Make it 600 goals and counting for Alex Ovechkin, and give the Washington Capitals two more points for the tough playoff race in the Eastern Conference.

Ovechkin scored twice in another historic performance and Evgeny Kuznetsov had the overtime winner as the Capitals returned to first place by beating the Winnipeg Jets 3-2 on Monday night.

The 32-year-old Ovechkin scored during a 5-on-3 power play in the first period and then put back a rebound past Connor Hellebuyck for No. 600 in the second. The Russian winger became the 20th player and fourth-fastest in NHL history to the milestone and is on pace to lead the league in goals for the seventh time with 42 on the season.

Since he signed a two-year deal in December, the reliever has been pushing Jake Arrieta to follow him to Philadelphia. Mission accomplished.

Arrieta and the Phillies agreed Sunday to a $75 million, three-year contract, a deal that could be worth up to $135 million over five seasons.

This is an exciting day for the Phillies organization and our fans, general manager Matt Klentak said on Monday. Jake is among the best pitchers in baseball and his list of accomplishments is exceptional. He is an elite competitor, a tireless worker and a winner, and I am confident that he will be a great addition to our talented young team and the city of Philadelphia.

Best prospect fits: My top-ranked quarterback is Wyoming’s Josh Allen, but that doesn’t mean he’s No. 1 on general manager John Dorsey’s board. There’s still a lot of time for the Browns to continue their evaluations, and Allen’s pro day is March 23. Penn State’s Saquon Barkley is the best back in this class, and he’s the No. 1 prospect on my Big Board. He’s a game-changer who can help out a young quarterback. Alabama’s Minkah Fitzpatrick and Ohio State’s Denzel Ward are the best defensive backs in a deep class. — Kiper

What’s next after moving on from Cousins: Signing Cousins has not been a realistic option for the Bills, who will have about $32 million in cap space in 2018 once their trade of Tyrod Taylor becomes official later this week. They are more likely to find their quarterback of the future in the draft. Signing a short-term starter in free agency is also possible. — Mike Rodak, ESPN Bills reporter

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Tom Brady can’t call Falcons star receiver Julio Jones

The New England Patriots are a dynasty in the NFL, but they win the right way, with good draft classes, great coaching and an excellent organization backing them. That’s what I saw in the dominant San Antonio Spurs teams led by a top coach in Gregg Popovich and the league’s best big man in Tim Duncan during their championship run.

Tom Brady can’t call Falcons star receiver Julio Jones, Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell and Broncos pass rusher extraordinaire Von Miller and say, Play out your contracts and then we’ll join forces. Not when those players would be hit with the franchise tag.

So for the integrity of the game, and to achieve a playoff season that presents intrigue in every round, the NBA needs to get with the program and follow the other major sports that rarely see repeat champions.

Just too much is what one headline read in describing the victorious 2016-17 Warriors. Yes, they do have too much.

I don’t care what the TV ratings say. I do not want to see Golden State coast to a third title in four years. Because, again, barring major injury, that’s a foregone conclusion.

Having Luck is certainly an advantage, but Indianapolis has several holes that need to be plugged before it can boast a postseason level of structural integrity. Grigsonā€™s tenure left a laundry list of free agent signings that failed to pan out, along with some regrettable departures from homegrown players. Between 2012-16, he handed out big contracts to players whose name recognition exceeded their ability to contribute on the field.

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