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North Carolina Central beats Morgan State 69-61

North Carolina Central beats Morgan State 69-61

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Ray Willis posted 19 points to go with five rebounds and three steals as North Carolina Central beat Morgan State 69-61 Monday in Mid-Eastern Atlantic Conference play for the Eagles' sixth straight win.

Stanton Kidd had his 10th consecutive game in double figures with 13 and Jay Copeland scored six of his 10 points in the opening 6 minutes.

NC Central (13-7, 6-0) trailed 17-15 before using an 11-2 run to jump ahead 26-19. Morgan State cut the deficit to two but the Eagles outscored the Bears 15-6 over the final 6:33 to take a 42-31 advantage into the break.

NC Central shot 48 percent (20 of 42) and converted 26 of 33 free throws. The Eagles have made 20-plus free throws in three of their last four games.

Justin Black and Anthony Hubbard each tallied 20 for Morgan State (6-12, 3-4), which was 15-for-32 shooting at the stripe.

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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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