Washington Sports Weekly


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The NBA playoffs are less than three days away, and the Wizards are currently competing in the NBA’s “Play In” tournament, which ultimately determines which of the bottom ranked teams will make it into the final two playoff spots in each conference. Washington finished the regular season with a record of 34-28, 8th place in the Eastern Conference. The team won their final regular season game last Sunday against the Charlotte Hornets. Tuesday night, the Wizards dropped their opening game of the play-in against the Boston Celtics. It is crucial that the Wizards win their upcoming game against the Pacers on Thursday in order to secure a spot in the playoffs. If Russell Westbrook can manage to pull off another triple-double game, Washington will stand a better chance of earning a spot in the playoffs, set to begin May 22nd.


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The Nationals have had a struggling start to the season. However, there is still a long way to go, as the MLB has returned to their traditional 162-game schedule. The Nats have played 38 games thus far, which is slightly under a quarter of the season. The Nationals have managed to win 16 out of those 38 games. Over the past week they had their struggles against the Chicago Cubs, losing the last two games. They are scheduled to play the Cubs twice more this week. Washington will then play a three game series against the Baltimore Orioles at Nats Park, beginning on May 21st. Despite their record, there are some bright spots for the Nationals. Yadiel Hernandez is red hot, and has earned a regular roster spot. Hernandez’s hitting helped propel the Nationals to victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks recently. Manager Dave Martinez continues to have hope for his team, and is looking forward to having pitching ace Steven Strasburg back in the starting rotation by the end of June.


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Playoffs have begun in the NHL. The Caps and Boston Bruins split the first two games of their best-of-7 series played at Capital One Arena. Games 3 and 4 will be played at Boston’s TD Garden, with game 5 taking place back on Washington’s home ice. If necessary, games 6 and 7 will be played in Boston and Washington, respectively. It’s important to note that the Capitals have a depleted roster at the moment. Forward Evgeni Kuznetsov remains out of the lineup due to Covid-19 protocol. While versatile forward Lars Eller is listed as day-to-day as a result of an undisclosed injury suffers in game one of the series.


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It’s been roughly two weeks since the NFL draft, and there has been some changes to the Washington Football Team’s roster. In addition, the 2021-2022 season schedule was released, which typically gives fans and football analysts the opportunity to anticipate how well their favorite team will fare during the regular season. In news of even greater importance, it appears that Washington may be moving on from offensive lineman, Morgan Moses. During the draft, the team was able to solidify an already strong offensive line by drafting Samuel Cosmi, a tackle out of Texas. Moses was a capable starter for Washington over the years, but his salary is cost prohibitive. The team has other positional needs and would prefer to spend money elsewhere. As the team continues to approach preseason, the rookie Cosmi and second-year player Saahdiq Charles, are offensive linemen that are expected to compete for starting roster spots. In other news, fan favorite and Washington’s all-time sack leader, Ryan Kerrigan, signed with division rival Philadelphia Eagles earlier this week.