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Redskins Read kids book drive at FedEx Sunday

Redskins Read kids book drive at FedEx Sunday

The Redskins will be holding a children's book drive prior to the game at FedEx Field tomorrow. See the PR press release for details.WASHINGTON REDSKINS CHARITABLE FOUNDATION TO HOST THE FIFTH ANNUAL REDSKINS READ CHILDRENS BOOK DRIVEWHO:Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation, Everybody Wins! D.C. and Barnes & Noble Booksellers are teaming up to host the fifth annualRedskins Read Childrens Book Drive.WHAT:The kickoff of this years book drive will be astadium collection event held this Sunday, Sept. 23 at FedExField when the Redskins play the Cincinnati Bengals.This childrens book drive, part of the Washington Redskins Charitable FoundationsRedskins Readliteracy initiative, will collect new childrens books that will redistributed throughout the Washington Redskins market to children that could otherwise not afford to purchase books.Fans are encouraged to bring new childrens books to the game on Sept. 23 and drop them off in the collection bins that will be stationed around the stadium or to make their book donation at any of the 13 participating Barnes & Noble Booksellersstores beginning Saturday, Sept. 22 and running through Saturday, Oct. 6.If fans wish to make a monetary donation or are unable to attend the game, cash or checks will be accepted both at the game and checks may be mailed to the Charitable Foundation. All checks should be made payable to the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation (a 501c3 nonprofit organization).Donations can also be sent to the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation co Redskins Read Childrens Book Drive, 21300 Redskin Park Drive, Ashburn, Va. 20147. All funds collected will be used to purchase additional books for area children by Everybody Wins! D.C.WHERE:FedExField,1600 FedEx Way,Landover, Md. 20785Also at 13 participating Barnes & Noble BooksellersstoresWHEN:Sunday, Sept. 23 from 10 a.m. 2 p.m. at FedExFieldSept. 22 to Oct. 6 at all 13 participating Barnes & Noble Booksellers stores

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5 must-see moments from Wizards' tough loss to Bucks including John Wall's circus shot

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5 must-see moments from Wizards' tough loss to Bucks including John Wall's circus shot

Here are the five best plays or moments from the Wizards' 104-95 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday afternoon...

1. John Wall came out swinging in the first half with 22 points, 16 of them in the first quarter alone. 

This was one of his best plays. Wall split two defenders and then flipped it in off the glass:

Wall finished with 27 points, nine assists, four rebounds, three steals and two blocks. 

2. Kelly Oubre, Jr. led the Wizards' bench with 19 points, five rebounds and a block. He missed on this play, but nearly dunked on Giannis Antetokounmpo. That would have been something:

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3. Oubre did get this one to go down. He popped a three at the buzzer to end the third quarter:

4. Wall had some nice passes including this alley-oop lob to Tomas Satoransky. Sato got way up there:

Satoransky also threw down this alley-oop pass earlier thrown by Bradley Beal:

5. This last play was by the Bucks and it was not something you see every day. Antetokounmpo fired an assist through his legs like a longsnapper:

The Wizards lost a close one. Now they head to Charlotte to begin a five-game road trip.

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On MLK Day, John Wall wonders what King would think about race relations under President Trump

On MLK Day, John Wall wonders what King would think about race relations under President Trump

John Wall spoke at length over the summer about race relations in the United States following the violence in Charlottesville in August orchestrated by white supremacists.

Following the Wizards' game against the Bucks on Martin Luther King, Jr. day on Monday, Wall was asked about the subject again.

Wall does not believe improvements have made in the last few months with President Donald Trump in office and he wonders how King would react if he were alive to see the current state of America.

"I think he still wouldn't be satisfied. We're still dealing with it. I think it got better for a little period of time, but with the new president we have I think things are going backwards. We've been dealing with it the last couple of years. There are some things we still need to figure out," Wall said.

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The Wizards play on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day every year and Wizards players cherish the tradition. It is not lost on Wall that he plays in Washington, D.C. where King made his famous 'I Have A Dream' speech and led the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963.

“That’s just an honor and a blessing," Wall said.

"We are all still sticking to what he had with this dream, and we are just trying to get everything to be right with it. To be able to play in this city is an honor."

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Wall says he tries to embody King's dream in his own life. King helped lead the civil rights movement that paved the way for equal rights and Wall, an African-American, has much to thank for those who fought. Every American does.

Wall says he wants to make King proud.

“I just hope that he appreciates what I’m doing. I’m doing myself very well. I hope he’s thankful for what I’m doing. I’m striving to be a better African-American athlete, and just as a person first of all – I think that’s the most important thing," he said.

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