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Creighton's Jones back home after heart surgery

Creighton's Jones back home after heart surgery

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) Creighton's Josh Jones has been released from an Omaha hospital after undergoing a nine-hour surgery to correct the problem that caused his heart rate to accelerate before a game two weeks ago.

A surgeon Tuesday threaded wires into Jones' heart, using radio frequency energy to locate and fix the cause of the atrial flutter that caused Jones to faint before a Dec. 6 game at Nebraska. Jones will have another operation in January to see if the first one worked.

Jones was released from the hospital about noon Wednesday, and Coach Greg McDermott said the player was in good spirits. Jones will have a follow-up exam Thursday.

Jones had an infected heart valve in high school. It hasn't been decided when or if he'll play basketball again.

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Moe Wagner isn't the only Wizards with a questionable golf swing

Moe Wagner isn't the only Wizards with a questionable golf swing

With the grind of the NBA season preparing to get underway, the Washington Wizards are spending some time off the court as a way to relax and have some fun. On Monday, the team headed to Top Golf to take some hacks, and we were treated to a breakdown of each player's swing.

As you can see, some like head coach Scott Brooks have a pretty smooth swing. However, the same cannot be said about others.

Take for example Moe Wagner. 

The newly acquired Wizard started off promising with a solid stance, bent knees and all. But, the wind up showed that there were clearly some quirks in his mechanics. Then, the worst thing possible happened: a missed ball. No one will really judge if the swing isn't the prettiest, considering his job is to play basketball, but to come up empty hurts.

Wagner wasn't alone in his misfortunes, however. Jordan McRae also had some trouble getting his club to connect with the ball. But, as they say, third times the charm.

As for other poor swings, Davis Bertans and Thomas Bryant had success hitting the ball, it just didn't look all too pretty.

For Bryant, he may be taking the concept of getting a low, solid base, quite too literally. With Bertans, the movement on his back leg followed by a quick swing is, well, interesting to say the least.

But, fear not, Washington does have a few players who at least look like they've picked up a golf club before. 

Even rookie Rui Hachimura showed off a pretty decent stroke.

While the videos did provide a good laugh, it's safe to say that most of these guys shouldn't quit their day jobs.

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Victor Robles returns to Nationals lineup for Game 3 of NLCS

Victor Robles returns to Nationals lineup for Game 3 of NLCS

WASHINGTON -- Victor Robles is back.

Robles has not played since straining his right hamstring Oct. 4 in Game 2 of the National League Division Series against Los Angeles. He will hit eighth Monday night in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series. Washington leads, 2-0.

Davey Martinez said Sunday the team would put Robles through further running tests in order to determine his Monday availability. He also made it sound like more assessment would be necessary Monday before determining Robles’ availability. But, the Game 3 lineup was out almost five hours before first pitch. 

Kurt Suzuki remains behind the plate. Ryan Zimmerman and Howie Kendrick stay on the right side of the infield.

Nationals lineup:

Trea Turner (SS)
Adam Eaton (RF)
Anthony Rendon (3B)
Juan Soto (LF)
Howie Kendrick (2B)
Ryan Zimmerman (1B)
Kurt Suzuki (C)
Victor Robles (CF)
Stephen Strasburg (P)

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