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Posted at 07:17 PM ET, 05/30/2014

Clint Didier defends Redskins name

Former tight end and current candidate in GOP Congressional primary speaks out on behalf of the team name.

By Dan Steinberg  |  07:17 PM ET, 05/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:10 PM ET, 05/30/2014

Maryland baseball player sports stacked rally caps in comeback win

Terps score three runs in the ninth to stun Old Dominion.

By Scott Allen  |  07:10 PM ET, 05/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland

Posted at 06:31 PM ET, 05/30/2014

NFL official says Redskins ‘team name is not a slur’

NFL senior vice president Adolpho Birch says ‘team name is the team name, as it has been for 80-plus years.’

By Scott Allen  |  06:31 PM ET, 05/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins

Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 05/30/2014

Tanard Jackson on his ‘last chance’ with the Redskins

Redskins safety talks about getting one final shot to save his NFL career.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:52 PM ET, 05/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 05/30/2014

Adam LaRoche explains the inspiration for his beard while trying to find his way to Nationals Park

Nats first baseman got lost in D.C. and spent some of the extra time talking about what ails his team.

By Scott Allen  |  03:06 PM ET, 05/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 05/30/2014

Scott Van Pelt’s Thom Loverro impersonation

National ESPN Radio guy does local ESPN 980 guy, and it’s amazing.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:09 PM ET, 05/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 05/30/2014

Rush Limbaugh predicts a Redskins name change ‘sooner rather than later’

Radio host says ‘there is no permanent defeat, once [liberals] decide they want something. ‘

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:36 PM ET, 05/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 05/30/2014

Toys bind the last two Maryland baseball teams to make the NCAA tournament

Terps make postseason for first time since ‘Jackson’s Jokers’ in 1971.

By Scott Allen  |  11:58 AM ET, 05/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Terps

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 05/30/2014

Phish-inspired ‘Wil-son’ chants for Wilson Ramos catching on at Nats Park

‘Take on Me’ is gone from Nats Park, but ‘Wil-son’ might be replacing it.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:17 AM ET, 05/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nats

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 05/30/2014

Robert Griffin III helps Centreville student with a promposal that will make you smile

Griffin III is getting good at this promposal thing.

By Scott Allen  |  10:19 AM ET, 05/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 09:57 AM ET, 05/30/2014

Why Joe Beninati is now part of D.C. United broadcasts on Comcast SportsNet

Popular Caps broadcaster will host the pre- and post-game United programming this summer.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:57 AM ET, 05/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United

Posted at 09:18 AM ET, 05/30/2014

Harold Reynolds takes batting practice with Orioles in full uniform

MLB Network analyst is in Houston to broadcast the Civil Rights Game.

By Scott Allen  |  09:18 AM ET, 05/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Orioles

Posted at 06:40 PM ET, 05/29/2014

D.C. Council approves ceremonial resolution to honor Wizards

Wizards are “truly winners in every meaningful way.“

By Scott Allen  |  06:40 PM ET, 05/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wizards

Posted at 04:58 PM ET, 05/29/2014

Harry Reid’s office says #RedskinsPride ‘made our day’

The Redskins asked their fans to bombard Harry Reid’s office with defenses of the team name, but Reid’s office says the opposite happened.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:58 PM ET, 05/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 05/29/2014

Redskins ask fans to tweet their #RedskinsPride to Sen. Reid. What could go wrong?

The tweets to the Senate majority leader regarding the team’s name came fast and furious.

By Scott Allen and Dan Steinberg  |  03:31 PM ET, 05/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins

Posted at 03:12 PM ET, 05/29/2014

Former Redskins lineman Mark Schlereth: ‘It is time to change the name’

Yet another former Redskins star comes out against the team’s name.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:12 PM ET, 05/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 05/29/2014

Ryan Zimmerman takes batting practice against old friend Livan Hernandez

Zimmerman looked good in first full BP since going on the DL.

By Scott Allen  |  12:33 PM ET, 05/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nationals

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 05/29/2014

Brian MacLellan suggested Ted Leonsis make changes to his blog

Caps’ new general manager had some blogging advice for the team’s owner.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:06 PM ET, 05/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 05/29/2014

Redskins’ Kai Forbath uses GoPro camera to train

Camera provides holder’s-eye view of kicks.

By Scott Allen  |  11:01 AM ET, 05/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 05/29/2014

Old Bay cheese curls and Old Bay popcorn?

Herr’s is now making two new Old Bay-flavored treats.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:44 AM ET, 05/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 05/29/2014

Sadly, Bryce Harper music download card does not feature music made by Bryce Harper

But it does include a link to Harper’s game-changing playlist.

By Scott Allen  |  09:59 AM ET, 05/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nationals

Posted at 08:52 PM ET, 05/28/2014

Jayson Werth’s ‘Spring Break 2013′ t-shirt wins batting practice

Jayson Werth’s batting practice get-up is cooler than yours.

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:52 PM ET, 05/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 05/28/2014

Barry Trotz asked a Caps fan in the airport about his new team

People say Barry Trotz is a good listener. One Caps fan found that out in person.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:29 PM ET, 05/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:13 PM ET, 05/28/2014

Capitals Coach Barry Trotz talks Home Depot, balance and accountability

Trotz says passionate fan base will be a big part of team’s success.

By Scott Allen  |  03:13 PM ET, 05/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Capitals

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 05/28/2014

Take the D.C. sports spelling bee quiz

Are you the type of fan who knows Zimmerman from Zimmermann?

By Scott Allen  |  01:26 PM ET, 05/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 05/28/2014

American tennis star Sloane Stephens joins the Washington Kastles

Stephens, ranked No. 19 in the world, will play at the Smith Center on July 22 with the three-time defending champion.

