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Anthony Rendon leaves Nationals, agrees to seven-year, $245 million deal with the Angels
12/12/2019 11:30am

The star third baseman departs Washington for the west coast having spent his entire career with the Nationals.

In this hyperactive market, it is good to be an elite baseball free agent — or their representative
12/12/2019 6:00am

After a down year, the MLB free agency marketplace has climbed back to its typical robust heights, and Scott Boras is right in the thick of it as usual.

Clinton Portis among 10 former players charged with defrauding NFL health care program
12/12/2019 10:02am

The Department of Justice charged 10 former players with defrauding the NFLs health care fund for retired players.

These Capitals check all the boxes, especially against the Bruins
12/12/2019 11:53am

Washington asserts its dominance over Boston and displays the resilience and character of a team that has the rest of the league in its rearview mirror.

Tiger Woods gets off to hot start at Presidents Cup but U.S. falls behind, 4-1
12/12/2019 7:12am

Woods, the player, birdied six of the 15 holes needed to win his match but Woods, the captain, then watched his squad get drubbed on the first day of the event.


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Ex-Redskins Players Charged in $3.9M Health Insurance Fraud Scheme
12/12/2019 3:25pm

Former Washington Redskins players face federal charges for allegedly defrauding the NFLs health care benefits program for retired players. Federal charges were announced Thursday morning against 10 former players of multiple NFL teams. Former Redskins players Clinton Portis, Robert McCune and John Eubanks are among those charged. The participants in the scheme stole more than $3.9 million and treated the health care plan like their own personal ATM, Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski said at a news conference. Ten former NFL players allegedly committed a brazen, multi-million dollar fraud on a health care plan meant to help their former teammates and other retired players pay legitimate, out-of-pocket medical expenses, he said. The Justice Department launched an investigation after someone spotted irregular health insurance claims. The ex-players allegedly submitted claims for pricey medical equipment they never bought, including ultrasound machines, hyperbaric oxygen chambers and electromagnetic therapy devices designed for use on horses. The Justice Department launched an investigation after someone spotted the irregular claims. Prosecutors allege the players targeted the Gene Upshaw NFL Player Health Reimbursement Account Plan, which was established as part of a collective bargaining agreement in 2006. It provides tax-free reimbursement of out-of-pocket medical care expenses that were not covered by insurance and that were incurred by former players, their spouses and dependents.Portis is a contributor to NBC4s Redskins Showtime. Stay with News4 for more details on this developing story.

World Champ Nats Switch Around Some Duties on Coaching Staff
12/12/2019 12:48pm

The World Series champion Washington Nationals are shifting around some duties among members of manager Dave Martinezs coaching staff.Tim Bogar will move to bench coach from first base. Bob Henley goes across the diamond to first base after working at third where he earned the moniker Bob Sendley for his aggressive style. Chip Hale switches to third base from bench coach.One new member of Washingtons staff is assistant hitting coach Pat Roessler. He replaces Joe Dillon, who was hired by the Philadelphia Phillies as their hitting coach.Martinez heads into his third season as Washingtons manager in 2020.

AP Source: Anthony Rendon, Angels Reach $245M, 7-year Deal
12/12/2019 3:51am

Third baseman Anthony Rendon and the Los Angeles Angels have agreed to a $245 million, seven-year contract, a person with direct knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press. Rendon is the third prized free agent to strike a big-money deal at this weeks baseball winter meetings. Hell join three-time MVP Mike Trout on a team thats made just one postseason appearance in the past decade. The Angels had missed out on free agent right-hander Gerrit Cole, who agreed to a record $324 million, nine-year contract with the New York Yankees on Tuesday night, a person familiar with the deal told the AP. Stay with News4 and NBCWashington.com for updates to this developing story.

