Reporter Eduardo A. Encina, who covers the Orioles for The Baltimore Sun, has been named a first-time winner of the Maryland Sportswriter of the Year award by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.
Kyle Thomas (Milford Mill) matched his career-high with 19 points to lead visiting Morgan State (6-10, 3-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) to a 62-59 victory over Florida A&M (4-12, 2-1) on Tuesday night.
Alex Ovechkin tied Canadiens great Maurice "Rocket" Richard with his 544th career goal and had two assists, leading the Capitals to a 4-1 victory over host Montreal on Monday night for their sixth straight win.
Crystal Dunn, a rising star with the top-ranked U.S. women's national soccer team, has left the Washington Spirit to sign with English club Chelsea, the second prominent player to depart since the National Women's Soccer League final three months ago.
After a scoreless first half, Andrew Hoxie scored his fifth goal of the season on a power play in the third quarter and the visiting Blast added four fourth-quarter goals to beat the Tropics, 5-1, in the Major Arena Soccer League on Saturday night.
Evgeny Kuznetsov scored a goal and an assist in the Washington Capitals' 4-3 win over the visiting St. Louis Blues on Wednesday night, the first game in which he's had a goal and an assist since Feb. 22.
Sabrina D'Angelo made three saves in the penalty shootout as the Western New York Flash won the National Women's Soccer League championship on penalty kicks, 3-2, after a 2-2 draw with the Washington Spirit on Sunday.
Former Maryland guard Lexie Brown has transferred to Duke. The rising junior will sit out this season under NCAA transfer rules and will have two years of eligibility remaining beginning with the 2016-17 season.
The Baltimore sports scene is blessed with a bunch of talented bloggers who bring their unique perspective to the conversation. This week, we exchanged emails with Peter Hassett, who blogs about the Washington Capitals for Russian Machine Never Breaks.
The applause echoed through the rafters and the sound of stomping feet rumbled across the aluminum bleachers as members of the Washington Capitals stepped onto the ice Sunday morning. As the players warmed up, the rows of fans who packed the seats and lined up three-deep behind the glass began a familiar serenade: "C-A-P-S! Caps! Caps! Caps!"