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Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger Uncertain About Football Future

Have the Ravens matched up against Ben Roethlisberger for the last time? The Steelers quarterback said Jan. 24 he isn't positive he's going to return to the NFL next season.

What Can Orioles Expect From Welington Castillo?

Offensive production shouldn't be a problem for Welington Castillo, but Rich Dubroff says Baltimore's new catcher will need all of spring training to get familiar with the Orioles' pitchers.

Did Redskins Miss Out On Falcons Five?

There are five former Washington Redskins on the Atlanta Falcons' Super Bowl LI roster, and Rick Snider says Washington should only regret letting one go.

Capitals Recall Chandler Stephenson from Hershey

The Washington Capitals have recalled forward Chandler Stephenson from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League.

Final Hall Of Fame Vote Reveals Softening Stances Among BBWAA

Jim Henneman says the final Hall of Fame voting results revealed a lot more than just the three newest inductees to Cooperstown, N.Y.

SKATE SHAVINGS: News and Notes From Caps' Morning Skate

No morning skate for the Capitals today in Ottawa, but here are some news and notes related to Tuesday's game against the Sens

Wizards and Celtics set for round three

The Wizards welcome the Celtics to town for a Tuesday night showdown at Verizon Center.

POSTGAME NOTEBOOK: Caps 6, Canes 1

Caps pull even all-time with a six-pack of unanswered goals vs. Canes, pull to within one of franchise record point streak, much more

Caps Today and Top Game Notes, 1/24/17

Nicklas Backstrom tallied an assist on Monday against Carolina, extending his point streak to 10 games.

PressBox, GBMC Honor Perry Hall High School's Maxwell Chassagne

Perry Hall High School cross country and track and field athlete Maxwell Chassagne was honored with the PressBox Unsung Hero Award presented by GBMC.

Jeremy Zuttah First Ravens Center In Pro Bowl; C.J. Mosley Out

Jeremy Zuttah is the first center to represent the Ravens at the Pro Bowl, leaving wide receiver as the only position where Baltimore has not received a Pro Bowl nod.

2017 NFL Draft: Early Players To Watch

Ken Zalis highlights six players to keep an eye on from the East-West Shrine Game, five prospects to watch at the Senior Bowl and more as the focus turns to the 2017 NFL Draft.

Caps Take on Sens in Ottawa

As All-Star break nears, the Caps aim to match a franchise record for most consecutive games with at least a point on Tuesday in Ottawa

Caps Run Point Streak to 14 with 6-1 Win Over Canes

Caps score six unanswered to overwhelm Hurricanes and move to 12-0-2 in last 14 games

Game Notes at Ottawa, 1/24/17

The Capitals complete their season series against the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday at Canadian Tire Centre.

Wizards stifle Hornets in 109-99 win

The Wizards held the Hornets to 38.9% shooting while shooting 53.8% from the field en route to the 109-99 win in Charlotte.

Washington Capitals Postgame Notes & Audio, 1/23 vs. CAR

Nicklas Backstrom earned an assist, extending his point streak to 10 games (1/5-1/23: 4g, 13a). Backstrom’s 10-game point streak ties his career-long point streak, set during the 2008-09 season (2/11/09-3/1/09: 4g, 9a), and is tied for the second-longest point streak in the NHL this season. Backstrom has registered 38 points in his last 33 games (11/15-1/23: 12g, 26a).

Baseball World Mourns The Loss Of Yordano Ventura

With the passing of Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura in an automobile accident Jan. 22, Major League Baseball is mourning the death of an active player for the third time in less than three years.

Orioles Will Have 21st Pick In 2017 MLB Draft

The Baltimore Orioles will have the 21st pick in the 2017 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.

Glenn Younes Talks Super Bowl LI, Mark Trumbo Signing

Glenn Younes shares his thoughts on Mark Trumbo's signing, which he says doesn't make the Orioles any better than they were in 2016.

Pat Connaughton: 'I Always Make Sure To Keep The Arm Loose'

A former two-sport star at Notre Dame, Orioles pitching prospect Pat Connaughton says he makes sure "to keep the arm loose," despite being in the midst of his second season with the Portland Trail Blazers.

Matt Ryan-Joe Flacco Debate Is Tired And Futile

Glenn Clark says despite the prolonged debate over whether Joe Flacco is a better quarterback than Matt Ryan, it wouldn't be the end of the world if the Atlanta Falcons won the Super Bowl.

Redskins Busy as Senior Bowl Week Commences

The Redskins made a flurry of moves official on Monday morning, most of which were known and some of which were a surprise. It's the start of a very important week for an organization that is very much in need of an immediate talent infusion, especially on defense but in all phases.

SKATE SHAVINGS: News and Notes From Caps' Morning Skate

Caps aim to reach "franchise .500" for first time in their existence, Holtby starts front end of back-to-backs, Carlson still out, more

Capitals Expand the Capitals Radio Network

104.7 FM to broadcast every Capitals game for the rest of the 2016-17 season

Maryland Basketball Moves Up In AP Top 25, USA Today Coaches Poll

The University of Maryland men's basketball team is on the move in both the USA Today Coaches Poll and the AP poll.

Q&A with John Wall

Earlier this month, John Wall did a Facebook Live on the Wizards official page answering questions from fans. Wall opened up about his favorite memories so far as a Wizard, playing for Scott Brooks, his legacy and more.

T.J. Oshie Named NHL’s “Third Star” of the Week

Washington Capitals right wing T.J. Oshie has been named the NHL’s “Third Star” for the week ending Jan. 22.

Capitals Announce Initiatives in Conjunction with ORG Packaging

Team to Host Press Event Feb. 1 Announcing HIFE Month Initiatives

Wizards Week Ahead - 1/23/17

A tough back-to-back kicks things off on a busy week for Washington.

Wall makes debut on MVP Ladder

John Wall made his 2016-17 debut on the NBA's KIA Race to the MVP Ladder.

Wizards wrap roadtrip in Charlotte

The Wizards finish their three-game roadtrip tonight in Charlotte.

Caps Today and Top Game Notes, 1/23/17

The Capitals have earned a point in 13 consecutive games.

Caps Make Quick Stop Home to Host Canes

With points in 13 straight games (11-0-2), the Caps play their lone home game in a span of seven contests on Monday against Carolina

Manusky is the Man!

The Redskins found their man after all, to run their defense in 2017 and perhaps beyond. As it turns out, they didn't have to look very far. He was inside the building already, something that is sure to upset many skeptical fans that this is the right choice.

Game Notes vs. Carolina, 1/23/17

The Capitals host the Carolina Hurricanes at Verizon Center on Monday in the third of four meetings between the teams this season.

POSTGAME NOTEBOOK: Caps 4, Stars 3 (OT)

Beagle, Grubauer and power play instrumental in first Caps win in Dallas in more than eight years, Burakovsky ties obscure NHL record, more

Baltimore AFL Coach Omarr Smith On What Fans Can Expect

With the Baltimore Arena Football League team's inaugural season set to begin in April, PressBox talked to head coach Omarr Smith about what the city can expect.

Caps Take Down Stars in Dallas

Beagle's overtime tally brings Caps all the way back from two-goal hole for 4-3 win, their first in Dallas in more than eight years

Pistons steal win from Wizards at the buzzer

Washington was in position to win its 5th straight, but a last-second tip-in gave Detroit the victory on its home floor Saturday.

SKATE SHAVINGS: News and Notes From Caps' Morning Skate

Caps look to end Dallas drought, scoring first has been frequent this season and of late, bottom six has been tops, more

Orioles Will Have Host Of Rule 5 Draftees In Spring Training

The Orioles have selected eight players in the Rule 5 draft over the last six years under Dan Duquette, and seven of them will be with the Orioles in spring training.

Caps Today and Top Game Notes, 1/21/17

Washington has scored five or more goals in five straight games.

Saturday night in Motown

The Wizards head to Detroit where they'll look for their fifth straight win.

Glenn Clark Radio Week In Review: Jan. 16-20, 2017

In case you missed anything from Glenn Clark Radio this week, here are a few highlights to check out, including interviews with Gervonta Davis and Pat Connaughton.

Caps Spend Saturday Night in Dallas

Caps finish up a three-game road trip on Saturday in Dallas, a city that's been tough for them over the years

Maryland's Chris Odoi-Atsem, Alex Crognale Now On Opposite Sides

Chris Odoi-Atsem, from Mitchellville, Md., was selected in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft, becoming the 19th Terp to be drafted in the first round since the league's inaugural 1996 season.

Maryland's Chris Odoi-Atsem, Alex Crognale Now On Opposite Sides

Former DeMatha and Maryland standout Chris Odoi-Atsem was selected in the first round of the Major League Soccer SuperDraft by D.C. United.

Are Terps Ready For The Real Season?

