<![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-usFri, 01 Jul 2016 04:04:06 -0400Fri, 01 Jul 2016 04:04:06 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[14-Year-Old DC Twins Take Fighting Off the Street, Find Focus in the Ring]]> Thu, 30 Jun 2016 23:14:17 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Lamar+and+Lamont+Odoms.jpg
Growing up in D.C.'s Ward 8, Lamar and Lamont Odoms became fighters before they wanted to. Now at age 14, they're showing promise in the ring. Jason Pugh reports.

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<![CDATA[Young Mets Fan Roots for Nats' Max Scherzer]]> Thu, 30 Jun 2016 18:49:28 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000015252008_1200x675_715748931682.jpg
A young Mets fan who got to play catch with Nationals' pitcher Max Scherzer says he roots for Scherzer -- even when he's playing against his home team. News4's Carol Maloney reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Olympic Swim Team Hopefuls Train at GMU]]> Wed, 29 Jun 2016 20:21:05 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Amanda+Kendall+and+Lexi+Cuomo.jpg
Two members of a northern Virginia swim team are competing in Omaha, Nebraska, this week hoping to make Team USA.

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<![CDATA[In Sync: Local Swimmers Make a Splash in New York]]> Wed, 29 Jun 2016 18:08:20 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000015250027_1200x675_715485251889.jpg
Synchronized swimmers from Annandale compete in the Junior Olympic Championships in New York.]]>
<![CDATA[Serena Williams 'Sad' Some Athletes Skipping Rio Over Zika ]]> Wed, 29 Jun 2016 12:59:58 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP_16133484327092.jpg
Tennis star Serena Williams said she will be attending the Olympics in Rio despite concerns about the spread of Zika and is "sad" some have pulled out because of the virus.“[That’s] something that's been on my...

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<![CDATA[Nike Tennis Dress Courts Controversy at Wimbledon]]> Wed, 29 Jun 2016 13:02:16 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-543416436.jpg
Nike has come under fire over the tennis dress it designed for its sponsored female athletes at this year's Wimbledon tournament.The Championships at the All-England Club started Monday, and the dress...

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<![CDATA[Pippen Lists Highland Park Mansion]]> Thu, 30 Jun 2016 07:17:37 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/pippen+house+0628.jpg
The Hall of Famer and his wife, Larsa, listed the five-bedroom, 10,000 square-foot home on a 2.9-acre lot in Highland Park Monday for just under $3.1 million.

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<![CDATA[Faces You Won't See in Rio]]> Wed, 29 Jun 2016 12:01:43 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/skipping_rio_header.jpg
Some athletes are opting out of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, citing injuries or concern about the Zika virus, among other reasons.

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<![CDATA[Pat Summitt's Storied Coaching Career in Photos]]> Tue, 28 Jun 2016 14:33:13 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-73800271.jpg


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<![CDATA[NFL Coach Buddy Ryan Dies at 85]]> Tue, 28 Jun 2016 12:48:51 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Buddy+Ryan.png
Longtime NFL head coach and defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan died of cancer at the age of 85 Tuesday morning, according to NFL.com. During his 35-year career, James David "Buddy" Ryan was the head coach of the...

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<![CDATA[A Look Back at the Legendary Basketball Career of Pat Summitt]]> Wed, 29 Jun 2016 09:26:01 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-136040800-summitt.png
Pat Summitt was the winningest coach in Division I college basketball history and during her 38-year career at Tennessee, she brought the Lady Vols to eight national championships.

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<![CDATA[Road to Rio: Swimmer Katie Ledecky]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 23:40:14 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000015220855_1200x675_714082883996.jpg
Hometown favorite Katie Ledecky holds the current world record in the 400-meter freestyle, and she's going for gold in Rio. News4's Eun Yang spoke to her about getting ready.]]>
<![CDATA[2016 Rio Olympic Games: Swimming]]> Wed, 29 Jun 2016 13:14:44 -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[Road to Rio: Soccer Star Ali Krieger]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 15:01:55 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000015215521_1200x675_713729091909.jpg
Northern Virginia native and Washington Spirit star Ali Krieger chats with News4's Carol Maloney about the upcoming Rio Olympics. Krieger won the 2015 World Cup with the USWNT, playing almost every minute of the...]]>
<![CDATA[Oregon Track and Field Star Pierced in Eye With Javelin ]]> Sat, 25 Jun 2016 18:15:04 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/ambulance-shutterstock_565683792.jpg
An Oregon track and field athlete’s eye was pierced with a javelin after he tripped and fell onto the spear during a meet Friday, NBC News reported. Parker Kennedy, 18, was competing at the USA Track &...

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<![CDATA[Analysis of the Golf Clap]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 23:59:36 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000015198155_1200x675_712601667636.jpg
Golf fans at the Quicken Loans National in Bethesda, Maryland, tell News4's Carol Maloney how they've perfected the golf clap.]]>
<![CDATA[Olympic Gold Medalist Fights Cancer]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 18:36:19 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20160624+Shannon+Miller.jpg
Olympic gymnast Shannon Miller was the leader of the Magnificent Seven in the Atlanta Olympics, a champion who is still the most-decorated American gymnast. But, years after the games, she faced the toughest...]]>
<![CDATA[Shaq Is US Sports Envoy to Cuba]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 16:16:33 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-508873874.jpg
Months after President Obama's historic trip to Cuba, 15-time NBA all-star Shaquille O'Neal will visit the island nation. The State Department announced Friday that O'Neal will be part of a U.S.

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<![CDATA[High School Students Make Documentary on Olympic Hopefuls]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 18:30:38 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20160624+Lyles+Brothers+Documentary.jpg
A group of students at T.C. Williams High School are producing a documentary on brothers and track stars hoping to make it to the Olympics.]]>