Digest: Capitals' Wilson could again face suspension
Oct 01, 2017 | 10:16 PM
Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson could be facing discipline from the NHL's department of player safety again, just eight days after he was suspended two preseason games for interference. Playing in St. Louis on Sunday, Wilson was assessed a five-minute major and a game misconduct for boarding Blues forward Sam Blais during a 4-3 victory. The hit is already being reviewed by the department of player safety, according to a source. If Wilson is summoned for another hearing with the department of player safety, he would potentially receive a harsher punishment than he did a week ago because he would be classified as a repeat offender.
—Isabelle Khurshudyan, The Washington Post
Baseball: The Washington Nationals honored three minor league players with end-of-season awards before Sunday's season finale. Two of them, Player of the Year Daniel Johnson and Pitcher of the Year Wander Suero, wore suits on the field at Nationals Park as they accepted their plaques. The other, Bob Boone Award winner Raudy Read, was in uniform, having been a September call-up after his emergent season with Double-A Harrisburg. The Bob Boone Award recognizes players for their work ethic and character.
—Chelsea Janes, The Washington Post
Speedskating: The United States men's 5,000-meter relay team of J.R. Celski, John-Henry Krueger, Thomas Hong (Maryland, Atholton) and Keith Carroll Jr. finished second in its B Final race and sixth overall with a time of 6 minutes, 56.057 seconds at the International Skating Union Short Track World Cup in Budapest.
College football: Towson redshirt sophomore defensive back Justice Pettus-Dixon (St. Frances), who left the Tigers' 24-9 loss to Villanova on Saturday with an injury, was released from the hospital Saturday night and was back on campus Sunday and "doing well," according to a team spokesman. ... Stevenson senior quarterback Dan Williams was named Middle Atlantic Conference Player of the Week.
Women's college volleyball: Senior Julymar Otero and junior Jocelyn Kuilan each had 13 kills, but host Towson (16-2, 2-2 Colonial Athletic Association) fell, 16-25, 25-23, 25-27, 18-25, to Northeastern (11-6, 4-0). ... UMBC (9-7, 1-1 America East) lost, 25-15, 25-21, 25-19, to Stony Brook (11-6, 2-0). Carmen Freeman led the Retrievers with nine kills.
Women's college soccer: Minnesota (7-2-3, 3-1-1 Big Ten) scored twice in the first 11 minutes and held on a 3-1 victory over Maryland (7-3-1, 1-3-1). Madison Turner scored in the 13th minute for the Terps. ... Chloe Cain scored in the 64th minute to lift host Mount St. Mary's (4-7-1, 1-1 Northeast Conference) to a 1-0 victory over Central Connecticut (4-7, 0-2). ... Vanessa Kara scored on a penalty kick in the 89th minute to lead host Drexel (7-5-1, 2-1-1 CAA) over Towson (4-7-2, 1-2). ... Kendra Ridley scored in the 16th minute to power host Maine (4-6-1, 2-1) to a 1-0 win over UMBC (2-6-3, 0-2).
Men's college soccer:Sammy Kahsai (Northwestern High) scored in the eighth minute to lead host UMBC (6-2-2, 1-0 America East) to a 1-0 victory over No. 12 New Hampshire (6-1-2, 0-1) on Saturday night.