Bradley Beal will almost certainly sign a long-term contract with the Washington Wizards by next summer, though he likely won't sign a four-year extension by the Halloween deadline. That's because he wants the maximum salary available and the Wizards have offered him less than that, according to a person with knowledge of the situation, because they want maximum salary-cap flexibility for free agents in July. Over his first three professional seasons, Beal has exhibited enough flashes of his potential to excite fans and assure the Wizards that he is a foundational piece for their future. He has saved his best for each of his two playoff appearances, but the 22-year-old sharpshooter has yet to sustain those flashes over the course of an entire season.
—Jorge Castillo, The Washington Post
More Wizards: The team signed guards Jaron Johnson, Toure' Murry and Ish Smith and centers Josh Harrellson and Jaleel Roberts, increasing the roster to 20 players. Training camp will begin Tuesday at SECU Arena at Towson. The team will hold its first three practice sessions (Tuesday-Thursday) there before returning to Verizon Center for the rest of camp.
NHL: After a hefty round of cuts Thursday, the Washington Capitals trimmed their training camp roster Friday, releasing defenseman Jonas Siegenthaler and putting three players, including veteran goaltender Dan Ellis, on waivers. The 57th overall pick in the 2015 NHL draft, Siegenthaler signed a three-year entry-level contract in late July. The 18-year-old is expected to return to his overseas club, the Zurich Lions of the Swiss-A League. In his lone preseason game, at Montreal on Thursday night, Siegenthaler assisted on T.J. Oshie's goal. Friday was the first day teams could waive players in training camp, and the Capitals waived Ellis, defenseman Mike Moore and forward Garrett Mitchell, who will all land in Hershey of the American Hockey League if no one claims them. Ellis played well in Montreal on Thursday night, saving every shot he saw in the third period and in the three-on-three overtime. He also didn't allow a Canadiens shootout goal in the 4-3 Capitals win.
—Isabelle Khurshudyan, The Washington Post
NFL: The New England Patriots signed defensive lineman Joe Vellano (Maryland) to the practice squad. ... The Washington Redskins waived-injured fullback Jordan Campbell and signed linebacker Nico Johnson to the practice squad.
College field hockey: Fifth-year senior Welma Luus led No. 9 Maryland (7-3, 2-0 Big Ten) to a 2-1 win over No. 18 Michigan (6-3, 1-1) on Friday at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex in College Park. Luus scored both Terps goals and added a defensive save late in the second half to preserve Maryland's fifth straight victory.