By Kelyn Soong  |  12:24 PM ET, 05/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 05/28/2014

What is John Wall Fried Rice?

Thai Chili inside Verizon Center has a special off-menu item paying tribute to the Wizards star.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:03 PM ET, 05/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 05/28/2014

Adam Oates says he should have moved quicker to change the Caps culture

Caps former coach says he should have made changes faster.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:00 AM ET, 05/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 05/28/2014

#AskMatt campaign produces excellent questions for Nationals Manager Matt Williams

From mosquito bites to Godzilla, fan questions for Nationals Manager Matt Williams run the gamut.

By Scott Allen  |  10:05 AM ET, 05/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nationals

Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 05/28/2014

Why Joe Beninati has had Barry Trotz’s fireplace tools for 20 years

Two decades ago, the Caps new head coach rented out his house to the Caps television play-by-play man.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:55 AM ET, 05/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 05/27/2014

Randy Wittman ‘deserves’ more time, according to Ted Leonsis

Wizards owner tells NBC Washington that players respected and played hard for Randy Wittman.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:37 PM ET, 05/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 05/27/2014

Is Wizards’ Martell Webster working part time at an ice cream shop?

Wizards swingman finds the perfect summer job in Clarendon.

By Scott Allen  |  04:10 PM ET, 05/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wizards

Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 05/27/2014

Jerry Jones and Bruce Allen are the NFL’s only President/GMs

Only two men in the NFL have the title of President and General Manager. Yeah, about that.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:03 PM ET, 05/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 05/27/2014

Brian MacLellan opened his interview with the Caps by telling Ted Leonsis how to do his job better

A brave move helped land MacLellan the job.

By Scott Allen  |  02:47 PM ET, 05/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Capitals

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 05/27/2014

Here’s the bill that will grant Andray Blatche Filipino citizenship

If you want to see what history looks like, click here.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:07 PM ET, 05/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 05/27/2014

Adam Oates still winning awards for his Caps coaching

For the fifth year in a row Northern Virginia Magazine users made a poor selection for best local pro coach.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:12 PM ET, 05/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 05/27/2014

Craig Laughlin says ‘sour grapes’ led to Shawn Simpson’s criticism of Caps GM

CSN analyst excited about the hiring of Brian MacLellan.

By Scott Allen  |  12:04 PM ET, 05/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Capitals

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 05/27/2014

Ryan Clark follows through on wearing Sean Taylor’s ’21′ in practice

True to his word, Redskins safety will be wearing the No. 21 during practice.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:37 AM ET, 05/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 05/27/2014

Redskins players tweet approval of Bruce Allen’s response to Sen. Harry Reid

Five of the team’s biggest stars register their approval of the team’s stance on its name.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:57 AM ET, 05/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins

Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 05/27/2014

Nationals’ latest loss is the pits for some fans

This is so gross.

By Scott Allen  |  09:56 AM ET, 05/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nationals

Posted at 09:10 AM ET, 05/27/2014

From Dr. Seuss to dancing, Redskins’ Pierre Garcon brings a lot to school visit

Wide receiver surprises Overlook Elementary students, who placed third in reading challenge.

By Scott Allen  |  09:10 AM ET, 05/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins

Posted at 07:56 AM ET, 05/27/2014

Mike Holmgren once told Redskins owner Daniel Snyder to ‘bring it’

Nearly 15 years ago, Daniel Snyder warned Mike Holmgren that what goes around comes around. Holmgren wasn’t scurred.

By Dan Steinberg  |  07:56 AM ET, 05/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:41 PM ET, 05/26/2014

Ex-Caps employee Shawn Simpson rips new GM Brian MacLellan

Former Capitals director of hockey operations Shawn Simpson calls new Capitals General Manager Brian MacLellan the ‘Laziest man in hockey.’

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:41 PM ET, 05/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Capitals, Caps

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 05/24/2014

Jose Canseco predicts Nationals’ Zach Walters will be the next MVP

Former slugger says reserve has more talent than Mike Trout.

By Scott Allen  |  03:34 PM ET, 05/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nationals

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 05/23/2014

After destroying Washington’s baseball team, Andrew McCutchen takes aim at Washington’s panda

Pirates MVP and long-time Nats-killer is now insulting our panda bears.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:39 PM ET, 05/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 05/23/2014

RGIII helps girl ask boy to prom

Redskins quarterback steps in to help one local girl craft the perfect promposal.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:06 PM ET, 05/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 05/23/2014

Wale says Sen. Harry Reid is using the Redskins ‘to make a bigger name for his self’

Rapper and friend of the Redskins Wale says Sen. Harry Reid is using the name issue ‘to make a bigger name for his self.’

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:16 AM ET, 05/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 05/23/2014

Mike Holmgren says Redskins ‘absolutely’ should change their name

Former Super Bowl winning coach says team name should change ‘Because of what it signifies and what it means to so many people.’

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:31 AM ET, 05/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 05/23/2014

Bryce Harper watches brother pitch at Potomac Nationals game

Bryce hadn’t seen Bryan pitch in person since college.

By Scott Allen  |  10:20 AM ET, 05/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nationals

Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 05/23/2014

Redskins’ Ryan Clark predicts Cowboys will be mediocre again

Safety sees a fourth consecutive 8-8 season for Dallas.

By Scott Allen  |  08:57 AM ET, 05/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 05/22/2014

Watch Ryan Zimmerman work on his conditioning in the outfield

Zimmerman could see some time in the outfield when he returns. Or not.

