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Their series lead gone, the defending Stanley Cup champions must find a sense of urgency immediately.
The nine-figure signing of the left-hander looks like money well spent, but the bullpens struggles threaten to sink the season.
The fourth-year player is a key contributor to Washingtons formidable interior defensive line.
Hall of Famer was under investigation for forcing injured players to practice. AD says probe led us to conclude that the program needed to be taken in a new direction.
District fighter faces prospect of jail time following Saturdays bout at Rosecroft Raceway
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The Washington Nationals wrapped up their series with the San Francisco Giants by winning the final two contests to take the series. Now, their sights turn back toward their division and the Miami Marlins for a three-game tilt.Here are three things to watch for: Get Breaking News Alerts With the NBC Washington App 1. Negotiations between Anthony Rendon and the Nationals opened back up this weekend in their six-game homestand. How will the Nats third baseman take the added noise of his impending contract He was 3-for-11, both hits being singles, in the two games following. Before the Giants series started he was batting .400 with a 1.333 OPS.2. From the lead-off spot Adam Eaton has been doing damage to opposing pitchers in a short amount of time. While still early, hes at .319 on the year and getting base knocks in the opening inning. Five of his 22 hits are from the first at-bat of the game to go with three walks. Getting the young pitchers rattled early in Miami will allow the Nats to jump out to early leads. Im Effed: Top Takeaways From the Redacted Mueller Report 3. This years Marlins are putting up the 2018 Baltimore Orioles numbers. Through 19 games they have four wins. Two in their past 15. Theyve scored the fewest runs 48 in MLB. Theyre bad and a couple of innings pitched against the Marlins might just be what the Nats bullpen needs. The game broadcast will be at 7:10 PM ET on 106.7 the Fan and MASN2.Photo Credit: Getty Images
The Washington Redskins are scheduled to play two prime time games in the upcoming season.The team released the schedule Wednesday evening. Get Breaking News Alerts With the NBC Washington App The team opens the season on the road against the Philadelphia Eagles Sept. 8 at 1 p.m.A Monday Night Football appearance comes at home in Week 3. Theyll play the Chicago Bears at 8:15 p.m. Sept. 23. Im Effed: Top Takeaways From the Redacted Mueller Report They also have a Thursday Night Football game on the schedule Oct. 24. Theyll play at the Minnesota Vikings at 8:20 p.m.The Redskins bye week is Week 10, and they close the season on the road at the Dallas Cowboys at 1 p.m. Dec. 29. Video Captures Bear Roaming Virginia Neighborhood Game times are subject to flex scheduling and could change.Photo Credit: Washington Redskins
The battle to defend the Capitals ownership of the Stanley Cup has begun.NBC Washington has your guide on how to enjoy the game inside and outside the arena. For Your Weekend: Pop-Up Museum Takes Over City Block Game Dates and TimesThe Capitals need to pull off four wins in a seven-game series against the Hurricanes to advance in the playoffs. OnePursuit: Your Guide to the Nats Opening Day Washington is currently tied 2-2 in the first round series after two disappointing losses in games 3 and 4.The nextgames scheduledare:Game 5: Saturday, April 20 at 8 p.m. in Washington, D.C. Tune In:NBC4, SN360, SN1, TVAS2Game 6: Monday, April 22 in Raleigh Tune In:NBCSW, TBDGame 7 If needed: Wednesday, April 24 in Washington, D.C. Tune In:NBCSW, TBDThe winner of this series will go on to face the victor in the series between the New York Islanders and the Pittsburgh Penguins.TicketsAccording to the Capitals online calendar, there are still tickets for sale to see the team in action. Tickets for the games can be found here.ParkingCapital One Arena has partnered with Spot Hero, a parking reservation service, for fans to find parking in the area. Parking Panda, an online parking service, also has a map that highlights different parking optionsforthe game.Deals and Watch PartiesCity Tap Penn Quarter901 9th St. NWGrab $4 pints of Victory Brewing CompanysHome Grown dry-hopped lager all day during home games and from puck drop to final buzzer during away games.Circa Chinatown781 7th St. NWThe American restaurants 3-7 p.m. happy hour is available Monday to Friday and could make a good pregame stop for those heading to Capital One Arena. Specials include discounted small plates, $5 draft beers and $8 featured cocktails.Yardhouse Chinatown812 7th St. NWThe Capitals have named this sports bar their official after-party spot during the playoffs. Head over for giveaways, alumni visits and happy hour specials. Regular happy hour specials include half-price appetizers and pizza and $2 off plenty of drinks. Happy hour goes from 3-6 p.m. Monday to Friday and 10 p.m. to close Sunday to Wednesday.Across the cityAcross the Pond1732 Connecticut Ave. NWWatch the game and grab $5 Smithwicks at the Dupont Circle sports bar.Bourbon Adams Morgan2321 18th St. NWRock the red at Bourbon in Adams Morgan and purchase different drink deals, including $5 Fireball, cocktails and more.Farmers & Distillers600 Massachusetts Ave. NWStop by for the pre- or postgame for CAPSHOUR specials two hours before or after the match. The restaurant will be offering $2 off select drafts and $8 Founding Spirits Highball Cocktails. Additionally, there will be half-off bar bites, including pan-fried dumplings, chips