MILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee Bucks have lost six straight games to Toronto, after falling 92-89 last night at the Bradley Center.  

Brandon Knight missed a three-pointer which could have tied the game with seven-point-nine seconds left, and O.J. Mayo committed a turnover near mid-court as time ran out.  The Bucks trailed by nine at the half.  They were down six after three quarters, when Bucks' coach Jason Kidd was given a technical for arguing with the officials.  Milwaukee managed to take a one-point lead with just over five-and-a-half minutes left, when Toronto scored seven straight points to go in front for good.  Knight scored 20 points, and Ersan Ilyasova added 14 for Milwaukee. The Raptors had 20 offensive rebounds and 21 second-chance points.  Kyle Lowry scored 18 for Toronto, and Raptors star DeMar DeRozan went scoreless for the first time since April of 2010.  He went 0-for-9 from the floor. Toronto's victory was only the third in its last eight games.  The Bucks have lost two-of-three overall.  They'll host Utah on Thursday night.


The Bucks have signed veteran forward Kenyon Martin to a second 10-day contract.  The 37-year-old Martin has played in four games for Milwaukee since signing his first 10-day deal on January ninth.  He bruised his chest last Saturday night against Chicago, but was declared healthy for last night's loss to Toronto.  He has averaged just under five minutes a game, with one-and-a-half points and one rebound per contest.  


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The Green Bay Packers cleaned out their lockers yesterday.  And player after player insisted they were the better team in Sunday's 28-22 NFC Championship overtime loss at Seattle.  Guard Josh Sitton said the Packers kicked the Seahawks up and down the field all day -- and there were about ten plays in which they could have won the game, had they gone Green Bay's way. Receiver Randall Cobb said the first 55 minutes speaks for itself -- and the ending was a "nightmare" that kept him from sleeping on Sunday night.  Tight end Brandon Bostick again admitted his mistake in dropping the onside kick that led to the Seahawks' go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter. Bostick said he'd do his best to get over it -- and he won't be watching the Super Bowl. Safety Morgan Burnett said he didn't regret sliding after his fourth quarter interception.  He also spoke up for safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, saying he had a great rookie season -- and he'll get plenty of chances for redemption, after being slow in his coverage on the two-point conversion which gave the Seahawks a three-point lead near the end of regulation.  Corner Jarrett Bush said Seattle's Russell Wilson threw a couple of "hope balls" that the Packers should have batted down and didn't.  Coach Mike McCarthy drew a lot of fan criticism for failing to get first downs late by running the ball into a tight Seattle defense.  He said he had no regrets after the game.  McCarthy will now review the season with his players and coaches, and hold a season-ending news conference that hasn't been scheduled yet.


Packers' receiver Randall Cobb and safety Sam Shields have been added to the Pro Bowl roster.  Cobb replaces Dez Bryant of the Dallas Cowboys, who will miss the game due to injury.  Shields replaces New England corner Darrelle Revis, who will be getting ready for the Super Bowl against Seattle on February first. It's the first Pro Bowl bids for both Cobb and Shields.  Five other Packers were named to the Pro Bowl last month -- quarterback Aaron Rodgers, receiver Jordy Nelson, linebacker Clay Matthews, fullback John Kuhn, and guard Josh Sitton. The Pro Bowl will feature teams of All-Stars selected by a pair of captains -- former NFL star receivers Michael Irvin and Cris Carter.  It will be played Sunday night in Glendale, Arizona.


The Saint Louis Rams have asked the Packers for permission to interview quarterbacks' coach Alex Van Pelt for the Rams' offensive coordinator's opening. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says the Packers will most likely reject the request -- which they can do because Van Pelt has a year remaining on his current contract.  Van Pelt was Green Bay's running backs' coach for two years before supervising the quarterbacks last season.  He's credited with helping Aaron Rodgers have one of his best seasons, and with helping Eddie Lacy blossom during his rookie year.  Meanwhile, reports from Cleveland indicate that the Browns have included Packers' offensive coordinator Tom Clements on their list of possible candidates to run Cleveland's offense.


