<![CDATA[NBC4 Washington - Sports]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/sports http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/WASH+NBC4+BLUE.png NBC4 Washington http://www.nbcwashington.comen-usSat, 25 Feb 2017 20:44:02 -0500Sat, 25 Feb 2017 20:44:02 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[GMU Basketball Ready for Rival GW]]> Sat, 25 Feb 2017 11:43:05 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000017890747_1200x675_884836419647.jpg
It's a huge weekend between two college basketball rivals. The men's basketball teams at George Washington University and George Mason University are set to go head. News 4's Sherree Burruss reports.]]>
<![CDATA[After Pro Baseball & Football, Tom Brown Took Sports to Kids]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 19:25:13 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Tom+Brown.jpg
The only man to play for the Washington Redskins and Washington Senators later made a career teaching sports to children.]]>
<![CDATA[Jameis Winston Speech Angers Parents]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:27:13 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/JameisWinston0224_MP4-148796316337200001.jpg
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston is being criticized after comments he made to students at Melrose Elementary School in St. Petersburg, Florida on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017.]]>
<![CDATA[Meet the Nationals' Cutest Super Fan]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 19:58:10 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20170223+Nats+Fan.jpg
Six-year-old Natalie "Nat" McCormick might be the Nationals biggest "little" fan. News4 sports reporter Carol Maloney brings you her story from spring training.]]>
<![CDATA[Boxer's Father Hopes for a Second Chance for His Son]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 19:25:57 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000017871539_1200x675_883612227613.jpg
A promising young boxer ends up in jail on a gun charge. News4's Darcy Spencer explains why his father hopes this is the start of a second chance for his son. Dusty Harrison's lawyer could not be reached for comment.]]>
<![CDATA[Jameis Winston: I Used 'Poor Word Choice' in Talk With Students]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:44:48 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/174*120/GettyImages-630219098.jpg
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston says he "used a poor word choice" when he told female students at a Florida elementary school that ladies are "suppose to be silent."

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<![CDATA[Bryce Harper Prepared to Protect DC From Zombies]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:38:41 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000017857603_1200x675_882865731609.jpg
News4's Carol Maloney sits down with Nationals Right Fielder Bryce Harper where she finds out just how far Bryce will go to get his favorite milkshake and how his new bat will help him protect Nationals Park from zombies.]]>
<![CDATA[Champion Pushes for Logrolling in the Olympics]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 19:28:37 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000017857134_1200x675_882763331942.jpg
A champion logroller visited Fairfax County to teach the sport and push for its inclusion in the Olympics.]]>
<![CDATA[Tom Brady Compiles Hilarious 'Suspect Board' of Possible Jersey Thieves]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:50:14 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/180*120/brady-jersey-GettyImages-485055278.jpg
There's been a lot of serious talk lately about the jersey stolen from Tom Brady's locker on the night of Super Bowl LI.

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<![CDATA[Nats Jayson Werth Ready For Success in 2017]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 23:00:32 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000017843366_1200x675_882123331514.jpg
Jayson Werth is preparing for the final season of his contract with the Nationals. He sits down with News4's Carol Maloney, in his first television interview of the spring, to talk about just how important this year is for his legacy in D.C.]]>
<![CDATA[Nats' New Centerfielder Adam Eaton Not Shy About Being Short]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:21:19 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000017842767_1200x675_882011203692.jpg
News4's Carol Maloney one-on-one with the Washington Nationals' new centerfielder Adam Eaton, who doesn't mind talking about being short.]]>
<![CDATA[Magic Johnson Takes Lakers Reins Amid Front Office Shakeup]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:53:55 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/lakers-shakeup.jpg
Lakers legend and NBA Hall of Famer Magic Johnson has been named president of basketball operations in a major front office restructuring for the storied franchise.General manager Mitch Kupchak and executive vice president of basketball operations Jim Buss, team president Jeannie Buss' brother, have been relieved of their duties, the Lakers announced Tuesday. The restructuring comes during the worst four-year stretch in franchise history.

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<![CDATA[Police Value Tom Brady's Stolen Super Bowl Jersey at $500K]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:16:30 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-634604296.jpg
The jersey was reportedly stolen after the Patriots' 34-28 comeback victory over the Atlanta Falcons in overtime.

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<![CDATA[Racing President Teddy Stops by News4]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:11:06 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000017836946_1200x675_881631299851.jpg
Teddy, one of the Nationals racing presidents, stopped by News4 Midday Tuesday, and he's very ready for the team's new spring training home. ]]>
<![CDATA[Bryce Harper Knows What Went Wrong in 2016]]> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:48:03 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000017826696_1200x675_881266243546.jpg
Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper told News4's Carol Maloney he knows what caused his struggles in 2016 and he hopes to build in 2017.]]>
<![CDATA[Dusty Baker Springs Into Action]]> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 12:23:13 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000017813391_1200x675_880992835767.jpg
Nationals Manager Dusty Baker talks to News4's Carol Maloney about huge expectations this season, high fives and why he's a neat freak when it comes to his bench.]]>
<![CDATA[New Spring Home for the Nationals]]> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:45:25 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Nationals3.jpg
The Nationals started full squad workouts at their new spring training home in West Palm Beach, Florida. Players and coaches are thrilled about the new complex, News4's Carol Maloney gives us a preview.]]>
<![CDATA[GWU Gymnast Surprised With Special Reunion]]> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 23:53:18 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000017806068_1200x675_880062531857.jpg
A senior gymnast at George Washington University was reunited with her brother who has been stationed in Kuwait for nearly a year. The special moment was a complete surprise.]]>
<![CDATA[Michael Jordan's Top Sports Moments]]> Sat, 18 Feb 2017 09:11:52 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/TITLEMJ.jpg
Air Jordan turns 54 today. From the unforgettable "double nickel" game at Madison Square Garden to the iconic "Flu Game" against the Utah Jazz, take a look back at some of Michael Jordan's greatest moments on the NBA hardwood.

