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How to watch D.C.'s new Major League Pickleball team

Illustration of a pickleball paddle hitting an exploding ball

Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios

Washingtonians have loved pickleball for a while, and now we have a professional Major League Pickleball team to root for. 

Why it matters: The League is backed by sports giants including LeBron James and Tom Brady. Eva Longoria, Kate Upton, and NFL star Odell Beckham Jr. are all part of the D.C. team’s ownership group.

Chelsea Cirruzzo
Jan 24, 2023 - Sports

We ranked the Capitals' mustaches

You can't see it behind the face mask, but there's something there. Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Mustaches are having their moment and we're not mad about it.

More and more guys are sporting hair above the lip these days, and Capitals players are no exception. Maybe it helps keep them warm on the ice or maybe the Caps are much more fashion-focused than we give them credit.

Mark your calendar for these three D.C. college basketball games

Georgetown head coach Patrick Ewing. Photo: Porter Binks/Getty Images

College hoops is finally back. To celebrate, we made a shortlist of the most intriguing men's games in D.C. this season.

1. Georgetown vs. Villanova

Georgetown will try to even up its all-time record against the Wildcats, who currently lead 42-41.

  • Date: Wednesday, January 4, 6:30pm
  • Location: Capital One Arena
  • How to watch: FS1 or buy tickets here.

2. George Washington vs. Dayton

With Dayton expected to be the best team in the Atlantic 10, this should certainly be a statement game for the Colonials.

  • Date: Saturday, January 21, 12:30pm
  • Location: Charles E. Smith Center
  • How to watch: USA Network or buy tickets here.

3. Howard vs. North Carolina Central

North Carolina Central is a good litmus test for the program Howard hopes it can be someday. The Eagles have reached the NCAA tournament four out of the last eight seasons.

  • Date: Saturday, January 28, 6pm
  • Location: Burr Gymnasium
  • How to watch: ESPNU or buy tickets here.
Paige Hopkins
Nov 22, 2022 - Sports

Heinicke could lead the Commanders to a playoff run

Heinicke is bringing the focus back to the field. Photo: Cooper Neill/Getty Images

The Commanders are enjoying a late-season momentum boost under Taylor Heinicke, who’s won four of his last five games as starting quarterback. 

Driving the news: After Sunday’s win over the Texans, head coach Ron Rivera announced a role reversal: Heinicke will remain the team's starter with Carson Wentz serving as backup. 

Watch the World Cup at these D.C. bars

Belgian soccer fans celebrate at a watch party in the National Portrait Gallery in 2014. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

The World Cup kicks off Sunday in Qatar and several local bars will be airing the matches.

Be smart: There is an eight-hour time difference between D.C. and Qatar, so many will be starting at 5am, 8am, 11am, or 2pm ET.

Cuneyt Dil
Nov 17, 2022 - Sports

The Commanders quarterback conundrum

Carson Wentz and Taylor Heinicke, side by side

Carson Wentz (left) and Taylor Heinicke. Photos: Michael Reaves/Getty Images and Katherine Frey/The Washington Post via Getty Images.

A quarterback battle is brewing ahead of the Commanders' pivotal Sunday game.

Why it matters: The team suddenly has a pep in their step!

What’s happening: The Commanders popped the Eagles’ undefeated bubble on Monday, their fourth win in five games. They play the dismal Houston Texans next.

Cuneyt Dil
Updated Nov 10, 2022 - News

D.C. attorney general sues Washington Commanders, team owner and NFL

Dan Snyder

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D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine took new aim at Dan Snyder, the owner of the Washington Commanders, alleging in a lawsuit announced Thursday that he and the NFL deceived D.C. residents about the league’s investigation into sexual harassment and misconduct.

Why it matters: Racine said he plans to subpoena Snyder as part of a civil lawsuit that alleges the embattled owner, the franchise, the NFL, and league commissioner Roger Goodell violated a D.C. consumer protection law to benefit financially.

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