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Even though we had our moments, I would say that in some ways, maybe we became friends because we worked together, Trotz said of Ovechkin. He felt like family to me.
Teams deliver a thriller at the 02 Arena, but Thomas Bryants late basket is the difference in a 101-100 Washington win.
The versatile back is the centerpiece of L.A.s offense, and the key to its Super Bowl hopes.
Argentine would arrive in MLS on loan and fill a crucial need at right back.
Restricting players transfers clearly demonstrates players status as indentured servants.
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Members of the Arlington police and fire departments as well as the sheriffs office met the Stanley Cup champs at practice Thursday ahead of First Responders Night at Capital One Arena Tuesday. Sherree Burruss reports photojournalist Dan Buckley was their to document the special practice.
One guy cheering in the stands at Catholic University basketball games isnt your average fan. Sherree Burruss reports University of Maryland basketball coach Mark Turgeon is following his freshman son Will on the court.
Sports betting is definitely coming to D.C., possibly in time for baseball season, but in the meantime, if you want to place a bet on a ballgame, you can do so just 90 miles away in West Virginia.Not far from Harpers Ferry, sports bettin.g is in full swing at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, one of several sports books in the state. Emergency Legislation on DCs Sports Betting Contract Pulled Since opening the sports book in September, Hollywood said its done a brisk business.From Sept. 1 we took about $40 million in sports bets, said Erich Zimny of Hollywood Casino. DC Lottery to Pay Out $127K for Losing Tickets Due to Error The casino says people are betting on everything from football and basketball to less popular sports like darts and cricket.Football has been more popular than cricket and darts, Zimny said. Having started on Sept. 1, football has carried the day. About 70 percent of our bets are on football about two-thirds of that on pro football. Get Breaking News Alerts With the NBC Washington App Including a man who recently bet on all 15 NFL games and got them all right.He turned $5 into $100,000, Zimny said. Thats about 30,000-to-1 as far as real odds go.Matt Merrillant, who drives an hour from his home in Virginia, said he hasnt been that lucky but hopes jurisdictions like D.C., Maryland and Virginia get sports betting up and running soon so he wont have to drive so far to place a bet.Thered be so much tax money and revenue they wouldnt know what to do with it, he said. So yeah, theyre passing up a lot of money.D.C. hopes to offer the option of placing bets from a mobile app sometime this year. Hollywood hopes to offer the same option.Its a lot more complicated than people would think, Zimny said. Theres a lot of more moving parts to it than people would think, so were in process of developing it now and hope to have online soon.While you do have to trek to West Virginia to place your bets, you dont have to go back to cash in your winnings. You can mail in your winning ticket, and theyll mail you a check.Photo Credit: NBCWashington
World Series MVP pitcher John Wetteland is out on bond, accused in North Texas of continuous sexual abuse of a child under 14.Wetteland, 52, who now lives in Trophy Club, was booked into the Denton County Jail Monday and posted a $25,000 bond the same day.In a probable cause affidavit filed Jan. 15, the victim alleged that while between the ages of 4 and 6, from October 2004 to October 2006, three separate assaults took place. NBC 5 has a policy of protecting the identities of sexual assault victims, so the affidavit and further details about the allegations are not included in this article.The former major leaguer has not issued a statement and its not clear if hes obtained an attorney.Wetteland played 12 seasons in the majors for the Rangers, Yankees, Expos and Dodgers before retiring in 2000. After winning a World Series in New York in 1996, where he was named the series MVP, he landed in Arlington where he spent the final four years of his career setting a team record of 150 saves.His final game was on Sept. 20, 2000 at age 33, after his Rangers contract expired during the offseason, he retired from baseball. Wetteland was later inducted into the teams Hall of Fame in 2005.According to a biography published by the Seattle Mariners, Wetteland spent three seasons as a roving pitching coordinator for the Texas Rangers beginning in 2002. In 2006 he worked as a bullpen coach for the Washington Nationals before heading to Seattle for two seasons in 2009 and 2010.Wetteland was hospitalized in 2009 after reportedly considering suicide, though he later said his hospitalization was due to his elevated blood pressure and heart rate and that it had been addressed.In between MLB coaching gigs, Wetteland, a longtime born-again Christian, coached baseball and taught Bible studies at Liberty Christian School, in Argyle, from 2007 to 2008, according to a report in The Dallas Morning News. A vice president with the school told the paper Wetteland has had no association with the school since his departure.Before joining the Rangers as a closer, Wetteland spent two seasons with the New York Yankees and three each with the Expos and Dodgers. The All-Star closed out his career with a record of 48-45, 330 saves, 804 strike-outs and a 2.93 ERA from 1989-2000.Wetteland and his wife divorced in 2015. They have four children.Photo Credit: Denton County Sheriffs Office This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.
The Washington Capitals honored a youth hockey team for standing up against alleged racism on the ice.Divyne Apollon II, 13, was welcomed along with his team at Monday at Capital One Arena. Apollon and his Metro Maple Leafs teammates, based out of Anne Arundel County, were special guests at the game against the St. Louis Blues. Get Breaking News Alerts With the NBC Washington App I thought it was pretty cool, because I realize more people appreciate me than I thought, Apollon said.Apollon, the only African-American player on his team, felt unappreciated when the Maple Leafs played the Old York Raiders, a youth hockey team from Pennsylvania. Man Shot and Killed by Police Suspected in Other Bank Job He says opposing players during a recent tournament called him a racial slur and taunted him with monkey noises.The fact that its still something that still exists even though were only like 13-year-old kids, Apollon told News4. I didnt think it was cool. Pence Defends Wifes Teaching Job at School That Bans Gays Neither did his teammates.It was horrible, Maple Leafs teammate Alex Auchincloss said. It shouldnt be happening on the ice or anywhere.The Metro Maple Leafs showed support Apollon support by making anti-racism T-shirts.Capitals stars John Carlson and Devante Smith-Pelly heard about what happened and invited the team.Thats one thing that kind of stood out was how his teammates had his back and 13-year-old kids fighting for their friend, Smith-Pelly said.It was kind of inspiring how they all stuck together and thats great for kids especially, Carlson said.The Maple Leafs players were especially thrilled to meet their favorite hockey players on the heels of the Capitals Stanley Cup victory over the summer.Apollon was especially excited to meet his favorite player, Alex Ovechkin. The Caps captain even gave Apollon a hockey stick and a signature.When asked about the other team involved in the racist incident, Apollon broke out in a smile.Well, I guess theyre pretty angry at home right now because they didnt get to meet Ovi because of their actions, Apollon said, drawing laughs from his teammates.News4 reached out to the Old York Raiders and no one returned the calls.However, a coach sent a written statement to the Washington Post:We did speak to the team about the accusations. The Raiders organization nor its coaching staff does not participate in, support or condone intolerance or unsportsmanlike actions in any forms, said the statement, attributed to Justin Adamski of the Old York Raiders.Photo Credit: News4
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The Washington Capitals welcomed the Metro Maple Leafs, after one of the teams players was the subject of racial taunts.
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