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What's Up with Local Sports? 4/02/13

Apr 02, 2013 07:43PM ● Published by Anonymous

 

The Washington Nationals (1-0), more specifically Bryce Harper and Stephen Strasburg started their season off with a bang in a 2-0 win over the Miami Marlins. Harper blasted two home runs to right field in his first two at-bats while Strasburg threw seven scoreless innings and only allowed three hits. Next game: vs. Miami Marlins, April 3, 7:05 p.m.
The Washington Capitals (16-17-2) earned a road win in Buffalo as they topped the Sabres 4-3 in a shootout Saturday night. The Caps were down 2-0 and 3-1 during the game but were able to mount a comeback. Mike Green and Troy Brouwer each had two points and Alex Ovechkin scored the game-winning shootout goal. The Caps were on the verge of another win Easter Sunday in Philadelphia when they were leading the Flyers 4-2 with just over seven minutes remaining only to lose 5-4 in overtime. Next game: at Carolina Hurricanes, April 2, 7 p.m.
The Washington Wizards (27-46) started off their weekend with a 97-92 road loss to the Orlando Magic Friday night but salvaged it with a 109-92 win at home Sunday against the Toronto Raptors. The Wizards are 22-18 since John Wall returned to the lineup January 12th. Next game: vs. Chicago Bulls, April 2, 7 p.m.
The Baltimore Orioles closed out their spring training with a 7-1 win against the New York Mets on Saturday. The O's make their season debut on the road today against the Tampa Bay Rays at 3:10 p.m.
The Washington Redskins re-signed tight end Fred Davis to a one-year deal on Friday. Davis chose the Redskins over the Buffalo Bills, who offered him a two-year deal during his visit on Thursday. Cornerback DeAngelo Hall, cut in early March, agreed to return to the Redskins on a one-year deal on Monday night. The team also signed defensive end Darryl Tapp to a one-year deal on Thursday, who will play linebacker and fill in during Rob Jackson's four-game suspension.
Baltimore Ravens safety and special teamer Christian Thompson was suspended for the first four games of the 2013 season after violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.
After a nail-biting win over Alabama one week ago, the Maryland men's basketball team (25-12) takes on Iowa in the Final Four of the NIT Tournament at 9:30 tonight at Madision Square Garden. The 12th ranked Terps women's basketball team (26-8) lost to No. 3 UConn 76-50 on Saturday in the Sweet 16 of the women's tournament. Alyssa Thomas led the team with 13 points.
The No. 1 Maryland women's lacrosse team (13-0) took down Penn 15-10 Saturday. Alex Auast scored six goals against the Quakers. Next game: vs. North Carolina, April 6, 12 p.m. The No. 2 Terps men's lacrosse team (7-1) beat Virginia on the road in Charlottesville Saturday, 9-7. Jay Carlson scored three goals. Next game: at Navy, April 5, 7 p.m.
The No. 14. Navy women's lacrosse team (11-1) defeated UC Davis 19-11 Wednesday. Loren Generi scored eight goals. Next game: at Longwood, April 2, 3 p.m. The Navy men's team (3-7) lost at Lehigh 12-7 Saturday. The Mids have lost seven of their last eight games. Sam Jones registered his 10th career hat trick with his four goals against the Mountain Hawks. Next game: vs. Maryland, April 5, 7 p.m.

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