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DREW ANGERER/THE WASHINGTON TIMES Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth hit 36 home runs and collected 99 RBI, both career-bests, in leading Philadelphia to the NL championship in 2009. "We did some great things for that organization, for that city," he said.

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Washington Capitals defenseman Karl Alzner becomes a restricted free agent Friday at noon. (Peter Lockley/The Washington Times)

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Connecticut's Maya Moore, center, sits with UConn coach Geno Auriemma, left, and her mother, Kathryn Moore, prior to being chosen by the Minnesota Lynx with the No. 1 pick in the WNBA basketball draft in Bristol, Conn., Monday, April 11, 2011. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

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Wizards coach Flip Saunders has taken the glass half-full approach with the shortened NBA campaign, and was very positive when assessing Andray Blatche's season. (Associated Press)

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In this photo taken April 6, 2011, Tampa Bay Rays' Manny Ramirez watches from the dugout during a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in St. Petersburg, Fla. Ramirez has notified Major League Baseball that he is retiring after being notified of an issue under MLB's drug policy. The commissioner's office issued a statement Friday, APril 8, 2011, that said Ramirez decided to retire rather than go through MLB's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

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Vancouver Canucks' captain Henrik Sedin, right, of Sweden, and injured teammate and alternate captain Manny Malhotra, left, stand with NHL Senior VP of Hockey Operations Kris King after they received the President's Trophy prior to an NHL hockey game against the Minnesota Wild in Vancouver, British Columbia on Thursday April 7, 2011. The trophy is awarded to the team that finishes in first place overall in the league. Malhotra underwent eye surgery after he was hit by a puck in March. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)

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FILE - This March 6, 2011, file photo shows Vancouver Canucks left wing Daniel Sedin, center, of Sweden, celebrating his goal with brother Henrik Sedin, right, and right wing compatriot Mikael Samuelsson, during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Anaheim Ducks, in Los Angeles. The Chicago Blackhawks barely earned the right to defend their Stanley Cup title, but there might be no team that can derail the Vancouver Canucks, who are seeking their first NHL title. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill,. File)

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** FILE ** Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis announces in April 2011 that he's running for the New Jersey state Senate. (AP Photo)

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Captain Alex Ovechkin and coach Bruce Boudreau are among the Washington holdovers from when the Capitals faced New York in the 2009 playoffs. The two teams meet again in an Eastern Conference quarterfinal series starting Wednesday. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Kentucky's Victoria Dunlap, left, holds up a Washington Mystic's jersey with Renee Brown, WNBA basketball operations head, after the Mystics chose Dunlap with the No. 11 pick in the WNBA basketball draft in Bristol, Conn., Monday, April 11, 2011. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

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Washington Capitals goalie Michal Neuvirth (30) watches as Florida Panthers right wing Bill Thomas puck scores a goal in the third period of an NHL hockey game in Sunrise, Fla., Saturday, April 9, 2011. The Panthers won 1-0. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

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Calgary Flames' Jarome Iginla, center, celebrates his goal with teammates Mark Giordano, left, and Rene Bourque during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Vancouver Canucks in Calgary, Alberta, Saturday, April 9, 2011. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)

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FILE - In this March 10, 2008 file photo, California head coach Joanne Boyle gestures in the first half against Stanford in the finals of the women's Pac-10 basketball tournament in San Jose, Calif. Boyle is the new women's basketball coach at Virginia. Virginia athletic director Craig Littlepage says Boyle will become the fourth women's head coach in the 38-year history of the program. She is leaving after six years at California with a 137-64 record. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

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Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Trevor Cahill pitches during fourth inning AL action against the Toronto Blue Jays in Toronto on Thursday, April 7, 2011. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn)

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Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard (35) makes a save on Chicago Blackhawks center Ben Smith (57) in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Detroit, Friday, April 8, 2011. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)

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Mark Miles, Chairman of the 2012 Super Bowl Host Committee, responds to a question during a news conference in Indianapolis, Monday, April 11, 2011. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

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Justin Wilson (22), of England, and Raphael Matos, of Brazil, collide in Turn 6 during the IndyCar Grand Prix of Alabama auto race Sunday, April 10, 2011, in Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

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FILE - This March 19, 2011, file photo shows Kansas State head coach Frank Martin directing his team against Wisconsin during a Southeast Regional NCAA college basketball tournament game, in Tucson, Ariz. Martin says he's never been contacted by Miami about the Hurricanes' head coaching job and he has no plans to leave Kansas State. But the 2010 Big 12 coach of the year says he has been approached by several other schools in the past two years and offered significant pay increases. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

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Minnesota Twins' Joe Mauer (7) hits an RBI-single to take the lead 2-1 against Oakland Athletics catcher Kurt Suzuki during the eighth inning of an MLB baseball game on Friday, April 8, 2011, in Minneapolis, Minn. The Twins defeated the Athletics 2-1. (AP Photo/Genevieve Ross)

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** FILE ** Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis speaks during his induction into the New Jersey Hall of Fame in Newark, N.J., in May 2010. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz, File)