Rick Snider says the Maryland men's basketball team is off to an impressive start, but late-season games get harder and the Terps will need to grow up quickly if they want to be a tournament team.

Are Terps Ready For The Real Season?

The Maryland men's basketball team already has three solid road victories, and Rick Snider says if the young players can grow up down the stretch, the Terps could be a Sweet 16 team.

With Mark Trumbo's Return, 2017 Orioles Looking A Lot Like 2016 Orioles

Rich Dubroff says if the Orioles are going to improve upon last season's 89 wins, that improvement is going to have to come from within.

POSTGAME NOTEBOOK: Caps 7, Blues 3

Caps run points streak to a dozen, score seven or more in consecutive games for first time in more than two decades, more

Game Notes at Dallas, 1/21/17

The Capitals face the Dallas Stars on Saturday in the first of two meetings between the teams this season.

Ravens ILB Zachary Orr To Retire After Breakout Season

After a breakout 2016 season, Ravens inside linebacker Zachary Orr is retiring due to serious neck and shoulder injuries, Orr announced Jan. 20.

Terps Top Iowa For Third Straight Big Ten Road Win

Behind junior guard Melo Trimble's 20 points, Maryland defeated Iowa, 84-76, Jan. 19 for its third consecutive Big Ten road win.

Terps Top Iowa For Third Straight Big Ten Road Win

Behind junior guard Melo Trimble's 20 points, Maryland defeated Iowa, 84-76, Jan. 19 for its third consecutive Big Ten road win.

Caps Drop Blues, 7-3

All 12 forwards find scoresheet as Caps score four times in less than 10 minutes in second period to coast to victory in St. Louis

Wall, Porter lead Wizards in thriller, 113-110

John Wall rebounded the ball, went behind his back and slammed it home to give the Wizards an 113-110 lead, and eventual victory, with 13.7 seconds left in New York on Thursday night.

Orioles, Mark Trumbo Agree To Three-Year Deal

Mark Trumbo and the Orioles have agreed to a three-year deal worth $37.5 million. Trumbo's signing basically completes the team's 2017 outfield.

The Options for Kirk, The Options for the Redskins

If you thought last off-season was quiet, grab your popcorn! If you thought this year's decsion on Kirk Cousins was simple, you should settle in for the show! IThe next two months promises to be a debacle of epic proportions OR it could somehow, someway benefit the Redskins long-term.

SKATE SHAVINGS: News and Notes From Caps' Morning Skate

Caps seek to start new winning streak and maintain points streak, recent run of penalties raises some eyebrows, more

Ravens Name Joe D'Alessandris As Offensive Line Coach

To replace the departed Juan Castillo, the Ravens hired 39-year coaching veteran Joe D'Alessandris Jan. 19 as their new offensive line coach.

Joey P's Conference Championship Picks: When You're Hot, You're Hot

Joe Platania makes his Conference Championship picks, and he thinks the final game of the 2016 NFL season will be a rematch of Super Bowl XXXI.

Closers Not Respected In Hall Of Fame Voting

Stan "The Fan" Charles says after seeing the Hall of Fame vote results for Trevor Hoffman, Billy Wagner and Lee Smith, it's clear the voters don't respect the closer position.

Why Mike Mussina Should Get Into Hall Of Fame

Mike Mussina's Hall of Fame vote percentage climbed for the third straight year, leaving Rich Dubroff to believe the right-hander will be a more prominent omission as more names leave the ballot.

Caps Today and Top Game Notes, 1/19/17

The Washington Capitals face the St. Louis Blues at Scottrade Center tonight in the second and final meeting between the teams this season.

Wizards look to bring home success to the road

The Wizards start a three-game road trip tonight in New York.

Wizards reach 13 straight home wins with victory over Grizzlies

The Wizards led the entire game against the Grizzlies on Wednesday to win their 13th straight home game, closing out an 104-101 victory.

Two Former Orioles Gain Support In Hall Of Fame Vote

While Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez are getting most of the attention for their election to the Hall of Fame Jan. 18, there was some good news for two former Orioles.

Caps Collect their Dads Before Stopping in St. Louis

Washington's road trip continues on Thursday in St. Louis as the team's annual Mentors' Trip gets underway

Oriole Park At Camden Yards: Still Wonderful After All These Years

As Camden Yards prepares to celebrate its 25th anniversary, Rich Dubroff takes a look at what sets Oriole Park apart.

Maryland's Brionna Jones Earns Multiple National Player Of The Week Honors

Brionna Jones' production during her senior season at Maryland has earned her a spot on midseason watch lists for several major college basketball awards.

Baltimore Fans Should Have No Rooting Interest In AFC Championship

When presented with the choice of rooting for either the Pittsburgh Steelers or New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game Jan. 22, Glenn Clark says the answer is easy: neither.

Death Of WWE Hall Of Famer Jimmy Snuka Sparks Mixed Emotions

For Kevin Eck, the passing of WWE Hall of Famer Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka stirs up mixed emotions, as he can't help but think of Nancy Argentino's family as well.

Maryland's Brionna Jones Earns Multiple National Player Of The Week Honors

After averaging 33.5 points and 12.0 rebounds for the week of Jan. 9-15, Maryland senior center Brionna Jones was awarded multiple Player of the Week honors.

John Wall to appear on Disney's Kirby Buckets

John Wall will appear on an upcoming episode of Disney's Kirby Buckets

Game Notes at St. Louis, 1/19/17

The Capitals begin a two-game road trip on Thursday against the St. Louis Blues at Scottrade Center.

Jimmy Patsos Shakes Imaginary Hands After Siena Tops Rider

Former Loyola men's basketball head coach Jimmy Patsos, now the head coach at Siena, is making headlines after his postgame handshake featured him shaking hands with only the air.

Fantasy Football: Conference Championship Notes, DFS Lineups

Ken Zalis shares his daily fantasy football lineups for the week, and he makes his picks for the AFC and NFC Championships.

Caps Today, 1/18/17

The Capitals lead the NHL in assists by defensemen this season (83) and rank tied for fourth in the League in points by defensemen (99).

Wizards go for lucky 13 before hitting the road

The Wizards look to extend their home win streak to 13 before hitting the road for three.

What Could The Ravens' 2017 Schedule Look Like?

What could the Baltimore Ravens' 2017 schedule sequence look like? Joe Platania predicts a Week One home matchup against the Indianapolis Colts.

Five Things To Know About Nationals Prospect Luis Garcia

After signing with the Washington Nationals out of the Dominican Republic in July 2016, 16-year-old shortstop Luis Garcia appears to have a bright future.

7 Issues/Questions in the Redskins D.C. Search

The Redskins are taking their time but clearly the search process is coming towards a conclusion in the next few days for the next defensive coordinator. Many fans are not impressed by the process and the track-record of the current options. However, the process is a lethat combination of politics in a political town, that somehow has to work with flying colors.

Wizards roundtable: Seven questions at the midseason point

With Wednesday's game against the Grizzlies marking the halfway point of the Wizards' season, the WashingtonWizards.com team answers seven key questions about the season so far and what lies ahead.

Glenn Younes: Ravens Showed Growth In 2016

After watching the Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs, Glenn Younes now feels comfortable saying the Ravens grew as a team during the 2016 season.

Terps Freshmen Trio Lays Groundwork For Solid Future Footing

Glenn Clark thinks there is something potentially special about this year's Maryland men's basketball team, and he says this could be the group that finally delivers Maryland to that true level of national competition.

Terps Freshmen Trio Lays Groundwork For Solid Future Footing

After watching the freshmen trio of Anthony Cowan, Kevin Huerter and Justin Jackson for 18 games, Glenn Clark’s feelings about the direction of the Maryland basketball program are changing.

Orioles' Most Logical Move In Right Field Is Still Mark Trumbo

As the options on the free-agent market dwindle, Rich Dubroff says Mark Trumbo is the Orioles' best option at right field next season.

POSTGAME NOTEBOOK: Pens 8, Caps 7

Caps winning streak stopped in one of highest scoring NHL games in last two decades, Eller line shines, much more

Wizards Show They're Not An Illusion

The Washington Wizards have won 12 straight home games, and Rick Snider says Bradley Beal's scoring, Kelly Oubre's play off the bench, a better fastbreak offense and an improved defense are to thank.

Capitals Re-assign Chandler Stephenson to Hershey

The Washington Capitals have re-assigned forward Chandler Stephenson to the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL)

Trainer Calvin Ford Reflects On Gervonta Davis' IBF Title

Trainer Calvin Ford talks about Gervonta Davis' journey to the IBF junior lightweight title and what the accomplishment means for Baltimore.

Ciata Lattisaw Named U.S. Army Impact Player Of The Month

Ciata Lattisaw, a member of the varsity girls' basketball team at Dunbar High School, was honored with the DCSAA U.S. Army Impact Player of the Month award.

