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Morning Roundup: Michigan hires Juwan Howard as basketball coach

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Juwan Howard played at Michigan for three seasons before Washington drafted him No. 5 overall in 1994. [AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File]
Juwan Howard played at Michigan for three seasons before Washington drafted him No. 5 overall in 1994. [AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File]

Juwan Howard is coming back to Michigan.

The former member of the Fab Five agreed to a five-year deal, which will pay him $2 million in his first year, on Wednesday to lead the Wolverines.

Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel, in his first major move in three years in charge of the department, is giving the Miami Heat assistant coach his first shot at being a head coach other than during the NBA's summer league.

Howard replaces John Beilein, who left to coach the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Howard helped Michigan reach the national championship game twice, playing alongside Chris Webber, Jalen Rose, Jimmy King and Ray Jackson.

Stewart elected to NASCAR Hall of Fame

Tony Stewart headlined a Joe Gibbs Racing trio that was elected to the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Wednesday.

The three-time Cup Series champion will be inducted alongside car owner Joe Gibbs and former teammate Bobby Labonte. Driver Buddy Baker and mechanic Waddell Wilson were also voted in.

Stanton has another injury setback, Gregorius progressing

The New York Yankees will have to wait a little longer for the return of the Giancarlo Stanton.

The outfielder took a step back in his return from arm injuries and won't play in any rehabilitation games for seven to 10 days because of left calf tightness.

Shortstop Didi Gregorius moved ahead toward a mid-June return when he went 1 for 3 with a walk as the designated hitter in an extended spring training game Wednesday after taking one day off due to dehydration.

Stanton hasn't played for the Yankees since March 31 due to a strained left biceps and then a strained left shoulder. He went 1 for 3 with a home run and two strikeouts for Class A Tampa on Monday night, then was scratched from the lineup Tuesday.

Orioles get Broxton from Mets for $500K pool allotment

The Orioles bolstered their outfield defense by acquiring Keon Broxton from the New York Mets on Wednesday for $500,000 in 2019-20 international signing bonus pool allotment.

Broxton was designated for assignment last week by the Mets after batting .143 in 34 games with no homers and two RBIs.

Wire reports

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