Sports Minute: Here is the latest Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and Washington DC sports news from The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Every team has a "next big thing" in the minors, waiting for the chance to dazzle in the majors, and Washington Nationals fans have been hearing about Victor Robles for years. He's an outfielder whose speed fuels his offense and defense. The 21-year-old Robles is expected to start the season as Washington's everyday center fielder.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump welcomed the reigning NHL champion Washington Capitals to the Oval Office to congratulate them for winning the Stanley Cup. Trump said it was an honor to host the team because he is a hockey fan and a Capitals fan. The president called the Capitals "winners" and said there is "an awfully good chance" they will repeat this season. Two players on the current roster, Canadians Braden Holtby and Brett Connolly, and Devante Smith-Pelly, who is in the minors, did not attend.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - Michaela Onyenwere scored a career-high 30 points, Japreece Dean added 22 and UCLA squeezed past No. 3 seed Maryland 85-80 to earn its fourth consecutive berth in the Sweet 16 of the women's NCAA Tournament. Dean, the smallest player on the court, sank two free throws with 25 seconds remaining to make it 83-79, and the Bruins held on to beat the Terrapins on their own court.
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) - The Baltimore Orioles put scheduled opening-day starter Alex Cobb on the 10-day injured list because of a strained right groin. He likely will be replaced by Andrew Cashner for Thursday's game at the New York Yankees. Cobb's last spring training was cut short after one inning Saturday because of the groin. Baltimore also placed catcher Austin Wynns on the 10-day IL on because of a left oblique strain.
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