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Maryland Eastern Shore tops Delaware State 58-53

Maryland Eastern Shore tops Delaware State 58-53

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. (AP) Kevin Mays had 17 points and seven rebounds to lead Maryland Eastern Shore to its first victory of the season, 58-53 over Delaware State in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game on Saturday.

Francis Ezeiru, Troy Snyder and Ishaq Pitt had 10 points each for the Hawks (1-13, 1-2). Ezeiru also contributed nine rebounds.

Marques Oliver had 15 points and six rebounds for Delaware State (6-10, 1-1). He made nine of 10 from the line.

The Hawks outshot the Hornets from the field 43.3 percent (13 of 30) to 32.7 percent (16 of 49) and won the rebound battle 32-24. They made 30 free throws to 15 for Delaware State.

UMES led 25-18 at halftime and pushed the advantage to 39-24 on Donald Williams II's dunk with 15:19 remaining.

Delaware State, whose only league victory came against UMES, chipped away, but the final score was as close as it got.

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How the boy becomes king, Dwayne Haskins became Simba

How the boy becomes king, Dwayne Haskins became Simba

By Julie Donaldson

Most nicknames are either earned or given to you.  On the Redskins, take "AD's" (standing for "All Day,") never quit mentality in Oklahoma.  Another Sooner Trent Williams is fondly known as "Silverback," as his teammates said he was a beast on the field. Former Redskin Ha Ha Clinton-Dix said his Grandma started calling him Ha Ha because he giggled so much as a kid. His real name is Ha’Sean. 

Then, there are these from around the league: Marshawn Lynch, a.k.a "Beast Mode." There's the Cowboys' Demarcus Lawrence, known as "Tank "because his big brother would always “tank him” when wrestling. Cincinnati's quarterback Andy Dalton is the "Red Rifle" for more obvious reasons. 

All of these names were given to the player by a teammate, coach, friend, or family member as a term of endearment. Such is the case for Dwayne Haskins Jr., who goes by "Simba." Simba, of course, was the cub that is born to take over the throne, or football team for the sake of this story. 

Haskins adopted the name Simba when he was seven. His Aunt was combing out what Haskins said was his "fro" and she told him it looked like a lion's mane. Thus, Simba was born. 

Last night, a new King was born as Dwayne Haskins brings his moniker to Ashburn. Welcome, Simba. Rule well! 

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Ovechkin, Kuznetsov, Orlov to join Team Russia for 2019 IIHF World Championship

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Ovechkin, Kuznetsov, Orlov to join Team Russia for 2019 IIHF World Championship

Now that the Capitals' postseason has come to an abrupt end, the team is regrouping for the offseason beginning with locker cleanout Friday morning.

As players figure out offseason plans, Alex Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov and Dmitry Orlov will be heading back to their home country of Russia to join the national team for this year's IIHF World Championship in Slovakia. 

The Russian National team's official English Twitter account confirmed the news Thursday.

Ovechkin, Kuznetsov and Orlov join other Russian NHL players such as Toronto Maple Leaf's Nikita Zaitsev and Evgenii Dadonov of the Florida Panthers. 

The last time Ovechkin participated in the IIHF World Championship was after the Capitals' postseason loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2016. Team Russia went on to beat Team USA in the Bronze Medal game.

Kuznetsov and Orlov joined Team Russia in the 2017 IIHF's where Russia won the Bronze in consecutive years.

The 2019 IIHF World Championship begins in two weeks on Friday, May 10.

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