<![CDATA[NBC4 Washington - Sports]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/sports http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/WASH+NBC4+BLUE.png NBC4 Washington http://www.nbcwashington.com en-us Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:53:12 -0400 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:53:12 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Capitals Season Review: Goaltenders]]> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:43:14 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/181*120/464264093.jpg
Part I of a week-long review of the Capitals by position.

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<![CDATA[Wiz Win Despite Wall, Beal Struggles]]> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:14:35 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/189*120/163823865.jpg
The Wizards defeated the Bulls 102-93 in Game 1 Sunday.

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<![CDATA[90 mph Fastball Hits Player in Face]]> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 04:48:56 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/041914+DeShields+Twitter.jpg
A player for the Corpus Christi Hooks, a minor league baseball team in Texas, was hit by a fastball traveling at 90 miles per hour. DeLino DeShields, Jr. said he didn't feel any pain when the ball slammed...

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<![CDATA[WATCH: Golfer Flees Hornet Attack on Course]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:35:49 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Larrazabal.jpg
A Spanish golfer jumped into a nearby lake to escape a swarm of hornets then continued on despite his stinging injuries.

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<![CDATA[Secret Service Threatened to Shoot Mr. Met: Book]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:11:15 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/mr-met-cohen.jpg
A secret service agent once threatened to shoot Mr. Met if he approached the president during a baseball game at Shea Stadium, according to the man who once portrayed the baseball-headed mascot. AJ Mass, who...

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<![CDATA['Game Over' for Green With Caps?]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:08:41 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/195*120/4779696931.jpg
The 28-year-old cornerstone may not have long left in Washington after nearly a decade.

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<![CDATA[McNabb Spends Day in AZ Jail ]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 06:12:14 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/mcnabb+arrested+mugshot+background.jpg
Former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb has been released from an Arizona jail after serving a one-day sentence for a DUI arrest late last year. Records released by Maricopa County Justice...

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<![CDATA[Wizards Face Bulls in NBA First Round]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:56:34 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/175*120/462545999.jpg
A primer to get you ready for the Wizards' first playoff action in six years.

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<![CDATA[Capital Letters: The Waiting is the Hardest Part]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:09:54 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/180*120/Breakdown-Day-12-of-12.jpg
The first offseason edition of the Capitals-centric mailbag.

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<![CDATA[Family Returns to Boston to Complete Marathon]]> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:08:57 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000006154426_1200x675_228779075545.jpg
A local family is returning to Boston to complete the marathon they were unable to finish last year. John Walls shot cell phone video of the bombing while waiting for his wife and daughter to cross the...]]>
<![CDATA[Handicapping Caps' Free Agents]]> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:09:04 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/199*120/478767165.jpg
The Capitals have three pending UFAs to consider re-signing this summer.

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<![CDATA[Caps Search for When Season Went Awry]]> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:55:46 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/188*120/479830615.jpg
A successful three-game road trip led directly into a five-game losing streak that proved fatal.

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<![CDATA[49ers' Aldon Smith Arrested For False Bomb Threat]]> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:59:29 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/10-9-2013-aldon-smith.jpg
49ers star linebacker Aldon Smith was taken into custody by police at Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday after making a bomb threat. According to the police statement, Smith was randomly selected for a...

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<![CDATA[Area Runners Get 2nd Chance fo Finish Boston Marathon]]> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 18:44:55 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000006112537_1200x675_225585731563.jpg
News4's Darcy Spencer spoke to a running group that is heading to Boston this week. Some of them never got to finish last year's race because of the bombing.]]>
<![CDATA[U.Md. Men's Lacrosse Chasing a Championship]]> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:48:40 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/University+of+Maryland+mens+lacrosse.jpg
The University of Maryland men's lacrosse team is chasing its first national championship since 1975. News4's Jason Pugh spoke to the team.

