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By Alexander Pyles and The Baltimore Sun | September 12, 2013
Students at Dunbar will share the high school's basketball court with a few Washington Wizards next week when the team hosts a clinic in advance of its Oct. 17 return to Baltimore. The session at Dunbar, scheduled for Sept. 19 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., will be hosted by Baltimore native and Dunbar graduate Sam Cassell. He'll be joined by Wizards guards Bradley Beal and Garrett Temple, as well as Wizards assistant coach Ryan Saunders and player development coach Joe Connelly. Mike Riordan, who played six years for the Wizards franchise, including its final two seasons as the the Baltimore Bullets from 1971 to 1973, and Larry Stewart, who played for Coppin State and then the Washington Bullets from 1991 to 1995, will also be present.
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By Mike Klingaman and The Baltimore Sun | September 25, 2014
Wes Unseld has never been one to seek the spotlight. Yet there he was on Thursday, surrounded by media, NBA players past and present and several hundred youngsters who packed the gym at the Unseld School in West Baltimore for the promotion of a Washington Wizards preseason basketball game to be played in Baltimore on Oct. 20. "It's a big treat for the kids here to see some of the old [Baltimore] Bullets and the new Wizards," said Unseld, 67, a Hall of Fame center who played 13 years for the franchise in both cities.
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The Baltimore Sun | August 11, 2014
The Washington Wizards will play a preseason game at Baltimore Arena for the second straight year, hosting the New Orleans Pelicans on Oct. 20. The Wizards announced their full 2014 preseason schedule Monday, with the second-annual Baltimore Classic included. That game will tip off at 7 p.m. The Wizards faced Baltimore native Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks in last year's game here. The Knicks won,  98-89, before an announced  12,376. That marked the first time Baltimore had hosted an NBA game since October of 1999, when the Wizards hosted the Cleveland Cavaliers in a preseason game.
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Sports Digest | August 31, 2014
Horse racing Acosta rides four winners, increases State Fair lead JD Acosta padded his lead in the jockey standings when he rode four winners on the 10-race program at the Maryland State Fair. Last year's leading rider has 11 wins during the first five days of the meeting. On Saturday, he won the fourth race with Late Start ($3.60), the fifth with Dixie Deputy ($4.40), the sixth with Steel Curtain ($4.20) and the finale with Corporate Measure ($10.80). Hugh McMahon saddled two winners to move ahead of King Leatherbury in the trainer standings with two days of racing remaining.
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By Mark Heisler | January 10, 2010
Is that all there was? For all the hysteria it provoked, the Gilbert Arenas-Javaris Crittenton incident now looks less like the Gunfight at the NBA Corral than the comic duel in "Love and Death," between Boris Grushenko (Woody Allen) and Count Anton Inbedkov, rivals for the notorious Countess Alexandrovna. Scary as it is to see children play with guns, it doesn't look like the two players drew on each other, as reported only by the New York Post and recycled endlessly.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | April 4, 2001
Home Team Sports becomes Comcast SportsNet today, launching a channel that adds sports news coverage to continued telecasts of regional teams. Comcast SportsNet will televise two nightly sports news programs, beginning with "SpotLIGHT," an hourlong show at 6 tonight that originates from Camden Yards. After the Orioles-Boston Red Sox game, the channel will air a post-game show that includes managers' news conferences, locker-room interviews and analysis. Comcast SportsNet's second news program, "SportsNITE," airs immediately after the Orioles post-game show.
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By Dan Berger | January 19, 2000
Michael Jordan's takeover of the Washington Wizards should free Wes Unseld to build a Baltimore NBA franchise. Glaxo Wellcome and SmithKline Beecham are mixing the world's most stupendous drug cocktail. After talking about talking, Israel and Syria are not talking about not talking, which is much the same thing. The governor's "Smart Growth" requires his planning his successor's capital budget now.
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April 17, 1998
To make the NBA playoffs, the Washington Wizards (40-40) need to win their remaining two games -- at Miami tonight and home against Boston tomorrow -- and hope that the New Jersey Nets (42-38) lose their two remaining games. (Orlando, though tied with the Wizards, is eliminated by the tiebreaker system.) The Wizards would win a tiebreaker at 42-40 with the Nets because they won the season series, 3-1.Pub Date: 4/17/98@
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By DAN BERGER | November 26, 2001
If murder surges, don't credit the mayor. That would not be fair. If there is no snow this winter, however, that's a different stoyr. Visit Washington. Stay in a hotel. Say you are from Baltimore, Ireland. Do your part to help the tourist industry revive. The Washington Wizards could always drop basketball and take up quidditch. Cheer Up. The Maryland deer hunting season is under way.
