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What's Up with Local Sports? 4/15/2013

Apr 15, 2013 05:04PM ● Published by Anonymous

 

The Washington Capitals (23-17-2) continue to be the hottest team in the NHL, having won all seven games in April. The Caps pulled off a 3-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday and almost let Saturday night's 5-1 lead go to waste when the Tampa Bay Lightning forced overtime after tying the game at five. The Caps eventually prevailed and won 6-5 in overtime thanks to Mike Green's 10th goal of the season. Next game: vs. Toronto Maple Leafs, April 16, 7 p.m.
The Washington Nationals (7-5) earned a sweep over the Chicago White Sox last week but were quickly humbled by their biggest competition in the NL East when they were swept at home by the Atlanta Braves over the weekend. Next game: at Miami Marlins, April 15, 7:10 p.m.
The Baltimore Orioles (6-6) took two of three in Boston against the Red Sox but then lost two of three against the New York Yankees to end their Northeast road trip. Next game: vs. Tampa Bay Rays, April 16, 7:05 p.m.
The Washington Wizards (29-51) dropped their home finale to the Philadelphia 76ers 97-86 on Friday night. Next game: vs. Brooklyn Nets, April 15, 7:30 p.m.
D.C. United (1-1-4) dropped their match against the rival New York Red Bulls. Thierry Henry scored twice for New York. Next game: vs. Philadelphia Union, April 21, 5 p.m.
The Baltimore Ravens continue to improve a defense that was decimated by free agency this offseason. On Friday, the team officially signed former Oakland Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain to a one-year deal worth up to $1.1 million.
The No. 1 Maryland women's lacrosse team (16-0) rolled over Dartmouth 17-8 on Senior Day on Saturday. Next game: at Virginia Tech, April 20, 12 p.m. The No. 1 Terps men's lacrosse team (8-2) lost to rival No. 15 Johns Hopkins 7-4 in front of over 10,000 fans Saturday. Next game: vs. Yale, April 20, 12 p.m.
The No. 13/12 Navy women's lacrosse team (14-1) beat Colgate 12-6 on Saturday. Jasmine DePompeo scored a game-high seven points and became the leading scorer in Patriot League history. Next game: vs. Jacksonville, April 19, 4 p.m. The Navy men's team (3-9) lost to rival Army in their home finale 14-7 Saturday. The Mids have lost six in a row. Next game: at Johns Hopkins, April 20, 4 p.m.
The Navy Midshipmen football team was honored by President Barrack Obama at the White House Friday with the presentation of the Commander-in-Chief Trophy for beating Air Force and Army in 2012.

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