Tag: Washington, DC Sports

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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Hogan’s play to keep Redskins surprises fellow officials

This content was republished with permission from WTOP’s news partners at Maryland Matters. Sign up for Maryland Matters’ free email subscription today. The Hogan administration negotiated a memorandum of understanding with a federal agency to gain control of a parcel of land near National Harbor, part of a strategy to keep the Washington Redskins from […]

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Daniel Snyder, District officials working with Congress on NFL stadium provision

Washington’s NFL team is working with local and federal lawmakers to place a provision in the upcoming congressional spending bill to establish a new stadium on the RFK Stadium campus in the District, according to The Washington Post. The measure would also open the 190-acre campus to commercial development by extending the District’s long-term lease […]

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PHOTOS: Nationals Winterfest returns to the ballpark this weekend

WASHINGTON — Whether it’s to challenge a Racing President or to take a few swings in the batting cages where the players warm up, Washington Nationals fans have a lot to do this weekend. Nationals Winterfest takes over Nationals Park for the first time since 2011. The event, which is a wintertime tradition in D.C., […]

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PHOTOS: Washington Capitals’ visit at DC school came with some surprises

WASHINGTON — A number of surprises marked the Washington Capitals’ visit to a Southeast D.C. elementary school Tuesday. At an assembly announcing gifts for Hendley Elementary School, students learned from Caps players Nicklas Backstrom and Braden Holtby that when they were in school, their favorite subject was math. The Caps’ Tom Wilson told the kids that […]

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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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