Maryland and Penn State: The "Rivalry" That's Not a Rivalry
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by The Washington Times
1M ago
After a 5-0 September, Maryland has dropped three-straight games. Now, here comes November, which starts with the Terps hosting No. 9 Penn State. The Washington Times' George Gerbo is joined by Joe Smeltzer of Nittany Sports Now to gauge the view of the matchup from Penn State's side, talk about the relationship between head coaches Mike Locksley and James Franklin, and keys for each team ahead of the game ..read more
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Expectations for the Capitals with a New Coach but Same Core
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by The Washington Times
1M ago
On this edition of District of Sports, The Washington Times' George Gerbo is joined by Jared Serre of Washington Hockey Now to discuss the expectations for the Capitals this season, the impact new coach Spencer Carbury will have, and whether Washington can balance an aging top line and inexperience on the bottom six while still contending for a playoff spot ..read more
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Rivalry Renewed: Maryland and Virginia Meet Again
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by The Washington Times
2M ago
Maryland and Virginia — UVa. and UMd., the Terps and the Hoos —  meet Friday night for the 79th time and first in a decade. The schools met annually as members of the ACC from 1957 to 2013. before the Terps moved to the Big Ten. To discuss the rivalry being renewed and to get the perspective from the other side of the Potomac, George Gerbo talks to Greg Media, Virginia beat writer at The Daily Progress in Charlottesville. They discuss the importance of the game for both schools, a season unlike any other for the Cavaliers after the tragic shooting deaths of three players on a bus trip las ..read more
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Mubadala Citi DC Open week with Chairman Mark Ein and Dr. George Branche
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by The Washington Times
4M ago
D.C.'s summer tennis tradition is back and bigger than ever, and we tackle it from multiple angles on this edition of District of Sports. Mubadala Citi DC Open Chairman Mark Ein joins me first to talk about how he’s grown the event after taking it over in 2019 and what new for fans at the Fitzgerald Tennis Center. And for a look at what the players might experience, tournament physician Dr. George Branche, now in his 32nd year providing medical support to the open, provides insight on the training and conditioning that goes into preparing for playing tennis in D.C.’s notorious summer heat ..read more
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The Washington Wizards in Flux
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by The Washington Times
4M ago
After missing the playoffs in four of the last five seasons, drastic change was needed for the Washington Wizards, and the dust is still settling from a flurry of moves, with potentially more on the horizon. The Washington Times' George Gerbo talks with DC News Now sports anchor and reporter Alex Flum to evaluate the Wizards as they stand now, project what else could happen before the season starts, and whether or not head coach Wes Unseld Jr. will be given the latitude to lead the team out of the doldrums ..read more
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The state of horse racing ahead of the Preakness Stakes
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by The Washington Times
6M ago
In the first episode of the relaunched District of Sports podcast, we take a look at the recent spate of deaths surrounding the Kentucky Derby as horse racing's Triple Crown stage moves to Baltimore and the Preakness Stakes. The Washington Times' George Gerbo talks with Animal Wellness Action president Wayne Pacelle about what changes are needed in the industry, what power the incoming Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority will have to police it and more ..read more
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Commanders Impress in Opener & Comparing the Orioles' and Nats' Rebuilds
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by The Washington Times
11M ago
Commanders fans got their first taste of 'The Carson Wentz Experience,' and it paid off with a come from behind win. Matt Paras and Jacob Calvin Meyer join George Gerbo to break down what Washington did right and look ahead to Week 2, as well as comparing the divergent trajectories of the Orioles and Nationals and what's in store for the worst-in-MLB Nats this offseason ..read more
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Commanders' Woodbridge Stadium Prospects & Will Soto Stay or Go?
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by The Washington Times
11M ago
The Washington Commanders made a splash with a recently-unveiled proposal to build a new stadium and headquarters in Woodbridge, Virginia. George Gerbo, Matt Paras, and Jacob Calvin Meyer discuss how viable the project actually is and how it would affect the Commanders' fan bases in Maryland and D.C. The guys also discuss Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo's comments on not trading outfielder Juan Soto and how it may impact the value of the franchise as the Lerner family explores selling the team ..read more
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Movement Season (for the Commanders, Terps, & Caps)
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by The Washington Times
11M ago
There's so many transactions and new faces in and around D.C. sports over the last few weeks that it'll make your head spin. George Gerbo, Matt Paras, and Jacob Meyer break down the moves across multiple teams: Is Carson Wentz Washington's quarterback for the long term? Will Kevin Willard lead Maryland basketball back to prominence? And does Marcus Johansson's return to the Caps portend a deep playoff run ..read more
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WFT Offseason Questions, Rui Returns, & Maryland's B1G Struggles
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by The Washington Times
11M ago
On this edition of the District of Sports podcast, George Gerbo, Matt Paras, and Jacob Calvin Meyer discuss what's next for the Washington Football Team at quarterback and elsewhere as the team readies for a new name, how Rui Hachimura looks in his return to the Wizards after missing the first three months of the season, and the outlook for the rest of Maryland's men's basketball season after a dismal start in Big Ten play.  ..read more
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