The Green Bay Packers signed QB Aaron Rodgers to a contract extension on Friday, a 5-year deal worth $110 million dollars reported by the Milwaukee-Journal Sentinel. The contract makes Rodgers the highest paid player in the NFL.
The UW-Eau Claire women's softball team split their WIAC doubleheader with UW-Stout Thursday evening. The Blue Devils won 5-3 in game 1 on a walk-off homer, but the Blugolds bounced back to take game 2 12-9 in 10-innings.
The Minnesota Vikings have taken Florida defensive tackle Shariff Floyd with the 23rd overall pick in the NFL draft and Florida State cornerback Xavier Rhodes with the 25th overall selection in the NFL draft.
Ray Allen scored 23 points and broke the NBA career playoff record for 3-pointers, and the Miami Heat used another of their patented runs to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 104-91 on Thursday night for a 3-0 lead in their first-round series.
Edinson Volquez threw seven strong innings and Carlos Quentin hit his first home run of the season, helping the San Diego Padres snap Milwaukee's nine-game winning streak with a 2-1 victory over the Brewers on Wednesday night.
Charlie Coyle and Cal Clutterbuck scored 16 seconds apart late in the first period, helping the Minnesota Wild break their five-game home losing streak and hang on for a critical 2-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night.
Dwyane Wade scored 21 points, LeBron James finished with 19 and the Miami Heat took off in the fourth quarter to pull away and beat the Milwaukee Bucks 98-86 in Game 2 of the teams' Eastern Conference first-round series on Tuesday night.
Ryan Braun and Yuniesky Betancourt gave Kyle Lohse all the support he needed before he threw a pitch. The right-hander didn't get to finish his impressive outing, either. The Brewers beat San Diego 7-1 for Milwaukee's 8th straight win Monday night.
The Minnesota Wild on Monday recalled forward Eau Claire native Jake Dowell from the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League. Dowell scored four goals and tallied 9 points in 37 AHL games this season.
Joey MacDonald made 34 saves, Mark Cundari scored a goal in his first NHL game and the Calgary Flames beat Minnesota 4-1 on Sunday night to hand the Wild a potentially harmful home loss in their push for the playoffs.
LeBron James scored 27 points on 9 for 11 shooting, Ray Allen scored 20 off the bench and the Miami Heat never trailed on the way to beating the Milwaukee Bucks 110-87 in Game 1 of an Eastern Conference first-round series on Sunday night.
Josh Willingham atoned for an earlier misplay with a tiebreaking three-run double in Minnesota's four-run seventh inning, leading the Twins to a 5-3 victory over the slumping Chicago White Sox on Sunday.