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Michael Popke

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Justin Nuoffer

The Madison Mallards still have a month left on their 2018 regular-season schedule. But this hard-hitting team has already claimed a spot in the postseason. more

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What better time to ski than July? MadNorski utilizes the off-months to train would-be young stars. more

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There are plenty of reasons to enjoy the World Cup even though the U.S. is not in the running. Memorable storylines have emerged and thrilling games are being played. more

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Steve Apps

One of Wisconsin’s most prolific authors releases “Cold As Thunder,” a futuristic dystopian novel set in Wisconsin. more

Books

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Scott Paulus/Milwaukee Brewers

The Brewers have spent much of the season so far at the head of the NL Central. And they’re having a blast, too. more

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American Family Insurance Champi

The final field is not yet set for the American Family Insurance Championship, but we know a few things: There will be a celebrity foursome, a solid-looking PGA Tour Champions event for golfers over 50 and a charity concert. more

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The Madison 56ers, the city’s amateur men’s soccer team, is happy to see a new professional club on its way to Madison. They say it will boost soccer’s profile in the city. more

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Aaron Cranford United Soccer Lea

There's a USL Division III pro team coming to Breese Stevens. Can you come up with a (non-cheesy) name? more

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Justin Nuoffer

Three players with Wisconsin roots will play for the Mallards this summer. The team opens the 2018 season at home May 29 with a two-game series against the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters. more

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UW-Madison’s Shawn Francis Peters has published “The Infamous Harry Hayward,” a mesmerizing biography of a 19th-century psychopath who was found guilty of several murders in Minneapolis. more

Books

Today, high school sports are often just one option in a competitive landscape dotted with countless club teams promising a heightened level of play. Do school teams really matter? more

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Phil Stopher

Madtown Scrumdown is the first major tournament hosted by the Madison Minotaurs. The city’s International Gay Rugby team coudn’t travel to the coast, so they created their own. more

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Dave Cubiak, the Chicago cop turned Door County sheriff, is back to solve another mystery in “Death Rides the Ferry,” Patricia Skalka’s fourth installment of her popular series. more

Books

A new book about the historic Milwaukee Braves from the University of Wisconsin Press focuses on the economics of baseball and why the Braves failed in Milwaukee. more

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Mike Gross

The Madison Radicals’ home opener was postponed on April 14 because of the threat of heavy snow. Now the rescheduled game against the Minnesota Wind Chill on July 3 will be the penultimate game of the regular season more

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Michael Popke

In the middle of a major city are 1,200 acres of natural living history, including effigy mounds, tallgrass prairies, savannas, wetlands and several forest types. One Dane County resident had never visited. more

Snapshot

In a new book that has been adapted for the big screen, volleyball coach Kathy Bresnahan tells the true story of the team that goes on to win a state championship while grieving the loss of a teammate. more

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Madison Squash Workshop

Squash remains an outlier sport in Madison and much of the Midwest. The Madison Open squash tournament aims to raise the sport’s profile. more

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Scott Paulus\Milwaukee Brewers

Can Milwaukee Brewers’ fans get their hopes up? After all, the team took off early last year, too, before crashing. more

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Ridgewood Pool

A keystone of the Meadowood neighborhood and the swimming community needs an upgrade. Ridgewood Pool needs $4.2 million for the renovation. more

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    Michael Popke

    In the middle of a major city, yet surrounded by 1,200 acres of natural living history.