Lawyer: City needs to admit guilt in Bucks player’s arrest
MILWAUKEE (AP) — An attorney for Bucks guard Sterling Brown says Milwaukee's $400,000 offer to settle Brown's lawsuit against the city over his arrest last year is insufficient because it doesn't...
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee police officers have testified under oath in a lawsuit from Bucks player Sterling Brown that they violated his civil rights when they used a stun gun to arrest him over...
NEW YORK (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 28 points and 11 rebounds in his return to the lineup, Eric Bledsoe added 29 points and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Brooklyn Nets 131-121 on Monday...
NEW YORK (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo forgot for a moment that Milwaukee had reduced its magic number to one for clinching the NBA's best record.
Antetokounmpo, James sit out Bucks-Lakers matchup
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokoumpo and LeBron James, who served as competing All-Star captains, both will miss Tuesday night's game between the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sterling Brown hopes his efforts to work alongside law enforcement on improving practices used during arrests and stops will one day mean other black men don't have to go...
Bucks star Antetokounmpo misses game with sore right knee
CHICAGO (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks All-Star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo sat out Monday night's game against the Chicago Bulls because of a sore right knee.
Milwaukee officer who mocked NBA player’s arrest loses job
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee police officer fired over social media posts he made mocking the stun-gun arrest of an NBA basketball player lost his appeal to get his job back.
Milwaukee officer involved in NBA player’s arrest fired
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee officer involved in the stun gun arrest of Bucks' player Sterling Brown has been fired because of social media posts mocking the incident, the city's police chief said Thursday.
Police Chief Alfonso Morales said the firing decision was not tied to anything Erik Andrade did when Brown was arrested, but explained that the social media posts compromised the officer's ability to testify in other cases. Morales spoke about the case at a Marquette University event.
Milwaukee attorney defends police in NBA player’s arrest
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee's city attorney said officers did nothing wrong when they used a stun gun on Bucks' player Sterling Brown during his arrest over a parking violation in January — a direct contradiction to the police chief and mayor, who condemned the officers' actions.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin Assembly candidate says police who stunned Milwaukee Bucks player Sterling Brown resembled a wolf pack.
Retired Eau Claire Police Deputy Chief Eric Larson is running as a Democrat. He was asked during a Tuesday interview with Wisconsin Eye how he responds when he sees police shooting videos.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown sued the city of Milwaukee and its police department Tuesday, saying officers' use of a stun gun during his arrest for a parking violation constitutes excessive force and that they targeted him because he is black.
Attorney: Brown’s Constitutional Rights Violated
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit filed against Milwaukee and the city's police department by NBA player Sterling Brown alleging excessive force (all times local):
Milwaukee's mayor says he hopes the relationship between police and residents can improve in the wake of an excessive force lawsuit filed by Milwaukee Bucks player Sterling Brown.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission is calling for an extensive review of the stun gun arrest of Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown.
The commission wrote to Chief Alfonso Morales asking for a "full audit" and all body camera video of the arrest. Commissioners want the findings to be turned over to them and the Common Council.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Newly released police video of the stun gun arrest of Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown show one officer stepping on Brown's ankle while he was handcuffed on the ground and others discussing the potential backlash of taking down a black professional basketball player.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Officers involved in the stun gun arrest of Milwaukee Bucks player Sterling Brown said in preliminary police reports that Brown was aggressive when he was approached about a parking violation, though body camera footage suggests that wasn't the case.
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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks player Sterling Brown said Friday he "gave in" when police used a stun gun as they detained him for a parking violation because he didn't want officers to "pull out their guns."
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Latest on the stun gun arrest of Milwaukee Bucks player Sterling Brown and the police body camera video (all times local):
Milwaukee's police chief has confirmed the discipline for three officers in the arrest of Bucks player Sterling Brown.
