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College of Charleston clobbers Wofford 79-50

College of Charleston clobbers Wofford 79-50

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) Trent Wiedeman scored 17 points and College of Charleston stormed to a 21-point halftime lead in a 79-50 rout of Wofford Saturday night in Southern Conference play.

The Cougars (14-7, 6-3) crushed Wofford (8-13, 2-6), which suffered its fourth loss in five games.

Wiedeman, who came off the bench to score his 17, got bench help from Theo Johnson. His 12 points included three 3-pointers. Anthony Stitt chipped in 11 points, hitting three treys.

The Cougars, who used an early 12-0 run to help build a 34-13 halftime lead, were 11 of 21 on 3-pointers. Wofford was 5 for 16.

Wofford got 24 points from its starters. Karl Cochran was 2 for 16 from the floor, missing all five of his 3-point attempts. Lee Skinner shot 1 for 8 from the field.

Jarell Byrd, who came off the bench to score a career-high 15 points, was Wofford's only double-figure scorer.

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Nationals-Phillies postponed on Monday night

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Nationals-Phillies postponed on Monday night

WASHINGTON -- Bryce Harper came back to the District on Monday. No baseball was played.

Rain storms cycled through the DMV starting around 6 p.m. at first delaying the series-opening game between the Nationals and Phillies, before it was finally postponed at 10 p.m. The game will be made up as part of a split-doubleheader on Wednesday. The first game is at 1:05 p.m., the second at 7:05 p.m.

The Tuesday starters for both teams remain the same: Patrick Corbin for the Nationals and Jake Arrieta for the Phillies.

Washington will need an extra starter during the week because it is playing seven games in six days. For instance, the Nationals could call someone up to pitch the first game Wednesday, and have Max Scherzer pitch on regular rest Wednesday night. The doubleheader being played Wednesday instead of Tuesday allows the Nationals plenty of time to import a starter for the day, if they choose to do it then.

However, Tuesday’s forecast is also rain-filled. Stay tuned.

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The Capitals were mentioned on Jeopardy! and of course we're proud of it

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The Capitals were mentioned on Jeopardy! and of course we're proud of it

The Stanley Cup no longer resides in Washington, and all eyes have shifted toward the offseason as the Capitals look to retool for next season. But, that doesn't mean we can't stop and appreciate the magical 2018 season now and again.

A week after reminiscing about the championship run and ensuing parade, the famous game show "Jeopardy!" gave us one more moment of glory on Monday night.

One of the clues featured in the latest episode had the Capitals as the answer and even featured Alexander Ovechkin.

It appears that one of the contestants did answer it correctly. More importantly, according to the replies, it was also cleared up that no one brought up the Pittsburgh Penguins during that round. 

While it may be somewhat hard to cope with the fact that the Capitals will not be enjoying another offseason of championship partying in 2019 we can take pride in the fact that the question was about the Caps winning the Stanley Cup, and not centered around a dreaded title drought.

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