By Scott Allen  |  04:04 PM ET, 05/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nationals

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 05/22/2014

RGIII now has signature cleats for three holidays

Robert Griffin III now has signature cleats for Veteran’s Day, Mother’s Day and Memorial Day.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:42 PM ET, 05/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 05/22/2014

Maria Cantwell explains the Senate’s letter to the NFL about the Redskins

Senator from Washington state talks about the origins of her opposition to the Redskins name, and what happens next.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:13 PM ET, 05/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 05/22/2014

Redskins’ DeSean Jackson said RGIII offered to change his number to 3

Wide receiver says quarterback with very popular jersey offered to take the No. 3.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:02 PM ET, 05/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 05/22/2014

Bryce Harper threw a football around the Nationals Park outfield

Don’t worry, he only used one hand.

By Scott Allen  |  12:16 PM ET, 05/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, Nationals

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 05/22/2014

Why Virginia’s Tim Kaine and Mark Warner didn’t sign the Senate’s letter to the NFL about Redskins name

Senator Tim Kaine (D-Va.) declined to sign this week’s letter to the NFL about the Redskins, but he has previously supported a name change.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:55 AM ET, 05/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 05/22/2014

Alex Ovechkin and Bryce Harper nominated for Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards

Kids will decide if Ovechkin has the ‘sickest moves’ in sports.

By Scott Allen  |  10:36 AM ET, 05/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Bryce Harper, Capitals, Nationals

Posted at 08:40 AM ET, 05/22/2014

Redskins’ Pierre Garcon seems miffed by his NFL Network top 100 rating

Wide receiver was ranked the 80th-best player in the NFL. He didn’t seem thrilled.

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:40 AM ET, 05/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 05/21/2014

International whistling champion performs national anthem at Nats game

“I was feeling so good about it, and it was going so well. And the crowd just went berserk,” Chris Ullman said.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:34 PM ET, 05/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 05/21/2014

Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith predict the Redskins will win the NFC East

Bayless believes RGIII will “bounce completely back.“

By Scott Allen  |  04:25 PM ET, 05/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 05/21/2014

Alright, alright, alright: Matthew McConaughey will watch a movie with RGIII and the Redskins

The Redskins’ movie night in early June just got a bit more star power.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:18 PM ET, 05/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:23 PM ET, 05/21/2014

There’s an RGIII action figure in the White House Briefing Room

The Seahawks arrival in D.C. led one reporter to notice that RGIII is already in the Briefing Room.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:23 PM ET, 05/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 05/21/2014

Don’t blame Giants fan Hugh Jackman for destruction of RFK Stadium in new X-Men movie

It wasn’t his idea for Magneto to levitate the Redskins’ former home.

By Scott Allen  |  02:11 PM ET, 05/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 05/21/2014

Redskins’ DeSean Jackson says Eagles teammates ‘loved me’

New wide receiver talks Eagles, Michael Vick, Dan Snyder and headlights.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:48 PM ET, 05/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 05/21/2014

What the Smith Center will look like for Kastles team tennis matches

Fans who pony up will be able to sit right on the court.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:41 PM ET, 05/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 05/21/2014

You couldn’t have named the Nationals with five hits in a game before last night

Denard Span joined an incredible list.

By Scott Allen  |  11:32 AM ET, 05/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nationals

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 05/21/2014

Chris ‘Mad Dog’ Russo tells Charlie Slowes to ‘pipe down’

Sports-media feuds will get us through this slow time on the D.C. sports calendar. Trust me.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:45 AM ET, 05/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:41 AM ET, 05/21/2014

Nats’ Denard Span mocks Ian Desmond after failed attempt at Gatorade shower

Span may come to regret that decision.

By Scott Allen  |  09:41 AM ET, 05/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nationals

Posted at 05:05 PM ET, 05/20/2014

Baylor coach Art Briles says Redskins’ Lache Seastrunk is a ‘feast or famine guy’

Briles also provides reason to be optimistic about Robert Griffin III.

By Scott Allen  |  05:05 PM ET, 05/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 05/20/2014

Celebrate Jayson Werth’s birthday with a 35-beard GIF

Nationals’ hirsute outfielder is 35 today.

By Scott Allen  |  03:59 PM ET, 05/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nationals

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 05/20/2014

Nats announcer Charlie Slowes says SiriusXM host Chris ‘Mad Dog’ Russo is ‘unlistenable’

Play-by-play man has a response to criticism from Russo.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:58 PM ET, 05/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 05/20/2014

How two Nats fans in Lucha Libre masks combined for one terrible chest bump

One costumed Nats fan explains how he came to be chest-bumped into oblivion.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:55 PM ET, 05/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 05/20/2014

Man wears Red Sox hat and Cowboys jacket to Nats game

Don’t wear this to Nats game, kids. Or adults, really, either.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:42 PM ET, 05/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 05/20/2014

Wizards fans don’t have a reason to watch NBA draft lottery for a change

Washington’s lack of Ping Pong balls is a good thing.

By Scott Allen  |  12:08 PM ET, 05/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bullets, Wizards

Posted at 10:09 AM ET, 05/20/2014

Brandon Phillips, Billy Hamilton and the Reds robbed the Nationals

Cincinnati flashed some serious leather on Monday night.

By Scott Allen  |  10:09 AM ET, 05/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nationals

Posted at 09:57 AM ET, 05/20/2014

RGIII tells fans their faith is not misplaced with Facebook video

Redskins quarterback made a motivational video for the team’s supporters

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:57 AM ET, 05/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 05/20/2014

Adam LaRoche makes guest appearance in MASN broadcast booth

Nationals first baseman may have a future in TV.