Chief Alfonso Morales said in a statement Friday that one officer was suspended for 15 days, a second was suspended for 10 days and a third for two days. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel earlier had reported on the suspensions.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Body camera video showing police using a stun gun on an NBA player over a parking violation is just the latest setback for efforts to improve relations between Milwaukee officers and the city's black population.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the stun gun arrest of Milwaukee Bucks player Sterling Brown and the police body camera video (all times local):
A spokeswoman for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he believes video of Milwaukee police using a stun gun on a Bucks player shows why body cameras are important.
Text of a statement from Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown about his January arrest by Milwaukee police during an interaction over a parking violation:
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales apologized to Bucks guard Sterling Brown on Wednesday for a January arrest that started with a parking violation and escalated to include the use of a stun gun, and he said some officers were disciplined.
Brown, who is African-American, responded with a statement that described the incident as "an attempt at police intimidation" and said it "shouldn't happen to anybody."
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Latest on Milwaukee police releasing body-camera footage showing the arrest of Bucks guard Sterling Brown (all times local):
The president of the NAACP in Milwaukee says he doesn't see anything in a newly released police body-camera video that would warrant officers using a stun gun on Bucks guard Sterling Brown.
Fred Royal says he thinks the officer who interacted with Brown should have done a better job of explaining the reason why he was questioning him.
Text of a statement from Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown about his January arrest by Milwaukee police during an interaction over a parking violation:
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee's mayor is expressing concern about police conduct in the stun-gun arrest of Bucks guard Sterling Brown in January.
Mayor Tom Barrett says he's viewed police video of Brown's arrest over an alleged parking violation. He did not offer details but has said he has questions about how police acted. The video might be released this week.
Police have shown the body-camera footage to some local officials, including a closed session of a Common Council committee.
Bucks’ Sterling Brown arrested, tased over parking spat
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Police officers used a stun gun on Milwaukee Bucks rookie guard Sterling Brown and arrested the 22-year-old Friday after a confrontation at a Walgreens parking lot.
Police Sgt. Timothy Gauerke says the department is investigating what happened and the officers' use of force.
Bucks: Milwaukee acquires draft rights to second-round pick Sterling Brown
As the importance of 3-point shooting in the NBA continues to grow, the Milwaukee Bucks are searching for added depth on the perimeter.
The team bolstered its long-range shooting on Thursday by trading for the draft rights to former SMU shooting guard Sterling Brown from the Philadelphia 76ers.
DALLAS (AP) — Sterling Brown had 26 points and 10 rebounds in his final home game for No. 14 SMU, and the Mustangs clinched the outright American Athletic Conference title with a 103-62 victory over Memphis on Saturday.
Brown, one of three seniors playing their Moody Coliseum finale, was part of his school-record 106th victory as the Mustangs (27-4, 17-1) won their second conference title in three seasons.
DALLAS (AP) — Semi Ojeleye was perfect from the field, and yet SMU's big man was more impressed with Shake Milton's play from a sitting position that set up one of the Mustangs' highlight alley-oops while they clinched at least a share of the American Athletic Conference title.
Milton scores 20 to help No. 17 SMU beat UConn 69-61
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — It was Shake Milton's turn to be SMU's hot shooter.
Milton scored 18 of his game-high 20 points in the first half to lead the 17th-ranked Mustangs to a 69-61 victory over UConn on Saturday.
The Mustangs (25-4, 15-1 American Athletic Conference) won their 11th straight and haven't lost since Jan. 12 at Cincinnati. Semi Ojeleye had 16 points, Ben Moore added 15 and Sterling Brown had 11 as four of the seven players finished in double figures.
Milton scores 20 to help No. 15 SMU beat UConn
Hartford, Conn. (AP) — Shake Milton had 20 points and seven rebounds to lead No. 15 SMU over UConn 69-61 on Saturday.
The Mustangs (25-4, 15-1 American Athletic Conference) won their 11th straight and haven't lost since Jan. 12 at Cincinnati. Semi Ojeleye had 16 points, Ben Moore added 15 and Sterling Brown had 11.
