Lunch break: Monday’s sports headlines

June 27th, 2011 at 11:49 am by under Sports

Good Monday afternoon!  Here’s a look at the latest headlines from around the sports world.

Brewers break out the brooms
The Milwaukee Brewers now hold a three game lead in the National League Central following a sweep of their interleague rival Minnesota Twins. Combine that with the Cardinals dropping three straight to the Toronto Blue Jays and the Brewers hold their biggest lead of the season.  The crew is off today and will open a three-game set against the New York Yankees in the Bronx on Tuesday.

Wilson commits to Badgers
Former N.C. State quarterback Russell Wilson is coming to Madison. The QB was released from his scholarship so he could play his final season at a different school.  Badgers head coach Bret Bielema announced this morning that Wilson has committed to play for Wisconsin. Wilson is eligible to play this year because he graduated from N.C. State in three years.

Preble names Donart head coach
Green Bay Preble has a new head football coach. Just announced this morning, Paul Donart, a longtime assistant at Preble, will take over for the legendary Pat Prochnow.  Prochnow retired last week after 35 years in the program. Donart becomes only the third coach in school history since 1955.

Players talk with attorney’s; no owners present
In the NFL, a small group of players met with attorneys in Minneapolis this morning. According to an AP source, no owners were present at these meetings.  More negotiations between the players union and the owners are expected this week.  We are now about a month away from the start of most NFL training camps.

Serena, Venus, Wozniaki out at Wimbledon
Defending Wimbledon champion Serena Williams was upset in the 4th round today at the All England Club.  Williams was beat in straight sets by Marion Bartoli.  Sister Venus was also bounced from the tournament in straight sets by Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria.  Top-seeded Caroline Wozniaki was ousted in a three-set loss to Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia.  Maria Sharapova did advance on the women’s side, while Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, and Andy Murray all advanced in the men’s draw.

Dodgers file for bankruptcy protection
The Los Angeles Dodgers have officially filed for bankruptcy protection.  The move comes after Major League Baseball did not approve a multibillion-dollar TV deal last week.  Dodgers owner Frank McCourt made the move knowing the team would likely not be able to make payroll by June 30th without the TV contract.  Bankruptcy will allow the Dodgers time to seek a different media deal in hopes of stabilizing the franchise financially.

Tonight on FOX 11:

  • We will have much more on the new hire of Paul Donart at Green Bay Preble.  FOX 11 Prep Expert Doug Ritchay will join us with the latest.
  • We’ll take a closer look at the amazing home record of the Milwaukee Brewers, coming off that sweep of the Minnesota Twins.
  • We’ll look at the signing of Russell Wilson as the Badgers were facing a huge question at QB.
  • We’ll also announce this week’s Finish Line Challenge winner!
  • Join Drew Smith and the rest of the FOX 11 Sports team tonight at 5:00pm and 9:00pm!

Join us each day at Noon on www.fox11online.com for the “Lunch Break.”

Content from the Associated Press was used in this article

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