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Nationals Top Phillies 7-2 for Third Straight Win: Five Takeaways

Bryce Harper hit a three-run home run in the first, Danny Espinosa followed with a solo shot, and Max Scherzer was sensational, as the Washington Nationals topped the woeful Philadelphia Phillies 7-2. The Nationals are now on a three-game win streak, improving to 5-6 on the season. They will look for their fourth straight win, and the series clincher in Saturday’s matinee. The...
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Highlight: Alex Ovechkin Scores First Goal of 2015 NHL Playoffs

It took him 96 minutes and nine seconds of game time in the series, but Alex Ovechkin scored his first goal of the 2015 NHL Playoffs. OVI! The #Gr8! @ovi8 gets another int he 2nd for the #Caps! #CapsIsles #RockTheRed #CapsPlayoffs pic.twitter.com/uVXcXF0QxG — Washington Capitals (@washcaps) April 18, 2015 Ovechkin put a rebound off Matt Niskanen’s slap shot past New York...
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Bryce Harper Hits Three-Run Blast, Celebrates with Hair Flip

Bryce Harper wasted no time in making an impact in the Nationals’ Friday night game against the Philadelphia Phillies. With two men on in the first, Harper blasted a three-run home run to center field off Sean O’Sullivan. The blast gave the Nats an early 3-0 lead. Harper has been off to a hot start. That was Harper's first 3-run homer in more than a year. His last one was...
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Bryce Harper Nearly Runs over Jayson Werth Running Bases

Ryan Zimmerman hit a two-run double in the sixth of the Nationals 5-2 win over the Phillies, scoring both Bryce Harper and Jayson Werth. Aside from extending the Nationals lead, Zimmerman’s double nearly cause a problem. Bryce Harper only knows one way to play baseball and that’s hard and fast. His speed is one to marvel over. He displayed that speed running from first home...
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Wizards Open 75/1 Odds to Win NBA Championship

Despite inconsistent play in the second half, the Washington Wizards are in the NBA playoffs for the second consecutive season. Behind All-Star play from point guard John Wall, who led the team in points (17.6 per game), assists (10.0), and steals (1.3). Once viewed as one of the most dangerous, up-and-coming teams in the Eastern Conference, the Wizards are no longer the darlings...
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John Wall Following Paul Pierce’s Comments: ‘I Definitely Want to be Great’

Paul Pierce made a few headlines after talking off the hip in an interview with ESPN.com’s Jackie MacMullan about his “horrible” season with the Brooklyn Nets, his rivalry with LeBron James, and his relationship (or lack thereof) with former Boston Celtics teammate Ray Allen. Lost in Pierce’s piercing words was his critique of current teammates John Wall, Bradley Beal, and...
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DeMar DeRozan Fires Back at Paul Pierce Ahead of Playoff Series

It’s official! The Washington Wizards will face the Toronto Raptors in the first round of the NBA playoffs. The same Raptors team that swept the Wizards 3-0 during the regular season, and has won 7 of the last 8 meetings between the two teams. That did not stop Paul Pierce from saying he was not worried about facing the Raptors. “We haven’t done particularly well against...
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Islanders 4, Capitals 1: Highlights, Analysis, Reaction

From the opening face-off the energy in the Verizon Center felt subdued. It took 4 minutes and 33 seconds for the game’s first shot on net. Then disaster strike for the Washington Capitals. Marcus Johansson failed to handle a pass from Troy Brouwer. The puck bounced off Johansson’s skate on to the stick of New York Islanders’ defenseman Johnny Boychuk. He was able to get the...
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Islanders Waste No Time Getting on the Board vs. Capitals

It did not take long for the hearts of Washington Capitals’ fans to sink, panicking and wondering about the horros of playoffs past. New York Islanders forward Brock Nelson lit the lamp 6:06 into the game to give the Isles an early 1-0 lead. With early playoff jitters on both sides, neither team registered a shot on goal until 4:33 into the game. Then the capitals had the first...
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Wizards Continue to Struggle Against Indiana: Five Takeaways

In a game that meant nothing in the standing for them, the Wizards held no punches against their nemesis the Indiana Pacers. Trying to play spoilers (and extract revenge) against the team that knocked them out of the playoffs a season ago, Washington core players treated the game as a playoff game. If not for nothing more than to prove they could get over the hurdle of beating a...
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Wizards Will Get New Primary Logo

The Washington Wizards will have a new logo starting next season. USA TODAY Sports’ Jeff Zillgitt shared the image of the new logo on Twitter Wednesday morning. Wizards unveil new primary logo, starting with 2015-16 season: pic.twitter.com/UFN7nAWDOl — Jeff Zillgitt (@JeffZillgitt) April 15, 2015 The Wizards have moved away from the ‘finger roll Wizard’ logo, using a red...
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John Wall Rises to 13th in NBA Jersey Sales

The NBA announced its top selling jerseys for the 2014-15 season with LeBron James leading the league for the sixth straight season despite switching teams this past off-season. Washington Wizards’ point guard John Wall cracked the top 15 for the first time since his rookie season in 2010-11. NBA’s top selling jerseys pic.twitter.com/yJgZ1ewHlF — Zach Harper (@talkhoops) April...
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Coveted Transfer Damion Lee Cuts List to Five

