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Matt Tegenkamp: Now comes the sweet stuff

If Matt Tegenkamp is feeling nervous about running the race of his life at the Olympics in Beijing next month, he's not showing it. >More
 Tegenkamp runs fastest 1500 meters ever on Wisconsin soil

Matt Tegenkamp, the former UW-Madison distance runner who has qualified to compete in the 5,000 meters at the Olympics next month, ran the fastest 1500 meter race ever on Wisconsin soil Tuesday night, beating training partners Jonathon Riley, Chris Solinsky and Sean Quigley in front of approximately 1,000 cheering fans at the McClimon Track. >More
 Northwoods League All-Star Game live blog: South wins, 8-4, behind Vaughn, Jansen

The South division jumped out to an early lead and managed to weather a brief rally from the North to win the 2008 Northwoods League All-Star Game, 8-4, at Warner Park in Madison Monday night. Particularly notable efforts came from Madison Mallard Matt Jansen, who struck out the North's first three batters, and LaCrosse Logger Cory Vaughn, who finished 2-for-3 with two doubles and secured the game's "Star of Stars" award. >More
 Olympian Matt Tegenkamp to race in Madison Tuesday

Tegenkamp, along with 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials qualifiers Chris Solinsky, Jonathon Riley and Sean Quigley, will run a 1500-meter race at the Dan McClimon Memorial Track on the UW campus Tuesday at 9 p.m. The group will attempt to run the fastest metric mile on Wisconsin soil. Admission is free. >More
 Former Brewer Greg Vaughn offers advice at Northwoods League All-Star luncheon

After hearing numerous mother-in-law jokes from master of ceremonies Dick Jankowski and viewing a video that featured players repeatedly saying what an honor it was to be selected for the Monday night's all-star game, set for 7 p.m. at Warner Park, the assembled players, families, league officials, team representatives and fans got a bit of a lecture. >More
 The home of the Timber Rattlers

The first part of the drive from Madison to Appleton is pleasant enough, with broad expanses of farmland rushing by. But the view from Oshkosh on is dominated by strip malls, including the neighborhood surrounding the home of the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. >More
 Midsummer mailbag: Women's golf, NBA draft, soccer, books

In this lazy summer period between the NBA Finals and the start of NFL training camp, there are few must-see sporting events, at least according to the pundits. This is the time of year many sports columnists take vacations, getting some golf and fishing in before baseball's pennant races heat up. But not Isthmus' resident sports dork. In fact, I'm hard at work catching up on my email. >More
 Give the Brewers a break

Listening to local sports talk radio one day last week, I had to pinch myself to prove I wasn't dreaming. At the time, the Brewers had won six straight games, and nine of their previous 10. But the guys on the air were talking like the Crew was mired in last place, playing out its string in early June. >More
 Up close and personal with the Mad Rollin' Dolls: The Dairyland Dolls

When Madison's favorite milkmaids in the Dairyland Dolls skated into Seattle back in April, they showed all of Rat City how things are done in the Midwest. Their blue-and-white uniforms may look sweet and innocent, but the northwesterners in Grave Danger learned quickly how tough the traveling team for the Mad Rollin' Dolls can be. The DDs ended the night with a 116-76 victory. Hot off a win in this interleague season opener, the team is set to battle the Denver Roller Girls. Mile High Club on Saturday, the first in a summer series of matches at home and on the road. >More
 In defense of bloggers

Wisconsin State Journal writer Tom Oates waded into the shallow end of sports commentary in his column last Sunday, taking aim at an easy target: sports bloggers. >More
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