Caps Place Winger Clymer On Waivers

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

The Washington Capitals placed Ben Clymer on waivers yesterday with the intention of buying out the final year of the former checking line winger's contract. Clymer, 30, spent all of last season with the team's minor league affiliate in Hershey, Pa., and is scheduled to earn $1.1 million next season.

If Clymer clears waivers today -- and it's expected that he will -- the buyout will count $250,000 against the Capitals' salary cap next season and $366,667 in 2009-10. Clymer signed a three-year, $2.9 million contract with Washington in July 2006.

· COLLEGE BASEBALL: Joey Lewis hit a tiebreaking double in Georgia's four-run eighth inning, and the Bulldogs came from three runs down to defeat Fresno State, 7-6, in Game 1 of the College World Series finals in Omaha.

Fresno State appeared to take control in the top of the eighth when it scored three runs to go up 6-3. But Georgia (45-23-1) wasn't finished, and now stands one win away from a second national championship to go with the one it won in 1990.

Fresno State (45-31), 4-0 in elimination games in the NCAA tournament, will try to keep its improbable postseason run alive when the teams meet in Game 2 today.

· BASKETBALL: Hours after becoming the second player to dunk in a WNBA game, Candace Parker received the Honda-Broderick Cup as the nation's top female college athlete. . . .

The Denver Nuggets suspended Carmelo Anthony for the first two games of the next season as punishment for his April arrest on suspicion of drunken driving. . . .

The Supreme Court has turned down property owners and tenants facing eviction to make room for a new NBA Nets arena in Brooklyn, N.Y.

The justices rejected an appeal that was intended to stop development of the Atlantic Yards project.

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