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Mar 04, 2013 08:26PM ● Published by Anonymous

The Washington Capitals (8-11-1) shut out the Jets in Winnipeg on Saturday 3-0. They are 3-1 in their past four games and have outscored their opponents 12-5 in that span, including two 3-0 shutouts. Braden Holtby stopped 35 shots and Mike Ribeiro logged his seventh goal and 17th assist on the season.
The Washington Wizards (19-39) finished up a three-game homestand with a 96-88 loss to the New York Knicks on Friday and a 90-87 win against the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday. The Wizards started the season 0-12 but are 14-11 with John Wall in the lineup since he returned from a knee injury on January 12th.
D.C. United (0-1) kicked off their season with a 2-0 loss on the road against the Houston Dynamo on Saturday night. The team played without captain Dwayne De Rosario, who was suspended for the first two games of the season for "violent conduct that endangered the safety of his opponent."
The Washington Nationals earned spring training victories over the Atlanta Braves on Friday (6-5) and topped the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday (6-2) and Sunday (7-6). Third baseman Ryan Zimmerman made his spring debut Sunday, going 1-for-3. The Nationals re-assigned four players to Minor League camp – Bill Bray, Brandon Mann, Will Ohman and Tanner Roark.
The Baltimore Orioles took on the Pittsburgh Pirates (W 6-5), Tampa Bay Rays (L 1-4) and Philadelphia Phillies (W 12-3) on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, respectively.
Maryland's men's (20-9) and #9 women's (23-6) basketball teams both earned sweeps over Wake Forest this weekend. The men's team took down the Demon Deacons in Winston-Salem on Saturday 67-57 while the women's team earned a first round bye and No. 2 seed in the ACC Tournament with their 88-61 Senior Day win on Sunday.
The top ranked Terps men's (4-0) and women's (6-0) lacrosse teams continued their undefeated seasons with three wins. The men's team defeated #19 Duke in convincing fashion with a 16-7 route on the road Saturday. The women's team topped sixth-ranked Virginia 18-10 on Friday and followed that up with a 16-11 win over Hofstra on Sunday.
Navy's men's lacrosse team (2-3) dropped its Patriot League opener with a 10-2 loss to Bucknell on Saturday while the #19 women's team (5-0) stayed undefeated with a 12-8 win Saturday over Richmond.
Navy's men's basketball team (8-22) dropped their home finale in a 62-46 loss against Bucknell while the women's team (18-11) fell to the Bison on the road 55-48 but earned a No. 2 seed in the Patriot League tournament.

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