Pens Prevail 8-7 Over Caps in a Wild One

Pens halt Caps' winning streak at nine in a crazy contest in which the two teams combine for nine goals in the middle period

Ryan, Manusky, Tarver & Pagano in the mix for Redskins

The Redskins are amping up their search for a new defensive coordinator this week. DCHotRead.com was first to tell you about Rob Ryan, who interviewed on Monday and now you can add a few more names to the mix.

Wizards breeze by Blazers, 120-101

The Wizards scored a season-high 75 points in the first half to lead an 120-101 rout of the Blazers on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

SKATE SHAVINGS: News and Notes From Caps' Morning Skate

News and notes from an optional Monday morning skate in Pittsburgh, ahead of the Caps-Pens regular season series finale

POSTGAME NOTEBOOK: Caps 5, Flyers 0

Caps spin another shutout, as Grubauer's strong play continues; Backstrom honored; Williams and Niskanen net a pair each; more

Roger McDowell Could Be Key To Orioles' 2017 Season

Orioles pitching coach Roger McDowell has reached out to each of the 22 pitchers on the team's 40-man roster. "I think it's important to know I have an interest, and they are that interest."

Terps Back In Top 25 In College Basketball Polls

The Maryland men's basketball team is back in the top 25 in both the USA Today Coaches Poll and the AP poll.

Nicklas Backstrom Named NHL’s “First Star” of the Week

Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom has been named the NHL’s “First Star” for the week ending Jan. 15, the NHL announced today.

Caps Today and Top Game Notes, 1/16/17

The Capitals face the Pittsburgh Penguins tonight at PPG Paints Arena in the fourth and final meeting between the teams this season.

Stevenson Rising

How recently retired Stevenson president Kevin Manning executed his vision for what athletics could do to put his school on solid footing.

Is Buck Showalter's Orioles Legacy A Hall Of Fame One?

Sometime during the 2017 season, Buck Showalter will have more major league wins as a manager than Earl Weaver. But will the Orioles' skipper make his way to Cooperstown, N.Y.?

Ravens Offseason Guide: Who Stays? Who Goes?

Joe Platania breaks down the Ravens' offseason with a look at key free agents, salary cap dumps and the return of offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg.

Injuries Behind Them, Dion Wiley And Ivan Bender Contributing For Terps

Having both been set back by injuries, Maryland guard Dion Wiley and forward Ivan Bender formed a bond while recovering and are now both making their mark with the Terps.

Injuries Behind Them, Dion Wiley And Ivan Bender Contributing For Terps

Having both been set back by injuries, Maryland guard Dion Wiley and forward Ivan Bender formed a bond while recovering and are now both making their mark with the Terps.

Freshman Destiny Slocum Providing Leadership For Maryland Women

"She has all of the intangibles," Brenda Frese said of freshman guard Destiny Slocum. "... Her motor and her passion just jump out at you. Destiny is always going to play one way, and that's all out."

Freshman Destiny Slocum Providing Leadership For Maryland Women

"She has all of the intangibles," Brenda Frese said of freshman guard Destiny Slocum. "... Her motor and her passion just jump out at you. Destiny is always going to play one way, and that's all out."

2017 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Preview: Ryan Moran Opens New Era For UMBC Lacrosse

Under new leadership, UMBC is looking to make its mark in the tough American East Conference, while Johns Hopkins, Maryland, Loyola and Towson all look to return to the NCAA tournament.

2017 NCAA Women's Lacrosse Preview: Johns Hopkins Makes Move To The Big 10

Johns Hopkins will begin its first season as a member of the Big Ten, while Maryland, Loyola and Towson look to return to the NCAA tournament.

Terry Hasseltine Optimistic Army-Navy Will Return To Baltimore

After hosting the Army-Navy football game in two of the past three years, Maryland Sports' Terry Hasseltine is optimistic the rivalry will return to Baltimore.

Terry Hasseltine Optimistic Army-Navy Will Return To Maryland

After hosting the Army-Navy football game in two of the past three years, Maryland Sports' Terry Hasseltine is optimistic the rivalry will return to the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. area.

Rex Ryan Could Have Made Ravens' Defense And Offense Great Again

Stan "The Fan" Charles says Rex Ryan, with all of his bluster, could have greatly improved the Ravens if they were willing to bring him back as defensive coordinator.

Among Fans, Optimism Currently Higher For Orioles Than Ravens

Dan Connolly says for the first time in two decades, the Orioles may be in a better spot to succeed in the near future than their football-playing brethren, the Ravens.

If Steve Smith Sr. Is A Hall Of Famer, Anquan Boldin Deserves Recognition, Too

Glenn Clark says Anquan Boldin and Steve Smith Sr. are top NFL receivers known for their toughness, and they should both be headed to the Hall of Fame.

Bud Selig, First Time Voters Help Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens Hall Of Fame Push

Jim Henneman says the younger Hall of Fame voters get, the more forgiving they become, which could potentially lead to "PED Poster Boys" Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens getting to Cooperstown, N.Y.

All Eyes Are On Mount St. Joseph's Jalen Smith

Mount St. Joseph's Jalen Smith, a 6-foot-10 guard, is considered, by many, to be one of the top collegiate basketball recruits in the country for the class of 2018.

Celeste Davis Named U.S. Army Impact Player Of The Month

Severna Park senior point guard Celeste Davis has been named the U.S. Army Impact Player of the Month for December.

The 15: 2017 Sports Highlights

Glenn Clark highlights 15 sporting events in 2017 you don't want to miss, including the Big Ten Tournament in Washington, D.C., some key lacrosse matchups and more.

Big Bats Café Continues To Provide Meals To 'Super Plungers'

During the Maryland State Police Polar Bear Plunge, Big Bats Café owner Steve Garland will once again prepare meals round the clock for the Super Plungers and their supporters.

With New Book, Don Markus Sheds Light On Little-Known Maryland Basketball History

Baltimore Sun sportswriter Don Markus compiled an in-depth history of the Maryland men's basketball program in his book, "100 Things Maryland Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die."

With New Book, Don Markus Sheds Light On Little-Known Maryland Basketball History

Baltimore Sun sportswriter Don Markus compiled an in-depth history of the Maryland men's basketball program in his book, "100 Things Maryland Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die."

Local Boxer Engineers Comeback Of A Lifetime

Baltimore native Travis Reeves, who put his boxing career on hold to become and electrical engineer in the U.S. Coast Guard, turned pro at 32 and is making his comeback.

Ean Katz Fights Cancer With A Football Mindset

After beating lymphoma twice, former Towson football player Ean Katz is studying exercise science to explore how nutrition and exercise can improve the lives of cancer patients.

Ricig's World Of Sports: Activities For The Winter

In his latest sports cartoon with PressBox, Mike Ricigliano shares his top winter activities for Baltimore sports fans.

They Said It On Glenn Clark Radio: January 2017

UMBC guard Jairus Lyles, NFL Network analyst Mike Nolan, Ravens wide receiver Michael Campanaro and more joined Glenn Clark Radio this month.

What's In Store For The Gaming World In 2017?

With the gaming landscape rapidly evolving, Bill Ordine breaks down what to expect in 2017 for sports betting, daily fantasy sports, casinos and more.

Community Beat: Jan. 15- Feb. 15, 2017

Check out the listings in PressBox's January 2017 edition of Community Beat.

In The Paper: January 2017

Cover Story: Bill Ordine looks at how recently retired school president Kevin Manning executed his vision for what athletics could do to put his school on solid footing.

Monday Matinee at Verizon Center

The Wizards welcome the Blazers for a Monday matinee at Verizon Center.

Caps Finish Season's Set with Pens

Washington carries a nine-game winning streak with it to Pittsburgh, where it will face the Penguins in the last of four regular season meetings in '16-17

Game Notes at Pittsburgh, 1/16/17

The Capitals face the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday at PPG Paints Arena in the fourth and final game between the teams this season.

Caps Blank Philly to Run Winning Streak to Nine

Four third-period goals and a 24-save effort from Philipp Grubauer lift Caps to ninth straight win and fourth shutout triumph in last six

Postgame Notes, Stats and Audio, 1/15/17

The Capitals defeated the Flyers 5-0 on Sunday at Verizon Center.

Jim Tomsula and a Skins Suprise?

Could Jim Tomsula, the former San Francisco 49'ers head coach, could be joining the Redskins coaching staff in 2017. It makes all the sense in the world. While Tomsula joining the staff would point to Greg Manusky taking over, could those signs lead to a dead road or another option? How about a name that no Redsins fan would want?

Wizards Week Ahead - 1/16/17

The Wizards play four tough games in six days this week.

