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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Angry that Wisconsin called a late timeout, Michigan coach Juwan Howard got into an argument on the postgame handshake line. Moments later, he hit a Badgers assistant in the head and the chaos ensued. READ MORE: Before the blizzard, Minnesotans get a taste of spring The Wolverines’ inability to improve their NCAA Tournament credentials was the least of their worries after a 77-63 loss on Sunday against No. 15 Wisconsin. His head coach could face some serious discipline after his strike turned a shoving and shoving scrum into a punch-filled fight. Howard hit Wisconsin assistant Joe Krabbenhoft after arguing with Wisconsin coach Greg Gard during the handshake line. The Big Ten said it planned to “take prompt and appropriate disciplinary action when it completes its review.” “I thought it wasn’t necessary at the moment, especially being a big plus,” Howard said. Gard said he called the timeout because his reserves were in the game and they only had four seconds to get the ball to midcourt. A time out gives them 10 seconds. “I wasn’t going to put them in position, where the ball had already gone out of bounds, to have to break a pressure in four seconds,” Gard said. After the game, Howard pointed a finger at Gard as he complained about the late move. Later, Howard pushed his way through the crowd to get to Krabbenhoft; replays showed that Howard had an open hand when he hit Krabbenhoft on the left side of the head. Players from each side got involved in the scuffle, with video appearing to show Michigan’s Moussa Diabate and Wisconsin’s Jahcobi Neath throwing punches. Howard said he reacted after someone from Wisconsin got their hands on him. He said that “at that moment, I felt it was time to protect myself.” The video showed Gard’s hands touching Howard’s arm or wrist as he tried to explain why he called the timeout. “Someone touched me, and I think it was very out of line, to be touched, while we were verbalizing and communicating with each other,” Howard said. “That’s what escalated.” Wisconsin athletic director Chris McIntosh said that he had already reached out to Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren about the situation, adding that Wisconsin had staff members who were “disturbed and injured at any competition, much less a Big Ten competition,” McIntosh said. “The Big Ten prides itself on sportsmanship. The Big Ten prides itself on acting with class. That did not happen today.”Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel released a statement saying he had apologized to McIntosh and that the president of Michigan, Mary Sue Coleman, had reached out to Wisconsin Chancellor Rebecca Blank “to apologize for the totally unacceptable behavior” excuse for any of our staff or student-athletes to engage in a physical altercation with others, regardless of instigating factors,” Manuel said. The Big Ten released a statement saying it is “aware of a physical altercation involving Michigan head coach Juwan Howard” and is evaluating the incident. Howard said he would respect any decision the Big Ten makes. “We will review the situation further and work with the Big Ten Conference as they determine their disciplinary actions and determine if further disciplinary action is warranted,” Manuel said. This is Howard’s first high-profile incident with another Big Ten coach. Last season, Howard got into a screaming match with then-Maryland coach Mark Turgeon during the conference tournament. Howard had to be contained. He received two technical fouls and was ejected from a game that Michigan ended up winning 79-66. READ MORE: Minnesota Golf Show brings signs of spring to Minneapolis center Johnny Davis scored 25 points to help Wisconsin (21-5, 12-4) beat break a closed game. Wisconsin outscored Michigan 44-25 in the final 18 1/2 minutes. Davis went on a career-high 9-0 streak and blocked a shot in a span of 2 minutes, 12 seconds to give the Badgers a 56-41 lead. Hunter Dickinson scored 21 points for Michigan (14-11, 8-7), which shot just 4-for-25 from 3-point range. Eli Brooks had 14 points and DeVante’ Jones finished with 11. Steven Crowl scored 11 points for Wisconsin, and Brad Davison, Chucky Hepburn and Tyler Wahl each added 10. Wahl said nothing out of the ordinary occurred during the game that could have been predicted what would happen next. “I would say it was just a good 40-minute basketball game — a physical game, Big Ten Basketball,” Wahl said. That all changed in the postgame handshake line. 24 jersey to the rafters during a halftime ceremony. The Wisconsin cheer band wore white number 24 