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Jacobsen, Northern Ariz. beat Montana State 87-80

Jacobsen, Northern Ariz. beat Montana State 87-80

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) Max Jacobsen scored a career-high 22 points to lead all five starters in double figures, and Northern Arizona held off Montana State 87-80 on Monday night in the Big Sky Conference opener for both teams.

Jacobsen added nine rebounds and was 9 of 12 from the floor, part of a 56 percent effort for the Lumberjacks (4-5), who snapped a 15-game conference losing streak. DeWayne Russell had 16 points, Gaellan Bewernick scored 13, Stallon Saldivar had 12 and Gabe Rogers chipped in 11.

Antonio Biglow scored 15 points and Flavien Davis added 14 for the Bobcats (2-6), who whittled NAU's 20-point second-half lead to 81-76 on Paul Egwuonwu's layup with 43 seconds left. But the Lumberjacks made all six of their free throws in the final minute to seal the win.

NAU's home loss to MSU last season snapped a 10-game home winning streak against the Bobcats.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo out against Wizards with shoulder injury

Giannis Antetokounmpo out against Wizards with shoulder injury

Giannis Antetokounmpo won’t play against the Wizards on Tuesday night after the Bucks announced that he’s dealing with shoulder soreness.

There was no indication from Antetokounmpo before the announcement that he was dealing with any sort of injury. He played in Milwaukee’s previous game, a 116-103 win over the Hornets on Friday, in which he scored 30 points and recorded 16 rebounds after playing 32 minutes.

Tuesday’s contest represents the Bucks’ first game since the death of NBA legend Kobe Bryant.

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Virginia General Assembly issues proclamation to commend Nationals for World Series run

Virginia General Assembly issues proclamation to commend Nationals for World Series run

“Baby Shark” may forever be ingrained in the memories of Nationals fans, but now the song—as well as many other key contributors to the team’s World Series run—is officially a part of Virginia history after the General Assembly issued a joint proclamation Tuesday commending the club on its title.

With general manager Mike Rizzo and the commissioner’s trophy in attendance, lawmakers met Tuesday and agreed to issue a proclamation to “commend the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball, 2019 World Series champions, on the occasion of their monumental victory.”

They also asked that the clerk send a copy of the document to the Lerner family “as an expression of the General Assembly’s admiration for the team’s success and its contributions to the Commonwealth.”

The proclamation details the path that led to the Nationals’ improbable championship run, including its 19-31 start, five comeback wins in elimination games, UVA alumni Ryan Zimmerman and Sean Doolittle, dugout dances and, of course, “Baby Shark.”

“The Washington Nationals demonstrated to young players all over the world what can be accomplished through grit and determination and gave fans a moment they will cherish for the rest of their lives,” the document reads.

It’s been a whirlwind of an offseason for the Nationals, who won the World Series and paraded down the streets of D.C. before a slew of key contributors hit free agency days later. The Nationals have re-signed several of those players, including the aforementioned Zimmerman, as they look to defend their title in 2020.

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