FC Dallas signs G Raul Fernandez

FC Dallas signs G Raul Fernandez

FRISCO, Texas (AP) FC Dallas signed Peruvian national team goalkeeper Raul Fernandez on Thursday, giving them an experienced player who can challenge Christ Seitz and Richard Sanchez for playing time. Terms were not disclosed.

The 27-year-old Fernandez played for Nice last season, appearing in two matches for the Ligue 1 side. He has 21 international caps with the Peru since March 2008. He played in 143 matches for top club team Universitario between his 2005 debut and 2010.

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Wizards vs. Heat: Time, TV Channel, Live Stream, How to Watch

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Wizards vs. Heat: Time, TV Channel, Live Stream, How to Watch

The Wizards take to the court on Saturday night and host the Miami Heat for one of their last regular season home games. 

The Wizards have dropped their last three games (against the Nuggets, Bulls and Jazz) while the Heat are riding a three-game win streak (over the Spurs, Thunder and Hornets).

The Wizards are desperate to recover the six games removed they sit from a playoff spot. Washington needs to claw their way over the Heat to even the series and propel a playoff push.

The #WizHeat game takes place on Saturday, March 23rd at 7:00 p.m. at Capital One Arena and will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington.


What: Washington Wizards vs. Miami Heat
Where: Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.
When: 7:00 p.m. ET
TV Channel: The Wizards vs. Heat game will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington  
Live Stream: You can live stream Heat vs. Wizards on NBC Sports Washington's live stream page and on the NBC Sports App.
Radio: Wizards Radio Network, 1500 AM


6:00 PM: Wizards Outsiders (LIVE)
6:30 PM: Wizards Pregame Live (LIVE)
7:00 PM: Heat vs. Wizards (LIVE)
9:30 PM: Wizards Postgame Live (LIVE)
10:00 PM: D.C. Sports Live (LIVE)


Wizards: Dwight Howard (OUT, Back), John Wall (OUT, Achilles), Ariza (DAY TO DAY, Groin)
Heat: Justise Winslow (OUT, Thigh), Rodney McGruder (OUT, Knee)


Wizards: Bradley Beal is averaging 27.4 points, 6.9 assists and 6.3 rebounds over the month of March. He has resumed a much larger leadership role on the court with John Wall and Dwight Howard remaining out.
Heat: This will be Dwyane Wade’s final visit to Capital One Arena on his farewell tour. Wade has averaged 14.1 points, 3.3 assists and 3.2 rebounds in his last 10 games. There will definitely be emotional postgame interactions to look for.


Number of All-Time Meetings: 128 regular season games (four playoff games)
Regular Season Record: Heat lead 83-41
Playoff Record: Heat lead 4-0
Last Meeting: Heat won 115-109 on 1/4/19
Last 10: Heat lead 7-3


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Ryan Zimmerman joins The Racing Presidents to talk option year, baseball’s best division and traveling with the family

Ryan Zimmerman joins The Racing Presidents to talk option year, baseball’s best division and traveling with the family

Click "play" in the embedded podcast to listen to The Racing Presidents' interview with Ryan Zimmerman and click here to subscribe to the podcast.

Ryan Zimmerman and spring training. Hmm. Kind of an off combination these days.

Remember the uproar last season when Zimmerman was not out on the main fields? A slow start followed. His limited public work became a thing -- unnecessarily -- but a thing nonetheless. So much so Zimmerman remained surprised by it when he sat down to join The Racing Presidents podcast this spring.

“I’ve talked more about that I think than anything in my career for some reason,” Zimmerman said with a smile. “Shows how exciting I am that I have nothing else to talk about besides the one controversial thing I’ve ever done.”

It’s an interesting time for Zimmerman. He’s entering the final assured year of his contract. The team holds an $18 million option for his services in 2020. If he plays the 125-135 games manager Davey Martinez hopes he will, there is a slim chance the option is picked up. Most likely, the option is declined, the sides renegotiate and Zimmerman returns at a much lower cost.

“You never rule anything out,” Zimmerman said. “In professional sports, anything can happen. … Just need to play well. It’s simple. If I play well, then, of course, they’ll be willing to have me back -- who knows if it is going to be at that number or something else or one year or two years or something like that. We obviously haven’t even talked. Our relationship throughout this process has always been positive and I don’t see that changing at all.”

Much more with Zimmerman on the podcast, which was recorded early in spring training before Bryce Harper signed. Topics include the reality of baseball travel when you have two young daughters in the house, the slowness of free agency and the division.

That’s not all. It’s prediction time in this episode. The voices of The Racing Presidents podcast outline who will be taking personal accolades in each league, plus who they expect to push through in the playoffs. The group is in agreement on one topic: They expect Washington to win in the challenging National League East. They are not in agreement on what comes next, though one member expects the Nationals to go to a new level.

Last, a few thoughts on the graceful exit of one of baseball’s all-time graceful players, Ichiro.

Listen, subscribe, rate, and stay tuned for big things happening as Opening Day approaches.