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The Public-Funding-For-Stadiums Hustle Comes To Spring Training

The Public-Funding-For-Stadiums Hustle Comes To Spring Training

deadspin.com Updated Mar 5, 2013
Every day, it seems, another team in another sport is begging local government to pay for its stupid stadium upgrades-luxury boxes, video boards, home-run whirligigs. And seemingly every other day, more or less, municipalities give into the bullying. Mo
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  • Post Sports Live: Streaking Georgetown, Fred Davis and Wizards …

    Post Sports Live: Streaking Georgetown, Fred Davis and Wizards predictions

    washingtonpost.com Mar 5, 2013
    LaVar Arrington, Dan Steinberg and Jason Reid joined Jonathan Forsythe on this week’s webcast to discuss how likely Georgetown’s winning streak is to continue, debate who will be the better pro, Otto Porter or Alex Len, discuss whether the Redskins ”
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  • Martell Webster’s ‘turrible’ coaching at Wizards Special Olympi…

    Martell Webster’s ‘turrible’ coaching at Wizards Special Olympics basketball game

    washingtonpost.com Mar 5, 2013
    On Monday night, the Wizards hosted a Special Olympics basketball game on the practice court at Verizon Center. The matchup between the two teams of Special Olympians was refereed by John Wall and Cartier Martin, and coached by Martell Webster, … Contin
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  • Mike Shanahan: Kirk Cousins a first round talent

    Mike Shanahan: Kirk Cousins a first round talent

    profootballtalk.com Mar 5, 2013
    There’s been some discussion of late about why there’s so much talk about how quickly Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is recovering from his knee surgery and whether there’s an undue amount of pressure being put on him to make it back for th
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  • Flip Saunders told Ted Leonsis to get rid of the knuckleheads

    Flip Saunders told Ted Leonsis to get rid of the knuckleheads

    washingtonpost.com Mar 5, 2013
      Flip Saunders hasn’t been shy about his belief that the Wizards could only advance beyond their 2009-2011 struggles by purging the roster of its old crew of jolly pranksters. Apparently he also offered that advice to owner Ted Leonsis … Continue re
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  • 2012 Team Had Success Despite Injuries

    2012 Team Had Success Despite Injuries

    redskins.com Mar 5, 2013
    (AP Photo) If there were to be a title of the Redskins opening chapter of the 2013 season it should be “On the Mend”. The Redskins were able to overcome an injury-ridden 2012 season and reach the postseason after a five year drought from January footb
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  • Push against “Redskins” name doesn’t subside

    Push against “Redskins” name doesn’t subside

    profootballtalk.com Mar 5, 2013
    Whether fans believe that the Redskins should or shouldn’t change their nickname, when politicians and others in positions of influence speak out on the topic, it becomes newsworthy. According to TheHill.com, two more members of Congress have called upo
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  • Williams Trains With College Teammate

    Williams Trains With College Teammate

    redskins.com Mar 5, 2013
    Vikings running back Adrian Peterson and Redskins’ left tackle Trent Williams.  One turned in one of the finest single-season rushing performances in NFL history. The other blocked for the best Redskins’ rushing performance in 80 years. Now both play
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  • Rendon's goal is to have camp Nats will remember

    Rendon's goal is to have camp Nats will remember

    MLB.com Mar 5, 2013
    Third baseman Anthony Rendon is making a strong impression in Nationals camp. But Rendon, 22, knows he will not be with the big club very long.
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  • Could Redskins Go O-Line With No. 51?

    Could Redskins Go O-Line With No. 51?

    redskins.com Mar 5, 2013
    (AP Photo) This time last year, the Washington Redskins were in the middle of all draft speculation. The team was slated to select from the number five slot as quarterbacks Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III to cornerbacks Morris Claiborne and Janoris J…
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  • Fred Davis: I don’t want to just go for the money

    Fred Davis: I don’t want to just go for the money

    Redskins tight end Fred Davis got some good news recently about his recovery from a torn Achilles and that means it’s time for him to start thinking about where he’d like to end up as a free agent this offseason. Other than saying that he likes being
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  • Looking at running back scenarios

    Looking at running back scenarios

    ESPN.com Mar 5, 2013
    After reading this from Calvin over the weekend about whether the Cowboys would pursue Michael Turner, and then this Monday from Mike Jones about the Redskins' running back depth chart, I thought to myself, "That's a good idea. Let's do a post on t…
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  • D.C. media take issue with Jim Irsay’s comments on RG3

    D.C. media take issue with Jim Irsay’s comments on RG3

    profootballtalk.com Mar 5, 2013
    Colts owner Jim Irsay is taking some heat in Washington for comments he made about the Redskins’ use of Robert Griffin III. In an interview with the Indianapolis Star, Irsay said that if the Colts had ended up with the second overall pick in the 2012 NF
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  • Video - BBTN Special: Nats Camp 09:59

    BBTN Special: Nats Camp

    Mar 5
    Karl Ravech, Tim Kurkjian and Curt Schilling report from Nationals spring training.
  • Video - Improvements To The Nationals In 2013 02:50

    Improvements To The Nationals In 2013

    Mar 5
    Tim Kurkjian sits down with Davey Johnson to discuss the makeup of the 2013 Washington Nationals.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: Kuechly goes back to school; Chiefs break from Pioli's way; ma…

    Mar 5
    We interrupt the never-ending hype for NFL free agency (when, by the way, is the last time a great free agent class led a team deep into that season's playoffs?) to talk about 15 weeks that no one ever talks about. But people should.
  • NBA Coast to Coast - Western Conference playoff matchups we're wishing for

    Mar 5
    J.A. Adande runs down his list of playoff matchups he wants to see in the Western Conference.
  • NBA Coast to Coast -- East playoff matchups we'd like to see

    Mar 5
    Israel Gutierrez runs down his list of playoff matchups he wants to see in the Eastern Conference.