Brewers bats wake up at home to beat Padres 5-2
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Jean Segura hit a three-run homer, and the Milwaukee Brewers broke out of an offensive slumber at home to support Kyle Lohse in a 5-2 win over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday night.
Segura homered for a 4-1 lead in the second. Khris Davis added a solo shot for the Brewers, who have won five of six and are a big league-best 16-6.
Lohse allowed five hits and no walks in seven innings. Brewers batters backed him with nine hits at Miller Park, where the team had been averaging just two runs and six hits entering the night.
Francisco Rodriguez pitched a scoreless ninth for his ninth save, his 313th over 12 full big league seasons.
Tyson Ross allowed a season-high five earned runs in six innings.
Padres' Josh Johnson to undergo 2nd elbow surgery
MILWAUKEE (AP) - San Diego Padres starter Josh Johnson is scheduled to undergo elbow ligament-replacement surgery for the second time and will miss the entire season.
The right-hander, signed in November to an $8 million, one-year contract, was placed on the disabled list before the season began. He strained his elbow during spring training and the Padres initially thought he would be out about one month.
Johnson had surgery on his right elbow in the offseason to remove bone spurs. He was examined after the lastest setback by Dr. James Andrews, who performed Tommy John surgery on Johnson in 2007.
The 30-year-old Johnson was a two-time All-Star with the Marlins. He was 2-8 with a 6.20 ERA last season with Toronto.
Packers open in Seattle get 5 prime-time games
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - The Packers will have five prime-time games in 2014, starting with the NFL opener in Seattle to face the defending champion Seahawks on Sept. 4.
Green Bay also has a high-profile matchup at Lambeau Field against the Patriots on Nov. 30, the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The Packers' home opener is in Week 2 on Sept. 14 against the New York Jets.
Green Bay plays four of its first six games on the road. The bye week comes Nov. 2 in Week 9 before the Packers close with five of their last eight at home. The season finale is Dec. 28 at Lambeau against Detroit.
The NFL announced the schedule Wednesday. Prime-time games are subject to the flexible scheduling policy that allows the league to move around late-season games.
NCAA puts Wisconsin college on probation over aid
MILWAUKEE (AP) - The NCAA says it is placing a Wisconsin college on probation for one year after determining its head football coach arranged scholarships for players in violation of the organization's rules.
The NCAA said Wednesday that University of Wisconsin-River Falls' probation period would begin immediately.
The Division III school also will undergo a review from the NCAA Committee on Financial Aid and an outside audit of athletic employment and scholarship practices.
The NCAA says an internal review done by the university found NCAA violations in regard to the awarding of seven scholarships over four years. Students received thousands of dollars in impermissible aid.
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