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Daniel Murphy homer lifts Washington Nationals over New York Mets

Daniel Murphy homer lifts Washington Nationals over New York Mets

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NEW YORK -- Daniel Murphy continued to torment his former team Saturday night, lacing the tiebreaking homer leading off the 10th inning to lift the Washington Nationals to a 4-3 win over the New York Mets at Citi Field. The National League East champion Nationals (93-61) snapped a two-game losing streak. Washington entered Saturday 5 1/2 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers in the race for the No. 1 seed in the NL. The Mets (66-88) have lost four of five and nine of 12. Murphy's homer off rookie right-hander Jacob Rhame (0-1) was his ninth in 37 games against the Mets, with whom he spent the first eight years of his career before signing with the Nationals following the 2015 season. With his 2-for-4 effort Saturday night, Murphy is now batting .393 against New York. Sammy Solis (1-0) threw...
Washington Capitals sign T.J. Oshie to eight-year contract

Washington Capitals sign T.J. Oshie to eight-year contract

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Washington Capitals right wing T.J. Oshie signed an eight-year, $ 46 million contract, the team announced on Friday. Oshie recorded career highs in goals (33) and plus/minus rating (plus-28) to go along with 23 assists in 68 games last season for the Presidents' Trophy-winning Capitals. The former U.S. Olympic hero also contributed in the playoffs, scoring four goals and setting up eight others in 13 postseason games as Washington advanced to the second round before succumbing to the eventual Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins. "Couldn't be happier to resign with the @Capitals!!" the 30-year-old Oshie wrote on Twitter. "Great city, great organization and even more important great people." Oshie has collected 107 points (59 goals, 48 assists) in 148 career contests in Washington. "T.J...