SKATE SHAVINGS: News and Notes From Caps' Morning Skate

No morning skate for either side prior to Sunday's Caps-Flyers matinee match, but here are some news and notes relating to the game

Caps Today and Top Game Notes, 1/15/17

The Washington Capitals will hold a pre-game ceremony today to honor Nicklas Backstrom for recording his 500th NHL/Capitals assist.

Baltimore's Gervonta Davis Wins IBF Junior Lightweight Title

Baltimore native Gervonta Davis stopped Jose Pedraza with a seventh round TKO to win the IBF junior lightweight title. After the win, Davis' promoter, Floyd Mayweather Jr. called Davis 'the future of boxing.'

Wizards slam Sixers in second half

The Wizards outscored the Sixers by 15 in the third quarter and John Wall scored 25 points in Washington's 11th straight win at home.

Maryland Tops Illinois Behind Anthony Cowan, Jaylen Brantley

Led by a game-high 19 points from freshman Anthony Cowan and 12 points off the bench from Jaylen Brantley, the Terps defeated Illinois, 62-56, to improve to 16-2 on the season and first in the Big Ten at 4-1.

Maryland Tops Illinois Behind Anthony Cowan, Jaylen Brantley

Led by a game-high 19 points from freshman Anthony Cowan and 12 points off the bench from Jaylen Brantley, the Terps defeated Illinois, 62-56, to improve to 16-2 on the season and first in the Big Ten at 4-1.

Game Notes vs. Philadelphia, 1/15/17

The Capitals conclude their three-game homestand on Sunday against the Philadelphia Flyers at Verizon Center.

Capitals Recall Chandler Stephenson from Hershey

The Washington Capitals have recalled forward Chandler Stephenson from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Caps Seek Ninth Straight Win on Sunday vs. Flyers

Washington closes out a three-game homestand on Sunday against Philly, aiming to extend its winning streak to nine

POSTGAME NOTEBOOK: Caps 6, Hawks 0

Caps continue to roll over quality opponents, stretch streak to eight; Beagle has a big night; Alzner hits 500, much more

Caps Today, 1/14/17

The Capitals defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 6-0 on Friday to earn their eighth consecutive victory.

Will Orioles Go Arbitration Route With Brad Brach, Kevin Gausman And Caleb Joseph?

Three players didn't come to an agreement with the Orioles Jan.13, and Rich Dubroff wonders if heading to arbitration is the right move for both the players and the team.

Ravens Memorial Wall: Appreciating David Modell

Joe Platania looks back at the legacy of Baltimore Ravens team president David Modell, who died Jan.13 at the age of 55, and how Modell was responsible for the Ravens' success in the Baltimore sports scene.

Glenn Clark Radio Week In Review: Jan. 9-13, 2017

In case you missed anything from Glenn Clark Radio this week, here are a few highlights to check out, including interviews with Fish Smithson, Phil Savage and more.

Homestand kicks off with the Sixers on Saturday night

The Wizards host the Sixers on Saturday night at Verizon Center.

Caps Bum Rush Hawks with Six-Pack Attack

Washington scores six times - five of them on the rush - pummeling the Blackhawks behind divrese attack and Holtby's fifth shutout in his last 14 starts

Postgame Notes, Stats and Audio, 1/13/17

The Capitals defeated the Blackhawks 6-0 on Friday,

NHL Announces Time Change for Capitals Game on Sunday against Philadelphia

CSN to televise in Washington/Baltimore Region; Game to air nationally on NBC

Snippets From The Baltimore Life Of David Modell

Stan "The Fan" reflects on the life of David Modell, who died Jan. 13, and all he did for the Baltimore Ravens and the team's fans.

Capitals to Honor Backstrom with Pre-game Ceremony Prior to Sunday’s Game

The Washington Capitals will hold a pre-game ceremony on January 15 against Philadelphia to honor Nicklas Backstrom for becoming the first player in franchise history to record 500 assists.

Zach Britton, Manny Machado, Chris Tillman Reach Agreement On 2017 Contracts With Orioles

The Orioles reached agreements on 2017 contracts with three of their biggest stars Jan. 13, however, they did not come to an agreement with four other players, who now face arbitration hearings.

Jarred Jones, Andre Walker Spark Improvement At Loyola

After enduring its third straight losing campaign last season, the Loyola Greyhound men's basketball team could be headed for its best record in four years.

Former Ravens President David Modell Dies At 55

David Modell, who served as president of the Baltimore Ravens from 1996-2004, died Jan. 13 after a nearly two-year battle with lung cancer. He was 55.

Redskins' Jay Gruden Should Take Over Play Calling

Now that the Rams have hired Sean McVay, Rick Snider says there are so many moving parts on the Redskins' staff that head coach Jay Gruden should call the plays himself.

SKATE SHAVINGS: News and Notes From Caps' Morning Skate

Alzner hits 500, Caps stingy at even strength and strong in game's first 20 minutes, more

Ravens' Coaching Chart: Offensive Shuffle, Leslie Frazier Leaves

With notable changes on offense and defense, Joe Platania breaks down the Ravens' coaching staff entering the 2017 season.

Wizards Today 1-13

The Wizards will take on the 76ers tomorrow night at Verizon Center.

Wizards Game vs. Oklahoma City to Air on TNT

Tipoff Now at 8:00 p.m.

Caps Today and Top Game Notes, 1/13/17

Karl Alzner has played in 499 consecutive games and sits one game shy of becoming the first player in franchise history to play in 500 consecutive games.

Damonte Dodd Key For Terps On Both Ends Of The Floor

Maryland's Damonte Dodd recorded six blocks against Indiana Jan. 10, as the senior center continues to show his defensive versatility for the Terps.

Damonte Dodd Key For Terps On Both Ends Of The Floor

"[Damonte] Dodd's the best screen-and-roll player in the league. He's getting better and better all the time," Indiana head coach Tom Crean said after the Terps' 75-73 win against the Hoosiers.

Caps Seek to Keep Streak Alive Against Hawks

Washington puts its seven-game winning streak on the line on Friday against Chicago, winners of four straight

McVay to L-A!

The Redskins knew they were firing their defensive coordinator when the season ended. They were hoping to keep as much of their high powered but fatally flawed offense together, as possible. That hope turned into a numbing reality on Thursday when Jay Gruden lost his top offensive assistant to a the Los Angeles Rams.

Game Notes vs. Chicago, 1/13/17

The Capitals host the Chicago Blackhawks at Verizon Center on Friday in the second and final meeting between the teams this season.

With A Tight-Knit Team, Glen Burnie Seeks First Regional Title Since 2007

Led by a balanced offense, Glen Burnie boys' basketball is off to an 11-0 start and is set to take on rival Old Mill, which is also undefeated, Jan. 13.

Joey P's NFL Divisional Round Picks: More Intensity, Better Games

Joe Platania makes his picks for the Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs, and he likes the home team to win three of the four games.

Undefeated Navy Wrestlers Preparing For Season's Biggest Match

After starting the season 6-0 in dual-meet matches, the Midshipmen wrestling team looks to earn a top 25 national ranking with a win against rival Lehigh Jan. 13.

Undefeated Navy Wrestlers Preparing For Season's Biggest Match

Navy, which started the season 6-0 in dual meet matches, will continue a rivalry that began during the 1909-10 season when it hosts Lehigh Jan. 13.

POSTGAME NOTEBOOK: Caps 5, Pens 2

Ovechkin reaches 1,000 points in grand fashion, Backstrom continues to dominate the Pens, Holtby reaches 20, Caps reach halfway mark, more

Orioles Minicamp Was Three Days Well Spent For Buck Showalter

During Orioles minicamp, manager Buck Showalter was able to get an extended look at some Orioles pitching prospects who could prove useful during the 2017 season.

Redskins Should Be Cautious Of Making Same Mistake As Ravens

Glenn Clark says the Redskins are facing a similar situation with their roster as the Ravens did after signing Joe Flacco, and Washington would be wise to avoid the same mistake.

Redskins Should Be Cautious Of Making Same Mistake As Ravens

Glenn Clark says the Redskins are facing a similar situation with their roster as the Ravens did after signing Joe Flacco, and Washington would be wise to avoid the same mistake.

Redskins Need Deeper Search For Defensive Coordinator

Rick Snider says new ideas are needed to revamp a lacking Redksins defense, and general manager Scot McCloughan needs to hire someone other than the usual defensive coordinator candidates.

Ex-Ravens Assistant Greg Roman Set To Return

Former Baltimore assistant offensive line coach Greg Roman will be rejoining the Ravens as a run-game coordinator this fall, the team announced Jan.12.

Caps Today, 1/12/17

Nicklas Backstrom has recorded an assist in four straight games (1/5-1/11: 2g, 6a) and tallied 29 points in his last 27 games (11/15-1/11: 10g, 19a).