By Scott Allen  |  08:02 AM ET, 05/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nationals

Posted at 10:57 PM ET, 05/19/2014

Human head pops out of Abe’s chest during Nationals’ Presidents Race

Things got weird at Nationals Park on Monday night.

By Scott Allen  |  10:57 PM ET, 05/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nationals

Posted at 03:43 PM ET, 05/19/2014

Alfred Morris drove his 1991 Mazda back and forth to Boca

Redskins running back continues to stick by his 23-year old car, even for 17-hour drives.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:43 PM ET, 05/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 05/19/2014

Nats’ Stephen Strasburg could be extra motivated to face Reds’ Mike Leake

Strasburg was steamed about comments his former youth-league teammate made in 2010.

By Scott Allen  |  02:40 PM ET, 05/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nationals, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 05/19/2014

Nats bench ‘Take On Me’ during seventh-inning stretch

During three weekend games against the Mets, the Nats did not play the A-ha classic. It’s a changing of the tunes.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:27 PM ET, 05/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 05/19/2014

Morgan Moses graduates from U-Va. with Redskins logo on cap

Washington’s third-round pick gets his degree in anthropology.

By Scott Allen  |  12:43 PM ET, 05/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 05/19/2014

Nationals teach ballpark etiquette with Rickrolling video

Shortly before home games, Nats fans learn about proper ballpark etiquette, with the help of Rick Astley and Screech.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:58 AM ET, 05/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 05/19/2014

‘Days of Future Past’ X-Men movie shows RFK Stadium getting destroyed

Groundskeeper witnesses Magneto wreak havoc in D.C.

By Scott Allen  |  11:46 AM ET, 05/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nationals

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 05/19/2014

Gheorghe Muresan thinks Nats broadcasters need to mention the score more

Former Bullets broadcaster runs into former Bullets center. They talked Nats.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:06 AM ET, 05/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 05/19/2014

Jungle Bird freed after Nationals Park protest, night in jail

‘You have to do what you have to do,’ environmental activist Andrew Dudley says.

By Scott Allen  |  10:51 AM ET, 05/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nationals

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 05/19/2014

ESPN’s Lindsay Czarniak on birth of first child and returning to Indianapolis 500

Former WRC sports anchor is returning to work after finishing maternity leave.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:45 AM ET, 05/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:08 PM ET, 05/18/2014

Stephen Strasburg and Bram Weinstein’s ‘This is SportsCenter’ ad

Nats starter and D.C. native collaborate on an ESPN ad about a missing glazed turkey tenderloin meal.

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:08 PM ET, 05/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:57 PM ET, 05/16/2014

Jayson Werth drops ‘Mean Girls’ reference on Dan Kolko

Nats outfielder makes a cult movie reference during a postgame interview, then drops the mic.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:57 PM ET, 05/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 05/16/2014

Does non-sellout for Wizards’ Game 6 make Washington a bad sports town?

There were a lot of empty seats at Verizon Center on Thursday.

By Scott Allen  |  04:35 PM ET, 05/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wizards

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 05/16/2014

Wizards hug out their feelings after loss to Pacers

So many Wizards got in so many great hugs after their magical postseason ride finally ended.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:21 PM ET, 05/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 05/16/2014

Alex Ovechkin rides a tank and fires a machine gun at hockey world championships

Team Russia visited an open-air World War II museum on Thursday.

By Scott Allen  |  11:28 AM ET, 05/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Capitals

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 05/16/2014

‘Jeopardy’ host Alex Trebek thinks Redskins shouldn’t change name

Longtime Redskins fan wants the Redskins to remain the Redskins.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:46 AM ET, 05/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:52 AM ET, 05/16/2014

Wale interviews RGIII after Wizards game

Redskins quarterback talks to Wale about the city coming together behind the Wizards.

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:52 AM ET, 05/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 05/16/2014

Redskins once drafted a punter who dodged bullets as a repo man

Zach Hocker is first place kicker drafted by Washington since 1999.

By Scott Allen  |  08:02 AM ET, 05/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins

Posted at 11:04 PM ET, 05/15/2014

Wizards-Pacers best and worst, Game 6

Best and worst moments from Washington’s season-ending loss to Indiana at Verizon Center.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:04 PM ET, 05/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:43 PM ET, 05/15/2014

RGIII and Wale at the Wizards-Pacers game together

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:43 PM ET, 05/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 05/15/2014

John Thompson III won’t be at Wizards-Pacers game 6, brother says

Hibbert whisperer JIII will be staying home from Verizon Center, according to Ron.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:35 PM ET, 05/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 05/15/2014

Jon Gruden says Redskins’ Jay is the better coach

Super Bowl winner says his brother is the better coach. That’d be good.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:08 PM ET, 05/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 05/15/2014

Montgomery County fans like the Wizards more than most

New York Times map based on Facebook data reveals an apparent lack of fans in the area.

By Scott Allen  |  01:45 PM ET, 05/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wizards

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 05/15/2014

Joe Gibbs, in chocolate form

Joe Gibbs was honored at a dinner this week, and there were Joe Gibbs chocolates.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:53 PM ET, 05/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 05/15/2014

Bridging the gap between the ’79 Bullets and this year’s Wizards

John Wall & Co. can end a couple of home playoff droughts tonight.

By Scott Allen  |  11:40 AM ET, 05/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wizards

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 05/15/2014

Embassy of Poland sends pierogies to Shaq, has Wizards fever

TNT’s NBA studio crew devoured some delicious food last night.

By Scott Allen  |  10:14 AM ET, 05/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wizards

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 05/15/2014

Redskins’ Lache Seastrunk says he has ‘real soft hands, like a baby’

Rookie running back says there should be no concerns about his receiving abilities.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:02 AM ET, 05/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:16 AM ET, 05/15/2014

Bryce Harper’s T-Mobile commercial is strange

Nats outfielder appears to grow a beard en route to first base.

