August 1, 2009
Recently, a Washington area sports franchise with world-quality players won a championship ["Kastles Endure Wild Ride to WTT Title," July 27]. This does not happen every day. So why was this news buried in the back of the Sports section? The Washington Kastles of World Team Tennis won the Billie Jean King Cup in an upset, played on a D.C. tennis court. King, one of the most famous female athletes ever, was there for the semifinals and finals. More people play, and are involved in, tennis than play golf or swim competitively.
May 13, 2009
Tonight's game will be the 13th Game 7 involving a Washington professional sports franchise and the eighth involving the Capitals. Capitals Year Opponent Round Result 2009 New York Rangers First W, 2-1 2008 Philadelphia First L, 3-2 (OT) 1995 Pittsburgh First L, 3-0 1992 Pittsburgh First L, 3-1 1988 Philadelphia First W, 5-4 (OT)
January 9, 2010
Regarding the Jan. 7 front-page article "NBA hands Arenas indefinite suspension" : The newest addition to the terribly long list of overpaid athletes who display inane and embarrassing behavior -- see Plaxico Burress, Delonte West, Tiger Woods -- is our own Gilbert Arenas, who brought his cache of weapons to the Verizon Center as what? A joke? A prank? A threat? Does it really matter? Growing up in the Midwest, I was taught to call things as I saw them. Like so many before him, Mr. Arenas turns out to be just an immature, overpaid...
March 1, 2013
Basketball fans rocked the Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center last Saturday during a Catholic University double-header. The women's team played first for the Landmark Conference Championship, and the men followed. The women earned a hard-fought victory ; the men's game was a nail-biter . With three seconds left in the latter game, fans were on their feet holding their breath when Catholic University senior Shawn Holmes dropped in a floater off the glass to give the Cardinals a 63-62 win. Fans rushed the court, and later, after the...
April 18, 2008
Red Wings 0 1 1 -- 2 Predators 2 1 0 -- 3 The NHL's top team now finds itself in a first-round fight. Dan Hamhuis and Shea Weber scored in a 32-second span in the first period, and Nashville evened its Western Conference playoff series against top-seeded Detroit. Dan Ellis stopped 39 shots, Greg de Vries added a goal and Martin Erat had two assists as the Predators grabbed a lead in the first period and never let up on the Red Wings.
May 16, 2009
While Game 7 ended in disappointment for the Washington Capitals [" 'Very Positive Season' but a Positively Lousy Ending," front page , May 14], the positive response of the crowd with a few minutes to go in the game was truly impressive. I haven't seen anything like that in my 22 years in the District. This time, the fans let the players know that their season-long efforts were truly appreciated, and that's important when a club has a letdown. The Caps should be proud of their accomplishments this season, and I'm sure the team is pleased...