Wednesday Morning Wisconsin Sports Report

Posted Wednesday, August 8, 2012 --- 7:40 a.m.

Here is the latest Wisconsin sports news from The Associated Press:

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Rookie Mike Fiers took a perfect game into the seventh inning last night in the Milwaukee Brewers' 3-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds. Fiers retired the first 18 batters he faced before Zack Cozart hit a leadoff double in the seventh. Aramis Ramirez hit a two-run homer for the Brewers.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Injuries are beginning to pile up for the Green Bay Packers ahead of their first preseason game. Packers coach Mike McCarthy has ruled out at least eight players for Thursday's game against San Diego. Receiver Greg Jennings and tight end Ryan Taylor are among the players dealing with injuries.

UNDATED (AP) -- The NFL's first female official is a bit nervous and not at all intimidated by the challenge of working a pro game. Shannon Eastin makes her NFL debut on Thursday night when the Green Bay Packers face the San Diego Chargers. Eastin is a referee in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Changes to the NFL's kickoff rules appear to account for a slight decline in the number of concussions reported across the league last season. That's according to a new study of injury data provided by the NFL Players Association. Jesse David with Edgeworth Economics tells The Associated Press that the number of concussions reported on kickoffs decreased by more than 40 percent from 2010 to 2011.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.

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