D.C Sports

Wizards Add Dwight Howard, Coach Wants Team to Stop Talking

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By HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Sports Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — For all of the changes Washington Wizards coach Scott Brooks wants to see John Wall, Bradley Beal and other players implement this season with an eye to finally making a deep playoff...

Rizzo and Martinez Must Take Blame for Nationals Failure

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By MARK F. GRAY, Special to the AFRO ​When the Washington Nationals unceremoniously fired Dusty Baker because after two tries he couldn’t lead them beyond the National League Division Series, everything was supposedly in place to get to the World...

DMV HBCU Report: Hall Rallies Bulldogs to Beat WSSU in Last Minute Thriller

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By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO There are moments that define an entire season and players are defined in it. On the road to a championship there are often games that are won that shouldn’t be that add to...

Kendley Gets NBA Shot After Starring At Morgan State

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By MARK F. GRAY, Special to the AFRO ​From the last seat at the end of the Washington Wizards bench Tiwian Kendley waited patiently for the call that never came as the New York Knicks visited Chinatown for a preseason game...

New Roster Additions Bring High Expectations For Wizards

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By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO For a team desperate to get beyond the Eastern Conference semifinals for the first time in over 40 years, the Washington Wizards needed a makeover.  With new players that should give them depth...

HBCU Standout Johnson Goes from the Bayou to the Big Time NFL in DC

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By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO Danny Johnson is living the NFL’s dream.  When he takes the field in Washington’s home opener against the Indianapolis Colts it will be as an undrafted free agent who defied the odds. That...

Washington Could Win NFC East This Year

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By Stephen D. Riley, Special to AFRO Don’t blink but the Washington football team could actually win the NFC East this year, and that’s crazy. Behind the 33-year-old Adrian Peterson, who added 160 total yards and a touchdown in his Washington...

DMV HBCU Report: Despite Losses QBs Shine in Season Openers

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By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO Local HBCU teams went 0-3 as the Labor Day Weekend marked the final unofficial weekend of summer and kicked off college football season.  However, two premiere quarterbacks set the tone with sterling performances...

Is DC’s Team Coming Home?

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By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, jwright@afro.com When the Washington football team moved from Robert F. Kennedy (RFK) Stadium in the District of Columbia to what is now FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland, some District of Columbia fans never got over...

Mystics Make Run to WNBA Semi Final

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By MARK F. GRAY, Special to the AFRO Normally when a team returns home after a split of the first two games in a playoff series it feels good about the chance to advance.  However, there are other tales from post...

High School Football Coming to RFK Stadium

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By MARK F. GRAY, Special to the AFRO Without tenants RFK Stadium no longer rocks like it did when NFL, Major League Baseball, and Major League Soccer franchises called it home.  However, for one afternoon in mid-September, the venue that played...

Expectations High in Second Year for London at Howard

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By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO If there’s one Football Championship Series (Division I-AA) program that won’t sneak up on any Football Bowl Subdivision (Division I-A) team they face this season it’s the Howard Bison. After starting Head Coach...

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