Alzner, who turns 25 in September, has averaged more than 20 minutes of ice time per game for three straight seasons.
With Alzner signed, the Capitals now have a little more than $5.6 million in space remaining under the $64.3 million salary cap for next season.
— Katie Carrera
Goalie Tuukka Rask signed an eight-year contract to stay with the Boston Bruins.
Crystal Langhorne finished with 18 points and Ivory Latta had 17 for the Washington Mystics in an 89-85 loss to the Chicago Sky in Rosemont, Ill. The loss was the first in three games for Washington (6-7).
The Mystics had a chance to tie after Epiphanny Prince missed a shot with 10.7 seconds left. But Latta and Monique Currie couldn’t connect before Elena Delle Donne pulled down the rebound. . . .
Danielle Adams scored 12 of her 19 points in the second half to help the visiting San Antonio Silver Stars pull away to beat the Phoenix Mercury, 88-80. . . .
A person familiar with the negotiations said the Cleveland Cavaliers have reached agreement on a two-year contract with center Andrew Bynum, who missed all of last season in Philadelphia with knee injuries. . . The Chicago Bulls waived guard Richard Hamilton.
The University of Virginia announced that guard Taylor Barnette will leave the basketball program in search of a bigger role and more playing time elsewhere. In a teleconference, Coach Tony Bennett also confirmed that senior forward Akil Mitchell, a third-team all-ACC selection last season, broke a bone below his right ring finger this past weekend at the LeBron James Skills Academy in Las Vegas. He will be out the next four to six weeks.
— Mark Giannotto
Virginia Athletic Director Craig Littlepage announced the school has tabbed Augie Busch, formerly the women’s swimming and diving coach at Houston, as the new head coach of the Cavaliers’ men’s and women’s teams.
The hiring comes just two days after a group of nine Virginia swimming alumni called on university President Teresa Sullivan to hold off on naming a new coach until the administration conducted a formal review as to why Mark Bernardino abruptly retired on July 1 after 35 years leading the Cavaliers.
— Mark Giannotto
Adriana Leon and Ella Masar scored eight minutes apart midway through the second half as the Chicago Red Stars defeated the Washington Spirit, 2-0, in an NWSL match at Maryland SoccerPlex. Ashlyn Harris stopped a Chicago penalty kick in the first half. The Spirit (1-9-4) has scored once during an 0-7-1 skid.
— Steven Goff
Halfway through the Tour de France, Chris Froome appears unstoppable after extending the lead on his rivals in the time trial in Mont-Saint-Michel, France.
Although Froome missed out on his second stage win by 12 seconds to winner Tony Martin of Germany, the Stage 11 performance felt like a big victory for the British rider because his challengers were at least two minutes slower.
Spanish rider Alejandro Valverde is still in second place overall, 3 minutes 25 seconds behind Froome. . . .
Quarterback Matthew Stafford signed a three-year, $53 million extension with the Detroit Lions. . . . NASCAR declined to penalize the 31 cars that failed inspection in the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series races last weekend at Daytona. NASCAR confiscated the teams’ roof flaps, which are designed to keep cars on the ground during spins and wrecks at high speeds, for further inspection.
— From news services