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Get set for the World Cup

he unparalleled spectacle that is the World Cup inspires hopes, dreams and questions around the globe. But among soccer fans in the United States, the key question is: Will this be the year the game is finally embraced here? >More
 Where to watch the 2010 FIFA World Cup in Madison

The unparalleled spectacle that is the World Cup inspires billions of hopes, dreams, and questions around the globe, but among soccer fanatics in the United States, one is raised time and time again above all others: Will this be the year the beautiful game is finally embraced at home? Only the tournament will tell. >More
 Celtics vs. Lakers -- again

The Boston Celtics have won 17 NBA titles. They've beaten the Los Angeles Lakers for eight of them - including, most recently, 2008. The Lakers own 15 titles, two at the hands of the Celtics but none since 1987, when Magic Johnson and Larry Bird played in shorts that would test public decency laws today. >More
 Baseball's unwritten rules

With his team down 15-zip in the eighth inning last Friday night at Minnesota, Milwaukee Brewers centerfielder Carlos Gomez jerked a three-run homer into the Target Field seats. As he stood at home plate admiring the flight of the ball, he flipped his bat backwards, accidentally hitting Minnesota catcher Joe Mauer. >More
 Where can I get a Casey McGehee shirsey?

I took a day off work last week to see a Milwaukee Brewers game at Miller Park. My experience watching the Crew lose, 9-2, to Atlanta fully tested the axiom that the worst day at the ballpark beats the best day at work. Access to Secret Stadium Sauce was the deciding factor. >More
 Will it be a Big 15?

Remember when the Big Ten was an athletic league? That may have been true at one time, back when the success of a conference or college's athletic programs was measured by the wins and losses of their teams. But today, revenues determine which among the six most powerful college conferences - the Big Ten, SEC, ACC, Big East, Big 12, Pac-10 - is top dog. >More
 Milwaukee Brewers are blowing it

A Philadelphia police officer Tasered a 17-year-old fan who ran onto the field at Citizens Bank Park during a Phillies game Monday night. Brewers fans hopeful for a competitive 2010 season know how the kid feels. >More
 We knew Wesley Matthews when

Many local hoop heads have "Fear the Deer" fever, with the Milwaukee Bucks in a serious playoff showdown with Atlanta. But when it comes to the NBA postseason, I'm rooting for the Utah Jazz, with Madison Memorial alum Wesley Matthews starting at guard. >More
 Madison Mallards preview roster, ballpark improvements at First Pitch 2010

In case there was any doubt, front office management of the Madison Mallards confirmed Wednesday night that they remain the mad scientists of baseball. >More
 NFL shows us who's boss

On Thursday, April 22, ESPN will devote four and a half straight hours to previewing the NFL draft, followed by the first-ever prime-time telecast of the first round. The second and third rounds will air on Friday evening, with rounds four through seven taking place on Saturday. A scheduling grid on ESPN.com indicates the network will spend more than 22 hours on draft previews and live coverage between Thursday afternoon and Saturday evening. >More
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