August 6, 2020

The Washington Redskins Announce 2013 Training Camp Dates

The Washington Redskins announced Monday the dates for the team’s 2013 training camp, which will be held at the their brand new practice facility, the  Bon Secours Training Center located in Richmond, Virginia. Camp is scheduled to begin Thursday, July 25th and will run through Friday Aug. 16th.

This summer will mark the first time the Redskins have held training camp away from their Ashburn headquarters since 2003. Their new $10 million dollar facility will feature two full-sized natural grass fields,  an additional drill field, among other amenities.

There will be 17 scheduled days that practices will be open to the public, with the team’s Fan Appreciation Day being held on Saturday, Aug. 3rd at noon.  Admission is free for all fans.

Here’s the full list of practice days that are open to the public (dates and times are subject to change):

Thursday, July 25

Friday, July 26

Saturday July 27

Monday, July 29

Tuesday, July 30

Wednesday, July 31

Thursday, Aug. 1

Friday, Aug. 2

Saturday, Aug. 3       (Fan Appreciation Day – Noon)

Monday, Aug. 5

Tuesday, Aug. 6

Saturday, Aug. 10

Monday, Aug. 12

Tuesday, Aug. 13

Wednesday, Aug. 14

Thursday, Aug. 15

Friday, Aug. 16

Washington Capitals Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Schedule

The first playoff home game is this Thursday, May 2 when the Washington Capitals host the New York Rangers at 7:30 p.m. 

GAME 1 – HOME – Thursday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m. on NBCSN, CSN and TSN
GAME 2 – HOME – Saturday, May 4 at 12:30 p.m. on NBC and TSN
GAME 3 – AWAY – Monday, May 6 at 7:30 p.m. on NBCSN, CSN and TSN
GAME 4 – AWAY – Wednesday, May 8 at 7:30 p.m. on NBCSN, CSN and TSN
GAME 5* – HOME – Friday, May 10 at 7:30 p.m. on CSN and TSN
GAME 6* – AWAY – Sunday, May 12 TBD
GAME 7* – HOME – Monday, May 13 TBD

*Games played if necessary

Washington Redskins Announce 2013 Regular Season Schedule

The Washington Redskins announced Thursday night dates and times for their 2013 regular season schedule.

As expected, the (assumed) presence of Pro Bowl quarterback Robert Griffin III along with the fact that the team is coming off their first NFC East championship since 1999 meant the Redskins would be featured more in primetime in 2013. The schedule for the upcoming season is highlighted by a team-record of five nationally televised games, including the September 9th opener against the Philadelphia Eagles on ESPN’s “Monday Night Football”.

Here’s the full slate:

Week 1: Monday, September 9th – vs. Philadelphia Eagles (ESPN) – 7:10 p.m.

Week 2: Sunday, September 15th – at Green Bay Packers (FOX) – 1:00 p.m.

Week 3: Sunday, September 22nd – vs. Detroit Lions (FOX) – 1:00 p.m.

Week 4: Sunday, September 29th – at Oakland Raiders (FOX) – 4:25 p.m.

Week 5: BYE

Week 6:  Sunday, October 13th – at Dallas Cowboys (NBC) – 8:30 p.m.

Week 7 :  Sunday, October 20th – vs. Chicago Bears (FOX) – 1:00 p.m.

Week 8: Sunday, October 27th – at Denver Broncos (FOX) – 4:25 p.m.

Week 9: Sunday, November 3rd – vs. San Diego Chargers (CBS) – 1:00 p.m.

Week 10: Thursday, November 7th – at Minnesota Vikings (NFL Network) – 8:20 p.m.

Week 11: Sunday, November 17th – at Philadelphia Eagles (FOX) – 1:00 p.m.

Week 12:  Monday, November 25th – vs. San Fransisco 49ers (ESPN) – 8:30 p.m.

Week 13: Sunday, December 1st – vs. New York Giants (NBC) – 8:30 p.m.

Week 14: Sunday, December 8th – vs. Kansas City Chiefs (CBS) – 1:00 p.m.

