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Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Six months ago, even optimists saw the Milwaukee Bucks as long shots for the NBA's eighth and final Eastern Conference playoff spot—the one that often doesn't require a winning record. After all, the Bucks were coming off three seasons in which they averaged 29 victories and 53 losses...
Sports
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
If only our humble typography could duplicate the esteem, the awe, the almost whispered reverence that CBS commentators are trained to convey in April's hallowed words: "The Masters." Of course, it helps that golf's annual ode to itself is a cash cow for the network. The PGA Tour will have its own cash cow back when the tournament in Augusta, Ga., begins Thursday...
Cover Story
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
A year ago the Milwaukee Brewers entered the baseball season fresh from their first playoff appearance in a generation. Optimists thought the Brewers’ potent offense, led by Prince Fielder and Ryan Braun, and the arrival of closer Trevor Hoffman would take Milwaukee back to the postseason...
Sports
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Shades of the Sports Illustrated cover jinx! Last week the Observers had an NCAA tournament dream: Marquette and Wisconsin battling in the East Regional final for a spot in the Final Four. Then, like SI, we went too far. A photo of Lazar Hayward and Jon Leuer from the teams' last game in Madison made the dream a little too vivid...
Sports
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
It's not a national holiday yet, but for basketball fans it might as well be. The first week of the NCAA Division I tournament, with 48 games Thursday through Sunday, will have millions anchored to their couches rooting their favorites—and their office-pool choices—into the Sweet Sixteen. In this state, the usual hopes for Marquette and Wisconsin...
Sports
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
For a longtime sports fan, a special joy occurs when a game stirs memories of past fun and a sport's timeless beauty. Then there are events that show how much things can change, when the old-timer feels like Dorothy after the tornado: "Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore." One of the Observers...

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