Arena League in talks with Leonsis about Washington team

WASHINGTON (AP) Commissioner Scott Butera says the Arena Football League is in ''serious negotiations'' with Ted Leonsis' Monumental Sports & Entertainment about bringing a team to Washington. Butera confirmed a Washington Post report that the Arena Football League had a strong interest in the Washington area and is in talks with Monumental. Butera said in a phone interview...
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7 hours ago  |  Discuss

The funny side of Alex Ovechkin

Alex Ovechkin is a dominant player on the ice, but he has a funny side off of it. Hear some of the funny stories about the Great 8 from Mike Knuble, Brendan Witt, Ted Leonsis and more.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The secret of a good selfie, according to selfie enthusiast Ted Leonsis

Ted Leonsis, by my count, has posted approximately 26 selfies on his Twitter account in calendar year 2016. That’s an average of well over half-a-selfie per day, a healthy output that likely would put Leonsis atop the leaderboard of U.S. Sports Team Ownership Selfies, if not the international list. It’s not an inconsiderable accomplishment, and […]
Via DC Sports Blog
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ted Leonsis Offers to Cover Wizards, Caps for The Washington Post

WASHINGTON — Anybody who lives in the D.C. area knows the city’s sports fans care more about the Redskins than they do about the Wizards, Capitals, Nationals, Mystics or D.C. United — possibly more than the other five combined, really. Dan Steinberg of The Washington Post’s D.C. Sports Bog mourned this reality Wednesday in a Facebook post, wondering how the paper is going...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Have The Wizards Already Blown Their Chance at Durant?

WASHINGTON — There is growing thought around the NBA that the Washington Wizards have blown their chance at landing Kevin Durant in free agency this summer with their erratic, middling play this season. 106.7 The Fan’s own Bryan Frantz suggests the Wizards should move on from the pipe dream of reeling in Durant — “Why would a player leave a perpetual winner that already...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

College basketball games postponed due to blizzard but Wizards still on for Saturday

If you follow anyone living in Washington D.C. on social media, you probably know all too well that the region is about to be hit by a massive blizzard. The National Weather Service is predicting the city gets 24 inches of snow Friday night and Saturday, with some suburbs getting even more than that. Charlottesville, Virginia, two and a half hours from D.C., will be hit with between...
Via The Comeback
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Hockey Tweets of the Week – Week 15

Hello tweetsters! It’s time to catch up on the social media craze that is NHL Twitter for Week 15. Now, if you’re sitting at home reading this and not hiring a financial consultant, then you probably didn’t win the $1.54 billion Powerball drawing on Wednesday. Puck Drunk Love would like to offer its condolences to you for having to go back to work. But for you Capitals fans...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Ovechkin Scores Career Goal No. 500

Embed from Getty Images Alex Ovechkin has done it! A day after netting two goals to get to No. 499, the Washington Capitals captain scored his 500th career NHL goal, becoming the 43rd player in league history to do so and the fifth fastest. He did it in front of a sellout home crowd at the Verizon Center along with his family in attendance. The goal came at the 16:19 into...
Via KCM Sports
January 10, 2016  |  Discuss

A Few More Little Guys: The D League Adds To Its Ranks

Brooklyn and Chicago toss their hats into the D League ring as the NBA sets its sights on 30. The NBA D-League has been growing in popularity and success over the past few years, with the number of teams swelling to nineteen for the 2015-16 season. The trend has been towards each team having a single-parent NBA club, and with Indiana’s acquisition of the Fort Wayne Mad Ants all...
Via The Lottery Mafia
November 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Capitals, Wizards eschewing digital distribution for new RSN deal – for now

Washington Capitals and Wizards owner Ted Leonsis has made waves in the past by insinuating he’d consider keeping the TV rights for his two teams in-house, and making games available online through his Monumental Network. The idea of dumping a local RSN for an over the top service is also being considered by Clippers owner Steve Ballmer. But Leonsis is pumping the brakes on going...
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November 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Wizards Considering St. Elizabeth Site for Practice Facility

View image | gettyimages.com The Washington Wizards are considering building a practice facility on the site of the former Saint Elizabeth’s Hospital in Southeast Washington, D.C. The site is one of three locations the team is considering to move their practices. A property at Howard University campus and a location atop a parking garage of Silver Spring Metro Station are...
Via KCM Sports
August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Agreement or not, Alex Ovechkin is going to the 2018 Olympics

By John Coppinger The NHL hasn’t decided whether its players will participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. Alex Ovechkin has decided that it doesn’t matter, he’s going. In an interview with Tass in Russia, Ovechkin said that he, and others, will head to Pyeongchang to play for their country: “The same situation was with the [2014] Sochi Games, they said...
Via Puck Drunk Love
August 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Caps owner: 'I haven't met my commitment' to Alex Ovechkin

ARLINGTON, Va. -- Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis said Saturday that "I feel I haven't met my commitment" to Alex Ovechkin "that we would build a team that would be able to win Stanley Cups." Leonsis and the star forward have been together a decade without winning a title. "The consistency he's brought is really historic," Leonsis said at a news conference during the team's...
Via AP on Fox
July 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Capitals owner remains committed to building around Ovechkin

