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BB&T Classic: great triple header; Nats sign Werth; Skins, Caps and Wizards disappoint

Monday, December 6th, 2010

The 16th annual BB&T was on Sunday, Dec 15 at the Verizon Center featuring three NCAA men’s basketball games in a triple-header. The first game was between the University of Florida and American University. Florida defeated AU, 67-48. YDC asked AU head coach Jeff Jones about playing in the larger arena versus the smaller Bender Arena on the AU campus. Jones replied, “No. We could have come over this morning and shot around, I think our time was 7:00 a.m. To change our schedule around that much for 45 minutes of shooting didn’t make sense. So we got over here early, got on the court as early as we could. To be quite honest, I thought we shot the ball pretty well. In general, we got good shots for the most part when we weren’t turning it over. Sometimes they go and sometimes they don’t. But I don’t think it’s because we played in a bigger arena.”

Game two featured two local schools as the George Washington Colonials faced the U.S. Naval Academy. The final score of the game was Navy defeating GW, 64-57. GW came close to tying it up before the half and looked to take the lead in the second half, but Navy took control of the game and never gave up the lead. 

Game three, the game of the tournament, featured Temple University and the University of Maryland. The Terps were down most of the game, but four non-starting replacement players found their way to cut the lead to two late in the second half. They managed to tie it, but then Temple scored with a foul shot for a three-point lead. The final score of the game was Temple, 64, Terps, 61.

The Washington Nationals achieved breaking news on Sunday as they signed Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Jayson Werth to a seven-year $126 million contract.

The Washington Redskins fell to 5-7 on the season as they lost to NFC East opponent the New York Giants. They lost 31-7 at New Meadowlands Stadium. Next Sunday, the Skins face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at 1:00 p.m. at FedEx Field.

After losing to Dallas on the road, the Washington Capitals looked to get back to winning ways Saturday night at Verizon Center but fell in the final meeting of the season to South East Division opponent, the Atlanta Thrashers, 3-1.

Lastly, The Washington Wizards looked to go two in a row after defeating the Portland Trailblazers Friday. For Fridays’ game, it was John Wall bobble head night for the first 10,000 fans. The Wizards looked for that second consecutive win on the road against the Phoenix Suns, but lost their tenth road game of the season. They have not won on the road yet this season.

Terps-Middies game kicks off football season, Nats host Mets for last time this season, Skins ready for archrivals

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

The 2010 college football season got under way Labor Day. Nicknamed The Crab Bowl, the game featured the Maryland Terrapins vs. the Navy Midshipmen at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Md. Missing many opportunities to score, Navy fell to Maryland, 17-14. They fumbled the ball at the 1-yard line and missed a field goal early on in the game. The Terps opened the game on a 14-0 scoring run before Navy tied it up at 14. Navy’s next home game is Saturday, Sept. 11 in Annapolis at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium with a 3:30 p.m. kick-off against Georgia Southern. The Terps’ next battle is against Morgan State, 6:00 p.m., Sept. 11, at Byrd Stadium in College Park.

After having back-to-back wins in Pittsburgh, the Nationals returned to winning ways as they defeated the New York Mets in a Labor Day matinee 13-3. Danny Espinosa had six RBIs and hit two home runs in the game. Nats Cuban rookie pitcher Yuneski Maya made his major league debut as he faced the Mets Dillon Gee Tuesday. Both pitchers made their MLB debuts as the Mets won 4-1 to avenge Monday’s Nats victory. Although a rookie in the US, Maya, 29, is a seasoned player who was on the Cuban national team, which took home the silver medal from the Beijing Olmpics in 2008. The Mets drafted Gee, 24, in 2007. Matched in size and stats before the game, Gee came away with an ERA of 1.29 and Maya’s ERA soared to 7.20. Gee pitched a no-hitter through five innings, while Maya gave up a three-run homer in the first inning. The Mets wrapped their visit to D.C. by winning Wednesday day game, 3-2.

As we all know, this week is Dallas week as the Redskins season starts Sunday, Sept. 12 with an 8:20 p.m. kick-off against the Dallas Cowboys. This is one of the biggest rivalries in the NFL. The game will be nationally televised on NBC Sunday Night Football. The Skins ended the pre-season with a 2-2 record.