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  • Winter Classic game vs. Chicago highlights Caps' schedule for 2014-15

    The Washington Capitals have learned their 2014-15 regular-season schedule, announced Sunday afternoon by the NHL It begins Oct. 9 versus the Montreal Canadiens at Verizon Center and includes four home contests over the first five games. The 82-game slate also features the Winter Classic at 1 p.m. Jan. 1, against the Chicago Blackhawks. The location for the annual outdoor game appears to be Nationals Park, though sources have indicated that the NHL and the Nationals organization are currently finalizing negotiations to use the stadium. After hosting the Canadiens, runners-up to the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference last season, the Capitals briefly hit the road Oct. 11 at Boston before hosting San Jose, New Jersey and Florida in mid-October. Their longest road trip is scheduled for February, a four-game swing at San Jose (Feb. 11), Los Angeles (Feb. 14), Anaheim (Feb. 15) and Pittsburgh (Feb. 17). Washington has 16 back-to-backs, compared with 14 last season, and has a five-game home stretch in March against Minnesota (March 5), Buffalo (March 7), Rangers (March 11), Dallas (March 13) and Boston (March 15).
  • Tatyana McFadden to defend crown in Chicago

    Tatyana McFadden to defend crown in Chicago
    Marathon Tatyana McFadden to defend crown in Chicago Reigning women's wheelchair champion Tatyana McFadden (Atholton) will defend her title in the Oct. 12 Chicago Marathon, race officials announced. McFadden, 25, became last year the first...

    Playing calm and smart key for Bulls and Blackhawks

    Playing calm and smart key for Bulls and Blackhawks
    In one dramatic 86-minute span Friday night, Chicago sports reinforced the power of its passion. 9:47 p.m.: The Bulls rallied to beat the Wizards 100-97 at the Verizon Center in Washington in a game tied until Jimmy Butler drilled a 3-pointer with 24....

    Oh, that 2-3 zone! Syracuse smothers Marquette 55-39

    Oh, that 2-3 zone! Syracuse smothers Marquette 55-39
    WASHINGTON — Syracuse basketball and Jim Boeheim couldn't have scripted a better 10th-anniversary soiree than Saturday's. A decade to the day after the Orange won its most recent regional championship, Boeheim's program struck again, smothering...

    Virginia Beach arena project has powerful backers but considerable hurdles

    VIRGINIA BEACH — For all the recent buzz about Virginia Beach absconding with the NBA's Sacramento Kings, Tuesday's build-it-and-maybe-some-team-will-come presentation to the city council was very understated. No Maloof brothers handing out chips...