Budget Woes Ground Blue Angels

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Budget Woes Ground Blue Angels

The Blue Angels' wings have been pinned to the ground this year due to budget concerns.

NBC News has learned all of the performances of the U.S. Navy’s elite flight demo squad for the rest of the year have been cancelled because of the mandatory budget cuts known as sequestration.

The Blue Angels will continue to train in Pensacola, Fla.

Cancelling the shows is expected to save the Navy $20 million, though of course the military - and civilian vendors - lose out on revenue from food and other sales to attendees.

Organizers of the Andrews Air Show, at Joint Base Andrews in Prince George's County, said last year that it would be held every other year due to budget concerns. The next show is scheduled for 2014.

Other air shows across the country have been cancelled, and the military no longer will perform flyovers at baseball games or many other major events.

The Air Force's Thunderbirds entire 2013 season also was cancelled in March. And the Air Force said they would not show off planes at trade shows, flyovers and open houses.

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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.