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The Capitals have evidently decided to release...


The Capitals have evidently decided to release goaltender Alain Harvey, just two days after he had been assigned to the Baltimore Skipjacks of the American Hockey League.

Capitals director of public relations Lou Corletto said last night that he had not been given any official word on the release of Harvey. But Harvey, 22, flew to his home in Montreal last night and said he hoped to catch on with the Milwaukee Admirals of the International Hockey League.


Reed Cordish (Gilman) and David Caldwell of Richmond, Va., won the University of Richmond College Invitational doubles on Tuesday, beating Tom Clark of Sydney, Australia, and Sean Brendon of Boston, 6-2, 2-6, 7-6 (7-3).

Pro basketball

The NBA has a new doctor, and Patrick Ewing even has the papers to prove it.

Ewing received an honorary doctorate from Shaw University, a predominantly black school in Raleigh, N.C. School President Talbert O. Shaw recognized the New York Knicks center for his athletic abilities and his work with underprivileged youth.

* Danny Ainge says he deserves more money from the Portland Trail Blazers and he's considering holding out when the team opens camp next week.

"Maybe they think I've been a nice guy my whole career and they've got a fish," Ainge said. "They're taking advantage of the situation instead of being fair."

Ainge said he wants to be the seventh-highest-paid player on the team. But both he and Geoff Petrie, the Blazers' senior vice president for basketball operations, said negotiations aren't going well.

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