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Friendship Games: Student-run Irish team enjoys ride

The Ireland team has looked like a familiar guest at the 13th annual Friendship Games.

Diplomacy meets basketball at 2018 Friendship Games

In 2005, after seeing generations of children from neighboring countries and cultures grow up amid conflict, Ed Peskowitz and Arie Rosenzweig tried a novel approach to diplomacy – a basketball tournament.

Eagles win first ever Super Bowl

The Philadelphia fans, who made up the majority of the 67,612 spectators at U.S. Bank Stadium for Super Bowl LII on Sunday night, knew their cheers could’ve been short-lived after the Eagles took the lead with just under two and a half minutes remaining.

Before the Eagles, speedy Ronald Darby dominated in Maryland

Darby’s speed, which carried him to Florida State University and the NFL, was the main reason he stood out at the Oxon Hill, Maryland school.

Experience at Maryland high school propelled Rodney McLeod to Super Bowl

Rodney McLeod, the Philadelphia Eagles starting safety, never came off the field at DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Maryland, starring as a cornerback, wide receiver and kick returner.

At FedEx Field, does Washington have home field advantage?

A generation ago, Washington’s was one of the NFL’s best teams. Even for diehard fans of the team, tickets for home games at FedEx Field and RFK Stadium were hard to find. Now, on fall Sundays, it’s not unusual to see thousands of fans wearing colors other than burgundy and gold at FedEx field, cheering on the visiting team.

“WAR on Hot Takes” Episode 12: Season finale, NFL recap, Ohtani and more

This is the 12th episode and season finale of Capital News Service’s sports podcast, “WAR on Hot Takes,” with Dylan Sinn and Adam Zielonka.

Capitals’ first line dominates in 6-2 win over Blackhawks

The Capitals’ top line accounted for three goals in a four-minute span late in the first period Wednesday, propelling Washington to a 6-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks at Capital One Arena.

Despite fast start, Alex Ovechkin still trails all-time hat trick leaders

With his third hat trick of the season Saturday, Alex Ovechkin is quickly climbing the list of all-time hat trick leaders.

Deep pass struggles doom Flacco in worst season of career

Joe Flacco is having the worst season of his career, ranking as one of the league’s worst passers in 2017, a Capital News Service analysis found. This can be attributed, in part, to his reluctance to throw passes deep down field, an early-career trademark that helped him win a Super Bowl in 2012.