WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Washington Capitals won their fourth game in a row and moved into second place in the Southeast division with a 3-1 victory over the road-weary Calgary Flames on Tuesday.
Washington’s Alex Ovechkin maintained his hot streak with a goal and an assist while netminder Tomas Vokoun stopped 18 shots to raise his career record against the Flames to 14-4-3-1.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Holland Taylor offers no apologies for never settling down, getting married or having children.
The 68-year-old Emmy-winning actress, currently starring in her one-woman show “Ann” at Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center, simply never had the time.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Washington netminder Michal Neuvirth stopped 20 shots as the Capitals snapped the Nashville Predators’ five-game winning streak with a 4-1 victory on Tuesday.
Neuvirth, who shut out Winnipeg 1-0 on Thursday, benefited from a tight-checking Washington defense to hike his record to 5-6-1 this season after a slow start.
LAUREL, Maryland (Reuters) – Rapid Redux entered rarefied air in U.S. thoroughbred racing on Tuesday by winning his 19th race in 2011, equaling the modern-day single-season record shared by Triple Crown winner Citation.
The five-year-old gelding, who has won a North American record 21 straight races over two seasons, defeated Awesome Rhythm by a half-length in a $17,000 starter allowance race against five rivals at Laurel Park.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The slumping Washington Capitals moved to resuscitate their once-promising season on Monday by firing head coach Bruce Boudreau and replacing him with former team captain Dale Hunter.
Despite the presence of two-time most valuable player Alex Ovechkin and a talented group of young players, the Capitals have lost six of their last eight games and stumbled into eighth place in the 15-team Eastern Conference.
BALTIMORE (Reuters) – Newly hired general manager Dan Duquette vowed Tuesday to make once-proud Baltimore Orioles a title contender despite the presence of the free-spending New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox in the American League East.
“When you don’t have the resources that the top two clubs have, you have to work harder and you have to be smarter,” he told a news conference at Oriole Park Camden Yards.
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (Reuters) – In the wake of Bill Mott’s improbable pair of big-money victories at the Breeders’ Cup, the Hall of Famer trainer was subdued on Sunday at the Churchill Downs stables.
“Well, a lot of the energy has been drained out,” he said with a laugh.
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (Reuters) – The top guns at Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup took a backseat to the lesser knowns as Goldikova failed to fire in her quest for immortality while Drosselmeyer pulled a shocker in the $5 million (£3.12 million) Classic.
Goldikova, a six-year-old French mare seeking to head into retirement with an unprecedented fourth straight triumph in the Breeders’ Cup Mile, faded in the stretch and finished third.
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (Reuters) – Eighteen-year-old Joseph O’Brien became the youngest jockey to win a Breeders’ Cup race when he piloted Irish raider St Nicholas Abbey to an easy victory in the $3 million Turf Saturday.
O’Brien is the son of St Nicholas Abbey trainer Aidan O’Brien, who claimed his second Breeders’ Cup race of the day after winning the Juvenile Turf earlier with Wrote.
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (Reuters) – Former Belmont Stakes champion Drosselmeyer scored a spectacular upset in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic Saturday while delivering a much-needed dose of redemption for jockey Mike Smith.
Smith, who suffered a gut-wrenching defeat at the wire in last year’s Classic aboard Zenyatta, piloted Drosselmeyer past the celebrated field in a dramatic stretch run to win America’s richest race.