Brewers sticking with closer John Axford after rough start

Brewers sticking with closer John Axford after rough start

Brewers closer John Axford is off to a rough start, allowing three homers and a total of six hits in 11 plate appearances while working with decreased velocity. Axford says he feels fine physically and Adam McCalvy of MLB.com writes that the Brewers are unlikely to make any quick decisions about removing him as closer,…

Marcus Johansson injured on high hit from Kris Letang

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Marcus Johansson injured on high hit from Kris Letang

As if the first two games of the Capitals vs. penguins playoff series had not yielded a bevy of injuries, fines and suspensions, it didn't take long for Game 3 to pile on.

Late in the first period while attempting to cash-in on a broken play, Marcus Johansson was on the receiving end of a high — and dangerous — hit from Pittsburgh's Kris Letang.

The hit was not only late, but high as well. Lentag left the ice — intentional or not — and drilled Johansson in the head with his shoulder.

Johansson was ushered off the ice and into the locker room following tyhe hit. It was just the latest in an awful first period for the Capitals. Despite outshooting the Penguins and controling the puck for a majority of the time, the Capitals wound up down 2-0 after a pair of wacky, bouncing goals slipped passed Braden Holtby.

Letang was sent to the penalty box was not given a five-minute game major, but it is more than likely that the NHL will review the injury. Brooks Orpik was suspended three games for his hit on Olli Maatta in Game 2.

WATCH LETANG'S DANGEROUS HIT IN THE VIDEO PLAYER ABOVE.

 

Maryland basketball players to appear on 'Ellen Show' after viral hit

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Maryland basketball players to appear on 'Ellen Show' after viral hit

Maryland basketball players Jared Nickens and Jaylen Brantley set the Internet ablaze this offseason with their #RunningManChallenge, when they filmed themselves dancing to the '90s hit My Boo in increasingly unique and creative ways. 

It first swept across college basketball, then went mainstream and now people across social media are doing it.

Now, Nickens and Brantley are taking their act to TV. As announced by the program on Monday night, the two will appear on The Ellen Show Tuesday on NBC.

Capitals Pulse: Washington tries to take series lead in Game 3 vs. Pittsburgh

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Capitals Pulse: Washington tries to take series lead in Game 3 vs. Pittsburgh

After Game 3 between the Capitals and Penguins, flip back to CSN for Capitals Postgame Live and #CapitalsTalk. 

Follow along here as you watch.