Erik Meyer passed for 183 yards and five touchdowns, but the Washington Valor fell, 4133, to the Tampa Bay Storm in an Arena Football League game before an announced 8,420 at Verizon Center.
Washington fell to 1-3 on the season, while Tampa Bay improved to 4-1.
Randy Hippeard passed for 205 yards and five touchdowns and also ran for a TD for the Storm. The teams will meet again Saturday night in Tampa . . . .
Russia routed Slovakia, 6-0, and the United States fought back from two goals down to beat Latvia, 5-3, at the ice hockey world championship in Cologne, Germany.
Russia reclaimed the lead of Group A. Yevgeni Dadonov scored twice for the tournament favorites, who are two points above the United States.
Third-period goals by Andrew Copp and Dylan Larkin ensured that the Americans prevailed.
In Paris, Switzerland ended Canada’s perfect start to the championship with a 3-2 win in overtime. Fabrice Herzog’s second goal of the game lifted Switzerland to second in Group B behind two-time defending champion Canada . . . .
Rafael Nadal ended his sevenmatch winless streak against Novak Djokovic with a 6-2, 6-4 victory that put him in the Madrid Open final again.
The four-time Madrid champion will play for the title against ninth-ranked Dominic Thiem, who ousted Pablo Cuevas, 6-4, 6-4.
On the women’s side, eighthranked Simona Halep of Romania won her second straight Madrid title by defeating Kristina Mladenovic of France, 7-5, 6-7 (7-5), 6-2.