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Youth steals the show as Wizards camp ends

Friday night presented the younger members of the Washington Wizards an opportunity to prove themselves against the veterans one final time, and they did just that, beating their counterparts 77-66 in an intrasquad scrimmage at Virginia Commonwealth University's Siegel Center. Published October 4, 2008

It's time for Wizards to take the 'next' step

The Washington Wizards opened training camp on Saturday seeking further development in the defensive system that was installed last year, additional growth in the offense, a competitive atmosphere and the maturation of a young bench. Published October 3, 2008

Pecherov taking recovery slowly

For forward Oleksiy Pecherov, who sprained his left ankle in June and has spent the summer rehabbing, the going has been slow and rather frustrating. Published October 2, 2008

Brown reaching comfort zone

Although he's only been a part of the team for roughly three months and camp started only three days ago, Dee Brown is quickly adapting to his new surroundings. Published September 30, 2008

Wizards' McGuire impresses coaches

RICHMOND | When the Washington Wizards entered the offseason, coach Eddie Jordan, president Ernie Grunfeld, and captains Antawn Jamison and Caron Butler all stressed how important the approaching summer would be for the development of Nick Young, Andray Blatche and Dominic McGuire. Published September 29, 2008

WIZARDS NOTES: Thomas making up for some lost time

Late in the Washington Wizards' first practice of training camp, an errant shot ricocheted off the backboard and in an instant, center Etan Thomas exploded upward, snatched the ball from the air and then looked for an outlet. Published September 28, 2008

Arenas keeping a 'presence'

Since he can't contribute at the start of the season on the floor, Gilbert Arenas sees taking a vocal, active approach as a way to remain involved with the team while rehabbing. Published September 28, 2008

Jamison issues growth challenge

On the eve of training camp, the Washington Wizards held media day Friday at Verizon Center, and amid the discussions of goals for the coming season, team captain Antawn Jamison sent a message to the team's younger players. Published September 27, 2008

Dixon is pleased to be back

If he ever got the chance to come back home, he would know what to do with it. Published September 25, 2008

Dixon reaches deal with Wizards

The Washington Wizards added another piece to the puzzle Tuesday by signing former Maryland Terrapin Juan Dixon to a partially guaranteed contract. Published September 24, 2008

Jordan's option is exercised

The Washington Wizards announced Monday they picked up coach Eddie Jordan's contract option, keeping the D.C. native under contract through the 2009-10 season. Published September 23, 2008

Ravens roll the dice

John Harbaugh has heard the critics. He knows the knocks against his resume. But he doesn't have a problem with any of it. He's aware that his path to head coach of the Baltimore Ravens is unconventional but simply shrugs it off almost as if to say conventionalism is overrated. Published September 3, 2008

Area boxer's fight for medal in Beijing ends

Capitol Heights boxer Gary Russell Jr., a two-time national champion expected to contend for a medal, is out of the Olympics after being discovered unconscious and dehydrated early Friday and missing a required weigh-in. Published August 9, 2008

The fight of his life

D.C.'s Gary Russell Jr. goes for the Olympic gold in Beijing. Published August 3, 2008

Wizards finalize Arenas deal

The Washington Wizards officially signed Gilbert Arenas to a six-year, $111 million contract. Published July 14, 2008

Summer league all about young core gelling

When the Washington Wizards open competition in the 2008 NBA Summer League on Monday in Las Vegas, the team will feature more than a couple of draft picks and a collection of team and NBA long shots. Published July 14, 2008