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Tensions Rise Between Nats and Marlins

Photo: AP It was not an impressive night for the Washington Nationals, as the team lost 11-2 to the Miami Marlins. And it showed when, in the top of the fourth inning, Nats shortstop Ian Desmond yelled out to Marlins pitcher Tom Koehler after a 1-0 fastball came up and in. Koehler walked Nats right fielder Jayson Werth two batters earlier with a pitch that was also up and in, and...
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The 10 most overrated players in the NBA

With the NBA regular season winding down this week, there’s no better time to take a look at some of the most overrated players in the league.  Therefore, I have compiled a list of the ten most overrated players in the NBA.  How did I come up with this list, you ask?  There were plenty of factors I weighed when deliberating over this list including stats, playoff performances...
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Washington 114, Miami 93, Game 81 of 82 (Wizards 43-38)

  Photo Credit: NBA.com   Miami didn’t care on Monday night. Yeah, the game against Washington was required by the National Basketball Association. Sure, the Miami roster has recognizable names beyond the obvious stars. Those other guys got lots of playing time Monday night, and it showed. Miami (54-27) chose to rest LeBron James and Chris Bosh on for this game. Washington led...
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Washington DC Sports Hall of Fame announces 2014 class

Photo: collegebasketball.nbcsports.com The Washington DC Sports Hall of Fame today announced their 2014 class which will be honored at Nationals Park on Sunday, April 27 in the Nationals series finale versus the San Diego Padres.  The seven new members are listed below: Charles “Lefty” Driesell – Former men’s basketball coach at University of Maryland Johnny Holiday ...
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Branding of RG3 continues, introducing ‘Adidas RG3′

Recently, Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III unveiled his new personal logo.  And now, he reveals a new sneaker called the ‘RG3′ designed and made by Adidas. The shoe looks a lot like a zebra print with a lot of black and white.  Adidas’ over excited description of the shoe includes words like “sock-like fit” and “great support with no bulkiness”.  It is clear...
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Washington Wizards versus Miami Heat, Preview

Photo Credit: NBA.com The Washington Wizards are coming off of two consecutive wins against the two worst teams in the Eastern conference and tonight have a chance to take down the Miami Heat, who are fighting for the conference’s top seed. The Heat are limping toward the finishing line after losing four out of their last six match ups and are a half a game back from Indiana for...
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Ovechkin: I’m never going to ask for a trade

Photo: sports.ru There is a lot of finger pointing going on throughout the media in Washington with the Capitals set to miss the postseason for the first time since the 2006-07 season. There were some positives but clearly a lot more negatives to the 2013-14 season. Alexander Ovechkin led the NHL in goals, scoring 51 along with 24 power play goals and a +/- rating of a -35. Ovechkin...
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Michael Phelps coming out of retirement

Photo: www.theguardian.com There is big time news in the swimming/Olympic world today. Baltimore, Maryland native, Michael Phelps, is coming out of retirement.  The 22-time Olympic medalist will be competing in a meet in Mesa, Arizona on April 24 – 26.  Bob Bowman, the swimmer’s coach, told the Associated Press via phone that “I think he’s just going to test the waters...
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WATCH: Ian Desmond Describes His Teammates in One Word

In this video, MASN’s F.P. Santangelo sits down with Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond for a not so serious interview in which he asks Desmond to tell him the first word that comes to mind when he thinks of various Nats players and coaches. I’m not going to give anything away, but it turns out there is more than one Prima donna playing baseball in DC. Check out the interview with...
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Washington Wizards clinch first winning record since 2008

Photo: www.zimbio.com With their 104 – 91 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night, the Washington Wizards moved to 42 – 38 and ensured their first winning season since 2008.  In the last hurrah of the squad built around Gilbert Arenas, Antawn Jamision and Caron Butler, the team finished the season 43 – 39, eventually losing 4 – 2 in a First Round matchup with...
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Orioles (5-7) – Blue Jays (7-6) Series Review

Photo: www.cbc.ca The Baltimore Orioles dropped their third series of the young season, falling to 5-7 on the season after losing two of three versus the Toronto Blue Jays. Toronto 2 – Baltimore 0, W: McGown (1-1) LP: Tillman (1-1) S: Santos (4) The Orioles returned to action on Friday after a day off, kicking off a three game series versus the Toronto Blue Jays.  Chris Tillman...
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WATCH: Orioles ball girl's embarrassing mishap

Photo: www.bleacherreport.com In today’s game versus the Toronto Blue Jays at Camden Yards, an Orioles ball girl mistakenly fielded a live hit by Edwin Encarnacion.  As the Orioles announcers say, it was actually a pretty nice catch, just not actually a foul ball unfortunately.  Encarnacion was given a ground rule double on the hit, moving Adam Lind to third and saving the Orioles...
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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)....
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Series Preview: Orioles – Blue Jays

