Rice Lake native and Marquette freshman Henry Ellenson was selected by the Detroit Pistons with the 18th pick in the NBA draft on Thursday night.

Eau Claire Memorial football coach Paul Kling announced his resignation Wednesday afternoon, according to a press release from athletic director Trevor Kohlhepp.

Chippewa Falls McDonell Central boys basketball team is again the No. 1-ranked Division 5 team in this week’s The Associated Press Wisconsin prep basketball poll.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor has been searching for several years for an investor who would be willing to purchase a minority share of the team and let Taylor continue to run the show for a few more years before eventually taking over as the majority stakeholder.

GREEN BAY -- ESPN’s Rob Demovsky is reporting Packers right tackle Bryan Bulaga dodged a major injury Thursday, when he left practice after hurting his left knee. Bulaga did not tear his ACL as first feared and suffered only a sprained MCL, according to a source.

Marquette’s Wally Ellenson, a Rice Lake graduate, took fifth place in the high jump to earn All-American honors at the NCAA Division I outdoor track and field championships Friday in Eugene, Ore. Ellenson cleared 7 feet, 2¼ inches.

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ryan Braun hit his fourth career grand slam and a solo homer Wednesday, powering the Milwaukee Brewers to an 8-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds that provided a one-day respite from their awful start.

GREEN BAY (AP) — It was back to Lambeau Field for the Green Bay Packers on Monday for the first time since cleaning out their lockers in January following the stunning collapse against Seattle in the NFC title game.

PHOENIX — Milwaukee Brewers reliever Jim Henderson is getting an early chance to prove that he is on his way to returning from a right shoulder injury.

SALT LAKE CITY — Trey Burke had 23 points and six assists to help the Utah Jazz hold off the Milwaukee Bucks 82-75 on Saturday night.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Jeff Gordon chatted casually with some of his crew as a crowd of fans gathered in the window behind his garage stall at Daytona International Speedway. He opened the toolbox behind him, grabbed a Sharpie and turned to the assembly to autograph the dozens of die casts, p…

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Greg Ives plopped down in his chair, let out a sigh of a relief and asked, “Am I in the Chase now?”

Eau Claire native Paul Menard will start today’s Daytona 500 in the 21st position. He will pilot chassis No. 447, which he utilized in both Daytona races last season.

MADISON — Sophomore Bronson Koenig’s continued development as the starting point guard has kept No. 5 Wisconsin rolling on its methodical march toward the Big Ten regular season title.

MIAMI — The former owner of a Florida medical clinic who posed as a doctor and illegally supplied steroid injections and other performance-enhancing drugs to professional baseball players and even high school athletes was sentenced Tuesday to four years in federal prison.

WISCONSIN RAPIDS (AP) — A 37-year-old Marshfield man is charged with 15 counts of theft after authorities say he took more than $46,000 from 15 Wood County residents in a Green Bay Packers ticket scam.

Austin Schulfer and Daulton Varsho of UW-Milwaukee will join the Eau Claire Express this summer, the Northwoods League team announced Tuesday.

The Eau Claire Cavaliers accepted an invitation to join the Wisconsin Baseball Association’s Independent League for the 2015 baseball season, in a move that became official on Jan. 25.

Any area athletic directors who will have student-athletes signing National Letters of Intent are encouraged to notify the Leader-Telegram by email at sports@ecpc.com.

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Almost every day during training camp and often during the season, Dan Quinn would put on large padded gloves and essentially go through a sparring session with the Seattle Seahawks defensive linemen as they warmed up for practice working on pass rushing techniques.

Eau Claire native Phil Erickson was named to the inaugural North American Prospects Hockey League All-Star roster. Erickson, who plays for the Madison Capitols, will play for Team Blue. The All-Star game will be held at 7:15 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18 at the Troy Sports Center in Troy, Mich. Befor…

Former Eau Claire Memorial hockey player Charley Graaskamp was traded from the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds to the Sudbury Wolves on Thursday afternoon.