Week 15: Sunday, December 15th – at Atlanta Falcons (FOX) – 1:00 p.m.

Week 16: Sunday, December 22nd – vs. Dallas Cowboys (FOX) – 1:00 p.m.

Week 17: Sunday, December 29th – at New York Giants (FOX) – 1:00 p.m.

Washington Redskins Announce 2013 Preseason Opponents

The Washington Redskins have announced their 2013 preseason opponents. Though the order of the games have been determined, specific dates and times for three of the four matchups are to be announced at a later date.

The team will open their preseason slate on the road against the Tennessee Titans between Aug. 8-11, then return home on Aug. 19 for a nationally televised game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on ESPN at 8 p.m. They’ll then have another home tilt against the Buffalo Bills between Aug. 23-25 before concluding the exhibition season on the road against the Tampa Bay Buccanneers between Aug 29-31.

Every game with the exception of the Steelers matchup will be broadcast on NBC4/Comcast SportsNet.

Despite the uncertainty of whether or not quarterback Robert Griffin III would see any action in the preseason, the Redskins still managed to draw a nationally televised game.  With a dynamic player such as Griffin and with the team coming off its first NFC East championship since 1999, it’s expected that they’ll receive more national exposure in 2013.

The NFL will announce its regular season schedule later this month.

NATS: Syracuse Chiefs Spring Training Schedule Announced

Syracuse to play 13 games vs. minor league teams in Florida

Syracuse, NY-The Syracuse Chiefs, Triple-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals, will play a 13-game spring training schedule in preparation for the 2013 regular season.

The Chiefs will take on the Toledo Mud Hens (Detroit Tigers) four times, Gwinnett Braves (Atlanta Braves) four times and Oklahoma City RedHawks (Houston Astros) five times. Syracuse home games will be played at the Washington Nationals’ complex in Viera, FL.

The complete schedule is as follows (all games begin at 1:00pm):

March 14 at Oklahoma City Kissimmee, FL
March 15 vs. Oklahoma City Viera, FL
March 16 at Toledo Lakeland, FL
March 17 vs. Gwinnett Viera, FL
March 20 at Gwinnett Lake Buena Vista, FL
March 21 vs. Oklahoma City Viera, FL
March 22 at Toledo Lakeland, FL
March 24 vs. Gwinnett Viera, FL
March 25 vs. Toledo Viera, FL
March 26 at Gwinnett Lake Buena Vista, FL
March 27 at Oklahoma City Kissimmee, FL
March 28 vs. Toledo Viera, FL
March 29 vs. Oklahoma City Viera, FL

MYSTICS: Washington Mystics Release 2013 Schedule

Washington Mystics Press Release LogoMYSTICS RELEASE 2013 SCHEDULE

Washington, D.C. –The WNBA announced today that the Washington Mystics’ 16th season will tip off on the road against the Tulsa Shock on Monday, May 27, at 3:00 p.m. in a game that will be televised on ESPN2. Washington will return for their home opener to face Eastern Conference rivals the Atlanta Dream on Sunday, June 2, at 4:00 p.m.

“I think this is an excellent schedule for our fans and our players, “said Head Coach and General Manager Mike Thibault. “The schedule is well-balanced between home and away games. Since I expect the Eastern Conference playoff race to be tight, the fact that our last eleven games of the season are against conference opponents will only heighten the excitement. We are looking forward to getting started.”

Following their home opener, the Mystics will play the Sun in Connecticut on June 7 at 7:00 p.m. and will return home for contests against the last two WNBA champions, the Minnesota Lynx (2011) on June 8 at 7:00 p.m. and Indiana Fever (2012) on June 16 at 2:00 p.m.

The Mystics will continue their annual camp day game for local children’s camps and groups on Wednesday, July 24, at 11:30 a.m. against the Chicago Sky. The team’s west coast swing will be early in the season with stops in Seattle (June 18), Phoenix (June 21) and Los Angeles (June 23). The Mystics will play 11 of their 17 regular season homes games on the weekend. All weekday (with the exception of camp day) and Saturday home games will tip off at 7:00 p.m. Sunday home games will start at 4:00 p.m., with the exception of the 2:00 p.m. tip off on June 16 vs. Indiana.

