Trotz resigns as coach of Stanley Cup-winning Capitals

Capitals head coach Barry Trotz smiles towards Alex Ovechkin, right, after Ovechkin's goal in the second period of a March 12 game against Winnipeg in Washington. Trotz has resigned from the Capitals after leading them to the Stanley Cup. The team announced Trotz’s resignation Monday. (Alex Brandon/AP Photo)

Barry Trotz has resigned as coach of the Washington Capitals after leading them to the Stanley Cup

Playoff disappointments make Cup parade sweeter for Capitals

The Capitals' Alex Ovechkin, right, holds up the Stanley Cup during Tuesday's victory rally on the National Mall in Washington. (Jacquelyn Martin/AP Photo)

A decade of playoff disappointments makes Washington's first Stanley Cup parade even sweeter for the Capitals

Capitals parade a welcome chance to cheer for DC sports fans

The Capitals' Alex Ovechkin lifts the Stanley Cup on the field before Saturday's game between the Nationals and San Francisco in Washington. (Alex Brandon/AP Photo)

Capitals' Stanley Cup parade is change for Washington fans to celebrate city's first major-four pro sports championship in 26 years


Parents must not be allowed to hijack the games our kids play

Parental sniveling, a frequent scourge on coaches at youth and high school levels, has become a...



Stanley Cup winner Alex Ovechkin may just be getting started

Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin hoists the Stanley Cup after the Capitals defeated the Golden Knights in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Thursday in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

This time a year ago, Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals were limping away from another early playoff exit. His 16 even-strength goals in the regular season tied for the lowest of his career. Injuries limited him to five goals in 13 playoff games.

Trying to keep Trotz is first priority for champion Capitals

Capitals head coach Barry Trotz speaks to the media on June 3 at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Va. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes)

Barry Trotz thought of mentors and friends Jack Button, Tommy Ebright, David Poile and Wayne Fleming when he lifted the Stanley Cup over his head.

Capitals beat Golden Knights 4-3, win their first Stanley Cup

Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin hoists the Stanley Cup after the Capitals defeated the Golden Knights in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Thursday at Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Alex Ovechkin scored midway through the game and Lars Eller had a go-ahead goal with 6:37 left in the third period, lifting the Capitals to a 4-3 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 5 on Thursday night.


Adams building a strong relationship with Hurley

UConn guard Jalen Adams drives past Auburn guard Bryce Brown during a game last season at Auburn. Adams is returning for his senior season and is developing a strong relationship with new head coach Dan Hurley. (Julie Bennett/ via AP/File)

UConn's new men's basketball coach Dan Hurley has great expecations for star guard Jalen Adams ... and that's just fine with Adams.

Huskies embracing Hurley's tough love approach

UConn coach Dan Hurley gives instructions to his team during Friday's practice in Storrs. (Day photo/Gavin Keefe)

Friday's hour-long workout at the Werth Family UConn Basketball Champions Center provided a snapshot of Dan Hurley's boot camp approach.


Oregon State rallies after delay to beat Huskies 14-5 at CWS

Oregon State's Tyler Malone, right, is greeted by Kyle Nobach (28) and Cadyn Grenier (2) after he hit a solo home run against Washington in the eighth inning of Monday's College World Series elimination game in Omaha, Neb. Oregon State won 14-5. (Nati Harnik/AP Photo)

Oregon State overcomes early deficit, pours on offense after long delay in 14-5 College World Series win over Huskies

Texas Tech stuns Gators 6-3 in College World Series opener

Texas Tech's Cody Farhat celebrates after scoring against Florida on a base hit by Gabe Holt in the ninth inning of Sunday's College World Series game in Omaha, Neb. Texas Tech stunned the defending national champions and top-seeded Gators, 6-3. (Nati Harnik/AP Photo)

Texas Tech stuns defending national champion Florida with 6-3 win in College World Series


Local roundup: Vermont beats Tigers 5-4 in first of two

Jesus Lage walked with two outs and the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth to give the Vermont Lake Monsters a 5-4 victory over the Connecticut Tigers on Tuesday night.

Local roundup: Aaron Rodgers, Chris Paul to host celebrity golf event

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul will host a celebrity golf tournament on June 27-28 at Mohegan Sun Golf Club in Sprague.

Local roundup: Tigers fall to the Spinners

The Connecticut Tigers lost to the Lowell Spinners in a New York-Penn League baseball game on Sunday, falling 6-3 at Dodd Stadium.


Yankees back German with four home runs in 7-2 win over Seattle

Giancarlo Stanton is greeted by teammates after hitting a solo home run during the first inning, the first of four hit by the Yankees during Tuesday night's 7-2 win over the Seattle Mariners at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Domingo German pitches New York Yankees past Seattle Mariners 7-2

Russia moves step closer to reaching World Cup's last 16

Russia's Artyom Dzyuba, center, celebrates with teammates after scoring the final goal during a 3-1 victory over Egypt in a World Cup match played Tuesday in St. Petersburg, Russia. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Russia scored three goals in a 15-minute span early in the second half to set up a 3-1 win over Egypt, moving the host nation to the brink of the World Cup's knockout stage


Sun drop from first to fourth in WNBA power poll

Almost every WNBA team this season will go through a challenging road trip because of the FIBA World Cup in September that is compacting the season

Sun's Alyssa Thomas, Ogwumike dealing with injuries

Connecticut Sun forward Alysssa Thomas puts up a shot over a pair of Washington defenders during last Wednesday's game at Mohegan Sun Arena. Thomas suffered a shoulder injury later in the game, missed a pair of West Coast losses, and her status is questionable for Friday's game at Atlanta. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Connecticut Sun starting forwards Alyssa Thomas (shoulder) and Chiney Ogwumike (knee) were injured in successive games last week as the team lost three games in a row and fell out of first place in the overall WNBA standings.



11 a.m., ESPN — NCAA: Mississippi State vs. North Carolina in College World Series from Omaha, Neb.

2 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Florida vs. Texas in College World Series from Omaha, Neb.

7 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) — MLB: Seattle Mariners at New York Yankees.

7 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Arkansas vs. Texas Tech in College World Series from Omaha, Neb.

7 p.m., WICH (1310-AM) — NYP: Connecticut Tigers at Vermont Lake Monsters.

8 p.m., NESN, WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Boston Red Sox at Minnesota Twins.

8:30 p.m., SNY, WOR (710-AM) — MLB: New York Mets at Colorado Rockies.

10 p.m., ESPN — MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks at Los Angeles Angels.


7 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA Professional Championship from Seaside, Calif.

Horse Racing

8:30 a.m., NBCSN — Royal Ascot and Queen Anne Stakes from Ascot, England.


8 a.m., FS1 — World Cup: Colombia vs. Japan from Saransk, Russia.

11 a.m., Ch. 61 — World Cup: Poland vs. Senegal from Moscow.

2 p.m., Ch. 61 — World Cup: Egypt at Russia from St. Petersburg.


6 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP: Gerry Weber Open from Halle, Germany; Queen's Club Championships from London.