Digest (June 30): Capitals sign defender Orlov to 6-year contract extension

The Washington Capitals have re-signed defenseman Dmitry Orlov to a $30.6 million, six-year deal. Orlov will count $5.1 million against the salary cap through the 2022-23 season. General manager Brian MacLellan announced the move Friday. The 25-year-old Russian was the Capitals' most improved player last season. He had six goals, a career-high 27 assists and 33 points in 82 games after missing the entire 2014-15 season with a wrist injury. MacLellan said re-signing Orlov, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Andre Burakovsky and Philipp Grubauer was his top offseason priority — all were restricted free agents. Last week he re-signed pending unrestricted winger T.J. Oshie to a $46 million, eight-year deal.

Horse racing


In the Lee pulls off upsetin her debut at Laurel Park

Stuart Janney III's home-bred In the Lee made her career debut a memorable one Friday, surging in the final 50 yards to catch West Coast Bias and upset the pace-setting favorite by a neck in the seventh race at Laurel Park. In the Lee ($23.40) ran 11/16 miles in 1:40.88 over a firm Dahlia Turf Course under jockey Forest Boyce in the $40,000 maiden special weight for fillies and mares 3 and older. Part of Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey's string at the Fair Hill Training Center in Elkton, In the Lee was the lone first-time starter in the race. She is a daughter of leading North American sire Tapit out of the Silver Deputy mare Quiet Harbor, a multiple stakes winner.



Renegades capture crownin state flag football league

After 17 years coach Antoine Batts earned his first first title in the Spring Maryland 9-Man Football League as the Baltimore Renegades edged the Baltimore Blaze, 19-12, in double overtime. Quarterback John McGraw came off the bench and led the Renegades on two scoring drives throwing a 40-yard pass to Derek Dixon and a 20-yard pass to Willie Johnson to send the title game into overtime. In the second overtime, Dixon ran 15 yards for a touchdown and Willie Johnson sealed the vitory with an interception.

Swimming: Katie Ledecky (Bethesda) led wire-to-wire in the 400-meter freestyle Friday night for her third title of the week in the U.S. National Championships. Ledecky broke her own U.S. Open record with a time of 3 minutes, 58.44 seconds. Leah Smith was second in 4:03.77 — the third time this week the duo went one-two.

Maryland softball: Maryland coach Julie Wright announced the addition of Tori Tyson and Victoria Hayward as assistant coaches. Tyson will serve as the Terps pitching coach after a two-year stint at Cal State Fullerton, while Hayward will coach Maryland's hitters after serving two years on the UMass staff.

Women's pro soccer: The Washington Spirit waived forward Katie Stengel and midfielder Cameron Castleberry. Stengel came to the Spirit ahead of the 2016 National Women's Soccer League season and tied for second on the team with four goals during the regular season. She played in 19 matches and made 10 starts in the regular season, also tallying an assist The Spirit visits the Boston Breakers today at 4 p.m. ... Washington Spirit defender Estelle Johnson and goalkeeper Stephanie Labbé have been named to the NWSL Team of the Month for June. This marks the second time this season that both Johnson and Labbé have made the Team of the Month.

Morgan women's basketball: Morgan State has removed the interim tag for Edward Davis, who ll assumes the full-time position as the Bears' women's basketball coach, Director of Athletics Edward Scott on Friday. Since taking over as interim coach last June, Davis guided the Bears to a 9-21 overall record and a 7-9 league mark. After dropping its first eight Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference contests, Morgan State went 7-1 under Davis during the second half of the league schedule, including a season-best five-game winning streak to finish ninth in the league standings.

UMBC: Retrievers Director of Sports Medicine Cindy Kubiet has announced her retirement. Kubiet served as the athletic department's head athletic trainer/director of sports medicine since 1979. She just completed her 38th year of service of managing sports medicine service for UMBC's student-athletes.


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