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Nats promo schedule includes six bobbleheads and the return of …

Nats promo schedule includes six bobbleheads and the return of Star Wars Day

washingtonpost.com Updated 19 hours ago
The Nationals released their full 2016 promotional schedule on Friday after teasing several items on Twitter over the past three days. The schedule includes more than 20 giveaways and five theme games, including the return of Star Wars Day, which was a …
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  • Pot Roast sends RGIII birthday tweet to remind him of 2013 sack

    Pot Roast sends RGIII birthday tweet to remind him of 2013 sack

    washingtonpost.com 20 hours ago
    Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III turned 26 on Friday and was thankful for all the birthday wishes he received, including one from Latrell Spreewell. Thankful for all the birthday wishes! Every second we get is a blessing so you have to cherish ev…
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  • Lil’ Wayne congratulates his ‘homie’ Alex Ovechkin after hat tr…

    Lil’ Wayne congratulates his ‘homie’ Alex Ovechkin after hat trick

    Alex Ovechkin recorded his 14th career hat trick on Thursday, giving him the most hat tricks in the NHL since his rookie season in 2005-06. Carolina’s Eric Staal has 13. After the game, rapper Lil’ Wayne tweeted his congratulations to the Capitals capta…
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  • Petr Mrazek has crashed Braden Holtby’s Vezina party

    Petr Mrazek has crashed Braden Holtby’s Vezina party

    yahoo.com 22 hours ago
    At one point this season, quite recently, the Vezina Trophy race was a sprint to a coronation: Braden Holtby, Washington Capitals goaltender and pupil of that Netminding Yoda Mitch Korn, had the trophy in the bag. He had the NHL lead in wins. As he did …
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  • Ted Leonsis shall replace the hat you tossed for Alex Ovechkin’…

    Ted Leonsis shall replace the hat you tossed for Alex Ovechkin’s hat trick

    washingtonpost.com NHL.com Feb 12 (yesterday)
    PSA: If you were one of the fans who threw your hat on the ice at Xcel Energy Center after Alex Ovechkin recorded his 14th career hat trick in the second period of the Capitals’ 4-3 win over Minnesota on Thursday, please contact Ted Leonsis. The Capital…
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  • Bryce Harper rooting for Jonathan Papelbon to save 60 games and…

    Bryce Harper rooting for Jonathan Papelbon to save 60 games and win the Cy Young

    washingtonpost.com Feb 12 (yesterday)
    One week before pitchers and catchers report to spring training, Jonathan Papelbon is still on the Nationals’ roster. National League MVP Bryce Harper, the man Papelbon choked during an embarrassing dugout scuffle on Fan Appreciation Day last September,…
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  • Ovechkin hat trick gives Capitals 4-3 road win against Wild

    Ovechkin hat trick gives Capitals 4-3 road win against Wild

    NHL.com Feb 11 (yesterday)
    ST. PAUL, Minn. - Alex Ovechkin scored three times in the second period for his 14th career hat trick, and the Washington Capitals beat the Minnesota Wild 4-3 on Thursday night. Ovechkin, who leads the league with 34 goals, has 13 in his past...
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  • Tom Wilson falls into Minnesota Wild bench after failed bodyche…

    Tom Wilson falls into Minnesota Wild bench after failed bodycheck (Video)

    yahoo.com Feb 11 (yesterday)
    Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson flew into the Minnesota Wild bench on Thursday night after bouncing off Nino Niederreiter on an attempted bodycheck. The play happened midway through the second period of their game at Xcel Energy Center. A video o…
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  • Sharon Robinson shares in father's legacy

    Sharon Robinson shares in father's legacy

    MLB.com Feb 11 (yesterday)
    Sharon Robinson had some eye-opening experiences Thursday. The daughter of Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson went to the Library of Congress and then took a tour of the Nationals Youth Baseball Academy.
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  • Nats are giving away Bryce Harper Chia Pets. Good luck growing …

    Nats are giving away Bryce Harper Chia Pets. Good luck growing them.

    washingtonpost.com Feb 11 (yesterday)
    The Nationals revealed on Thursday that they will give away Bryce Harper Chia Pets on July 5, marking the second consecutive year that a bearded Nationals player will get the Chia treatment. Last season, the first 20,000 fans through the gates at Nation…
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  • Put past playoff heartbreak aside. It’s okay to believe in thes…

    Put past playoff heartbreak aside. It’s okay to believe in these Capitals.

    washingtonpost.com Feb 11 (2 days ago)
    The Carolina Panthers became only the seventh team in NFL history to win at least 15 games during the regular season, boasted the league’s best offense and steamrolled through the playoffs en route to the Super Bowl. They looked unstoppable…until the De…
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  • Redskins LB Preston Smith finished strong, with room for more g…

    Redskins LB Preston Smith finished strong, with room for more growth

    ESPN.com Feb 11 (2 days ago)
    Redskins LB Preston Smith finished strong, with room for more growth
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  • Ted Leonsis loves music so much he used a bust of Elvis as a wi…

    Ted Leonsis loves music so much he used a bust of Elvis as a wingman in college

    washingtonpost.com Feb 11 (2 days ago)
    When Ted Leonsis was in college at Georgetown — long before he became a billionaire with America Online, and certainly before he bought the Washington Wizards, Capitals and Mystics — he hung out with Elvis Presley. Well, not the actual Elvis. Leonsis wa…
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  • Josh Morgan reportedly charged after accidentally shooting hims…

