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Mar 11, 2013 11:50PM ● By Anonymous

After a dominant 7-1 win over the Florida Panthers on Thursday, the Washington Capitals (10-13-1) dropped two straight. On Saturday, the Caps fell 5-2 to the New York Islanders on the road and lost to the New York Rangers 4-1 on Sunday at Verizon Center.
The Washington Wizards (20-41) were dominated on the road by Deron Williams and the Brooklyn Nets 95-78 on Friday night. Williams shot an NBA record nine three-pointers and a season-high 42 points. Washington rebounded with a 104-87 home win over the Charlotte Bobcats on Saturday.
D.C. United (1-1) made their home debut Saturday, topping Real Salt Lake 1-0. Lionard Pajoy scored the lone goal in the 60th minute. D.C. United extended their home unbeaten streak to 19 matches, dating back to March 10, 2012. Next game: at New York Red Bulls, March 16, 12:30 p.m.
No. 5 Georgetown (24-5) won the Big East regular season title and cemented their final conference game against archrival Syracuse with a dominant 61-39 victory Saturday. An announced crowd of 20,972, the largest ever for a Georgetown home game, was on hand to witness the historic victory at the Verizon Center. Next game: Big East Tournament, Opponent TBD, March 14, 12 p.m.
It was reported Friday that Towson University will cut baseball and men's soccer but will reinstate men's tennis for reasons related to Title IX. The soccer team will disband immediately while the baseball team will be able to finish out their season. The baseball team wore black tape over the school's name on the front of their jerseys in protest while playing Friday. Towson baseball (7-6) dropped their first two games against Delaware in a three-game series this weekend. The Tigers avoided a sweep with a 19-14 win Sunday. Next game: vs. George Washington, March 12, 3 p.m.
The Washington Redskins were able to retain six of their since Saturday. The team re-signed tight end Logan Paulsen to a three-year deal, fullback Darrel Young to a three-year deal, guard Kory Lichtensteiger to a five-year deal, long snapper Nick Sundberg to a four-year deal, re-signed nose tackle Chris Baker to a one-year, $1.3 million right-of-first-refusal tender on Monday morning, and agreed to a one-year deal with linebacker Rob Jackson. The team is reportedly not offering restricted free agent wide receiver/kick returner Brandon Banks a contract. He is not expected to return to the team. On Monday, the Redskins also reportedly released cornerback DeAngelo Hall and restructured the contract of defensive lineman Adam Carriker. Also on Monday, the agent for veteran offensive tackle Tony Pashos tweeted that his client had officially signed with the Redskins.
According to reports, the Baltimore Ravens traded wide receiver Anquan Boldin to the San Francisco 49ers for a sixth round draft pick.
The Washington Nationals fell to the St. Louis Cardinals 16-10 on Friday, topped the Miami Marlins 8-7 Saturday, and lost to the Detroit Tigers 2-1 Sunday in spring training action. Pitcher Ross Detwiler earned a save for team U.S.A. after pitching four scoreless innings and only allowing one hit against Italy in the World Baseball Classic on Saturday. All-Star pitcher Gio Gonzalez will start for the U.S. against Puerto Rico Tuesday night. Next game: vs. Atlanta Braves, March 11th, 1:05 p.m.
The Baltimore Orioles split Friday and Sunday games against the Pittsburgh Pirates (Won 6-3 Friday, Lost 5-2 Sunday) and topped the Boston Red Sox 5-2 on Saturday. Gold Glove center fielder Adam Jones led the U.S.A. past Canada on Sunday with a go-ahead double in the eighth inning. Next game: at Pittsburgh Pirates, March 11th, 1:05 p.m.
Maryland men's basketball (20-11) suffered a tremendous letdown against Virginia. After leading by 17 in the first half, the Cavaliers forced overtime and won by three, 61-58. Next game: ACC Tournament vs. Wake Forest, March 14, 7 p.m. The No. 10 Terps women's basketball team (24-7) beat Wake Forest for the second game in a row on Friday in the opening round of the ACC Tournament but fell to No. 15 North Carolina in the ACC Semifinals.
The No. 1 Maryland men's lacrosse team (5-0) took care of business against Stony Brook with a 13-7 win on Sunday at Byrd Stadium. Next game: at Villanova, March 16, 7 p.m. The No. 1 Terps women's lacrosse team (7-0) took down Penn State 20-10 on Saturday in College Park. Next game: at Boston College, March 16, 1 p.m.
The season came to a close for Navy men's basketball (8-23) as they fell to Bucknell in the Patriot League Quarterfinals 58-42 on Wednesday. The Navy women's basketball team (19-11) advanced past Lafayette 59-55 in overtime Thursday in the opening round of the Patriot League Tournament. Next game: vs. Bucknell, March 11, 7 p.m.
Navy men's lacrosse escaped past Lafayette 12-11 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on Saturday. Next game: vs. Towson, March 12, 7 p.m. The No. 15 Navy women's lacrosse team (6-0) dominated Lehigh 14-4 at home. Next game: vs. Northwestern, March 11, 4 p.m.