<![CDATA[NBC4 Washington - Sports]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/sports http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/WASH+NBC4+BLUE.png NBC4 Washington http://www.nbcwashington.comen-usThu, 28 Apr 2016 20:16:40 -0400Thu, 28 Apr 2016 20:16:40 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Best Style Moves from the NFL Draft Red Carpet]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 20:12:41 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/176*120/nfl-AP_605228845364.jpg
See all the best shots from the 2016 NFL Draft red carpet in Chicago, Illinois, on Thursday, April 28, 2016.

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<![CDATA[Kentucky Derby: Test Your Horse Race Knowledge]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 13:33:14 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP_522153153543.jpg
The 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby will be held May 7 at Churchill Downs, featuring spectacular hats, plenty of bourbon and some of the fastest thoroughbreds in the world.

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<![CDATA[Paralympian From Maryland to Compete in Rio]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 18:49:15 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/042716+Tatyana+McFadden.jpg
Paralympian athlete Tatyana McFadden will compete this summer in the Rio Paralympics. The Russia native born with spina bifida grew up in Maryland after a woman from Clarksville adopted her. As a child, McFadden

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<![CDATA[News4 Is Counting Down to the Rio Olympics]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 18:26:28 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/SegalRio.jpg
One hundred days from now, we'll be watching the opening ceremonies of the 2016 Summer Olympics. Storm Team4's Amelia Segal reports on the countdown kickoff from Silver Spring, Maryland.]]>
<![CDATA[100 Days to Rio: Michelle Obama Joins Team USA]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 17:52:16 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/042716+michelle+obama+fencing.jpg
News4's Wendy Rieger reports live from Times Square as the countdown to the Rio 2016 Olympics begins. First lady Michelle Obama played with children, and members of the U.S.A. Olympic team spoke.

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<![CDATA[US Women's Hoop Team Named]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 18:16:29 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2016++Olympic+sue+bird.jpg
The 2016 U.S. Olympic women’s basketball team will have a strong connection to the University of Connecticut.UConn head women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma is the head coach of the U.S.

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<![CDATA[How the Caps Stack Up Against the Penguins]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:01:37 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/capsGettyImages-513219946.jpg
For the first time since 2009, the Washington Capitals will face the Pittsburgh Penguins in the playoffs. Take a look at how each team's units stack up against one another.

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<![CDATA[Visualizing the Olympics: Medal Counts & More]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 11:05:47 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-149332217-edited.jpg
Which countries have the most gold medals? And how much does it cost to host an Olympic Games? Get ready for the Rio Olympics – and the answers to those and many other Olympic-related questions – with this...

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<![CDATA[Dates, Times Announced for Caps-Pens Playoff Games]]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 17:17:37 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/180*120/513222078.jpg
The schedule for the second round matchup in the NHL playoffs between the Washington Capitals and the Pittsburgh Penguins has been announced.]]>
<![CDATA[Road to Rio: Join in Olympic Fever 100 Days Out]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 11:02:32 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/gymnasts-olympics.jpg
The Rio Olympics are 100 days off, and the buzz is all about who will represent Team USA. While many athletes have earned their spots and a chance to bring home the gold, others will be vying for a place on the...

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<![CDATA[Redskins Want Supreme Court to Hear Trademark Case]]> Mon, 25 Apr 2016 21:37:15 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-504367168.jpg
Attorneys for the team said the high court may take up a similar name case from a rock band fighting a battle over their name. They want the two cases heard together.

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<![CDATA[MD Native Katie Ledecky Ready to Swim in Her 2nd Olympics]]> Mon, 25 Apr 2016 21:34:49 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Katie+Ledecky+.JPG
Wednesday will mark 100 days until the opening ceremonies at the Summer Olympics in Rio, and a local swimmer is ready to compete for her country again.

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<![CDATA[Get Your Caps Tickets for the Semifinals!]]> Mon, 25 Apr 2016 19:21:25 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/203*120/523837380.jpg
A small number of Washington Capitals individual game tickets for the 2016 Stanley Cup Eastern Conference semifinals went on sale at 7 p.m. Monday.

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<![CDATA[Construction on New DC United Stadium Begins with Protests]]> Mon, 25 Apr 2016 19:01:07 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/soccer+construction+protests.jpg
The mayor hopes this is just the first step to bring another professional team back to the Nation’s Capital.

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<![CDATA[Feats of Architecture: 11 Summer Olympic Stadiums]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 14:49:39 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-508730980-nrazil.jpg
Cities that host the Olympics spend millions or billions of dollars building stadiums. The Bird's Nest in Beijing is among the most unique, but all of them are impressive. Take a look at venues from the...

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<![CDATA[Decades After Chernobyl, Another Chance for Paralympian ]]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 10:32:24 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP_16113695576026-oksana.jpg
Paralympian Oksana Masters recently returned to Ukraine, where she spent her first seven and a half years shuttled among three orphanages. Masters visited with orphaned children that stared at her with an...