  Photo: National Post Game 1: Chris Tillman (1-0, 1.35 ERA) v. Dustin McGowan (0-1, 13.50 ERA) Game 2: Bud Norris (0-1, 9.00 ERA) v. Drew Hutchison (1-1, 6.23 ERA) Game 3: Ubaldo Jimenez (0-2, 6.75 ERA) v. Mark Buehrle (2-0, 0.64 ERA) The Orioles (4-5) are back in Baltimore to face their division opponent, Toronto Blue Jays (5-4). After a tough road trip, the Birds are hoping...
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Randy Wittman criticizes effort of John Wall and Bradley Beal

Photo: sportsillustrated.cnn.com For the Wizards young back court duo, this is the first time in their NBA careers that they have been in this position. They have clinched a playoff berth and still have three games to play. This is the time when John Wall and Bradley Beal should be seizing the moment and really start to rev it up for the second part of the season. Wizards head coach...
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More From Adam Jones on Masahiro Tanaka

Photo: mlbreports.com Is Adam Jones trying to become the baseball version of Richard Sherman? The Orioles’ center fielder had a great few days from the media’s standpoint, with impressive quotes abound. From talking about kicking idiot fans who run on the field with metal spikes, to asking why reporters were asking him about going up against Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro...
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Major League Baseball investigates Adam Jones for his comments

Photo: baltimoresun.com Baltimore Orioles center fielder, Adam Jones, had some harsh words for the fans that ran onto the field Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium. Now, it is reported that Major League Baseball is investigating these comments by Jones. Jones had comments on the impending investigation telling reporters that; he’s not concerned with being disciplined for what he said...
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WATCH: Bryce Harper pranks fans who don’t know who he is

Washington Nationals left fielder, Bryce Harper, did a fun prank with MLB Fan Cave in which he is talking to unsuspecting fans about the different pictures in the room. Of course there is a picture of Harper on an easel. He asks the fans an array of questions such as who their favorite players are and if they have heard of Bryce Harper. At the end he introduces himself to the fans...
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Orioles (4-5) – Yankees (4-5) Series Review

Photo: www.stamfordadvocate.com Ubaldo Jimenez opened the series for the Orioles on Monday, making his second start for the team since signing a 4 year, $50 million contract in February in Derek Jeter’s final home opener at Yankee Stadium. After a rough start against Boston, Ubaldo Jimenez continued his early season struggles against New York as Baltimore lost 4-2. Jimenez allowed...
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Video: Jayson Werth’s Go-Ahead Grand Slam

The Washington Nationals were involved in a tug of war in Wednesday night’s game against the Florida Marlins. The Nats went from being down five in the second inning, to up one in the sixth, to down one going into the bottom of the eighth. However, in the bottom of the inning Nats right fielder Jayson Werth put the game away. With one out and men on first and second, the Marlins...
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Redskins 2014 preseason schedule released

Photo: www.washingtonpost.com The Redskins 2014 preseason schedule has been released, and the Jay Gruden era in Washington will begin with a stern test against the New England Patriots in Week 1 (date and time to be determined) at FedEx Field.  Gruden, the first year Redskins head coach, will be going up against Bill Belichick and his 19 years of NFL head coaching experience. ...
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Orioles striking out so far with Ubaldo Jimenez

Photo: www.ewallstreeter.com You can place this in the “way too early to tell” category, but the early returns for the Orioles 4 year, $50 million investment in Ubaldo Jimenez have been poor to say the least.  After Monday’s loss to the New York Yankees, Jimenez has dropped to 0-2 on this young season, with some eye opening stats to go along with his record.  Against New...
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WATCH: Brouwer and Johansson collide in bad way

The Washington Capitals are faced with a must win situation the rest of the season. If the team wins out, they may have an outside shot at a playoff berth. In tonight’s game against the St. Louis Blues, forwards Troy Brouwer and Marcus Johansson met between the blue line and center ice during the Capitals late first period power play. Let’s just say that Brouwer has a pretty...
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WATCH: Capitals Alexander Ovechkin nets league leading 50th goal

The Washington Capitals diminishing playoff chances haven’t effected Alexander Ovechkin’s goal scoring ability. The “Great 8″ has notched his 50th goal this season and leads Anaheim’s Corey Perry by 8 goals for the league lead. Ovechkin’s plus/minus rating has been brought to question of late, however when you lead the NHL in power play goals (23) the rating will be very...
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Adam Jones wants cops to taser fans who run on field

Adam Jones and a fan on the field in Baltimore in 2012 Photo: xmmlbchat.blogspot.com On Tuesday, the Orioles played the New York Yankees and a pair of fans decided to run out on the field while the game was in play. Adam Jones was very open to his feelings of what happened after the game in New York and had this to say: I let them know how I felt, obviously a lot of choice words...
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