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The Daily


It's not over till it's over

Last Wednesday afternoon, minutes before Isthmus went to press, the Milwaukee Brewers were mired in the late innings of a 10-2 loss at the hands of the Cincinnati Reds. An editorial decision was made not to update the team's win-loss record, as listed in Scoreboard and this column, rather than assume the loss and risk an embarrassing inaccuracy. >More
 Brewers enjoy the present

The Brewers' inspired play of late (the team is 8-5 since the All-Star break) has helped lighten up these dog days of summer. Hearing a game like Monday night's tense victory over Cincinnati end with Bob Uecker shouting "Haaayyy struck heem out!" is a welcome treat after the 11 weeks Mr. Baseball spent recovering from heart surgery. >More
 Madison Hurling Club holds its own

Hurling might be the coolest sport you've never heard of, with rules and terminology that seem like something out of Harry Potter. "It's 3,000 years old," says Michael Statz, general manager of the Madison Hurling Club. "They say it's the longest continuously played sport in the world. They also call it the fastest game on grass." >More
 Shutting out the British Open

For the first time in its 150-year history, the British Open golf tournament will be broadcast entirely on cable TV in the U.S. this year. Starting Thursday, July 15, ESPN will carry all four rounds live in high definition -- also a first -- with recap shows featuring highlights on ABC at 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. What a shame. >More
 Soccer comes of (r)age

According to Fox News commentator Glenn Beck, Wisconsin State Journal sports columnist Andy Baggot and others, dark forces are conspiring to make us like soccer. >More
 Madison gearing up to host the 2010 North American Hardcourt Bike Polo Championships

Sports both novel and long-established regularly rise and fall in popularity, moving in and out of public consciousness. The emerging sport of bicycle polo, particularly the nascent hardcourt version, is one that is just starting to draw attention beyond its pioneering players. It is set to get a local boost when the Madison Bike Polo club hosts the 2010 North American Hardcourt Bike Polo Championships over the weekend of July 16-18. >More
 John Axford is saving the Brewers' chances

A week ago, Brewers fans were growing dyspeptic over talk that beleaguered Trevor Hoffman might return as the club's closer. The 42-year-old Hoffman is Major League Baseball's all-time saves leader, with 596 over his 18-year career. >More
 A World Cup of difference

The most pleasant surprise of this year's World Cup isn't the quality of soccer but the richness of the media coverage. Soccer fanatics are used to seeking out the foreign press for insight and attitude (I highly recommend Marina Hyde and "The Fiver" at, but this time around U.S. outlets are providing some welcome edge. >More
 Isthmus on the isthmus: Midwest Log Rolling Championships (video)

Wingra Park hosted the Midwest Log Rolling Championships on Sunday as a benefit for the Huntington's Disease Society of America. World champion log roller and tournament director Shana Martin introduces the sport, and a pair of competitors discuss tactics for maintaining balance atop the water. >More
 Badgers football fans devour student season tickets

In just 36 minutes this morning, undergraduates at UW bought 14,000 season tickets for Badger football home games. >More
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