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John Wall of the Washington Wizards

Aldridge Plays Through Pain as Blazers Beat Wizards 103-96

Each time that LaMarcus Aldridge went to the free-throw line late in the game against the Washington Wizards, the Trail Blazers’ forward was showered with a chant of “MVP, MVP,” from the hometown fans.

01/25/2015

Nene (credit: Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nene, Wizards Bounce Back to Win 99-90

The big men were a big disappointment in Washington. Nene and Marcin Gortat quickly made up for that.

01/18/2015

Bradley Beal of the Washington Wizards. (Photo by Kent Smith/NBAE via Getty Images)

Spurs Beat Wizards for the 17th Straight Time

San Antonio point guard Cory Joseph didn’t want to hinder the Spurs after battling an upper respiratory infection the past two days. He ended up hurting the Washington Wizards.

01/04/2015

Bradley Beal #3 of the Washington Wizards handles the ball against the Dallas Mavericks during the game on November 19, 2014. (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Beal, Pierce help Wizards hold off Rockets 104-103

With his team under constant assault down the stretch Monday night, Bradley Beal did what needed to be done: He played with confidence.

12/30/2014

(Photo Courtesy of  @Georgetown)

Georgetown Brings ‘I Can’t Breathe’ T-Shirts Into College Ranks

Players for the Georgetown Hoyas men’s basketball team came out to the court Wednesday night for warm-ups sporting “I Can’t Breathe” t-shirts.

12/10/2014

Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., was interrupted on the Senate floor Monday by anti-torture protesters demanding and chanting for prosecutions from details uncovered in the CIA torture report. 

The demonstrators made entry as visitors to the Senate floor and began shouting “U.S. torture, it’s official, prosecute now!” as they were quickly muted and removed from the room. Durbin immediately ceased speaking until the chants of “prosecute now” were heard from outside the Senate floor. 

Eleven of the protesters were arrested by Capitol Police as other visitors to the Senate gallery were warned that more outbursts would lead to their arrest, “You’re here as a guest of the United States Senate.” 

This comes just days after two anti-torture protestors were arrested at the Virginia home of former Vice President Dick Cheney. Twenty prisoners, many in prison jumpsuits, walked onto his McLean property Saturday to mark the 14th anniversary of the opening of Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba, Reuters reports. 

Additional protestors went to the home of CIA Director John Brennan. 

Two members who refused to leave the premises by police were arrested on misdemeanor trespassing and disorderly conduct charges, said police.
  (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

NFL’s Vincent Delivers Emotional Senate Testimony

NFL executive and former player Troy Vincent choked up Tuesday as he testified before a Senate Commerce Committee hearing about domestic violence in professional sports.

12/02/2014

Wale performs at Heineken Red Star Access Philadelphia featuring Nas, Wale and Q-Tip at The Electric Factory on October 13, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for Heineken)

Wizards Announce Wale is New Creative Liaison

Rapper and D.C. native Wale is the team’s creative liaison for the upcoming season, the Washington Wizards announced Wednesday.

10/29/2014

Wizards guard John Wall (Photo by Stephen Gosling/NBAE via Getty Images)

5 Must-See Wizards Home Games for 2014-15 NBA Season

With the NBA season just around the corner, it’s time to get excited about the upcoming Wizards season.

10/23/2014

Jimmy Butler (right) of the Chicago Bulls has words with Kevin Seraphin (left) of the Washington Wizards as the two are separated during a preseason game at the United Center on Oct. 6, 2014 in Chicago. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images).

Nene, 3 Others Suspended for Wizards’ Season-Opener

Four Washington Wizards players have been suspended for the regular season opener, the NBA announced Wednesday.

10/08/2014

Jimmy Butler (right) of the Chicago Bulls has words with Kevin Seraphin (left) of the Washington Wizards as the two are separated during a preseason game at the United Center on Oct. 6, 2014 in Chicago. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images).

Noah, Pierce Exchange Shoves, Wizards Beat Bulls

Chicago’s Joakim Noah and Wizards newcomer Paul Pierce exchanged minor shoves in the game, Derrick Rose’s first in his latest return to NBA action.

10/07/2014

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