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Shut up and Drive: Keys to the Game

photo: eog.com   Here we sit Raven Nation. We win these last two games and we’re in the big dance. After last week’s close call against the Jaguars 20-12, John Harbaugh has some work to do. The domination by the young interior defensive line of Jacksonville on our guards and center was a serious cause for concern. Not being able to establish the run made us one dimensional...
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Orioles add lefty Wright for one year.

photo:Baltimoresun.com Orioles fans have been a little uneasy these past few weeks. With other teams making a plethora of moves and the front office standing pat, the tone on most sport outlets in town is one of angst and pessimism. The loss of the most dominant reliever in Andrew Miller to the Yankees was certainly the start of the depression and woe in Charm City. While it wasn’t...
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WATCH: Michal Cekovsky makes half court shot

The #17 ranked Maryland Terrapins are back on the court to get ready for their match against the Oklahoma State Cowboys. At the end of practice, the Terrapins did a little half court shooting contest to loosen things up before their game on Sunday. Maryland freshman Michal Cekovsky stepped up to take the challenge. With the greatest of ease, Cekovsky took two steps, shot the ball...
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WATCH: Alex Ovechkin scores “Danglicious” goal

Alex Ovechkin has been in a small scoring slump of late, being held without a goal in his last 4 games, but tonight he might have scored one of the best goals in his career. With the Capitals already up 2-0 on the New Jersey Devils, the road team was looking to increase their lead. Ovechkin collected the puck at the Caps blue line and by the time he was entering the Devils zone,...
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Washington 105, Miami 103; 19 December 2014 (Washington 19-6, Miami 12-15)

Photo Credit: wizofawes.com The Wizards came into Friday night’s road game on a five-game win streak. The Heat have gone L-W-L-W-L-W-L in their last seven games. All four Heat losses were by 16 or more points. Their three wins were by 6, 5 and 4 points respectively. Miami fought hard for a win, even without center Chris Bosh (strained left calf). Washington needed John Wall...
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PHOTO: The Capitals and Wizards wish fans a Happy Holiday

Christmas is known for a time of giving, and the Washington Capitals and Washington Wizards just gave us holiday pictures to last a lifetime. Monumental Network made players from both teams pose for holiday cards in ugly Christmas sweaters. With all the pictures taken, somehow each one showed a different awkward family pose. Check out the Capitals and Wizards holiday photos here...
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REPORT: Nationals involved in trade with Padres, Rays

Photo cred: washingtonpost.com It looks like the Nationals could be making a huge move in the coming days. Last week during Winter Meetings in San Diego, there were reports that the Nationals were going to make a splash. To everyone’s surprise, the Nats only made one trade during the week (Detwiler to the Rangers).  It seems that Mike Rizzo was weighing his options because today...
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WATCH: Capitals’ Brouwer is checked then dragged across ice

The Washington Capitals traveled to Florida to take on the Panthers tonight, in what turned out to be a game for the history books. In the first period, however, there was a very interesting play that took place. Washington Capitals forward, Troy Brouwer, was checked in the open ice by Panthers forward Brad Boyes. There was nothing wrong with the check, it was 100% legal, but what...
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NBA’s MVP candidates after one quarter of the season

Photo: sports.yahoo.com We are about a quarter of the way through the 2014-15 NBA season and the MVP race is looking pretty wide open so far. Lebron James hasn’t had the most ideal start after returning to Cleveland and Kevin Durant has missed all of November nursing an injury. This has allowed others to gain the attention of fans and make their case for the most valuable NBA...
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Washington 109, Minnesota 95; 16 December 2014 (Washington 18-6, Minnesota 5-19)

Photo Credit: sports.yahoo.com It’s a familiar refrain: John Wall had a solid game leading Washington to victory. On Tuesday night, Wall’s 21 points and 17 assists guided the Wizards over a scrappy but undermanned Timberwolves squad. Without center Nikola Pekovic (sprained right wrist, injured right ankle) and point guard Ricky Rubio (sprained left ankle) among the five rotation...
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WATCH: John Wall and Liam Neeson star in NBA ‘Taken’ inspired commercial

On Christmas day, John Wall and the Wizards take on Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. In order to promote the game, the NBA decided to call Liam Neeson to do a ‘Taken’ inspired promo. In the commercial, Neeson warns John Wall that the Knicks “unleash their skills” to defeat the Wizards. Being the competitor that he his, Wall accepts the challenge...
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Washington 93, Utah 84; 14 December 2014 (Washington 17-6, Utah 6-18)

Photo Credit: timesunion.com The weekend came to a close, with the Wizards hosting the young Utah Jazz on Sunday night. The Wizards’ starting backcourt put on a show for the home fans. John Wall & Bradley Beal combined for 38 points, 13 rebounds, 12 assists, 7 steals and 3 blocked shots to lead Washington to a win over the scrappy visitors from Utah. The first quarter was...
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WATCH: Nicklas Backstrom scores first regular season hat trick

Nicklas Backstrom is known for his amazing stick handling and passing skills, but tonight he has been a scoring machine. Before tonight’s game, Backstrom had only scored one career hat trick that came in the playoffs against Montreal. Tonight was one of those rare moments when Nicklas Backstrom scored a hat trick. In the second period, Backstrom scored his first goal on a backhand...
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WATCH: Braden Holtby makes goal line save