The WNBA’s Washington Mystics are owned and operated by Monumental Sports & Entertainment, which is one of the largest integrated sports and entertainment companies in the country with one of the most diverse partnership groups in all of sports. The group also owns and operates the NBA’s Washington Wizards, the NHL’s Washington Capitals and Verizon Center – the premier sports and entertainment venue in Washington, D.C. Monumental Sports & Entertainment also oversees the management of Kettler Capitals Iceplex, the state-of-the-art training facility for the Capitals, and George Mason University’s Patriot Center.

The following is a complete listing of the Mystics 2013 schedule. Home games are in BOLD. All times are listed as Eastern Daylight Time.

2013 Washington Mystics Schedule

DATE                         OPPONENT                          TIME             TV 

May   Mon. 27  AT Tulsa                         3:00 pm    ESPN2

Jun.  Sun.  2     Atlanta                       4:00 pm

Fri.  7  AT Connecticut                   7:00 pm

Sat.  8     Minnesota                     7:00 pm

Sun. 16     Indiana                       2:00 pm

Tue. 18  AT Seattle                       10:00 pm

Fri. 21  AT Phoenix                       10:00 pm

Sun. 23  AT Los Angeles                   8:30 pm

Thu. 27     Phoenix                       7:00 pm

Fri. 28  AT Atlanta                       7:30 pm

Sun. 30     Tulsa                         4:00 pm

Jul.  Sat.  6     Seattle                       7:00 pm

Wed. 10  AT Chicago                       12:30 pm

Fri. 12  AT San Antonio                   8:00 pm

Tue. 16     San Antonio                   7:00 pm

Fri. 19  AT Indiana                       7:00 pm

Sun. 21     Indiana                       4:00 pm

Wed. 24     Chicago                       11:30 am

Wed. 31     New York                      7:00 pm

Aug.  Fri.  2  AT Chicago                       8:30 pm

Sun.  4     Los Angeles                   4:00 pm

Tue.  6  AT New York                      11:00 am

Thu.  8  AT Minnesota                     8:00 pm

Sun. 11     Connecticut                   4:00 pm

Fri. 16  AT New York                      7:30 pm

Sun. 18  AT Atlanta                       3:00 pm

Tue. 20     Chicago                       7:00 pm

Fri. 23     Atlanta                       7:00 pm

Wed. 28  AT Atlanta                       7:00 pm

Sep.  Fri.  6  AT Connecticut                   7:00 pm

Sun.  8     Chicago                       4:00 pm

Tue. 10  AT Indiana                       7:00 pm

Fri. 13     Connecticut                   7:00 pm

Sun. 15     New York                      4:00 pm

Caps Wrap: Fehr set to sign; Wilson added; Schedule released; Laich hurting?

Fehr practices with Caps before Winter Classic. (photo by Cheryl Nichols)

Fehr practices with Caps before Winter Classic. (photo by Cheryl Nichols)

The Washington Capitals reportedly have an agreement with winger Eric Fehr to return to the club. According to those reports, Fehr signed a one-year deal worth $600,000, though the team has not announced the decision as of late Saturday night due to the signing of the Memo of Understanding that officially ended the lockout Saturday afternoon.

Fehr, 27, recorded 13 goals and 25 points in 21 games with HPK Hameenlinna in Finland’s SM-Liiga during the lockout. Fehr missed the first 20 games of the 2011-12 season as he recovered from yet another shoulder surgery and recorded just two goals and one assists in 35 games with the Jets last season.

Fehr, if healthy, could provide some scoring depth from the third or fourth line for the Caps, especially in a short season where injuries could provide challenges to the Caps depth. They don’t really have an abundance of NHL-caliber talent in Hershey this season, as evidenced by only two Bears, goalie Braden Holtby and defenseman Dmitri Orlov, being brought to D.C. for training camp.

