Tag: Washington, DC Sports

Nats ‘haven’t heard from Bryce Harper and Scott Boras in months’

WASHINGTON — Call me, maybe? Or not. Whatever. Washington Nationals owner Mark Lerner said Friday that the team has filled their 2019 roster and slugger Bryce Harper isn’t on it, adding that “We really haven’t heard from [Harper and his agent Scott Boras] in a couple months.” Ouch. In an exclusive interview with NBC Sports […]

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Capital One Arena getting Devils Backbone lounge, ‘gravity-defying SkyRing display’

 WASHINGTON — Monumental Sports & Entertainment, which completed a $40 million renovation of Capital One Arena last summer, is investing another $15 million to make the arena more of a digital experience, including the largest center-hung scoreboard in an indoor arena. Concessions will get another upgrade. Phase II renovations will start this summer and […]

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Fort Dupont Ice Arena’s future rests with DC Council, Mayor

WASHINGTON — D.C. has invested heavily in sports facilities in recent years, from the completion of Audi Field and the Entertainment & Sports Arena to the first stages of RFK’s redevelopment coming online this spring and discussions of a new NFL Stadium. But one project has stalled out — and its future depends on the outcome of […]

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Wizards’ John Wall has ruptured Achilles, will be out 12 months

WASHINGTON — Washington Wizards guard John Wall, who was already out for the rest of the season, will in fact be out of action for a full year after being diagnosed with a ruptured left Achilles tendon, the team announced Tuesday. Wall suffered the rupture when he slipped and fell at home while recuperating from […]

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Wizards use brain health technology to gauge injury, improve performance

WASHINGTON — The Washington Wizards will soon use neurotechnology to try to understand how fatigue associated with a long basketball season affects players’ brain performance and health. The team said Tuesday that it will become the third NBA club — joining the Atlanta Hawks and Golden State Warriors — to use the SyncThink platform, which […]

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Nationals Park rolls out new policy banning backpacks

WASHINGTON — If you’re planning on heading to a Nationals game this spring, beware: Nationals Park is banning backpacks. The change, which the team said was made to “enhance ballpark safety,” goes into effect starting with the Nationals’ exhibition game March 25. Smaller bags, such as briefcases, drawstring bags, diaper bags and soft-sided coolers are […]

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DC, Philly police ‘duel’ over Bryce Harper

WASHINGTON — We were supposed to get a long awaited answer to baseball’s monthslong question: Where will Bryce Harper play in 2019? All we got was a fake bidding war. Nice try, Philly🤣🤣🤣 Bryce Harper, we offer a multi-year deal worth $58,163 per year to start, with annual leave, paid holidays, saving plans, & other […]

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DC lottery contract might impact timeline for legal sports betting

WASHINGTON — How soon people can place legal sports bets in D.C. will depend on how city lawmakers decide to handle the March 2020 expiration of the D.C. Lottery contract. Legislation that would allow the city to bypass a competitive bidding process and renegotiate the current vendor’s contract would make sports gambling possible by early […]

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Capitals face off against former coach Barry Trotz, Islanders

This article was written by WTOP’s news partner, NBC Sports Washington. Sign up for NBC Sports Washington’s free email subscription today. The Washington Capitals are welcoming Barry Trotz and the Islanders to town for the first time since Trotz celebrated the Capitals’ first-ever Stanley Cup Championship with the team. Trotz’s return will be commemorated by a video tribute […]

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JD Gibbs, son of former Redskins coach, dies

WASHINGTON — J.D. Gibbs, the oldest son of former Washington Redskins coach Joe Gibbs, has died. He was 49 years old. Joe Gibbs Racing, a stock car racing team in North Carolina that J.D. and Joe co-founded, announced Saturday that J.D. died from complications following a long battle with a degenerative neurological disease. It is […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Loudoun United stadium won’t be ready for 1st home games

LEESBURG, Va. — The calendar and clock have conspired to prevent Loudoun United from playing a good portion of its inaugural season soccer matches in a new 5,000 seat stadium being built near Leesburg Airport, WTOP has learned. The new United Soccer League team — owned by Major League League’s D.C. United — had initially […]

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Rooney mixed sleeping pills and alcohol before arrest at Dulles: agent

