District of DeBonis: Sports


Posted at 06:08 PM ET, 03/13/2014

Adrian Fenty’s name is being erased from D.C. athletic fields

The city is removing logos bearing the ex-mayor’s name from three city fields.

By Mike DeBonis  |  06:08 PM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Parks, Politics, Sports

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 11/04/2013

With name vote on tap, Redskins urge fans to contact D.C. Council members

The D.C. Council is likely to vote Tuesday to call on the team to change its name.

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:05 PM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sports

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 10/31/2013

Redskins name-change resolution will get D.C. Council vote Tuesday

The latest version of the legislation is longer but less strident than the original.

By Mike DeBonis  |  12:21 PM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sports

Posted at 09:57 AM ET, 10/08/2013

Change is gonna come

The campaign against the Washington Redskins' long controversial name and identity came to Georgetown Monday.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:57 AM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Sports

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 09/05/2013

Could the Olympics be worth it for the city?

Former city planner says Olympics "are a great motivator to mobilize people regionally around a vision for future growth"

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:26 AM ET, 09/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Business, DeMorning Links, Sports

Posted at 06:20 PM ET, 08/28/2013

Who is DC 2024?

Details on which regional interests are thus far backing the Olympics effort remain sketchy.

By Mike DeBonis  |  06:20 PM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics, Sports

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 08/28/2013

Olympic dreaming

Big dreams come at a big cost, though: A projected price tag of $4 to $6 billion, to start.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:42 AM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Sports

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 08/08/2013

A soccer-stadium scrap

After property questions emerge, city leaders threaten to use eminent domain to take stadium properties.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:17 AM ET, 08/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Business, DeMorning Links, Politics, Sports

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 08/05/2013

A stadium deal's past and future

The tentative D.C. United deal has an interesting past and implications for the future of the city and team.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:16 AM ET, 08/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Business, DeMorning Links, Development, Politics, Sports

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 07/29/2013

Can soccer save Buzzard Point?

The hope is that an investment around a new pro soccer stadium will finally turn Buzzard Point around.

By Mike DeBonis  |  11:19 AM ET, 07/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Development, Politics, Sports

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 07/26/2013

Vamos United stadium

Nothing could have been more encouraging to the stadium deal's architects than seeing Barry chanting "Vamos United."

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:05 AM ET, 07/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Politics, Sports

Posted at 07:34 PM ET, 07/25/2013

Read the D.C. United stadium deal

Behold the 17-page document putting the city and the team on a path toward building a 20,000-seat soccer stadium.

By Mike DeBonis  |  07:34 PM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics, Sports

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 07/25/2013

D.C. United stadium: The political pitfalls

The soccer stadium deal is predicated on land swaps, tax abatements and other legal maneuverings that will require council approval.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:01 AM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics, Sports

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 07/25/2013

D.C. United stadium deal approaches reality

The terms are simple, but the execution is going to be supremely complicated and full of political pitfalls.

By Mike DeBonis  |  08:02 AM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Politics, Sports

Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 07/16/2013

When will D.C. be an All-Star town?

Nationals Park is expected to play host to professional sports' premier all-star experience.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:55 AM ET, 07/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Sports

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 06/28/2013

Fewer sports opportunities for DCPS girls

The National Women's Law Center has filed a Title IX complaint against the D.C. Public Schools after finding stark disparities in athletic opportunities for boys and girls.

By Mike DeBonis  |  08:01 AM ET, 06/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Education, Sports

Posted at 09:22 AM ET, 06/24/2013

No mercy for Nats scalpers

An out-of-towner describes the consequences for those who engage in the "unspeakable crime" of reselling their Nationals tickets on Half Street SE.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:22 AM ET, 06/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Public Safety, Sports

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 04/10/2013

The perks of being a council member

D.C. Council member Vincent Orange summoned Washington Nationals phenom Bryce Harper and manager Davey Johnson to the John A. Wilson Building to receive a ceremonial resolution Tuesday.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:12 AM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Politics, Sports

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 04/01/2013

Jack Evans is pleased by Bryce Harper's slugging prowess

Moments after Bryce Harper's mammoth fourth-inning right-field blast, MASN's cameras alighted on D.C. Council member Jack Evans.