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<![CDATA[2 Hernandez Associates Indicted on Murder Charge]]> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:08:20 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/hernandezq.jpg
Two associates of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez were indicted Friday on murder charges, in connection with his alleged fatal shooting of a semi-professional football player last]]>
<![CDATA[Kaepernick Rips Report]]> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:11:43 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/180*120/461570031.jpg
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick slammed media reports that he is being investigated by Miami police for sexual assault. In a series of three tweets first sent at 7:30

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<![CDATA[Kaepernick Probed in Hotel Incident]]> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 06:57:18 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP8942224809.jpg
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is being investigated by police in Miami in connection to an incident that allegedly involves a woman who passed out inside a luxury hotel

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<![CDATA[Wizards Lose OT Scoring Touch Again]]> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 10:35:56 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/172*120/454029493.jpg
Overtime has not been kind to the Wizards this season.

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<![CDATA[Caps Sit at Crossroads Following Elimination]]> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:30:54 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/168*120/450965945.jpg
The Capitals will miss the playoffs for the first time since 2007.

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<![CDATA[Dianna Russini Joins the Globetrotters]]> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 21:29:25 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Dianna+Russini+with+the+Globetrotters.jpg
The Harlem Globetrotters spent some time in the DMV recently. News4 Sports anchor Dianna Russini was invited to be a part of the team -- and she wasn’t very good.

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<![CDATA[Redskins Announce Preseason Schedule]]> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 21:00:49 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/212*120/1104-redskins-generic.jpg
Football fans rejoice as the Washington Redskins announce their 2014 preseason schedule.]]>
<![CDATA[Cricket Gains Young Fans in Bowie]]> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 20:59:32 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/193*120/pugh0409.jpg
A group of youngsters in Bowie, Md. is learning how to play cricket -- they told News4's Jason Pugh they were pleasantly surprised by the amount of fun they had playing the new sport!]]>
<![CDATA[Halak's Agent "Bewildered" By Comments]]> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 19:24:48 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/172*120/482915265.jpg
Jaroslav Halak's agent responds to Adam Oates' comments about Halak not being "comfortable" playing the Blues.

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<![CDATA[Batkid Throws 1st Pitch, Draws Praise, Criticism ]]> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:41:23 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/batkid6.jpg
Batkid threw the first pitch at the Giants Home Opener on Tuesday, and his appearance drew both praise and criticism.

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<![CDATA[UMass Basketball Player Announces He's Gay]]> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 12:30:41 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/ncaa_h3.jpg
UMass guard Derrick Gordon has become the first openly gay player in Division I men's basketball.

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<![CDATA[UConn Storms to 9th Title, Routing Notre Dame 79-58]]> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 23:59:18 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP576312210999.jpg
Connecticut now stands alone in women's college basketball. The Huskies, led by sophomore Breanna Stewart, routed Notre Dame 79-58 Tuesday night in the first championship game featuring undefeated teams, winning...

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<![CDATA[New Capitals Goalie Uncomfortable About Facing Former Team]]> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 21:05:42 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000006058427_1200x675_220669507929.jpg
New Washington Capitals goalie Jaroslav Halak was allowed to sit out Tuesday night’s game because he felt uncomfortable facing his former team, the St. Louis Blues. News4's Dianna Russini reports.]]>
<![CDATA[RGIII Takes Apparent Shot At Shanahan]]> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 20:17:09 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/175*120/459727729.jpg
It's April, so what else is there to talk about?

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<![CDATA[UConn Wins NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship]]> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 01:35:12 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP399579783850.jpg
The NCAA tournament is arguably the best stretch of weeks on the sports calendar, filled with great teams, exciting games, star players and, usually, plenty of upsets. Mixed in with all the action are...

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<![CDATA[WATCH: Parakeet Cheers on UConn ]]> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 11:41:29 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/219*120/UConnParakeetRazz1200.jpg
Talk about a UConn fan! Households across Connecticut are cheering on UConn, but at the DelGrego home in Cheshire, that includes Razz, the parakeet.]]>