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Thursday morning Wisconsin sports headlines

Posted Thursday, August 29, 2013 --- 11:33 a.m.

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Marlon Byrd celebrated his arrival in Pittsburgh with a three-run homer as the Pirates beat the Milwaukee Brewers 7-1 last night. Byrd hit his 22nd homer of the season into the bushes in center field in the seventh inning as Pittsburgh ended a three-game losing streak. Josh Harrison went 3 for 4 with an RBI for the Pirates.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Chris Borland fan club at Wisconsin starts at the top. First-year Badgers coach Gary Andersen can't help but gush about the senior. The playmaking linebacker's 13 career forced fumbles are one short of tying the major college record shared by five players.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Everything John Dorsey has done to mold the Kansas City Chiefs since becoming their general manager has been influenced by a career with the Green Bay Packers. He'll get a chance to catch up with old friends tonight. Dorsey played for the Packers in the 1980s before rising up the scouting ranks.

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) -- The New York Jets have signed former Green Bay Packers backup quarterback Graham Harrell. The former Texas Tech star spent the last three seasons as a backup to Aaron Rodgers. He was 2 of 4 for 20 yards in four regular-season appearances. The Jets released center Dalton Freeman to make room for Harrell.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press


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