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Southern U rolls over Arkansas-Pine Bluff 84-50

Southern U rolls over Arkansas-Pine Bluff 84-50

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Derick Beltran scored 22 points and Malcolm Miller added 21 as Southern University handled Arkansas-Pine Bluff 84-50 Saturday night in a matchup of the last two teams that were unbeaten in Southwestern Athletic Conference play.

Yondarius Johnson added 11 points for the Jaguars (11-6, 5-0) and Javan Mitchell turned in a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds.

Brandon Moore added 10 points and Christopher Hyder nine assists for Southern, which came in leading the conference in both scoring (66.5 points per game) and defense (57.7 points per game).

Miller, the league leader in 3-point percentage (47.7 percent) made 5 of 9 against the Golden Lions (4-12, 3-1).

Moore scored three baskets in a 13-2 opening run for the Jaguars, who never trailed and led 33-20 at halftime.

Terrell Kennedy scored 18 points and Davon Haynes had 11 to pace Arkansas-Pine Bluff.

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Wizards Tipoff podcast: Wizards have big questions to answer coming out of All-Star break

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Wizards Tipoff podcast: Wizards have big questions to answer coming out of All-Star break

On the latest episode of the Wizards Tipoff podcast presented by Greenberg and Bederman, Chase Hughes and Chris Miller look ahead to the biggest questions the Wizards need to answer after the All-Star break. They also explain why Bradley Beal proved a lot in his first All-Star Game appearance.

They also unveiled a new segment involving guessing Wizards players based on their social media captions.

You can listen to the episode right here:

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Capitals place Taylor Chorney on waivers, which could signal something, or nothing

Capitals place Taylor Chorney on waivers, which could signal something, or nothing

When the Capitals acquired defenseman Michal Kempny on Monday, that put the team at the maximum of 23 players on the roster including eight defenseman.

Another move seemed likely and the Caps made it on Tuesday by placing veteran blueliner Taylor Chorney on waivers.

Teams now will have 24 hours to potentially claim Chorney. Should he clear at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, it is expected that he will be sent to the Hershey Bears of the AHL. Whether he is claimed or sent to Hershey, his entire $800,000 cap hit will no longer count against the Capitals' salary.

One important thing to note, however, is that placing Chorney on waivers was not required in order for Washington to remain under the salary cap.

Having eight defensemen would mean scratching two every game — assuming the team does not dress seven and after that failed experiment in last year's playoffs, why would they — which means it would be a struggle to make sure everyone gets consistent playing time in the final weeks of the season.

Perhaps placing Chorney on waivers is the team trying to get him more playing time to keep him sharp in case the team suffers injuries on the blue line and he is called upon in the playoffs.

Or perhaps it could mean something else.

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Chorney played on Feb. 15, but that was during the mentor's trip. Barry Trotz's policy for those trips is to get everyone in at least one of those two games. Before that, Chorney had not played since Jan. 2. It certainly seems like the team was comfortable with him being the designated No. 7 and was not all that concerned about getting him regular playing time before now.

When asked if the Kempny trade would mean any roster moves, Trotz said Monday that he was not sure and hinted that perhaps more moves could be coming from general manager Brian MacLellan. Moving Chorney's salary off the books does not clear much cap room, but it does clear some.

Perhaps MacLellan has another move up his sleeve before Monday's trade deadline.