Marquette beats Colgate 84-63 in opener


Marquette beats Colgate 84-63 in opener

MILWAUKEE (AP) Jamil Wilson had 15 points, and Davante Gardner added 14 off the bench as Marquette rolled to a 84-63 victory over Colgate in the opening game of the Maui Invitational on Sunday.

Chris Otule added 11 points on 5-of-5 shooting for Marquette in his first game since suffering a season-ending knee injury eight games into last season.

Murphy Burnatowski led Colgate (0-2) with 24 points. Pat Moore added 16.

It was Marquette's season opener after its game against No. 4 Ohio State aboard the USS Yorktown in South Carolina was cancelled Friday night due to condensation on the floor.

The Golden Eagles never trailed against the Raiders. They led 42-31 at halftime and pulled away late, using a 12-4 run starting with 15:04 minutes left to take a 66-46 lead with 10:39 remaining. Colgate got no closer than 15 the rest of the way.

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Wizards stun Knicks in London on crazy buzzer-beating goaltending call


Wizards stun Knicks in London on crazy buzzer-beating goaltending call

The Wizards entered the fourth quarter of their Thursday game in London, England against the Knicks in a 12-point hole. But a furious rally made it a game, and the Wizards exited the O2 Arena with a 101-100 Win thanks to one of the craziest finishes of the season.

As time wound down, Thomas Bryant slipped past the Knicks defense and was found by Trevor Ariza with a beautiful skip pass. Bryant went up for the buzzer-beater, and the shot was rejected by New York guard Alonzo Trier. But Trier was late on the block, and swatted the ball as it made its descent into the basket. 

And thus, London was privy to the first buzzer-beating goaltending call of the 2018-19 NBA season.

After a lengthy review, referees put 0.3 seconds back on the clock and the Knicks with possession.

The Knicks' desperation heave fell short, giving the Wizards a victory despite trailing by as many as 19 points. 



With new contract extension, D.C. United's Ben Olsen still longest tenured pro coach in Washington

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With new contract extension, D.C. United's Ben Olsen still longest tenured pro coach in Washington

D.C. United have announced Ben Olsen will remain with the club for the foreseeable future after agreeing to a multi-year contract extension.

Olsen lead the club on a 11-2-4 run to finish out the season, vaulting them from the depths of the Eastern Conference into playoff positioning.

The club's mid-season performance cemented a fourth-place seeding and a qualification to the Audi 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs, ultimately falling to Columbus Crew F.C. in the second round.

Olsen has been a staple in the club's success over the past 21 seasons, transitioning from a key member of the rotation into a coaching role following his retirement in 2010.

After rising up the totem pole midway through the year, Olsen was named Head Coach and hasn't looked back since.

Through eight seasons at the helm, Olsen has lead the club to 95 MLS regular season wins, five playoff berths, and was leading the pack when United won the 2013 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.

"I am thrilled that ownership has shown faith in the path my staff and I are taking with this extension," said Olsen. "Our aim is to continue to put a team on the field that our fans and community will identify with and be proud of. The major goal, however, remains the same since the day I took the job and that’s to bring trophies back to D.C."

One of the most notable members in the club's history, Olsen won two MLS Cups (1999 & 2004) as a player, and had an outstanding career with the U.S. Men's National Team.

D.C. Current Professional Head Coaching Tenures:

Ben Olsen (United): 2010 - Present
Mike Thibault (Mystics) 2013 - Present
Jay Gruden (Redskins): 2014 - Present
Scott Brooks (Wizards): 2016 - Present
Dave Martinez (Nationals): 2018 - Present
Benji McDowell (Valor): 2018 - Present