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    WASHINGTON—Nicklas Backstrom and Alex Ovechkin combined to score three goals on the first eight shots, and the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals survived a surge from Andrei Svechnikov and the Carolina Hurricanes to win Game 1 of their first-round series 4–2 on Thursday night.

    Florida quarterback Anthony Richardson is going to the NFL.

    The redshirt sophomore announced Monday on Twitter that he will not play in the Gators' Las Vegas Bowl vs. No. 17 Oregon State and will declare for the 2023 NFL Draft.

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    The Carolina Panthers and Baker Mayfield got a quickie divorce Monday. The marriage lasted only five months, which was time for Mayfield and the Panthers to progress through an extremely brief honeymoon phase (training camp) to their first spat (a Week 1 loss) to more serious problems (Mayfield’s ankle injury) to irreconcilable differences (Mayfield’s 1-5 record as a Panther starter). By ...

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