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After stepping away for paid ‘vacation,’ Corey Knebel was able to step up in Brewers bullpen

Most of us can relate to the benefits of a nice summer vacation away from the job. When you’re a major-league baseball player, however, such escapes usually aren’t possible, or recommended. Just don’t tell that to Milwaukee Brewers reliever Corey Knebel. A National League all-star in 2017

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Christian Yelich makes no excuses for struggles at the plate as Brewers fall behind in NLCS

LOS ANGELES – Christian Yelich isn’t a “dog ate my homework” kind of guy. No excuses for failure. No baseball gods frowning on him. Go ahead and keep your St. Christopher’s medals. So, as the presumptive National League most valuable player was surrounded by reporters Wednesday at his locker

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Zach Davies replaces injured Gio Gonzalez on Brewers’ NLCS roster

LOS ANGELES – The Milwaukee Brewers made a couple roster moves in advance of Game 5 of the National League Championship Series on Wednesday morning. Removed from the roster was left-hander Gio Gonzalez, who suffered a high left ankle sprain in the second inning of Tuesday night’s 2-1, 13-inning loss

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NASCAR drivers bid unexpected early farewell to Kasey Kahne amid health issues

LINCOLN, Ala. — Kasey Kahne announced in August his plans to retire at the end of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, but his final season was cut short. Struggling with health problems this season — particularly severe dehydration and trouble r…

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Notes: Another shaky outing in Game 2 hasn’t fazed Jeremy Jeffress

If Jeremy Jeffress is unnerved by the way he’s thrown the ball so far in the postseason, he certainly isn’t showing it. The right-hander, who was as good as it gets in the regular season en route to earning his first career all-star nod, struggled badly in Game 2 of the National League Championship

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Los Angeles-area native Christian Yelich now trying to oust his hometown Dodgers

Christian Yelich can’t help but shake his head and chuckle at the way things have turned out for him so far this year. The late January trade to the Milwaukee Brewers. A career year featuring not one but two cycles and, likely, a National League most valuable player award. His first postseason experience

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Brewers have by far the lowest payroll among the four teams still playing October baseball

In terms of player payroll among the four teams that advanced to League Championship Series play this season, there is one definite outlier. That would be the Milwaukee Brewers. The Brewers had by far the lowest opening day payroll of the teams still p…

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The sole survivor of 2011 playoff team, Ryan Braun has been energized by Brewers’ success

Ryan Braun talks about the upcoming NLCS As Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell monitored his players, on and off the field, during the team’s improbable surge to the National League Central crown and sweep of Colorado in the NL Division Series, one, in particular, stood out as having the time

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Notes: Brewers hitters know they’ll have hands full with Kershaw, other Dodgers starters

The Milwaukee Brewers realize they’ll face a stiff challenge right out of the chute facing the Los Angeles Dodgers’ formidable starting rotation in the National League Championship Series, beginning with veteran Clayton Kershaw and, most likely, impressive rookie Walker Buehler. Game 1 is scheduled

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Travis Shaw has done well since since the Brewers asked him to leave his comfort zone

When the Milwaukee Brewers pulled off the trade for Mike Moustakas on July 27, Travis Shaw was asked to employ an old sports adage. Namely, take one for the team. So Shaw did just that. He slid from third base – his regular position since the Brewers t…

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Now quietly watching as adviser, former GM Doug Melvin got ball rolling in Brewers’ rebuild

During Games 1 and 2 of the National League Division Series last week at Miller Park, Doug Melvin did something he never considered doing during his 13 years as general manager of the Milwaukee Brewers. Melvin sat in the stands and played the role of a…

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NFL removes Jimmy Garoppolo-less 49ers from prime time in Week 7

USA TODAY Sports’ NFL power rankings following Week 5 of the season, with the Saints looking poised make some noise. Given the amount of criticism so often levied at NFL headquarters, it’s time to give the league a little credit for foreseeing a problem and having a remedy in place. Beginning

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Notes: Brewers aren’t going to complain about having extra time off before NLCS begins

Because the Brewers guaranteed themselves four off days before the NLCS by sweeping the Colorado Rockies in the NLDS, they knew the debate would begin about losing their momentum and edge after winning 11 games in a row. Which raises the laughable ques…

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Notes: Relievers’ ability to strike out hitters a big part of Brewers’ success

DENVER – There are good bullpens, and there are crazy good bullpens. The Milwaukee Brewers have had the latter in 2018. Entering Game 3 of the NLDS against Colorado on Sunday, the Brewers’ relief corps was on a five-week roll that numerically jumped off the page. Over a 28-game span, they compiled

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Notes: Relievers’ ability to strike out hitters a big part of Brewers’ success

DENVER – There are good bullpens, and there are crazy good bullpens. The Milwaukee Brewers have had the latter in 2018. Entering Game 3 of the NLDS against Colorado on Sunday, the Brewers’ relief corps was on a five-week roll that numerically jumped off the page. Over a 28-game span, they compiled

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Notes: Lorenzo Cain, Jesús Aguilar hope to get going at the plate in Game 3

DENVER — When Lorenzo Cain is going well at the plate, he tends to stick with what’s been working for him. So the fact he’s switching the bats he’s been swinging with some regularity is a big clue that things have been amiss offensively. Cain is looking to try yet another new bat Sunday

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