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What’s new at Nationals Park for 2023

New food at Nationals Park this year, including Swizzler and Capo Deli, and the 2023 dates for the best giveaways including bobbleheads and more.

By Scott AllenMarch 24, 2023

Nats will induct Ted Lerner into their Ring of Honor, wear commemorative patch

Ted Lerner, the Nationals’ longtime owner, died at 97 last month.

By Scott AllenMarch 24, 2023

Capitals’ latest celebration of Alex Ovechkin was their most elaborate yet

Alex Ovechkin was greeted by fans when he arrived at Capital One Arena and showered with gifts during a pregame ceremony.

By Scott AllenMarch 22, 2023

He ran D.C. half marathon dressed as Sean Taylor — helmet, pads and all

Rusty Burrell has also run races dressed as a Star Wars Stormtrooper, Juan Soto and Allen Iverson.

By Scott AllenMarch 21, 2023

For Gary Williams and his podcast co-hosts, talking hoops never gets old

Former Maryland coach Gary Williams keeps the conversation going on the “DC Coaches Basketball Podcast.”

By Scott AllenMarch 16, 2023

31 years later, Howard gets another shot at Kansas in the NCAA tournament

The Bison, coached by Butch Beard, lost to the top-seeded Jayhawks in March 1992, the program’s last trip to the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.

By Scott AllenMarch 15, 2023

Bond between Bullets’ former Beef Brothers is well-aged

Rick Mahorn and Jeff Ruland, who formed one of the NBA's best duos in the early 1980s, recently launched a podcast and released a T-shirt.

By Scott AllenMarch 14, 2023

College hoops fan finishes his quest to see every Division I team in person

After attending Saturday’s American-Lehigh men’s basketball game at Bender Arena, Craig Caswell has seen 364 Division I teams in 131 venues.

By Scott AllenFebruary 21, 2023

A D.C. designer made sure the Caps arrived to latest outdoor game in style

Michael Warren, co-founder of DC Proper, collaborated with the team to create white leather varsity jackets for Saturday's Stadium Series game.

By Scott AllenFebruary 18, 2023

Caps to carry on tradition with their 30th Super Bowl Sunday matinee

Washington's tradition, which appeals to families with kids as well as football fans, dates back to 1988.

By Scott AllenFebruary 10, 2023

Alex Ovechkin gets the ESPN documentary treatment as he closes in on Wayne Gretzky

The one-hour special, featuring behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the NHL’s two all-time leading scorers, airs before Saturday’s All-Star Game.

By Scott AllenFebruary 3, 2023

Capitals’ Weagle logo is front and center on Stadium Series jerseys

The secondary logo, a fan favorite since 2007, gets primary treatment for Washington’s Feb. 18 outdoor game against the Carolina Hurricanes.

By Scott AllenJanuary 26, 2023

D.C.’s Major League Pickleball expansion team has a target on its back

Former tennis pro Sam Querrey and the D.C. Pickleball Team open the 2023 MLP season on Thursday in Arizona.

By Scott AllenJanuary 25, 2023

Kyle Kuzma’s oversized pink sweater is now commemorated in bobblehead form

Washington Wizards forward Kyle Kuzma provided feedback throughout the design process for the bobblehead inspired by one of his most memorable outfits.

By Scott AllenJanuary 12, 2023

Hail or Fail: Sam Howell outplays Dak Prescott in his NFL debut

Commanders rookie Sam Howell joined Tim Tebow, Matt Ryan and Kordell Stewart among NFL quarterbacks to throw a touchdown pass on their first career attempt.

By Scott AllenJanuary 9, 2023

Four takeaways from the Commanders’ 26-6 win over the Cowboys

The Commanders closed the regular season with a home win over the Cowboys, finishing 8-8-1. Significant questions loom in the offseason.

By Scott AllenJanuary 8, 2023

Sonny Jurgensen’s good friend Billy Kilmer will be at his number retirement ceremony

Billy Kilmer downplayed his rivalry with Sonny Jurgensen during the quarterbacks' four seasons together in Washington.

By Scott AllenJanuary 6, 2023

More than 800 local students will help Alex Ovechkin celebrate his latest milestone

Alex Ovechkin and the Capitals are giving back with several community initiatives to commemorate career goal No. 802.

By Scott AllenJanuary 5, 2023

NFC East watch: Eagles and Cowboys vying for division title, top seed

Philadelphia's second straight loss without injured quarterback Jalen Hurts leaves the door open for Dallas and San Francisco in Week 18.

By Scott AllenJanuary 3, 2023

Hail or Fail: Commanders introduce new hog mascot, lose stinker to Browns

Washington is winless in the Major Tuddy era after Carson Wentz and Co. managed only one tuddy (slang for touchdown) against Cleveland.

By Scott AllenJanuary 2, 2023