Braden Holtby’s play over the last few games have kept the Capitals in close situations and tonight is no different. In the second period, Mike Green and Alex Ovechkin were taken off the ice due to roughing and hooking penalties; putting the Capitals on a 5-on-3 penalty kill. After Holtby stopped an initial shot, the rebound went off his pad and straight to Ryan Callahan’s stick...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington 104, LA Clippers 96; 12 December 2014 (Washington 16-6, Clippers 16-6)

Photo Credit: fullyclips.com On Friday night, the Wizards hosted the high-flying Los Angeles Clippers. The Wizards countered with Bradley Beal leading the Wizards to a big lead, getting enough points to hold on for a win. Beal led all scorers with 29 points, and Marcin Gortat contributed 18 while battling the Los Angeles front line. Washington won its third straight game (and seventh...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Nationals’ Detwiler Dealt to Rangers

Photo Credit: lehighvalleylive.com Thursday, Jeff Todd of MLB Trade Rumors reported that Washington left-hander Ross Detwiler was traded to the Texas Rangers. In return, the Nationals acquired two minor leaguers. Right-handed pitchers Abel De Los Santos and infielder Chris Bostick. Neither player has played above High-A ball at this point in their respective careers. In losing Detwiler...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 5 Winter Classic moments

Photo cred: news.sportslogos.net There are only three weeks until the Washington Capitals take on the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2015 NHL Winter Classic. It is crazy to think that this will be the seventh Winter Classic held since 2008. There have been 9 different NHL teams, 7 different locations, and a whole bunch of memories. As the time ticks down to the outdoor game, lets take...
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WATCH: Hoyas’ student section unveils Duck Hunt tifo

Last night, the Georgetown Hoyas took on the #10-ranked Kansas Jayhawks at Verizon Center. Unfortunately, the Jayhawks defeated the Hoyas 75-70. During the game, the student-section known as the “Stonewalls” debuted a special animated tifo for this game. The tifo was a play on Nintendo’s Duck Hunt, but the Stonewalls renamed it “Jayhawk Hunt.” Watch the Stonewalls’ animated...
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Washington 91, Orlando 89; 10 December 2014 (Washington 15-6, Orlando 9-15)

Photo Credit: wizofawes.com On Wednesday night in central Florida, the Wizards’ Bradley Beal didn’t have the greatest of shooting nights (4-of-8 from the field). However, he did make the basket that had the game’s greatest impact. With eight-tenths of a second remaining in the game, Beal converted an alley-oop off of Andre Miller’s inbound pass to get Washington a close...
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Karl Alzner and wife welcome baby girl

Photo cred: aliciakeats.com While the Capitals had the day off, Karl Alzner and his wife Mandi had a busy day at the hospital. Don’t worry! The couple was at the hospital delivering their new baby girl, Stella Raay. Karl Alzner’s wife, Mandi, had their first child tonight: Stella Raay Alzner, born at 7:22 pm, per @washcaps. Don’t think Epix filmed. — Alex Prewitt (@alex_prewitt...
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Georgetown Hoyas wear “I Can’t Breathe” shirts before game

Photo cre: @BenStandig What started with Derrick Rose of the Bulls has now transpired to the NCAA. Before the Georgetown Hoyas toke on the Kansas Jayhawks, the team wore “I Can’t Breathe” during their warm up. All of the players decided to take the court in the black t-shirts. As of right now, the Georgetown Hoyas are the first team in college basketball to don the shirt...
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WATCH: Redskins’ Breeland and Roberts fight during practice

It seems that tempers have finally boiled over at Redskins Park. Today while running a play during practice, Bashaud Breeland was covering Andre Roberts on a route. McCoy threw the ball to Roberts, but the wide receiver wasn’t able to come up with it. That is when all of the drama started. While both players came down to the ground, Breeland  seemed to have been hit in his groin...
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Washington 133, Boston 132 (2OT); 8 December 2014 (Washington 14-6, Boston 7-12)

Photo Credit: NBA New Zealand Normally, in this space I would mention some back story between the Wizards and Celtics. In the back half of the home-and-home series, Washington’s John Wall scored the team’s last ten points to pull out a double-overtime win. You can look at the box score here. You can also see the play-by-play here. As I scanned the internet for data on the game...
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WATCH: John Wall breaks down in post-game interview

After John Wall and the Wizards defeated the Boston Celtics 133-132 in double-overtime, Wall let his emotions loose. During the game John Wall scored 26 points with a career-high 17 assists. Just before the game started, Miyah Nelson, a child Wall became close with, died of cancer. Miyah Nelson, the girl who met John Wall last spring passed away today #WinforMiyahhttp://t.co/RJOOT3hdMipic...
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WATCH: John Wall with acrobatic lay-up

As the Washington Wizards take on the Boston Celtics for the second time in as many days, John Wall lit up the Celtics. In double overtime, Wall had the ball at the top of the three-point line.  As John Wall drove toward the basket, Brandon Bass went up to block the possible dunk. Instead of going for the dunk, Wall jumped under Bass’ block and made an almost impossible reverse...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss
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