Anthony, Richmond top Xavier 73-71

Anthony, Richmond top Xavier 73-71

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Kendall Anthony led five Richmond players in double figures with 16 points to beat Xavier 73-71 Saturday night in an Atlantic 10 Conference showdown.

Alonzo Nelson-Ododa and Darien Brothers scored 13 points apiece, Cedrick Lindsay added 12 and Greg Robbins had 10 for Richmond (14-9, 4-4).

It was a tightly contested match consisting of 15 lead changes, nine ties and neither team having more than a single-digit advantage in the second half.

Lindsay made two free throws for Richmond to cut its deficit to 59-58 with 4:14 left and then Robbins' 3-pointer at the 3:30 mark put the Spiders ahead for good.

Xavier (12-9, 5-3) cut the lead to one, 68-67, behind Dee Davis' 3-pointer with 10 seconds left, but Richmond made 5 of 6 free throws the rest of the way to hold off the Musketeers.

Travis Taylor led Xavier with 24 points and eight rebounds.

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Wizards vs Blazers featured Moe Harkless' impressive Chappelle Show themed Halloween costume

Wizards vs Blazers featured Moe Harkless' impressive Chappelle Show themed Halloween costume

The Portland Trail Blazers are setting the bar high for NBA Halloween. 

Maurice Harkless made his arrival in style turning a corner dressed as Tyrone Biggums from the American sketch comedy television series "Chapelle's Show." 

But it got better. Bosnia native and seven-footer Jusuf Nurkic turned the corner as Beast from Walt Disney's classic romance film Beauty and the Beast. 

The bar has been set. 

Washington looks for its first win tonight after falling to 0-2 right out of the gate, while Portland aims for a 3-0 start after defeating the Spurs 121-108 Saturday night. 


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With Caps in Vancouver, Jay Beagle receives his ring

With Caps in Vancouver, Jay Beagle receives his ring

On June 7 in Las Vegas, Jay Beagle was in a Capitals uniform as they hoisted their first Stanley Cup in franchise history. Three weeks later, the 33-year-old signed a four-year, $12-million contract with the Vancouver Canucks

The Capitals begin a four-game, Canadian road trip this evening in Vancouver. Beagle did not attend the Capitals ring ceremony at the Palm three weeks ago so the Caps awarded Beagle with his ring today.

Each ring contains 252 diamonds, 35 rubies and one sapphire. Beagle was impressed but isn't sure how much use the ring will get.

“Not sure I’ll wear it again. It’s like wearing my truck.”

Jay Beagle will not be on the ice tonight against his former team. Beagle broke his forearm when he blocked a shot against the Florida Panthers on October 13th. Beagle is expected to be sidelined for another five weeks.

Despite the injury, it has still been a great week for Beagle. 

A shiny, new ring AND a baby girl. Not too shabby.