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis says ''I feel I haven't met my commitment'' to Alex Ovechkin ''that we would build a team that would be able to win Stanley Cups.'' At a news conference Saturday during the team's development camp, Leonsis said the consistency his star forward has ''brought is really historic'' and that ''he plays hard all the time.'' The...
Via AP on Fox
July 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Ted Leonsis on Paul Pierce: 'I hope he comes back'

With the July 1 free agency date getting closer, it's still unclear what Washington Wizards forward Paul Pierce will do.Pierce owns a player option for the 2015-16 season. If Pierce declines his option, he can either sign a new deal with Washington or anyone else in free agency. It's also possible that Pierce, who has played 17 seasons, will retire. Here's what Wizards owner Ted...
Via Fox Sports
June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Wizards Hope To Have New Practice Facility Location By End Of Offseason

The Washington Wizards hope to have a new standalone practice facility location by the end of the offseason. “I’m hoping by the end of the offseason to make an announcement that says this is the place that we’re going to build it and how long it will take,” Ted Leonsis said. A new facility could potentially host the Wizards' D-League team in the future. “First priority...
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

WNBA's Mystics, Lynx participate in analytic scrimmage

WASHINGTON (AP) Ted Leonsis has turned to analytics in his search for ways to broaden the appeal of the WNBA. Analytics are a growing trend that has had an impact on the NBA, look no further than the Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference finals. So Leonsis, owner of the Washington Wizards, Mystics and the NHL's Capitals, figured a WNBA scrimmage would...
Via AP on Fox
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Game 1 Notebook, Wizards at Raptors: Toronto Can’t Handle The Truth

2015 Eastern Conference First Round Playoffs, Game 1 Wizards 93 Raptors 86 (OT) April 18, 2015 – Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON Paul Pierce led the way, but Otto was the closer. When Ted Leonsis and Ernie Grunfield laid out their outline for the Wizards’ rebuilding “Plan” a few years ago, one of the primary […] The post Game 1 Notebook, Wizards at Raptors: Toronto Can...
Via Hoop District
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

The Wizards equated their owner to Martin Luther King Jr

This got lost over the weekend, but on Saturday, the Washington Wizards honored the end of Black History Month by posting an image on Facebook that seemed to be equating Martin Luther King Jr. to team owner Ted Leonsis. Well, that’s not at all ridiculous. And what’s with the Leonsis quote? It’s not even somewhat inspirational or meaningful! [Vice Sports] The post The Wizards...
Via Awful Announcing
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Wizards Owner Ted Leonsis Laughing with Jamie Foxx While Team Getting Blown Out

Screenshot via CSN Washington Comedian and actor Jamie Foxx was a guest of Washington Wizards owner Ted Leonsis. Cameras caught the two sitting next to each other courtside by the Wizards’ bench. And they were having a good time. The #Wizards are down 94-71 at the end of the 3rd quarter, but at least Jamie Foxx is in the house! #WizardsTalk pic.twitter.com/QF8pcZJgNt — CSN...
Via KCM Sports
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Magic stay close until 3rd quarter, fall on road to Wizards

WASHINGTON (AP) -- John Wall fell one point shy of his first triple-double of the season, Marcin Gortat had 14 points and 14 rebounds, and the Washington Wizards beat the Orlando Magic 96-80 on Monday night to sweep the season series. Presented by Wizards owner Ted Leonsis with an NBA All-Star jersey before the opening tip, Wall hit a 3-pointer a little more than a minute into the...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Bid decision gives USOC chance to pick long-term partner

DENVER -- When the leaders of the U.S. Olympic Committee meet Thursday, they'll be deciding on more than a city to put in the running to host the 2024 Summer Games. They'll be picking a partner that will help shape their future. Leaders from Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington made presentations last month and will not be present while the 15 USOC board members debate...
Via AP on Fox
January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Top 10 DC Pro Sports Report: No. 4. The Capitals miss the playoffs for the first time in 7 years and bring in a new regime

The Washington Capitals dominated the Southeast Division.  Last year marked their first season in the new Metropolitan Division.  The Capitals ushered in the new realignment era by missing the NHL playoffs for the first time in seven years.  Caps fans knew it would be a tough road to get through to win the Metro Division, but not too many expected the Caps to miss out on the playoffs...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
January 01, 2015  |  Discuss

USOC decides to bid for 2024 Olympics; city still undecided

  The U.S. Olympic Committee will try to land the 2024 Olympics and end a 28-year drought without the Summer Games. Which city will it pick? Stay tuned. After hearing presentations from the four candidates Tuesday - Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington - USOC board members voted to join the race, but not until they have a chance to mull over the candidates during the...
Via AP on Fox
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

HD Exclusive: One on One with Ted Leonsis

Last week we had the opportunity to talk one on one with Washington Wizards and Monumental Sports majority owner Ted Leonsis. Ted covered a series of topics including what Wes Unseld means to him and Washington, D.C., growing up hating the Washington Bullets as a New York Knicks fan, John Wall‘s impressive knowledge of basketball […] The post HD Exclusive: One on One with Ted...
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October 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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