LEESBURG, Va. — D.C. United soccer star Wayne Rooney mixed prescription sleeping tablets and alcohol before his arrest last month at Dulles International Airport, his agent says. According to an arrest warrant filed by a Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority police captain, Rooney was arrested Dec. 16 and charged with public intoxication. Sources told WTOP Rooney […]

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Photos: Nats’ Racing Presidents audition brings out fierce competition

WASHINGTON — There’s already chatter about who may run for U.S. president in 2020, but for fans of the Washington Nationals, a more important presidential contest broke out on Sunday afternoon. People auditioning to be the next Racing Presidents for the Nats ran and danced while balancing large, heavy costume heads on their shoulders Sunday at […]

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Caps’ Todd Reirden named among head coaches for NHL All-Star Game

WASHINGTON — Washington Capitals’ Head Coach Todd Reirden will coach the Metropolitan Divisions team for the NHL All-Star Game Jan. 26 in San Jose, California, the National Hockey League announced Saturday. Reirden, in his first season at the helm for the Capitals, will be joined by Tampa Bay’s Jon Cooper of the Atlantic Division, the […]

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Dave’s Take: Injuries took a toll on ‘Skins, but the problems are structural

WASHINGTON — A 24-0 loss at home to the Eagles was a harsh fade to black on a Redskins season that once had so much light. Is the team close to success, as head coach Jay Gruden believes, or is the team stuck in cul-de-sac of confusion? Once upon a time, and in a land — […]

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The Washington Redskins lose a heartbreaker in Nashville to Tennessee Titans 25-16.

WASHINGTON — Trailing 19-16 with less than two minutes to play, the Redskins advanced the ball into Titans territory just outside of kicker Dustin Hopkins’ field goal range. On 3rd and 3, quarterback Josh Johnson overthrew his intended WR Josh Doctson for an interception, the first turnover of the game for Washington. The Redskins got […]

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Caps take a break from the ice to bring smiles to sick children

WASHINGTON — At one table, Evgeny Kuznetsov and Braden Holtby are entertaining some children with games of Tick-Tack-Toe. At a another, Pheonix Copley and Jonas Siegenthaler are channeling their inner artist to help other kids build a gingerbread house. As they play and build, smiles abound. The children at Georgetown University Hospital are getting a […]

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WATCH: Caps take a break from ice to bring smiles to sick children

WASHINGTON — At one table, Evgeny Kuznetsov and Braden Holtby are entertaining some children with games of Tick-Tack-Toe. At a another, Pheonix Copley and Jonas Siegenthaler are channeling their inner artist to help other kids build a gingerbread house. As they play and build, smiles abound. The children at Georgetown University Hospital are getting a […]

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Food safety violations at Nats Park and FedEx Field, ESPN report says

WASHINGTON — An ESPN investigation of food-safety inspections at professional baseball, football, basketball and hockey venues determined Nationals Park and FedEx Field ranked among those with the highest violation rates in the country. ESPN’s Outside the Lines analysis looked at local food safety inspection reports, from 2016-2017. The sports network determined that at about 28 percent […]

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Canseco makes pitch for chief of staff job in tweet to Trump

NEW YORK (AP) — Jose Canseco (kan-SAY’-koh) is ready to take a swing at politics. The former major league slugger has made his pitch for a big job at the White House, tweeting Wednesday to President Donald Trump: “u need a bash brother for Chief if (sic) Staff.” Canseco told his “little buddy” he has […]

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Johnny Holliday giving up Nats TV gig

WASHINGTON — After 12 years with the Washington Nationals, sports broadcaster Johnny Holliday has decided to step away from his pre-game and post-game duties on MASN TV. Holliday, 81, tells WTOP he wants to spend more time with his family. He will continue to be the voice of the Maryland Terrapins, which he’s done since 1979. […]

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Opponents vow to fight possible new Redskins stadium in DC

WASHINGTON — Opponents of a new congressional effort that would pave the way for a new Redskins stadium in D.C. are ready to mount a defensive stand against putting the new facility at the site of RFK Stadium. “Helping a billionaire build a new NFL stadium, I just think is a bad idea,” said D.C. […]

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