A Grand Night

Ovechkin notches early goal to reach 1,000 career points, propelling Caps to seventh straight win, a 5-2 triumph over Penguins

Postgame Notes, Stats and Audio, 1/11/17

The Capitals defeated the Penguins 5-2 on Wednesday.

Beal's 35 not enough in Boston

Bradley Beal scored 35 points, but Isaiah Thomas and the Celtics were too much on Wednesday.

Alex Ovechkin Earns 1,000th NHL Point

Capitals captain is second-fastest active player to reach 1,000 career points

SKATE SHAVINGS: News and Notes From Caps' Morning Skate

Two of the league's best and hottest tangle at Verizon, Ovechkin is a point shy of 1,000, Caps reach midway mark tonight, more

Wall picked as All-Star starter by several media members

ESPN's Kevin Pelton, Sports Illustrated's The Crossover, and more have John Wall amongst his five Eastern Conference all-stars.

Pettine to Lead Redskins Defense?

A former Browns head coach could be running the Redskins defense? Yes, and normally the stink of the Browns carries more weight, but not in this case, at least in terms of the early fan reaction. Why? Because of something that is very important to many but guarantees virtually nothing.

Orioles Find Minicamp A Necessity

"We're going to try to out-relationship you," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said of the importance of the team's minicamp. "It's a lot more fun, quite frankly, instead of trying to outbid on people."

Five Players Who Raised Their NFL Draft Stock During College Bowl Games

Ken Zalis looks at five players who raised their NFL Draft stock during the college bowl games, including LSU wide receiver Malachi Dupre.

The Hot Tag's 2016 Awards: Part II

Kevin Eck continues his awards for the best performers and performances in U.S.-based pro wrestling in 2016, including male and female wrestler of the year.

Mike Wright Preparing In Case Orioles Need Another Starter

Mike Wright is using the Orioles' minicamp to get to know his new pitching coach, Roger McDowell, and he's eager to prove he can be a consistent option for Baltimore.

Big road test in Boston

The Wizards take on the Celtics tonight in Boston.

Caps Today and Top Game Notes, 1/11/17

Ovechkin has scored 19 goals this season and sits one goal shy of becoming the only player in the NHL to reach the 20-goal plateau in each season since 2005-06

Trio Of Terps Freshmen Continue To 'Answer The Bell'

"When have they not answered the bell?" Maryland coach Mark Turgeon asked rhetorically, after freshmen Anthony Cowan, Kevin Huerter and Justin Jackson impressed once again during the Terps' win against Indiana.

Trio Of Terps Freshmen Continue To 'Answer The Bell'

Maryland freshmen Anthony Cowan, Kevin Huerter and Justin Jackson continue to pass one test after another this year, and the Terps' 75-72 win against Indiana was just the latest example.

If the Redskins get on the "Gus Bus" .....

The Redskins top candidate, according to multiple reports, is former Jaguars head coach and Seahawks defensive coordinator, Gus Bradley. If they hire Bradley, here's what the defense could look like & what you could expect on a scheme basis.

Caps Come Home, Host Pens

Two of the league's hottest teams and fiercest rivals hook up on Wednesday in Washington, and with Ovechkin one point shy of 1,000 for his NHL career

Wall's game-winner brings home winning streak to 10

John Wall's go-ahead jump shot with 5.9 seconds left gave the Wizards their 10th straight home win.

Glenn Younes: Steve Bisciotti Knows Team Needs To Improve

Glenn Younes says Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti implied if all the team's players are healthy in 2017, Baltimore is expecting big-time results.

Local Product Branden Kline Looking For Happy, Healthy Season

After the long recovery following Tommy John surgery, Orioles prospect Branden Kline is happy to be throwing from the mound again and could start the 2017 season with the Bowie Baysox.

Steve Bisciotti Knows 'Pitchforks Are Out,' But Won't Overreact

"I didn't get where I was by just firing people," Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti said during the annual "State Of The Ravens" news conference. "I think it's a bad model, especially in this business."

Game Notes vs. Pittsburgh, 1/11/17

The Capitals face the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday in the third of four meetings between the teams this season and the first of two games between the teams in a six-day span

Capitals Re-assign Carey and O’Brien to Hershey

The Washington Capitals have re-assigned forwards Paul Carey and Liam O’Brien to the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Are you on the "Gus Bus"?

Redskins fans wanted change and now they are going to get it. The question is this: Who is going to provide it? There's not just one candidate, but the one that seems to provide the most optimism is a former head coach, that might be too nice of a guy.

After Long Road From Baltimore, Kansas Safety Fish Smithson Eyes NFL Future

Fish Smithson could face a tough road to the NFL, but difficult journeys are nothing new for the Baltimore native who made his way from the streets of Baltimore to high school in Utah to an All-Big 12 safety at Kansas.

Orioles' Mychal Givens Excited About World Baseball Classic

Orioles reliever Mychal Givens is looking forward to playing for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic, and the potential to face teammates Manny Machado and Jonathan Schoop would just be an added bonus.

POSTGAME NOTEBOOK: Caps 4, Habs 1

Collective effort leads Caps over Canadiens for sixth straight win, Ovechkin matches Richard, closes in on a grand, more

Ovechkin and Holtby Selected to Participate in 2017 NHL All-Star Game

Ovechkin selected to his franchise-record eighth All-Star Game, Holtby selected to his second straight

Ovechkin and Holtby Selected to Participate in 2017 NHL All-Star Game

Ovechkin selected to his franchise-record eighth All-Star Game, Holtby selected to his second straight

Fantasy Football: Divisional Round Notes, DFS Lineups

Ken Zalis shares his daily fantasy football lineups for the divisional playoffs and makes his picks for the weekend's four games.

Caps Conquer Canadiens, 4-1

Ovechkin matches Rocket in Montreal, top six shines offensively while defense and Holtby hold down Habs for sixth straight Washington win

Home streak at stake against shorthanded Bulls

The Wizards go for 10 straight at home on Tuesday night against Chicago.

Christian Walker Hopes To Feel More Comfortable In Second Outfield Year

Christian Walker is hoping that with more time to prepare this spring, his outfield play will improve and he can earn that callup to the Orioles.

Five Things To Know About Nationals Prospect Carter Kieboom

Shortstop Carter Kieboom got off to a solid start during his first year in the Washington Nationals' system and figures to begin the 2017 season with the Hagerstown Suns.

Under Not Such Warm Temperatures, Orioles Open Three-Day Minicamp

The Orioles opened their three-day minicamp Jan. 9 with about 20 players, including pitchers Mychal Givens, Mike Wright, Logan Verrett and Jason Garcia.

SKATE SHAVINGS: News and Notes From Caps' Morning Skate

Wilson will play, Oshie will not; Eller returns to Montreal for first time since swap; Ovechkin chases Richard, more

Comeback wins show Wizards' poise, maturity

The Wizards have won eight games this season when trailing by 10 or more points at some point in the game.

New Stevenson Men's Ice Hockey Program Making Progress

Dominick Dawes saw an opportunity, and a challenge, when he signed on to become the first head coach of Stevenson University's men's ice hockey program, and he has already helped build the Mustangs into a competitive program.

Wizards Week Ahead - 1/9/17

Only three games await the Wizards this week as they look to break further into a crowded East.

Braden Holtby Named NHL’s “Third Star” of the Week

Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby has been named the NHL’s “Third Star” for the week ending Jan. 8.

Caps Today and Top Game Notes, 1/9/17

Braden Holtby has posted an 8-1-2 record in his career against Montreal with two shutouts, a 1.64 goals-against average and a .942 save percentage.

Capitals Recall Paul Carey from Hershey

The Washington Capitals have recalled forward Paul Carey from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL)

Washington Capitals Scarlet Caps presented by Giant to Host Hockey ’N Heels Thursday, Jan. 12

The Washington Capitals Scarlet Caps presented by Giant will host Hockey ’n Heels on Thursday, Jan. 12, from 6:00-9:30 p.m. at Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Va. Players and coaches scheduled to participate include Brett Connolly, Philipp Grubauer, goaltending coach Mitch Korn, Nate Schmidt, head coach Barry Trotz and Daniel Winnik.

Caps Conclude Trip Seeking Sixth Straight Win

The Capitals put their six-game winning streak on the line on Monday night in Montreal against the Canadiens

Game Notes at Montreal, 1/9/17

The Capitals conclude their two-game road trip on Monday against the Montreal Canadiens at Bell Centre.

Wizards' strong second half topples Bucks

After a slow start on Sunday afternoon, Washington locked in to down Milwaukee for a needed road victory.

POSTGAME NOTEBOOK: Caps 1, Sens 0

Backstrom reaches 500 career assists in same building where he scored first NHL goal, Holtby authors second straight shutout, more

Caps Today, 1/8/17

The Capitals defeated the Ottawa Senators 1-0 on Saturday to earn their fifth consecutive win.

