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Kyrgios wins all-Aussie boys final in Melbourne

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Kyrgios wins all-Aussie boys final in Melbourne

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Nick Kyrgios won an all-Aussie final to capture the boys singles title at the Australian Open on Saturday, while 15-year-old Ana Konjuh of Croatia took home the girls singles and doubles championships.

The 17-year-old Kyrgios beat his friend and doubles partner, 16-year-old Thanasi Kokkinakis, 7-6 (4), 6-3 on Australia Day, the national holiday.

It was the first all-Australian boys final at Melbourne Park since Ben Ellwood defeated Andrew Ilie in 1994.

Konjuh, who had former French Open champion and Croatia Fed Cup captain Iva Majoli supporting her from the stands at Rod Laver Arena, defeated 16-year-old Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic 6-3, 6-4.

Konjuh is the third girl in the past three years to win both the singles and doubles titles at the Australian Open, following An-Sophie Mestach of Belgium in 2011 and American Taylor Townsend last year.

She will also rise to the top of the junior rankings after the tournament.

``Just the feeling is incredible,'' Konjuh said. ``That experience, the crowd, you know, it's all a big thing. I just hope in the future I'm going to come back.''

Konjuh combined with Carol Zhao of Canada to win the girls doubles title.

Kyrgios said it was an honor to play on Rad Laver Arena the day after Andy Murray edged Roger Federer in five sets in the men's semifinals on Friday night.

``It was obviously a great experience being out there knowing that Federer and Murray were grinding it out the night before,'' Kyrgios said. ``I thought the level of tennis out there today was really good. Didn't seem that we were really nervous.''

An Australian pair, Jay Andrijic and Bradley Mousley, won the boys doubles title.

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Capitals vs. Canucks: Time, TV Channel, Live Stream, How to Watch

The Washington Capitals (3-2-2) head to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada after an overtime/shootout loss against the Florida Panthers last Friday. 

The Caps are determined to avoid the devastation they felt in the first period when they gave away four goals to the Panthers. They will need to focus in the power plays and avoid penalties at all costs.

Many fans were looking forward to the reunion with former player Jay Beagle, who is now centerman for the Canucks, but he is unfortunately out on injury. However you can look out for Caps Nic Dowd, who will have his own homecoming game against his former team. 

Here is everything you need to know about Capitals vs. Canucks which takes place at 10:00 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Washington.
 

CAPITALS vs. CANUCKS HOW TO WATCH

What: Washington Capitals vs. Vancouver Canucks, Game 8 of the 2018-19 NHL Regular Season

Where: Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

When: Monday, October 22 at 10:00 p.m. ET

TV Channel: The Capitals vs. Canucks game will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington (NBC Sports Washington Channel Finder)

Live Stream: You can live stream Capitals vs. Canucks on NBC Sports Washington's live stream page and on the NBC Sports App.

Radio: Caps 24/7 Radio, 106.7 The Fan FM

CAPITALS vs. CANUCKS SCHEDULE

9:00 PM: Caps Faceoff Live
9:30 PM: Caps Pregame Live
10:00 PM: Capitals vs. Canucks
12:30 PM: Caps Postgame Live

CAPITALS vs. CANUCKS PLAYERS TO WATCH

Lars Eller, F, Capitals: In his last game, he had a three-point night with three assists. He is a messaive help and shined within the trio of Vrana and Connoly on Friday.

Tim Schaller, F, Canucks: He was struggling in the preseason but came back with a vengeance. He assisted with a penatly kill and is a key component in fourth line. 

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Wizards vs. Trail Blazers: Time, TV Channel, Live Stream, How to Watch

The Wizards head to the West Coast to open a road swing against the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday night.

Wizards (0-2) are looking for their first win when the head into Portland to face Damian Lillard and the Trail Blazers (2-0).

After this game, the Wizards have a tough stretch ahead of them before playing in D.C. again, playing at: Golden State, Sacramento, LA (Lakers) and Memphis.

WIZARDS vs. TRAIL BLAZERS HOW TO WATCH

What: Washington Wizards vs. Miami Heat, 2018 NBA regular season Game 3
Where: Moda Center, Portland, Ore.
When: 10:00 p.m. ET
TV Channel: The Wizards vs. Trail Blazers will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington (Channel Finder)
Live Stream: You can live stream Wizards vs. Trail Blazers on NBC Sports Washington's live stream page and on the new MyTeams App.
Radio: Wizards Radio Network, 1500 AM

WIZARDS vs. TRAIL BLAZERS TV SCHEDULE

8:30 PM: D.C. Sports Live (LIVE)

9:00 PM: Wizards Outsiders (LIVE)

9:30 PM: Wizards Pregame Live (LIVE)

10:00 PM: Wizards @ Portland Trail Blazers (LIVE)

WIZARDS vs. BLAZERS INJURY REPORT:

Wizards: Dwight Howard remains day-to-day with a back injury.
Trail Blazers: None

WIZARDS vs. BLAZERS PLAYERS TO WATCH

Bradley Beal, Wizards: After becoming the Wizards franchise leader in 3 points on Saturday, it is likely Beal will have a lot to prove to help the team get its first win.

Otto Porter, Jr., Wizards: Porter has had a slow start, so will he take more shots in Portland?

Damian Lillard, Portland: The Blazers' star is leading the way this season averaging 28.5 ppg and 6.5 assists per game. 

WIZARDS vs. BLAZERS SERIES HISTORY 

Number of all-time Meetings: 111 games
Regular Season Record: Blazers lead 57-54
Last Meeting: Wizards won 106-92 in December 2017