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Madison Mustangs: Too good for their own good?

Beating your opponents by an average score of 50-10 should be good news to a football team. But for Bob Gingras, owner and head coach of the Madison Mustangs, it's reason to worry. >More
 Roller derby and philanthropy are inseparable in Madison

Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Porchlight, Inc., the Make-a-Wish Foundation of Wisconsin and Project Home are just a few of the recipients of the Dolls' largess. >More
 A new day for old guys

On Monday, everyone wanted to talk about Tom Watson. Some folks who don't know a birdie from a bunker watched more golf on Sunday than they had in years as Watson vied to become the oldest player ever to win a major championship at the British Open. >More
 Brew ha ha

The Milwaukee Brewers generated some momentum for the second half of the season with a special promotion this week. For every ball that Prince Fielder took deep in the All-Star Home Run Derby Monday night, the club knocked a buck off the price of a Loge Outfield Box Seat for its mid-August series with the Padres. >More
 Mallards go batty

Each spring, one of the biggest challenges facing Madison Mallards manager C.J. Thieleke is to take college players accustomed to using aluminum bats and get them comfortable hitting with wood. >More takes baseball whimsically

Baseball, perhaps more than any other sport, encourages fans to become obsessed with the game's lore, statistics, history and mythology. Craig Robinson, an English artist in Bellingham, Wash., has combined all those aspects in the wonderfully distracting >More
 Home Talent League offers cheap thrills

Middleton's Home Talent League baseball team plays its home games at Sorenson/Bakken Field on Mendota Avenue, just north of University. If you get there early enough for a Sunday afternoon game, you can plop your lawn chair on the hill overlooking the third-base line, under a canopy of leafy trees. >More
 Stricker da man at U.S. Open

Two years ago, in the 2007 U.S. Open, fans here were cheering on Madison golfer Jerry Kelly. Angel Cabrera, the portly, chain-smoking Argentinian, went on to win that weekend, but Kelly finished a respectable seventh. >More
 Memories of Stan Van Gundy

"Beleaguered" would be the perfect word to describe Stan Van Gundy's brief career in Madison, if "disheveled" wasn't also available. But now he stands on the brink of redemption. >More
 Social media turns basketball into more than a game for Vander Blue, Badgers

Last week when local high school basketball star Vander Blue announced he was de-committing from Wisconsin, it represented a coming-of-age moment for not only the all-state junior from Madison Memorial, but for those UW coaches whose careers often rely on their tenuous relationships with gifted teenagers. >More
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