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Providence tops NJIT 64-63

Providence tops NJIT 64-63

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) LaDonte Henton scored 24 points to lead Providence past New Jersey Institute of Technology 64-63 Saturday in the season opener for both teams.

Friars' starting point guard Vincent Council was injured 5 minutes into the game and did not return.

The game started out sloppy for both teams. Providence shot 3 for 14 from 3-point range, and the Highlanders tallied nine turnovers.

Providence came out firing in the second half, establishing a double-digit lead midway through. Chris Flores and Ryan Woods combined for a 15-5 NJIT run, giving the Highlanders a 63-62 lead.

Bryce Cotton tied the game at 63-63 with a free throw with 2:19 left.

Neither team scored again until the last minute, when Flores fouled Bryce Cotton, sending him back to the line with 5 seconds left. Cotton hit one of two to put the Friars up for good.

Flores finished with 28 points and Woods 19.

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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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