Ojeleye, No. 19 SMU rally for 76-66 win over Houston
HOUSTON (AP) — Trailing by double digits midway through the first half, SMU didn't panic. The Mustangs had the confidence to dig their way out.
Semi Ojeleye had 18 of his 22 points in the second half and No. 19 SMU rallied to beat Houston 76-66 on Saturday.
Ojeleye also had nine rebounds, and the Mustangs have won 10 straight and 20 out of 21.
Ojeleye big 2nd half, No. 19 SMU rallies 80-75 over Tulane
DALLAS (AP) — Semi Ojeleye scored 16 of his 18 points in the second half, including consecutive 3-pointers in the SMU run that finally put the 19th-ranked Mustangs ahead in an 80-75 victory over Tulane on Wednesday night.
With the rally from a 15-point halftime deficit, SMU (23-4, 13-1 American) extended its home winning streak to 20 games in a row, including all 16 this season. The AAC-leading Mustangs have a nine-game winning streak and have won 19 of their last 20 games overall
Ojeleye drops in 30 to power No. 25 SMU past Temple, 66-50
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — SMU coach Tim Jankovich was a little apprehensive how his team would perform three days after earning its first national ranking of the season and three days before a highly anticipated showdown with No. 11 Cincinnati.
Semi Ojeleye made sure he had nothing to worry about.
Ojeleye scored a career-high 30 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead No. 25 SMU past Temple 66-50 on Thursday night for its seventh straight win.
Brown propels SMU past Tulsa 76-53
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Sterling Brown scored 24 of his 27 points in the second half and SMU rolled past Tulsa for a 76-53 win Saturday night.
Shake Milton added 19 points, Semi Ojeleye had 16 and Ben Moore collected 10 rebounds for SMU (20-4, 10-1 American), which shot 49 percent from the field to pick up its sixth straight win. Brown was 9 of 15 from the field and his 24 second-half points were the most by a Mustang since 2011.
SMU sweeps East Carolina with 40 point blowout win
DALLAS (AP) — Shake Milton and Semi Ojeleye each scored 19 points and SMU earned the season sweep of East Carolina with an 86-46 victory on Wednesday night.
Sterling Brown finished with 15 points, nine rebounds, and five assists for SMU (19-4, 9-1 American), while Ben Moore added 14 points and 11 boards.
SMU downs UCF 65-60 behind Milton’s 19 points
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Shake Milton scored 19 points, Semi Ojeleye added 14, and SMU beat UCF 65-60 on Wednesday night to win its fourth straight.
Ben Moore scored 14 and Sterling Brown made three 3-pointers for his 100th career trey for the Mustangs (18-4, 8-1 American).
Trailing 35-26 at halftime, UCF closed to 60-56 with 49 seconds left to play after B.J. Taylor's back-to-back jumpers. SMU led 62-56 after Milton's two free throws but Tacko Fall dunked to make it 62-58.
SMU beats UConn 69-49 for 16th straight home win
DALLAS (AP) — Shake Milton made five 3-pointers and had 23 points and six assists to lead SMU past UConn 69-49 on Thursday night for the Mustangs' 16th straight home win.
It's tied for the ninth longest active NCAA home winning streak and the third longest in SMU history.
SMU closed the first half on a 26-5 spurt — including a 16-0 run — to take a 36-15 lead at intermission. UConn's last make of the first half was at the 5:35 mark on Christian Vital's 3-pointer.
SMU wins 10th straight, tops South Florida 84-65
DALLAS (AP) — Semi Ojeleye scored 21 points and grabbed eight rebounds, Jarrey Foster had 17 points and 12 rebounds, and SMU won its 10th straight on Saturday with an 84-65 win over South Florida.
Sterling Brown added a season-high 19 points to go with five rebounds and five assists for the Mustangs (14-3, 4-0 American Athletic), who have won 15 straight at home (11 this season).
SMU defense stymies East Carolina in 75-44 blowout win
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Ben Moore scored 18 points and all five SMU starters finished in double figures as the Mustangs cruised to a 75-44 win over East Carolina on Saturday.
