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Arts & Culture
4:54 pm
Fri October 11, 2013

Remembering "Handy" Andy Pafko, Former Milwaukee Brave

Andy Pafko's 1955 Bowman Gum baseball card
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews former Milwaukee Brave Andy Pafko. He died this week at 92.

Former Milwaukee Brave Andy Pafko has died. 

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Economy & Business
12:38 pm
Fri October 11, 2013

Proponents of New Basketball Arena Try to Court Local Support

The Bradley Center is the current home of the Milwaukee Bucks.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews writer Doug Russell, about the future of the Bucks and the Bradley Center.

The Milwaukee Bucks will open their home basketball season November 2nd against the Toronto Raptors.  As they have since 1988, they’ll call the BMO Harris Bradley Center home.

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Arts & Culture
1:59 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Essay: Fresh Faces on the Field

The Brewers' Sean Halton congratulations Khris Davis on his solo home run against the Chicago Cubs at Miller Park on Sept. 18.
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Essayist Mark Siegrist explains why Major League Baseball in Milwaukee is still worth watching.

If you missed the Brewers game yesterday, you missed your last opportunity to catch them at Miller Park this season. 

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Arts & Culture
4:16 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Rowers to Converge on Milwaukee River

Milwaukee will be flooded with row teams from Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Illinois on September 21st.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Alyssa Remington, race director of the 2013 Milwaukee River Challenge.

Rowing: it's a sport you either love or hate. But either way, it's making a splash in Milwaukee this weekend.

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Arts & Culture
4:51 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

PHOTOS: Skatepark Ramps Up Local Talent

The view inside the 4 Seasons Skatepark in Milwaukee
Dan Harmon, Nathan Royster

Lake Effect’s Dan Harmon and Nathan Royster go to Milwaukee's 4 Seasons Skatepark and speak with founder Neal Levin and operations manager Jeff Gozdowiak.

You'd never guess from its quiet, old red brick exterior that the Wisconsin Electric building off I-94 near Marquette University is full of fast-paced activity.

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Arts & Culture
4:54 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Essay: The Ryan Braun Debacle

Ryan Braun in June 2013
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Lake Effect essayist Paul Heinz reflects on the scandal involving the Brewers' Ryan Braun.

In 2004, after Paul Molitor was elected to the Baseball Hall-of-Fame, and as the Brewers were limping along to win about 67 games a season, a friend wrote to me, "The Brewers will never have more than two players in the Baseball Hall-of-Fame. Ever! That sucks!"

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Arts & Culture
5:52 pm
Sat September 7, 2013

Sports Analyst: Packers Could Be 'Scary' Good This Season

Expectations are high for Packers rookie Eddie Lacy.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich talks sports with our contributor Howie Magner.

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.

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Arts & Culture
3:04 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

MECCA Basketball Court Bounces Back to Life As Art Exhibit

The MECCA basketball court floor will be shown for one night only at the U.S. Cellular Arena.
Mitch Teich

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Ben Koller and Andy Gorzaski, of Our MECCA Group.

If you’re more than 35 years old, and you grew up watching sports in Milwaukee, you probably have memories of an iconic basketball court at the MECCA arena - now the U.S. Cellular Arena.

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Health & Science
12:10 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Book Details Long History of Doping in Sports

Dan Rosen says performance enhancing drugs have been a part of sports for centuries.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews author Dan Rosen on the history of doping in sports.

The news continues to sink in that Ryan Braun will sit out the rest of this season after being suspended by Major League Baseball for involvement with performance-enhancing drugs.

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Sports
1:44 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Braun Suspension Could Hit Brewers' Bottom Line

Ryan Braun won't be playing at Miller Park for the rest of this season, following a 65-game suspension.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews sports contributor Howie Magner.

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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