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Houston coach Kelvin Sampson apologized to Alabama for kicked chair, trash can after loss [Video]

Houston coach Kelvin Sampson apologized on Sunday night after an assistant coach and a player kicked chairs and a trash can over on their way off the court following the Cougars’ 83-82 loss to No. 9 Alabama.

No. 13 Houston lost to the Crimson Tide on Saturday night after missing a 3-pointer and multiple tip-ins in the final seconds. As time expired, Alabama guard JD Davison blocked a ball near the rim to seal the win — something Sampson and others thought should’ve been called goaltending.

No review was called, and Houston lost by one.

As the Cougars walked off the floor to the locker room, Houston assistant Kellen Sampson — Kelvin’s son — was seen kicking and breaking one chair and then kicking a second one. Houston forward Reggie Chaney also kicked a broken chair, and then knocked over a garbage can.

Houston guard Jamal Shead stopped on his

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Liz Cambage could be kicked off Aussie Olympic team after reported ‘physical altercation’ in scrimmage [Video]

The Australian Olympic Committee has confirmed that Liz Cambage’s status for the Tokyo Games is in jeopardy following reports of a physical altercation during a recent scrimmage against Nigeria.

AOC chairman Ian Chesterman told reporters on Friday from Tokyo that Basketball Australia was investigating the alleged incident. He said that he didn’t have any more information about what happened.

Report: Cambage had ‘physical altercation, charged verbal exchange’

ESPN’s Olgun Uluc reported on Thursday that Cambage was involved in a “physical altercation” and a “charged verbal exchange” during a closed-door scrimmage against Nigeria in Las Vegas and that Basketball Australia is debating her status for the Olympics. Both teams are in Nevada this week for Olympic training camps and exhibitions against other national teams preparing for Tokyo. It’s not clear who else was involved in the alleged altercation with Cambage.

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 05: Liz Cambage #8 of the Las Vegas Aces in action against the Washington Mystics during the second half of the game at Entertainment & Sports Arena on June 5, 2021 in Washington, DC. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)

Liz Cambage’s Olympic status is in doubt. (Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)

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