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Box Seats: January 9, 2011 - January 15, 2011

Maryland-Villanova - Gotta find the girlfriend

When it comes to the NCAA Tournament, the Terps are currently on the outside looking in. It’s kind of like they are the cool guy at the front of the line at the hottest club in D.C., but their good-looking...

By Rick Nelligan  | January 14, 2011; 11:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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What to do with Alex Semin?

An important decision looms in the coming weeks for George McPhee and the Caps: what to do with soon-to-be-free agent Alex Semin? Extend him for multiple years? Extend him for one year? Trade him? All are realistic scenarios for the...

By Kareem El-Alaily  | January 13, 2011; 9:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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People watching with DeMarcus Cousins

The Wizards are currently in the midst of the “easy” portion of their schedule. During this 10-game stretch they play nine games against teams with losing records. Starting on Dec. 27 they played Houston (17-21), Indiana (15-20) twice, New Orleans...

By Lee Friedman  | January 12, 2011; 5:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Just shoot the ball!

To this point in the season, it seems like the only teams the Terps can beat are the same one’s I played in high school. When it’s come to ranked opponents, Maryland has been maddeningly frustrating. And not because they...

By Rick Nelligan  | January 12, 2011; 9:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Racial homogeneity in the NHL

Last week I was criticized for my statement that the Caps’ traditions lacked the time-honored quality that makes many team traditions so special. It bears mentioning that I am, in fact, a native Washingtonian, and it bears reminding that I...

By Nicole Weissman  | January 11, 2011; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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Snootch to the Bouchard

A few notes -- The Capitals selected Francois Bouchard in the second round of the 2006 NHL Draft (35th overall). In his career, he’s put up fairly decent numbers (21/31/52 last year, and another 5/5/10 in the playoffs), but I...

By Ryan Cooper  | January 11, 2011; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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NL East position rankings: first base

It’s time to take a first look at how the Nationals stack up against the rest of the NL East at each position. Let’s start with the position that the Nats filled most recently, first base. In these rankings, I’m...

By Ryan Korby  | January 11, 2011; 10:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Way earlier than necessary 2011 NFL mock draft

Welcome to my first 2011 NFL mock draft. In all actuality, this is probably the third one I’ve done so far this season so I could have some hope for the Redskins future, but this is the first one I’ve...

By Rick Nelligan  | January 10, 2011; 4:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
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