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Field turf not an option for FedEx Field next seasonUpdated Feb 14 Share TweetThe playing surface at FedEx Field drew criticism late last season for its poor quality toward the end of the regular season and for the Washington Redskins playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks. Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III and Seahawks …Source: profootballtalk.comShare TweetRICHMOND, Va. (AP) Washington Redskins general manager Bruce Allen said Thursday the team isn't considering a new nickname, adding that it's "ludicrous" to suggest that the franchise is trying to upset Native Americans.
That time a fish fell from the sky at Washington Nationals practiceUpdated Feb 14 Share TweetFile this one away under Weird Things That Happen at Spring Training: The Washington Nationals got an unexpected guest Thursday during batting practice. And it wasn't a racing president. It was a fish. As the Washington Post tells us, an osprey was flyi…Source: yahoo.comShare TweetOver the weekend, the Washington Post's Mike Wise wrote a column about Wizards point guard John Wall's recent encouraging play. For whatever reason, this made former superagent David Falk very mad, mad enough to call up Wise and go on a tirade against W…Source: deadspin.comShare TweetJUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- The St. Louis Cardinals announced a three-year contract extension with general manager John Mozeliak on Thursday and exercised the 2014 option for manager Mike Matheny, hoping the pair will keep the team contending for the World Se…Source: CNNSI.com
For sophomore effort, Harper's aspirations loftyUpdated Feb 14 Share TweetBryce Harper arrived at Nationals camp Thursday, prepared for a potential position switch to left field and perhaps a new spot in the batting order, but the reigning NL Rookie of the Year Award winner's main focus is doing what he can to help Washington…Source: MLB.com
When Tony Kornheiser wrote about the Redskins nicknameUpdated Feb 14 Share TweetHoly cow, now every single media member in the world has written about the Redskins name this week. Latest additions: Sally Jenkins, Andrew Sharp, Chris Chase, LZ Granderson, Paul Lukas, Drew Magary, Kids Post’s Fred Bowen, Shaun Powell, Barry … CoSource: washingtonpost.com
David Falk, former superagent, absolutely destroys Washington Wizards guard John Wall in an interviewUpdated Feb 14 Share TweetBy choice and also as a by-product of limits put on NBA contracts, David Falk’s influence as an agent has dwindled a bit since his mid-1990s heyday. A heyday that saw him work as a representative for a gaggle of stars including Michael Jordan. His cloutSource: yahoo.comShare TweetAfter another inconsistent season left the Cowboys out of the playoffs again, Jerry Jones has promised big changes. Tom Mantzouranis predicts what Jones may have in mind.Source: CNNSI.comShare TweetThe Washington Redskins have signed nose tackle Ron Brace.Share TweetAlthough it is only a little more than a month since Robert Griffin III underwent reconstructive knee surgery, Washington Redskins officials are encouraged enough with his recovery to believe he has a legitimate chance to start in the 2013 opener.Source: ESPN.com
Report: Redskins believe RG3 has “legitimate chance” to start openerUpdated Feb 14 Share TweetIt has been a little more than a month since Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III had his right ACL and LCL, which is apparently enough time for the Redskins to develop an idea about when Griffin will be ready to start playing games again. Adam Schef…Source: profootballtalk.com
International Valentine’s Day messages from Caps, WizardsUpdated Feb 14 Share TweetI asked some of D.C.’s international athletes to offer a Valentine’s Day message in their native language. There were no rules, so they could say anything they wanted. Some chose to simply say “Happy Valentine’s Day.” Others took the opportunitySource: washingtonpost.comShare TweetThe official report date for pitchers and catchers to Nationals camp was Wednesday, and as the team gathered for a Thursday morning meeting, newly acquired closer Rafael Soriano was absent due to a visa issue.Source: MLB.com
Breakfast links: Will Giants cut Webster?Updated Feb 14 Share TweetWashington Redskins People ask why Mike Shanahan keeps indicating the Redskins have a chance to get back their salary cap room when that does not appear to be the case. I do not know why Shanahan keeps saying that, because, like Mark Maske, everything I…Source: ESPN.comShare TweetIt’s not often you hear Vince Carter‘s name mentioned with Larry Bird‘s. But before you start in with the “Wince” jokes, know that he’s been one of the most surprising players this season, playing like he’s 30 years old again. In Dallas’ 2Source: dimemag.com
NFL32OT: Harvin's Future UnclearFeb 14Episode 269: Mike Hill and Chris Mortensen discuss Percy Harvin's future with the Vikings. Adam Schefter breaks down the chance for Robert Griffin III to return for opening day. The NFL32 crew discuss who should call plays for the Cowboys.
PTI Big Finish February 14thFeb 14PTI runs down Thursday's top stories.
Sources: RG III Could Start Week 1Feb 14Sources: Adam Schefter discusses the news that Robert Griffin III could start Week 1 after undergoing reconstructive knee surgery on Jan. 9.
Uni Watch: Native American nicknamesFeb 14Paul Lukas discusses the controversy surrounding the name of one of the NFL's most storied franchises.
Adande: The changing fortunes of the Clippers and LakersFeb 14Clippers, Lakers are headed in opposite directions, taking the other's road for a change.
Michael Jordan birthday recalls greatness not surpassed by LeBron James do…Feb 14Michael Jordan's 50th birthday serves to remind those stuck in the moment of the greatness of his legacy.