Lori Nickel, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Lori Nickel

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Milwaukee, WI, United States

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Recent articles by Lori:

Nickel: The biggest challenge for the Bucks this season may be weighing work vs. rest

The NBA held two nearly complete back-to-back seasons during the coronavirus pandemic, and the offseason was only 69 days. → Read More

NLDS Game 1 hero Rowdy Tellez says coming to Milwaukee from Toronto provided the first baseman with 'a stable home'

Rowdy Tellez has been the lone bright spot so far offensively for the Brewers in the NLDS against the Atlanta Braves. → Read More

A birthday runner and a bride-to-be win the long-awaited 40th Lakefront Marathon

Matt Barrett figures he benefited from the 2020 cancellation, and Sam Slattery surprised herself in her first big race. → Read More

The Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon returns Sunday. Don't confuse it with the canceled one.

After being canceled in 2020 the long-standing point-to-point race resumes this Sunday, beginning in Grafton and running south. → Read More

Nickel: Rory McIlroy showed at the Ryder Cup what playing for pride (and team) is all about, even on the losing side

After an 0-3 start, he finally won a match Sunday. More important, though, McIlroy gave us a brief glimpse into what this event really means → Read More

Nickel: Héctor Colón's talent was in boxing early in life, but his destiny was to serve

He made a name in the ring and then turned to helping people. Lutheran Social Services CEO Hector Colón is working with Afghan evacuees in Wisconsin. → Read More

Chin Up: Iron Girl sprint triathlon is the camaraderie and community we need more than ever

More than 600 participants showed up for the Iron Girl triathlon and duathlon last Sunday for one of the most popular races in southeast Wisconsin. → Read More

Chin Up: Women find strength, support and resilience as Mud Girl run strikes back against the pandemic

With normal life resuming somewhat, thousands of women pounced on an opportunity Saturday in the Mud Girl run at the Waukesha County Expo. → Read More

Nickel: Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 50 points and wins a first title for Milwaukee in 50 years

Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo makes dream come true, brings NBA title to his adopted hometown. → Read More

Why a small Arizona town is rooting for the Bucks in the Finals — or, more precisely, for coach Mike Budenholzer

The Suns’ opponent is coached by one of Holbrook, Arizona's favorite sons: Mike Budenholzer, son of a coach and a mayor. → Read More

Why Bobby Portis has become the People's Champion to Milwaukee Bucks fans

In his first season in Milwaukee, Bobby Portis has endeared himself to Bucks fans with hard work and energy. → Read More

Nickel: A 16-year-old international tennis phenom is right from our own backyard

International tennis stars don't often come from small Wisconsin towns, but Reese Brantmeier from Walworth County is ranked in the top 40 in juniors. → Read More

Does Giannis' poor three-point shooting hurt the Bucks? Sometimes. But there's a reason why he keeps launching from deep.

Nickel: The three-point shot by Antetokounmpo is more complicated than it seems → Read More

Nickel: Don't discount the mental aspect of week off for Giannis and the Bucks

Giannis Antetokounmpo is trying to force himself to take steps back from basketball by not watching other NBA games and not talking about them either. → Read More

Nickel: Look beyond the NBA's most familiar statistics. The Bucks are showing up with hustle.

The stats include deflections per game, loose balls recovered and contested shots, just the things Mike Budenholzer preaches he wants from his team. → Read More

Nickel: If the name Tinkle rings a bell, you're right. The Sweet 16 coach has strong Wisconsin ties.

Though far away from Milwaukee, his birthplace, Oregon State coach Wayne Tinkle still has ties to Wisconsin. → Read More

Nickel: Milwaukee gymnast aims for U.S. championships

Gymnast Marvin Kimble was already 24 when the Olympics got pushed back a year. But he's doing everything he can to represent the U.S. → Read More

In the balance of sport and academics, this MSOE non-star wins

MSOE reserve soccer player Jack Turicek may not be a star, but in the balance of sport and academics, this senior wins. → Read More

Chin Up: The Abominable Snow Race gives us hope for more racing in 2021

After so much was canceled in 2020, barrel-roll burpees in the snow, rope-assisted descents made things feel a little closer to normal. → Read More

Chin Up: Working at a stand-up desk with a treadmill helps designer coordinate lights display in East Troy

The stand-up desk and treadmill leads to light display in East Troy → Read More