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Goalie Braden Holtby, a playoff hero for the Capitals this past spring, is keeping sharp during the NHL lockout by playing with Washington’s top farm team, the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League. (Associated Press)

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Say hello, Assad: See the Navy warships off the coast of Syria

The Navy has sent four warships — USS Ramage, USS Mahan, USS Gravely and USS Barry — armed with ballistic missiles into the eastern Mediterranean Sea amid violence in Syria. Navy ships are capable of a variety of military actions, including launching Tomahawk cruise missiles as they did against Libya in 2011.