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Friday, August 29, 2014 |  Madison, WI: 65.0° F  A Few Clouds
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Brett and circuses

It's been just over two weeks since the New York Jets officially released Brett Favre. Since then we've had front-row seats to Cirque de Favre. And while Packer fans fume at every leak and debunked report that puts Favre in a Minnesota Vikings jersey next season, I have to wonder, as Russell Crowe's Maximus did in Gladiator, "Are you not entertained?" >More
 The Brewers, by the numbers

Any knucklehead can see that Rickie Weeks is absolutely mashing the ball. But it takes a more sophisticated analysis to determine whether Weeks and other Milwaukee Brewers are earning their keep. >More
 Brewing up some Coffey

A month ago, if asked to list key players on the Milwaukee Brewers roster, few fans would have uttered the name Todd Coffey. But the 28-year-old right-handed reliever has quietly given Brewers fans a reason to be optimistic about what's ahead in 2009. >More
 Team Unicorn laces up as Mad Rollin' Dolls head into 2009 semis

Team Unicorn is a non-sanctioned travel team, meaning it's non-WFTDA-ranked and plays similarly non-sanctioned teams from all over the country. Simply put: They do it for the love of derby. And the love of unicorns. And rainbows. And sparkly tights. >More
 Star slapper

With temps in the 70s and a sky devoid of clouds, most members of the Wisconsin women's softball team were practicing in shorts and T-shirts last Thursday. But sophomore center fielder Jennifer Krueger was sporting a pair of baggy sweatpants with a healthy layer of infield dirt. >More
 Row, row, row their boats

From the observation deck of Porter Boathouse, we could see the starting line for last Saturday's rowing race between Wisconsin and Michigan, just south of Picnic Point. Our plan was to follow the boats down the Lakeshore Path to the finish, near the Memorial Union Terrace. >More
 CC, we hardly knew ye

Pitching his first game in a New York Yankees uniform Monday, CC Sabathia gave up six runs, eight hits and five walks, and struck out zero batters over four and a third innings in what ended up being a 10-5 loss to Baltimore. At least three beat writers covering the game for New York newspapers mentioned Sabathia's seven-year, $161 million contract in their lead paragraphs. >More
 Mad Rollin' refs: Four Dolls referees talk about officiating derby

During this fifth season of roller derby in Madison, the Dolls have seen a lot of changes. But one element that remains tried and true -- and one without which roller derby could hardly function -- is the officials. >More
 The truth about college baseball

Each year around this time, I get emails wondering how likely we are to see baseball, dropped as a varsity sport in 1991, return to the UW-Madison campus. Athletic director Barry Alvarez has said this is something he'd like to see happen. >More
 WIAA has large winner's circle

There's no such thing as too much basketball. Just ask fans like me who annually spend three days in March watching the WIAA championships at the Kohl Center. >More
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