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Davies proves looks can deceive

Zach Davies, 23, not only has a young face but also a small stature (6-foot-0, 155 pounds) for a pitcher. But Davies is used to remarks about his appearance. "I kind of take it as a chip on my shoulder, because people are in disbelief," he told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Baby-faced big leaguers

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Both Chris Banjo and Jayrone Elliott, who sustained pulled hamstrings in San Francisco, believe they've avoided major injuries, but availability for Week 1 remains unknown. Banjo said the turf was soft at Levi's Stadium, but he didn't think it contributed to his injury.

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Two Brewers have little-known talents

Does Zach Davies have the best command of any pitcher in the majors this season? And where does Keon Broxton rank in terms of how quick he can steal a base? Baseball Info Solutions provides the answers. Measuring baseball skills (Insider)

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Jordy Nelson should see increased work in practice this week even though he's not expected to play at KC. "It's important for Jordy to get a ton of work this week with Aaron [Rodgers]," Packers coach Mike McCarthy said. "That's really the focus. I feel good about where he is, it's just reps. But I think Jordy looks great."

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Another sign the Packers won't play their starters in the finale at KC. Said coach Mike McCarthy: "It's important to get the younger part of our football team ready for Kansas City and give them every chance to maximize their opportunity."

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Packers first-round pick Kenny Clark said he's not worried that his back injury – which he referred to as "tightness" – would keep him out of the regular-season opener. He didn't travel to the 49ers game because the doctors didn't think the long flight would be good for his back.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Packers WR Jordy Nelson said he "probably won't" play in the preseason finale on Thursday at KC, which means he'll go into the regular season without any game reps since his ACL tear. He does expect to get team (11-on-11) reps in practice this week.

Lineup: Brewers (56-73) vs. Pirates (66-61)

  • 1. Jonathan Villar, 3B (S)
  • 2. Scooter Gennett, 2B (L)
  • 3. Hernan Perez, RF (R)
  • 4. Chris Carter, 1B (R)
  • 5. Kirk Nieuwenhuis, CF (L)
  • 6. Domingo Santana, LF (R)
  • 7. Orlando Arcia, SS (R)
  • 8. Manny Pina, C (R)
  • 9. Chase Anderson, RHP
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Garbedian on Golf

Chuck is joined by River Club of Mequon's Tom Weickardt, Grand Geneva's Kyle Kunish, Golf Channel's Todd Lewis, and much more!

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Herman Perez having a night, a two homer night (0:41)
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How does Guerra rank in pitching tools?

Junior Guerra has a good splitter, but is it good enough for No. 1 in our rankings? Keith Law breaks it down. Ranking pitching tools (Insider)

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Initial word on Packers safety Chris Banjo's hamstring injury is good after an MRI on Saturday. However, the team doctors will further examine him on Sunday, when players report back to work.