| Jan 1, 2015
| 1:29 PM
As the Chicago Blackhawks and Washington Capitals prepared for the 2015 NHL Winter Classic at Nationals Park, both teams were dealing with a seemingly unfamiliar foe: the sun.
With temperatures in the low 40s and very few clouds in the sky, the sun's...
| Jan 4, 2015
| 4:26 PM
After the Panthers won in a NHL-record 20-round shootout on Dec. 16 in Florida, Capitals coach Barry Trotz said, "Chances of that happening again are probably one in a million."
Or about the same as the chances, it seems, of the Panthers winning in...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Wow. Things escalated quickly. The Lakers were down four points with two minutes left and then lost by a lot more than four.
Here are five takeaways from their 111-95 loss Wednesday at Washington.
1. Kobe Bryant was definitely NOT in facilitator mode....
| Dec 8, 2014
| 7:43 PM
WASHINGTON -- Guard John Wall scored 26 points, including 10 in a row in the second overtime, as the Washington Wizards blew a 23-point lead in regulation before rallying in both extra sessions for a wild 133-132 victory over the Boston Celtics on...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 8:31 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Forward Patricio Garino had 19 points and point guard Joe McDonald and forward Kevin Larsen added 18 each as George Washington built a 20-point halftime lead and beat DePaul 81-68 on Thursday at the Smith Center.
It was the first...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 7:15 PM
The Washington Wizards have snapped the Clippers' nine-game win streak with a 104-96 win at Verizon Center on Friday evening.
The Wizards led the entire game, pushing their advantage to as much as 18 points. The Clippers cut the Wizards' lead to...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 10:04 PM
Washington Wizards forward Paul Pierce nodded his head walking down the Verizon Center tunnel Friday night, a satisfied look on his face after celebrating on the court with some good-natured trash talk directed at Doc Rivers, his former coach on the...
| Dec 14, 2014
| 12:05 AM
Coach Barry Trotz on Nicklas Backstrom: "When we needed something to happen, he made it happen."
Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.
TV: Comcast SportsNet Plus
Here came the hats, fluttering onto the ice — confetti...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 1:49 PM
Four people are recovering from gunshot wounds on Saturday after a Halloween shooting outside a Fleetwood Mac concert in downtown Washington, according to police.
Three men were shot just steps from the Verizon Center, a major venue for sports and...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 11:23 PM
Johansson continues roll for Washington in win over Columbus
It should come as no surprise that left wing Alex Ovechkin leads the Washington Capitals with eight goals. But after left wing Marcus Johansson finished last season with eight goals in 80...
| Nov 15, 2014
| 5:28 PM
WASHINGTON — The Orlando Magic altered their point-guard rotation Saturday night by starting Victor Oladipo against the Washington Wizards and moving rookie Elfrid Payton to the bench.
Oladipo looked out of sync, and he occasionally took ill-...