DC Sports News and Rumors
Stephen Strasburg will start for the Washington Nationals in the third game of the season on April 9 in a likely showdown with the Mets’ Matt Harvey.Share TweetNHL.com 11 hours agoWASHINGTON - Filip Forsberg scored during a three-goal first period and had two assists as the Nashville Predators became the first Western Conference team to clinch a playoff berth with a 4-3 win over the Washington Capitals on Saturday. Mat...Share TweetESPN.com 12 hours agoThree thoughts on the Washington Redskins hosting Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota, per the NFL Network’s Albert Breer: Well, no kidding. Any team picking in the top five should host any player projected to go in that range. It’s called due diligence. …Share Tweet
Wizards sign 13-year-old kid with cancer before win over Hornetswashingtonpost.com 15 hours agoThirteen-year-old Nitin Ramachandran of Herndon had the best summary of John Wall’s 32-point performance in the Wizards’ double-overtime win over the Hornets on Friday. “It was amazing,” Ramachandran told Comcast SportsNet’s Chris Miller after the game.…Share Tweet
The Sean Taylor graffiti at Brookland Metro has been restoredwashingtonpost.com 15 hours agoThe graffiti mural honoring former Redskins safety Sean Taylor at the Brookland Metro station has been restored. The original piece, painted by a D.C. graffiti who goes by the name Cert after Taylor was killed in a home invasion in November 2007, was de…Share Tweet
Rumor Roundup: Goaltending questions for several teams as off-season nearsthehockeynews.com 17 hours agoThe Ottawa Sun’s Bruce Garrioch lists the San Jose Sharks, Buffalo Sabres, Edmonton Oilers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Calgary Flames “and possibly” the St. Louis Blues as teams that could seek goaltending this summer. Free agency is one reason these clubs co…Share Tweetyahoo.com Mar 28 (yesterday)The Washington Wizards have had a disappointing second half of the season, but the continued strong play of John Wall has been a saving grace. Although not without his share of stinkers, the All-Star point guard has played up to his reputation and kept …Share TweetWashington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin is used to meeting fans who are in awe of him, but Friday it was his turn. Ovechkin and teammate Evgeny Kuznetzov, along with Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, met soccer star Lionel M...Share Tweet
Storen passes test in return from hand surgeryNationals closer Drew Storen entered Friday's 1-1 tie with the Cardinals in the seventh inning, making his first appearance in a Grapefruit League game since he had a minor surgery to remove the hook of the hamate bone in his left hand. Naturally, the f…Share Tweet
Will Ferrell says Marcin Gortat would dominate Dwight Howard in an arm-wrestling matchwashingtonpost.com Mar 27 (yesterday)In a bit of cross promotion for the new movie “Get Hard” and Sunday’s Wizards-Rockets game on ABC, “Get Hard” stars Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart debated who would win an arm-wrestling match between Houston center Dwight Howard and Marcin Gortat. It reall…Share Tweet
Nationals 1B Zimmerman Leaves Early After Dive vs. Cardinalsnytimes.com Mar 27 (yesterday)Washington first baseman Ryan Zimmerman made an early exit after jarring himself diving for a grounder, and the Nationals said he was OK after a 1-1 tie with the split-squad St. Louis Cardinals on Friday.Share Tweet
Martinez cuts ERA in latest bid for Cards' rotationRight-hander Carlos Martinez made his case in the competition for the final spot in the Cardinals' rotation during Friday's 1-1 tie with the Nationals. Martinez allowed one run on five hits in five innings while striking out six and walking two.Share Tweet
Zimmermann finds midseason form over sixBacking up much of the hype surrounding their pitching staff, the Nationals have continued to turn in stellar outing after stellar outing this spring. The latest came on Friday courtesy of right-hander Jordan Zimmmermann, who is on pace to be the team's…Share Tweetyahoo.com Mar 27 (yesterday)You’d figure if a player on the Washington Capitals was fined for diving/embellishment, it would be Alex Ovechkin. Nope, in this case it’s tough guy Tom Wilson, who got nailed for his second offense for a game March 19 against Minnesota. Check out the v…Share TweetNationals third baseman Anthony Rendon did some light jogging in right field early Friday morning, with an emphasis on lateral movement to test his sprained left knee.Share TweetNEW YORK, N.Y. - Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson was fined $2,000 by the NHL on Friday for embellishment. The NHL announced the fine on Friday. Wilson received a minor penalty for embellishment during a game against Minnesota on March ...Share Tweet
Tony Kornheiser compares the Wizards to the Titanicwashingtonpost.com Mar 27 (yesterday)Michael Wilbon and Tony Kornheiser discussed Wizards Coach Randy Wittman’s early departure from the end of Wednesday’s loss to the Pacers on Thursday’s episode of “Pardon The Interruption” because, well, a lot of people were interested in Wittman’s late…Share TweetThe Nationals' Bryce Harper missed his second straight game on Thursday while dealing with a stomach bug, but he returned to the lineup on Friday against the Cardinals, batting third and playing right field.Share Tweet
Redskins' Offseason AgendaMar 25Dan Graziano and John Keim discuss what they learned about the Redskins' offseason plans during the NFL owners meetings.
GM McCloughan Is Redskins' Best Offseason MoveMar 24ESPN Redskins reporter John Keim says it's not just what you hear about Scot McCloughan that's impressive, it's also what he says.
RG III Named Starter EarlyMar 23NFL Nation reporters Dan Graziano and John Keim discuss the quarterback situation in Washington and why Robert Griffin III already has been named the 2015 starter.
NBA Top PlaysMar 20Derrick Williams' posterizing, one-handed slam is the top play in the NBA.
ESPN NowMar 28Seven of the top 21 players at the top of Chad Ford's draft Big Board are in action tonight.
Chad Ford's Big BoardMar 28CHAD FORD'S BIG BOARD
NBA - Kevin Durant's cautious approach a welcome changeMar 27Why OKC star's surgery path is preferable to the often reckless heroism of the past
ESPN NowMar 27It's that time of year. Florida guard Michael Frazier II has declared for the NBA draft. Frazier, who averaged 12.1 PPG as a junior, is ranked No. 84 ...