Sports – Thursday, August 1st, 2013

The Chicago Cubs avoided the sweep by picking up a 6-1 win over the Brewers on Wednesday night.  Wily Peralta got touched for four runs in five innings of work to take the loss. Edwin Jackson gave up one run and 8 hits over 8 innings to pick up the win for Chicago.  The Brewers open up a weekend series with Washington at Miller Park on Friday night.  You’ll hear it on News-Talk 1450 KFIZ.

Pro Bowl Change
The NFL announced a format change to the Pro Bowl.  Starting in 2014 the two leading vote getters will be named captains and they will draft their teams of selected players. The captains will get help from Hall of Famers Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders and also two fantasy football winners.  Conference affiliation will no longer be a factor.  They will also get rid of the kickoff with each team starting possessions at the 25 yard line.  

It’s another 8:20am practice for the Packers on Thursday.  Green Bay will practice at 7pm on Friday before Saturday night’s Family Night Scrimmage.  The preseason opener is Friday, August 9th against Arizona at Lambeau Field.  KFIZ is your home for Green Bay Packers football!