Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III returned to the practice field for the first time since dislocating his left ankle in Week 2 and looked "fine" while handling a limited workload, coach Jay Gruden said.
The Capitals have started to retool their roster after another early playoff exit. They have re-signed center Brooks Laich, traded for power forward Troy Brouwer and added a few draft picks to their minor-league system. Expect more changes -- perhaps more significant ones -- after owner Ted Leonsis said the Capitals "want to change and improve" this offseason. He also suggested that some trades could be in the works.
The Capitals have had trouble cashing in this season, but playing five Washington forwards paid off for Jimmy Smith, a Capitals fan from Alexandria, Va. Smith won the Virginia Lottery's Cash 5 game last month with the lucky combination of 8-19-21-22-28, the numbers of Capitals' top five point-getters.
Led by aggressive play from their guards, the Maryland men pulled away in the second half to beat Florida State, 78-62, on Wednesday night. ... Brian Roberts woke up with a sore neck Wednesday, but X-rays revealed that it was just muscle spasms. ... Alfredo Simon's lawyers are expected to ask a judge to release the pitcher on bail. ... Carmelo Anthony scored 27 points in his Knicks debut.