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2017 Citi Open Tournament: Field, Schedule, Players, Times, how to watch

2017 Citi Open Tournament: Field, Schedule, Players, Times, how to watch

The premier tennis tournament in the nation's capital returns again as the 2017 Citi Open holds court in Washington, D.C.

The men's field for the 2017 Citi Open is headlined by WashingtoN Kastles star and mercurial talent Nick Kyrgios. The No. 20 rnaked singles player in the world is joined by American Jack Sock, Australian Bernard Tomic as well as former Citi Open champions Gael Monfils, Juan MArtin del Potro and John Isner.

On the women's side, No. 12 ranked Kristina Mladenovic highoights a field that includes former U.S. Open champion Samantha Stosur, along with the lines of former No. 1 Jelena Jankovic, superstar Genie Bouchard and former Wimbledon finalist Sabine Lasicki.

A portion of the proceeds from the 2017 Citi Open will benefit the Washington Tennis & Education Foundation (WTEF) which provides D.C. area kids the opportunity to succeed in Tennis through education and community-based activities. 

When is the 2017 Citi Open?

The 2017 Citi Open will be held July 29-August 6, 2017.

Where is the 2017 Citi Open?

The 2017 Citi Open will be held at the Rock Creek Tennis Center: 16th & Kennedy Streets, NW, Washington, D.C. 20011

Where can I purchase tickets to the 2017 Citi Open?

Tickets for the 2017 Citi Open can be purchased on the tournament website.

What is the 2017 Citi Open Tournament schedule?

The 2017 Citi Open Tournament schedule is as follows:

Sat., 7/29 - Men's/Women's Qualifying (10:00 AM first match)

Sun., 7/30 - Men's/Women's Qualifying (10:00 AM first match)

Mon., 7/31 - Men's/Women's Main Draw (2:00 PM first match)

Tues., 8/1 - Men's/Women's Main Draw (2:00 PM first match)

Wed., 8/2 - Men's/Women's Main Draw (2:00 PM first match)

Thurs., 8/3 - Men's/Women's Quarterfinals (2:00 PM first match & 7:00 PM)

Fri., 8/4 - Men's/Women's Semifinals (12:00 PM first match & 7:00 PM)

Sat., 8/5 - Men's/Women's Semifinals (12:00P PM first match & 7:00 PM)

Sun., 8/6 - Men's/Women's Finals (12:30 PM first match)

Who will be playing in the 2017 Citi Open?

Men and women will be playing both singles and doubles matches in the 2017 Citi Open.

2017 Citi Open Men's Singles Field:

Player, Nationality (ATP Rank)
— Kevin Anderson, RSA (40)
— Marcos Baghdatis, CYP (70)
— Hyeon Chung, KOR (53)
— Marius Copil, ROU (83)
— Juan Martin del Potro, ARG (31)
— Jared Donaldson, USA (65)
— Kyle Edmund, GBR (47)
— Daniel Evans, GBR (50)
— Thomas Fabbiano, ITA (93)
— Ryan Harrison, USA (41)
— John Isner, USA (21)
— Malek Jaziri, TUN (75)
— Steve Johnson, USA (25)
— Nick Kyrgios, AUS (20)
— Henri Laaksonen, SUI (102)
— Lukas Lacko, SVK (103)
— Nicolas Mahut, FRA (77)
— Illya Marchenko, UKR (117)
— Daniil Medvedev, RUS (60)
— Gael Monfils, FRA, 2016 Citi Open Singles Winner, (16)
— Gilles Muller, LUX (26)
— Guido Pella, ARG (112)
— Vasek Pospisil, CAN (76)
— Lucas Pouille, FRA (15)
— Casper Ruud, NOR (108)
— Tennys Sandgren, USA (101)
— Dudi Sela, ISR (81)
— Jack Sock, USA (18)
— Go Soeda, JPN (107)
— Dominic Thiem, AUT (8)
— Jordan Thompson, AUS (90)
— Bernard Tomic, AUS (61)
— Dmitry Tursunov, RUS (NR)
— Donald Young, USA (55)
— Alexander Zverev, GER (12)
— Mischa Zverev, GER (29)

