Memorial for Va. Teen Killed in Neighbor's Home

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Memorial for Va. Teen Killed in Neighbor's Home

A memorial will be held Thursday night for Sterling teen who was killed last weekend after sneaking into the wrong house.

Caleb Gordley, 16, was shot and killed early Sunday when he entered a neighbor's house two doors down from his own after a night at a party.

Authorities say Gordley apparently had been drinking earlier in the evening, authorities said, although they are still awaiting a toxicology report.

The homeowner mistook him for an intruder and called 911, but by the time police arrived, Gordley was dead.

His parents say they don’t blame the homeowner for what happened. "I want you to know, sir, I forgive you," said Jennea Gordley, Caleb's mother. "I understand this was an accident. I truly believe everything happens for a reason. My son, he's an angel."

His father, Shawn Gordley, said they’ll be moving because it would be too difficult to remain on the street.

Caleb Gordley was a student at Park View High School in Sterling. Many say he was well-liked and well-behaved. He was a three-sport athlete at the school and a budding rapper.

"If you had classes with him, there was no way you weren't leaving that class without a smile," said a classmate.

Gordley's parents said they are planning to hold two celebrations of his life, one in Sterling, where he lived with his father, and one in Ohio, where his mother lived. They find consolation in the many tributes on social media sites and they have their son's music.

Thursday night's memorial will be held at the Elks Lodge in Sterling.

Open court: Any Rockets free agents in Wizards' wheelhouse?

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Open court: Any Rockets free agents in Wizards' wheelhouse?

The only difference between the Houston Rockets and Wizards is that they were in different conferences. Both were 41-41, except the West was weaker top to bottom so Houston had the No. 8 and final seed while Washington finished 10th.

The Wizards' goals are to get younger, more explosive and identify a few two-way players in the process to improve their 21st scoring defense. Adding players indiscriminately isn't an option because of the salary cap. The big fish (meaning, big-name free agents) will get signed first. Assuming the Wizards land one, even if it's not named Kevin Durant, they'll construct the roster with the remaining money with as many as eight other spots open. More than likely they'll retain 2-4 of their own free agents which will cut that number of open slots from 5-7.

They'll need a solid backup for Marcin Gortat at center, a true scorer behind Bradley Beal and a backup point guard for John Wall.

These are Houston’s free agents, in order of best fit (and realistically in the Wizards' wheelhouse cap-wise):

Donatas Motiejunas: He’s got the size at 7-foot tall and plays facing the basket. Injuries slowed him as he played in just 37 games for 6.2 points, after averaging 12 a year ago when he started 62 times, but Motiejunas can be a complementary player off the bench or a spot starter with three-point range. He’s also 25 and made just $1.6 million. Coming off a sub-par season with a dysfunctional roster, he can get a raise but still be very affordable.

Terrence Jones: Before the Wizards acquired Markieff Morris at the trade deadline, Jones was in the conversation but giving up a first-round pick for an unrestricted free agent this summer with no commitment long-term would’ve been silly. Plus, Jones is not better than Morris. Jones averaged 8.7 points and 4.2 rebounds in just 50 appearances. The 6-9 forward unrestricted and made $1.8 million this season. A good backup with stretch potential at 31.6% from three, he can be an fill-in starter and probably acquired for a moderate raise.

Jason Terry: The Jet, an unrestricted free agent shooting guard, will be 39 soon coming off averaging 5.9 points in 72 games. He still shot a respectable 35.6% from three-point range but Terry is a few years past his best. A player of his caliber is an ideal sixth man and he was a key reason the Mavs upset the Heat for the NBA title. But that was five years ago. If he continues to play, he’s a late rotation, end-of-the-bench guy for the veteran minimum who plays in a pinch. He played for the $1.5 million minimum.

Josh Smith: The unrestricted free agent ($1.5 million) has gone from being a double-digit scoring average from 10 seasons in a row to a bench player who has fallen out of favor because of his low-efficiency scoring. Smith is 6-10 and can be a good defender. He's also just 30, roughly the same percentage he shoots from three-point range which he does too liberally for a player with his accuracy. Smith isn't in demand. He'll be a cheap pickup. If he plays to his strengths, and Doc Rivers couldn't make him work with the L.A. Clippers, what are the chances that Wizards coach Scott Brooks would succeed?

NHL announces Sunday hearing for Brooks Orpik hit on Olli Maatta

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NHL announces Sunday hearing for Brooks Orpik hit on Olli Maatta

Brooks Orpik is known as a physical player, but he may have gotten a bit too physical in Game 2 on Saturday with his hit to Penguins’ defenseman Olli Maatta.

The NHL Department of Player Safety announced Sunday via Twitter that Orpik will have a hearing later in the day for the hit.

You can watch the play here.

Orpik was assessed a two-minute minor for the hit. Maatta did not return to the game.

Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan was steamed afterward saying, “I thought it was a late hit. I thought it was a target to his head. I think it's the type of hit everyone in hockey is trying to remove from the game."

Orpik was not made available for comment after the game, but he did explain the hit to Barry Trotz who told the media the veteran defenseman thought the rebound from Maatta’s shot was going back to Maatta which is why he followed up with the hit.

"We'll let the league handle it," Trotz said after the game. "If you know anything about Brooks, he plays hard, he plays clean. He's not a dirty player."

RELATED: CAPS' DEFENSIVE DEPTH WILL BE PUT TO THE TEST WITH POSSIBLE ORPIK SUSPENSION

Scherzer, Martinez square off as Nats aim to sweep Cardinals

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Scherzer, Martinez square off as Nats aim to sweep Cardinals

Nats (16-7) vs. Cardinals (12-12) at Busch Stadium

The Nationals enter Sunday with a chance to do something they've never done before, sweep the Cardinals at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. It is an unexpected turn of events after they were swept by the Phillies in their previous series, but here we are. 

The Nats will aim for the sweep in a game with quite the starting pitching matchup in store. Max Scherzer (2-1, 4.35) will face off against one of the best young hurlers in the game, right-hander Carlos Martinez (4-0, 1.93). Martinez throws triple-digit heat and has held opponents to a .162 batting average against this year.

Scherzer has been one of baseball's best pitchers in recent seasons, but is off to a rough start this year. He aims to bounce back from a four-walk performance his last time out against the Phillies.

For the Nats, Michael Taylor and Ryan Zimmerman are getting the day off. The rest of their lineup, though, is as expected. 

First pitch: 2:15 p.m.
TV: MASN2
Radio: 106.7 The Fan
Starting pitchers: Nats - Max Scherzer vs. Cardinals - Carlos Martinez

NATS

CF Matt den Dekker
3B Anthony Rendon
RF Bryce Harper
2B Daniel Murphy
LF Jayson Werth
1B Clint Robinson
SS Danny Espinosa
C Jose Lobaton
RHP Max Scherzer

CARDINALS

3B Matt Carpenter
RF Stephen Piscotty
LF Matt Holliday
1B Brandon Moss
C Yadier Molina
CF Randall Grichuk
2B Kolten Wong
SS Aledmys Diaz
RHP Carlos Martinez

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