Sports – Friday, June 24th, 2016

The Milwaukee Bucks rolled
the dice with their first round pick in last night’s NBA Draft.  GM John Hammond selected 7’1 Thon Maker.  He was from Sudan
via Australia and never
played college basketball but played one year of high school ball in Virginia, and two more in Canada.  In the 2nd round, the Bucks took
All-American shooting guard Malcolm Brogdon of the University of Virginia
with the 36th overall pick.   Milwaukee sold their 38th pick to Golden State.


Marquette’s Henry Ellenson, a Rice
Lake native, was picked 18th
by DetroitWhitefish
Bay Dominican’s Diamond Stone was
taken with the 40th overall pick in the 2nd round by New Orleans after just one season at Maryland
LSU’s Ben Simmons went #1 overall to the Philadelphia 76ers. 


The Brewers open up a three
game weekend set with the Washington Nationals at Miller Park.  Zach Davies takes on Max Scherzer. Coverage
begins at 6:35pm on News-Talk 1450 KFIZ.


The inaugural American Family
Insurance Championship gets underway today at University Ridge in the Madison area.  The Champions Tour event is hosted by Steve
Stricker, who won’t be eligible to play in the event until next year when he
turns 50.   The three round event
concludes on Sunday.


John Rahm’s seven-under par
64 gives him after one round at the Quicken Loans National at Congressional on
the PGA Tour on Thursday.  Jhonattan
Vegas is one shot off the pace.


The WIAA Board of Controls
has approved rules changes for the upcoming high school sports season.  In baseball, pitchers will be limited to just
100 pitches in a game and must rest three days if they reach that count.  After a one year experiment the WIAA approved
a permanent change to a pair of 18 minute halves in basketball. They also
reduced the warm-up time from 20 to 15 minutes before games.   In hockey, they agreed to a two year
experiment of seeding the top four teams at the state hockey tournament and
matching them up with unseeded teams via random draw.