Gary D'Amato, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Gary D'Amato

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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Past articles by Gary:

D'Amato: Packers legend Bart Starr exemplary both on, off the field

The football part of his biography, impressive as it is, barely scratches the surface in describing Bart Starr as a man. → Read More

D'Amato: My time to say goodbye

Gary D'Amato is leaving the Journal Sentinel after 28 years as a sportswriter, including the last three as sports columnist. → Read More

Brewers fans willing to give Josh Hader benefit of the doubt; give him standing ovation

A small survey of Brewers fans revealed that many are willing to forgive pitcher Josh Hader for his offensive tweets. And in his first appearance since the All-Star Game, Hader received a standing ovation. → Read More

D'Amato: The evidence is in and America’s Dairyland is the best sporting state in the nation

We've got the hottest team in the National League, the best QB in football and a brand new basketball stadium. We've got you beat every which way. → Read More

D'Amato: Not even an exuberant Brett Favre could crack referee Bill Carollo's integrity

The Shorewood resident and former NFL referee will be the honoree at the 61st annual National Italian Invitational Golf Tournament for Charities. → Read More

D'Amato: How Sand Valley Golf Resort is transforming central Wisconsin

Sand Valley in the Town of Rome is in just its second full year of operation, but its impact already is being felt in Adams County and throughout the region → Read More

Shinnecock Hills on verge of becoming obsolete as U.S. Open host

Given the wildly fluctuating course set-ups from day to day at the U.S. Open, the USGA lucked into a great leaderboard and a back-to-back champion in Brooks Koepka. But why can't the USGA get it right? → Read More

Give Phil Mickelson the benefit of the doubt; he's no cheater

There is nothing in Phil Mickelson's history or character that suggests he would do something to intentionally dishonor the game. I think he just lost his cool for a moment and reacted without thinking. → Read More

Phil Mickelson laughs after stunning golf world by hitting moving ball on green at U.S. Open

On his 48th birthday, Phil Mickelson did something completely out of character Saturday at the U.S. Open, earning a rare two-stroke penalty. → Read More

USGA is under pressure to get it right with U.S. Open at Shinnecock

The USGA needs to deliver a controversy-free championship on a Shinnecock course it all but ruined in 2004 and in the wake of U.S. Opens at Chambers Bay and Erin Hills and a rules nightmare involving Dustin Johnson. → Read More

Once again, Steve Stricker qualifies for U.S. Open

The Madison golfer ties for second in 36-hole sectional qualifying and will return to Shinnecock Hills, 23 years after tying for 13th place there. → Read More

Trevino will join Favre, Jeter and North at PGA Tour Champions tournament in Madison

The celebrity foursome will play a nine-hole exhibition after regular play June 23 at the PGA Tour Champions American Family Insurance Championship. → Read More

Time not right for Becky Hammon to coach Milwaukee Bucks

Without question, Becky Hammon is qualified to interview with the Milwaukee Bucks, but this is the wrong team and wrong time for her to get the job. → Read More

D'Amato: The 2017-'18 season for the Bucks was a big disappointment

When evaluated against those expectations – realistic or not, the team’s goal was to reach the Eastern Conference finals – the 2017-’18 season was a bust. → Read More

D'Amato: Winning playoff Game 7 on the road against Celtics will be a tall task for Bucks

Six times, Milwaukee has gotten to a Game 7 on the road and six times it has lost. The team's resolve will be put to the test at TD Garden. → Read More

Wisconsin golf courses plan openings after late spring snowstorms

At the tail end of a brutal April in which parts of Wisconsin were buried under 30 inches of snow, some golf courses are open, others are waiting. → Read More

D'Amato: Bucks' Thon Maker impacts series with high-octane minutes

With center John Henson out, he's made the most of his opportunity with his ability to block shots and the energy he brings to the court. → Read More

D'Amato: The Bucks were magnificent, but can they do it again?

Milwaukee ends Boston's bid for a series sweep with sterling play on both ends of the floor but faces another daunting task in Game 4. → Read More

D'Amato: Ray Allen never understood why George Karl didn't like him

The former all-star writes extensively about his time in Milwaukee and the trades that broke up the team's core in his new autobiography → Read More

Can up-and-down Milwaukee Bucks upset second-seeded Boston Celtics? Yes, they can

The Celtics are vulnerable without Kyrie Irving, but will the Bucks — led by superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo — be able to take advantage? → Read More