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Monday’s Morning Mashup: Wife of Wichita State coach escorted from arena after acting out, writer forced to delete video footage 03.20.17 at 9:53 am ET
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Good morning! Here is your Monday Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our home page or click here for the top stories and scores from our news wire.

MLB: Baltimore at Boston, 1 p.m. (WEEI-AM 850)
MLB: NY Yankees vs. Washington, 1 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Cincinnati vs. Kansas City, 4 p.m. (MLB Network)
NBA: Washington at Boston, 7:30 p.m. (CSN)
NBA: Golden State at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. (TNT)
NBA: New York at LA Clippers, 10:30 p.m. (TNT)
NHL: Boston at Toronto, 7:30 p.m. (NESN)
NHL: Buffalo at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
College basketball: UCF at Illinois State, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Akron at UT Arlington, 8 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Boise State at Illinois, 9 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Bakersfield at Colorado State, 11 p.m. (ESPN2)


— The wife of Wichita State head coach Gregg Marshall was escorted from Bankers Life Stadium on Sunday after the team’s loss to Kentucky. 

Lynn Marshall was said to be “loudly cursing” when a police officer approached her and asked her to leave her seats in the lower bowl of the arena.

Later, a police officer escorted her back into the building for her husband’s postgame press conference. 

A reporter on the scene tweeted about Lynn Marshall’s state during the incident. 

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Thursday’s Morning Mashup: Alex Rodriguez opens up, admits he ‘acted like an ass’ in fighting PED suspension 08.11.16 at 8:14 am ET
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Welcome to Thursday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

MLB: Yankees at Red Sox, 7:10 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM)
MLB: Padres at Pirates, 12:30 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Orioles at Athletics, 3:35 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Cardinals at Cubs, 8 p.m. (MLB Network)
Little League Baseball: New England semifinals, 1 p.m. (ESPN)
NFL preseason: Saints at Patriots, 7:30 p.m. (WBZ-TV, NFL Network)
Olympics: Men’s volleyball, United States vs. Brazil, 8 a.m. (NBCSN)
Olympics: Women’s field hockey, United States vs. India, 8 a.m. (NBCSN)
Olympics: Men’s beach volleyball, United States vs. Italy, 10 a.m. (NBC)
Olympics: Women’s beach volleyball, United States vs. Russia, 10 a.m. (NBC)
Olympics: Women’s water polo, United States vs. China, 10 a.m. (NBC)
Olympics: Women’s gymnastics individual all-around, 8 p.m. (NBC)


— Alex Rodriguez finally made a plate appearance at Fenway Park, pinch-hitting in the seventh inning Wednesday and flying out during the Yankees’ 9-4 victory. He was received with loud boos from the Fenway crowd, which for the second straight night implored manager Joe Girardi to play the retiring slugger with chants of “We want A-Rod.”

Before the game, New York radio station WFAN aired an interview with Rodriguez in which he acknowledged he “acted like an ass” two years ago after his connections to the Biogenesis performance-enhancing drug facility in Florida were revealed, leading to him being suspended for the entire 2014 season. Rodriguez sent his attack dogs after a number of people to whom he was close, including his cousin and confidante Yuri Sucart, and filed lawsuits against the Yankees, Major League Baseball, then-commissioner Bud Selig and the MLB Players Association in a desperate attempt to avoid punishment.

“I’m upset about the mistakes, and I’m disappointed,” Rodriguez told WFAN’s Suzyn Waldman. “But I’m even more disappointed that I acted like an ass.”

Added A-Rod: “I hope to be able to pay it forward and let youngsters know about my mistakes.”

Rodriguez said he remembered Waldman encouraging him after his ban was over.

“You said to me, ‘Alex, I want to see that young man who was full of life with a great smile,’ ” Rodriguez recalled. “I’ve done everything in my power to try to be that kid again.”

Meanwhile, Yankees manager Joe Girardi was peppered with questions about his decision not to start Rodriguez for the first two games of this series after saying at Rodriguez’s Sunday press conference that A-Rod would play. Girardi has admitted getting caught up in the emotion Sunday before changing his mind.

“My job description does not entail a farewell tour,” Girardi said Wednesday. “My job description is to try to win every game and to try to put everyone in the best possible position to do that, and that’s what I’m trying to do.”

Added Girardi: “I have a responsibility to the game of baseball. No one individual is ever bigger than this game. No one. No one. No one.”

— Wichita State basketball coach Gregg Marshall was suspended by the school for his actions in an exhibition game Tuesday against McGill University in Montreal. Marshall, frustrated with the officiating, became irate and caused a scene on the court after receiving his second technical foul and being ejected. Assistant coaches and players tried to hold back Marshall, but he pushed them away and appeared to become angry with them, not leaving until he got his chance to have his say with the officials.

“I’m definitely not proud of my reaction to that situation, but at some point your players have to know you’re going to stand up for them and you’ve got some fight in you,” Marshall told the Wichita Eagle after the game, which Wichita rallied to win. “Once I reacted, I said, ‘I might as well get my money’s worth.’ ”

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Bruce Weber won’t resign as Illinois coach 02.17.12 at 6:08 pm ET
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Facing increased pressure and criticism with his team at 16-10 and in eighth place in the Big Ten standings, Illinois coach Bruce Weber told reporters today that he has no intentions of resigning his position.

The Fighting Illini have lost seven of their past eight games and after his team’s most recent loss, a 67-62 home loss to Purdue, Weber admitted that he has “coached not to lose all year.” He insists, though, that neither he nor his team have given up on this season and he reaffirmed his commitment to the school and program.

‘€œI love Illinois,’€ Weber told the Chicago Tribune. ‘€œI’€™ve said it many times I want to be the coach here. I want to finish my career here. I’€™ve done a lot of good things. ‘€¦ Do I want to do better? No doubt. I know I’€™m a good coach. I’€™ve done things at Illinois no other coaches have done.’€

Since leading Illinois to a 37-2 record and an appearance in the NCAA championship game in 2005, Weber has not guided the Illini past the tournament’s second round since 2006 and they have missed out on the NCAA Tournament entirely in two of the last four seasons. His overall record at the school is 209-95 in what is now his ninth season.

In the last few seasons, Weber has come under increased scrutiny from the Illinois fan base and in a column in Friday’s Tribune, columnist David Haugh suggested that the school and new athletic director Mike Thomas should take a look at replacements for Weber, naming coaches like Brad Stevens of Butler, Mick Cronin of Cincinnati, Gregg Marshall of Wichita State and Shaka Smart of Virginia Commonwealth.

Nets point guard Deron Williams, who played for Weber and helped lead Illinois to the 2005 Final Four, supported his coach in an interview with ESPN Chicago, noting that he would be “very disappointed” if Weber ultimately gets fired.

“He’s in a tough situation,” Williams said. “I’d be very disappointed [if Weber were fired]. That’s my coach, and it would be hard for me. I would still support the program, but it would be hard.”

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