Capitals

Venus, Kastles face Capitals in WTT Finals

818410.png

Venus, Kastles face Capitals in WTT Finals

Venus Williams isn't retiring anytime soon. She curtly addressed the issue in a pre-match interview, but cemented her staying power on the court versus the New York Sportimes in the World Team Tennis Eastern Conference finals.With the score tied at 14 all, heading into the last event, Williams proved why she was a master of her craft. After Ashley Harkleroad broke her to lead 1-0, Venus regained her focus and armed with her serve cruised through the next 5 games, leading the Kastles to a 19-15 victory.The victory allowed the Kastles to extend their win streak to 31 consecutive matches, clench the Eastern Conference title, but most importantly land a spot in the World Team Tennis finals. It marks the Kastles third trip to the finals in the past four years.Williams now has an opportunity to win one of the few titles that has eluded the star during her illustrious career.
On why the Kastles have been so successful, Venus simply said, "because we are the dream team!"While the Kastles were able to edge their rivals, the Sacramento Capitals could prove just as tough in the finals. Washington survived the Capitals in the regular season 21-19 and the Capitals are coming off a solid performance as they swept all 5 sets to beat the Orange County Breakers, 25-15 Friday night in the Western Conference finals.
The Caps will be without marque player Sam Querrey, who is representing the U.S. team in Davis Cup action, but will be joined by Coco Vandeweghe. Vandeweghe is starting to make some noise on the circuit having had a solid run in the Bank of the West Classic, eventually falling to Serena Williams in the finals; 7-5, 6-3. The Kastles are now one win away from completing a second consecutive 16-0 season, which would also draw them within one of the longest winning streak in major U.S. pro sports history. The Los Angeles Lakers won 33 straight NBA games in 1971-72.The Kastles will seek to add to their 2009 and 2011 WTT titles when they meet the Sacramento Capitals this afternoon at 3:30 pm live on NBC Sports Network.

Quick Links

Caps will rock the blue in March as they reveal blue Stadium Series jersey

capture_jersey.png
Via @Capitals Twitter

Caps will rock the blue in March as they reveal blue Stadium Series jersey

Are you ready to rock the blue?

The Capitals will trade their familiar red look for navy blue in March as they revealed their jerseys for the Stadium Series game against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The Caps revealed the jerseys via Twitter on Wednesday.

Here's a full view of the front and back.

The team also released a statement explaining the inspiration for the new look.

Inspired by the Capitals’ classic identity and fused with the most advanced uniform technologies available in the new adidas adizero Authentic NHL uniforms, the special edition Washington Capitals’ 2018 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™ uniform is a salute to the game’s locale – Annapolis, MD. Marking the first time in Capitals history the team will wear a navy-blue uniform, the overall design aesthetic pays homage to the U.S. Navy and highlights key elements of the Capitals’ identity. Each element of the Capitals’ visual identity has been emphasized to create bolder, more visually pronounced uniforms that are meant to make a statement and be more recognizable in the larger outdoor stadium setting.

The Capitals’ special edition crest design centers around the team’s informal nickname, CAPS™, and is stylistically aligned to the team’s current wordmark. Additionally, the crest incorporates the three stars from the team’s primary moniker, which also honors the Washington, D.C. city flag. The pants feature a new contemporary "W" with three stars of the city flag, which also serves as a subtle nod to the Washington monument.

Additional design details include a bolder one-color version of the Capitals’ numbers for better visibility in the outdoor stadium setting. As a historic tribute to team’s hometown, the numbers are accentuated with a perforated pattern based on Pierre L’Enfant's original grid plan for the city of Washington, D.C. A strong white shoulder yoke serves as a nod to the classic stars & stripes from the clubs’ past uniforms and the thick red stripes and hem stripes evoke thoughts of the city flag of Washington D.C. To complete the look, the jerseys are donned with a special edition 2018 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™ patch on the right shoulder of the jersey.

You will get to see these jerseys in action on March 3 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

Quick Links

Josh Norman wears a kilt during Scotland trip and it's hilarious (VIDEO)

screen_shot_2018-01-17_at_8.58.36_am.png
@NFLUK

Josh Norman wears a kilt during Scotland trip and it's hilarious (VIDEO)

Josh Norman traveled to Scotland as part of an NFL promotional trip, and in turn, Josh Norman wore a kilt. 

It's awesome. 

Norman, along with Broncos wideout Emmanuel Sanders, decided to give the traditional Scottish formal attire a try, and the results were spectacular.

Norman even broke out in a tradional Scottish jig, sending the folks in the Glasgow audience into a frenzy.

Norman likes to have fun, and though the 2017 season didn't provide him many opportunities to do so, he's taking advantage while overseas. After Glasgow, Norman and the NFL crew went to Manchester, England, where he caught up with old friend and Manchester United star Paul Pogba for a jersey exchange.

Remember, Pogba hung out with the Redskins when the team played in London in 2016, and joined the Redskins Extra crew after the game. 

Plenty more cool pictures and videos from Norman's trip available via @NFLUK.

Want more Redskins? Click here to follow JP on Facebook and check out @JPFinlayNBCS for live updates via Twitter! Click here for the #RedskinsTalk on Apple Podcastshere for Google Play or press play below. Don't forget to subscribe!