    Josh Morgan reportedly charged after accidentally shooting himself

    washingtonpost.com Feb 10 (3 days ago)
    Josh Morgan may have gone full Plaxico. The former H.D. Woodson, Virginia Tech and Washington Redskins wide receiver has reportedly been charged by Virginia authorities after accidentally shooting himself. According to TMZ Sports, the incident occurred …
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  • Wall has to work for recognition among top guards

    Wall has to work for recognition among top guards

    nba.com Feb 10 (3 days ago)
    Fresh off scoring 51 points against the Washington Wizards, reigning NBA MVP Stephen Curry praised John Wall, who dropped a quiet 41 against the Warriors.
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  • The Nats’ 2016 promotional schedule is coming. There will be bo…

    The Nats’ 2016 promotional schedule is coming. There will be bobbleheads.

    washingtonpost.com Feb 10 (3 days ago)
    Leading up to the release of their full promotional schedule on Friday, the Nationals are revealing a few of their giveaways for the 2016 season on Twitter over the next three days. Fans who retweet the announcements will be entered in a sweepstakes to …
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  • Daniel Murphy challenges soccer player to dizzy baseball challe…

    Daniel Murphy challenges soccer player to dizzy baseball challenge

    yahoo.com Feb 10 (3 days ago)
    We know what it looks like when Daniel Murphy is swinging a hot bat. We saw it the entire 2015 postseason as he played a huge part in getting the New York Mets to the World Series. After signing a free-agent contract with the Washington Nationals, Murph…
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  • Johansson has goal, 2 assists as Caps beat Predators 5-3

    Johansson has goal, 2 assists as Caps beat Predators 5-3

    NHL.com Feb 9 (4 days ago)
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Marcus Johansson had a goal and two assists to lead the Washington Capitals over the Nashville Predators 5-3 on Tuesday night. Tom Wilson and Justin Williams each had a goal and an assist, and Jason Chimera and Alex Ovechki...
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  • The Time Michael Jordan Appeared On A Japanese Game Show And Ma…

    The Time Michael Jordan Appeared On A Japanese Game Show And Made ‘9 Hoops’ History

    dimemag.com Feb 9 (4 days ago)
    Subscribe to UPROXX In 2000, Michael Jordan was a year removed after retiring from the NBA a second time following his sixth championship with the Bulls. MJ wouldn’t return to the Association as a player until 2001 with the Wizards, but there’s video of…
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  • Prospect Need to Know: Max Lajoie has stepped up in Swift Curre…

    Prospect Need to Know: Max Lajoie has stepped up in Swift Current

    thehockeynews.com Feb 9 (4 days ago)
    Boston College won its 20th Beanpot tournament in 64 years last night, with Minnesota prospect Alex Tuch firing a seeing-eye shot in overtime for the only goal in a 1-0 overtime win over archrival Boston University. On the international scene, two Five …
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  • John Wall, Wizards mark Black History Month by recreating Run-D…

    John Wall, Wizards mark Black History Month by recreating Run-DMC photo

    washingtonpost.com Feb 9 (4 days ago)
    The Washington Wizards’ celebration of Black History Month, which has involved players recreating photographs of African-Americans who have inspired them, continued Tuesday with Drew Gooden, Alan Anderson and John Wall dressing up as Run-DMC. It’s a goo…
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  • Cam Newton’s aborted news conference said as much as some forge…

    Cam Newton’s aborted news conference said as much as some forgettable quotes

    washingtonpost.com Feb 9 (4 days ago)
    What do you remember about Kirk Cousins’s news conference after the Redskins were eliminated in the playoffs? I’ll tell you what I remember: absolutely nothing. In fact, I was in the Redskins locker room at the time, and skipped the Cousins wrap-up, bec…
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  • Strasburg among Nationals on rebound for '16?

    Strasburg among Nationals on rebound for '16?

    MLB.com Feb 9 (4 days ago)
    The Nationals need to stay healthy in 2016 if they want to return to the postseason. Last season, 17 players went on the disabled list -- mostly for lengthy periods.
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  • Dusty Baker says ‘the best is yet to come’ in MLB Network docum…

    Dusty Baker says ‘the best is yet to come’ in MLB Network documentary

    washingtonpost.com Feb 9 (4 days ago)
    “Dustiny.” That’s how Dusty Baker’s friend Elvin Bishop, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and original member of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, describes the first-year Nationals Manager’s uncanny tendency of being in the right place at the right…
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  • Video - Redskins still like Jackson, Garcon 01:47

    Redskins still like Jackson, Garcon

    Feb 11
    Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson have a combined $19.45 million cap hit in 2016, but they remain valuable to the Redskins.
  • Video - Should Lindsay buy a Kirk Cousins' jersey? 00:26

    Should Lindsay buy a Kirk Cousins' jersey?

    Feb 6
    Lindsay Czarniak asks Washington QB Kirk Cousins if she should invest in buying her son a Cousins' jersey with the hopes that he sticks around with the Redskins for another season.
  • Video - Cousins, Bell reunite at the Super Bowl 04:24

    Cousins, Bell reunite at the Super Bowl

    Feb 5
    Washington QB Kirk Cousins talks about learning from the abrupt end of the season in the playoffs and is joined by former Michigan State teammate Le'Veon Bell who is determined to get back on the field for Pittsburgh.
  • Video - Alfred Morris' time in Washington appears over 01:27

    Alfred Morris' time in Washington appears over

    Feb 4
    ESPN Redskins reporter John Keim says the Redskins are ready to move on from Alfred Morris, their primary back of the past four seasons.