Running back Cedric Benson meets with Packers
Free agent running back Cedric Benson visited the Green Bay Packers on Wednesday, April 24.
No signing has been made official, but Benson sent out a Tweet Wednesday afternoon that read: "Wonderful meeting with the pack! Never thought I'd say it felt good to be in Green Bay!"
Last season, Benson ran for 248 yards on 51 carries in five games for the Packers before Benson suffered a Lisfranc foot injury against the Indianapolis Colts on Oct. 7.
Saine fails physical
The Green Bay Packers waived running back Brandon Saine Wednesday morning after he failed his physical.
Saine is trying to come back from a torn anterior cruciate ligament injury suffered last season during the Packers game in Houston against the Texans.
Brewers streak comes to an end
The Milwaukee Brewers winning streak ended mired in controversy Wednesday night in San Diego, casting a shadow over an old-fashioned pitchers' duel.
Trailing 2-0 entering the ninth inning, the Brewers got a run off Padres closer Huston Street in the ninth following back-to-back two-out doubles from Carlos Gomez and Yuniesky Betancourt. However, Martin Maldonado was called out for batter's interference for supposedly running into his own chopper in front of the plate.
Replays showed the call was erroneous, but nevertheless, the Padres emerged with a 2-1 victory.
San Diego's Edinson Volquez, given the lead on Carlos Quentin's solo homer, surrendered just five hits, did not walk a batter and induced 13 ground ball outs.
Marco Estrada (2-1) was saddled with the loss despite a solid effort. He tossed 6 1/3 innings and allowed two runs, one earned, on five hits and two walks.
The Brewers are idle Thursday before beginning a three-game weekend series in Los Angeles on Friday night.
NASCAR penalized Wisconsin native Matt Kenseth
NASCAR handed down severe penalties to Cambridge native Matt Kenseth's No. 20 team in the Sprint Cup Series on Wednesday for failing post-race engine inspection following last Sunday's event at Kansas Speedway.
Kenseth, who won the 400-mile race at Kansas, was penalized with a loss of 50 points.
His crew chief, Jason Ratcliff, has been fined $200,000, suspended from NASCAR competition for six points-paying races, as well as next month's all-star event (non-points), and placed on probation until Dec. 31. Car owner Joe Gibbs was docked 50 points as well.
Furthermore, Kenseth's win at Kansas will not earn him bonus points toward eligibility and seeding for this year's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. A driver who qualifies for the Chase is awarded three bonus points for each of his or her wins during the 26-race regular season.
Those bonus points are added to the accumulated aggregate driver points total (2,000) following the conclusion of the Sept. 7 event at Richmond International Raceway.
Kenseth's win at Kansas is also not credited towards the eligibility for a driver wild card position in the playoffs.