All MLB Teams to Expand Protective Netting for 2020 Season: Commissioner
12/12/2019 12:56am

What to KnowThe change comes after a 2-year-old girl who was hit by a foul ball at Minute Maid park in Houston was hospitalized in May.Another 2-year-old girl was struck in the face by a 105-mph line drive at Yankees Stadium in 2017.All 30 Major League Baseball teams will expand the protective netting in stadiums starting with the 2020 season, baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred told CNBC in an interview Wednesday.The protective netting will extend substantially beyond the end of the dugout, Manfred told CNBC at the leagues winter meetings in San Diego.The change comes after a 2-year-old girl who was hit by a foul ball at Minute Maid park in Houston was hospitalized in May. She suffered a fractured skull, seizure, subdural bleeding, brain contusions and brain edema, doctors said at the time. Another 2-year-old girl was struck in the face by a 105-mph line drive at Yankees Stadium in 2017.Manfred said earlier this year the league wouldnt likely make changes to the protective netting during the 2019 season. Those changes are, however, coming next year, he said in an interview.Manfred said seven or eight clubs will extend the netting all the way to the foul poles, with another 15 teams extending it down to the elbow areas of playing fields.The reason for that is when the stadiums jut away you have to run cables over the playing field to go all the way to the foul pole, so its very difficult structurally to do, Manfred said. And then we had a group of clubs who were already well beyond the dugout, and they are going to continue in that mode.Technically, there is no rule forcing teams to extend the netting, but after the league office met with each club, both parties decided to make the move.There was no rule passed or anything like that, Manfred said. We just went out, talked to the clubs, made the case that extending netting was the thing to do, and the clubs individually responded in a positive way.AnNBC News investigationfound that from 2012 to 2019, there were at least 808 reports of injuries to fans from baseballs, the national news network reported in October. These injuries ranged from concussions to permanent vision loss.While most of the injuries were caused by foul balls, other injuries resulted from home runs and batting practice, NBC found.This story first appearedon CNBC.com. More from CNBC:The Wolf of Wall Street photo, with the real Jordan Belfort, sells for $200,000Self-professed ex-Trump mistress Karen McDougal sues Fox News for defamation after extortion claimTrump is in the endgame now, but he is far from inevitable

Yankees Land Gerrit Cole on Record $324M, 9-Year Deal: Source
12/11/2019 5:30am

Gerrit Cole and the New York Yankees have agreed to a record $324 million, nine-year deal, a person familiar with the contract told The Associated Press on Tuesday night.The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the agreement had not been announced.Cole, the biggest prize of the free agent market, surpassed the $245 million, seven-year contract Stephen Strasburg finalized with the Washington Nationals on Monday for most total money for a pitcher and for his $36 million average annual value. Agent Scott Boras negotiated both deals.Cole was drafted by the Yankees in the first round out of high school but chose to go to UCLA, then was drafted by Pittsburgh. Traded after the 2017 season, he transformed his career in two seasons with the Houston Astros.He went 20-5 with a 2.50 ERA last season as the Astros reached the World Series, finishing second to teammate Justin Verlander in AL Cy Young Award balloting.


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Former Redskin Clinton Portis among 10 former NFL players charged for allgedly defrauding league's health care plan
12/12/2019 10:15am

Among 10 NFL players charged for defrauding leagues health care plan included former Redskins running back Clinton Portis

NFL has 'moved on' from Colin Kaepernick, commissioner Roger Goodell says
12/12/2019 8:26am

Goodell spoke at a news conference during the 2019 Winter Leagues Meetings, saying the NFL gave Kaepernick a unique opportunity that he chose not to take.

D.C. honors Neal Henderson before Hall of Fame induction
12/10/2019 10:18pm

Fort Dupont Ice Hockey Club co-founder Neal Henderson will be inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Thursday.

This is what Stephen Strasburg's contract with the Nats could mean for Anthony Rendon
12/10/2019 7:14pm

Strasburgs new contract is the 9th largest in MLB history.

Redskins place Derrius Guice on injured reserve
12/10/2019 6:26pm

Redskins running back Derrius Guices season ends after being placed on injured reserve.

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