HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) UConn sophomore guard Ryan Boatright had the letters ``SH'' on his left cheek.
The UConn men's basketball team played its first game since the shooting that took place Friday morning at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.
A brief pre-game ceremony was held before Monday's matchup against Maryland Eastern-Shore in honor of the 26 victims who were fatally shot at the school.
There was a moment of silence as 26 students holding candles and players formed a circle at midcourt. Eight members of the Governor's Foot Guard of Connecticut stood with flags stood at attention.
UConn players wore patches on their game jerseys to honor the memory of the 20 children and six adults at the school who were shot.
The rectangular patch had a green background, black outline and the letters ``SH'' in white. The school colors are green and white.
In addition, UConn bench personnel and others associated with the game wore special green and white ribbons.
The Nationals aren’t expected to re-sign third baseman Anthony Rendon after they locked Stephen Strasburg into a seven-year, $245 million deal Monday, but their competition just got stiffer with the news that the Angels are interested in the two-time Silver Slugger.
The Angels’ main target appears to be Gerrit Cole but they could turn to Rendon if they’re outbid by a team like the New York Yankees or Los Angeles Dodgers. Rendon has also been connected to the Dodgers, Texas Rangers and Philadelphia Phillies and is reportedly interested in signing a seven-year deal.
Nationals President Mike Rizzo said at a press conference Monday that “there’s ways to fit players in” when speaking about Rendon. His comments refuted an earlier statement made by principal owner Mark Lerner to NBC Sports Washington, to whom he said the Nationals “can really only afford to have one” of Strasburg or Rendon.
It’d be a surprising move if the Nationals did bring Rendon back, but everything remains possible at this point.
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Ever seen the Capitol building in the shape of a hop? Well, now you *can!
The Washington Capitals and Devils Backbone Brewing Company have unveiled the winning design of the 'Capit-Ale' beer can design contest. Springfield, Va. resident Cole Hogan's design, featuring a hop in place of the Capitol building, other notable D.C. monuments including the Washington Monument and, of course, the Capitals' logo, was selected as the winner.
Fans can purchase Hogan's winning design of DBB's 'Capit-Ale' at Capital One Arena in early 2020 and around the D.M.V. at select locations.
DBB has created other D.C.-sports-inspired beers, such as the Nationals' 'Earned Run Ale' in limited edition, World Series-themed cans.
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