Here are the top local stories this morning:

According to Channel 8, Arena Pro League champs the Richmond Roughriders have signed former NFL defensive end Greg Hardy to a one year contract. Hardy dealt with domestic violence charges that were eventually dropped while a member of the Panthers in 2014 and was suspended for violating the NFL Personal Conduct policy as a member of the Cowboys in 2015.

LC Bird AD David Bedwell has announced former Virginia Union asst coach and Meadowbrook head coach Troy Taylor will be the next Skyhawks head coach.

William and Mary again lost to Towson, this time 96-82 in OT. The Tribe’s leading scorer was Justin Pierce with 27 points. William and Mary is now no longer in first place in the CAA.

JMU lost to UNC Wilmington 71-68. Matt Lewis had 21 for the Dukes.

The Wizards lost to the Thunder 121-112. Bradley Beal had 41 points.

The Capitals beat the Panthers 4-2. Alex Ovechkin had a goal and an assist meaning he now has 30 goals on the year and 500 career assists.

The Washington Football Team announced they have re-singed linebacker Mason Foster to a two year 4 million dollar deal with 7 million in incentives.

According to reports the Nationals are interested in acquiring Marlins catcher JT Realmuto. The 26-year-old hit .278 last year with 65 RBI.

UVA linebacker Michal Kiser left Mobile Alabama yesterday where the senior bowl is held due to a knee issue.

ODU has hired John Allen as their wide receivers coach. He was the offensive coordinator at Delaware state and is a former JMU player.

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