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2022-11-18 18:58:00
by Tom Ramstack
DC Sues Washington Commanders Again Claiming Season Ticket Holders Cheated

WASHINGTON — The District of Columbia’s attorney general sued the Washington Commanders football team Thursday for allegedly keeping refundable deposits... Read More

WASHINGTON — The District of Columbia’s attorney general sued the Washington Commanders football team Thursday for allegedly keeping refundable deposits that were supposed to be returned to season ticket holders. The lawsuit says the team violated Washington, D.C.’s, consumer protection... Read More

2022-11-10 22:12:16
by Tom Ramstack
DC Attorney General Sues NFL and Washington Commanders’ Owner 

WASHINGTON — The District of Columbia’s attorney general on Thursday revealed deep-seated deceit in an independent investigation that started in... Read More

WASHINGTON — The District of Columbia’s attorney general on Thursday revealed deep-seated deceit in an independent investigation that started in 2020 of a hostile work environment at Washington’s professional football team. He made the allegations against team owner Dan Snyder... Read More

2022-10-06 18:36:00
by Tom Ramstack
Attorney for Washington Commanders Says Congress Ignored Exculpatory Evidence

WASHINGTON — An attorney for the Washington Commanders blasted a congressional committee Wednesday for its investigation into hostile workplace allegations... Read More

WASHINGTON — An attorney for the Washington Commanders blasted a congressional committee Wednesday for its investigation into hostile workplace allegations against the team's owner and leadership. A letter from the attorney was addressed to Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, D-N.Y., who... Read More

2022-10-04 19:55:30
by Tom Ramstack
Investigation Reveals Sexual Harassment of US Women Soccer Players

WASHINGTON — A yearlong independent investigation of U.S. professional women’s soccer released Monday reported widespread sexual and verbal abuse of... Read More

WASHINGTON — A yearlong independent investigation of U.S. professional women’s soccer released Monday reported widespread sexual and verbal abuse of players by coaches and league executives.  The report recommended broad changes by the National Women's Soccer League. The investigation was... Read More

2022-09-16 14:51:19
by Dan McCue
Big Leaguers Embracing Tart Cherry Juice for Inflammation, Sleep Benefits

Major League Baseball players have rarely been cited as paradigms of good eating. When New York Yankee Babe Ruth, perhaps... Read More

Major League Baseball players have rarely been cited as paradigms of good eating. When New York Yankee Babe Ruth, perhaps the greatest of them all to this day, collapsed at a railroad station in Asheville, North Carolina, in April 1925,... Read More

2022-09-07 20:32:28
by Tom Ramstack
Washington Football Team President Testifies About Workplace Complaints

WASHINGTON — Congress took a deposition Tuesday from the former president of Washington, D.C.’s, professional football team as lawmakers investigate... Read More

WASHINGTON — Congress took a deposition Tuesday from the former president of Washington, D.C.’s, professional football team as lawmakers investigate what some former employees claim was a toxic work environment. Many of the allegations of widespread sexual harassment fell on... Read More

2022-09-06 14:46:38
by Kate Michael
DC Names Sports Celeb as City’s First Sustainability Ambassador

WASHINGTON — Heading into her second year with the Washington Spirit, the professional women’s soccer team in the nation's capital,... Read More

WASHINGTON — Heading into her second year with the Washington Spirit, the professional women’s soccer team in the nation's capital, Anna Heilferty expressed an interest in using her sports prowess to share her equal passion for sustainability. A new mayoral... Read More

2022-08-04 20:17:56
by Tom Ramstack
Golfers Sue Under Antitrust Laws to Compete in Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON — Eleven pro golfers led by six-time major champion Phil Mickelson on Wednesday challenged their suspension from competing in... Read More

WASHINGTON — Eleven pro golfers led by six-time major champion Phil Mickelson on Wednesday challenged their suspension from competing in the United States after they participated in the Saudi-financed LIV Golf series. Their antitrust lawsuit filed in San Francisco, California,... Read More

2022-07-29 15:14:12
by Dan McCue
GOP Romps in 10-0 Shellacking of Dems at Nationals Park

WASHINGTON — It is one of D.C.’s most wholesome and much needed traditions, even if on occasion it becomes a... Read More

WASHINGTON — It is one of D.C.’s most wholesome and much needed traditions, even if on occasion it becomes a slightly rain-soaked, lopsided affair. In the end, the Republicans defeated the Democrats by a score of 10-0 in the Congressional... Read More

2022-07-27 20:22:47
by Dan McCue
Capitol Police Vow ‘Robust’ Response to Protests at Congressional Baseball Game

