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Wyoming coach Christensen suspended 1 week, fined

Wyoming coach Christensen suspended 1 week, fined

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) Wyoming coach Dave Christensen has been suspended one week and fined $50,000 for his actions following an Oct. 13 loss to Air Force.

Athletic director Tom Burman said Monday that it's important to send the right message to the team about taking responsibility for your actions.

Last week, the Mountain West Conference reprimanded Christensen for his postgame conduct, saying it violated the league's sportsmanship rules. Christensen has apologized.

Christensen confronted Falcons coach Troy Calhoun on the field after Air Force's 28-27 victory.

He accused the Falcons of faking an injury to their starting quarterback in the fourth quarter so they could set up the next play without taking a time out. Air Force took the lead on the next play when backup quarterback Kale Pearson scored on a bootleg.

Assistant head coach Pete Kaligis will serve as interim head coach this week and will lead the Cowboys against No. 21 Boise State on Saturday.

Burman said in a written statement that the decision to suspend and fine Christensen was in the best interest of the university and the athletic department. ``The reputation of our University and of our athletics programs is of the upmost importance,'' he said.

He said another consideration was the well-being of the players. "I think it is important to send the right message to them in terms of taking responsibility for your actions,'' Burman said. ``This has been a difficult time for those young men. We hope that our fans will show their support for the team this coming weekend.''

University President Tom Buchanan said in a written statement that he supported Burman's decision to fine Christensen over his ``unacceptable and inappropriate behavior.''

``Such action does not reflect the values and the integrity of our athletics program or of the University of Wyoming,'' Buchanan said.

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Vernon Davis pulls off memorable proposal in Ocean City

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Vernon Davis pulls off memorable proposal in Ocean City

Vernon Davis has long been a fan favorite in the D.C. area since his University of Maryland days. The 34-year-old is almost always well-dressed and respectful to the media. 

More recently, he has been outspoken about his interest in acting after his football career. A true renaissance man who just so happens to be a force in the National Football League. 

In April, NBC Sports Washington ran into Davis at the Team USA Awards where he was serving as guest speaker. 

He took his smooth nature to a whole new level Tuesday while vacationing in Ocean City, Md. with his girlfriend Kayla. 

Dressed in all white on the beach, Davis proposed in an epic way. 

The best motivation I ever had. #shesmyrock

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Check out the whole video produced below. We won't spoil it for you, but there were skydivers involved. Take a look: 

Davis will suit up for his third season with the Redskins when training camp opens July 26 in Richmond. 

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Stephen Strasburg returns to Nats lineup after DL stint

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Stephen Strasburg returns to Nats lineup after DL stint

Friday night marks the first second-half game of Major League Baseball's 162-game season. 

The Washington Nationals begin 5.5 games out of the first-place Phillies and host the second-place Braves for a three-game series before traveling to Milwaukee. 

One big piece to Dave Martinez's staff who has been missing since June 8 is Stephen Strasburg. The right-hander was activated from the DL and will start on the mound Friday night. 

Ryan Zimmerman was also activated but is not in Martinez's starting lineup. 

Prior to experiencing inflammation in his right shoulder during a June 8 start that forced him out of the game early, Strasburg saw flashes of dominance throughout his 13 starts owning a 3.46 ERA with 10.6 strikeouts per nine innings. 

Zimmerman hasn't played since May 9 due to a strained right oblique. With the emergence of Matt Adams, it will be interesting to see how Martinez uses both guys throughout the summer. 

Here is a look at Friday night's official lineup: 

According to Byron Kerr, Zimmerman is still happy to be back, despite not being in the starting lineup. 

Catch the Nationals hosting the Braves Friday at 7:05 p.m. on MASN2.