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Albany beats Maine 76-63

Albany beats Maine 76-63

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Mike Black scored a career-high 28 points and Albany pulled away to beat Maine 76-63 Saturday night in an America East Conference game.

Jacob Iati scored 14 points, and Sam Rowley added his second straight double-double with 10 points and 13 rebounds for Albany (14-4, 3-1).

Trailing 31-29 at halftime, Albany started the second half on a 21-13 run to take a double-digit lead, 52-42 with 9:54 remaining. Albany led by as many as 15 points in the period.

Albany shot 52.2 percent (23 for 53) in the second half while Maine shot just 39.4 percent (13 for 33) in the half.

The Great Danes made 20 free throws in the second half, and went 23 of 30 from the line for the game. The Black Bears made eight free throws in total.

Alasdair Fraser scored 16 points and grabbed nine boards for Maine (7-10, 2-2).

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Video of Michal Kempny doing bleacher runs reminds us that there is no offseason for the Capitals

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Video of Michal Kempny doing bleacher runs reminds us that there is no offseason for the Capitals

There apparently is no offseason for Michal Kempny this year, especially after tearing his left hamstring this past season. 

At the Caps MedStar IcePlex, Kempny was seen putting in work doing bleacher runs on Tuesday. 

His hamstring looks great.

Thank goodness he is inside because the temperature outside has not been conducive to doing bleacher runs. 

The Caps defenseman suffered a lower-body hamstring injury on March 20 against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Tearing the hamstring forced him to have surgery and miss the remainder of the season. 

His absence was clearly missed for the Caps in their playoff matchup against the Carolina Hurricanes. Before the injury, he scored six goals and recorded 19 assists in 71 games for the Capitals. 

Now, just to see him return to the ice.

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Trea Turner hits for cycle against Rockies for the second time in his career

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Trea Turner hits for cycle against Rockies for the second time in his career

For the second time in his career, Trea Turner has hit for the cycle against the Rockies. This time, he did it in Nats Park. 

Turner started his day in the first inning with a solo shot to left-center to open the scoring for the Nationals. A fortunate bounce yielded an infield single in the second inning, and he smashed a liner into the right-field corner in the fifth. A double for most players, Turner's trademark speed enabled him to stretch it into a triple.

With a comfortable 8-0 lead in the seventh, Turner sent a 98 mph fastball into the gap in right-center field, completing the cycle and capping off an incredible night for the Nats. 

Turner is the fourth player to hit for the cycle this season, and the 27th since 1908 to do it multiple times in his career