Washington invited forward Tom Wilson, one of the team’s two first-round choices in the 2012 NHL Draft, to training camp this week. Currently playing for Plymouth in the OHL, the 18-year-old Wilson was left off the roster of the Canadian entry for the 2013 World Junior Championship, despite his string showing this season for Plymouth.  He has 12 goals and 34 points (plus-16) with 59 penalty minutes in just 30 games.

The NHL released the schedules Saturday, and you can find the Caps’ here. The Caps play 48 games in 99 days. Yup, that’s a lot of hockey packed into not a lot of time.

Vogs has a great piece breaking down the whole schedule, but they’ll play five games against two Southeast Division “rivals” (Winnipeg and Carolina) and four games against its other two (Florida and Tampa Bay). The Caps will visit Winnipeg three times (including games on back-to-back nights March 21-22) and will host Carolina three times. They’ll also play each other team in the conference three times.

The Capitals play two road games and one home game against Montreal, Ottawa, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and the New York Rangers. The Capitals host two home games and play one road game against New Jersey, Toronto, Boston, Buffalo and the New York Islanders.


  • Caps host Pittsburgh on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 3
  • Eight sets of games on back-to-back nights
  • Consecutive home games against New Jersey, Feb. 21-23
  • Nine of 12 on the road from March 19 – Apr. 9
  • Five of last seven games at home, including last three


According to this tweet by’s Bob MacKenzie, Brooks Laich is “likely to miss 1st week or two” with an undisclosed injury. Laich has been skating by himself before the Caps unofficial practices this week at Kettler Capitals Iceplex.

Laich played in Switzerland during the lockout and Thursday wouldn’t talk about if he suffered any injury while playing there.

“I feel healthy…I feel good,” Laich said.

He skated for approximately an hour Thursday, most of it with no power since the power went out at Kettler before the informal practice started.  He left the ice once the informal practice started.

“Just getting in a little extra work,”  Laich added.  “Just making sure that everything’s good to go. Nothing major.”

NATS/SUNS: Hagerstown Suns 2013 Schedule

The Hagerstown Suns, Single-A for the Washington Nationals, released the 2013 Schedule.

Suns open at home on Thursday, April 11, 2013 hosting Delmarva Shorebirds and close the season on Thursday, August 29 when they host Lakewood BlueClaws. More info. here.

Syracuse Chiefs Tentative 2013 Schedule

The Syracuse Chiefs, the Triple-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals, are pleased to announce their tentative 2013 International League schedule.

Syracuse is slated to open the season on Thursday, April 4, on the road against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. The Chiefs will embark on a seven-game season-opening road trip before returning home for an eight-game homestand. Syracuse’s home opener is scheduled for Friday, April 12, with a 2:00 PM home game against Lehigh Valley.

The Chiefs’ longest homestand of the season will take place from June 6 to June 16. Syracuse will play 10 consecutive home games over that 11-day span, taking on the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees, Pawtucket Red Sox and Toledo Mud Hens. The Chiefs are also scheduled for four separate eight-game homestands over the 2013 season.

Syracuse’s home schedule is evenly balanced, with the Chiefs playing from 12 to 16 home games in each of the season’s first five months. The team will then close out the season with two home games on September 1 and 2 against the Buffalo Bisons.

The Chiefs are also scheduled for three additional days off in their 144-game, 152-day season in 2013. The team is slated to play in three scheduled Sunday doubleheaders, on April 14 vs. Lehigh Valley, June 23 at Gwinnett and July 7 at Buffalo. Syracuse’s schedule includes 11 days off, including the International League All-Star break from July 15 to 17.

Tickets are still available for Syracuse’s two final home games of 2012 – a 7:00pm game on Saturday, September 1st and a 2:00pm contest on Sunday, September 2nd, both against the Rochester Red Wings. The Chiefs’ final fireworks display of the season will conclude Saturday night’s game. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Chiefs ticket office at Alliance Bank Stadium, by calling 315-474-7833 or online at

Washington Capitals Announce 2012-13 Regular Season Schedule

Capitals Announce 2012-13 Regular-Season Schedule

Season begins with a home opener against the New Jersey Devils on Oct. 12 at Verizon Center

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals’ 82-game regular-season schedule for 2012-13 begins on Friday, Oct. 12 at Verizon Center versus the New Jersey Devils at 7 p.m., with the first road game of the campaign set for Oct. 13 against the Ottawa Senators at Scotiabank Place, the National Hockey League announced today.