and dip, crispy imperial spring rolls and more. Those interested must present playoff ticket in order to redeem specials.Knowles Station Wine & Co10414 Detrick Ave., Kensington, MarylandGet happy hour specials at Knowles Station Wine & Co. Deals include $1 off all draft beer and wines by the glass and $1 off appetizers. Additionally, wear Caps gear to be entered into a raffle for gift cards to the restaurant.Hops N Shine3410 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria, VirginiaJoin Hops N Shine in Alexandria for a Caps watch party. The bar will be playing the game on every television with sound.Tysons Biergarten8346 Leesburg Pike, Tysons Corner, VirginiaTysons Biergarten is hosting a watch party with drink specials. The beer garden has 26 HD televisions and two 249 inch projectors.DunkinMultipe locationsGet a $1 medium hot or iced coffee at all participating D.C. Dunkin locations every Thursday throughout the remainder of the Capitals playoffs.Photo Credit: Getty Images
Following an impressive series in Philadelphia, things have not played out how the Nationals would have hoped. Dropping a home series to the Pittsburgh Pirates over the week was immediately followed by a 7-3 loss to the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday. However, Wednesday is a new day and an opportunity for Washington to get back on track.Here are three things to watch for:1. Wheres the relief The first couple weeks of the season didnt go well for the bullpen. Week three hasnt gone much better. The relief staff earned the loss on Sunday after allowing Pittsburgh to break the tie in the ninth with two outs and two strikes. On Tuesday, an inability to hold the Giants in the late innings hindered an opportunity at a comeback win. Besides Sean Doolittle, its hard to think of a reliable and consistent arm in that bullpen. If the Nationals want to get back on track, theyll need some consistency from their late-inning guys.2. Searching for Consistency: Speaking of consistency, its something Washington has struggled to obtain on a larger level than just the bullpen. As NBC Sports Washingtons Todd Dybas explained, the Nationals season has been filled with ups and downs. Philadelphia seemed to be a potential turning point, but two straight losses have stifled that momentum. Its a long season, but itll be interesting to see if the Nationals can begin to string wins together and build on positives.3. Silent Bats: Despite a win on Saturday, the Nationals offense hasnt scored more than three runs in four straight games. This comes immediately after scoring 25 runs in two games theres that inconsistency again. As of late, Anthony Rendon has been doing most of the heavy lifting on the offensive side. Howie Kendrick, Adam Eaton and Juan Soto have contributed at times, but the Nationals are still searching for more production throughout the lineup.Photo Credit: Shutterstock
Union Market is about to become an even more popular destination this summer, as the Washington Kastles new stadium will be on the roof.The Kastles, which rapidly became one of the most successful teams in World Team Tennis since debuting in 2008, will begin play at the stadium July 15. Maryland Native Tiafoe Reaches Australian Open Quarterfinals According to Washington Kastles owner Mark Ein, the team had previously looked at the spot where Union Markets parking lot sits but couldnt figure out how to fit in the space.The problem was no one looked up, Ein said at a press conference Friday. Get Breaking News Alerts With the NBC Washington App Already, the Kastles have announced season tickets for certain sections are rapidly selling out. According to a tweet from the team, the stadium may entirely be filled with season ticket holders.With about 700 seats, the stadium at Union Market has only a third of the capacity of the teams former locations. Previously, the team has been housed at the site of the former Washington Convention Center, The Wharf and the Charles E. Smith Center at George Washington University. Im Effed: Top Takeaways From the Redacted Mueller Report The new stadium is possible in part because Union Market owner EDENS Real Estate has been looking to find ways to activate the 8,000-square-foot rooftop space. The Kastles first match will be the first public event on the rooftop.The team boasts several world-famous tennis players. Frances Tiafoe, a Hyattsville, Maryland, native who is currently the youngest American ranked in the Top 50 of the Association of Tennis Professionals ATP, is headlining the Kastles first three matches. Venus Williams will be headlining a match July 25.The Washington Kastles team has won six total WTT titles since it was created as part of a league expansion. Team owner Mark Ein has heavily promoted tennis in the Washington area.ATP recently announced that he had invested in the Citi Open, one of the largest tennis tournaments in the United States, to ensure that it continues its more than 50-year history in Washington.The Kastles regular season spans eight matches and lasts until July 27. Season tickets can be purchased on the teams website.Photo Credit: unionmarketdc.com
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The Capitals lost T.J. Oshie to injury as the Carolina Hurricanes even series at 2-2.
The team nominated him for the King Clancy Memorial Trophy.
For the first time in four years, the Burgundy and Gold will not play on Thanksgiving.
Alex Ovechkin knocked out Andrei Svechnikov in a fight during Game 3.
There are two big early-season matchups to watch for involving the teams that played in Super Bowl LIII.
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