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Liberty beats Union (KY) 104-67

Liberty beats Union (KY) 104-67

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) Six Liberty players scored in double figures as the Flames beat Union (Ky.) 104-67 Friday night.

Davon Marshall, JR Coronado, Andrew Smith and Tavares Speaks each scored 14 points, Joel Vander Pol added 12, and Chad Donley chipped in with 10 for the Flames (3-10)

Ahead 22-19 with 9:45 left in the first half, Liberty used a 12-3 run to take a double-digit lead over the NAIA Bulldogs, capped by Casey Roberts' 3-pointer at the 7:16 mark.

Marshall went 5 for 5 from the field and made both his free throws to finish the first half with 14 points. The Flames led at halftime 47-32.

Union (7-7) got within eight points in the second half, 53-45, after James Strange's 3-pointer with 15:54 left to play, but Liberty closed out the Bulldogs with a 51-22 run to end the game.

Deante Johnson led Union with 17 points.

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Capitals score three goals in 90 seconds to take the lead over Toronto

Capitals score three goals in 90 seconds to take the lead over Toronto

The beginning of Wednesday's clash with the Maple Leafs was not pretty for the Capitals.

A pair of goals by Toronto gave them an early lead midway through the first period. But a snipe by Jakub Vrana towards the end of the first frame cut the deficit in half entering the first intermission.

But during the second period, all of a sudden, a switch flipped for the Capitals attack. Washington found the back of the net three times in under 90 seconds, turning a one-goal deficit into a two-goal lead.

The first came from Evgeny Kuznetsov, who finished with a beautiful move to sneak the puck past Maple Leafs' goalie Michael Hutchinson's glove.

Just 11 seconds later, Nicklas Backstrom found the back of the net on a beautiful wrister from T.J. Oshie to put the Capitals ahead.

To complete the trifecta, John Carlson's one-timer from Alex Ovechkin went right in between Hutchinson's legs, giving the Capitals a 4-2 lead. 

At the end of the second period, the Capitals hold the same 4-2 lead. Just 20 minutes separate the Capitals from their fourth victory of the season.

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Jimmy Smith returns to practice for first time in over a month

Jimmy Smith returns to practice for first time in over a month

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — The Ravens got some help in the secondary on Wednesday from someone not named Marcus Peters. 

Cornerback Jimmy Smith returned to practice for the first time in over a month and took part in individual drills, coach John Harbaugh said Wednesday. 

Smith suffered a Grade 2 MCL Sprain in the first week of the season against the Dolphins and hasn’t played or practiced since. 

With the addition of Peters, the Ravens are hoping to be healthier than they’ve been in a while at the cornerback spot.

Smith was listed on the injury report as a limited participant and his status for Sunday’s game against the Seahawks is still unknown. 

The Ravens rank 25th in the NFL against the pass this season and are looking to get the 30-year-old corner back in the fold. 

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