jerseys throughout the game. Finley joins Ab Nicholas (#8) and Frank Kaminsky (#44) as the only Wisconsin players to have their jerseys on the rafters. Those three numbers can still be worn by current and future Badgers. “It wasn’t something that I got to college as a goal,” Finley said before the game. “My main focus was to win as many basketball games as I could, put the Wisconsin basketball program on the map, and whatever happened after that, happened.” Finley, the first Badger to score 2000 points in his career, played for Wisconsin from 1991-95 and led the 1994 team to the program’s first NCAA Tournament appearance in 47 years. He played in the NBA from 1995 to 2010, winning a title with the San Antonio Spurs in 2007 and earning two All-Star selections. ” in the final seconds. But the biggest issue right now is Howard’s immediate future and the discipline he could face. Wisconsin: Davis is the guy who could lead the Badgers to a deep postseason run, but the performances of Crowl and Hepburn also offer cause for encouragement. POLL IMPLICATIONS Following up a win at Indiana with this home win over Michigan, Wisconsin should move up a few spots on Monday as it tries to get back into the top 10. UP NEXT Michigan: Hosts Rutgers on Wednesday. Wisconsin: In Minnesota on Wednesday. MORE NEWS: Minnesota Lawmakers Divided Over Policing(© Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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Gilbert Dominant On Mound To Lift Mariners Past Twins 5-0 – WCCO

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SEATTLE (AP) — At the rate he’s going, Logan Gilbert will find himself pitching in Los Angeles in the All-Star Game a month from now. -Batter in the Mariners’ 5-0 win over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night. depression. But the only thing everyone wanted to talk about afterwards was another excellent performance from Gilbert. “It sounds to me like he’s putting together an All-Star season,” Seattle manager Scott Servais said. “I think he’s certainly setting himself apart as one of the best starters in this league.” Gilbert cut his ERA to 2.22, struck out six and walked one. Gilberto Celestino, batting No. 9, and Carlos Correa hit two singles off Gilbert, but the rest of the Twins’ lineup was unsuccessful. The only time Minnesota threatened was in the sixth with runners on first and second and two out, but Gilbert struck out Max Kepler on a 3-2 pitch. It was the fourth time this year that Gilbert won after a loss in Seattle. “I’m trying to always set the tone when it’s my day, and get ahead and keep zeros on the board and give us a chance to win,” Gilbert said. . “So win or lose, that’s my job. And that’s what I’ve tried to go out and do.” Gilbert (7-2) has allowed three runs or fewer in 12 of his 13 starts this season. He has pitched at least six innings in six straight outings, and only Seattle, wanting to keep the pitching countdown down against the Twins a bit, prevented Gilbert from entering the seventh inning. just a bunch of positive things combined,” Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said. “He made good pitches when he had to.” Erik Swanson, Diego Castillo and Matt Festa each worked an inning of relief to finish the shutout. home run an inning later to chase down Minnesota starter Joe Ryan. Sam Haggerty added an RBI double in the seventh. Seattle had scored three runs or fewer in four of the previous six games. The Mariners are 25-10 when scoring four or more this season, even if Gilbert didn’t need that much support.READ MORE: Buxton Homers Vs Seattle Again, Twins Top Mariners 3-2“When he goes out, it’s business, and playing behind a guy like that, he’s a lot of fun,” France said. “The game just flows. Hopefully we can get some racing support tonight.” Ryan (5-3) made his first start since he was placed on the COVID-19 disabled list on May 25. He retired 11 of his first 12 batters before Julio Rodriguez doubled with one. out in the fourth, and Suarez followed with an impressive home run down the left field line. An inning later with Ryan working, France hit a broken ball hanging on the first pitch. Ryan allowed five hits and struck out three in 4 2/3 innings. Injured back that the team expected and would be imagining a bit to see if there is something else at stake. Polanco has sat out the last two games. Mariners: SS JP Crawford was ruled out about an hour before first pitch after experiencing flu-like symptoms, Servais said. Crawford was ready to bat in the leadoff spot. Dylan Moore replaced him at shortstop. Servais seemed pessimistic that Crawford would be able to play Wednesday. … Jesse Winker was given the night