 

2017 Citi Open Women's Singles Field:

Player, Nationality (WTA Rank)
— Annika Beck, GER (83)
— Genie Bouchard, CAN (56)
— Lauren Davis, USA, 2016 Citi Open Finalist (27)
— Oceane Dodin, FRA (47)
— Sara Errani, ITA (72)
— Julia Goerges, GER (54)
— Nao Hibino, JPN (87)
— Jelena Jankovic, SRB (66)
— Daria Kasatkina, FRA (29)
— Sabine Lisicki, GER (144)
— Ekaterina Makarova, RUS (43)
— Tatjana Maria, GER (91)
— Christina McHale, USA (59)
— Kristina Mladenovic, FRA (12)
— Kurumi Nara, JPN (89)
— Monica Niculescu, ROU (50)
— Risa Ozaki, JPN (74)
— Andrea Petkovic, GER (86)
— Monica Puig, PUR (51)
— Yulia Putintseva, KAZ (44)
— Shelby Rogers, USA (77)
— Francesca Schiavone, ITA (73)
— Yaroslava Shvedova, KAZ (48)
— Samantha Stosur, AUS (35)

The 10 best dog parks in the Washington D.C. area

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The 10 best dog parks in the Washington D.C. area

During one of the hottest summers on record, getting the dog out to exercise amid the 100-degree heat has become a daunting task. The sidewalks burn their oh-so-adorable paws and canines living in the big city don't have ample space to expend their energy. 

Fortunately, the D.C. area offers several dog park options for pups to run around, play fetch and cool down with a splash while their owners unwind in a nice shady spot. For anyone looking to switch things up from the everyday walk around the neighborhood, these locations are worth taking a look at. 

10 best dog parks in the D.C. area 

1. Swampoodle Dog Park

3rd and L St NE

Less than a year old, this dog park has become a fun location for both dogs and children. The park is entirely turf so dogs don't get dirty or muddy, and there's a multiple-level jungle gym for kids to swing around on. For a family with young kids and dogs, this park has something for everyone. 

2. Bundy Dog Park

470 P St NW

One of the biggest parks on this entire list, this is the spot for those high-energy dogs that could run all day. It provides plastic bags for easy doggy doo-doo cleanup, but there are no water fountains so make sure to bring your own. 

3. Shaw Dog Park

1651 11th St NW

Like Bundy Dog Park, this location is one of the biggest in the D.C. area. Double gated entry keeps the dogs from running off, and the availability of bags and water bowls keep the area healthy and clean. It's got lights installed for an evening excursion, and there's a separate area designed for smaller dogs. 

4. Shirlington Dog Park 

2710 S Oakland St

Although a little far for D.C. residents, this park is worth the trip. It spans the length of several football fields, has a puppy specific enclosure plus poop bags and water bowls to make sure everything is clean. For those extra hot days, there's a stream for dogs to play in and even a washing station adjacent to the park. It doesn't hurt there's a dog-friendly brewery next door either. 

5. Newark Street Dog Park

39th St NW and Newark St NW

One of the highest-rated parks on Yelp, it has separate play areas for large and small dogs complete with water fountains and bowls. It also features a Children's Garden with monthly learning sessions, picnic tables, and children’s garden equipment.

6. Glencarlyn Park

301 South Harrison St

This is a peaceful haven for dogs and owners who want to get back in touch with nature. There's a stream and waterfall for dogs to douse themselves on hot days, and a small playground for kids to enjoy as well.  The park is unenclosed, however, so this isn't the best spot for dogs who don't obey voice commands well.

7. Lincoln Park

East Capitol and 11th St

Smack-dab in the middle of Washington, D.C., Lincoln Park is ideal for city residents who want to branch out from their usual walk around the block. There are two playgrounds for children and a mile-long circle dirt path for those owners who love to run with their dogs. 

8. Langdon Dog Park

2901 20th Street NE

One of the newer parks on this list, the word is still spreading about Langdon Park. It's spacious and fenced-in, giving dogs ample space to run around and there's a separate area for the especially little balls of fur.  

