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(STATS) -- The CAA Football title race is expected to travel right through, and perhaps stop at the border, of the Commonwealth of Virginia again.On Tuesday, Richmond was installed as the preseason favorite in the CAA preseason poll, with William & Mary voted second and James Madison third among the 12 teams. Those three intrastate rivals shared the conference title and qualified for the FCS playoffs last season.Richmond, which went on to reach the national semifinals in a 10-4 season, also had the most players on the CAA preseason team with seven, led by the two preseason players of the year, junior quarterback Kyle Lauletta (offense) and senior safety David Jones (defense).James Madison and William & Mary gained five selections each on the 28-member preseason team.Also notable was Villanova being selected fourth as 32nd-year coach Andy Talley heads into his final season with the Wildcats, the most recent CAA national champions in 2009.New Hampshire, which has been to the playoffs in 12 straight seasons, was picked fifth, gaining the second-most first-place votes behind Richmond.---=CAA FOOTBALL PRESEASON POLL=Head Coaches and Sports Information Directors Poll=1. Richmond (19 first-place votes), 2832. William & Mary (1), 2503. James Madison, 2094. Villanova, 1975. New Hampshire (3), 1866. Towson, 1807. Delaware, 1718. Stony Brook, 1119. Maine (1), 10710. Elon, 7211. Albany, 6912. Rhode Island, 37---=CAA FOOTBALL PRESEASON TEAM=Offensive Player of the Year -- Kyle Lauletta, QB, RichmondDefensive Player of the Year -- David Jones, S, Richmond---=Offense=QB -- Kyle Lauletta, Richmond, Jr.RB -- Kendell Anderson, William & Mary, Sr.RB -- Darius Victor, Towson, Sr.FB -- James Pavik, Richmond, Sr.WR -- Ray Bolden, Stony Brook, Jr.WR -- Brian Brown, Richmond, Sr.WR -- Brandon Ravenel, James Madison, Sr.TE -- Andrew Caskin, William & Mary, Jr.OL -- Connor Bozick, Delaware, Sr.OL -- Thomas Evans, Richmond, Sr.OL -- Mitchell Kirsch, James Madison, Sr.OL -- Timon Parris, Stony Brook, Jr.OL -- Jerry Ugokwe, William & Mary, Sr.OL -- Nicholas Vergos, Richmond, Sr.---=Defense=DL -- Andrew Ankrah, James Madison, Jr.DL -- Tanoh Kpassagnon, Villanova, Sr.DL -- Pat Ricard, Maine, Sr.DL -- Aaron Thompson, Stony Brook, Sr.LB -- Charles Bell, Delaware, Jr.LB -- Omar Howard, Richmond, Sr.LB -- Adam Parker, Rhode Island, Sr.S -- Raven Greene, James Madison, Sr.S -- David Jones, Richmond, Sr.CB -- Casey DeAndrade, New Hampshire, Sr.CB -- Taylor Reynolds, James Madison, Jr.---=Special Teams=RS -- Harold Cooper, Rhode Island, Jr.PK -- Nick Dorka, William & Mary, Jr.P -- Hunter Windmuller, William & Mary, Sr. Discount Stars Jerseys . 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A statement from the worlds top-ranked player says all checks "were satisfactory and showed positive evolution" regarding the injury, which contributed to his loss to Stanislas Wawrinka in the final in Melbourne. ARLINGTON, Va. -- Marcus Johansson was back in Toronto for another arbitration hearing with the Washington Capitals, but this time he didnt have to go through with it.Hours before Johansson and the Capitals were set to go to arbitration for the second time, they agreed on a $13.75 million, three-year deal. The 25-year-old Swedish forward will count $4.583 million against the salary cap, almost exactly between the two sides arbitration asking prices but on a longer contract.Johansson got as close as the entrance to the hotel where NHL arbitration cases are heard before the deal got done.I dont think anyone wants to go to arbitration. Thats kind of a last resort, Johansson said on a conference call from Toronto on Wednesday. It was a little tight schedule before the meeting, but Im really happy that we worked it out.Johansson will make $4.25 million next season and $4.75 million in 2017-18 and 2018-19 on a contract thats similar to the one former teammate Mathieu Perreault signed as a restricted free agent with the Winnipeg Jets earlier this summer.The $4.583 million cap hit fits into Washingtons offseason plan with one more restricted free agent left to sign in defenseman Dmitry Orlov. The Capitals won the Presidents Trophy as the leagues top regular-season team a year ago and will have almost the same group back to take another shot at the Stanley Cup next season.To be able to keep the team, its hard, Johansson said. Its hard for everyone. Im just happy we were able to figure it out in the end. To be able to be part of this team for three more years, thats important to me. I think both parties are happy with it. TTheres obviously the cap in the NHL and they have to find a way to stay under it.dddddddddddd.Johansson had 17 goals and 29 assists for 46 points in 74 games last season. In 419 regular-season NHL games, Johansson has 78 goals and 154 assists for 232 points and has added 22 points in the playoffs.Under coach Barry Trotz, Johansson has developed his all-around game and improved his production by going to the net more.Thats been a part of my game that Ive been working on and trying to score more goals and get more pucks to the net, Johansson said. You always want to be part of it and score goals. Thats always a fun part. But as long as you feel youre improving on it and getting better, I think thats a sign that youre moving in the right direction.Signing him for three years takes some of the mystery out of next summer, when the Capitals have forwards T.J. 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