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What's Up with Local Sports? 4/8/2013

Apr 08, 2013 05:45PM ● By Anonymous

After starting the season at 2-8-1, the Washington Capitals (20-17-2) have worked their to the top of the Southeast Division. The Caps earned a 2-1 shootout victory over the New York Islanders on Thursday and a 4-3 win over the Florida Panthers on Saturday. With their 4-2 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning Sunday night, Washington is 8-1-1 in their last 10 games. Alex Ovechkin scored his 24th and 25th goals against the Lightning and is now tied for the NHL lead along with Tampa Bay's Steven Stamkos. Next game: at Montreal Canadiens, April 9, 7:30 p.m.
The Washington Nationals (4-2) began their season with a sweep over the Miami Marlins, including two shutouts and a Gio Gonzalez home run. However, they struggled on the road against the Cincinnati Reds this weekend, dropping two of three, including a 15-0 blowout Friday night. Next game: vs. Chicago White Sox, April 9, 7:05 p.m.
The Baltimore Orioles (3-3) took the opening series against the Tampa Bay Rays but lost two of three against the Minnesota Twins at home. The team has a lot to be thankful for when it comes to Chris Davis, who homered in the first four games of the season and alone has more RBIs than 10 teams heading into Sunday. Next game: at Boston Red Sox, April 8, 2:05 p.m.
The Washington Wizards (29-48) celebrated the 35th anniversary of the Washington Bullets 1978 NBA Championship with a 104-85 win over the Indiana Pacers on Saturday. John Wall scored 37 points in the team's ninth straight home win. Washington's luck ran out Sunday night against the Celtics in a 107-96 loss in Boston. Next game: at New York Knicks, April 9, 7:30 p.m.
The preseason schedules for the Washington Redskins and Baltimore Ravens were announced last week. The Redskins will play on the road against the Tennessee Titans and Tampa Bay Buccaneers and home against the Buffalo Bills and on Monday Night Football against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Ravens will play at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and St. Louis Rams and will host the Atlanta Falcons and Carolina Panthers. Their game against Carolina will be nationally televised on ESPN. In other Ravens news, quarterback Joe Flacco will play Hall of Famer Johnny Unitas in a movie called "Unitas We Stand." Unitas' son, Joe Unitas, told the Baltimore Sun that Flacco will be portraying his father during the reenactment of the Colts' 1958 Championship victory.
The No. 1 Maryland women's lacrosse team (14-0) set a record with an attendance of 2,347 as they beat No. 2 North Carolina 14-13 at home on Saturday. Katie Schwarzmann scored five goals for the Terps. Next game: vs. Princeton, April 10, 7 p.m. The No. 1 Terps men's team (8-1) beat Navy 11-8 on Friday in Annapolis. Mike Chanenchuk led the Terps with four points. Next game: vs. Johns Hopkins, April 13, 3 p.m.
The Navy women's lacrosse team (13-1) clinched a playoff berth with a 15-5 win at Holy Cross on Saturday. Navy is ranked 12th in the deBeer Media Poll and 16th in the IWLCA Coaches Poll. Senior attacker Jasmine DePompeo led the Mids with seven points. Head coach Cindy Timchal earned her 425th win. Next game: vs. Colgate, April 13, 5 p.m. The Navy men's team (3-8) lost to top-ranked Maryland 11-8 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Sam Jones led the Midshipmen with three points against the Terps. Next game: vs. Army, April 13, 2 p.m.
D.C. United (1-1-3) lost to Sporting KC 1-0 Friday night and have now gone winless in their last three games. Next game: vs. New York Red Bulls, April 13, 7 p.m.