Capitals dealt fourth loss in row


Shane Doan had a pair of goals and an assist as the Arizona Coyotes beat the Capitals, 6-5, Sunday night, rallying for their first road victory and handing Washington its fourth straight loss. The Capitals, who blew a 3-1 advantage, mounted a late comeback of their own as Joel Ward scored on a power play with 1:53 left to cut the deficit to 6-4 and Troy Brouwer followed with a goal with 27 seconds remaining, but it wasn't enough. Capitals star Alex Ovechkin had a goal and three assists, giving him 825 career points, tying Peter Bondra for the franchise lead. Washington's Tom Wilson had a goal and an assist, John Carlson and Ward also scored, Nicklas Backstrom added assists and Justin Peters had 24 saves.


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No serious injuries as Redskins buses wreck


Team buses carrying the Washington Redskins had an accident en route to TCF Bank Stadium on Sunday morning. The police escort to the game against the Minnesota Vikings missed the exit ramp, according to the team. The first bus, traveling at about 25 mph, stopped in time to avoid hitting the cruiser, which had spun sideways and could have been T-boned by the bus, said coach Jay Gruden, who was on the first bus. The second bus rear-ended the first bus, which swerved to the left and went up and partially over an embankment before slipping down a steep drop. Those on board reportedly had a few bruises, but a team official said no members of the organization were seriously injured. Backup running back Silas Redd Jr. reportedly had back spasms.

Mike Jones, The Washington Post

Major League Soccer: Striker Bradley Wright-Phillips scored his third goal in two playoff games, helping the fifth-seeded New York Red Bulls to a 2-0 win over visiting D.C. United in the first leg of the Eastern Conference semifinal series. D.C. United suffered its sixth shutout loss of the season in a game in which the team had just two shots on goal, both in the first half. The second leg of the aggregate series will be played at RFK Stadium in Washington on Saturday.

Women's college soccer: Host and second-seeded UMBC saw its 2014 season end as third-seeded New Hampshire moved on to the America East Championship game after winning in penalty kicks, 6-5. The two teams played to a 1-1 tie, the second draw between the two this season. The Retrievers (12-4-3) took a one-goal lead in the opening half off a corner kick from defender Morgan Taylor (Severna Park) that deflected off a teammate's knee, but the Wildcats (7-8-3) evened the score in the 82nd minute. The teams combined for 27 shots in regulation and three in the two overtime periods. Jen Nance ... An early Hofstra goal from junior forward Leah Galton helped the Pride defeat visiting Towson, 3-0, in the Colonial Athletic Association tournament quarterfinals. The Tigers (6-9-4) played in their first CAA tournament game in program history. Towson senior goalkeeper Erin Quinn (South Carroll) finished her career third in saves (318) and minutes (5,250), tied for fourth in shutouts (9), eighth in goals-against average (1.80) and eighth in save percentage (.752). Senior Sofia Read ended her career tied for 11th in career points with 31 career points, while senior midfielder Katie Ponce tied for 15th with 28. Hofstra improved to 12-6-1. ... Loyola Maryland played to a scoreless tie Saturday night at Lafayette. The Greyhounds (6-8-4, 2-3-4 Patriot League) finished the regular season tied for sixth with Lehigh but earned a spot in the conference tournament on a tiebreaker and will visit third-seeded Navy on Tuesday. Lafayette moved to 5-11-1, 2-6-1. ... Junior Sam Manson scored the game-tying goal on a 67th-minute free kick to help Mount St. Mary's to a 1-1 tie at Central Connecticut State. The Mount (2-16-1, 1-6-1 Northeast Conference) held the Blue Devils (9-5-4, 4-2-2) to one goal with the help of goalkeeper Rachel Bourne's five first-half saves and Vicky Cocozza's career-high-tying 13 saves in the second half and overtime. The Mount also added a team save to combine for 19 saves, the most for the program since 2007.

Men's college soccer: Despite a 20-5 edge in shots, No. 23 Navy (10-4-4, 5-1-2 Patriot League) settled for a 1-1 draw with host Loyola Maryland (5-7-4, 2-4-2). Greyhounds senior Joseph Cahalan (Gilman) scored in the 31st minute on a cross from freshman Danny Mooney (Centennial). Midshipmen senior Joseph Greenspan tied the score in the 59th minute on a pass from junior Jamie Dubyoski (Loyola Blakefield). … With a win at Rutgers on Wednesday, Maryland can clinch the program's first Big Ten Conference regular-season title.

College wrestling: Justin Alexander, Josh Snook and Rob Fitzgerald each had four wins as host Maryland swept at the annual Terrapin Duals on Sunday. The Terps (4-0) dropped five of 40 matches on the day and picked up bonus points in 26 bouts against Johns Hopkins, Kutztown, Davidson and Alderson-Broaddus. Maryland beat the Blue Jays, 49-0, including Johns Hopkins' forfeit in the 125-pound class.

College cross country: Junior Aidan Hennessey set a school record in leading St. Mary's to a fifth-place finish at the Capital Athletic Conference championships in Rappahannock Academy, Va. He broke the school record by 32 seconds, finishing first for St. Mary's in 26:06.0 for 33rd place and a 5:15 mile pace. The old mark, 26:38.0, was set by Dan Swain (Calvert Hall) in 2011. First place went to Salisbury's Thomas Burke ( 25:02.2). St. Mary's senior Tim Carey (26:12.7, 34th) beat his personal record by over 25 seconds.

Women's college volleyball: College of Charleston rallied from a 2-0 deficit for a 3-2 win over host Towson . The Tigers (23-4, 9-3 CAA) got double doubles from three players in the loss. Charleston improved to 18-9, 10-2.