Sudan's women pursue soccer dream, challenging conservatives

OMDURMAN, Sudan (AP) — All her life, Elham Balatone wanted to play soccer — like her brothers, like the boys on her street. But in the Sudan where she grew up, women could be flogged for wearing pants, let alone soccer shorts. She heard all the reasons why she had to give up her dream. It’s a Muslim country; the uniform is inappropriate; the sport was meant for men.

Badgers fans feel the loss

Following their fourth straight loss in the Rose Bowl, some Badgers fans shared their frustrations with the tough loss against the Oregon Ducks.

Badgers lead Oregon, 17-14, at halftime in Rose Bowl

PASADENA, Calif. — The first five minutes of the first quarter belonged to Oregon. The rest of the first half of the 106th Rose Bowl Game was pretty much Wisconsin's. Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert led a 70-yard scoring drive, capped…

Packers clinch No. 2 seed in NFC playoffs

GREEN BAY, Wis. - The Packers have clinched the No. 2 seed in the NFC playoffs, and their first playoff game will be at home in the final divisional round on Jan. 12 at 5:40 p.m. Following a narrow win…

Bucks beat Pacers in Brogdon's return

Bucks win, 117-89

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 18 points, 19 rebounds and nine assists, and the Bucks spoiled Malcolm Brogdon's return to Milwaukee with a 117-89 victory over the Indiana Pacers. Wesley Matthews scored 19 points for NBA-leading Milwaukee, which has won three in a row since a 120-116 loss to Dallas stopped an 18-game win streak.

Trice, Reuvers power Wisconsin past Milwaukee, 83-64

D'Mitrick Trice scored a career-high 31 points and Nate Reuvers had 22 points to help Wisconsin overpower Milwaukee 83-64 on Saturday. The win gave the Badgers (6-5) a sweep against intrastate opponents this season, with victories over Milwaukee, Green Bay and Marquette. Darius Roy delivered 21 points and Te'Jon Lucas, an Illinois transfer in his first season at Milwaukee, had 10 points for the Panthers (5-7), who have lost five straight games. The game marked the Badgers debut of junior...