Tag: Washington, DC Sports

Caps’ home opener: Red carpet event, outdoor viewing party among festivities

WASHINGTON — The Caps are poised to start their 2018-2019 season, which means it’s time to raise the Stanley Cup Champions banner at Capital One Arena. And even those who can’t get inside to see the history firsthand Wednesday night will still be able to celebrate outside during an outdoor viewing party at G and […]

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Scherzer throws complete game in first of two delayed games

WASHINGTON — After Friday’s washout, the D.C. region experienced some periods of dryness Saturday but the continuing wet weather popped up again in the midafternoon. A sustained downpour delayed the start of the Nationals makeup game with the Chicago Cubs on Saturday afternoon. The game was supposed to start at 3:05 p.m. Saturday, but it […]

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Mark Ein dives into esports, buys Overwatch team as Activision league expands to D.C.

Serial investor and entrepreneur Mark Ein, owner of the Washington Kastles and World TeamTennis, has found his way to esports, launching Washington Esports Ventures and buying a D.C.-based team in the Overwatch League. Ein, CEO of Capitol Investment Corp. and Venturehouse Group LLC, owner of the Washington City Paper and chairman of Kastle Systems, “is […]

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At long last, first stage of RFK redevelopment breaks ground

WASHINGTON  — On the kind of sweltering day that might have greeted a dog-days-of-summer Nats game or playoff chase D.C. United match in years past, the first thing to go was the free towels. That was just fine with Events DC, not just for the free branding, but because the fact that anyone was gathered […]

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‘These are our boys’: DC’s Little League heroes celebrated

WASHINGTON — With the Washington Nationals’ Racing Presidents running not far behind them, the Mamie Johnson Little League team burst through a paper banner reading “congratulations” and “D.C. champs.” It was part of a celebration for the team that this season became the first predominantly African-American team to make it to the Little League Mid-Atlantic […]

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Trade Bryce Harper? Nationals reportedly listening to offers

WASHINGTON — The Major League Baseball nonwaiver trade deadline is 4 p.m. Tuesday and the Washington Nationals have gone from potential contenders to potential sellers with even Bryce Harper included in trade talks. MLB.com is reporting the Nationals have made it known to other teams that Harper is indeed available. The website added the Cleveland […]

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EXCLUSIVE: DC United offering free tickets to fans hassled by bag policy

WASHINGTON — D.C. United is offering free passes to fans stuck in long admission lines Saturday after confusion arose over the bag policy at Audi Field. The team got heat from fans upset or caught by surprise by the policy, which only allows small handbags and clear plastic bags into the stadium. Some abandoned their non-compliant […]

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Bag policy at Audi Field leaves some DC United fans waiting in line

WASHINGTON — Many fans attending the D.C. United game on Saturday spent some time in a long line waiting for lockers in which to store their bags. Many fans were upset or caught by surprise over the bag policy at Audi Field that went into effect in March 2018. Many fans stand in line for […]

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Washington Capitals re-sign forward Tom Wilson

WASHINGTON — Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson is staying in D.C. The team tweeted that Wilson has been re-signed to a six-year contract with an average annual value of $5.17 million. NEWS | Capitals re-sign forward Tom Wilson to a six-year contract worth an average annual value of $5.17 millionhttps://t.co/8DVbI8QV1i — Washington Capitals (@Capitals) July […]

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Photos: Nats’ Doolittle encourages kids to read at DC Public Library event

WASHINGTON — More than a hundred parents and kids crowded into a room Saturday at the Cleveland Park Library to watch an all-star pitcher close out a book. For years, the Nationals have partnered up with the DC Public Library for the annual Summer Reading Challenge. And this year, pitcher Sean Doolittle showed up to […]

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DC United, supporters’ groups come together ahead of 2nd game at Audi Field

WASHINGTON — In the run-up to opening day at their new stadium, D.C. United’s energetic fan base has been experiencing anything but unity. But the team has announced that a compromise is in the works that would see all of its three supporters’ groups represented equally. In a news release put out on Friday, D.C. […]

