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Balanced McNeese State stops Nicholls State 42-10

Balanced McNeese State stops Nicholls State 42-10

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) Cody Stroud threw for 274 yards and three touchdowns, and McNeese State's balanced attack overwhelmed Nicholls State 42-10 in a Southland Conference game on Saturday.

The Cowboys (6-3, 3-3), who led 21-3 at the half and built a 35-3 advantage in the fourth quarter, also rang up 276 yards rushing for an offensive output of 550 yards.

Darius Carey led the Cowboys' receiver corps - eight players caught at least one pass - with six catches for 125 yards and a touchdown.

McNeese State limited the Colonels (1-7, 0-5) to 375 total yards. Landry Klann passed for 177 yards for Nicholls State, but he threw two interceptions. Backup Beaux Hebert also threw two picks.

Dalton Hilliard Jr. scored Nicholls State's touchdown on a 10-yard run, his only carry of the game.

The Colonels have lost 12 consecutive conference games.

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Capitals trade Philipp Grubauer, Brooks Orpik to Colorado Avalanche

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Capitals trade Philipp Grubauer, Brooks Orpik to Colorado Avalanche

The Capitals made a splash before Friday's draft as they traded goalie Philipp Grubauer and defenseman Brooks Orpik to the Colorado Avalanche for a second-round pick, the 47th pick overall, the team announced.

General manager Brian MacLellan said after the season that he would look into trading Grubauer to put him in a position where he could start, something he would not get in Washington with Braden Holtby in tow. The trading of Orpik frees up $5.5 million in cap space for next season, key for the Caps as they attempt to re-sign defenseman John Carlson.

More on this story to come.

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Bryce Harper will compete in Home Run Derby, but only on one condition

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Bryce Harper will compete in Home Run Derby, but only on one condition

It’s happening.

When the 2018 All-Star Weekend comes to Washington, D.C. in the middle of July, Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper will compete in the 2018 Home Run Derby, but only on one condition: He has to be a member of the 2018 National League All-Star Team.

Though Harper is having a down year, only hitting .213 thus far, he leads the NL in home runs with 19.

In the June 18 update of All-Star game voting, Harper sat second among all outfielders with just north of 1,000,000 votes.

That means he’s not only going to make the All-Star team, but he’ll likely start in the outfield.

Harper, a five-time All-Star, competed in the Home Run Derby once before. He was the runner-up to Yoenis Cespedes in 2013, losing by just one long ball, 9-8.

The 2018 Home Run Derby will take place on July 16 at Nationals Park.

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