For the Washington Wizards, a volatile NBA free
agency period presented a chance to rebuild their team after a disappointing
season.With hopes of signing a star this summer, the
Wizards proceeded to make offers to players that they hoped would fit their
needs looking ahead.Along with the Boston Celtics, Washington was in the
running to acquire the
Dominican combo power forward and center Al Horford. Though Horford eventually
decided to join the Celtics, the Wizards quickly acted on a Plan B, signing
Bryce Harper, Daniel
Murphy, Wilson Ramos and Stephen Strasburg will represent the Washington
Nationals in the 2016 MLB All-Star game. The four selections tie a franchise
record for the club.Harper, the 23-year
old reigning National League Most Valuable Player, earns his third career
start. Second-baseman Murphy and catcher Ramos will serve as reserves while
Strasburg rounds out the star-studded NL pitching staff.Harper, while showing
significant decline from his hot start to 2016, earns his fourth ...
For the Washington Wizards and
their fans, last season didn't pan out as well as both may have hoped. All-Star guard John Wall was
overworked. None of the new additions to the team served as a spark for the
Wizards. The team barely managed to keep in the race to reach the playoffs.
When all was said and done, the Wizards finished with a 41-41 record, ended out
of contention for the eighth and final Eastern Conference playoff spot, and
parted ways with Randy Wittman, their coach for the last ...
Each week, The Dynasty will highlight the top sports stories in Washington D.C.Last week, the red hot Nationals offense was highlighted as the big story of the week on the Dynasty. It would be redundant to include the streaking Nationals two weeks in a row. In short, the Nationals have won five of their last six, including taking two of three at home against the Major League best Chicago Cubs. The Nationalsâ strong two weeks have seen Washington extend their lead in the National League East to ...
Each week, The Dynasty will highlight the top
sports stories in Washington D.C. The D.C. sports scene was quiet for the week of
June 6 with only one team in action. Major League Soccerâs brief hiatus means
that the Washington Nationals are the only D.C. team to see the field until
D.C. United takes on the Fort Lauderdale Strikers in the fourth round of the
U.S. Open Cup on June 15. The Nationals, however, provided plenty for D.C.
sports fans this past week by scoring over ten runs in three ...
By Vincent Salandro
Last updated: 05/23/16 12:10pm
D.C. United defender Steve
Birnbaum and former United midfielder Perry Kitchen were named to the United
States Menâs National Team final roster ahead of the Copa America Centenario
this summer. Birnbaum has made 54 appearances for United since being selected
with the 2nd overall pick in the 2014 MLS Superdraft. Kitchen, a member of D.C.
United from 2011-2014, recently signed with Hearts of Midlothian in the
Scottish Premier League.Birnbaum, 25, has earned four
previous caps for the National Team, ...
By Leo Versel, Vincent Salandro
Last updated: 05/12/16 10:52am
A 4-3 loss in overtime to the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Eastern Conference Semifinals on Tuesday night marked the end of the Washington Capitalsâ landmark season. After leading the rest of the National Hockey League for most of the year, a team that showed so much promise suffered a second-round exit in the playoffs.Eagle staffers Leo Versel and Vincent Salandro address the three major questions that face the Capitals after an abrupt end to their season.Should this season be considered a failure ...
By Gabe Bichinho, Haley Samsel, Jennifer Reyes, John Slights, Leo Versel, Matt Holt, Shannon Scovel, Vincent Salandro
Last updated: 12/31/15 8:24pm
The Eagle Sports staff discuss the top professional athletes of 2015. It was a big year of sports, so we had a lot of athletes to choose from for our (long) list. Matt HoltStephen Curry: Basketball, Point Guard, Golden State WarriorsHas anybody had a better 2015 than Stephen Curry? Heâs been on fire the entire year. Heâs got a picture-perfect family. And heâs got an MVP and NBA championship to match. Curry has made the Warriors must-watch TV. After coming out of nowhere to lead Davidson ...
Last night, I was lucky enough to get a ticket to see Kobe Bryant play his last game at the Verizon Center. I bought the tickets a week in advance, mostly to see Kobe. I have seen my fair share of great players in the NBA -- Lebron, Durant, Duncan, Westbrook, Melo -- but I had never seen Kobe play. Even though Kobe is not the player he used to be, heâs the last of a dying breed. I had to see him in play in person. On November 29th, Kobe announced that he would be retiring at the end of the year ...
As a young child growing up in Wilmington, Delaware, I didnât really have a basketball team. There was no team that played down the street or in my city. There were the 76ers, who played about 45 minutes away from my house (and I got great pleasure out of watching Allen Iverson in his prime), but I never really treated the 76ers as âmy team.â I had my favorite players growing up. Jason Kidd was my idol; I wore his New Jersey Nets jersey so much that it had accumulated several holes.Going ...