George Washington's Kethan Savage Out With Broken Foot

Washington State Unemployment Reaches Five Year Low





Notre Dame won 70-63. Matt Cashore, USA TODAY Sports Oregon Ducks forward Elgin Cook (23) draws an offensive foul against Oregon State Beavers guard Roberto Nelson (55) in the second half at Gill Coliseum. Jaime Valdez, USA TODAY Sports Iowa Hawkeyes forward Aaron White (30) and forward Zach McCabe (15) celebrate during their game with the Minnesota Gophers at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Iowa beat Minnesota 94-73. Reese Strickland, USA TODAY Sports Oregon State Beavers forward Eric Moreland dunks the ball against the Oregon Ducks in the first half at Gill Coliseum. Jaime Valdez, USA TODAY Sports Southern Methodist Mustangs teammates celebrate from the bench during the second half against the Hofstra Pride at Moody Coliseum. Jim Cowsert, USA TODAY Sports Notre Dame Fighting Irish guard Demetrius Jackson goes up for a shot as Virginia Tech Hokies forward Christian Beyer defends at the Purcell Pavilion. Matt Cashore, USA TODAY Sports Virginia Tech Hokies forward Trevor Thompson dunks the ball in the first half against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at the Purcell Pavilion. Matt Cashore, USA TODAY Sports Fullscreen Jan 21, 2014; East Lansing, MI, USA; Indiana Hoosiers forward Devin Davis (15) is fouled by Michigan State Spartans guard Denzel Valentine (45) and forward Gavin Schilling (34) during the 1st half of a game at Jack Breslin Student Events Center. Mike Carter, USA TODAY Sports Southern Miss Golden Eagles guard Jerrold Brooks drives past Louisiana Tech Bulldogs guard Alex Hamilton during the second half at Reed Green Coliseum. Chuck Cook, USA TODAY Sports Jan 21, 2014; East Lansing, MI, USA; Michigan State Spartans guard Denzel Valentine (45) and Indiana Hoosiers guard Yogi Ferrell (11) fight for the ball during the 1st half of a game at Jack Breslin Student Events Center. Mike Carter, USA TODAY Sports Iowa Hawkeyes forward Zach McCabe is fouled by Minnesota Gophers forward Maurice Walker in the second half of the game at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Reese Strickland, USA TODAY Sports Jan 21, 2014; East Lansing, MI, USA; Michigan State Spartans guard Keith Appling (11) drives to the basket against Indiana Hoosiers forward Austin Etherington (13) during the 1st half of a game at Jack Breslin Student Events Center. Mike Carter, USA TODAY Sports Jan 21, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Panthers forward Lamar Patterson (21) dribbles the ball against the Clemson Tigers during the first half at the Petersen Events Center. Charles LeClaire, USA TODAY Sports Jan 21, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; The Pittsburgh Panthers mascot and students pose prior to the game against the Clemson Tigers at the Petersen Events Center. Charles LeClaire, USA TODAY Sports Jan 21, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Clemson Tigers guard Jordan Roper (20) shoots the ball against the Pittsburgh Panthers during the first half at the Petersen Events Center. Charles LeClaire, USA TODAY Sports Jan 21, 2014; Austin, TX, USA; Kansas State Wildcats forward Thomas Gipson (42) holds the ball as Texas Longhorns guard Demarcus Holland (left) and center Cameron Ridley(55) defend during the first half at the Frank Erwin Special Events Center. Brendan Maloney, USA TODAY Sports Jan 21, 2014; Austin, TX, USA; Texas Longhorns center Prince Ibeh (center) dunks the ball against the Kansas State Wildcats during the first half at the Frank Erwin Special Events Center. Brendan Maloney, USA TODAY Sports Jan 21, 2014; Austin, TX, USA; Kansas State Wildcats forward Wesley Iwundu (25) dunks the ball against Texas Longhorns guard Martez Walker (24) during the first half at the Frank Erwin Special Events Center. Brendan Maloney, USA TODAY Sports Jan 22, 2014; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines guard Nik Stauskas (11) is defended by Iowa Hawkeyes forward Aaron White (30) in the first half at Crisler Arena. Rick Osentoski, USA TODAY Sports Jan 22, 2014; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines forward Jordan Morgan (52) shoots over Iowa Hawkeyes forward Melsahn Basabe (1) in the first half at Crisler Arena. Rick Osentoski, USA TODAY Sports Iowa forward Aaron White (30) defends Michigan guard Nik Stauskas (11) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Ann Arbor, Mich., Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. Tony Ding, AP Jan 22, 2014; Tampa, FL, USA; South Florida Bulls guard Shemiye McLendon (15) drives to the basket as Louisville Cardinals guard Tim Henderson (15) defends during the first half at USF Sun Dome. Kim Klement, USA TODAY Sports Jan 22, 2014; Tampa, FL, USA; Louisville Cardinals forward Montrezl Harrell (24) blocks the shot of South Florida Bulls forward/center Chris Perry (23) during the first half at USF Sun Dome. Kim Klement, USA TODAY Sports Jan 22, 2014; Tampa, FL, USA; Louisville Cardinals guard Russ Smith (2) drives past South Florida Bulls guard Shemiye McLendon (15) news during the first half at USF Sun Dome. Kim Klement, USA TODAY Sports Duquesne's Jerry Jones (5), drives on Saint Louis' Jake Barnett during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, in Pittsburgh. Keith Srakocic, AP Jan 22, 2014; Coral Gables, FL, USA; Duke Blue Devils guard Quinn Cook (2) is defended by Miami Hurricanes guard Rion Brown (15) in the first half at BankUnited Center. Robert Mayer, USA TODAY Sports Jan 22, 2014; Coral Gables, FL, USA; Miami Hurricanes guard Garrius Adams (25) defends Duke Blue Devils guard Quinn Cook (2) in the first half at BankUnited Center. Robert Mayer, USA TODAY Sports Jan 22, 2014; Coral Gables, FL, USA; Miami Hurricanes forward Erik Swoope (21) is defended by Duke Blue Devils forward Rodney Hood (left) and forward Jabari Parker (1) in the second half at BankUnited Center. Robert Mayer, USA TODAY Sports Jan 22, 2014; Richmond, VA, USA; Richmond Spiders guard Kendall Anthony (0) loses control of the ball in front of Massachusetts Minutemen forward Maxie Esho (1) in the second half at Robins Center. The Spiders won 58-55. Geoff Burke, USA TODAY Sports Jan 22, 2014; Richmond, VA, USA; Massachusetts Minutemen forward Raphiael Putney (34) dunks the ball as Richmond Spiders forward Alonzo Nelson-Ododa (33) looks on in the second half at Robins Center. The Spiders won 58-55. Geoff Burke, USA TODAY Sports Illinois State guard Zach Lofton (23) chases down a ball against Wichita State guard Tekele Cotton (32) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at Redbird Arena, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, in Normal, Ill. Stephen Haas, AP Fullscreen Wichita State guard Nick Wiggins (15) reaches for a rebound between Illinois State guard Kaza Keane (0) and center Reggie Lynch (22) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at Redbird Arena, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, in Normal, Ill. Stephen Haas, AP Fullscreen Wichita State guard Fred VanVleet (23) moves the ball down the court under pressure from Illinois State guard Bobby Hunter (4) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at Redbird Arena, Wednesday, Jan. visit http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaab/atlantic10/2014/01/21/kethan-savage-george-washington-broken-foot-out-6-8-weeks/4717591/
















