Michigan coach Howard hits Wisconsin assistant after a loss

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Angry about Wisconsin calling a late timeout, Michigan coach Juwan Howard began arguing in the postgame handshake line.

Moments later, he hit a Badgers assistant in the head, and mayhem followed.

The Wolverines’ inability to boost their NCAA Tournament credentials was the least of their concerns after a 77-63 loss Sunday at No. 15 Wisconsin. Their head coach could be facing major discipline after his poke turned a pushing-and-shoving scrum into a punch-filled brawl.

Howard struck Wisconsin assistant Joe Krabbenhoft after jawing with Wisconsin coach Greg Gard during the handshake line. The Big Ten said it planned to “take swift and appropriate disciplinary action when it completes its review.”

During his postgame news conference, Howard said he didn’t like Wisconsin calling for a timeout with 15 seconds left and the Badgers leading by 15.

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Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Former Rutgers Player, Hits Playground Shot in Viral Video | Bleacher Report

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Turns out that the third-grade teacher who promised her class some hot chocolate if she made a deep basket—and promptly sank the shot, in a video that has since gone viral—has some serious game.

As in, she’s former Rutgers basketball player Kathleen Fitzpatrick. 

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“Keep spreading joy!”<br><br>Holy Trinity School with a follow-up message on their IG after teacher Ms. Fitz goes viral for this INCREDIBLE bucket 👏 <a href=”https://t.co/rC0dMwwtQA”>pic.twitter.com/rC0dMwwtQA</a>

Fitzpatrick played her redshirt senior season for Rutgers, starting 16 games in the 2017-18 season, after transferring from St. Joseph’s. 

She appeared on SportsCenter Thursday to talk about the moment:

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“Did they not know that you’ve done this before⁉️”<br><br>ICYMI … Ms. Fitz (aka <a href=”https://twitter.com/RutgersWBB?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@RutgersWBB</a> alum Kathleen Fitzpatrick) on <a href=”https://twitter.com/SportsCenter?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@SportsCenter</a> with <a href=”https://twitter.com/sagesteele?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@sagesteele</a> &amp; <a href=”https://twitter.com/mrvincecarter15?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@mrvincecarter15</a> today talking about the shot seen ’round the world!<a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/GoRU?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#GoRU</a> <a href=”https://t.co/bvmIw3toE3″>pic.twitter.com/bvmIw3toE3</a>


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Vanderbilt’s Scotty Pippen Jr. hits three pointer, lands on SportsCenter

Between an NHL alley-oop play and a Brooklyn Nets comeback win in the NBA, there’s a highlight on the SportsCenter Twitter account featuring Vanderbilt‘s Scotty Pippen Jr.

Pippen hit a 3-point shot at the buzzer to tie the game against Temple University.

Perhaps, the more shocking part is that Pippen wasn’t even at full health and head coach Jerry Stackhouse wasn’t sure he’d play on Tuesday night.

“He was throwing up and had it going out of both ends,” Stackhouse said after the game. “I wasn’t even sure if he was gonna go back into the game.”

For teammate Jordan Wright, there was no doubt when the ball left Pippen’s hands.

“We work on it all the time,” Wright said in a postgame interview. “I knew it was going in.”

Vanderbilt went on to lose, 72-68, to Temple. 

But the buzzer beater grabbed the attention of basketball twitter.

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LeBron James hits back at Zlatan Ibrahimovic

LeBron James has hit back at Zlatan Ibrahimovic, after the AC Milan striker told the NBA superstar to ‘stay out of it’ when it comes to politics and that he should ‘do what you’re best at’ because it doesn’t look good to be outspoken.

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Zlatan, 39, is often outspoken and his comments reached LeBron James.

Here was part of LeBron’s response.

“I will never shut up about things that are wrong. I preach about my people, equality, social injustice, racism, systematic voter suppression. Things that go on in our community because I was a part of my community at one point, seeing things that were going on, and I know it is going on still,” James said.

The LA Lakers star was defiant as he said he has ‘300 plus kids at my school who need a voice’ and he

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