By Scott Allen  |  09:16 AM ET, 05/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, Nationals

Posted at 08:24 AM ET, 05/15/2014

Washington hasn’t fared well in home elimination games

It’s been a bad few years when the D.C. home team is playing for its season.

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:24 AM ET, 05/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 05/14/2014

RGIII: Redskins are ‘trying to go get that fourth Super Bowl’

Robert Griffin III tells fans that the Redskins will deliver greatness to their fans.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:58 PM ET, 05/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 05/14/2014

Marcin Gortat hasn’t always been ‘The Polish Hammer’

A look at the Wizards center’s failed nicknames.

By Scott Allen  |  02:20 PM ET, 05/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 05/14/2014

Meet the screaming, Morgan Moses-loving, draft day-famous Redskins fan

Jesse Edwards really, really was happy when the Redskins took the University of Virginia product.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:27 PM ET, 05/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 05/14/2014

Alfred Morris’ Madden cover vote campaign video is pretty great

The Redskins running back shows his comedic side.

By Scott Allen  |  11:59 AM ET, 05/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 05/14/2014

The Wizards are giving out T-shirts for Game 6

The Wizards are giving out red-white-and-blue t-shirts again, but this time in vertical stripes instead of horizontal.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:09 AM ET, 05/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 05/14/2014

Imitation Racing Presidents make appearance during Diamondbacks’ Legends Race

Mascot Matt Williams kicked “Teddy” while he was down.

By Scott Allen  |  10:39 AM ET, 05/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nationals

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 05/14/2014

Marcin Gortat says it’s unfortunate Game 6 is in Washington

With the Wizards dominant on the road and below .500 at home, one player is now wishing for an away game.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:28 AM ET, 05/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 05/14/2014

Kirk Gibson races Matt Williams to the dugout after lineup card exchange

Diamondbacks manager pulls a fast one on his old friend.

By Scott Allen  |  09:47 AM ET, 05/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nationals

Posted at 09:37 AM ET, 05/14/2014

ESPN ads will feature Strasburg, Harper, and….Teddy?

Stephen Strasburg isn’t the only National with an upcoming SportsCenter ad.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:37 AM ET, 05/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/14/2014

Wizards-Pacers best and worst, Game 5

Best and worst moments from Washington’s 102-79 blowout win over Indiana to force a Game 6.

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:00 AM ET, 05/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:17 PM ET, 05/13/2014

Wizards’ Marcin Gortat talks pierogis and beards with Shaq and Barkley

Marcin Gortat had a nice interview that involved Abe Lincoln and barbecued pierogis.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:17 PM ET, 05/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 05/13/2014

Wizards mascot and fake Pacers mascot hold fake wrestling bout during basketball blowout

Wizards mascot escaped from danger and hit a fake Pacers mascot with a balloon chair and then jumped on him with a trampoline.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:14 PM ET, 05/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 05/13/2014

The top 10 moments of the Bullets’ ‘You the Man’ video

Looking back at a classic in advance of the Wizards’ must-win Game 5.

By Scott Allen  |  01:48 PM ET, 05/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bullets, Wizards

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 05/13/2014

There are two versions of the Redskins’ Kirk Cousins trade market story

There are at least two versions of the Kirk Cousins trade story. They aren’t the same.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:49 PM ET, 05/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 05/13/2014

Charles Barkley jumped off the Wizards’ bandwagon pretty quickly

Sir Charles is already looking ahead to a Heat-Pacers Eastern Conference finals.

By Scott Allen  |  12:08 PM ET, 05/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wizards

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 05/13/2014

Gilbert Arenas forgives Clippers owner Donald Sterling

Former Wizards star writes of the Clippers owner that ‘forgiveness will destroy racism.’

By Scott Allen  |  10:55 AM ET, 05/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gilbert Arenas, Wizards

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 05/13/2014

Yes, Marcin Gortat sometimes shaves his armpits

The Wizards big man explains why he doesn’t seem to have much armpit hair.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:39 AM ET, 05/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:09 AM ET, 05/13/2014

Teddy Roosevelt gets down to Miley Cyrus at D.C. wedding reception

People went crazy for racing president at the Mervosh-Dykgraaf party.

By Scott Allen  |  10:09 AM ET, 05/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nationals

Posted at 08:11 AM ET, 05/13/2014

Wizards watch party attracts fans, panda

The Wizards showed game 4 on the large screens outside Verizon Center. That attracted a crowd, and a panda.

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:11 AM ET, 05/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/13/2014

Mascot Matt Williams loses Diamondbacks Legends Race after stopping to gawk at Manager Matt Williams

Matt Williams met Matt Williams. It was weird.

By Scott Allen  |  08:00 AM ET, 05/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 05/12/2014

Chris Webber tells Robert Griffin III world’s funniest joke

Chris Webber talked of his love of Washington, posed with Gheorghe Muresan, and made Robert Griffin III laugh. A lot.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:55 PM ET, 05/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 05/12/2014

Gio Gonzalez and RGIII break out pink cleats for Mother’s Day

Special edition kicks were the only good thing about Gonzalez’s return to Oakland.

By Scott Allen  |  01:33 PM ET, 05/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nationals, Redskins

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 05/12/2014

Trent Murphy’s dad heckled him for only working out two hours on draft day

Trent Murphy’s dad is committed to weightlifting, and also having his children lift weights.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:17 PM ET, 05/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 05/12/2014

Why do Maryland baseball players pose with a toy bow after wins?

