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AFL Valor 

Valor drop third consecutive game, Storm leave D.C. victorious

The Washington Valor had a tough act to follow Saturday night as they tried to feed off the momentum of a still-buzzing Verizon Center crowd who witnessed one of the greatest playoff moments in Wizards history just 24 hours prior. Unlike the Wizards, unfortunately, the Valor couldn’t complete a late run and dropped their third straight contest, losing 41-33 to the... Read More
AFL Valor 

Second half issues continue for Valors, Gladiators rally at home

It happened again. The Washington Valor held their own for the first 30 minutes and took a 27-21 lead into the half of their first-ever road game. But a familiar narrative would play out in the third quarter (shut out in the period for the second straight week) as the once winless Cleveland Gladiators (1-3) used a 27-7 second-half advantage... Read More
AFL Valor 

“Lethargic” second half costs the Valor

After establishing a 14-point head start, it’s hard to imagine Washington Valor (1-1) receiver Mike Washington (nine receptions for 125 yards and two touchdowns) and the rest of the team thought their first loss in franchise history would come on Saturday night. But, as he and other team leaders stressed, winning dictates playing hard for a full 60 minutes. “We... Read More
AFL Valor 

Pick Six: FAQ’s You May Have after an AFL Game

As the Washington Valor took down the Baltimore Brigade in both teams’ Arena Football League (AFL) debuts on Friday night, some spectators were introduced to the league and its’ funky goal posts for the very first time. For those peeps (trust me, you’re not alone), I’d like to extend a warm welcome.  Although many of us are familiar with the... Read More
NCAAB 

Maryland Basketball blocks Georgetown from second win

It was everything you would expect from a rivalry game. The passion. The pageantry. The…pin? Yup, THE PIN. Maryland (2-0) freshman guard Kevin Huerter sealed an improbable 76-75 comeback-win on Tuesday night when he pinned Georgetown (1-1) freshman Jagan Mosely’s game-winning layup attempt against the glass. Then again, there couldn’t have been a more appropriate ending to a game that... Read More
NBA 

Good News, Bad News: An update on the post-Kobe Lakers

We are halfway through November, which means the NBA season is still in embryonic development. The same could be said for the new-look Los Angeles Lakers after ditching the old guys (most importantly, coach Byron Scott and future Hall of Fame guard Kobe Bryant). Moving on into the future with a cast of youngsters, led by 36-year-old head coach Luke... Read More
NCAAB Terps 

Terps wrap up preseason with another rout

If you somehow thought the Maryland Lady Terrapins’ 146-17 win over Bluefield State was a fluke, think again. In their second (and final) exhibition game of the season, they easily defeated visiting Mary Baldwin 153-27 on Sunday. A team ranked No. 6 in the preseason Associated Press poll isn’t expected to have trouble with non-Division I schools, so there’s a good... Read More
NBA Wizards 

Beal’s big second half helps Washington close out Atlanta

Fourth quarter, up by three, with less than five seconds remaining in the game. That was the situation Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (28 points, 20 in the second half) was faced with Friday night as he caught the inbound pass and tried to escape the inevitable intentional foul. Beal did escape and so did his team, as the Wizards... Read More
NFL Wizards 

Redskins lose Williams for four games

Washington Redskins Pro Bowl left tackle Trent Williams will be in street clothes the next four games, as the team announced his suspension on Tuesday due to a violation of the NFL’s substance-abuse policy. Williams, 28, was suspended in 2011 for failing two drug tests, making him a mandatory member of the league’s Program for Substances of Abuse. According to... Read More
Terps 

Media Day with the Lady Terrapins

The Maryland Lady Terrapins basketball team held their annual media day on Tuesday afternoon. Here’s what you need to know: FRESHMAN, FRESHMAN, and MORE FRESHMAN Head coach Brenda Frese enters her 15th season as the leader of the Lady Terps.  It’s debatable as to whether she’s had a more highly touted freshman class than this year. The class is ranked... Read More
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