Daniel Snyder starts planning for new NFL stadium

Current home, FedEx Field in Landover, was built in 1997

August 28, 2014|Sports Digest


Washington's Snyder plans for new stadium

The Washington Redskins are taking steps toward finding a spot to build a new home to replace their 17-year-old stadium. Team owner Daniel Snyder told CSNWashington.com on Wednesday that he has "started the process" of entertaining designs for a new home field at a site to be determined. "Whether it's Washington, D.C., whether it's another stadium in Maryland, whether it's a stadium in Virginia, we've started the process," Snyder said. "We are going to push forward. We've started meeting with architectural firms. We are in the process of developing because it is a long term that you do it." FedEx Field in Landover, which the Redskins now call home, was built in 1997. He gave no indication of when the project might be started and completed. "I think this region, not only this town, this region deserves a Super Bowl. It ought to be here, it would be a fantastic accomplishment," Snyder said. "It's the biggest sporting event in the globe. It's the nation's capital, it's a no-brainer." Snyder knows how he'd like the new stadium to look and feel. "We've already seen some preliminary drawings and I'm going to be very retro with it," Snyder said. "It's gonna feel like RFK. It's going to move like RFK. I love that. I actually asked architectural firms to do it and they said that they can do it. I said that I think the lower bowl sections are going to want to rock the stadium like the old days."

Seahawks: Former Dunbar standout Horace Miller was waived-injured Tuesday by Seattle. Miller told The Baltimore Sun that he expects to rejoin the team later this year after reaching an injury settlement and plans to do his rehabilitation in the Seattle area. Miller had three tackles in the preseason but was limited by a sprained medial collateral ligament. Meanwhile, former Cardinal Gibbons and Arkansas fullback Kiero Small remains on the Seahawks roster through their cutdown to the NFL limit of 75 players.

Aaron Wilson

More NFL: Ted Moore, who called Baltimore Colts games on the radio in their 1970 Super Bowl championship season, died Friday at age 87, according to the Journal Sentinel of Milwaukee. Moore died at a health care facility in Brown Deer, Wis., apparently of heart failure, his son, Richard, told the newspaper. Moore spent 48 years in the radio and television broadcasting business and was best known as the voice of the Green Bay Packers during the 1960s and as a broadcaster for Wisconsin games.


JHU women's cross country picked to win Division III

Johns Hopkins is the favorite to win the Division III women's cross country championship, according to a U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association poll. The Blue Jays also were picked to finish first in the Mideast Region and Centennial Conference. In 2013, the Blue Jays won their second-straight national championship and earned a sixth straight Centennial Conference title. McDaniel was picked to finish 10th in the conference.

Women's soccer: UMBC (2-0) was ranked No. 9 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America NCAA Division I Northeast Poll. This is the highest ranking the program has ever received. ... Salisbury was picked in the Capital Athletic Conference preseason coaches poll to finish second. Frostburg State was picked to finish fourth and St. Mary's sixth.

Men's soccer: Salisbury was predicted to finish third in the CAC preseason coaches poll. Frostburg State was picked fifth and St. Mary's seventh. ... Loyola Maryland named Matt Pasquinelli a volunteer goalkeeping coach. He spent the past two seasons working with the goalkeepers at George Washington.

Wrestling: Maryland named Josh Asper (Hereford) a volunteer assistant coach and Shawn Contos a strength coach. Asper is the program's second-winningest wrestler, having won 152 matches from 2008 to 2013. Contos was strength coach at Penn State.

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Local venues to hold free tennis events for families

During National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month in September, the USTA and the tennis industry will host more than a thousand USTA Free Tennis Play Events across the country in celebration of Nickelodeon's Worldwide Day of Play. Local events, which allow families to play tennis together, will be Sept. 7 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at Meade High, Sept. 8 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Centennial Park West in Ellicott City and Sept. 13 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Patterson Park.

Indoor soccer: The Blast will conduct open tryouts Oct. 11 and 12. Tryouts will be from 8:30a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Southeast Regional Recreation Center on North Point Boulevard. Men 18 years old and older are eligible. College players with remaining eligibility are not permitted, and professional players must have a letter of release from their current club to participate. Players who make the team through open tryouts will be invited to attend a minicamp Oct. 15-17. The registration fee for the open tryouts is $100. All players must submit an application to the Blast office by Oct. 8. Applications are available at baltimoreblast.com.

Glenn Graham

National Women's Soccer League: The league's teams, including the Boyds-based Washington Spirit, will play a 20-game schedule in 2015. The NWSL will also a take two-week break during the group stages of the FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada.

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