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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan basketball coach Juwan Howard has been suspended for the final five games of the regular season and fined $40,000 for hitting a Wisconsin assistant in the head, causing caused a post-game melee. The Big Ten Conference also suspended three players one game Monday for the altercation following the Badgers’ 77-63 win on Sunday: Michigan’s Moussa Diabate and Terrance Williams II, and Wisconsin’s Jahcobi Neath. READ MORE: Twin Man Cities describes how he helped his fellow rideshare driver who was mugged and shot multiple timesWisconsin coach Greg Gard was fined $10,000 for violating the conference’s sportsmanship policy, but was not suspended. Howard is expected to return for the Big Ten tournament, which begins March 9 in Indianapolis. “Big Ten Conference coaches and student-athletes are expected to display the highest level of sportsmanship,” Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren said in a statement. “I am grateful for the partnership with Michigan Athletics Director Warde Manuel and Wisconsin Athletics Director Chris McIntosh. Our expectation is that yesterday’s incident provides our coaches and student-athletes with an opportunity to reflect, learn and move forward in a way that demonstrates decorum and leadership on and off the court.” Phil Martelli will serve as Michigan’s interim coach in Howard’s absence. Michigan’s last five regular-season games are home games to Rutgers on Wednesday, No. 15 Illinois on Sunday, Michigan State on March 1 and No. 25 Iowa on March 3, plus a visit to No. 22 Ohio State on March 6. upset after Gard called a timeout with 15 seconds remaining and his team leading by 15 on Sunday. The altercation began on the postgame handshake line, when Gard grabbed Howard by the arm in an attempt to explain why he called the timeout. Howard yelled “Don’t touch me (expletive)!” and he put his right index finger in Gard’s face as the two began to argue. the two coaches were apart, Howard swinging his right hand and hitting Wisconsin assistant Joe Krabbenhoft on the left side of the head with an open hand. they verbalized and communicated with each other,” Howard said. “That’s what escalated it.” Players from each side became involved in the skirmish, and video surfaced showing Diabate and Neath throwing punches. I wanted to reset the clock to 10 seconds. READ MORE: MN Weather: 2-day storm could drop nearly a foot of snow in central Minnesota. . “I wasn’t going to put my players in that kind of situation, having to break pressure in four seconds coming off the bench. I wouldn’t do that for a regular group. I can take a timeout. That gives my players the best chance to succeed. So that’s where it started. He said: ‘I will remember. I will remember that.’ I said, ‘Hey, let me tell you why I did it.’ I didn’t want to know about that.” Wisconsin athletic director Chris McIntosh said he quickly contacted Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren about the situation after the game, adding that the Badgers had staff members who were “disturbed and injured” during the altercation. . “There is no place, there is no place for conduct like that in any competition, let alone a Big Ten competition,” McIntosh said. “The Big Ten prides itself on sportsmanship. The Big Ten prides itself on performing with class. That didn’t happen today.” Michigan Athletic Director Warde Manuel released a statement Sunday saying he had apologized to McIntosh and that Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman had reached out to Wisconsin Chancellor Rebecca Blank “to apologize for the behavior.” totally unacceptable.” there is no excuse for any member of our staff or student-athlete to get into a physical altercation with others, regardless of instigating factors,” said Manuel. This isn’t 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 and had to be pinned during the conference tournament. Howard committed two technical fouls and was ejected from a game that Michigan ended up winning 79-66. The Wolverines (14-11, 8-7) began the season with aspirations to contend for the national championship and are closing it out by trying to win an NCAA Tournament offer. Howard is in his third season as Michigan coach after being a part of Michigan’s Fab Five teams three decades ago. Last season, he helped the Wolverines win the Big Ten title, play 23 games and reach the regional finals of the NCAA Tournament. Diabate has 5.7 rebounds per game to rank second on the Michigan team and is also averaging 9.3 points. Williams is a reserve forward who plays 15.4 minutes per game. Neath is a backup guard who plays 8.9 minutes a game for Wisconsin. He will miss the 13th-ranked Badgers game Wednesday at Minnesota. 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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