The Redskins will be holding a children's book drive prior to the game at FedEx Field tomorrow. See the PR press release for details.WASHINGTON REDSKINS CHARITABLE FOUNDATION TO HOST THE FIFTH ANNUAL REDSKINS READ CHILDRENS BOOK DRIVEWHO:Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation, Everybody Wins! D.C. and Barnes & Noble Booksellers are teaming up to host the fifth annualRedskins Read Childrens Book Drive.WHAT:The kickoff of this years book drive will be astadium collection event held this Sunday, Sept. 23 at FedExField when the Redskins play the Cincinnati Bengals.This childrens book drive, part of the Washington Redskins Charitable FoundationsRedskins Readliteracy initiative, will collect new childrens books that will redistributed throughout the Washington Redskins market to children that could otherwise not afford to purchase books.Fans are encouraged to bring new childrens books to the game on Sept. 23 and drop them off in the collection bins that will be stationed around the stadium or to make their book donation at any of the 13 participating Barnes & Noble Booksellersstores beginning Saturday, Sept. 22 and running through Saturday, Oct. 6.If fans wish to make a monetary donation or are unable to attend the game, cash or checks will be accepted both at the game and checks may be mailed to the Charitable Foundation. All checks should be made payable to the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation (a 501c3 nonprofit organization).Donations can also be sent to the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation co Redskins Read Childrens Book Drive, 21300 Redskin Park Drive, Ashburn, Va. 20147. All funds collected will be used to purchase additional books for area children by Everybody Wins! D.C.WHERE:FedExField,1600 FedEx Way,Landover, Md. 20785Also at 13 participating Barnes & Noble BooksellersstoresWHEN:Sunday, Sept. 23 from 10 a.m. 2 p.m. at FedExFieldSept. 22 to Oct. 6 at all 13 participating Barnes & Noble Booksellers stores
Down 2-0 in the series, the Caps now face the daunting task of trying to battle back against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh. Following their loss in Game 2, the team held a players-only meeting. Will the message resonate and lead to a big performance in Game 3?
After giving up three goals in the second period on Saturday, Braden Holtby was pulled for Philipp Grubauer. On Monday, however, it will be Holtby in net to start again for Washington as he tries to find his Vezina form. Kevin Shattenkirk will also look for a bounce-back game after a tough start to the series. He now sits with a team-low plus/minus rating of minus-7.
Karl Alzner remains day-to-day. If he is ready to play Monday, could Barry Trotz choose to dress seven defensemen?
CAPITALS VS. PENGUINS GAME 3 HOW TO WATCH
Who: Washington Capitals vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
What: Game 3 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, Eastern Conference Second Round
When: 7:30 p.m. ET on Monday, May 1
Where: PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Online Stream: NBCSN's live stream pagee. Watch Caps GameTime at 6:30 p.m. and Caps Extra following the game with CSN's live stream page here.
TV Channel: NBC Sports Network
Radio: 1500 AM (Capitals Radio Network)
RELATED: STANLEY CUP POWER RANKINGS
WHEN IS CAPITALS-PENGUINS GAME 3?
The Capitals and Penguins square off in Game 3 of their 2017 second-round playoff series on Monday, May 1 at 7:30 p.m. ET.
WHAT CHANNEL IS CAPITALS-PENGUINS GAME 3 ON?
Game 3 of the Capitals-Penguins series will be broadcast on NBC and CBC in Canada.
WHERE CAN I STREAM CAPITALS-PENGUINS GAME 3?
Capitals-Penguins Game 3 is available to stream live here through NBCSN's live stream page. Caps GameTime and Caps Extra pre and postgame shows are available to stream live here through CSN's live stream page.
WHAT ARE THE LINES FOR CAPITALS-PENGUINS GAME 3?
Here are the projected lines for Capitals-Penguins Game 3:
Alex Ovechkin - Nicklas Backstrom - T.J. Oshie
Marcus Johansson - Evgeny Kuznetsov - Justin Williams
Andre Burakovsky - Lars Eller - Tom Wilson
Daniel Winnik - Jay Beagle - Paul Carey
Nate Schmidt - John Carlson
Dmitry Orlov - Matt Niskanen
Brooks Orpik - Kevin Shattenkirk
Braden Holtby starts with Philipp Grubauer as backup
Brett Connolly, Karl Alzner, Taylor Chorney
PITTSBURGH PENGUINS GAME 1 LINES
Jake Guentzel - Sidney Crosby - Phil Kessel
Bryan Rust - Evgeni Malkin - Conor Sheary
Carl Hagelin - Nick Bonino - Scott Wilson
Chris Kunitz - Matt Cullen - Tom Kuhnhackl
Ian Cole - Justin Schultz
Brian Dumoulin - Ron Hainsey
Olli Maatta - Trevor Daley
Marc-Andre Fleury starts with Tristan Jarry as backup
Patric Hornqvist, Carter Rowney, Mark Streit, Chad Ruhwedel, Matt Murray
RELATED: 2017 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFF PREDICTIONS
CAPITALS-PENGUINS GAME 3 BETTING LINES
Stanley Cup Odds: Capitals 7/2 (+350), Penguins 17/4 (+425)
Game 3 Spread: Capitals +1.5
Game 3 Over/Under: 5.5 goals
Game 3 Money Line: Capitals (+105), Penguins (-125)
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Ice Cube, a rapper turned businessman extraordinaire, has a new 3-on-3 basketball league featuring former NBA players. They held a draft and then announced the rosters on Sunday. As it turns out, there are a heck of a lot of former Wizards set to participate as players or coaches.
Below is a full list of the rosters. There are 15 guys with connections to the Wizards. Can you name them all?
3's Company (coached by Allen Iverson)
3-headed Monsters (coached by Gary Payton)
Mahmoud Abdul Rauf
Ghost Ballers (coached by George Gervin)
Ball Hogs (coached by Rick Barry)
Tri-State (coached by Julius 'Dr. J' Erving)
Power (coached by Clyde Drexler)
Killer 3s (coached by Charles Oakley)
Trilogy (coached by Rick Mahorn)
Did you find all the Wizards? Here are the 15:
That's 15 out of 47 total players and coaches. Rick Barry also played one year for the Washington Capitols, though they are not affiliated with the Wizards/Bullets franchise. George Gervin also played for the Virginia Squires, which were part of the Capitols' franchise.
That's a lot of connections to Washington basketball teams.