The Milwaukee Brewers completed a trade yesterday which sent starter Yovani Gallardo to the Texas Rangers for three young players -- right-handers Marcos Diplan and Corey Knebel, and infielder Luis Sardinas.  Gallardo, who will make 13-million dollars this season, is due to be a free agent next winter.  General manager Doug Melvin said it was the main reason for the trade, but the Brewers were not shopping him around.  Melvin said the Rangers called him first, and he would not have made the deal if Jimmy Nelson couldn't be penciled into Milwaukee's rotation full-time this season.  The Brewers believe Nelson is ready, despite his 2-9 record in 14 games last year as an injury replacement.  The 23-year-old Knebel had eight relief appearances for Detroit.


The University of Wisconsin men's basketball team moved up one place to sixth in the new Associated Press media poll.  The Badgers also jumped one spot to fifth in the USA Today coaches' survey.  Coach Bo Ryan's team recovered from its January 11th los to Rutgers with a 15-point home victory over Nebraska last Thursday night. Wisconsin is 16-2 overall, and will host Iowa tonight.  


Stevens Point is still the Division 1 boys' leader in the new AP boys' state high school basketball poll.  The Panthers are 13-0, and second-place Germantown is 12-0.  Milwaukee Rufus King is third, and Milwaukee Riverside fourth.  Kaukauna still leads Division 2 followed by Seymour, Luxemburg-Casco, and Milwaukee Pius XI.  Prescott moved from second-place to first in Division 3.  Ripon is second, Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau third, and Watertown Luther Prep fourth.  Last week's leader, Kettle Moraine Lutheran, fell to fifth.  Whitefish Bay Dominican is still atop Division 4 followed by Eau Claire Regis, Mineral Point, and Cuba City.  Wausaukee is still the boys' leader in Division-Five with Randolph, Port Edwards, and Wausau Newman in the two-three-and-four spots.


In the AP girls' prep basketball poll, Waukesha West is still No. 1 followed by Schofield D.C. Everest, Milwaukee Rufus King, and Sheboygan North.  Milwaukee Pius XI still leads Division 2 with DeForest, Hortonville, and New Berlin second-third-and-fourth. Dodgeville remains atop Division 3 followed by Adams-Friendship, Whitewater, and Lakeside Lutheran.  Cuba City is still the Division 4 leader with Fond du Lac St. Mary's Springs second, Fall Creek third, and Bonduel fourth. Barneveld still leads the Division 5 girls with South Shore second, Clayton third, and Belmont fourth.



In the NBA...

Toronto 92, Milwaukee 89

In men's college basketball...

