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D.C. Sports Bog: December 26, 2010 - January 1, 2011

How the Caps and Pens spent New Year's Eve

(By Toni L. Sandys - TWP) While the hockey fans who filled downtown Pittsburgh Friday night were making merry at midnight, many of the hockey players were, well, not. Like Eric Fehr. For example. You want crazy? Buckle up. "I wasn't even watching the ball drop," said Fehr, who...

By Dan Steinberg  | January 1, 2011; 3:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Caps  
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Knuble says officials need to "work a miracle" on Winter Classic ice

(By Toni L. Sandys - TWP) With players and coaches and media members and fans trying to kill a rainy and dreary Saturday afternoon in Pittsburgh, there was plenty of time for media members to ask coaches and players about weather and ice and routine. Mostly, players said the...

By Dan Steinberg  | January 1, 2011; 2:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Caps  
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Karl Alzner's Winter Classic beard

(Photos by Toni L. Sandys - TWP) Much as I've tried to break free from the athlete facial-hair beat, I just can't quit it. And so, Karl Alzner, care to explain what's going on this week? "Originally I was gonna just grow a beard, and then I decided just...

By Dan Steinberg  | January 1, 2011; 1:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Caps  
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Pittsburgh City Paper loves Ovechkin

Here's one similarity between Washington and Pittsburgh. Washington City Paper puts D.C. sports figures on its cover, adorned with sloppily drawn-on horns. Pittsburgh City Paper does the same. Highlights from this week's cover story: * Because Ovechkin speaks with a thick Russian accent -- just like the villains in...

By Dan Steinberg  | January 1, 2011; 9:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Caps, Media  
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Caps fans, Pittsburgh, New Year's Eve

(By Cheryl Nichols) PITTSBURGH -- I'm writing this after 2 a.m. on New Year's Eve. I just walked about 3 miles back to my hotel, and en route I saw the same scene repeated over and over, a scene that I had seen all night amidst the tiny dresses...

By Dan Steinberg  | January 1, 2011; 2:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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Ovechkin's Winter Classic wedgie

if I've ever watched a current athletic superstar deliver a wedgie to a young admirer, and then again in slow motion, I can't recall it. The NHL has titled this video "Alex Ovechkin delivers an Atomic Wedgie," but we're all about SEO here at the 2010 Washington Post, so...

By Dan Steinberg  | December 31, 2010; 6:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Ovechkin's Winter Classic skates

Alex Ovechkin has sometimes been called the most NBA-y guy in the NHL, and the Winter Classic will provide another piece of evidence. Just as NBA stars have debuted custom All-Star Game sneaker models -- guys like Jordan, Kobe, LeBron, and yes, Gilbert -- Ovechkin will be busting out...

By Dan Steinberg  | December 31, 2010; 7:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Top 11 D.C. Sports Moments of 2010

Author's note: This is the fourth time I've done this (I think), which is equivalent to several centuries the way things change around this place. For past years, see 2008, 2007 and 2006. Because I'm getting old and soulless, my criteria have changed somewhat. As always, the moment has...

By Dan Steinberg  | December 28, 2010; 2:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  Caps, D.C. United, Nats, Redskins, Terps, Wizards  
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Football Insider Live: Jags recap, Giants preview and LaVar's flag football game with the troops

Dan's on vacation, so Cindy Boren joined LaVar Arrington, Rick Maese and host Jonathan Forsythe on this week's webcast to talk about Sunday's overtime win, LaVar's USO trip to the Middle East and what to expect from the season's final game. You can also download the podcast of this show...

By Washington Post editors  | December 28, 2010; 12:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Redskins-Jaguars, best and worst

Best and worst from the Redskins' 20-17 win over the Jaguars. Worst Way to Write a Best and Worst Column: Sitting in your parents' dining room and listening to ESPN 980's Internet broadcast. Look, it was that or sitting at the Fredonia, NY Applebee's and watching the Skins at the...

By Dan Steinberg  | December 26, 2010; 4:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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