The red-hot Terps are ‘Crumb Hungry.’

By Scott Allen  |  12:02 PM ET, 05/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 05/12/2014

Wizards fans sing Hail to the Redskins to Paul George fan DeSean Jackson

It was an interesting night at Verizon Center for the newest Redskins receiving threat.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:58 AM ET, 05/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 05/12/2014

The two most painful Wizards fourth-quarter misses

In a game filled with missed opportunities, these might have been the biggest.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:56 AM ET, 05/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 05/12/2014

Robin Ficker heckles Roy Hibbert into a big game against the Wizards

Legendary D.C. sports heckler returned to an NBA game after 16 years away. I’m not sure how well it went.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:29 AM ET, 05/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 05/12/2014

Can Wizards become ninth team to come back from 3-1 deficit?

Can Washington become team No. 9 to fight back from being down 3-1 in a seven game series?

By Scott Allen  |  10:21 AM ET, 05/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wizards

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 05/12/2014

Jay Gruden tried ignoring RGIII’s texts during the draft

Redskins quarterback sent Redskins coach texts about new Redskins running back.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:01 AM ET, 05/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:13 PM ET, 05/11/2014

Wizards-Pacers best and worst, Game 4

Best and worst moments from Indiana’s 95-92 win over the Wizards at Verizon Center.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:13 PM ET, 05/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:39 PM ET, 05/11/2014

Robert Griffin III at Wizards-Pacers Game 4

Robert Griffin III and Washington’s first family helped pump the crowd up at Verizon Center.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:39 PM ET, 05/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:10 PM ET, 05/09/2014

Wizards-Pacers best and worst, Game 3

There were a lot of worsts at the Verizon Center on Friday.

By Scott Allen  |  11:10 PM ET, 05/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wizards

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 05/09/2014

Redskins’ Alfred Morris in Madden NFL 15 cover vote

Vote for Alf, unless you believe in the Madden Curse.

By Scott Allen  |  03:10 PM ET, 05/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Redskins

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 05/09/2014

Nationals unbeaten on Wednesdays this year, at their best on Thursdays historically

You can’t spell Wednesday without a curly ‘W’ in 2014.

By Scott Allen  |  02:09 PM ET, 05/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nationals

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 05/09/2014

Wizards radio broadcast used Lady Gaga tunes for Game 2

No hard feelings, apparently.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:04 PM ET, 05/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 05/09/2014

D.C. running store changes name from ‘Pacers’ to ‘Wizards’

Owner Chris Farley is too big of a Wizards fans to let his store sell Pacers merchandise just now.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:55 AM ET, 05/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 05/09/2014

How Wizards’ Bradley Beal got his ‘Big Panda’ nickname

John Wall explains how Bradley Beal’s eating habits led to his nickname.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:05 AM ET, 05/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:59 AM ET, 05/09/2014

Redskins great LaVar Arrington can’t market himself as a Redskins great

Arrington will no longer be able to call himself a Redskins great on his camp fliers.

By Dan Steinberg  |  07:59 AM ET, 05/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:07 PM ET, 05/08/2014

The perfect NFL draft walk-up music for Redskins great Art Monk

It would make a good soundtrack for Monk’s career, too.

By Scott Allen  |  05:07 PM ET, 05/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 05/08/2014

Here’s Leon Spinks punching Marcin Gortat’s dad

Janusz Gortat fought Spinks on the Olympics. Here’s photographic evidence.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:51 PM ET, 05/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marcin Gortat, Wizards

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 05/08/2014

Five reasons to be happy the Redskins don’t have a first-round NFL draft pick

Without a first-round pick, Skins can’t select a bust.

By Scott Allen  |  02:15 PM ET, 05/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 05/08/2014

What is a Wizards boom banner?

The Wizards’ giveaway item for Game 3 of the Pacers series is a noisemaker. This is what it sounds like.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:07 PM ET, 05/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 05/08/2014

What kind of beer does the ‘Big O and Dukes’ show taste like?

A local podcast -- and a local sports-radio host -- will be part of a Virginia craft beer collaboration.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:16 PM ET, 05/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 05/08/2014

Roy Hibbert whisperer John Thompson III is Wizards’ downfall in Game 2

Georgetown coach will be at Games 3 and 4, too.

By Scott Allen  |  11:42 AM ET, 05/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wizards

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 05/08/2014

Marcin Gortat hopes Wizards fans ‘destroy the arena’ in Game 3

Arrive early. Be loud. The Polish Hammer says the Wizards need you.

By Scott Allen  |  10:39 AM ET, 05/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wizards

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 05/08/2014

Redskins’ Niles Paul throws a Hail Mary to himself

Tight end re-creates the feat pulled off by a creative high school recruit.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:27 AM ET, 05/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:53 AM ET, 05/08/2014

John Wall tells Sports Illustrated Wizards could have easily won 55 games

Sports Illustrated published a long story about the Wizards, and there are many excellent quotes.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:53 AM ET, 05/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:24 AM ET, 05/08/2014

There’s a Kevin Durant MVP billboard in Prince George’s County

One of Kevin Durant’s sponsors put up a billboard paying tribute to his Seat Pleasant roots.

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:24 AM ET, 05/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:12 PM ET, 05/07/2014

Wizards-Pacers best and worst, Game 2

Roy Hibbert and the Pacers even the series in Game 2.

By Scott Allen  |  10:12 PM ET, 05/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wizards

Posted at 09:49 PM ET, 05/07/2014

Watch Marcin Gortat’s poster dunk on Pacers’ Ian Mahinmi

The Polish Hammer dropped Wednesday.

