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St. Mary of Kansas beats Nebraska-Omaha 96-86

St. Mary of Kansas beats Nebraska-Omaha 96-86

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) Jordan Wilcox scored 20 points, making five 3-pointers, and St. Mary of Kansas rallied from an 11-point halftime deficit to beat Nebraska-Omaha 96-86 Sunday night.

Shiron Williams scored 18 points, Jeb Greenberg 15 and Matt Heydman 13 for the Spires, who are members of NAIA Division II and played this game as an exhibition. It was St. Mary's first win in seven meetings against Nebraska-Omaha, which is in its first season as a full member of Division I.

St. Mary scored the first 12 points of the second half to go in front, and outscored Nebraska-Omaha 58-37 after halftime.

John Karhoff led the Mavericks (1-1) with 18 points, while Alex Phillips scored 16 and Koang Doluony added 11 points. The Mavericks beat Northern Illinois in their opener at the new Ralston Arena Friday night.

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This Caps Stanley Cup tat has everyone's beat

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This Caps Stanley Cup tat has everyone's beat

Since the Washington Capitals won the Stanley Cup for the first time over one month ago, Caps fans, (and players), have rushed to their local tattoo parlor to get some ink commemorating the win.

We've seen the classic Capitals logo with the Stanley Cup, but nothing that comes close to the masterpiece that is Shane Peacher's tattoo.

Peacher tweeted to Joe B and Courtney Laughlin the finished tat: a work of art featuring Alex Ovechkin kissing the Stanley Cup for the first time as it's hoisted over his head.

Joe B replied making sure Shane had enough room on his other tricep for next year.

Shane replied that he's thinking of Evgeny Kuznetsov's iconic celebration that has since been dubbed the "birdman."

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Strasburg, Scherzer get in heated conversation after ugly inning

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Strasburg, Scherzer get in heated conversation after ugly inning

The Washington Nationals have had a less than ideal season thus far.

The reigning N.L. East champs entered the All-Star Break 5.5 games back of first place, have a new manager that has gotten his fair share of criticism, are riddled with injuries contributing to a lengthy disabled list and seem to be frustrated to no end on the baseball field.

In his first game back following a right shoulder injury that landed him on the DL for over a month, Stephen Strasburg started Friday night's game in Washington against the Braves, one of tewo teams above the Nats in the East standings.

Following a poor outing in the fifth inning in which Davey Martinez decided to pull Strasburg, fellow ace Max Scherzer attempted to greet the starter. Strasburg brushed Scherzer off as he sat down on the bench and the two got into what seemed like a very heated exchange.

The Nationals never recovered from Strasburg's start and fell to the Braves 8-5 in Washington.

The frustration was evident as Martinez met with Scherzer and Strasburg to hash out the argument, delaying postgame clubhouse access to the media while their meeting was going on.

The meeting was kept under lock by Martinez, Scherzer, and Strasburg, who chalked it up to just being a part of the "family."

According to Martinez, the dugout conversation was hashed out and he immediately brushed it off when pressed for questions.

The Nationals look to even up the series against The Braves in Washington tonight.

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