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Washington Wizards make most of remaining options in NBA free agency

By Leo Versel Last updated: 07/18/16 3:00pm

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 French ...

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Washington Nationals send four All-Stars to 2016 MLB All-Star Game

By Jennifer Reyes Last updated: 07/09/16 2:11pm

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 ...

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Washington Wizards must make decisions on offseason additions

By Leo Versel Last updated: 06/30/16 11:48am

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 ...

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This week in DC Sports: Nats soar, D.C. United struggles

By Vincent Salandro Last updated: 06/17/16 5:29pm

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 Nationals’ strong two weeks have seen Washington extend their lead in the National League East to ...

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This week in DC Sports

By Vincent Salandro Last updated: 06/10/16 8:04pm

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 Soccer’s 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 ...

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Local ties in United States’ Final Copa America roster

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 Men’s 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, ...

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Questions abound after Washington Capitals’ early playoff exit

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 Capitals’ 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 ...

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Top Athletes of 2015

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? He’s been on fire the entire year. He’s got a picture-perfect family. And he’s got an MVP and NBA championship to match. Curry has made the Warriors must-watch TV. After coming out of nowhere to lead Davidson ...

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We Went There: Kobe's last game in D.C.

By Matt Holt Last updated: 12/03/15 1:47pm

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, he’s 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 ...

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Final Thoughts on Kobe Bryant

By John Slights Last updated: 12/03/15 1:43pm

As a young child growing up in Wilmington, Delaware, I didn’t 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 “my team.” 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 ...

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