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Lorena Ochoa shoots 1-under 69 in France

Lorena Ochoa shoots 1-under 69 in France

SAINT-JEAN-DE-LUZ, France (AP) Retired champion Lorena Ochoa shot a 1-under round of 69 at the Lacoste Ladies Open on Thursday.

Ochoa is playing at the request of the sponsor. She was ranked No. 1 for three years and won two majors among 27 victories before retiring from full-time golf in April 2010 to focus on her family and charities.

After her first round on the Ladies European Tour in more than two years, the 30-year-old Ochoa was fairly pleased.

``I made a couple of mistakes out there that made me mad, but I think it was a good day. I was trying to go around (in) par,'' Ochoa said. ``Finishing under par is always good, so I'm happy with that last birdie. You know, it made my afternoon better.''

Ochoa's last title came at the Navistar LPGA Classic exactly three years ago.

``I need to understand that my life is different now. I don't practice as much and sometimes you have to just bear with the few mistakes,'' she said. ``I three-putted a couple of times and it made me really mad. I have to bear with some bad shots.

``I think tomorrow, if I get the speed right, especially on the front nine, if I feel more comfortable, I'm going to make more putts.''

Stacey Keating of Australia led the day with a 62 at Chantaco Golf Club.

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Nationals-Phillies postponed on Monday night

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Nationals-Phillies postponed on Monday night

WASHINGTON -- Bryce Harper came back to the District on Monday. No baseball was played.

Rain storms cycled through the DMV starting around 6 p.m. at first delaying the series-opening game between the Nationals and Phillies, before it was finally postponed at 10 p.m. The game will be made up as part of a split-doubleheader on Wednesday. The first game is at 1:05 p.m., the second at 7:05 p.m.

The Tuesday starters for both teams remain the same: Patrick Corbin for the Nationals and Jake Arrieta for the Phillies.

Washington will need an extra starter during the week because it is playing seven games in six days. For instance, the Nationals could call someone up to pitch the first game Wednesday, and have Max Scherzer pitch on regular rest Wednesday night. The doubleheader being played Wednesday instead of Tuesday allows the Nationals plenty of time to import a starter for the day, if they choose to do it then.

However, Tuesday’s forecast is also rain-filled. Stay tuned.

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The Capitals were mentioned on Jeopardy! and of course we're proud of it

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The Capitals were mentioned on Jeopardy! and of course we're proud of it

The Stanley Cup no longer resides in Washington, and all eyes have shifted toward the offseason as the Capitals look to retool for next season. But, that doesn't mean we can't stop and appreciate the magical 2018 season now and again.

A week after reminiscing about the championship run and ensuing parade, the famous game show "Jeopardy!" gave us one more moment of glory on Monday night.

One of the clues featured in the latest episode had the Capitals as the answer and even featured Alexander Ovechkin.

It appears that one of the contestants did answer it correctly. More importantly, according to the replies, it was also cleared up that no one brought up the Pittsburgh Penguins during that round. 

While it may be somewhat hard to cope with the fact that the Capitals will not be enjoying another offseason of championship partying in 2019 we can take pride in the fact that the question was about the Caps winning the Stanley Cup, and not centered around a dreaded title drought.

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