Wizards Waive Andray Blatche

Wizards Waive Andray Blatche

The Wizards elect to use their amnesty clause on the seven-year pro.

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Alex Ovechkin and wife Nastya Ovechkina welcome baby boy

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Alex Ovechkin and wife Nastya Ovechkina welcome baby boy

After lifting the Stanley Cup just over two months ago, something else very exciting has happened in Alex Ovechkin's life.

Saturday morning, Nastya and Alex Ovechkin welcomed their first child, a baby boy named Sergei, after Ovechkin's late brother. 

Ovi spent this week practicing at the Florida Panthers' facilities with other NHL players living in the surrounding area.

After the Cup's visit to Moscow, Nastya and Alex settled down at their apartment in Miami, staying put and preparing for the birth. 

The couple were married two years ago but didn't hold an official ceremony until July of last year. The celebration was as lavish as you'd expect.

She revealed her pregnancy shortly after the Cup victory, and has kept us up to date on life this summer via Instagram. A few weeks ago, the Ovechkins graced HELLO! Russia magazine, showing off Nastya's baby bump among their glamour shots.

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Congratulations to Ovi and Nastya, and all our best wishes for health and happiness!


Natasha Cloud turns heads Friday night, sinks buzzer-beater to lift Mystics past Sparks

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Natasha Cloud turns heads Friday night, sinks buzzer-beater to lift Mystics past Sparks

Washington Mystics guard Natasha Cloud burst onto Friday night's sports scene converting a floater that beat the buzzer lifting her team past the Los Angeles Sparks, 69-67. 

The win came during the team's regular-season finale at Capital One Arena and assured head coach Mike Thibault's squad a third-place finish or better. In order to lock up second place, the Mystics have to win Sunday and need Atlanta (22-11) to lose to Las Vegas. 

The Mystics play one more game before playoffs Sunday in Minneapolis against the Lynx at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN 2. 

Cloud is a big reason why the Mystics have won eight straight games to tie a franchise record for wins in a season. 

"This is a championship team. This is a championship team and we're about to speak it into existence," Cloud told Christy Winters-Scott and Frank Hanrahan on Monumental Sports Network. 


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