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 […]

Howard University’s Women’s Bowling Team Wants People to Know It Exists and It’s Here to Win

"Just because we’re not knocked down doesn’t mean that it’s not a sport."

In the decade and a half Ron Davis has spent coaching the Howard University women’s bowling team, he’s never led a group quite like the one he did last winter. The Bison won a program-best 50 matches and qualified for the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament for the second straight year. The players spoke excitedly about […]

Wizards Misery Report: ‘We Can’t Guard a Parked Car’ Edition

Injuries and one of the league's worst defenses have eroded the early optimism for this year's Wizards.

Not much has gone according to plan for the Washington Wizards. Through 11 games, the team sits in 13th place in the Eastern Conference with a 3-8 record. Russell Westbrook, brought in for his veteran presence and energy, hasn’t played with the same explosiveness he’s known for and on Monday, the team announced that the […]

Playoff Loss Reveals What the Washington Football Team Needs in Its Next Quarterback

Taylor Heinicke's playoff performance was the most thrilling display by any Washington quarterback all year.

When Taylor Heinicke joined the New England Patriots’ practice squad for part of the 2017 season, he wanted to make a strong impression on his first day. The quarterback pulled up to the team’s facility before 5:30 a.m., vowing to be the first one at work. He wasn’t. Heinicke soon realized he’d been beaten there […]

The Washington Football Team Is Improving. Dan Snyder Still Needs to Go.

Let's talk about a well-deserved firing from last week, and another that Washington fans should hope comes soon.

It’s time to focus on firings.  First, Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson ought to be ashamed of himself. He embarrassed his franchise by tanking Sunday night’s loss to the Washington Football Team in a highly significant game, and deserves to be fired by his team owner or at least substantially fined by the NFL commissioner […]

A Slow Start Has the Wizards Emphasizing Patience

"Fans need to be patient. Players need to be patient. Everybody needs to be patient."

After the Wizards recorded their first victory of the season on New Year’s Day, beating the Minnesota Timberwolves, 130–109, rookie Deni Avdija pleaded for patience. Washington had lost five straight to start the season, but the Wizards overwhelmed the Timberwolves and Avdija scored a career-high 11 points in the win. In a post-game interview, a […]

The Washington Football Team’s Wild and Unpredictable Journey to the Playoffs

Maybe the upside to the dizzying news throughout 2020 is that there won't be another year like it.

Summarizing the Washington Football Team’s year, one packed with countless headlines and drama, is nearly impossible. But let’s try, anyway. Washington retired its controversial and racist nickname and adopted a temporary moniker for the season and potentially beyond. It hired a promising coach in Ron Rivera, but he was dealt his own surprise in the […]

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 […]

The Wizards Enter the Season With New Energy and Playoff Expectations

"We’ve added some good players. Russell and his ability to lead a team and get a team better, he has a track record of that."

The Washington Wizards begin their 2020-21 season tonight against the Philadelphia 76ers with bright-eyed optimism. A different energy is running through the team this year as the Wizards opened training camp by trading their former All-Star guard, John Wall, for nine-time All-NBA player Russell Westbrook. While Wizards fans should remember the Wall era fondly, the […]

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 […]

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