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Loyola pulls away from Milwaukee 76-65

Loyola pulls away from Milwaukee 76-65

CHICAGO (AP) Ben Averkamp scored 22 points and Jordan Hicks had a season-high 21, leading Loyola of Chicago to a 76-65 victory over Milwaukee on Wednesday night.

Averkamp also had 12 rebounds and four assists for the Ramblers (13-8, 3-5 Horizon), who shot 53 percent from the field and outrebounded Milwaukee 35-25. Christian Thomas added 16 points.

Jordan Aaron and Austin Arians each had 17 points for the Panthers (5-17, 1-7), who have lost four in a row and seven of their last eight games. Milwaukee is 0-12 on the road this season.

Loyola pulled away with 20 straight points midway through the second half, turning a 44-42 deficit into a 62-44 lead with 6:52 remaining. Cully Payne and Devon Turk hit back-to-back 3-pointers during the run and Averkamp had eight points. The Panthers went scoreless for 8:27 during that stretch.

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Former Capitals forward Brett Connolly offers options to take tangible action against racism

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Former Capitals forward Brett Connolly offers options to take tangible action against racism

The senseless murder of George Floyd has shed light on the racism that still exists within America. In the wake of his tragic death, there are many who want to take action but are not sure how. Brett Connolly is here to help.

The former Capitals forward tweeted out a heartfelt message on Tuesday in response to a Tweet from J.T. Brown.

Connolly then took the extra step of Tweeting out a number of ways to take tangible action against racism including organizations you can support and donate to, places you can contact and movies you can watch to learn more.

Connolly was largely a soft-spoken player in his three seasons in Washington, but he did decline an invite to the White House extended to the Capitals as Stanley Cup champions. Connolly would not go into detail on why.

Connolly left Washington as a free agent in the summer and is in his first season with the Florida Panthers.

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Potential Nationals draft pick Cole Wilcox shows pitchers are athletes too

Potential Nationals draft pick Cole Wilcox shows pitchers are athletes too

With a little over a week left until the start of the 2020 MLB amateur draft, teams are combing over every bit of game footage they have to finalize their top targets for the first round.

Georgia right-handed pitcher Cole Wilcox, who’s been matched up with the Nationals in several mock drafts, made sure scouts got a look at another video of him showing off his athleticism—albeit one off the diamond.

Wilcox has apparently taken offense to the popular opinion that pitchers aren’t athletes. Hoping to put that narrative to rest, he made sure the camera was rolling when he pulled off this impressive trick shot.

The Nationals are slated in the first round at No. 22 overall, putting them right in the middle of the target range in which Wilcox is expected to be picked. If he’s still available when they’re on the clock, his display of athleticism certainly won’t be counted against him.

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