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Mystics WNBA 

Keys for Mystics heading into Game 2

Tuesday night, the Minnesota Lynx put on a shooting clinic, drowning the visiting Washington Mystics with wet jumpers en route to a convincing 101-81 victory in Game 1 of the WNBA semifinals. There wasn’t much to cheer about for Mystics fans, especially after the second quarter. An exasperated Mike Thibault evaluated his group’s performance after the game. “We got bombarded,” Thibault... Read More
Mystics WNBA 

Jones grabs a career-high 22 rebounds in win over Mystics

Connecticut Sun (21-12) All-Star center Jonquel Jones proved that she’s the WNBA’s leading rebounder on Tuesday, collecting a career-high 22 boards in an 86-76 win over the home Mystics (17-15). It was a matchup that featured the second and third best rebounding teams in the league, which despite Jones’ gaudy numbers, held true. The Sun narrowly won the advantage on the... Read More
Mystics WNBA 

Mystics can’t overcome poor shooting, lose tiebreaker to Mercury

The WNBA playoffs are just around the corner and the energy inside Capital One Arena on Friday night proved as much. The Washington Mystics (16-12) couldn’t overcome a horrible shooting performance, however, losing at home 89-79 to the Phoenix Mercury (15-13) in the rubber match of their season series. Coming into the game, Mystics head coach Mike Thibault blatantly voiced... Read More
AFL Valor 

Valor knocked out of playoffs in home finale

The Washington Valor got the benefit of performing last on Saturday and witnessed a terrible opening act as the Baltimore Brigade were embarrassed by the Philadelphia Soul  70-21. The stage was set for Washington to end their home schedule on a resounding high note while keeping their slim playoff hopes alive. Instead, they filled the “Phone Booth” with utter disappointment and... Read More
NBA Wizards 

What Wall’s extension means for the Wizards

After years of heartache and heartbreak, flirting with All-Stars and borderline superstars only to see the relationships go sour, D.C. hoops fans have finally reeled in a viable stud they can build a future with and call their own.   Fresh off the first All-NBA team selection of his career, Washington Wizards point guard John Wall announced (via UNINTERRUPTED) that he would be “coming... Read More
AFL Valor 

Valor try to keep playoff hopes alive against the defending champs

A quirky Week 14 did little to help the playoff hopes of the Valor (1-9) as they spent their last bye week of the season watching I-95 rival Baltimore Brigade take down the previously undefeated Philadelphia Soul, 49-42 on Saturday, July 8. Let’s do some quick math. After the upset, the Brigade are now 4-6. The AFL has just five teams.... Read More
NBA Wizards 

Wizards officially introduce Tim Frazier

The Washington Wizards introduced point guard Tim Frazier on Wednesday, a week after trading for the third-year veteran on June 21. Wizards coach Scott Brooks had high praise for Frazier when he addressed reporters after the move, using words like “gritty” and “winner” to describe the former D-League standout. On Wednesday, Frazier’s comments mirrored his new coach’s praise when he... Read More
NBA Wizards 

Wizards fans react to the 2017 NBA Draft

In Washington, the NBA Draft is rarely an occasion for celebration. Whether it’s choosing Kwame Brown in 2001, or trading picks away–like they did, again, on Wednesday night–Wizards fans have rarely been giddy about the two-round auction of college basketball’s (and Europe’s) top talents. This year’s draft provided DMV hoops fans a rare opportunity to still have a rooting interest... Read More
AFL Valor 

Washington comes up short, Brackett impressive in Valor debut

Washington Valor quarterback Sean Brackett reintroduced himself to competitive AFL action (his first start since  2015 when he played for the Las Vegas Outlaws) when he took over for injured starter Erik Meyer on Saturday, May 27  against the visiting champs Philadelphia Soul. The re-acclimation process wasn’t always smooth, but Brackett did enough to raise the eyebrows of his head... Read More
AFL Valor 

There’s a change under center for the Valor

The AFL’s official Twitter account announced Wednesday that Washington Valor (1-4) starting quarterback Erik Meyer has been put on injured reserve and ruled out for the team’s next matchup against the undefeated Philadelphia Soul (5-0) on May 27. TRANSACTION ALERT 🚨 @WashingtonValor place QB Erik Meyer on IR, QB Bernard Morris on League Suspension, reactivate from IR QB Sean Brackett... Read More
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