Caps near their goal...Light MLB action...Trump cancels the party.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Capitals’ first chance to hoist the Stanley Cup comes Thursday in Las Vegas after a 6-2 thuimping of the Golden Knights in Washington. The Knights are in their first year in the NHL while the caps haven’t won a cup in their 43-year history. T.J. Oshie, Tom Wilson and Devante Smith-Pelly all scored in the first period and the Capitals cruised from there Monday night to take a 3-1 series lead.
UNDATED (AP) — A makeup doubleheader headlined a light Major league baseball schedule. Yankees slugger Aaron Judge became the first player since at least 1920 to strike out eight times in a doubleheader, including five in the nightcap won by the Tigers 4-2 for a day-night split. The Yankees took the first game 7-4. In the other AL game, the Los Angeles Angels dumped the Kansas City Royals 9-6. In the national League it was San Diego over Atlanta 11-4 and San Francisco dumped Arizona 10-3.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he’s canceled the Philadelphia Eagles’ White House Super Bowl Party. In the face of word that the team planned to send a smaller delegation, Trump cited the dispute over players taking a knee during the playing of the National Anthem. None of the Eagles did that last season. Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said “our President is not a true patriot, but a fragile egomaniac obsessed with crowd size and afraid of the embarrassment of throwing a party to which no one wants to attend.” A source said fewer than half the players planned to attend.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers are considering a change to their proposed sports betting law that would require the major professional sports leagues to consult with state gambling regulators before rules governing the betting are issued. A state Senate committee is considering the change to the law. A state Assembly committee advanced the bill earlier Monday. The bill does not contain an integrity fee payment for sports leagues. Officials of Major League Baseball, the NBA and the PGA Tour testified that they need the fee.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania appeals court on Monday ordered the release of documents sealed in the criminal case against former Penn State administrators over their handling of child sex abuse complaints about former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. The three-judge Superior Court panel’s unanimous decision concerned many of the more than 200 sealed records. The judges said the basic information in many of the documents sought by The Associated Press has previously been made public and should be released.