Caps Shave Sens, 1-0

Backstrom's 500th career assist is primary helper on lone goal of game as Holtby earns second straight shutout and Caps take fifth straight win

Wizards head to Milwaukee to wrap up season series

The Wizards will travel to Milwaukee for the final game of the season series with the Bucks for a Sunday afternoon matinee.

Nicklas Backstrom Records 500th NHL Assist

Backstrom Becomes First Player in Capitals History to Record 500 Assists

Maryland Tops Michigan In First Big Ten Road Test

Jared Nickens was 4-for-4 from 3-point range to help the Terps beat the Wolverines, 77-70, and improve to 14-2 overall and 2-1 in Big Ten play.

Maryland Tops Michigan In First Big Ten Road Test

Jared Nickens was 4-for-4 from 3-point range to help the Terps beat the Wolverines, 77-70, and improve to 14-2 overall and 2-1 in Big Ten play.

SKATE SHAVINGS: News and Notes From Caps' Morning Skate

Caps meet Sens for second time in less than a week, scoring spread fueling Washington's recent run, more

Caps Today and Top Game Notes, 1/7/17

The Capitals face the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre tonight in the second of three games between the teams this season and the second game against Ottawa in a seven-day span.

Glenn Clark Radio Week In Review: Jan. 2-6, 2017

In case you missed anything from Glenn Clark Radio this week, here are a few highlights to check out, including interviews with Keenan Reynolds, Trent Green and more.

Wizards grind out ninth win in a row at home

The Wizards dished out a season-high 31 assists and beat the Timberwolves for their ninth straight home win.

Redskins Starter: “I hope Manusky gets it.”

Joe Barry is gone and the Redskins, believe it or not, are a desirable job. You have a top-flight offense and a couple of great building blocks in Josh Norman and Ryan Kerrigan. You might not have much else after that which appeals strongly, but the Redskins defensive coordinator job is not a bad position. Now, who could be that lucky guy?

Caps Take to the Road in Ottawa

After a perfect three-game homestand, the Caps bring a four-game winning streak with them on a quick two-game trip through eastern Canada

Is Seth Smith The Leadoff Hitter The Orioles Are Looking For?

Rich Dubroff explains that Orioles manager Buck Showalter has used atypical leadoff hitters in the past, and examines whether newly acquired Seth Smith could be next in line.

Casino Revenue Figures Reveal Record-Breaking Month For Maryland

The casino revenue figures that reflect the impact of Maryland's newest casino, MGM National Harbor, on the local gaming market were released Jan. 5 and showed a record-breaking month for the state.

Game Notes at Ottawa, 1/7/17

The Capitals begin a two-game road trip on Saturday against the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre.

Seth Smith's Arrival, Yovani Gallardo's Departure Could Solve Two Problems For Orioles

The Orioles acquired outfielder Seth Smith, who becomes the favorite to play right field, from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for right-hander Yovani Gallardo and cash considerations.

Focused On Process, Howard Girls' Basketball Has Title Aspirations

"To get to the prize at the end, there's all that work that needs to be done before it," said Howard girls' basketball coach Scott Robinson, who has his team off to a 9-0 start.

If Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens Get In Hall of Fame, How About Rafael Palmeiro?

Rich Dubroff says if Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens are apparently moving toward the Hall of Fame, then what about former Oriole Rafael Palmeiro, whose case, numerically, is a strong one.

POSTGAME NOTEBOOK: Caps 5, Jackets 0

Holtby and Caps blank Jackets to halt impressive streak, all four lines contribute for Caps, Winnik likes home cooking, more

Fantasy Football Players To Remember For 2017 Draft

Ken Zalis offers a list of fantasy football players you shouldn't forget when you start your 2017 draft research, including Giovani Bernard, Eric Decker and Tony Romo.

Wizards back at home, look for ninth straight home win

The Wizards host the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night at Verizon Center.

Capitals Recall Liam O’Brien from Hershey

The Washington Capitals have recalled forward Liam O’Brien from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Joey P's NFL Wild-Card Picks: Backup QBs Have To Lead The Way

Joe Platania makes his NFL Wild Card Round picks, and he thinks all four home teams will advance.

Sixteen Blue

Holtby stops all 29, Caps get production from all four lines as Washington halts Jackets remarkable winning run at 16 straight

Postgame Notes, Stats and Audio, 1/5/17

The Capitals defeated the Blue Jackets 5-0 on Thursday at Verizon Center.

Redskins Fire Defensive Coordinator; Is Jay Gruden Next?

Rick Snider says head coach Jay Gruden needs to choose his next defensive coordinator wisely, because it may decide whether the coach remains employed himself.

Glenn Younes: Ravens Overvalue Stability

Glenn Younes says keeping Marty Mornhinweg is a big risk for the Baltimore Ravens and may indicate the front office has overvalued stability.

SKATE SHAVINGS: News and Notes From Caps' Morning Skate

Columbus seeks record streak at VC while Caps seek to cut into Jackets' division lead, Caps have been quick strike team after killing, much more

Redskins fire Joe Barry + 3 more!

Redskins fans received a late Christmas present on Thursday as Jay Gruden and the organization fired Joe Barry and three assistant coaches, after two years on the job. Washington started the day, Thursday, with three defensive coordinators with NFL experience on their staff. Now, they are down to one. Could that one be the new one?

Is There A Trade Market For Yovani Gallardo, Ubaldo Jimenez And Wade Miley?

Will the Orioles trade a starting pitcher? Rich Dubroff takes a closer look at Yovani Gallardo, Ubaldo Jimenez and Wade Miley but says there's not much interest in the trio.

Wizards Today 1-5

The Wizards take to the practice court today in preparation for tomorrow night's matchup with Minnesota.

Caps Today and Top Game Notes, 1/5/17

Washington has earned a point in six of its last seven games against Columbus (4-1-2) and in eight of its last nine at home against the Blue Jackets (6-1-2).

Who Should Ravens Fans Root For In The NFL Playoffs?

Glenn Clark breaks down which NFL playoff teams Ravens fans should root for, and he says there are three "absolutely, no way" teams, including Pittsburgh and New England.

MSE Foundation and Washington Capitals Launch Courage Caps, Presented by Telos Corporation, to Support TAPS

Courage Caps, Washington Capitals team-issued branded hats and T-shirts, will go on sale beginning Wednesday, Jan. 11, Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation and the Washington Capitals announced today. This season’s Courage Caps campaign is sponsored by Telos Corporation with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS).

Ravens, NFL 2017 Offseason Guide: Franchise Caught In Middle

Joe Platania shares a Ravens guide to the NFL offseason, complete with free agents, 2017 opponents and first-round draft order, plus the leaguewide calendar and 2017 schedule-strength standings.

Caps Aim to Cool Columbus

Red hot Jackets come to District with 16-game winning streak on Thursday, looking to match league's all-time longest winning run

Game Notes vs. Columbus, 1/5/17

The Capitals host the Columbus Blue Jackets at Verizon Center on Thursday in the third of five meetings between the teams this season.

It's Time For The Ravens To Be 'Smart' And 'Creative'

Stan "The Fan" Charles says the Baltimore Ravens need to pursue game-changing free agents this offseason, even if it means losing compensatory picks.

POSTGAME NOTEBOOK: Caps 6, Leafs 5 (OT)

Ovechkin does it in overtime again, sticking to script pays off for Caps in comeback, killing streaks stopped, hot hands stay hot, more

Will The Jesus Montero Signing Pay Off For The Orioles?

Rich Dubroff says Jesus Montero may not play much for the Orioles, but he could fill a need, especially considering he's still young and has the potential to hit with power.

The Hot Tag's 2016 Awards: Part I

Kevin Eck hands out his awards for the best performers and performances in U.S.-based pro wrestling in 2016, including newcomer of the year and most entertaining wrestler.

Jim Henneman: Starting The New Year With A Clean Slate

Jim Henneman shares his final thoughts on the sports year of 2016, from the Orioles and Mike Mussina's Hall of Fame credentials to Michael Phelps and David Ortiz and more.

Wizards Today 1-4

The Wizards fell to the Mavericks last night in Dallas. The team will return to the practice court tomorrow at Verizon Center.

Kevin Huerter Follows Mark Turgeon's Advice

Maryland men's basketball head coach Mark Turgeon recently talked with freshman guard Kevin Huerter about being more aggressive on offense, and the results are starting to show.

Maryland Comptroller Officially Implements New Daily Fantasy Sports Rules

With the new year, new regulations for daily fantasy sports are taking effect in Maryland to address consumer protection issues and establish other guidelines.

