Capitals Fans Should Be Excited About Henrik Lundqvist

“I think Caps fans are really going to enjoy his passion for the game and just how truly good he is.”

Goaltender Henrik Lundqvist is coming to D.C. on a one-year, $1.5 million deal. On Oct. 9, the Washington Capitals announced the signing of the future Hall of Famer, respected leader, and the bane of Capitals fans’ existence for the last decade. But now that the reality of “King Henrik” joining the Capitals has begun to […]

The Greater D.C. Area Has Become a Hotbed of Speedcubing Talent

College students and pro football players count among the region's most gifted Rubik's Cube solvers.

Pavan Ravindra’s mother had a rule for him during high school: Don’t stay up too late, but wake up early if you want to. So, on weekdays, Ravindra would get out of bed at 4 a.m., eager to start the day. It didn’t take long for him to find a reason to take full advantage […]

Alex Smith Makes an Improbable Return to the Washington Football Team

"I’ve fought so hard to come back. I think sometimes you can take it for granted."

Sunday afternoon didn’t quite match up with what Alex Smith envisioned in those moments he allowed himself to believe that he’d be back at FedExField, playing in an actual NFL game. He didn’t think he’d be coming off the bench in his first game as the backup quarterback nearly two years after his horrific leg […]

Dwayne Haskins Jr. Should Be Given Another Opportunity to Start

It’s an indictment of the organization, not the player, when a team doesn't treat a highly-touted quarterback like the investment he is.

After months of preaching patience and development above all things, Washington Football Team coach Ron Rivera revealed that he’d actually been working off of a completely different rubric to evaluate second-year quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr. On Wednesday, Rivera benched Haskins in favor of Kyle Allen as the team enters Week 5 of the NFL season […]

Washington Spirit’s Aubrey Bledsoe Excels in the NWSL. Her Next Goal: Being a National Team Mainstay

"There's still work to be done, and it's not enough just getting invited."

In the 87th minute of a tied NWSL Fall Series match on Sept. 12, the Washington Spirit appeared to be in trouble. The Chicago Red Stars charged down the field and forward Kealia Watt sent a left foot strike above the outstretched hand of Spirit goalkeeper Aubrey Bledsoe. The ball ricocheted off the horizontal crossbar, […]

Former MLS Player Amir Lowery Begins His Political Career With an Uphill Battle

The D.C. native is one of eight challengers taking on D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton.

In many ways, the journey from sports to politics was a natural transition for Amir Lowery. A D.C. native, Lowery came up through the local youth soccer scene and emerged as a top prospect, first attending Wake Forest University before embarking on an eight-year pro career that included time in Major League Soccer and with […]

With Disappointing Season Over, the Nationals Face an Offseason of Change

Getting through the bizarre MLB season and playing in empty stadiums has made players like Sean Doolittle appreciate what the team accomplished last year even more.

In his final Zoom video conference call with reporters on Sunday, Sean Doolittle spoke about his four seasons with the Washington Nationals mostly in the past tense. He paused before answering questions, offering thoughtful and reflective responses as he sat in his rental house in front of an iPad placed on top of a pizza […]

Players the Capitals Could Draft With the 25th Overall Draft Pick

The Caps have some defensive needs to fill, but without a second round pick, the team will likely select a forward with its first pick.

The Capitals have more questions than answers heading into their offseason. Peter Laviolette steps in to replace underperforming coach Todd Reirden, preparing the Capitals for what might become the strangest NHL season yet, with no start date in sight and still plenty of unknowns about free agency and the offseason as a whole. The one […]

Roller Skating Has Surged in Popularity. Local Skaters Hope It Leads to a Rink in D.C.

Roller skating has been ingrained in Black communities for decades.

When Saletta Coleman puts on her roller skates, she’s transported to another reality. No matter the setting, moving around to the rhythm of music with eight wheels underneath her feet is all Coleman needs to feel what she calls “a wonderful high.” In a time when people need an escape from the harrowing reality caused […]

Professional Bowling Is Coming to the D.C. Area

The Professional Bowling Association League comes to Centreville starting Sept. 26.

The Professional Bowling Association has a new home this fall, and it will be located just outside D.C. Bowlers from across the globe will gather in Centreville to start this season’s PBA League later this month and complete some of the events of its touring season, which was cut short at the end of March. […]

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