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LaRoche Caps Nats Comeback for Win over Angels

Posted: 04/23/2014 - Adam LaRoche's tiebreaking RBI single off the first pitch from Fernando Salas capped a four-run rally in the bottom of the ninth inning, and the Washington Nationals came back to beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-4 Wednesday night to avoid a sweep.

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No. 1 Virginia Bashes Richmond

Posted: 04/23/2014 - The top-ranked Virginia baseball team cranked four home runs in a 13-0 defeat of Richmond Wednesday evening at Davenport Field. The Cavaliers (35-7) finished with 13 hits while four Cavalier pitchers combined on a two-hitter in UVa's seventh shutout of the season.

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Fort Defiance's Quin Houff to Race Against NASCAR's Best

Posted: 04/23/2014 - The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series comes to Richmond this weekend, but before racing's biggest stars take the green flag on Saturday, they'll be driving against a Fort Defiance sophomore on Thursday.

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Birdsong Wins Appeal Allowing More Transfer Options

Updated: 04/23/2014 - A James Madison University panel overturned a decision by Dukes' football coach Everett Withers that banned Michael Birdsong from transferring to four non-conference schools.

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Wizards Get Past Bulls in OT to Take 2-0 Series Lead

Posted: 04/23/2014 - Bradley Beal came on strong late in regulation to finish with 26 points, Nene scored six of his 17 in overtime and the Washington Wizards beat the Chicago Bulls 101-99 Tuesday to take a 2-0 lead in their first-round series.

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UVA Outlasts VCU in Extra Innings

Posted: 04/23/2014 - Brandon Downes (Jr., South Plainfield, N.J.) launched a home run on the first pitch of the 10th inning to lift the No. 1-ranked Virginia baseball team to a 5-4 win over VCU Tuesday evening in front of 3,756 fans at The Diamond in Richmond, Va. Virginia (34-7) improved to 10-3 in one-run games with the victory.

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James Madison Baseball Loses to VMI 6-1

Posted: 04/22/2014 - Five VMI pitchers combined to limit James Madison to one run on seven hits with 11 runners stranded on the bases in a 6-1 decision in a non-conference baseball game on Tuesday night at Eagle Field at Veterans Memorial Park.

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Dominate Pitching Carries Softball to Doubleheader Sweep of Virginia

Posted: 04/22/2014 - Junior right-hander Heather Kiefer (Potomac Falls, Va./Potomac Falls) and sophomore left-hander Jailyn Ford (Hot Springs, Va./Bath County) combined to limit their opponent to three runs in two games as the James Madison softball team swept a doubleheader from Virginia at The Park in Charlottesville, Va., Tuesday.

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Ibanez's 3-run Double Leads Angels Over Nats 4-2

Posted: 04/21/2014 - Raul Ibanez delivered a tiebreaking three-run double as a pinch hitter in the eighth inning on a night that Mike Trout and Bryce Harper went a combined 2 for 8 with zero runs or RBIs in their first matchup as opponents.

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Baltimore's Six-Run Third Inning Lifts O's Over Red Sox

Posted: 04/21/2014 - The Baltimore Orioles scored six runs off Clay Buchholz in the third inning then held on to spoil Boston's Patriots' Day morning game a year after the Boston Marathon bombings with a 7-6 win over the Red Sox on Monday.

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Baltimore Blows Big Lead in Boston

Posted: 04/20/2014 - Dustin Pedroia scored from third on left fielder David Lough's throwing error with two outs in the ninth inning, lifting the Boston Red Sox to a 6-5 comback win over Baltimore Orioles on Sunday night.

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Wizards Beat Bulls for First Playoff Win in Six Years

Posted: 04/20/2014 - Nene dominated with 24 points, Trevor Ariza scored 18, and the Washington Wizards rallied from 13 down to beat the Chicago Bulls 102-93 in their playoff opener on Sunday night.

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JMU Lax Ladies Dismantle Hofstra for Share of CAA Title

Posted: 04/20/2014 - On Senior Day, the James Madison lacrosse class of 2014 led the Dukes to a 17-7 victory over Hofstra to clinch a share of the 2014 Colonial Athletic Association regular-season title and the No. 2 seed at next month’s CAA championship tournament.

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Nationals Get Walk-Off Win Over Cardinals

Posted: 04/20/2014 - Denard Span hit a sacrifice fly in the ninth inning and the Washington Nationals, with Bryce Harper back in the lineup, rallied past the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 Sunday.

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Diamond Dukes Get Swept at Charleston

Posted: 04/20/2014 - Tyler Thornton limited James Madison to one earned run in 7 1/3 innings and the College of Charleston struck for three or four runs in the fourth, sixth and seventh innings to pull away for a 12-2 win over James Madison on Sunday afternoon at Patriots Point.

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UVA Falls to Tar Heels in Series Finale, Still Takes Series

Posted: 04/20/2014 - North Carolina avoided a series sweep with a 4-2 victory over the top-ranked Virginia baseball team Sunday afternoon at Davenport Field. The game drew 4,681 fans, with the series bringing in 14,282 spectators, a program record for a three-game series, topping the total from the Clemson series last weekend.

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Virginia Outlasts UNC to Take Series Opener

Posted: 04/18/2014 - Nathan Kirby (So., Midlothian, Va.) pitched 7 2/3 innings and struck out 12, and Brandon Downes (Jr., South Plainfield, N.J.) homered and drove in all three Virginia runs in the top-ranked Cavaliers' 3-2 victory over North Carolina Friday evening in front of 4,576 at Davenport Field. Virginia improved to 32-6 overall and 15-4 in ACC play with the win.

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JMU Lax Ladies Down Drexel

Posted: 04/18/2014 - James Madison lacrosse opened the game with a 9-0 run over Drexel to cruise to a 17-7 victory over the Dragons on Friday evening at University Park.

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EMU Baseball Snaps 15-Game Skid to Bridgewater

Posted: 04/18/2014 - The Royals had their offense in high gear Friday afternoon, knocking off rival Bridgewater College 9-5 in baseball action in Harrisonburg. EMU scored in six of their eight at-bats and snapped a 15-game losing streak to the Eagles with the decision.

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Nats' Fister Throws 2 Innings At Extended Spring

Posted: 04/17/2014 - Right-hander Doug Fister threw two innings at extended spring training in Florida and could join the Nationals in about three weeks "assuming all goes well," manager Matt Williams said.

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NFL, Lawyers At Work On $765M Concussion Deal

Posted: 04/17/2014 - A judge overseeing thousands of NFL concussion-linked lawsuits says lawyers are still working to address her concerns about a proposed $765 million fund.

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