WASHINGTON — Law enforcement officials are assuring the public that a robust security plan is in place to protect both... Read More

WASHINGTON — Law enforcement officials are assuring the public that a robust security plan is in place to protect both members of Congress and the general public at Thursday night’s Congressional Baseball Game at Nationals Park. For weeks, the protest... Read More

2022-06-27 18:07:54
by Dan McCue
Supreme Court Sides With High School Coach Who Prayed at 50-Yard Line

WASHINGTON —  A divided U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sided with a high school football coach who claimed the public... Read More

WASHINGTON —  A divided U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sided with a high school football coach who claimed the public school district that employed him violated his free speech and free exercise rights by barring him from praying on the... Read More

2022-06-22 19:43:44
by Tom Ramstack
Washington Commanders’ Owner Accused of Covering Up Toxic Workplace

WASHINGTON — New revelations about a toxic work environment on the Washington Commanders football team were revealed during a congressional... Read More

WASHINGTON — New revelations about a toxic work environment on the Washington Commanders football team were revealed during a congressional hearing Wednesday but only after Republicans protested that the hearing never should have been held. A key revelation came from... Read More

2022-06-01 21:33:39
by Tom Ramstack
Congressional Panel Asks NFL Officials to Testify About Washington Commanders

WASHINGTON — A congressional committee wants Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder and National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell to testify... Read More

WASHINGTON — A congressional committee wants Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder and National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell to testify about allegations of impropriety against the team. An Oversight and Reform subcommittee is investigating reports of a hostile work environment... Read More

2022-04-26 15:42:43
by Tom Ramstack
Supreme Court Gives Another Chance to Coach Who Prayed After Games

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court’s conservative majority seemed to favor a high school coach who claimed a constitutional right to... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court’s conservative majority seemed to favor a high school coach who claimed a constitutional right to pray on the 50-yard line after football games during oral arguments Monday. His school district administrators in Bremerton, Washington, disagreed.... Read More

2022-04-20 18:27:26
by Tom Ramstack
Washington Commanders Fire Back at Financial Impropriety Allegations

WASHINGTON — Attorneys for the Washington Commanders are challenging allegations submitted to the Federal Trade Commission that the football team's... Read More

WASHINGTON — Attorneys for the Washington Commanders are challenging allegations submitted to the Federal Trade Commission that the football team's owner and top management stole ticket revenue they were supposed to share with visiting teams. The team also is accused... Read More

2022-04-15 18:54:57
by Reece Nations
Carbon Neutral Stock Car Brought Back Ahead of Talladega Race

LINCOLN, Ala. — Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing is bringing back its carbon-neutral Ford Mustang for NASCAR’s Geico 500 Cup Series... Read More

LINCOLN, Ala. — Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing is bringing back its carbon-neutral Ford Mustang for NASCAR’s Geico 500 Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway on April 24. Roush Fenway debuted the carbon-neutral race car last year through its partnership with... Read More

2022-03-10 21:28:28
by Dan McCue
Game On: Major League Baseball, Players’ Union Reach Deal

JUPITER, Fla. — Major League Baseball and the players’ union reached a tentative collective bargaining agreement on Thursday, paving the... Read More

JUPITER, Fla. — Major League Baseball and the players’ union reached a tentative collective bargaining agreement on Thursday, paving the way for the 2022 regular season to begin on April 7. The proposed five-year deal ends the second-longest work stoppage... Read More

2022-03-02 00:15:29
by Dan McCue
MLB Cancels Opening Day, More After Owners, Players Can’t Reach Deal

JUPITER, Fla. — Major League Baseball and its players’ union failed to reach a new labor deal by an MLB-imposed... Read More

JUPITER, Fla. — Major League Baseball and its players’ union failed to reach a new labor deal by an MLB-imposed Tuesday deadline, prompting baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred to announce the cancellation of Opening Day and an unspecified number of regular... Read More

Kupp's Late TD Lifts Rams Over Bengals 23-20 in Super Bowl

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Their defense laying siege to the Bengals, the Rams needed something — anything — from their... Read More

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Their defense laying siege to the Bengals, the Rams needed something — anything — from their slumbering offense. How about a precise 79-yard drive to the Lombardi Trophy? It wasn’t a classic march, aided by three... Read More

Tom Brady Has Retired After 22 Seasons, Seven Super Bowl Titles

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady, the most successful quarterback in NFL history, has retired after winning seven Super Bowls... Read More

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady, the most successful quarterback in NFL history, has retired after winning seven Super Bowls and setting numerous passing records in an unprecedented 22-year career. “This is difficult for me to write, but here it... Read More

