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MIAMI (AP) -- A person familiar with the schedule tells The Associated Press that free agent guard Ray Allen will visit the NBA champion Miami Heat on Thursday. Allen, one of Miami's top offseason targets, will also meet with the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday, according to the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to publicly disclose the schedule. Miami can only offer Allen the mini mid-level exception worth just over 3 million a year, or roughly half of what the Boston Celtics are willing to pay to keep the NBA's leading 3-point shooter. NBA.com first reported Allen's planned visits Tuesday morning.
Since the Washington Capitals won the Stanley Cup for the first time over one month ago, Caps fans, (and players), have rushed to their local tattoo parlor to get some ink commemorating the win.
We've seen the classic Capitals logo with the Stanley Cup, but nothing that comes close to the masterpiece that is Shane Peacher's tattoo.
Peacher tweeted to Joe B and Courtney Laughlin the finished tat: a work of art featuring Alex Ovechkin kissing the Stanley Cup for the first time as it's hoisted over his head.
Joe B replied making sure Shane had enough room on his other tricep for next year.
Shane replied that he's thinking of Evgeny Kuznetsov's iconic celebration that has since been dubbed the "birdman."
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The Washington Nationals have had a less than ideal season thus far.
The reigning N.L. East champs entered the All-Star Break 5.5 games back of first place, have a new manager that has gotten his fair share of criticism, are riddled with injuries contributing to a lengthy disabled list and seem to be frustrated to no end on the baseball field.
In his first game back following a right shoulder injury that landed him on the DL for over a month, Stephen Strasburg started Friday night's game in Washington against the Braves, one of tewo teams above the Nats in the East standings.
Following a poor outing in the fifth inning in which Davey Martinez decided to pull Strasburg, fellow ace Max Scherzer attempted to greet the starter. Strasburg brushed Scherzer off as he sat down on the bench and the two got into what seemed like a very heated exchange.
The Nationals never recovered from Strasburg's start and fell to the Braves 8-5 in Washington.
The frustration was evident as Martinez met with Scherzer and Strasburg to hash out the argument, delaying postgame clubhouse access to the media while their meeting was going on.
The meeting was kept under lock by Martinez, Scherzer, and Strasburg, who chalked it up to just being a part of the "family."
According to Martinez, the dugout conversation was hashed out and he immediately brushed it off when pressed for questions.
The Nationals look to even up the series against The Braves in Washington tonight.
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