UW-Parkside 69, Lewis 65

Wisconsin boys' high school basketball

Algoma 57, Oshkosh Lourdes 44

Barron 62, Somerset 31

Cambridge 50, Deerfield 48

Cochrane-Fountain City 58, Lewiston-Altura, Minn. 41

Dodgeville 61, River Valley 48

Ewen-Trout Creek, Mich. 63, Drummond 33

Florence 48, Niagara 45

Fond du Lac St. Mary’s Springs 60, Random Lake 52

Gilmanton 70, New Auburn 49

Hayward 55, Tomahawk 43

Highland 50, Riverdale 39

Horicon 71, Beaver Dam Wayland Academy 28

Hustisford 68, Fall River 48

Kenosha Reuther 82, Kenosha Christian Life 61

Kettle Moraine Lutheran 74, Brookfield Academy 58

La Farge 67, Brookwood 41

Ladysmith 55, Flambeau 41

Lake Geneva Badger 79, Elkhorn 77

Lancaster 67, River Ridge 41

Lincoln Hills 76, Elcho 55

Lomira 57, Saint Lawrence Seminary 38

Madison Abundant Life/St. Ambrose 51, Williams Bay 50

Mauston 54, Royall 34

Mosinee 65, Weyauwega-Fremont 38

Necedah 56, Nekoosa 46

Omro 69, North Fond du Lac 32

Onalaska 65, Tomah 56

Ozaukee 63, Living Word Lutheran 32

Phillips 64, Bruce 37

Randolph 53, Westfield 51

Ripon 60, Winnebago Lutheran 49

Somers Shoreland Lutheran 50, Greendale Martin Luther 47

Solon Springs 68, Birchwood 52

Spencer 64, Rib Lake 54

St. Croix Falls 88, Turtle Lake 87

Stockbridge 40, Elkhart Lake/Glenbeulah 36

Stratford 50, Chequamegon 37

Wausaukee 66, Crandon 58

West Allis Hale 70, New Berlin Eisenhower 65

Wisconsin Rapids Assumption 70, Wausau Northland Lutheran 51

Westby 58, Onalaska Luther 50

Girls' high school basketball

Argyle 55, Orfordville Parkview 46

Barneveld 51, Madison Edgewood 37

Bessemer, Mich. 57, Mellen 45

Bonduel  51, Clintonville 30

Boscobel 46, Wauzeka-Steuben 36

Brillion 39, Wrightstown 34

Brookfield Central 57, West Allis Hale 42

Brookwood 72, Kickapoo 27

Colfax 49, Eau Claire Regis 41

Cuba City 65, Dodgeville 43

Cumberland 25, Grantsburg 22

Durand 62, Elk Mound 39

Eau Claire Immanuel Lutheran 56, Elmwood/Plum City 26

Elkhart Lake/Glenbeulah 47, Stockbridge 13

Fall Creek 60, Ladysmith 20

Fennimore 59, Lancaster 53

Fort Atkinson 36, Milton 35

Freedom 45, Kiel 34

Glenwood City 49, Prairie Farm 24

Highland 73, North Crawford 34

Hilbert 70, Manitowoc Lutheran 38

Hurley 51, Bayfield 35

Kenosha Saint Joseph 56, Whitefish Bay Dominican 44

Kewaunee 41, Southern Door 25

Lakeland 49, Stephenson, Mich. 36

Loyal 60, Alma Center Lincoln 21

Medford 43, Northland Pines 29

Mineral Point 46, Pecatonica 23

Mishicot 63, Menasha Saint Mary’s 29

Monroe 52, Clinton 31

Mount Horeb 65, Evansville 59

Neillsville 41, Altoona 23

Oregon 63, Elkhorn 28

Owen-Withee 75, Edgar 61

Platteville 62, Hazel Green Southwestern 28

Random Lake 41, Kewaskum 40

Reedsburg 54, Lodi 44

Rib Lake 53, Lake Holcombe 13

River Valley 49, Ithaca 27

Riverdale 60, Weston 15

Manitowoc Roncalli 52, Chilton 32

Rosholt 64, Wisconsin Valley Lutheran 21

Seneca 42, Cassville 32

Shawano 40, Oconto Falls 30

Shell Lake 48, Spooner 38

Shiocton 50, Suring 12

South Shore 59, Ironwood, Mich. 17

Thorp 40, Gilman 16

Valders 35, Reedsville 33

Viroqua 53, Blair-Taylor 47

Wabeno/Laona 55, Gillett 31

Wakefield-Marenisco, Mich. 47, Drummond 41

Walworth Big Foot 57, Lake Geneva Badger 55, OT

Warren, Ill. 52, Black Hawk 40

Westby 37, West Salem 20

Whitewater 73, Brodhead 31

Boys' high school hockey

Beaver Dam 3, DeForest 1

Eau Claire Regis/Chippewa Falls McDonell/Bloomer 5, Northwest Iceman 2

Monroe 9, Madison La Follette/East 3

Onalaska 3, La Crosse 1

Schofield D.C. Everest 2, Mosinee 0

Girls' high school hockey

Lakeland 5, Medford 3

Marshfield 3, Northland Pines 2, OT

Waupaca/Amherst/Iola-Scandinavia/Manawa 6, Stevens Point-Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln 0