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Turk scores 19 as Loyola-Chicago tops Furman 77-50

Turk scores 19 as Loyola-Chicago tops Furman 77-50

CHICAGO (AP) Devon Turk came off the bench to score 19 points, including five 3-pointers, as Loyola of Chicago defeated Furman 77-50 Saturday.

The Ramblers (6-2), who won their fourth straight, blew open a close game by shooting 65 percent from the field in the second half, including 8 of 14 on 3-point attempts. Overall, they were 11 of 24 from 3-point range.

After Furman (2-5) opened the second half with a basket to tie the score at 29-all, Loyola scored 20 straight points over the next seven minutes to take a 49-29 lead with 12:12 remaining.

Jordan Hicks added 12 points for Loyola, Ben Averkamp had 10 and Cully Payne had nine assists.

Charlie Reddick scored 12 points to lead Furman, which shot 36 percent from the field and committed 20 turnovers. Larry Wideman added 11 points and Kendrec Ferrara had 10.

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Wizards release 2018-19 preseason schedule, including two games vs. Knicks

Wizards release 2018-19 preseason schedule, including two games vs. Knicks

The Wizards released their 2018-19 five-game preseason schedule on Tuesday and it looks quite a bit like last year's did.

Once again, they will play the New York Knicks twice, once at home and once on the road. And once again, they will host the Guangzhou Long-Lions of the Chinese Basketball Association.

It all begins on Oct. 1 when the Wizards host the Knicks. Three of their five preseason games will be played at Capital One Arena.

Here is the full preseason schedule:

10/1 vs. Knicks

10/5 vs. Heat

10/8 at Knicks

10/10 at Pistons

10/12 vs. Guangzhou Long-Lions

The preseason schedule release comes on the heels of the full 82-game regular season reveal. That came out last week. You can see it here.

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    D.C. artist turns her love for the Washington Capitals into works of art

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    D.C. artist turns her love for the Washington Capitals into works of art

    Local artist Taylor Kampa has taken her love for the Washington Capitals and turned it into works of art. 

    You can find paintings done by Kampa of Alex Ovechkin, Tom Wilson, Nicklas Backstrom, T.J. Oshie, John Carlson and Braden Holtby on display at Circa Chinatown – a restaurant neighboring Capital One Arena – along with other D.C. celebrities.

    A professional artist for the last decade, Kampa told NHL.com that the pictures were "passion projects," and took about eight hours to finish. She became a fan of the Caps after she began dating her now-husband back in 2009.

    Her work has even caught the eye of The Great Eight. After posting a video to Instagram of her painting Ovechkin hoisting the Stanley Cup, the Conn Smythe Trophy winner liked and commented on it. 

    "I almost died," Kampa said.

    "It has been amazing sharing something that I am excited about that resonates with the people in my city," Kampa said. "I've been painting these portraits for a long time, so it's awesome to have them seen by so many people."

    Kampa will also create paintings for the Capitals foundation's annual Casino Night fundraiser next year. 

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