Moore finished 8 of 10 from the field and added 11 rebounds. Shake Milton finished with 14 points, Sterling Brown had 13, while Jarrey Foster and Semi Ojeleye added 12 apiece for the Mustangs (12-3, 2-0 American).
SMU holds off Memphis 58-54 behind Ojeleye’s double-double
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Semi Ojeleye scored 17 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and SMU held off Memphis 58-54 in the American Athletic Conference opener for both teams on Tuesday night.
Trailing by three at halftime, Memphis rallied to a 41-40 lead on Markel Crawford's 3-pointer, trailed, then led 45-44 after K.J. Lawson made two free throws. Shake Milton's 3-pointer put SMU up 49-45 with 6:03 left, then Sterling Brown hit a 3 for a 54-48 SMU lead.
Ojeleye nets career-high 28, SMU beats Albany 71-53
DALLAS (AP) — Semi Ojeleye had a career-high 28 points and SMU outscored Albany by 15 points in the final 10:29 for a 71-53 win on Tuesday night.
The Mustangs (10-3) took a 63-48 lead with 5:34 left when Shake Milton's 3-pointer capped a 14-2 run. The Great Danes (7-6) replied with a 5-2 burst to get within 12, but SMU closed out its sixth straight win by scoring all six points in the final two minutes, including 4 of 5 free throws.
SMU runs out to 32-point lead, blows out Stanford 72-49
DALLAS (AP) — SMU coach Tim Jankovich watched the Mustangs run out to a 32-point lead in the first half against Stanford and couldn't help but take stock of his team in his first year replacing Hall of Famer Larry Brown.
Milton, Ojeleye lead SMU over McNeese State
DALLAS (AP) — Shake Milton scored a season-high 17 points and SMU defeated McNeese State 92-56 on Wednesday night for the Mustangs' fourth straight win.
Milton hit 4 of 5 3-point attempts, while Semi Ojeleye made 4 of 7 for 16 points. Sterling Brown had his third career double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. SMU was 12 of 23 from the arc.
SMU uses late run to beat Cal State Bakersfield 49-43
DALLAS (AP) — Shake Milton scored 10 of his 13 points in the second half and SMU rallied in the final five minutes Friday night to beat Cal State Bakersfield 49-43.
The Mustangs (5-3) went on a 12-0 run starting with Jarrey Foster's free throw at 5:28 and ending on Semi Ojeleye's free throw to make it 48-40 with 13 seconds left.
Milton's 3-pointer with 3:36 left gave SMU the lead for good at 43-40.
Boatright, Melton lead USC to 78-73 win over SMU
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bennie Boatwright scored a season-high 17 points and De'Anthony Melton added 15 to lead Southern California to a 78-73 victory over SMU on Friday night.
Boatwright made 4-of-7 3-pointers and Jonah Matthews scored 14 points for the Trojans.
USC (5-0) improved to 5-1 all-time against the Mustangs and shot 49.1 percent from the field.
Melton scored nine points during a 19-4 run — capped by Melton's 3 — that gave USC a 51-41 lead with 10:56 to play.
SMU builds big lead early, coasts against UC Santa Barbara
DALLAS (AP) — Semi Ojeleye scored 22 points on 8-of-11 shooting from the field to help lead SMU to an 84-57 win over UC Santa Barbara on Tuesday night.
Sterling Brown scored 14 points and added seven rebounds, while Ben Moore and Shake Milton each had 12 for the Mustangs (4-1), which improved to 3-0 at home this season.
SMU rolls past Eastern Michigan 91-64
DALLAS (AP) — Semi Ojeleye had 18 points and eight rebounds, Jarrey Foster also put in 18 points, and SMU rolled past Eastern Michigan 91-64 on Sunday.
Shake Milton and Sterling Brown added 12 points apiece with Milton passing out five assists and Brown grabbing seven boards. Ben Moore had 11 points and six rebounds as the Mustangs shot 52.7 percent and dominated the boards 44-26.