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Guards lift Columbia over American U 54-42

Guards lift Columbia over American U 54-42

WASHINGTON (AP) Grant Mullins scored 20 points and backcourt partner Brian Barbour added 19 to lift Columbia to a 54-42 nonconference victory over American University on Sunday.

Mullins scored 12 points in the first 10 minutes of the second half as the Lions (5-4) extended a 20-16 halftime lead to 42-27.

The Eagles (4-6) got within six, 44-38, on John Schoof's 3-pointer with 3:55 left, but Barbour scored nine points down the stretch.

Barbour became the 25th Columbia player to reach 1,000 career points and now has 1,016.

Stephen Lumpkins scored 18 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for American.

Both teams made just six field goals in the first half and the Lions shot just 20.7 percent (6 of 29), but nine American turnovers helped Columbia erase an early 9-1 deficit.

Columbia improved to 55.0 percent (11 of 20) in the second half. American shot 31 percent (13 of 42) overall.

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Washington Football Team activates TE Logan Thomas from reserve/COVID-19 list

Washington Football Team activates TE Logan Thomas from reserve/COVID-19 list

The Washington Football Team has activated tight end Logan Thomas from the reserve/COVID-19 list, the team announced on Sunday.

Thomas was originally placed on the list on July 29 upon the tight end's arrival to training camp. 10 days later, he's been cleared to return.

It's unknown whether Thomas contracted the virus or not. Players can be placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list if they have come in contact with someone else who has contracted the virus.

Washington has begun practicing over the past week or so, but the team has yet to do much more than walkthroughs on the field. Padded practices have yet to begin.

When practices resume on Monday, Thomas, 29, will be competing for playing time with Jeremy Sprinkle, Richard Rodgers, Hale Hentges and undrafted free agent Thaddeus Moss.

The tight end unit is arguably the worst position group on the team, so the Burgundy and Gold could use some contribution from Thomas in any way they can get.

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Nationals sign Jake Boone, who could be MLB's first fourth-generation player

Nationals sign Jake Boone, who could be MLB's first fourth-generation player

The first fourth-generation MLB player could make his career in Washington after Jake Boone—the son, nephew, grandson and great-grandson of former players—signed with the Nationals on Saturday as an undrafted free agent.

Boone’s father, Bret, played in the majors from 1992 to 2005. His uncle, Aaron, played from 1997 to 2009 and currently manages the New York Yankees. Bret and Aaron’s father Bob and grandfather Ray played for 18 and 12 years, respectively. Ray started the family dynasty in 1948, when he made his MLB debut as a shortstop for the Cleveland Indians.

Jake, a shortstop himself, was originally selected by the Nationals in the 38th round of the 2017 MLB Draft. He instead elected to honor his commitment to Princeton, where he played a total of 72 games and hit .250 with one home run and 24 RBIs. Bob, who is 72 years old, is a vice president of player development for the Nationals and senior advisor to GM Mike Rizzo.

With the 2020 MLB Draft being shortened to five rounds as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, Jake didn’t have the chance to find out if he improved his draft stock enough to earn a higher selection. But after the rules were amended to allow for an increased number of undrafted signees, he will have the opportunity to follow in his family’s footsteps and get a Boone back on a major-league roster for the first time since Aaron retired in 2009.

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