Move over soccer and flag football – quirkier social sports are growing

WASHINGTON — People searching for the unique atmosphere of a sports bar in the nation’s capital have a solid chance of finding it at Buffalo Billiards. With its numerous pool tables and scores of televisions, the local bar, located on…

Washington, Baltimore bid for 2026 World Cup matches

Maryland’s two NFL stadiums could be the sites of FIFA World Cup matches come 2026, and executives in Washington, D.C. and Baltimore are working to make that happen.

Does low salary spending limit D.C. United’s success?

D.C. United has struggled to maintain their reputation as one of the MLS’ most storied franchises over the past several seasons, bringing in no hardware and only one top-four appearance since 2010.

U.S. women’s soccer team upset by France

WASHINGTON – It seemed the script couldn’t have been written any better. After a disappointing loss to England over the weekend, the U.S. women’s national soccer team faced an uphill battle to win their first tournament of 2017. Then England…

Washington’s two pro soccer teams face different challenges

WASHINGTON — With their new seasons quickly approaching, Washington’s two professional soccer teams hope to build on last year’s successes with the help of some promising new signings. But while D.C. United have a good chance to best last year’s…

At-risk immigrant students thrive in Langley Park soccer program

Langley Park is known as the heart of the Latino immigrant community in Prince George’s county. One local program is helping immigrant, refugee, and students seeking asylum adjust to life in the U.S. through a sport that resonates around the world.

Win-At-All-Costs Mentality: A Sports Culture in Need of Reform?

As concussion awareness grows, some sports leagues are finding ways to improve safety for athletes. Yet a lingering problem remains: The culture behind sports often pressures athletes to ignore injuries and to “tough out” what can be a life-threatening blow.

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