View image | gettyimages.com They say the rich keeps getting richer, and that may be the case for the Maryland Terrapins‘ basketball program. The Terrapins were among five teams on pending transfer Damion Lee’s list. Lee, who lead the Colonial Athletic Association last season with 21.4 points per game while at Drexel, narrowed his list of potential transfer programs down to...
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Nationals Matchup Against Cole Hamels Most Expensive Ticket of Weekend

View image | gettyimages.com The Washington Nationals bounced back from their Opening Day defeat in which they showed some sub-par defense, having two errors that led to extra chances for the Mets. The preseason World Series favorites received a boost from Zimmermann and Zimmerman, as Jordan Zimmermann gave up five hits in six innings, striking out four, while Ryan Zimmerman provided...
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Ryan Zimmerman Makes Diving Catch to Rob Mets of Sac Bunt

Ryan Zimmerman made a great diving grab along the first base line, robbing New York Mets’ pitcher Jacob deGrom of a sacrifice bunt. In the top of the second with runners on first and second, deGrom tried for a sacrifice bunt to move the runners. But Zimmerman lurked down the first base line. He made a great jump on the ball, giving him a great position to make the grab. We ...
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Braden Holtby Shuts out Boston for Third Time

For the third time this season Braden Holtby has shutout the Boston Bruins, stopping all 27 shots he faced. The Washington Capitals goalie blanked the Bruins once again en route to the Caps 3-0 win. When your goalie shutouts a team for an entire season series: . pic.twitter.com/5TdPwIVCt9 — NHL (@NHL) April 9, 2015 Holtby has faced the Bruins three times this season, keeping...
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Wizards Dominate 76ers 119-90: Five Takeaways

The Washington Wizards matched their highest win total since 1979; defeating the Philadelphia 76ers 119-90 for their 45th win of the season. The win moves the Wizards one game back of third place in the Eastern Conference. The @WashWizards win their 4th straight, despite no John Wall, as @RealDealBeal23 scores 21 as they beat the 76ers. pic.twitter.com/Ff7yOfVUzp — NBA TV (@NBATV...
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Final Defendant in Sean Taylor Murder Pleads Guilty

View image | gettyimages.com The final defendant in the murder of Sean Taylor has been convicted. One week after what would have been Taylor’s 32nd birthday, Timmy Lee Brown pleaded guilty to the murder of Taylor and agreed to serve 18 years in prison. Brown is the last of five defendants convicted in the case. “I’m just glad it’s over. Everyone can move with their lives...
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John Wall Out for Game Wednesday’s Game vs. Philadelphia 76ers

For the first time since January 7, 2013, John Wall will not suit up for the Washington Wizards. Jorge Castillo of The Washington Post was first to report the Wizards decision to rest Wall Wednesday night vs. the Philadelphia 76ers as the playoffs are approaching. Wall isn’t going to play tonight. Sessions will start. — Jorge Castillo (@jorgeccastillo) April 8, 2015 Wall missed...
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Maryland Recruit Diamond Stone Jabs Wisconsin After Title Game Loss

Since Wisconsin native Diamond Stone chose Maryland over his home state Badgers, he has come under heavy scrutiny from the Wisconsin fans. Scorned Badgers fans had taken aim at Stone for choosing a Big Ten rival over them. They have beriddled Stone with hateful insults, questioned his academics and ACT scores, and even attacked him on his AAU’s team shoe partnership with Under...
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Ian Desmond on Game-Changing Error: ‘Pretty Embarrassing’

View image | gettyimages.com Max Scherzer had a no-hitter going through 5 2/3 innings, when David Wright hit a pop up to shallow right center. Dan Uggla appeared to have a beat on the ball, calling off everyone as the view of the ball appeared from the shadow of the sun. At about the same time Ian Desmond called off Uggla despite having to charge from his shortstop position. It...
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Max Scherzer’s Nationals Debut Ruined by Defensive Meltdown, Cold Bats

View image | gettyimages.com Opening Day for the Nationals eerily resembled their NLDS meltdown from a season ago. Defensive gaffes ruined a great performance by a starting pitcher. Bryce Harper represented the lone offensive production. And as a result the Nationals suffered another disappointing loss, 3-1 to the New York Mets. As Advertised: The “210 Million Dollar Man...
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Easter Bunny Takes out George Washington, Teddy Roosevelt during Nationals Presidents Race

The Nationals President Race got off to an eventful start this season. For the second straight year, the Easter Bunny made a run-in, making a splash on the unsuspecting presidents. This time taking out two presidents in the process. First he came out of nowhere through the crowd, nailing George Washington with a flying clothesline off the guardrail. Then moments the Bunny hit Teddy...
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ESPN Analyst Says Maryland ‘Can Win the National Title’ Next Year

As Maryland is forced to watch this year’s Final Four after bowing out of the NCAA Tournament in the Round of 32 with a loss to West Virginia, they have their sights set on participating in next year’s Final Four in Houston. Leading scorer Melo Trimble is returning for his sophomore season, and the team will add transfer post player Robert Carter, Jr. and top-10 recruit Diamond...
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Watch: Kevin Seraphin Flush on Nerlens Noel

Riding the moment of the a huge lead in the second quarter, Washington Wizards reserve center Kevin Seraphin went grown man on the Philadelphia 76ers’ defense. Seraphin beat Hollis Thompson on the baseline before flushing over Nerlens Noel, who was attempting a block. After flushing down the dunk, Seraphin let Neol and the 76ers know it. He got a rouse out of his teammates on...
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