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Tuesday, April 24, 2012
It was a modest goal, to be sure, but it was within the Bucks' reach. Energized by the mid-March trade that landed shooting guard Monta Ellis from Golden State, they climbed to the .500 mark on April 7 and were a half-game behind New York for the last spot in the Eastern Conference playoffs. Then they lost five of six games, including a heartbreaker at home to the Knicks and a disaster against lowly Washington. The slump dropped them three games behind Philadelphia in the playoff race, and Monday night they were officially eliminated for the fifth time in six years....
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Thursday, April 19, 2012
Next week the dizzying coverage of the NFL draft will remind us that whatever the season, football is the No. 1 professional sport in America. But the NFL is facing a crisis created by the nature of the sport. A torrent of evidence shows that repeated full-speed collisions cause terrible long-term damage to many players' brains, to say nothing of their bones. Even as the NFL acts to protect its human assets, the “Bountygate” scandal surrounding former New Orleans...
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Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Sure, it wasn't great that the Brewers lost their opening series to the team that ended their 2011 season. But a year ago they began with three losses in Cincinnati and ended two wins from the World Series. No, it was another Brewers-related topic that got the Observers going. Frank: A pair of six-run losses to the Cardinals, but also a six-run win and great pitching by Zack Greinke...
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Thursday, April 5, 2012
Last year the Brewers got halfway to the ultimate baseball goal, winning a division championship and a playoff series for the first time in 29 years before falling to St. Louis in the National League Championship Series. This year there are some...
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Wednesday, March 7, 2012
I'm not dumb enough to pretend this is going to go away,” Ryan Braun said after winning his appeal of a positive drug test and avoiding a 50-game suspension. Indeed, Dino Laurenzi Jr., who collected Braun's urine sample, was just as forceful...
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Thursday, March 1, 2012
On the baseball field the meaning is obvious. Now that Ryan Braun has won his appeal of a positive drug-test finding and avoided a 50-game suspension, the Brewers are absolute favorites to repeat as National League Central champions...

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