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By Sports Digest | March 20, 2010
Guard Shaun Livingston signed with the Washington Wizards for the rest of the season after playing through a pair of 10-day contracts. Major League Lacrosse: The Chesapeake Bayhawks announced selected attackman Josh Coveleski from the MLL player pool at the open tryout on March 13. Major League Soccer: D.C. United waived midfielder Danny Szetela . •From Sun staff and news services
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Sports Digest | August 14, 2014
Baltimore native Larry Collmus , the voice of the Triple Crown and the Breeders' Cup for NBC Sports, was named the New York Racing Association's next race caller. He will be succeeding Tom Durkin . Collmus will continue to call races at Churchill Downs for its September and fall meets and take over his new duties in April, during the final month of the Aqueduct Racetrack spring meet. The Mount St. Joseph graduate's first on-track call was in 1985 at Bowie Race Course. He was hired two years later as the track announcer at Alabama's Birmingham Turf Club, becoming at age 20 the youngest announcer in the United States.
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Sports Digest | August 12, 2014
Boys lacrosse Millon becomes director of development for Breakers National Lacrosse Hall of Fame member Mark Millon was hired by the Baltimore Breakers as director of player and coach development. The former U.S. national team player has worked with the Breakers intermittently since the program's inception in 2003. He became full-time head coach in 2013 with the Breakers Under-11 team. His responsibilities this year will include coaching two teams, creating a coaching curriculum, developing an indoor training program, and working with Breakers president J.J. Pearl in assembling a coaching staff.
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The Baltimore Sun | August 11, 2014
The Washington Wizards will play a preseason game at Baltimore Arena for the second straight year, hosting the New Orleans Pelicans on Oct. 20. The Wizards announced their full 2014 preseason schedule Monday, with the second-annual Baltimore Classic included. That game will tip off at 7 p.m. The Wizards faced Baltimore native Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks in last year's game here. The Knicks won,  98-89, before an announced  12,376. That marked the first time Baltimore had hosted an NBA game since October of 1999, when the Wizards hosted the Cleveland Cavaliers in a preseason game.
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Sports Digest | July 17, 2014
FIL World Championships Australia edges Israel, 9-8, will face U.S. in semifinal Goalie Tom Vickery stopped shots by Matthew Cherry with five seconds left and Cody Levine earlier in the final minute to preserve Australia's 9-8 victory over Israel in a quarterfinal at the Federation of International Lacrosse World Championships on Wednesday night in Commerce City, Colo. Australia will play the top-seeded United States tonight at 6:30. Australia defenseman Callum Robinson , a rising junior at Stevenson, knocked down a shot during the final sequence.
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Sports Digest | July 15, 2014
The United States improved to 4-0 at the Federation of International Lacrosse World Championships with a 20-1 win Monday over England, giving the Americans their largest margin of victory so far in the tournament. Midfielder Kevin Buchanan (Calvert Hall) recorded two goals and an assist, but the defensemen chipped in as well: Kyle Hartzell (Salisbury, Archbishop Curley) had a goal and an assist, and Mitch Belisle (Severna Park) added a goal of his own. More : Former Johns Hopkins standout Lee Coppersmith scored five goals on just eight shots in Israel's 18-9 romp over Ireland.
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By Michael Lee and The Washington Post | July 9, 2014
WASHINGTON  - All Otto Porter Jr. and Glen Rice Jr. could do last season was sit, watch and wait. They wanted to play, thought they should have played, but understood that there was little time for rookies to find their way on a Washington Wizards team that delivered on owner Ted Leonsis' playoffs-or-else ultimatum. Porter had the least productive season ever by a third overall pick, and Rice didn't appear in any of the Wizards' final 71 games. As the Wizards began a four-day mini-camp to prepare for the Las Vegas Summer League, Porter and Rice understand that they will be looked upon to lead and show that they deserve a shot to become rotation players next season.
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By BLOOMBERG NEWS | February 3, 2000
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- Michael Jordan, who two weeks ago became president of basketball operations for the Washington Wizards, withdrew yesterday from this weekend's Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Tiger Woods, the world's No. 1 golfer, will instead partner with Jerry Chang, 26, his former teammate at Stanford. Also in the foursome are Mark O'Meara and All-Star outfielder Ken Griffey.
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Sports Digest | July 8, 2014
The Washington Wizards announced their roster and schedule for the Las Vegas Summer League. They will play in three preliminary-round games this week before competing in a tournament concluding with the July 21 championship game. Washington will play its first game Saturday against the Atlanta Hawks. Their next two games are scheduled for Sunday, against the Minnesota Timberwolves, and next Tuesday, against the Miami Heat. All games will be televised on Comcast SportsNet. Guard Kim English (Randallstown)
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Sports Digest | July 2, 2014
Et cetera Capitals sign Orpik, Niskanen and Peters On the first day of free agency, the Washington Capitals signed defensemen Brooks Orpik and Matt Niskanen and goaltender Justin Peters . Orpik received a five-year, $27.5 million deal. Orpik is the longest-tenured defenseman Penguins history with 703 career games since 2002-03. Niskanen, Orpik's teammate in Pittsburgh, signed a seven-year, $40.25 million deal. Peters comes from the Carolina Hurricanes. Washington also signed defensemen Jon Landry and Mike Moore to one-year, two-way contracts.
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