off. Servais had planned to give each of his outfielders a day off during this stay at home, but Winker has been a huge disappointment at the plate. He is batting just .208 and has six hits in his last 39 at-bats. ROSTER MOVEMENT To make room for Ryan, the Twins designated Elliot Soto for the INF assignment a day after he was drafted out of Triple-A St. Paul. Soto did not appear in his only game with the Twins. Baldelli was hopeful Soto would remain in the organization if he clears waivers.UP NEXTTwins: Right-hander Sonny Gray (3-1, 2.41 ERA) is expected to be reinstated from the 15-day disabled list after missing time for a strain in the right pectoral. Gray hasn’t started for the Twins since May 29 when he pitched six innings against Kansas City. Mariners: LHP Marco Gonzales (3-6, 3.63) is making his 13th start of the season. Gonzales lasted 4 1/3 innings in his last start against Boston, allowing two runs on two hits with a career-high six walks. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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Storm wins for fourth straight time to extend Lynx losing streak – WCCO

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Breanna Stewart scored 29 points, including a go-ahead basket with 42.6 seconds left, and the Seattle Storm beat the Minnesota Lynx 81-79 on Tuesday night for their fourth straight victory. Stewart floated into the lane to break a 79-all tie. After Minnesota was left empty-handed at the other end on a lopsided layup attempt by Moriah Jefferson, Stewart dribbled the clock past it to Jewell Loyd, who missed a contested shot down the lane. But Stewart grabbed the offensive rebound and knocked him out to run out time. Epiphanny Prince made four 3-pointers in the first five minutes of the fourth quarter and finished with 15 points for Seattle (9-5). Loyd added 13 points, including a 3-point play for a 57-54 lead after Seattle started the third quarter on an 18-8 run. Sue Bird did not play due to illness other than COVID. Breanna Stewart (Credit: Steph Chambers/Getty Images) Stewart had 15 points in the first half, but Seattle still trailed 46-39. The Storm finished 12 of 27 from 3-point range. Kayla McBride scored 20 points for Minnesota (3-12), including a 3-pointer to tie it at 79-all with 52 seconds left. Jessica Shepard added 12 points, Nikolina Milic added 11 points and the Aerial Powers had 10 points and seven assists. Minnesota, which has lost four straight, outscored Seattle 51.5% to 38.4 but gave it up 15 times. (© Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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‘We are only here to win’: Benilde-St. Margaret’s Boys Lacrosse team seeks fifth state championship – WCCO

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ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. (WCCO) — They’re young, but they’re not insecure. “We are very confident. We know we are the best team in the state. It all comes down to whether we all play together,” said Benilde-St. Margaret’s senior spiker, Cam Gelling. READ MORE: ‘Take What’s Ours’: Championship Softball Turns Ruthless In FinalsThe Benilde-St. Margaret’s boys are back in the state, for the fifth year in a row, undefeated and in first place. “We know what to expect. We know the splendor around the state tournament,” said BSM Head Coach Rob Hunt. Margaret’s has been a sure success, winning the first state title in 2007 and last year. This week they go for title number five. (Credit: CBS) “I think it would just continue to cement our show as one of the best shows in Minnesota, if not the Midwest,” Hunt said. “We want to continue to help elevate the game not just locally, but for the entire state.” READ MORE: MSHSL passes name, image, and likeness policy for student athletes“It would mean a lot to us, especially going back,” Gelling said. The Red Knights have a reputation for winning every game. “I think you’re everyone’s target. Some people have said that. It really doesn’t affect us. We’re just here to win,” junior midfielder Brad Little said. Still, they try to reframe the narrative. “At one point this year, we positioned ourselves in our own locker room as if we were the chasers,” Hunt said. . “We were going to go out and hunt everyone down and let everyone know that we were still here. As the year progressed, it became clear that we were one of the best teams in the state. And we were going to get the best shot of all.” MORE NEWS: The Chanhassen HS lacrosse team is enjoying a dominant season despite few home game opportunities They are ready for whoever comes to take their place at the top.

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