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The University of Wisconsin men's track team won its school-record fourth straight Big Ten title Sunday at Penn State. The Badgers had 145.5 points to 100 for second-place University of Minnesota. It was also the fourth straight time the Badgers won the runners' Triple Crown -- league titles in cross country, indoor track, and outdoor track in the same seasons. Coach Ed Nuttycombe won his 23rd Big Ten crown, tying the league record for the most titles by a single coach. Indiana University swim coach Doc Counsilman also won 23 championships from 1958-90.
Appleton native J.P. Hayes tied for sixth at the PGA Players' Championship in Florida. Hayes shot a two-under-par 70 in his final round at TPC Sawgrass to finish at six-under-282, five strokes behind the winner, Phil Mickelson. Jerry Kelly of Madison tied for 28th. He shot an even-par-72 Sunday to finish one-under for the tournament at 287. Steve Stricker of Madison tied for 52nd at two-over.
Matt Kenseth of Cambridge took seventh Sunday at NASCAR's Dodge Avenger-500 in Darlington, S.C. The race was delayed from Saturday night due to rain. Kenseth moved up 24 spots during the race after he started 31st. He remains third in the Nextel Cup standings with 1,582 points, 299 behind front-running Jeff Gordon who won Sunday's event. Johnny Sauter of Necedah took 29th and he remains 33rd for the year. Paul Menard of Eau Claire finished 31st, and he remains tied for 38th in the point totals.
The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire has advanced to the NCAA Division 3 softball finals. The Blugolds won the Eau Claire Regional Sunday with a 7-3 win over UW-Oshkosh. Casey Leisgang broke a 3-3 tie with a three-run homer, extending a school record with her 27th career blast. Mallory McKinney struck out five in seven innings to get the win. She's now 17-8 and needs only one more win to tie the Eau Claire record for career victories with 73. The Blugolds are now 35-and-12 and are the first WIAC school to make the nationals since 2000.
Four Wisconsin teams are among the 53 named early this morning to the NCAA Division 3 baseball tournament. The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, UW-Oshkosh, Ripon College, and Carthage all received berths. UW-Stevens Point will host one of the eight regionals. The brackets and schedules were not immediately released. Play begins on Wednesday. The Pointers won the WIAC Tournament with a 9-2 win over Oshkosh during the weekend. UW-Stevens Point has the top seed in its regional, and Oshkosh is No. 5. Ripon has the three-seed after edging St.
Wisconsin retailers are part of a big shopping boom on the Internet. According to the Forrester Research group, shoppers spent $220 billion on line last year, 25 percent more than in 2005. Travel is still No. 1, hands down. But shoes and clothing surpassed computers as the No. 2 item. The Mason Shoe Co., of Chippewa Falls launched a shoe-mall Web site last fall.
Packers' general manager Ted Thompson said Brett Favre was just being human when he lashed out at the team for not trading for Randy Moss. "I think it's natural for a player to be frustrated from time to time, that's simply being human," said Thompson in an article on the team's Web site. "Everyone knows that Brett Favre is all about winning. As an organization, we share that commitment. And we want to win now," Thompson added. But Thompson refused to comment on a report from FoxSports.com that Favre's agent asked for a trade.
A former daughter-in-law is the latest to be arrested in the abduction of a 57-year-old woman near Green Bay. Penny Raleigh, 39, is accused of helping arrange a burglary at the home of her ex-mother-in-law, Alyce Pellus, while she was riding around in a car trunk. Raleigh is the fifth to be arrested for last Monday's incident in Suamico. Authorities said Raleigh and Richard Deterville, 19, broke into Pellus's home, where Deterville blindfolded the woman while holding what she thought was a gun to her back. Pellus said she could hear others while being blindfolded.
Counselors return to Fond du Lac High School today (Monday) to help students deal with the traffic death of a fourth student in the last two weeks. Sophomore Candy Holstein, 16, was killed Saturday in Taycheedah. Authorities said the car in which she was a passenger drove through a stop sign and collided with an SUV. The 16-year-old car driver and a 17-year-old passenger were hurt.
A Dunn County man has been arrested in connection with a 1971 murder in Dayton, Ohio. According to the Dunn County Sheriff's Department, Robert J. Sosnoskie, 62, was arrested at his home in the Town of Tiffany on Saturday by officers from the Dunn County Sheriff's Department, Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation, and the Montgomery County Sheriff's Department in Dayton. Sheriff Dennis Smith says that Sosnoskie was cooperative and is being held in the Dunn County jail. The man is expected to appear in Dunn County Court today (Monday) for extradition proceedings.