Venus to make season debut tonight


Venus to make season debut tonight

The Kastles are on quite the win streak, 21 consecutive matches to be exact. And tonight they'll be joined by American tennis royalty, Miss Venus Williams for her season debut, as they face the Boston Lobsters. One might expect Washington will cruise to a 22nd victory, but the Kastles must avoid that trap.

Wimbledon doubles champion Venus Williams is in her third season as a Kastle. In her last five appearances Venus has led Washington to a win. So the Lobsters, who lost to the Kastles sans Venus 24-19 on Friday night in Boston have an uphill battle if they want to notch a W.

Robby Ginepri, who was ranked as high as 15 on the ATP tour forced Washington to tiebreakers in men's singles and doubles on Friday. However, Ginepri won't be around to lead the Lobsters tonight, replaced by vet Jan-Michael Gambill. The fifth-year Lobster Gambill was on the Boston team that saw three losses to Washington in 2011.

Having Venus at home plus the subtraction of Ginepri equals five completely different match-ups from Friday's match...and that the Lobsters are likely to get boiled!


MS: Bobby Reynolds (WAS) vs. Jan-Michael Gambill (BOS)
WS: Venus Williams (WAS) vs. Irina Falconi (BOS)
MD: ReynoldsLeander Paes (WAS) vs. GambillEric Butorac (BOS)
WD: WilliamsAn. Rodionova (WAS) vs. FalconiCarly Gullickson-Eagle (BOS)
MXD: PaesWilliams (WAS) vs. ButoracFalconi (BOS)

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Capitals Faceoff Podcast: Checking in on Hershey


Capitals Faceoff Podcast: Checking in on Hershey

In the present, the Capitals are the Stanley Cup champions. But what does the future hold?

The voice of the Hershey Bears, Zack Fisch, joins JJ Regan and Tarik El-Bashir to talk all things prospects!

Who stood out at development camp? How will Pheonix Copley look as backup? Which Hershey prospects could push for a spot in the NHL? All that and more on the Capitals Faceoff Podcast.

Check out their latest episode in the player below or listen on the Capitals Faceoff Podcast page.


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Max Scherzer thoroughly enjoyed the All-Star experience in D.C.

Max Scherzer thoroughly enjoyed the All-Star experience in D.C.

All-Star Weekend is entertaining for fans and provides and much-needed break in the 162-game MLB season.

It’s not all just for fun, though. Following his start Tuesday night, Max Scherzer shared the benefits of being able to spend a few days sharing a locker room with players from across the league.

Being in the clubhouse, talking to veterans, talking to guys who have been here, getting to know everybody, getting the personalities, you can actually learn a lot from the other players in the league. They’re watching you, they’re watching your team and you get these conversations and it’s great. You’re talking about everybody and you find little things in the game that make them successful and what made you successful and see if you can get better.

Scherzer also didn’t hold back when talking about how great a job the city and his team did hosting the rest of the league. This is his sixth season as an All-Star, so he's speaking from quite a bit of experience.

It was awesome, what an atmosphere. I thought we were a great host team, all the other players in here loved the facilities and the treatment they received - D.C. did it right.

So according to Max Scherzer, the All-Star Game is great, but All-Star Weekend in D.C. is as good as it gets.

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