Kevin Huerter Follows Mark Turgeon's Advice

Kevin Huerter's performance was one of the Terps' few bright spots in Maryland's loss to Nebraska, and continued aggressive play from Huerter could help open up Maryland's offense.

Caps Today, 1/4/17

Alex Ovechkin sits just five points shy of 1,000 career NHL points (543g, 452a).

Five Things To Know About Nationals Prospect Pedro Severino

Nationals prospect Pedro Severino will likely start the 2017 season with the Syracuse Chiefs, but the the 23-year-old catcher's opportunity at the big leagues is fast approaching.

Wizards drop second half of Texas trip in Dallas

All five starters reached double-figures, but Washington couldn't overcome a strong Mavericks effort Tuesday night.

Ovechkin's Overtime Goal Help Caps Overcome Leafs

Caps rally from two down in third and win a wild one over Toronto on Ovechkin's overtime game-winner, halting the Leafs' winning streak at five

Postgame Notes, Stats and Audio, 1/3/17

The Capitals defeated the Maple Leafs 6-5 (OT) on Tuesday.

John Wall brings home December honors

John Wall won the East's Player of the Month award for December on Tuesday after winning Player of the Week honors the day before.

John Wall Named KIA Eastern Conference Player of the Month

Wall Earns Second POTM Recognition, Leads Wizards to a 10-5 Record in the Month

Redskins To Reload, Not Rebuild

Rick Snider says the Washington Redskins have plenty of challenges for the coming offseason, including whether to replace defensive coordinator Joe Barry and what to do with quarterback Kirk Cousins.

Texas Two Step Wraps in Dallas

The Wizards two-game Texas swing ends tonight in Dallas.

What Are The Chances These Free Agents Return To The Orioles?

Rich Dubroff weighs the likelihood of various Orioles free agents, from Mark Trumbo and Pedro Alvarez to Paul Janish and Vance Worley, re-signing with the club for 2017.

Glenn Younes: 2016 Baltimore Ravens Season Wrap-Up

Glenn Younes says the Ravens would have been better served to start their young players against the Bengals to see what they could do.

John Harbaugh: Ravens Coordinators To Return In 2017

"I'm not worried about the future. I have faith," Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said, as he announced offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg and defensive coordinator Dean Pees will both be back next season.

SKATE SHAVINGS: News and Notes From Caps' Morning Skate

Caps continue homestand against red hot Leafs, looking to continue their own recent 9-2-2 run, more

Fantasy Football: 2016 Season Review

Ken Zalis looks back at the 2016 fantasy football season and shares his top lessons learned. Plus, he makes his picks for NFL Wild Card Weekend.

Caps Today and Top Game Notes, 1/3/17

Washington hosts the Toronto Maple Leafs at Verizon Center tonight.

Wizards can't hold on in Houston

The Wizards got out to a hot start in Houston on Monday night, but the Rockets came back firing in the second half to take down Washington, 101-91.

Caps Entertain Upstart Leafs

Toronto makes its only visit to Verizon Center this season on Tuesday, riding a five-game winning streak

John Wall Named Eastern Conference Player of the Week

The NBA announced Monday that Wizards guard John Wall has been named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday, December 26 through Sunday, January 1.

Sweeping or Subtle Changes Ahead?

Changes will absolutely occur. They change even for championship teams. The question for a team with a winning record but one that limped to the finish line and ultimately fell way short of the goal is how many different faces will be here in 2017? Will the QB be the same? Will their be an entire new defensive staff? How about the head coach? Is he staying for a while or is he entering a potential final year?

POSTGAME NOTEBOOK: Caps 2, Sens 1

Rare Chorney goal stands up as game-winner, Caps killers get it done again, offense from the defense, Caps block season high 23 shots, more

Game Notes vs. Toronto, 1/3/17

The Capitals continue their three-game homestand on Tuesday against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Verizon Center.

2017 begins in Houston for the Wizards

The Wizards kick off the new year with the Houston Rockets tonight at the Toyota Center.

Quick Snaps - Season Over for the Skins!

The Redskins season came to an end on Sunday night, a game that many thought they would win and a game that many dismissed for the Giants. If you are a regular with us at DCHotRead.com, you know we didn't make that same mistake. So was it the Redskins coming out flat or were they just not anywhere near as good of a team as New York?

Wizards Week Ahead - 1/2/17

After sweeping a three-game homestand to round up 2016, the Wizards are back at .500 (16-16) and face a tough slate to start 2017.

Chore Score Helps Caps to 2-1 Win Over Sens

Offense from the defense enables Caps to prevail over Sens, as Alzner and Chorney supply the offense in a 2-1 victory over Ottawa

Postgame Notes, Stats and Audio, 1/1/17

The Capitals defeated the Senators 2-1 on Sunday.

Nebraska's Zone Defense Stifles Maryland In Crunch Time

The Maryland men's basketball team lost a double-digit lead in the second half and fell at home to Nebraska, 67-65. Freshman guard Kevin Huerter led the Terps with 26 points, including seven 3-pointers.

Nebraska's Zone Defense Stifles Maryland In Crunch Time

The Maryland men's basketball team lost a double-digit lead in the second half and fell at home to Nebraska, 67-65. Freshman guard Kevin Huerter led the Terps with 26 points, including seven 3-pointers.

SKATE SHAVINGS: News and Notes From Caps' Morning Skate

Caps conduct optional skate before Sunday's game against Sens; here are news and notes items relating to the New Year's Day game against Ottawa

Flat Ravens Finish 8-8 With 27-10 Loss To Bengals

The Baltimore Ravens fell to the Cincinnati Bengals, 27-10, in their season finale to drop to 8-8 for the 2016 season. Wide receiver Steve Smith Sr., recorded three catches for 34 yards in his final NFL game.

POSTGAME NOTEBOOK: Caps 6, Devils 2

Caps kill all nine New Jersey power plays, score six even-strength goals with contributions from all four lines and the rearguard, more

Caps Ring in New Year Against Sens

Washington starts 2017 and a three-game homestand on Sunday night against Ottawa

Favorite Moments of 2016

Washington Wizards Blog writers' favorite moments of the 2016 calendar year.

Capitals Re-assign Jakub Vrana to Hershey

The Washington Capitals have re-assigned forward Jakub Vrana to the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL)

Caps Today and Top Game Notes, 1/1/17

The Capitals complete their sixth back-to-back set of the season tonight against the Ottawa Senators.

Game Notes vs. Ottawa, 1/1/17

The Capitals face the Ottawa Senators on Sunday at Verizon Center in the first of three meetings between the teams this season and the first of two games between the teams in a seven-day span.

Caps Down Devils with Six-Pack Attack

Six different skaters from all four lines score, and the Caps' penalty killing outfit snuffs all nine New Jersey power plays in a 6-2 Washington win

SKATE SHAVINGS: News and Notes From Caps' Morning Skate

No skate prior to Saturday's matinee match with the Devils in New Jersey, but here is some news and notes related to today's game

Caps Today and Top Game Notes, 12/31/16

Today marks the ninth time in franchise history the Capitals will play on New Year’s Eve and the eighth time they will play on the road.

Ricig's World Of Sports: A Look Back At Mike Ricigliano's 2016 Cartoons

PressBox takes a look back at each of Mike Ricigliano's monthly sports cartoons of 2016, which touched on everything from the Orioles and Ravens to Mel Kiper and Under Armour.

Wall, Beal and Wizards use home floor to their advantage to close 2016

Washington closed out the 2016 calendar with eight straight wins at Verizon Center, powering them back into the playoff conversation.

Wizards fly past Nets, 118-95

Trey Burke scored a season-high 27 points and John Wall had 19 point sand 14 assists, as the Wizards defeated the Nets, 118-95.

Caps Close Out 2016 Portion of '16-17 Slate in Newark

Washington finishes a home-and-home set with the Devils and closes out 2016 with New Year's Eve matinee against New Jersey on Saturday

Tavon Young: Steve Smith Makes Everybody Better

As Steve Smith Sr. gets set for what will likely be his final NFL game, Ravens defensive backs share what it was like to go up against the legendary wide receiver.

Game Notes at New Jersey, 12/31/16

The Capitals conclude their home-and-home series with the Devils on Saturday at Prudential Center.

Keenan Reynolds Promoted; Jimmy Smith Shut Down For Ravens

Sixth-round pick Keenan Reynolds will become the 10th and final member of the Ravens' 11-man draft class to be promoted to the active roster this year.

First-and-Ten Part 2 - Giants @ Redskins

The Redskins defense is the worst unit ever created by man kind and Joe Barry is completely clueless. That's what several thousand knuckleheads wrongly believe. They're not good enough, which is undeniable and Barry could use a lot of help but if you go beyond the surface numbers - you will see that this unit has helped the Redskins get to 8 wins and with one more, a spot in the playoffs. We examine in "First-and-Ten" Part two.

