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Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov (92) skates during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Detroit Red Wings, Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Ovechkin’s overtime shot leads Capitals over Red Wings, 4-3

- The Washington Times

DETROIT — It took overtime to decide Barry Trotz’s 1,450th game as an NHL head coach, but Alex Ovechkin made sure his coach’s historic night was a winning one.

Washington Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy (20) jumps after forcing out Chicago Cub's Jon Jay (30) on a ball hit by Kris Bryant, who was safe at first during seventh the inning of Game 5 of a baseball National League Division Series, at Nationals Park, Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, in Washington. Kyle Schwarber scored on the play. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Daniel Murphy has knee surgery

- The Washington Times

The Washington Nationals announced Friday afternoon that their All-Star second baseman had knee surgery Friday. They did not provide a timeline for his return.

Philadelphia 76ers guard JJ Redick, right, goes to the basket against Washington Wizards forward Kelly Oubre Jr. (12) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, in Washington. The Wizards won 120-115. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Kelly Oubre Jr. gets a prominent chance

- The Washington Times

Early injuries to the Wizard’s frontcourt have opened an opportunity for Oubre at the start of his third season. Though, Markieff Morris’ return may not be far off.

Washington Nationals fans watch the action during Game 5 of baseball's National League Division Series against the Chicago Cubs, at Nationals Park, Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 in Washington. The Cubs won 9-8 and won the series. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

LOVERRO: To be a Washington fan is to embrace the heartache

It was a subdued crowd, but who would expect much more from the seventh game of an 82-game schedule that no one should expect to lead to anything — other than, perhaps, something like a 9-8 Game 5 loss to the Cubs. A 115-105 Game 7 loss to the Boston Celtics. A 19-10 season-ending loss to the New York Giants. Or, of course, a 2-0 Game 7 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

After 22 seasons, D.C. United will play its final match at RFK Stadium against rival New York Red Bulls on Sunday. (The WASHINGTON TIMES)

D.C. United want to leave RFK Stadium on high note

The time has come for Ben Olsen and D.C. United to say farewell. After 22 seasons, United will play its final match at RFK Stadium against the rival New York Red Bulls on Sunday.

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