Washington to Reveal New Name Feb. 2; Won't be RedWolves

Washington’s NFL team announced Tuesday it will unveil its new name on Feb. 2 and that it will not be... Read More

Washington’s NFL team announced Tuesday it will unveil its new name on Feb. 2 and that it will not be called the Wolves or RedWolves. Commanders, Defenders, Red Hogs, Armada, Presidents, Brigade and the status quo “Washington Football Team” were... Read More

John Madden, Hall of Fame Coach and Broadcaster, Dies at 85

John Madden, the Hall of Fame coach turned broadcaster whose exuberant calls combined with simple explanations provided a weekly soundtrack... Read More

John Madden, the Hall of Fame coach turned broadcaster whose exuberant calls combined with simple explanations provided a weekly soundtrack to NFL games for three decades, died Tuesday morning, the league said. He was 85. The NFL said he died... Read More

NFL Could Become Trend-Setter for COVID-19 Testing Policies

The NFL’s decision to reduce COVID-19 testing for asymptomatic, vaccinated players could signal a trend for pro sports leagues and... Read More

The NFL’s decision to reduce COVID-19 testing for asymptomatic, vaccinated players could signal a trend for pro sports leagues and provide an example for society to follow heading into 2022. Despite a rising number of positive cases that forced three... Read More

2021-12-02 12:39:41
by Alexa Hornbeck
Sports Leaders Launch Campaigns Aimed at Improving the Wellness of Athletes

This week a new campaign called Teammates for Mental Health was launched by the Atlantic Coast Conference, Big Ten and... Read More

This week a new campaign called Teammates for Mental Health was launched by the Atlantic Coast Conference, Big Ten and Pac-12 to promote better mental health of athletes. Over the past four months, 10 working groups consisting of athletic coaches... Read More

2021-07-14 15:25:20
by TWN Staff
UK Study Finds Athletes More Likely to Have Irregular Heartbeats

Athletes are two and half times more likely than non-athletes to experience irregular heartbeats, a new analysis by the British... Read More

Athletes are two and half times more likely than non-athletes to experience irregular heartbeats, a new analysis by the British Journal of Sports Medicine finds. For the analysis, researchers from Canterbury Christ Church University analyzed 13 studies published between 1990... Read More

2021-07-02 20:03:17
by Tom Ramstack
Washington Football Team Hit By $10 Million Harassment Fine

WASHINGTON -- The National Football League announced a $10 million fine against the Washington Football Team Thursday after finding sexual... Read More

WASHINGTON -- The National Football League announced a $10 million fine against the Washington Football Team Thursday after finding sexual harassment and bullying of employees to be a persistent problem. Much of the blame in the NFL’s report fell on... Read More

2021-06-22 15:15:02
by Dan McCue
Supreme Court Hands Win to Student Athletes

In a unanimous decision Monday, the justices held the NCAA can’t enforce rules limiting education-related benefits — like computers and... Read More

In a unanimous decision Monday, the justices held the NCAA can’t enforce rules limiting education-related benefits — like computers and paid internships — that colleges offer to student athletes. The case doesn’t decide whether students can be paid salaries. Instead,... Read More

2021-05-24 18:19:59
by Reece Nations
Murphy, Davis Want K-12 Tax Deduction Made Available to Athletic Coaches, Administrators

WASHINGTON — Reps. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., and Rodney Davis, R-Ill., are sponsoring legislation that would expand a federal tax deduction... Read More

WASHINGTON — Reps. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., and Rodney Davis, R-Ill., are sponsoring legislation that would expand a federal tax deduction so K-12 athletic coaches and administrators are eligible for reimbursement should they pay out of pocket to buy equipment and... Read More

2021-04-02 20:31:46
by TWN Staff
Major League Baseball Pulls All-Star Game From Georgia

Major League Baseball said Friday it would move its annual All-Star Game out of Georgia, citing the state government’s recent... Read More

Major League Baseball said Friday it would move its annual All-Star Game out of Georgia, citing the state government’s recent decision to put in place more restrictive measures on who is able to vote in coming elections. “Major League Baseball... Read More

US Draws Close to 100M Vaccinations as Baseball Resumes

The U.S. moved closer Thursday toward vaccinating 100 million Americans in a race against an uptick in COVID-19 cases that... Read More

The U.S. moved closer Thursday toward vaccinating 100 million Americans in a race against an uptick in COVID-19 cases that is fueling fears of another nationwide surge just as the major league baseball season starts and thousands of fans return... Read More

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