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Sporting his highest ranking ever, Tiafoe enjoying summer in Washington

WASHINGTON — Frances Tiafoe’s still getting used to this. The Washington Kastles have employed plenty of star power over the years. But Venus Williams isn’t here yet. The Bryan Brothers won’t arrive for another night. On Wednesday, the marquee spot belonged to Tiafoe, the anchor name in the pre-match introductions, the hometown favorite and, really […]

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D.C. United’s business chief exits for post with Sacramento Kings

Tom Hunt, the former president of business operations for D.C. United, will join the Sacramento Kings as the executive vice president of business operations. Hunt’s executive role with the Sacramento Kings is a newly created position, but he previously worked with the team from 2005 to 2011 as senior vice president of corporate partnerships. After […]

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Nationals’ Bryce Harper hints at potential long future in DC

WASHINGTON — The All-Star game on Tuesday brought with it more than a fun distraction, it also offered a glimpse into the potential future of a Nationals superstar. Nats’ right fielder Bryce Harper said at a press conference via NBC Washington that he hopes that he will be sticking around D.C. for the foreseeable future, […]

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AL bests NL in MLB All-Star Game 8-6

WASHINGTON (AP) — A record 10 home runs. A slew of strikeouts. The all-or-nothing All-Star Game mirrored what baseball has become. Astros teammates Alex Bregman and George Springer homered on consecutive pitches to begin the 10th inning, and the American League beat the National League 8-6 Tuesday night for its sixth straight win. Mike Trout, […]

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Small Ball: Altuve, Betts bring compact pop to All-Star Game

WASHINGTON (AP) — In decades past they would have been given nicknames like “Pee Wee” and coached to shorten their swings, keep the ball close to the ground, find holes and use their speed to leg out base hits. Now, “small ball” has a new meaning. This homer-happy era of baseball is proving that big […]

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PHOTOS: 2018 Home Run Derby

WASHINGTON — Before Tuesday’s All-Star Game, baseball’s big hitters stepped up to the plate for the Home Run Derby on Monday night. See the players, including the Washington Nationals’ Bryce Harper, battle it out at Nats Park. Washington Nationals Bryce Harper (34) waves to fans during the MLB Home Run Derby, at Nationals Park, Monday, […]

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Sideline reporter hit by falling railing at new DC stadium

WASHINGTON (AP) — The inaugural match at D.C. United’s new stadium was marred by a falling railing that hit a reporter shortly before the broadcast was to begin. News outlets report the railing struck the team’s director of communications and sideline reporter, Lindsay Simpson, at Audi Field on Saturday night. The team confirmed she was […]

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Thousands gather for All-Star FanFest

WASHINGTON — Thousands of baseball fans, wearing hats and shirts representing teams from all over, filed through the Washington Convention Center for Major League Baseball’s All-Star FanFest. Fans were able to snag autographs and buy memorabilia, jerseys and hats. There were also forums and talks with both baseball and softball greats. The excitement was mostly centered […]

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Fans protest outside DC United’s first game at Audi Field

WASHINGTON — The mood among new and longtime fans outside Audi Field, D.C. United’s new stadium, ranged from relaxed anticipation to passionate protest on Saturday. While some fans milled about sipping beer, eating pizza and hot dogs and lining up to taste fare from a row of food trucks, there was a protest brewing. Chris Pavalakos […]

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My Take: D.C. United finally has a place to call home

D.C. United finally has a place to call home but it’s not for everyone. Like WTOP on Facebook and follow @WTOP on Twitter to engage in conversation about this article and others. © 2018 WTOP. All Rights Reserved. This website is not intended for users located within the European Economic Area.

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Watch out for All-Star ticket scams, DC police chief warns

WASHINGTON — D.C. police are asking fans to keep a lookout for ticketing scams as the week of events around the All-Star Game begins. The events around the All-Star Game are expected to generate a $70 million boost to the city’s economy, according to D.C. leaders. And D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham said fans need […]

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