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The Brewers need to keep their wits about them in a tight pennant race more

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Isthmus' music writers weigh in on the season's most promising concerts, at venues large and small. more

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It’s the season of the $134 million man. Because despite the presence of Davante Adams, Randall Cobb, David Bakhtiari and others, it’s still all about No. 12. more

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Badgers football season opens amid high hopes and scandals. Despite two key players suspended due to sexual assault charges, the game must go on. more

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The Korean martial art of taekwondo is characterized by high and fast kicks versus the punching or spinning of other disciplines. That makes it ideal for self-defense as well as self-improvement. more

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Heavy on irony and on music, Lords of the Trident create head-banging music with a theatrical flair. They release a seventh album on Aug. 24 and headline Mad With Power Fest the next night. more

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Matt Messina

Coming up, it’s the American Ultimate Disc League’s Championship Weekend right here at Breese Stevens. The No. 2 seed Madison Radicals will play the Los Angeles Aviators. more

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There are 250 people officiating Madison high school sporting games. That’s nowhere near enough. more

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Originally viewed as a sport for elite and fittest-of-the-fit athletes, CrossFit is becoming more appealing to a broader population. But hundreds of the world’s top CrossFit athletes will be in town for the Reebok CrossFit Games from Aug. 1-5. more

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Despite having limited performance experience, Quick and Painless, a band made up of area high school students, has won this year’s Rockonsin competition, winning a slot at Summerfest. more

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After Madison’s successful experience hosting the U.S. Lacrosse Central Championships, sports tourism officials went in search of another signature lacrosse event that could call the city home. Fifty boys teams will compete in July at the Madison Cap more

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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

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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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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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    Michael Popke

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