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  • Otto Porter, Glen Rice Jr. ready for summer with Wizards

    Otto Porter, Glen Rice Jr. ready for summer with Wizards
    WASHINGTON — All Otto Porter Jr. and Glen Rice Jr. could do last season was sit, watch and wait. They wanted to play, thought they should have played, but understood that there was little time for rookies to find their way on a Washington Wizards...
  • Tatyana McFadden to defend crown in Chicago

    Tatyana McFadden to defend crown in Chicago
    Marathon Tatyana McFadden to defend crown in Chicago Reigning women's wheelchair champion Tatyana McFadden (Atholton) will defend her title in the Oct. 12 Chicago Marathon, race officials announced. McFadden, 25, became last year the first...
  • Katy Perry brings 'Prismatic' spectacle to Verizon Center

    Katy Perry brings 'Prismatic' spectacle to Verizon Center
    Strolling within a mile radius of Verizon Center Wednesday night must have made for an unusual sight: Thousands of young girls walked in the same direction — donning royal blue, synthetic wigs — and hoisting posters that read “Roar&...
  • Benimon and Usher follow similar paths seeking NBA dreams

    WASHINGTON -- When Washington Wizards head coach Randy Wittman broke the huddle, concluding a pre-draft workout for NBA prospects at the Verizon Center Thursday, Towson forward Jerrelle Benimon proceeded to the sideline with his head down. Benimon...
  • Washington Capitals won't play preseason game in Baltimore this year

    Washington Capitals won't play preseason game in Baltimore this year
    The Washington Capitals have confirmed they will not be making the trip to Baltimore Arena for a preseason game this year. The NHL team had hosted the Baltimore Hockey Classic exhibition here in two of the past three years. "The Baltimore Hockey...
  • Maryland AD Kevin Anderson says 'I totally support' coach Mark Turgeon

    Maryland AD Kevin Anderson says 'I totally support' coach Mark Turgeon
    WASHINGTON -- The Big Ten men’s basketball tournament trophy was displayed to the right of where Kevin Anderson was sitting on an occasion that ordinarily would have offered Maryland’s athletic director a chance to imagine the Terps...
  • The Black Keys to play Baltimore Arena in December

    The Black Keys to play Baltimore Arena in December
    In support of their new album, "Turn Blue" (out Tuesday), The Black Keys will embark on a worldwide tour that will last almost to Christmas, and Baltimore is on the itinerary. The Grammy-winning Ohio rock act will headline Baltimore Arena on Dec. 4....
  • Wizards on brink of exit after late collapse in Game 4 loss to Pacers, 95-92

    Wizards on brink of exit after late collapse in Game 4 loss to Pacers, 95-92
    WASHINGTON — John Wall was wide open at the 3-point line, the Verizon Center crowd screaming for him to shoot, his teammates joining the chorus on the bench. Wall hesitated, pulled back and passed. With another chance to tie, Trevor Ariza tossed a...
  • Wizards' third-quarter woes have Pacers nearing a knockout fourth win

    Wizards' third-quarter woes have Pacers nearing a knockout fourth win
    WASHINGTON — The offense was dragging and desperately in need of some direction when coach Randy Wittman called on his most tested veterans to serve up a lesson in ball movement, hustle and huge shots. With Andre Miller putting on a point guard...
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  • Nene's jumper proving crucial in Bulls series

    Nene's jumper proving crucial in Bulls series
    WASHINGTON — Nene grinned, grabbed the bottom of the net and gleefully swung side to side while waiting for his turn during a post-practice mid-range shooting competition on Thursday with teammate Trevor Booker. Every time Booker made a shot, he...
  • Ovechkin's overtime goal beats Red Wings, 6-5

    Ovechkin's overtime goal beats Red Wings, 6-5
    The Detroit Red Wings made their intentions clear from the start Sunday at Verizon Center. If the Washington Capitals were on the power play, Detroit would dedicate one player solely to shadowing Alex Ovechkin to take the NHL's leading scorer out of the...