The 2012-13 NHL schedule format, like the last four seasons, has the Capitals facing the other teams in the Southeast Division six times each and the remaining Eastern Conference opponents four times each. Washington plays each team in the Western Conference at least once, with two games each against Nashville, Los Angeles and Dallas. Nine Western Conference teams will visit Verizon Center.

The Capitals will host the defending Stanley Cup-champion Los Angeles Kings at Verizon Center on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 3, at 12:30 p.m. It will mark the fourth year in a row that the Capitals will play on Super Bowl Sunday.

Washington has four homestands of at least three games on the schedule, the longest being a five-game stretch at Verizon Center from Dec. 11-20 (Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Tampa Bay, Florida and Montreal). The Capitals have six stretches of at least three straight road games and a season-high four-game road trip from Oct. 20-29 (Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary and Minnesota). In addition, the Capitals will have 12 sets of back-to-back games.

Nearly half of the Capitals’ 41 home games at Verizon Center fall on weekends, which include six games each on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The schedule features holiday home games on Halloween (Oct. 31 vs. Pittsburgh), the day before Thanksgiving (Nov. 21 vs. Winnipeg), Super Bowl Sunday (Feb. 3 vs. Los Angeles) and St. Patrick’s Day (March 17 vs. Buffalo).

All but eight of Washington’s home games are scheduled to start at 7 p.m., with four Sunday afternoon games scheduled.

Television broadcast plans will be released at a later date. All Capitals games can be heard on Caps Radio Network and

Key Dates:
Oct. 12 – Home opener at Verizon Center vs. the defending Eastern Conference-champion New Jersey Devils.
Oct. 31 – The Pittsburgh Penguins make their first visit to D.C. of the season.
Nov. 2 – Washington welcomes the Boston Bruins to Verizon Center for the first time since the 2012 Eastern Conference quarterfinals.
Nov. 16 – The New York Rangers return to Washington for the first time since the 2012 Eastern Conference semifinal series.
Jan. 5 – The Capitals kick off the 2013 home schedule when they host the Chicago Blackhawks at Verizon Center.
Jan. 15 – Washington hosts the defending Presidents’ Trophy-winning Vancouver Canucks at Verizon Center.
Feb. 3 – The Capitals host the defending Stanley Cup-champion Los Angeles Kings in an afternoon matinee at Verizon Center on Super Bowl Sunday.
April 13 – Washington concludes the regular-season home schedule at Verizon Center vs. the Southeast Division-rival Tampa Bay Lightning.


2012-13 Washington Capitals Schedule 


Fri., Oct. 12                  New Jersey                   7 p.m.

Sat., Oct. 13                  at Ottawa                      7 p.m.

Mon., Oct. 15               Florida                          7 p.m.

Wed., Oct. 17               Toronto                        7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 19                  Winnipeg                      7 p.m.

Sat., Oct. 20                  at Montreal                   7 p.m.

Tue., Oct. 23                 at Winnipeg                  8 p.m.

Sat., Oct. 27                  at Calgary                     10 p.m.

Mon., Oct. 29               at Minnesota                8 p.m.

Wed., Oct. 31               Pittsburgh                    7:30 p.m.



Fri., Nov. 2                   Boston                           7 p.m.

Sun., Nov. 4                  Dallas                            5 p.m.

Tue., Nov. 6                  at Tampa Bay             7:30 p.m

Thu., Nov. 8                 Edmonton                    7 p.m.

Sat., Nov. 10                 Toronto                        7 p.m.

Wed., Nov. 14              at N.Y. Rangers            7:30 p.m.

Fri., Nov. 16                 N.Y. Rangers               7 p.m.

Sun., Nov. 18                Florida                          5 p.m.

Wed., Nov. 21              Winnipeg                      7 p.m.

Fri., Nov. 23                  at Dallas                        8 p.m.

