September 15, 2019

OPINION: For long-suffering D.C. fans, it’s time to raise your glass

I remember what it was like two years ago, try as I might to remove that nightmare of a Redskins season from my memory.

Watching in my college apartment with roommates and neighbors who also support the team, I remember a 21-14 lead heading into the fourth quarter at Denver, thisclose to giving the eventual AFC champions just their second loss and moving to a manageable 3-4 on the season.

Falling two weeks later at Minnesota with the season effectively in the balance. Watching an empty FedEx field against Kansas City as the Chiefs came into town on lousy, snowy afternoon and hung up 45 on the Redskins in Landover. That close loss to Dallas in Week 16. Never mind the losses last year to Tampa Bay and Dallas. [Read more…]

Washington Capitals Game 32 Recap: Four goals in second period propel Caps in comeback over Rangers

JUSTIN WILLIAMS SCORES TWICE, CAPS SCORE SIX UNANSWERED GOALS

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(Photo by Jared Silber/NHLI via Getty Images)

Down and seemingly out, having given up three unanswered goals and trailing the New York Rangers on the road 3-1 in the first intermission, the Washington Capitals displayed hallmark resiliency.

The Caps put up four goals of their own in a row, washing out a 3-1 deficit for the second straight game in the process. Washington added two more in the third for good measure to beat the Rangers 7-3 on Sunday night in Manhattan.

It’s the fifth win in a row for the Caps (24-6-2), who are 8-1-1 in their last 10 and continue to extend their franchise-best start of the season. [Read more…]

Report: Redskins sign tight end Alex Smith

The Redskins have signed tight end Alex Smith to a contract, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

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Washington Capitals Game 29 Recap: Caps spoil Mike Sullivan’s Penguins coaching debut with 4-1 win

HOLTBY STELLAR ONCE AGAIN, OSHIE SCORES TWICE TO DUMP PENS

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Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Generally, the rivalry between the Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins has more than enough emotion and storylines to go around. On Monday in Pittsburgh the drama was eve up a notch as the Penguins hoped to welcome new head coach Mike Sullivan to the Steel City with a win over one of their biggest rivals.

Instead, the Capitals scored the first two goals in the first period, and added another in the third for good measure and Braden Holtby made 44 saves in a 4-1 triumph to finish their three-game road trip in style. [Read more…]

Washington Redskins: Week 14 Monday Wrap: Injuries, tight ends, quarterback play, and more

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(Photo by: @1067thefan)

After Jordan Reed‘s stellar performance for the Redskins in Sunday’s 24-21 win at Chicago, Washington head coach Jay Gruden confirmed on Monday what had been feared late Sunday — that Derek Carrier, a backup for Reed at tight end, was out for the season with a torn ACL and MCL.

Gruden said at his Monday press conference that he and general manager Scot McCloughan will look to bring in a couple of new tight ends for workouts Tuesday morning.

“There’s a couple that we’re looking at. Scot is looking at them now and [Director of Pro Personnel] Alex Santos and they’re doing their work now. We’re going to maybe bring in a couple of guys in the morning for a workout, see how that goes. But with Je’Ron Hamm, obviously Jordan and [Tom] Compton, who has played a significant amount of reps at Y, has done a good job, so we have that option also.” [Read more…]

Virginia Basketball: Cavaliers return to form with rout of Bradley

Maybe it was a tweak to the starting lineup – inserting Marial Shayok in favor of Darius Thompson – that helped energize UVa after a disheartening loss at George Washington on Monday. Or maybe a change of venue, or even the warm breeze of the Atlantic. Whichever the cause, Virginia overcame a slow start to win going away on Thursday night in the first round of Charleston Classic over Bradley, 82-57.

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Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

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Bryce Harper named National League MVP

After a stellar 2015 campaign, Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper has been unanimously named the 2015 NL Most Valuable Player by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.

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Mitchell Layton/Getty Images

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Washington Capitals Game 15 Recap: Caps recover from sluggishness against Detroit to take down Philly

CHIMERA SCORES TWICE AS CAPS BEAT DIVISION RIVALS ON ROAD; OVECHKIN STUCK AT 483 GOALS

Three goals in the second period and a three-point (2g, 1a) night from Jason Chimera helped the Washington Capitals beat the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night at the Wells Fargo Center, moving Washington’s record to 11-4-0 on the year.

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Washington Capitals Game 14 Recap: Brilliant Holtby not enough as Wings down Caps

OVECHKIN FAILS TO SET RUSSIAN GOAL-SCORING RECORD

On the rink where Sergei Fedorov sent so many years, Alex Ovechkin hoped to break the tie that he and his mentor, Fedorov, share in goals scored by Russian-born NHL players at 483. Not only did Ovechkin fail to get on the board, the rest of the Capitals failed to get any of their 38 shots past Red Wings goalie Petr Mrazek, as one goal early in the third period was enough for Detroit in a 1-0 win at Joe Louis Arena.

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Washington Nationals officially introduce Dusty Baker as manager

Dusty Baker was formally introduced on Thursday morning with great fanfare as the sixth manager in Washington Nationals history in a press conference at Nationals Park.

Baker, 66, was accompanied by the team’s general manager, Mike Rizzo. The overall mood of the day was one of humor and looking toward the future, with the affable Baker cracking a number of jokes and Rizzo saying that it must be a big day when the occasion calls for him to wear a tie. [Read more…]

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