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Tim Lemke

Tim Lemke

Articles by Tim Lemke

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Weekend's best. Plus, top five Phillies wins ever. Published October 17, 2008

Leagues tracking economy

SportsBiz: Wall Street woes affecting sports in different ways. Published October 15, 2008

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Top five awkward moments involving politicians and sports. Published October 10, 2008

Marketable mismatch

Sports Biz: Ovechkin endorsement of Hair Cuttery benefits both sides. Published October 8, 2008

Caps' success swells season-ticket base

With the Washington Capitals preparing for one of the most highly anticipated seasons in recent memory, fans are expected to flock to Verizon Center in numbers not seen since before the NHL lockout. Published October 8, 2008

Redskins in thick of division race

Clinton Portis sliced and diced his way across the turf on Sunday, powering the Redskins to a 23-17 win over the Philadelphia Eagles and their second straight victory on the road against an NFC East opponent. Published October 6, 2008

NBA report: Donaghy acted alone

An attorney hired by the NBA to review its officiating program in the wake of a referee gambling scandal said Thursday that he found no evidence of wrongdoing by any official other than Tim Donaghy, but he recommended a tightening of the league's gambling policies and the creation of a new "integrity hot line." Published October 3, 2008

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The best of the weekend, plus 5 fake ways to improve NBA officiating Published October 3, 2008

Report: Donaghy acted alone

An attorney hired by the NBA to review its officiating program in the wake of a referee gambling scandal recommended the creation of an "integrity hotline" as well as greater access to referees by fans and the media. Published October 2, 2008

Nationals 'miserable' on, off field

It began with genuine optimism. The Washington Nationals entered the 2008 season with a new ballpark, a new crop of young talent and a feeling that this once-downtrodden franchise was moving swiftly on a rebuilding path. Published September 23, 2008

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SATURDAY'S BEST BET ON TELEVISION: The U.S tries to keep it going in the Ryder Cup. 8 a.m., Chs. 4, 11 Published September 20, 2008

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FRIDAY'S BEST BET ON TELEVISION: Tampa Bay Rays look to hang on to their lead in the AL East. Published September 19, 2008

SportsBiz: Looking for upgrade

Imagine Verizon Center without the Wizards, Capitals, Mystics or Georgetown basketball. That could be the scenario in Baltimore if officials move forward with plans to replace the aging 1st Mariner Arena with a brand-new, 18,500-seat facility. Published September 17, 2008

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Weekend's best. Plus, top five worst naming rights deals. Published September 12, 2008

RFK will be the site of EagleBank Bowl

District officials Wednesday revealed details of the city's first bowl game, including a title sponsorship with Bethesda-based EagleBank. Published September 11, 2008

Tennis' big changes

SportsBiz: Tours make top tournaments mandatory for stars. Published September 10, 2008

LPGA scraps its English policy

Facing growing criticism, the LPGA Tour has rescinded plans to suspend golfers who could not demonstrate proficiency in English. Published September 6, 2008

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FRIDAY'S BEST BET ON TELEVISION Published September 5, 2008

Talking a good game on LPGA tour

The LPGA's revelation that it will require its golfers to show proficiency in English is ultimately motivated by one thing: money Published September 4, 2008

Worldwide sponsors avoiding future games

Sponsor interest in the Beijing Olympic Games reached staggering heights, but organizing committees for the Vancouver and London Games said they remain on target to reach their own lofty goals despite the loss of several key partners. Published August 29, 2008