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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant’s Under Armour Deal Could Be 10-Years, $325 Million

Kevin Durant is prepared to bolt Nike for Under Armour, and it could have lasting ramifications on his future in Oklahoma City.  InsideMDSports is reporting that Durant is close to signing a 10-year, $325 million deal with the Maryland based company. Sounds like Kevin Durant to Under Armour is close to done. Would be the seminal moment in UA's basketball climb. — Jeff Ermann ...
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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Leonsis believes the Wizards are built to win now

Photo cred: zimbio.com Since the Wizards’ season has ended, the team has been busy with recent signings.  Wizards owner, Ted Leonsis, recently wrote a blog on the direction of the team. The opening line of Leonsis’ blog stated, “This has been the busiest of offseasons,” which is an understatement. In the last few months, the Wizards have signed Randy Wittman, Marcin Gortat...
Via DC Sports-Kings
July 18, 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...
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June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington in the running to host the 2024 Olympics

Photo cred: Cliff Owen The US Olympic Committee has narrowed the bid selection for the 2024 Olympics down to the final four. The race is between Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington D.C. LA is the only city in the group to have hosted a previous Olympic games. Before the USOC decides which city they would want the Olympics held, they have to decide if they are going...
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June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Capitals Off-Season Ahead, Potential Buyouts on the Horizon?

The most strenuous part of the NHL off-season was taken care of for Caps owner Ted Leonsis when he filled in the vacant positions at the top of the organization. Barry Trotz is now behind the bench and Brian MacLellan is the guy responsible for bringing players in to fill the players bench. Now that a head coach is in place along with a general manager, what is next for the Washington...
Via DC Sports-Kings
June 13, 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

Caps promote MacLellan to General Manager, name Trotz head coach

The Washington Capitals promoted former Calgary Flames player Brian MacLellan to General Manager and named former Nashville Predators head coach Barry Trotz to the same position (courtesy of the Capitals team website) The wait is over Caps fans, but it might not be time to pop the cork on the champagne just yet. In what seemed like an eternity, owner Ted Leonsis promoted assistant...
Via DC Sports-Kings
May 26, 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...
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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...
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May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Capitals name Brian MacLellan general manager, Barry Trotz coach

After a month-long search, the Washington Capitals have decided who will be the next to lead them behind the bench and in the front office. Washington named Brian MacLellan general manager and Barry Trotz coach Monday, giving the organization familiarity and experience, respectively, as it aims to usher in a new era. MacLellan, 55, has been a fixture in Washington for the past...
Via Hockey Fan Land
May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

The Great Gretzky is NOT headed to the Caps

Rumors have been swirling since the Washington Capitals fired GM George McPhee and coach Adam Oates that the Great Wayne Gretzky could be headed to Washington in a front office position, mainly as Team President.   Those rumors were confirmed by Gretzky after he said that a few brief, casual conversations were had between him and Caps’ owner Ted Leonsis.  The rumors were also...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Wizards owner Ted Leonsis videobombs live broadcast

It has become quite a trend in the NBA for players to videobomb their teammates during post game interviews, but how often do team owners do it? Today before game two of the Washington Wizards/Indiana Pacers series, Wizards owner Ted Leonsis videobombed a live broadcast because he said he heard the word pizza: Your browser does not support iframes. *** Leonsis image courtesy of Getty Images
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Wizards bandwagon has a new member – Magic Johnson

Photo: CSN Washington The Washington Wizards stole Game 1 from the Indiana Pacers last night, 102-96, in a game that wasn’t even that close.  The Wizards improved to 5-1 this postseason and are slowly starting to earn the adulation and respect from their peers that they deserve.  Magic Johnson is the latest NBA head to show some love to the Wizards with this tweet from last night...
Via DC Sports-Kings
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Will next Washington Capitals leader be a Great One?

Wayne Gretzky did a terrible job managing and coaching the Phoenix Coyotes. That franchise made the playoffs once in his nine years in the Valley of the Sun. But he is still Wayne Gretzky, so the New York Post reported that Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis is intrigued by the possibility of bringing him aboard as team president.  This is the hot fad among NHL owners. Trevor...
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May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Quickie Takes: While We Wait Caps fans....

Simple Playoff Commentary Our former Capitals players still in the playoffs series will return next week. This is just something simple and quick while watching the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens basically beat the living daylights out of each other. I want our Washington Capitals fans. However I want Washington fans to watch the series for several reasons. The main...
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May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

REPORT: Capitals interested in Gretzky for GM role

Gretzky and Leonsis share box seats at the Capitals v. Canadiens game at Verizon Center. Despite the Capitals finishing 5th in the Metropolitan and falling short of a wild card spot in the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs, it caught many by surprise to hear head coach Adam Oates was relieved of his position with a year still left on his contract. Oates’ firing was shortly followed by...
Via DC Sports-Kings
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Wizards Owner Ted Leonsis Wore a Jersey of Suspended Nene

The Washington Wizards are just one more win against the Chicago Bulls to advance to the next round in the NBA playoffs for the first time since 2008 after Sunday’s win at home. Ted Leonsis, the Washington Wizards owner, was seen court-side sporting a No.42 jersey, that of Nene, who was suspended during Game 3 after grabbing Jimmy […] The post Wizards Owner Ted Leonsis Wore...
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April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards Ted Leonsis Shows How an NBA Owner Should Act

Not every owner in the NBA is a hateful racist. Some actually like to show support for the players on their team--unlike Clippers owner Donald Sterling (assuming he is guilty). Washington Wizards Ted Leonsis certainly supports his players.He proved that Sunday during Game Four of his team's series with Chicago--with his attire.@HoopDistrictDC/TwitterNene Hilario--who wears No. 42...
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April 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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