9. S. Street Dog Park

S St at 17th St NW Washington

Another AstroTurf option for minimal mess, this park even offers wading pools for dogs in the summertime. It can get fairly busy during the evening hours, but it's a great place for dogs to play while owners find a spot on one of the many benches. 

10. Montrose Park

R St and 32 St NW

Although not strictly a dog park, this is still a great location to take your pup. It's recommended to keep dogs on-leash here as it's got tennis courts, a children's play place and picnic areas bustling with people. Traditionally a best-kept secret of D.C. residents, this is the perfect space to escape the sights and sounds of the city. 

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NASCAR at New Hampshire: everything you need to know about racing this weekend

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NASCAR at New Hampshire: everything you need to know about racing this weekend

Still not over that finish from Kentucky Speedway? Good, us either. NASCAR is right back after it this weekend in the Granite State and New Hampshire Motor Speedway for some short-track summer action.

Here's what we're watching for on Sunday afternoon in the Foxwoods Resort 301 (3 p.m. EST on NBCSN).

NEW HAMPSHIRE STATISTICS
New Hampshire Motor Speedway: 1.058-mile oval in Loudon, N.H.
Race information: 318.46 miles, 301 laps
Stage lengths: 75 laps, 75 laps, 151 laps
Defending winner: Kevin Harvick
Most wins: Jeff Burton (4)

WEEKEND SCHEDULE

NEW HAMPSHIRE MOTOR SPEEDWAY

Friday, July 19

12:05 – 12:55 p.m. – Cup practice (NBCSN)

1:05 – 1:55 p.m. – Xfinity practice (NBCSN)

3:35 – 4:25 p.m. – Final Xfinity practice (NBCSN)

4:35 p.m. – Cup qualifying (single vehicle/two laps all positions) (NBCSN, Performance Racing Network)

Saturday, July 20

10:05 – 10:55 a.m. – Cup practice (CNBC)

11:15 a.m. – Xfinity qualifying (single vehicle/two laps all positions) (NBCSN)

12:35 – 1:25 p.m. – Final Cup practice (NBCSN)

4 p.m. – Roxor 200 Xfinity race (stages 45/90/200 laps = 211.6 miles) (NBCSN, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

Sunday, July 21

3 p.m. – Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 (stages 75/150/301 laps = 318.46 miles) (NBCSN, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

Is It Time For SHR To Panic?

Past the halfway point in the 2019 season, Joe Gibbs Racing, Team Penske, Hendrick Motorsports, Chip Ganassi Racing and Spire Motorsports (!) have visited Victory Lane.

Notably absent is Stewart-Haas Racing.

2014 Monster Energy Cup Series champion Kevin Harvick had five wins at this point last season, Clint Bowyer had two, and the duo of Aric Almirola and Kurt Busch had been running consistently inside the top five and top 10. This season, they're a step behind.

Whether it's the adjustment to the new Ford Mustang or the new aerodynamic rules package for this season, SHR is behind, there's no sugarcoating it.

Although Harvick is safely in the playoffs, Almirola is in but does not have a large buffer, Bowyer is on the bubble and Daniel Suarez is on the outside looking in.

Harvick did win this race last season, and another checkered flag for the No. 4 camp this weekend would go a long way confidence wise for the organization.

More Sticky Stuff

PJ1 is back, and it seems here to stay.

The sticky adhesive that was put down last weekend in Kentucky, as well as multiple times last season, has been applied at NHMS and will be applied next weekend at Pocono Raceway as well. The adhesive is in hopes to create more racing lines and in turn, a better on track product.

With temparatures this weekend reaching upwards of triple digits, the PJ1 will become more active earlier on. The hotter it is, the more grip the substance has.

Lobstah

New England NASCAR trips and somewhat cringeworthy New England NASCAR accents go hand in hand. Like it or not, that's part of it, right?

The winner of each NHMS race gets a big ole lobster to celebrate with. But don't give one to Denny Hamlin. We remember what happened to him a couple years back, right?

2019 NASCAR STANDINGS

Next week, NASCAR heads to the Pocono Raceway for the second time this season for the Gander Outdoors 400 on Sunday, July 28 at 3:30 p.m. EST on NBCSN.