January 30, 1996
Flyers: After a 3-2 loss to the Washington Capitals Sunday, Philadelphia is 0-2-2 in its last four games and 1-6-2 since Jan. 3.Canadiens: Martin Rucinsky had five goals and five assists in Montreal's three victories over a four-day span. Sunday, Rucinsky had two goals and an assist in his team's 5-4 victory over the Boston Bruins. It was Boston's final game at the Forum; the Canadiens will move into the Molson Center March 16.
January 11, 2008
Alex Ovechkin agreed to a 13-year, $124 million contract extension yesterday with the Washington Capitals, working out the details himself in negotiations with owner Ted Leonsis and general manager George McPhee. The Russian star, 22, was in the final season of a three-year, entry-level deal. Ovechkin has led the Capitals in scoring in each of his seasons. He entered yesterday tied for second place in the NHL with 32 goals, helping Washington surge from the league's worst record to the fringe of the playoff race.
February 29, 2008
Wizards@Bulls 8 P.M. [ESPN, 50] This is not a stellar night for live sports. You have this game between mediocre Washington and pretty crummy Chicago, or the improving but still mediocre Washington Capitals against a good New Jersey Devils team starting at 7 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet. I'm tempted to watch the Arena Football League preview at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN2. They start bouncing off the walls this weekend.
March 12, 2008
NHL Flames@Capitals 7 P.M. [CSN, CSN+] The story line is that the Washington Capitals were in the midst of a surprising playoff run when they ran into a brick wall over the weekend, losing close games to the Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins. The Caps need this one badly if they hope to have any shot at qualifying for the playoffs.
December 31, 1991
BaseballSan Francisco Giants -- Named pitching coach Norm Sherry manager of Class A Everett.BasketballCharlotte Hornets -- Signed F Ron Grandison.Washington Bullets -- Placed reserve F Tom Hammonds (12.4 ppg, 5.3 rpg) on the injured list with a pulled groin muscle. Activated rookie G LaBradford Smith, of Louisville, who has been on the injured list since Dec. 6 with a badly sprained ankle.Yakima Sun Kings (CBA) -- Signed G Quintin Dailey.HockeyWashington Capitals -- Signed G Don Beaupre to a 4-year contract.
October 14, 1990
BaseballNew York Mets -- Named Gerard Hunsicker director of baseball operations.FootballIndianapolis Colts -- Extended contract of RB Eric Dickerson for 4 years through 1994.New York Jets -- Activated G Dwayne White and WR Dale Dawkins from injured reserve.Phoenix Cardinals -- Released DE Dick Chapura from practice squad. Activated LB David Bavaro from practice squad.Pittsburgh Steelers -- Activated CB Delton Hall from injured reserve. Placed DT Lorenzo Freeman (sprained left knee) on injured list.
October 22, 1990
BaseballBaltimore Orioles -- Declined to exercise 1991 option in the contract of P Joe Price (3-4, 3.58 ERA).Milwaukee Brewers -- OF Rob Deer (.209, 27 HRs, 69 RBI) filed for free agency.New York Yankees -- P Jeff Robinson (3-6, 3.45 ERA) filed for free agency.CollegesTennessee -- Reinstated DE Kasey Rodgers, LB Dewayne Dotson and TB Keith Jeter.HockeyCalgary Flames -- Recalled G Steve Guenette from IHL Salt Lake City.Washington Capitals -- Signed D Mikhail Tatarinov.
March 23, 1992
Baseball Philadelphia Phillies -- Sent P Tyler Green and P Darrin Chapin to minor-league camp for reassignment.BasketballBoston Celtics -- Activated G Sherman Douglas from the injured list. Waived G Rickey Green.Cleveland Cavaliers -- Signed F Mike Sanders (7.2 ppg, 4.2 rpg) to a second 10-day contract.HockeyWashington Capitals -- Recalled D Ken Sabourin from the AHL Skipjacks to replace D Rod Langway, who is out with a pulled groin muscle.TennisLipton International Players Championships -- Lipton announceda multi-year agreement to continue as sponsor.
January 3, 1993
BasketballNBA -- Fined New York Knicks F Charles Oakley $10,000 and Indiana Pacers F Dale Davis $7,500 for flagrant fouls committed in a game Wednesday.FootballHouston Oilers -- Activated LB Lamar Lathon from IR. Placed DT Jeff Alm on IR.Pittsburgh Steelers -- Announced that reserve LB Levon Kirkland, who fractured his left wrist in practice Friday, should be able to play Saturday.HockeyNew York Islanders -- Recalled D Tom Kurvers from AHL Capital District on an emergency basis.Toronto Maple Leafs -- Sent G Felix Potvin and F Guy Larose to AHL St. John's.
July 3, 1995
BaseballAtlanta Braves -- Signed free-agent 3B Gary Scott to a Triple-A contract.Colorado Rockies -- Signed 1B Todd Helton and assigned him to Single-A Asheville.Houston Astros -- Optioned P Pedro A. Martinez to Triple-A Tucson. Purchased the contract of P Ross Powell from Tucson. Sent OF Phil Plantier to Tucson on an injury rehabilitation assignment.Kansas City Royals -- Promoted P Nevin Brewer and P Kevin Rawitzer from Single-A Wilmington to Double-A Wichita.Seattle Mariners -- Activated P Steve Frey from the 15-day DL. Optioned OF Marc Newfield to Triple-A Tacoma.