 25-30 individuals in a very short period of time. Who are these Mallards, and from where did they migrate? >More
 ESPN gets soccer right with Euro 2012

Sports fans who want a little more out of their televised games than action narrated by an aged jock trading tired observations with a catchphrase-spouting hairdo (see Fox's baseball team of Tim McCarver and Joe Buck, respectively), ESPN's coverage of the Euro 2012 soccer championships has been a joy. >More
 The Ryan Braun report

Popular sentiment at the beginning of the baseball season was that Milwaukee Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun would surely see a drop-off in productivity from his Most Valuable Player numbers of a year ago. His detractors insisted that even though Braun was cleared of charges that he used performance-enhancing drugs, he was let off due to a technicality when his sample was mishandled and would undergo increased scrutiny. >More
 Today's Brewers vs. the '82 team

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is having some fun with the 30th anniversary of the Milwaukee Brewers' lone trip to the World Series by taking a daily look back at what was going on with the team on this date in 1982. Of course, the '82 Crew featured Hall of Famers Paul Molitor, Robin Yount, Rollie Fingers and Don Sutton along with other legends like Cecil Cooper, Jim Gantner and Gorman Thomas. >More
 Training with the Madison Cougars women's football squad (video)

In only their second year of existence, the Madison Cougars have once again made the playoffs for the Independent Women's Football League. We caught up with a few players at a practice to hear their thoughts on their teammates, what it takes to play in the league, and what it means to be a female football player. >More
 Oscars for athletes

The favored topic of discussion during the NBA playoffs this year is flopping. For the uninitiated, flopping has also been known by more flattering terms like "selling the call." It's the act of overreacting when being fouled, or even when not being fouled, to draw a whistle from the ref. >More
 If you can't stand the Heat...

Boston Celtics center Kevin Garnett is often referred to as the most hated player in the NBA. The 16-year veteran embraces an aggravating style of play by talking trash nonstop and dramatically overreacting to contact even while handing out cheap shots himself. When confronted, he excuses his misconduct by citing his passion for the game, causing eye rolls from fans and commentators alike. >More
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