By Scott Allen  |  09:49 PM ET, 05/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wizards

Posted at 05:44 PM ET, 05/07/2014

Golf’s problem goes beyond Tiger Woods’ absence

PGA Tour has many accomplished players but lacks a star to reach casual fans.

By Barry Svrluga  |  05:44 PM ET, 05/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 05/07/2014

Wizards-Pacers NBA playoff tickets are cheaper than a sandwich in Indianapolis

Road trip to Bankers Life Fieldhouse?

By Scott Allen  |  04:34 PM ET, 05/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wizards

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 05/07/2014

Bill Polian says Browns should send first-round NFL draft pick to Redskins for Kirk Cousins

It would be the ideal solution to Cleveland’s QB woes, former NFL general manager says.

By Scott Allen  |  03:10 PM ET, 05/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 05/07/2014

Wizards’ Glen Rice Jr. might have the best hair in the NBA playoffs

I asked a few teammates what they think about Glen Rice Jr.’s massive mohawk.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:13 PM ET, 05/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 05/07/2014

Kevin Frandsen says Anthony Rendon, not Bryce Harper, is Nats’ best young player

Nationals utility player Kevin Frandsen marvels at Anthony Rendon’s quick hands.

By Scott Allen  |  12:56 PM ET, 05/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nationals

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 05/07/2014

Ryan Clark’s daughter designed his burgundy and gold suit

Outfit should be the envy of Washington fandom.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:38 PM ET, 05/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 05/07/2014

Nats watched Wizards NBA playoff game, played putt-putt during rain delay vs. Dodgers

Nats had plenty of time to work on their short game

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:33 AM ET, 05/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 05/07/2014

Nationals pitcher Blake Treinen honors late aunt with cross etching on pitcher’s mound

Treinen made his major league debut one day after his aunt’s death.

By Scott Allen  |  11:20 AM ET, 05/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nationals

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 05/07/2014

Mike Wise is wrong a lot

Here are many times Mike Wise was grievously incorrect in his predictions.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:05 AM ET, 05/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 05/07/2014

Big Ten tournament in Washington is worst decision ever, according to Big Ten fans

Some fans have yet to accept that the District is now part of Big Ten country.

By Scott Allen  |  09:42 AM ET, 05/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 05/07/2014

Matt Williams rear-ended in car accident during radio interview (updated)

Nats manager is hit by a car being chased during his weekly appearance on 106.7 The Fan.

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:45 AM ET, 05/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 05/07/2014

This is what it looks like to have Marcin Gortat fall on you

Wizards center took out a TNT cameraman Monday night.

By Scott Allen  |  08:02 AM ET, 05/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wizards

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 05/06/2014

Lady Gaga’s Verizon Center show rescheduled for May 12, eliminating Wizards conflict

Four days of angst have come to an end.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:33 PM ET, 05/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 05/06/2014

Former Redskins player Jason Taylor says Redskins name is offensive

‘I think at this point, they need to take a serious look’ at changing the name, Taylor says.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:50 PM ET, 05/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 05/06/2014

Cal Ripken was a rookie the last time Wizards won a second-round NBA playoff game

Bullets stunned Celtics with a late three-pointer.

By Scott Allen  |  02:01 PM ET, 05/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 05/06/2014

Comcast SportsNet’s J. Michael gets hit in the head with a basketball before Wizards game

Watch a reporter take a basketball off the noggin, if you’re into that sort of thing.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:42 PM ET, 05/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 05/06/2014

Vinny Cerrato says Redskins could’ve traded up for LeSean McCoy in 2009 NFL draft

Washington’s running backs coach vetoed the move, Cerrato said Tuesday.

By Scott Allen  |  01:05 PM ET, 05/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 05/06/2014

How the Wizards and Lady Gaga wound up with a conflict

A little background on why the Wizards and Lady Gaga are sharing a date and an arena.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:40 PM ET, 05/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 05/06/2014

Watch all six of Trevor Ariza’s three-pointers for Wizards against the Pacers

Wizards forward broke Kevin Grevey’s franchise playoff record for three-pointers made without a miss.

By Scott Allen  |  11:09 AM ET, 05/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wizards

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 05/06/2014

Chris Webber talked about Bullets fans during Wizards-Pacers game

Former Washington player paid brief homage to fans of his former team Monday night.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:45 AM ET, 05/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 05/06/2014

Bearded Dodgers fan at Nats Park looks like Brian Wilson, is best Dodgers fan

We should all be glad this guy waited out the rain delay.

By Scott Allen  |  10:34 AM ET, 05/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nationals

Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 05/06/2014

Gilbert Arenas kicks Pacers’ Roy Hibbert while he’s down

Former Wizards guard trolls Indiana center on Instagram.

By Scott Allen  |  09:42 AM ET, 05/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:07 AM ET, 05/06/2014

Charles Barkley’s Wizards guarantee

TNT analyst guarantees the Wizards will get by the Indiana Pacers and play in the Eastern Conference finals.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:07 AM ET, 05/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:28 PM ET, 05/05/2014

Nats Park featured the Wizards-Pacers game

With the Nats in a long rain delay, Nationals Park turned into a massive Wizards watch party.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:28 PM ET, 05/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:13 PM ET, 05/05/2014

Wizards-Pacers best and worst, Game 1

The best and worst from Washington’s 102-96 win.

By Scott Allen  |  10:13 PM ET, 05/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 05/05/2014

Ted Leonsis jokes that he’ll wear meat suit, doesn’t see potential Lady Gaga conflict as an issue

Ted Leonsis jokes that he’ll wear meat suit, doesn’t see potential Lady Gaga conflict as an issue

By Scott Allen  |  03:26 PM ET, 05/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 05/05/2014

Nats Players As Puppies is today’s best Internet meme

Bryce Harper and his teammates as you’ve probably never imagined them before.

