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Following the money

The New York Yankees have assembled the most expensive roster in Major League Baseball each year since 1998. The Yanks' $201 million payroll this season is 77% larger than that of the Los Angeles Angels, their rivals in the American League Championship Series, whose payroll ranks sixth. >More
 The suite life at Camp Randall

The view from the Camp Randall luxury suite is spectacular, but removed from the much-trumpeted Badger game atmosphere. One of my fellow guests gazes out the window and says, "It's like watching a really sweet high-def TV." >More
 Carrying a ball for Bret Bielema

Wisconsin football coach Bret Bielema is trying a high school motivational tool with tailback Zach Brown, who turned the ball over for the third time in three games at Minnesota last week. >More
 Madison mourns loss of Chicago bid for 2016 Olympics

Chicago has been eliminated in the first round of International Olympic Committee balloting to determine the host city for the 2016 Olympic Games. The announcement this hour from the International Olympic Committee meeting at Copenhagen lets the air out of the tires for anyone who had thrilled at the prospect of Madison serving as a satellite host for cycling events. >More
 Madison's Friday night lights

A Madison high school hasn't won a state title in football since West beat Stevens Point in 1977. City school rosters are often dwarfed by their suburban opponents, both in terms of numbers and physical size of the players. >More
 Coach knows best

The fifth-grade football team I help coach is off to a 1-1 start, same as the Green Bay Packers. Our first game was a little sloppy, but the kids played well enough to win, just like the Packers. Our opponents took advantage of our problems with blocking and disrupted the offense enough to beat us in week two. Just like You Know Who. >More
 Planet Bike Cup brings cyclocross star to Sun Prairie

Last week's announcement that Belgium's Erwin Vervecken will be among the cyclists competing at the Planet Bike Cup boosts anticipation for the inaugural U.S. Gran Prix of Cyclocross event. >More
 Jock ick

Athletes are often criticized for being too guarded. Agents and public-relations handlers shroud their personalities from the public. That's why we flock to their Twitter feeds and personal blogs, to try and catch a glimpse of who they are as actual people. >More
 Ironman Wisconsin 2009 bike porn! (SFW)

Among the most reliable high points of Ironman Wisconsin each year: the opportunity to check out displays of all the hottest bikes. In the span of a 10-minute stroll through the Ironman expo at Monona Terrace, you can see vast collections of bikes totaling well into the six figures. >More
 State Journal's loss of Packers reporter Jason Wilde is Good Karma's gain

The Wisconsin State Journal didn't exactly kick Green Bay Packers beat reporter Jason Wilde out the door, but longtime fans may be sore that it didn't do enough to keep him. After 13 years with the paper, 10 as full-time Packers beat reporter, Wilde accepted a voluntary buyout and this week went to work for Good Karma Broadcasting, which owns Madison ESPN affiliate 100.5 FM. >More
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