Redskins Read kids book drive at FedEx Sunday

Redskins Read kids book drive at FedEx Sunday

The Redskins will be holding a children's book drive prior to the game at FedEx Field tomorrow. See the PR press release for details.WASHINGTON REDSKINS CHARITABLE FOUNDATION TO HOST THE FIFTH ANNUAL REDSKINS READ CHILDRENS BOOK DRIVEWHO:Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation, Everybody Wins! D.C. and Barnes & Noble Booksellers are teaming up to host the fifth annualRedskins Read Childrens Book Drive.WHAT:The kickoff of this years book drive will be astadium collection event held this Sunday, Sept. 23 at FedExField when the Redskins play the Cincinnati Bengals.This childrens book drive, part of the Washington Redskins Charitable FoundationsRedskins Readliteracy initiative, will collect new childrens books that will redistributed throughout the Washington Redskins market to children that could otherwise not afford to purchase books.Fans are encouraged to bring new childrens books to the game on Sept. 23 and drop them off in the collection bins that will be stationed around the stadium or to make their book donation at any of the 13 participating Barnes & Noble Booksellersstores beginning Saturday, Sept. 22 and running through Saturday, Oct. 6.If fans wish to make a monetary donation or are unable to attend the game, cash or checks will be accepted both at the game and checks may be mailed to the Charitable Foundation. All checks should be made payable to the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation (a 501c3 nonprofit organization).Donations can also be sent to the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation co Redskins Read Childrens Book Drive, 21300 Redskin Park Drive, Ashburn, Va. 20147. All funds collected will be used to purchase additional books for area children by Everybody Wins! D.C.WHERE:FedExField,1600 FedEx Way,Landover, Md. 20785Also at 13 participating Barnes & Noble BooksellersstoresWHEN:Sunday, Sept. 23 from 10 a.m. 2 p.m. at FedExFieldSept. 22 to Oct. 6 at all 13 participating Barnes & Noble Booksellers stores

No. 16 UMBC shocks No. 1 Virginia to make NCAA history

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No. 16 UMBC shocks No. 1 Virginia to make NCAA history

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Senior guard Jairus Lyles scored 28 points, and the University of Maryland-Baltimore County pulled off the most shocking upset in NCAA Tournament history, defeating Virginia 75-54 on Friday night to become the first No. 16 seed ever to beat a No. 1 seed.

Virginia entered the NCAA Tournament as the No. 1 overall seed after going 31-2 this season, including 20-1 in ACC competition.

But the Cavaliers couldn't get anything generated on offense and the nation's top-ranked defense couldn't contain American East Conference champions.

The 74 points were the most Virginia had allowed this year.

Lyles was the catalyst.

He diced up Virginia's defense in the second half, getting the hole easily on six different occasions and making easy layups. He also knocked down a pair of 3-pointers as UMBC built a 16-point lead.

Lyles finished with 23 of his points in the second half and Joe Sherburne finished with 14 points.

The game was tied at halftime, but the Retrievers came out confident and motivated in the second half and built a double-digit lead that Virginia could never erase.

Sherburne scored on an and-one drive and then knocked down a 3-pointer from the top of the key after a behind-the-back pass from KJ Maura. After Virginia made a foul shot, the shifty 5-foot-8, 140-pound Maura drove the lane for uncontested layup.

A Tony Bennett timeout couldn't stop the bleeding, as Lyles hit two more 3's and Sherburne hit one to extend UMBC's lead to 14 with 14:57 left in the game. Lyles was fouled on a 3-point shot and suddenly the Retrievers led by 16.

A corner 3-pointer and a layups off a fastbreak by Arkel Lamer gave UMBC its biggest lead at 67-48. From there, the party was on as chants of "UMBC" rang through the arena.

It was yet another early exit for the Cavaliers in a season that seemed to hold so much promise.


UMBC: Despite being undersized and unknown, they shocked the world and made history with an epic game.

Virginia: This isn't the first time Virginia has struggled as the No. 1 seed. The Cavaliers trailed by five at halftime in 2014 to Coastal Carolina but went on to win 70-59.


UMBC: Will face No. 9 seed Kansas State on Sunday in the second round.

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Kuznetsov to be evaluated Saturday after leaving Islanders game with "upper body" issue

Kuznetsov to be evaluated Saturday after leaving Islanders game with "upper body" issue

The Capitals may have won the game Friday against the New York Islanders, but now they will wait to see if they also suffered a significant loss.

Kuznetsov left the game in the third period after taking a slash from Islanders defenseman Thomas Hickey which sent him sliding head-first into the boards. The team labeled the issue as “upper body” when it was announced he would not return to the game.

Head coach Barry Trotz was tight-lipped afterward on Kuznetsov’s status.

“They're going to re-evaluate him tomorrow and we'll have some clarity hopefully tomorrow,” he said.


You can see the play here:

When Kuznetsov is first slashed he immediately reacts. His feet then catch the stick of goalie Jaroslav Halak which sends him tripping and sliding hard into the boards. He sat on the ice for several minutes afterward and was looked at by the trainer before getting to his feet and slowly making his way to the locker room.

When asked after the game what he felt about the slash, Trotz said only, “Hockey play.”

One of the Capitals’ biggest strengths as a team is their depth down the middle. Any injury to a center, considering it is arguably the most important skating position on the ice, would be significant. An injury to the team’s top-line center would be even more costly.

Kuznetsov leads the team with 28 assists and ranks second in both goals (21) and points (69).