By Scott Allen  |  02:01 PM ET, 05/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 05/05/2014

London Fletcher to RGIII: ‘Don’t take those big hits’

Former Redskins captain says the quarterback needs to be more like Russell Wilson in at least one regard.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:40 PM ET, 05/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 05/05/2014

Caps players wear Nats hats in Switzerland

Several of the hockey players show off their Natitude while touring in Zurich.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:31 PM ET, 05/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Nats

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 05/05/2014

ESPN experts again pick against the Wizards

Some pundits still aren’t buying the Wizards, even against a Pacers team that has struggled mightily.

By Scott Allen  |  12:17 PM ET, 05/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 05/05/2014

The six superheroes in Robert Griffin III’s locker

Each one of the quarterback’s action figures includes a motivational message.

By Scott Allen  |  12:01 PM ET, 05/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 05/05/2014

Bradley Beal’s appearance on ‘NBA Inside Stuff’ wasn’t as memorable as Chris Webber’s in 1996

C-Webb talked about Juwan Howard’s big ears, training his rottweilers in 1996.

By Scott Allen  |  10:48 AM ET, 05/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bullets, Wizards

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 05/05/2014

Why John Wall says ‘This is my city’

Wizards point guard keeps screaming out that this is his city. I asked why.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:47 AM ET, 05/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:12 AM ET, 05/05/2014

Lady Gaga’s Little Monsters freaking out over potential Wizards conflict

With a potential conflict looming late next week, some Little Monsters are getting worried.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:12 AM ET, 05/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 05/03/2014

John McCain would ‘probably’ change Redskins name

Arizona senator and former presidential candidate says Native American feelings ‘need to taken into consideration.’

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:44 PM ET, 05/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 05/02/2014

Matt Williams says he’ll do Babe Ruth impression if Nats win 10 straight

Manager provides some serious incentive to go on a roll.

By Scott Allen  |  01:32 PM ET, 05/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 05/02/2014

A guide to Austin Mahone and the Nationals’ postgame concert series

How many Mahomies will descend on Nationals Park this summer?

By Scott Allen  |  12:40 PM ET, 05/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 05/02/2014

Are Capitals interested in Wayne Gretzky or John Tortorella? Ted Leonsis won’t say

Owner will leave the speculating to the bloggers.

By Scott Allen  |  10:48 AM ET, 05/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Capitals, Ted Leonsis

Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 05/02/2014

Ted Leonsis admires the Wizards blogosphere

Wizards owner says his team has sold 2,000 new season tickets since the end of the season, and talks about bloggers.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:44 AM ET, 05/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 05/02/2014

Nats’ Denard Span completes tour of MLB ballparks

Outfielder is one of only three Nationals who have played in every current MLB ballpark.

By Scott Allen  |  09:33 AM ET, 05/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:52 AM ET, 05/02/2014

Drew Gooden’s Bethesda dining guide

It’s the rare NBA player who hangs out at Woodmont Grill, so I asked Drew Gooden for more of his favorite haunts.

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:52 AM ET, 05/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:12 AM ET, 05/02/2014

Antawn Jamison: Because of Wizards, they’re ‘having fun in D.C. again’

Leader of the last batch of playoff Wizards praises the current version

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:12 AM ET, 05/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:05 PM ET, 05/01/2014

Leonsis mum on status of Grunfeld and Wittman, says Caps needed fresh start

Owner is focused on Wizards’ second-round series.

By Scott Allen  |  05:05 PM ET, 05/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Capitals, Wizards

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 05/01/2014

Marcin Gortat screams quotes from ’300′ before games

Wizards big man screams lines from “Gladiator” and “300” at his teammates.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:42 PM ET, 05/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 05/01/2014

Donald Sterling’s lifetime ban puts Redskins name debate back in the spotlight

Will NBA’s decision be the impetus for NFL to make a change?

By Scott Allen  |  03:38 PM ET, 05/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 05/01/2014

John Wall drinks two McDonald’s hot chocolates (with extra sugar) every day

Game day or no game day, John Wall will be drinking McDonald’s hot chocolate.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:49 PM ET, 05/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 05/01/2014

George McPhee warned Ted Leonsis that Jaromir Jagr trade was a bad idea

Former Caps GM had ‘seen that movie before.’

By Scott Allen  |  01:24 PM ET, 05/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 05/01/2014

Brenda Frese proves that sometimes it’s about helping the pep band

Maryland women’s basketball coach becomes the pep band’s biggest booster.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:02 PM ET, 05/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 05/01/2014

Get excited for the NFL draft by reliving the Redskins’ Heath Shuler pick

The Tennessee QB was supposed to be Norv Turner’s Troy Aikman.

By Scott Allen  |  12:10 PM ET, 05/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 05/01/2014

London Fletcher started feeling ‘a little bit uneasy’ about Redskins name

Most respected Redskins leader says he brought his concerns to Bruce Allen in 2013.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:16 AM ET, 05/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 05/01/2014

‘D.C. Bullets’ lacrosse jerseys are beautiful

One local lacrosse club pays tribute to the Washington Bullets.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:21 AM ET, 05/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 05/01/2014

Anthony Rendon is more popular in Houston than the Astros

But what is his college nickname?

By Scott Allen  |  10:12 AM ET, 05/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nationals

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 05/01/2014

Michael Wilbon and Tony Kornheiser on Wizards’ chances of winning the East

PTI hosts talk about whether Washington is a threat to make the NBA Finals.

By Scott Allen  |  09:15 AM ET, 05/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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