The Washington Spirit’s Trinity Rodman Is Excited to Pave Her Own Path

"I'm excited to be known as Trinity Rodman and not just Dennis Rodman's daughter."

After the Washington Spirit took her second overall in Wednesday night’s NWSL draft, Trinity Rodman was, naturally, asked about the influence of her famous father.  When you’re the daughter of Dennis Rodman, and a newly minted professional athlete, that line of questioning is inevitable. But Rodman didn’t want to talk much about the former NBA […]

The Year 2020 in Sports

If 2019 was the year that D.C. became a bona fide championship sports city, then 2020 was the year of countless “what ifs.”

On March 8, the University of Maryland men’s basketball team beat Michigan, 87-70, in front of a capacity crowd at Xfinity Center to win a share of the Big Ten regular season title. Afterward, hundreds of fans packed the court, standing shoulder to shoulder, to celebrate with coach Mark Turgeon and his players. Turgeon was […]

Keira D’Amato Finishes the Year With a U.S. Top 10 Marathon Performance

"It's wild and surreal, but at the same time, it's like, I have more work to do. I'm gonna move up that list."

When Keira D’Amato crossed the finish line at the Marathon Project race in Arizona this past Sunday in second place, she wasn’t thinking about how her time of two hours, 22 minutes, and 56 seconds made her the seventh-fastest American woman to run a marathon on a record-eligible course. She wasn’t thinking about all the […]

Washington Spirit Add Another World Cup Champion in Emily Sonnett

Sonnett, 27, will be reunited with Kelley O'Hara, her World Cup teammate and fellow Georgia native.

Just a few weeks after the Washington Spirit added World Cup champion Kelley O’Hara to their roster, the team has traded for another in defender Emily Sonnett, according to a source with knowledge of the trade. The Spirit will trade its No. 9 pick in the 2021 NWSL Draft, its 2023 first round pick, midfielder […]

World Cup Champion Kelley O’Hara Makes D.C. Her Home

"Since moving here, I've loved every second of it. I love the city. Love the energy it brings. Love what it has to offer."

World Cup champion Kelley O’Hara is home. Well, sort of. Last year, O’Hara, a star on the U.S. Women’s National Team, moved to the area during the National Women’s Soccer League offseason while competing for Utah Royals FC. (The Royals have since been dissolved and relocated to Kansas City.) And after months of negotiations, the […]

Amateur Runner Keira D’Amato Is Now an American Record Holder

D'Amato set the American 10-mile road race record in a certified course around Anacostia Park.

Get ready to hear about Keira D’Amato’s latest accomplishment. She plans to put it on T-shirts, business cards, and in her email signature. “People are gonna be so annoyed,” D’Amato says. “You are not gonna forget that I have an American record. And then when someone breaks that, it’s gonna be ‘former American record holder.’ […]

Why I Ran (and Loved) My Virtual Marathon

I was supposed to run the Philadelphia Marathon. Instead, I created my own 26.2-mile route in D.C.

In the final miles of my marathon, I stopped checking my watch and simply stared at the path ahead. As I headed down the Capital Crescent Trail not far from Georgetown on Sunday morning, the final time hardly mattered to me. My pre-race goal of finishing in less than 4 hours and 30 minutes had […]

Lee Elder Finally Gets the Honor He Deserves

Elder, a former D.C. resident and the first Black golfer to compete in the Masters, will be honored at next year's tournament.

It took a while for the lords of the Masters to finally do the right thing for Lee Elder. Forty-six years after the longtime D.C. resident became the first African American golfer to play in the Masters, the club will honor him at the 2021 tournament. On Nov. 9, the first day of Masters week […]

Amateur Runner Keira D’Amato Will Attempt to Break the American 10-Mile Record

"The pace is 5:13 [per mile] pace, so I'm just going to go out and run faster than that."

Six years ago in D.C., Keira D’Amato had a front row view when Janet Cherobon-Bawcom made running history. As part of the Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run race committee, D’Amato remembers “somehow being able to weasel” her way into holding the finish line tape as Cherobon-Bawcom broke the women’s only start American record in the […]

D.C.’s Pro Rugby Team, Old Glory DC, Will Make Leesburg Its Home Next Year

The team will move from Catholic University's Cardinal Stadium to the 5,000 capacity Segra Field.

Chris Dunlavey, the chairman of Old Glory DC, the local professional rugby team, did the math. Most of the team’s fanbase drove to its games at Catholic University this past season, he says, and a “very large percentage” of them live in Northern Virginia. Still, the discussion about moving the team’s home venue to Segra […]

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