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  • Big Ten eyes new Midwest locales for 2018 basketball tournament

    The off-and-on courtship between the Big Ten and Madison Square Garden is back on, as the league ponders where to hold its 2018 men’s basketball tournament. "We were talking, then we weren’t talking,” Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany...
  • 'Rocket Man' Elton John performs the hits at Verizon Center

    'Rocket Man' Elton John performs the hits at Verizon Center
    I’ll admit it from the get-go: I’m an Elton John nut. I love the man, his music, his melodies, his voice. So let me start not at the beginning, but at the end of last night’s concert at the packed Verizon Center in Washington. When...
  • Wizards beat the Magic 98-80 despite Arron Afflalo's solid night

    Wizards beat the Magic 98-80 despite Arron Afflalo's solid night
    WASHINGTON — The Orlando Magic didn't want to start their road trip like this. Carved up by John Wall. Lit up by Trevor Ariza. And Nik Vucevic banged up. On a night rookie Victor Oladipo played his first NBA game in his home area, the Magic...
  • Drake's 'Would You Like a Tour?' comes to Verizon Center on Halloween

    Drake's 'Would You Like a Tour?' comes to Verizon Center on Halloween
    Rap superstars have been busy making announcements lately (Jay-Z's "Magna Carta Holy Grail" album announcement commercial during last night's NBA Finals and Kanye West's "Yeezus" album release come to mind). Toronto's Drake joined the headline-...
  • Former Loyola star Erik Etherly tries to 'prove himself' during Wizards workout

    Former Loyola star Erik Etherly tries to 'prove himself' during Wizards workout
    Erik Etherly knows he probably won't get an opportunity like this again. Most analysts have him going undrafted in next week's NBA draft. So when the former Loyola forward worked out in front of Randy Wittman and the Washington Wizards coaching staff...
  • Dolce & Gabbana to outfit Bruno Mars for upcoming world tour

    Dolce & Gabbana to outfit Bruno Mars for upcoming world tour
    Italian luxury brand Dolce & Gabbana has created exclusive outfits for Bruno Mars' upcoming world tour that begins in Washington, D.C., the company recently announced. According to the announcement, the singer will be wearing a series of black Dolce &...
  • Rolling Stones bring satisfaction on final U.S. stop at Verizon Center

    Rolling Stones bring satisfaction on final U.S. stop at Verizon Center
    At first, it sounds as if the band is just tuning up. Mick Jagger honks out a call on his harmonica. Guitarist Mick Taylor responds with a blues run. Ron Wood twiddles between a couple of notes. Then Keith Richards lands the haymaker opening chords to...
  • Wizards to play preseason game in Baltimore for the first time since 1999

    Wizards to play preseason game in Baltimore for the first time since 1999
    When the Washington Wizards announced Wednesday that they would play a preseason game against the New York Knicks in Baltimore this fall, Frank Remesch wasn't surprised. As general manager of the Baltimore Arena, which will host the Oct. 17 exhibition,...
  • Maryland's 2013-14 basketball schedule highlighted by quick turnarounds

    Maryland's 2013-14 basketball schedule highlighted by quick turnarounds
    Maryland basketball fans have had a few months to digest the fact that traditional Atlantic Coast Conference rivals Duke, North Carolina and North Carolina State won’t be playing in College Park during the team’s farewell season in the league....
  • Terps Trio: Basketball schedule, Dez Wells' lawsuit, Trayvon Reed's upside

    Terps Trio: Basketball schedule, Dez Wells' lawsuit, Trayvon Reed's upside
    Baltimore Sun reporters Jeff Barker and Don Markus and editor Matt Bracken weigh in on the three biggest topics of the past week in Maryland sports. What are your thoughts on Maryland’s just-released basketball schedule? Jeff Barker: A few...
  • Syracuse's C.J. Fair focused on Final Four, not the NBA

    Syracuse's C.J. Fair focused on Final Four, not the NBA
    C.J. Fair is all too familiar with the history of former high school players from Baltimore who left Syracuse early for the NBA. This week, the 6-8 junior forward follows Carmelo Anthony, who as a freshman a decade ago led the Orange to its only...