POSTGAME NOTEBOOK: Devils 2, Caps 1 (SO)

Caps are waylaid by Kinkaid in loss to Devils, Winnik scores first shorty in more than two years, Holtby bounces back, more

The Orioles' Unforgettable And Forgettable In 2016

As 2016 draws to a close, Rich Dubroff looks back at some of the unforgettable and forgettable moments of a fascinating Orioles season.

Wizards Today 12-30

The Wizards host the Nets tonight at Verizon Center

Wizards wrap 2016 with Nets

The Wizards host the Brooklyn Nets tonight at Verizon Center.

Caps Today, 12/30/16

In his last 10 games, Braden Holtby has recorded two shutouts, a 1.66 goals-against average and a .942 save percentage.

2016 Washington Redskins Predictions: Redskins Vs. Giants Picks

PressBox's football "experts" make their predictions for the Redskins-Giants game, and all but one person think the Redskins are headed for the postseason.

2016 Baltimore Ravens Predictions: Ravens Vs. Bengals Picks

PressBox football writers and radio personalities share their picks for the Baltimore Ravens' season finale against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Caps Fall 2-1 to Devils in Shootout

New Jersey backup goalie Keith Kinkaid makes 43 saves to send the Caps to their fourth loss in their last five games

Postgame Notes, Stats and Audio, 12/29/16

The Capitals fell to the Devils 2-1 (SO) on Thursday.

Keion Carpenter Will Be Remembered For His Character, Passion For Baltimore

Glenn Clark reflects on the life of former NFL player and Baltimore native Keion Carpenter, who died Dec. 29 at the age of 39.

SKATE SHAVINGS: News and Notes From Caps' Morning Skate

Talking helps Caps trio, Vrana to be scratched for first time, Holtby aims for bounceback game, more

Porter's shot selection igniting career season

Otto Porter Jr. has become the Wizards’ third scoring option behind John Wall and Bradley Beal due to his efficiency and shot selection.

Daily Fantasy Football: Best Value Picks For Week 17

Bill Ordine shares his Week 17 daily fantasy football picks, and he says Detroit's Matthew Stafford is a bargain and should put up the 20-25 points you want from a quarterback.

Justin Tucker, Zachary Orr Win Media Awards

For the second time in his five-year career, kicker Justin Tucker was named the Ravens' Most Valuable Player, according to votes cast by media.

Why An Extension For Jonathan Schoop Makes Sense For Orioles

The Orioles need a win this offseason, and Rich Dubroff says the best way to get that win is to sign second baseman Jonathan Schoop to an extension.

Even Pugnacious Steve Smith Sr. Can Mellow As End Nears

"He loves to win. He practices that way, and he plays like that," safety Lardarius Webb said of Steve Smith Sr. "[He's] a great guy in the community. ... I've learned a lot from him."

Wizards Today 12-29

The Wizards defeated the Pacers 111-105 last night at Verizon Center.

Caps Today and Top Game Notes, 12/29/16

Washington swept the season series against New Jersey (4-0-0), marking the Capitals’ first season sweep against the Devils in franchise history.

Orioles Should Consider Moving Chris Davis To Right Field

Stan "The Fan" says now is the time for the Orioles to contend for a World Series, and they should start by moving Chris Davis to right field.

Ravens Vs. Bengals Preview: Three Key Matchups

Joe Platania looks at three key matchups for the Ravens-Bengals game, including Ravens running back Kenneth Dixon against Bengals linebacker Karlos Dansby.

Caps Host Devils in Final Home Game of 2016

Caps start home-and-home set with New Jersey to finish off the 2016 portion of the 2016-17 season

First-and-Ten - Giants @ Redskins

For the Redskins - this Sunday is everything. Win and they are almost absolutely in. Win and they would have a better record than they did last year against a much tougher schedule and incredibly awful scheduling by the NFL. Win and it's a measure of true progress. Oh and they should have arguably their best offensive player back.

Wall guides Wizards to seventh straight home win

John Wall scored 36 points to go along with 11 rebounds and nine assists to lead the Wizards past the Pacers, 111-105.

Game Notes vs. New Jersey, 12/28/16

The Capitals return to Verizon Center on Thursday to face the New Jersey Devils.

Terps To Face Toughest Test Of Season Against Top-Ranked UConn

Can the Maryland women's basketball team end Connecticut's 86-game winning streak? Seniors Brionna Jones and Shatori Walker-Kimbrough will lead the Terps against the Huskies Dec. 29.

Washington Redskins Historically Good Bet In Must-Win Games

The Redskins can't reach the playoffs unless they win their season finale against the New York Giants, and Rick Snider says history is on Washington's side.

POSTGAME NOTEBOOK: Isles 4, Caps 3

Penalty trouble in the second and one bad minute in the third lead to a loss in Brooklyn, communication key to Kuznetsov line's success, more

Former Ravens Coordinator Marvin Lewis' Future Cloudy In Cincy

Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis has kept quiet about his future beyond the regular-season finale against the Ravens, saying simply, "The coach is immersed in what he's doing."

Terps To Face Toughest Test Of Season Against Top-Ranked UConn

The Maryland women's basketball team will face its toughest test of the season when the Terps host top-ranked Connecticut in front of a capacity crowd at Xfinity Center Dec. 29.

Can Tyler Wilson Be A Real Contributor For Orioles In 2017?

After struggling during the second half of the season last year, Orioles right-hander Tyler Wilson says he's made some adjustments to his offseason training and he's looking forward to helping the team, whatever his role may be.

Glenn Clark's NFL Power Rankings: Week 17

Glenn Clark shares his Week 17 NFL power rankings and offers some bold predictions for what the year ahead will bring for the Baltimore Ravens and the rest of the league.

Caps Today, 12/28/16

Capitals prospects Damien Riat (Switzerland), Ilya Samsonov (Russia) and Jonas Siegenthaler (Switzerland) are representing their countries at the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship.

Joey P's Week 17 NFL Picks: Respect The Streak, Or You'll Choke

Joe Platania shares his Week 17 NFL picks, and he says a Ravens-Steelers matchup would have been a much more appealing way to end the season.

2016 Fantasy Football Player Rankings

Ken Zalis shares his fantasy football player rankings, including top quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers and overall rankings.

PressBox High School Lacrosse Newsletter Vol. 64

The National Federation of State High School Associations Boys Lacrosse Rules Committee has taken steps to improve player safety for the 2017 season.

PressBox High School Lacrosse Newsletter Vol. 64

The National Federation of State High School Associations Boys Lacrosse Rules Committee has taken steps to improve player safety for the 2017 season.

Capitals Re-assign Zach Sanford to Hershey

The Washington Capitals have re-assigned forward Zach Sanford to the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.

Wizards get another chance at revenge

For the second straight game, the Wizards have a chance to avenge a road loss from a week ago.

Small Ball Effective For Terps In Win Against Illinois

Injuries to Michal Cekovsky and Damonte Dodd forced the Terps to play small ball for their Big Ten opener, and Maryland made it work, knocking off Illinois, 84-59.

Small Ball Effective For Terps In Win Against Illinois

Playing without Michal Cekovsky and Damonte Dodd, the Terps went small against Illinois, and Melo Trimble and Anthony Cowan came up big.

PNC Lacrosse Spotlight: McDonogh Midfielder Maddie Jenner

McDonogh junior Maddie Jenner talks with PressBox about her success on the lacrosse field, the pressures of the Eagles' winning streak, her decision to commit to Duke and more.

Inside the Numbers - Giants @ Redskins - Win and In!

It's a do-or-die game for the Washington Redskins on Sunday afternoon against the New York Giants. While they could get into the playoffs with a tie, they would need a small miracle. They cannot get in with a loss. For one more game, they'll have to ride the arm of a potential 5,000 yard quarterback to try and do something they have not done in far too long.

Isles Down Caps, 4-3

New York scores twice in a span of 43 seconds early in the third to break open a 2-2 game and send the Caps to their third defeat in four games

SKATE SHAVINGS: News and Notes From Caps' Morning Skate

Caps kick off busy stretch with PK, team defense and goaltending all clicking along nicely, more

Could Jesus Liranzo Be Orioles' Next Mychal Givens Or Donnie Hart?

Rich Dubroff thinks right-hander Jesus Liranzo could be the next pitcher to make an impression at the Orioles' January minicamp and develop into a top-shelf reliever.

Ravens Shouldn't Play Joe Flacco Against Bengals

Glenn Clark says the Ravens shouldn't play Joe Flacco against the Bengals because there is no reason to risk injury during a meaningless game.

Glenn Younes: Ravens Shouldn't Fire John Harbaugh

Glenn Younes says the Baltimore Ravens outplayed their talent this year, and there is no reason to fire head coach John Harbaugh.