Howie Magner

Sports Contributor

Senior editor Howie Magner is Milwaukee Magazine's sports columnist and writers the Sports Nut blog at MilwaukeeMag.com. An occasional actor, poker player and train travel enthusiast, he spent 15 years slinging newspaper ink in Oklahoma, Ohio and Michigan before settling in Bay View with his Wisconsinite wife. The University of Tulsa grad has won numerous writing awards for features, commentary and news.

Twitter: @HowieMag

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It’s been a long time since the Milwaukee Bucks were the hottest ticket in town. A big crowd is expected tonight at the BMO Harris Bradley Center for the team’s biggest game of the year: Game 6 of their first round series.

The Bucks could have claimed victory just for making it to the 2015 NBA Playoffs. But in the first round against Chicago, they have two very real victories they can point to. Though, they still trail the Bulls, 3-to-2, in the best-of-seven series.

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Badger basketball fans have even more reason to celebrate. The University of Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky is the Associated Press' player of the year.

The 7-foot forward was a runaway favorite and is the first Wisconsin player to win the award.

Lionel Aldridge played defensive end for some of the legendary Green Bay Packers teams of the 1960s.

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For about 55 minutes of football on Sunday afternoon, it looked like the Green Bay Packers would be playing for a Super Bowl title in a couple of weeks. 

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Last weekend, the Green Bay Packers got through the closest game they’ve played in a while. 

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The Milwaukee Bucks will take the court in Auburn Hills, Michigan tomorrow for a game against the Detroit Pistons.  It'll be their sixth game of the season - the team has two wins and three losses so far.

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The controversy continues surrounding calls for a new basketball arena in downtown Milwaukee.

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The NFL season officially got underway on Thursday night, but for most Wisconsinites, it’s the Packers’ Sunday kickoff that really marks the start to the season.

Braun Suspension Could Hit Brewers' Bottom Line

Jul 23, 2013
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Milwaukee Brewers star player and former National League Most Valuable Player Ryan Braun has been suspended by Major League Baseball for the rest of this season for violating the league’s rules on performance-enhancing drugs.

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Sports contributor Howie Magner is kind of blue when he thinks about the Brewers.