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Ted Leonsis, owner of the NHL Capitals and NBA Wizards, addresses the American Gaming Association's Sports Betting Executive Summit, at the MGM Grand National Harbor Casino, in Oxon Hill, Md., Wednesday, March 27, 2019. The Supreme Court ruled last May 14 that any state can legalize sports betting if it chooses, and since then the action has been swift. Sports gambling is now legal in eight states, with more than 20 others at least considering legalization. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) ** FILE **

Leonsis launches community effort to help Ward 8

Ward 8's year-old sports and entertainment complex where the Washington Wizards practice and the Mystics play their home games was always going to be just the beginning, says Ted Leonsis. Published August 9, 2019

Scherzers, Nationals go to the dogs to help needy animals

The Nationals' Max Scherzer and his wife Erica are among the players, wives, girlfriends, kids and coaches featured in a splashy new charity calendar showcasing ballplayers and their furry friends. Published August 4, 2019

Nationals Park in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Safety trumps tradition as Nationals extend the netting

A rash of horrific injuries suffered by fans hit by scorching line drives is forcing MLB teams like the Nationals to choose between baseball tradition and the health and well-being of paying customers -- and tradition is losing. Published July 24, 2019

Mike Elias, the Baltimore Orioles' new executive vice president and general manager, speaks at a baseball news conference, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) **FILE**

Orioles executives: Rebuilding process is necessary for team to compete

The losing, the trades, the roster churn, the empty seats -- all of it can be painful for fans. But Orioles general manager Mike Elias, 36, and his right-hand man Sig Mejdal, 53, contend the process is necessary if the franchise is going to compete again for a World Series title. Published July 18, 2019

Washington Nationals relief pitcher Fernando Rodney delivers a pitch during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Washington. The Nationals won 5-2.(AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Rendon, Nationals stay hot to sweep Marlins

The third baseman was named an All-Star earlier this week, and he looked like one Thursday as the Nationals topped the Miami Marlins, 5-2, to complete the three-game sweep at Nationals Park. Published July 4, 2019

Washington Mystics forward Elena Delle Donne pulls down a rebound next to Connecticut Sun guard Layshia Clarendon during a WNBA basketball game Tuesday, June 11, 2019, in Uncasville, Conn. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP) **FILE**

First place at stake in Mystics' Saturday tilt with Sun

The Connecticut Sun may have the WNBA's best record, but they will be looking across the court at the league's hottest team on Saturday when they travel to the District to face the surging Washington Mystics. Published June 27, 2019

Connecticut Sun forward Alyssa Thomas, left, battles Washington Mystics forward Elena Delle Donne for a loose ball during the second half of a WNBA basketball game Tuesday, June 11, 2019, in Uncasville, Conn. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP) **FILE**

Delle Donne named player of the week

The Mystics' Elena Delle Donne has been named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week by the WNBA after averaging 19.7 points, 12.0 rebounds and 1.33 blocks per game last week. Published June 24, 2019

Washington Redskins quarterback Josh Woodrum (6) hands the ball to running back Samaje Perine (32) during the NFL football team's minicamp at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Va., Tuesday, June 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) **FILE**

Preseason power rankings not kind to Redskins

A first-round draft pick at quarterback, a hungry young defense loaded with potential and an All-Pro safety added through free agency. Plenty of reasons to be optimistic about the Redskins' upcoming season, right? Well ... Published June 12, 2019