By Mike DeBonis  |  04:17 PM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics, Sports

Posted at 09:36 AM ET, 04/01/2013

There's always this year

The Nationals start a new bid for a world championship today, "carrying expectations not only of winning Washington's first World Series since 1924, but of launching baseball's next dynasty."

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:36 AM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Sports

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 02/08/2013

Vincent Gray backs off Redskins name-change comments

The mayor explained his original remarks were meant to acknowledge that the likely site of a new Redskins stadium is federal property.

By Mike DeBonis  |  11:03 AM ET, 02/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics, Sports

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 01/10/2013

Seattle flag flies over the Wilson Building

"D.C. is good on its word," Mayor Vincent Gray tweeted to his Seattle counterpart.

By Mike DeBonis  |  02:10 PM ET, 01/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics, Sports

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 01/09/2013

Redskins name change should be discussed, Vincent Gray says

Vincent Gray said hard discussions about the team's offensive name would have to accompany any stadium talks.

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:13 PM ET, 01/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics, Race, Sports

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 01/08/2013

On RGIII decision, Marion Barry has Mike Shanahan's back

Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan can rest assured knowing that one prominent fan thinks he has done no wrong.

By Mike DeBonis  |  03:01 PM ET, 01/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics, Sports

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 12/31/2012

Hail

Hail to Alfred Morris. Hail to RG3. Hail to DeAngelo Hall. Hail to Mike Shanahan. And hail to Marion Barry.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:55 AM ET, 12/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Sports

Posted at 08:26 PM ET, 12/06/2012

Jack Evans wants to swap the FBI for the Redskins

A relocation idea is one the D.C. Council member has floated for years.

By Mike DeBonis  |  08:26 PM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics, Sports

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 11/30/2012

For D.C., a real high school football championship

Turkey Bowl-winning Dunbar takes on Friendship Collegiate Public Charter School in the first-ever D.C. state football championship.

By Mike DeBonis  |  02:22 PM ET, 11/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sports

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 10/24/2012

The St. Louis flag flies over the Wilson Building

After it is taken down this evening, it will be sent back to St. Louis Mayor Francis G. Slay.

By Mike DeBonis  |  02:05 PM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics, Sports

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 10/18/2012

Money for nothing

Are the Nationals soaking their fans with the lack of a full NLCS ticket refund?

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:39 AM ET, 10/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Sports

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 10/15/2012

Vince Gray laments the Nats meltdown

The mayor, like the rest of the city, wonders if manager Davey Johnson might have managed his pitching staff more effectively.

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:21 PM ET, 10/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics, Sports

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 10/12/2012

On to Game 5

Thanks to Jayson Werth and some clutch pitching by fourth starter Ross Detwiler, the Nats live to fight another day.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:13 AM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Sports

Posted at 07:16 PM ET, 10/10/2012

D.C. United coach is the new face of budget autonomy

Head Coach Ben Olsen goes gagged for civil rights cause.

By Mike DeBonis  |  07:16 PM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Budget Autonomy, Politics, Sports

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 10/09/2012

Jack Evans will recess tax office hearing to attends Nats game

"It's the first playoff game in Washington since 1933!" the sports-loving D.C. Council member explained.

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:12 PM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. Council, Sports

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 10/09/2012

In D.C.’s baseball bet with St. Louis, flags are on the line

The mayors are putting their flagpoles where their mouths are.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:26 AM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sports

Posted at 08:42 AM ET, 10/08/2012

Red October

DeMorning Links: The Washington Nationals are now undefeated in postseason games played since 1933.

By Mike DeBonis  |  08:42 AM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Sports