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<![CDATA[City Leaders to Break Ground on DC United Stadium]]> Mon, 25 Apr 2016 12:05:17 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000014485383_1200x675_673036355910.jpg
D.C. soccer fans will soon have a new home. City leaders are breaking ground Monday on a new stadium for DC United. News4's Derrick Ward is live at Buzzard Point.]]>
<![CDATA[Lakers Split With Byron Scott]]> Mon, 25 Apr 2016 07:05:18 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Lakers-fire-coach-Byron-Scott.jpg
Los Angeles Lakers had fired head coach Byron Scott after his two seasons in charge of the team led to the two worst seasons in the history of the franchise, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports was first...

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<![CDATA[Caps Beat Flyers 1-0, Advance to 2nd Round in Playoffs]]> Sun, 24 Apr 2016 15:02:34 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/203*120/523837380.jpg
The Caps will take on the Pittsburgh Penguins in the second round.

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<![CDATA[Capitals Lose to Flyers 2-0 in Game 5]]> Fri, 22 Apr 2016 21:54:53 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/CapitalsGame5.jpg
The Washington Capitals lost to the Philadelphia Flyers 2-0 in Game 5 Friday night.

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<![CDATA[Cubs' Arrieta Throws No-Hitter]]> Fri, 22 Apr 2016 08:52:22 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-523069578+%281%29.jpg
For the second time in less than a year, Chicago Cubs hurler Jake Arrieta has thrown a no-hitter as he blanked the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday night.

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<![CDATA[Wizards Reach Agreement With Scott Brooks]]> Thu, 21 Apr 2016 19:41:26 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/179*120/FINAL+scott+brooks.jpg
The Washington Wizards reached an agreement with a new coach who hopefully will give the team an advantage in the courtship of hometown superstar Kevin Durant.

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<![CDATA[Getting Young People With Special Needs on the Ice]]> Thu, 21 Apr 2016 19:09:13 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/lake+placid+special+needs+hockey.jpg
The American Special Needs Hockey Association -- with an assist by Alex Ovechkin -- took young hockey players on a very special trip to Lake Placid earlier this month. News4's Carol Maloney reports.

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<![CDATA[2016 Rio Olympic Games]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 11:04:12 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP_16117516881811-rio-olympic-park.jpg
Complete coverage of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games from Rio de Janiero, Brazil. Watch the games live on the NBC networks Aug. 5-21.

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<![CDATA[Flyers Hold Off Elimination in 2-1 Win Over Caps]]> Wed, 20 Apr 2016 21:51:38 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/042016Capitals.jpg
The Washington Capitals lost to the Philadelphia Flyers 2-1 Wednesday night in Game 4 of the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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<![CDATA[ESPN Fires Schilling]]> Thu, 21 Apr 2016 21:27:18 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Curt+Schilling+042016.jpg
ESPN has fired former Boston Red Sox ace Curt Schilling after his latest controversial social media post.The baseball analyst posted an image on Facebook earlier this week, showing his opposition to...

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<![CDATA[Jim McMahon Finds Concussion Relief in Non-Invasive Treatment]]> Wed, 20 Apr 2016 21:48:05 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Jim+McMahon+GettyImages-456765842.jpg
A non-invasive treatment can offer relief to people suffering from concussions.

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<![CDATA[History and Tradition at Kentucky Derby]]> Fri, 22 Apr 2016 11:54:42 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-482543724.jpg
The history of the Kentucky Derby and Churchill Downs begins in 1872, when 26-year-old Col. Meriwether Lewis Clark, grandson of the famous explorer William Clark, traveled to Europe and attended the Epsom Derby...

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<![CDATA[Terps Throw Down 'Running Man Challenge']]> Wed, 20 Apr 2016 14:32:34 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/042016+jaylen+brantley.jpg
The dance-off appears to have begun late last month, when Brantley posted an Instagram video of he and Nickens dancing to the 1996 Ghost Town DJ's hit "My Boo."

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<![CDATA[FedEx Field Staple Chief Zee Gets Help From Fans]]> Wed, 20 Apr 2016 12:23:38 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/174*120/55988858.jpg
There's no doubt Zema Williams is the Washington Redskins' biggest fan, but now, his fans are banding together to help him keep his home.

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<![CDATA[Helping Needy Kids Play Sports]]> Wed, 20 Apr 2016 13:30:06 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2016-04-20_1310.jpg
Max Levitt of Leveling the Playing Field discusses his group's mission to help kids get the sports equipment the wouldn't have access to otherwise. Andre Lee of the Senators' Satchel Paige Little League...]]>
<![CDATA[Caps Go for Sweep of Flyers]]> Tue, 19 Apr 2016 21:38:44 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000014433194_1200x675_669476931966.jpg
The Capitals hope to close out their series against the Flyers Wednesday night.]]>
<![CDATA[Why the Caps' Power Play May Be Clicking Now]]> Tue, 19 Apr 2016 21:40:14 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-522356070.jpg
The Capitals' power play unit has been nothing short of dominant.

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