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Wizards sign 10-year-old cancer survivor to one-day contract

Photo: monumentalnetwork.com USA Today’s Laken Litman reported a heartwarming story this weekend. The Washington Wizards signed a 10-year-old girl to a one-day contract. But, she’s no ordinary 10-year-old. Amaris Jackson plays point guard for her middle-school basketball team. She’s also a cancer survivor. Jackson is battling renal cell carcinoma (a form of kidney cancer)....
Via DC Sports-Kings
6 days ago  |  Discuss

“Obviously I Was Wrong”- Ted Leonsis

from Ted Leonsis of Ted's Take, Before the Capitals season started, I was quoted as saying I didn’t see any weakness in our lineup. While I knew some aspects of our team were stronger than others, I didn’t see anything that I believed was a specific weakness. Obviously I was wrong. I still believe it is good business practice to avoid snap decisions, and I want to...
Via Kukla's Korner
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Leonsis still hoping Kuznetsov comes over after Olympics

Washington Capitals 2010 first-round pick Evgeni Kuznetsov still hasn’t come to North America to play, but that’s not stopping Caps owner Ted Leonsis from hanging on to the dream. In his blog discussing the Caps sending down two players during the Olympic break, Leonsis mentions how the schedule following the Sochi games will be tough and the team’s quest for the playoffs...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Cup failure means failing grade for Leonsis, Caps

Ted Leonsis gives himself a failing grade when it comes to the Washington Capitals because they've yet to win a Stanley Cup. Leonsis says ''it's too early to tell'' when it comes to the Washington Wizards because the team has been rebuilding since he took control in 2010, but he added: ''I believe it's time for the Wizards to take that next step...
Via AP on Fox
November 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Leonsis knows fans eager for return to playoffs

Ted Leonsis knows Wizards fans want to see the team get back to the playoffs. ''I think the fan base's expectation is we're going to have a better team,'' Leonsis said on Friday at the Verizon Center. ''I think everyone looks at our team and other teams in the East and says we should be able to, if we play to our capabilities, be one of the teams...
Via AP on Fox
October 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Winter Classic’s 2015 Host Could Be ‘Major Announcement’ Coming From Capitals Owner Ted Leonsis

With the NHL season now only days away, many teams are focused on training camps and trimming rosters. The Washington Capitals and majority owner Ted Leonsis have different ideas, however. After a relatively quiet offseason where they signed former Toronto center Mikhail Grabovski to a one-year contract, the Capitals have issued a press release saying Leonsis will make a “major...
Via NESN.com
September 19, 2013  |  Discuss

John Wall expects a max deal from the Wizards

The Washington Wizards are setting up to become a force next year. To achieve that goal they are going to make point guard John Wall a very happy man. Please click here to read this story. The post John Wall expects a max deal from the Washington Wizards appeared first on Players View.
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March 19, 2013  |  Discuss

The Upcoming Off-season Will Be Key for the Washington Wizards

Next year will be make-or-break for the Wizards After last night’s 95-90 loss at the hands of the Cleveland Cavaliers that saw the Wizards score 33 first quarter points and jump out to a 13 point lead, then only 32 points over the next 24 minutes, I immediately starting thinking about the off-season. While it was only a five point loss, it came at the hands of the Cavs who were...
Via Blog So Hard Sports
March 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Wizards Fans Have Had Enough, Ernie Grunfeld Needs to be Fired

Ted Leonsis continues to blog about sticking together and not making changes. Sometimes I see his blog posts as a slap to the fan, like we don’t know what the real problem with the organization is — the General Manager Ernie Grunfeld. The media knows it, the bloggers know it, and most importantly the fans know it. The only person at this time who doesn’t seem to know what needs...
Via Blog So Hard Sports
November 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Owner Leonsis wants Wizards to be 'destination'

Owner Ted Leonsis believes his Washington Wizards can become a ''destination'' - the sort of NBA team that top players strive to join, no matter what it takes. That will take some time, Leonsis acknowledges. He makes it perfectly clear that the Wizards are still early on in the process of reconstructing around No. 1 overall draft pick John Wall. During a half-hour...
Via AP on Fox
December 15, 2011  |  Discuss
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