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<![CDATA[Gymnastics Doc Used Hide-and-Seek Games to Molest: Accuser]]> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:11:04 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/gymnasticsdoctormolestor.jpg
A woman who says the disgraced team doctor for USA Gymnastics molested her as a child testified Friday that he turned games of hide-and-seek in the basement of his home into abuse sessions, NBC News reported."Almost every time I was there for a couple of years, something occurred," the woman, a former family friend, said during a preliminary hearing before a judge ordered disgraced doctor Larry Nassar to stand trial on state sex-abuse charges.Nassar, 53, is also charged in federal court with possession of child pornography — more than 37,000 images, including Go Pro video he allegedly made himself.

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<![CDATA[DC Native to Fight in Boxing Match at MGM National Harbor]]> Thu, 16 Feb 2017 20:40:55 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20170216+MGM+Boxing.jpg
Featherweight champion Gary Russell Jr., a D.C. native and a resident of Prince George's County in Maryland, will face challenger Oscar Escandon in the first boxing match at the new MGM National Harbor. Russell told News4's Tom Sherwood that, though his roots run deep in D.C., he didn't want to come home to fight unless he was coming home a champion. Plus -- a look at the numbers that the new casino has racked up so far.]]>
<![CDATA[DC United to Name New Home 'Audi Field']]> Wed, 15 Feb 2017 21:42:05 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/audi+field.jpg
D.C. United announced today that the new stadium in Southwest D.C. will officially be named "Audi Field."

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<![CDATA[Lawsuit Against Lance Armstrong Can Go Ahead: Judge]]> Wed, 15 Feb 2017 07:35:18 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/lancearmstrongmara.jpg
A federal judge has allowed a civil lawsuit brought by the U.S. government against disgraced former pro cyclist Lance Armstrong to proceed, tossing aside Armstrong's arguments that the case should be dismissed.The Justice Department alleges in the lawsuit, made under the False Claims Act, that Armstrong, a seven-time Tour de France winner, defrauded the government by doping while sponsored by the U.S. Postal Service. The Justice Department declined to comment Tuesday.From 2000 to 2004, the Postal Service paid Armstrong's team, the aptly named U.S. Postal Service Pro Cycling Team, a little more than $32 million, most of which went to Armstrong because he was the team's star rider, according to court filings.But the government is seeking damages nearing $100 million, about three times what USPS paid in sponsorships to the Postal Service Team during periods that fall within the False Claims Act's statute of limitations.

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<![CDATA[Charles Oakley's MSG Ban Lifted, But He Wants an Apology]]> Tue, 14 Feb 2017 15:04:32 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/oakley+dolan.jpg
Charles Oakley is allowed back in Madison Square Garden, though the former New York Knicks star says he wants an apology before he would return.

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<![CDATA[Former Miami Dolphin Quentin Moses Dies in GA House Fire]]> Sun, 12 Feb 2017 15:41:36 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/021217+quentin+moses.jpg
Former Miami Dolphins linebacker Quentin Moses was one of three people killed in a house fire in Georgia early Sunday, authorities said.Moses, 33, was found unconscious inside the burning home in the city of Monroe just after 6 a.m. after firefighters arrived, Monroe Fire Department officials said.He was moved outside and given CPR then taken to a local hospital where he died. After the roof collapsed, firefighters later discovered the bodies of 10-year-old Jasmine Godard and her mother, 31-year-old Andria Godard, inside the home.

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<![CDATA[Marlins: Jose Fernandez's Estate Targeted by Two Lawsuits]]> Sat, 11 Feb 2017 18:22:53 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/josefernandezfeuerherd.jpg
Jose Fernandez's estate will be named as the defendant in a pair of negligence and personal injury lawsuits.When the former ace of the Miami Marlins tragically passed away in September, two other men perished with him. The parents of both men will be the plaintiffs in the lawsuits. Each lawsuit is seeking $2 million in damages from Fernandez's estate. One lawsuit was filed on Friday, and a second will become official on Monday.Eduardo Rivero and Emilio Jesus Macias were the other men with Fernandez on his boat that evening. Rivero who was 25 and Macias who was 27 had alcohol in their systems at the time of the crash, but were not over the legal limit. Rivero's toxicology report showed cocaine, but Macias' did not. Fernandez however was legally drunk and also had cocaine in his body. Both families are being represented by attorney Christopher Royer.

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