May God help us respect all life, especially the most vulnerable," the Pope tweeted early Wednesday. Though some of the events have been sidelined because of the snow and chilly temperatures in D.C., scores of supporters started the day with services to pray, including a youth rally Wednesday morning organized by the Catholic Archdiocese of Washington. The official march will start with a rally on the National Mall at 11:30 a.m., and attendees will walk up to Capitol Hill and the Supreme Court at 1 p.m. RELATED: OBAMA TO MEET POPE FRANCIS AT THE VATICAN IN MARCH The theme of the event is adoption, and Focus on the Family founder James Dobson will speak at the rally with his adopted son, Ryan. "Adoption is a heroic decision for pregnant mothers who find themselves in a difficult situation," March for Life President Jeanne Monahan said in a statement. visit http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/pope-francis-tweets-march-life-washington-article-1.1587487





Washington Capitals demote Philipp Grubauer, ending three-ring goalie circus





But the three-man goaltending corps wasnt providing the Capitals with the stability they need, so a return to a normal two-man rotation in the hopes of sparking Braden Holtby or Neuvirth seemed a move worth trying. While Holtby and Neuvirth said all the right things Monday You never want to see a teammate sent down, Holtby said both acknowledged that the three-man rotation had been a hindrance. Thats why teams carry two goalies, Holtby said. You get your net and you work on a lot of things, not only the physical aspects but also being comfortable seeing a lot of shots and getting more in shape through a whole practice. visit http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/capitals/washington-capitals-demote-philipp-grubauer-ending-three-ring-goalie-circus/2014/01/20/c5253e46-821a-11e3-9dd4-e7278db80d86_story.html





Washington Capitals' Most Underrated Prospects at Each Position





Center Chandler Stephenson Jamie Sabau/Getty Images WhileBurakovsky and Kuznetsov may be the two most highly regarded forwards in the Caps' pipeline who have yet to play in the NHL, former third-rounder Chandler Stephenson has all the tools to be an offensive pivot any team would love to have. Stephenson is not overly large in stature and does need work in the defensive zone. But after suffering through a pair of seasons that were riddled with injuries, the 5'11" center has enjoyed a breakout season with the Regina Pats this year. With 56 points in 44 games, Stephenson has taken his game to the next level and has been among the WHL's most productive centers up to this point. Due to his somewhat stalled development, as a result of past injury problems, Stephenson is definitely going to need some seasoning at the AHL level before earning a regular spot in Washington. visit http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1932485-washington-capitals-most-underrated-prospect-at-each-position





Pope Francis tweets support to March for Life in Washington, saying he's there 'with my prayers'





Washington's unemployment rate rose to as high as 10.2 percent at the start of 2010 but has been falling steadily ever since. The state says some 227,900 people are still looking for work. The national unemployment rate was 6.7% in December. An employment security labor economist in Washington state says the drop in December's unemployment rate was caused primarily by a shrinking labor force as discouraged job seekers stopped looking for work. Nevertheless, Washington state's labor market appeared to be stronger in December than the previous two months. As usual, job gains and losses varied by industry sector. visit http://www.nbcnews.com/id/54158025/ns/local_news-tri_cities_wa/t/washington-state-unemployment-reaches-five-year-low/