Sun., Nov. 25                at St. Louis                    7 p.m.

Tue., Nov. 27               San Jose                        7 p.m.

Thu., Nov. 29               at Florida                       7:30 p.m.



Sat., Dec. 1                    Carolina                       7 p.m.

Tue., Dec. 4                   at N.Y. Islanders          7 p.m.

Wed., Dec. 5                 N.Y. Rangers               7:30 p.m.

Fri., Dec. 7                     at Detroit                       7:30 p.m.

Tue., Dec. 11                Pittsburgh                    7 p.m.

Thu., Dec. 13                Philadelphia                7 p.m.

Sat., Dec. 15                 Tampa Bay                  7 p.m.

Mon., Dec. 17               Florida                          7 p.m.

Thu., Dec. 20                Montreal                      7 p.m.

Sat., Dec. 22                 at Boston                      1 p.m.

Sun., Dec. 23                Carolina                       7 p.m.

Wed., Dec. 26               at Buffalo                     7:30 p.m.

Thu., Dec. 27                N.Y. Islanders              7 p.m.

Sat., Dec. 29                 at Nashville                   8 p.m.

Mon., Dec. 31               at Pittsburgh                 7 p.m.



Thu., Jan. 3                   at Carolina                    7 p.m.

Sat., Jan 5                     Chicago                        7 p.m.

Mon., Jan. 7                  at Toronto                     7 p.m.

Wed., Jan. 9                 Ottawa                          7 p.m.

Fri., Jan. 11                   at Tampa Bay             7:30 p.m.

Tue., Jan. 15                Vancouver                   7 p.m.

Thu., Jan. 17                 at Philadelphia             7 p.m.

Sat., Jan. 19                  at Tampa Bay             7 p.m.

Mon., Jan. 21               at Florida                       3 p.m.

Tue., Jan. 22                Ottawa                          7 p.m.

Tue., Jan. 29                 at Ottawa                      7:30 p.m.

Thu., Jan. 31                 at Toronto                     7 p.m.



Fri., Feb. 1                    Philadelphia                7 p.m.

Sun., Feb. 3                   Los Angeles                 12:30 p.m.

Tue., Feb. 5                   at Florida                       7:30 p.m.

Thu., Feb. 7                  Tampa Bay                  7 p.m.

Sat., Feb. 9                    Nashville                      7 p.m.

Wed., Feb. 13               at Anaheim                   10 p.m.

Fri., Feb. 15                   at Los Angeles              10:30 p.m.

Sat., Feb. 16                  at Phoenix                     9 p.m.

Thu., Feb. 21                Buffalo                         7 p.m.

Sat., Feb. 23                  at New Jersey               1 p.m.

Tue., Feb. 26                Colorado                      7 p.m.

Wed., Feb. 27               at Philadelphia             7:30 p.m.



Sat., March 2                at Winnipeg                  3 p.m.

Tue., March 5              Columbus                     7 p.m.

Thu., March 7             Montreal                      7 p.m.

Sat., March 9                at N.Y. Islanders          7 p.m.

Sun., March 10            Boston                           7:30 p.m.

Tue., March 12           Winnipeg                      7 p.m.

Thu., March 14            at Carolina                    7 p.m.

Sat., March 16             at Boston                      1 p.m.

Sun., March 17            Buffalo                         3 p.m.

Tue., March 19            at New Jersey               7 p.m.

Fri., March 22               at Winnipeg                  8 p.m.

Sun., March 24            at N.Y. Rangers            7:30 p.m.

Tue., March 26           N.Y. Islanders              7 p.m.

Sat., March 30             at Buffalo                     7 p.m.



Tue., April 2                  at Carolina                    7 p.m.

Thu., April 4                  at Montreal                   7:30 p.m.

Fri., April 5                  New Jersey                   7 p.m.

Sun., April 7                  at Pittsburgh                 7:30 p.m.

Thu., April 11              Carolina                       7 p.m.

Sat., April 13               Tampa Bay                  7 p.m.

All Times Eastern


Washington Capitals Fans are ready for a new season. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

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