Sports

  • Wizards beat Portland, 100-90, to climb above .500 for first time since 2009

    2/4/14 6:08 AM

    The Wizards beat the Portland Trailblazers 100-90 Monday night, pushing their record above .500 for the first time in more than four years.

  • Super Bowl ads feature big-name actors, emotional stories

    1/31/14 9:52 AM

    Advertisers are planning to pull out the tools in their arsenal during Super Bowl time this Sunday, including celebrities, A-list rock bands and cinematic story lines.

  • Columbus beats Caps 5-2

    1/31/14 8:53 AM

    Ryan Johansen scored twice and Derek MacKenzie, Brandon Dubinsky and Cam Atkinson also had goals to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 5-2 victory over the Washington Capitals on Thursday night, ending a three-game losing skid.

  • Alex Ovechkin-led Russian Olympic hockey team will face intense pressure in Sochi

    1/30/14 8:25 AM

    NHL stars will compete for their home nations in the Olympics for the fifth consecutive winter games, and the Alex Ovechkin-led Russian team will be playing under the most pressure in front of their home fans.

     

  • George Washington bests La Salle, 69-47

    1/30/14 6:31 AM

    George Washington avenged one of its three losses this season, beating Atlantic 10 rival La Salle, 69-47 in the second match-up of the season between the two teams.

     

  • Wizards fall to Clippers in Los Angeles, 110-103

    1/30/14 6:21 AM

    The Los Angeles Clippers used a late 10-4 run to extend their lead over the Wizards late in the fourth quarter in a 110-103 victory at the Staples Center.

     

  • Wizards beat Golden State, 88-85

    1/29/14 6:02 AM

    The Wizards got a west-coast road win over Golden State Tuesday night, riding a hot-shooting second half from Bradley Beal to an 88-85 win.

  • Washington Caps beat Buffalo Sabres 5-4

    1/28/14 10:44 PM

    Alex Ovechkin capped a four-point night by setting up Mike Green's goal one minute into overtime to give the Washington Capitals a 5-4 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday.

  • Super Bowl Media Day at Prudential Center

    1/28/14 6:48 PM

    It certainly was a scene at the Prudential Center on Tuesday, where hundreds of reporters from all over the country swarmed around players from both Super Bowl teams.

  • Super Bowl ticket prices take a nosedive

    1/28/14 6:03 PM

    Super Bowl ticket prices are taking a nosedive. According to online trackers, those highly sought-after tickets would be the cheapest since 2002 – right after the September 11 attacks.

  • Joshua Morgan talks about Mike Shanahan

    1/28/14 2:41 PM

    Redskins wide receiver Joshua Morgan had plenty to say about Mike Shanahan when he appeared Monday night on NewsChannel 8's SportsTalk.

  • Sochi Olympics: Committee to Protect Journalists criticizes Russian resrictions on Olympic news coverage

    1/28/14 7:08 AM

    An international journalism watchdog on Tuesday criticized Russian authorities for restricting news coverage of preparations for the Sochi Olympics.

  • Pro Bowl features lower scoring, exciting finish with new format

    1/27/14 6:50 AM

    The NFL's all-stars are defending their effort in the lowest scoring Pro Bowl in eight years - a game that pitted teammates against each other in a contest decided in the final minute.

  • Caps face 7th straight loss 2-1 vs. NJ Devils

    1/24/14 9:48 PM

    Jaromir Jagr set up two goals and tied former teammate Mario Lemiuex for 10th on the NHL's career assists list as the New Jersey Devils beat Washington 2-1, handing the fading Capitals their seventh straight loss Friday night.

  • Caps coach discusses six straight losses

    1/23/14 6:20 PM

    On the surface, the Capitals appeared to be plenty loose today. But look a little closer, and there must be some doubt. After all, the Caps have now lost six straight games.

  • Celtics celebrate 113-111 win over Wizards

    1/22/14 10:33 PM

    Gerald Wallace made a driving layup with 2.5 seconds remaining in overtime and the undermanned Boston Celtics broke a 10-game road losing streak Wednesday night with a 113-111 win over the Washington Wizards, who wilted yet again in their long and laborious quest to get above .500.

  • Washington Caps fall to Ottawa Senators 2-0

    1/21/14 10:10 PM

    Kyle Turris and Jason Spezza scored, Craig Anderson made 34 saves and the Ottawa Senators beat Washington 2-0 Tuesday night to hand the Alex Ovechkin-less Capitals their sixth straight loss.

  • Black Widow search in Sochi

    1/21/14 9:46 AM

    Russian security officials are hunting down three potential female suicide bombers, one of whom is believed to be in Sochi, where the Winter Olympics will begin next month.

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