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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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

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

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 NHL could not be...
Via Puck Drunk Love
15 days ago  |  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...
Via RealGM
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 AP on Fox
February 09, 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...
Via Hoop District
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Ovechkin, Capitals unveil Winter Classic uniforms at Nationals Park

  Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis' lobbying for a Winter Classic in his NHL team's home city began with an email sent to Commissioner Gary Bettman the moment the league's first New Year's Day game was played in 2008. ''The first emails I see any morning, on any typical day, are from Ted on any of a variety of subjects but he has been both persistent and passionate in pursuit...
Via AP on Fox
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Ovechkin, Capitals unveil Winter Classic uniforms

WASHINGTON (AP) With Alex Ovechkin wearing flip-flops and a borrowed pair of baseball pants on a warm start-of-autumn day, the Washington Capitals have unveiled the uniforms they'll wear when they host the Chicago Blackhawks in the NHL's Winter Classic on Jan. 1 at Nationals Park. At a news conference Tuesday at the baseball stadium, Capitals owner Ted Leonsis says he lobbied NHL...
Via AP on Fox
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

The long history of Wizards logos/jerseys that precede their new (awesome) alternate uniforms

Ted Leonsis’s Summer Loving Tour has been nearly utopian in the opinion of most. One thing that factored in to it was when he delivered a hit with the first alternate uniform for his Washington Wizards since 2006. Make no mistake about it, the announcement of a new uniform is a big deal, there are […] The post The long history of Wizards logos/jerseys that precede their new ...
Via Hoop District
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Hanging’em up: Rick Retires

After five years of short news posts, attempts to understand analytics, long-winded rants, terrible ideas, point/counterpoint pieces and a countless number of gameday posts, I’ve decided to retire from active blogging. Effective today, I’ll be stepping away from regular posting and riding off into the sunset. On Sven the Horse. Obviously, I’d like to thank Adam and Derek for...
Via The Pensblog
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Charles Wang to sell Islanders

It’s over. Sound the bells and let the villagers know it’s safe to come out: the witch is finally dead. Okay, calling him a witch might be a little on the strong side, but Charles Wang hasn’t exactly been the most endearing person in the world since taking over as owner of the New York Islanders way back in 2000. The embattled owner has finally sold the team. Former Washington...
Via Sports-Glory
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Caps Announce Preseason Match ups

#494047163 / gettyimages.com The free agent market hasn’t even opened yet, and the Capitals have been busy. The Caps have made several changes to their front office. Ted Leonsis announced in May that Head Coach Adam Oates and General Manager George Mcphee would not be returning to the organization. This would pave the road for Barry Trotz and Brian Maclellan to take charge to...
Via TopSportsReport
June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Wizards Make Wittman Official

The Wizards will attempt their climb in the NBA Eastern Conference for another three seasons with Randy Wittman at the helm. Some three decades after being selected in the first round by the then Bullets, Wittman finally appears to have a sense of stability. The support is unanimous, from owner Ted Leonsis, General Manager Ted Leonsis and superstar John Wall. Wednesday was a day...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Capitals hire Barry Trotz as head coach

The Washington Capitals have hired Barry Trotz to be their head coach. On Monday the Nationals hired Trotz. He was let go by the Nashville Predators at the end of the season while the Capitals fired Adam Oates. The Capitals also promoted Brian MacLellan to the role of general manager after he spent the last 13 seasons as an assistant general manager in charge of player personnel...
Via Tireball.com
May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Capitals Hire Barry Trotz As Head Coach, Make Brian MacLellan New GM

After missing the playoffs for the first time in seven years, the Washington Capitals hired former Nashville Predators coach Barry Trotz and promoted Brian MacLellan to general manager on Monday. Trotz was the Predators’ coach for 15 seasons before being dropped from the job in April. In Washington, he takes over for Adam Oates, who was fired last month with a season left on his...
Via NESN.com
May 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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