Washington Capitals defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk has been suspended two games for charging Los Angeles Kings defenseman Kevin Gravel.
The NHL announced the suspension Sunday about six hours before the Capitals were to play the Anaheim Ducks. Shattenkirk will miss that game and the Capitals' home game Tuesday against the Minnesota Wild.
Shattenkirk has no disciplinary history. As a first-time offender under the labor agreement, he will lose $47,222 in salary.
With 4:03 remaining in the third period Saturday night, Shattenkirk left his feet to hit Gravel behind the net. He was given a minor penalty.
Shattenkirk has four assists in six games for the Capitals since they acquired him at the trade deadline from St. Louis.
Women's college lacrosse: Attackers Natalie Sulmonte and Samantha Brookhart combined for seven goals and eight assists to lead No. 20 Towson (4-3) to a 22-5 win over visiting Stetson (0-6) on Sunday. In addition to her seven points (five goals, two assists) Sulmonte tied the school record for single-game draw controls with 11. Brookhart finished with eight points (two goals, six assists) and tied the school record for single-game assists.
More women: Navy junior attacker Julia Collins (River Hill) scored the winning goal with 2:08 remaining in overtime to help the host Mids (5-2) erase a five-goal deficit in a 9-8 victory over Bryant (3-2). The Bulldogs led 7-2 with 19:13 remaining in the second half. ... Miranda Stinson had a career-high five goals and four assists to lead No. 8 Colorado (7-0) to a 16-11 win over No. 5 Penn State (7-1). Katie O'Donnell had four goals two assists and Madison Carter (South River) added three goals for the host Nittany Lions. ... Julia Feiss (Bryn Mawr) scored six goals to lead No. 19 Denver (6-1) to a 14-4 victory over visiting Vermont (0-8). Elizabeth Behrins added three goals for the Pioneers.
Men: Connor Cannizzaro scored a diving goal with one second remaining to lift No. 5 Denver (5-1) to an 11-10 win over top-ranked Notre Dame (3-1). Cannizzaro, a transfer from Maryland, was one of five Pioneers to finish with two goals. Ryder Garnsey had two goals and four assists and Mikey Wynne had two goals and two assists for the Fighting Irish.
Major League Soccer: David Villa scored two goals and New York City FC (1-1-0) newcomers Rodney Wallace (Maryland) and Maxi Moralez added one each in a 4-0 victory that overshadowed the MLS debut of 2016 Hermann Trophy winner Ian Harkes for D.C. United (0-1-1). Harkes, a homegrown midfielder who starred at Wake Forest, took two shots, neither on goal. Harkes found himself in central midfield facing Andrea Pirlo, 37, an Italian icon who signed his first contract the year Harkes was born (1995) and appeared in his first major tournament for Italy when Harkes was 9. "It's a tough one, but I was happy to step on the field for the first time," said Harkes, who logged 90 minutes. "There's a lot of growing to do and a lot of learning, so I'm excited for that throughout the season."
—Steven Goff, The Washington Post
College baseball: Maryland outscored beat visiting Bryant 9-2 and 4-0 to win a doubleheader and sweep the series. With the sweep, the Terps (9-5) extended their Big Ten-best win streak to eight games. Junior Taylor Bloom and freshman Tyler Blohm (Archbishop Spalding) combined to pitch 13 innings without giving up an earned run. ... The National Junior College Athletic Association named CCBC-Dundalk freshman Yael Crespo Division II Pitcher of the Week.
Men's college basketball: Matt Bingaya scored 20 points and top-seeded Fairmont State (30-2) secured a spot in the Atlantic Region semifinals with a 93-67 win over Bowie State (16-15) on Saturday night in the opening round of the NCAA Division II tournament in Fairmont, W.Va. Bowie State opened the game with an 11-6 run, before Fairmont State used a 21-4 run over the next eight minutes to take the lead. Ahmaad Wilson led Bowie State with 19 points. Omari George added 17 while Enouma Ebinum had 11.
More Men's college basketball: Morgan State junior forward Phillip Carr was named Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year and made the All-MEAC first team along with Morgan State junior guard Tiwian Kendley and UMES senior forward Bakari Copeland. The all-rookie team included Coppin State freshman guard Dejuan Clayton. ... Johns Hopkins junior forward Kyle Doran (Mount Saint Joseph) was named to the All-Centennial Conference first team; graduate student forward Sam Gordon and sophomore guard Michael Gardner made the second team. McDaniel junior guard Josh McWilliams and senior forward Kevin Yrizarry (Owings Mills) received honorable mention. ... Goucher senior guard Chris Outing was named to the All-Landmark Conference second team. ... UMES forward Bakari Copeland was named Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Player of the Week. ... Salisbury senior forward Wyatt Smith (John Carroll) and Salisbury senior guard Justin Witmer were named to the All-Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III South second team. Stevenson freshman guard-forward Cameron Hayes was named Rookie of the Year.