The Shoeless Joys of Opening Day

March 28, 2019

Sports, it always turns out, is the Band-Aid, the nurse, the cool glass of water at the end of a hot day, the reward for the unrewarding job, the passion injected into the lives that may not have enough. 

Wharf Hosts Ice House to Benefit Fuel Fund

January 17, 2019

The 10-by-20-foot structure, built of 98 large blocks (about 20,000 pounds’ worth) of ice, will be open to the public on Friday from 2 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday from noon to 8 p.m.

Thank You, Ted. Thank You, Abe.

June 20, 2018

In the midst of a news cycle that won’t let up, the extraordinary pleasures connected with the triumph of the Washington Capitals remain strong. So instead of delving deep — […]

Making History on 2 Sides of the World

June 14, 2018

While the events in Singapore seemed staged within an inch of having few vital signs, the events in Washington seemed authentically joyful, probably fueled a little by Budweiser. 

Caps Paint the Town Red

June 11, 2018

Tuesday’s Caps parade begins at 11 a.m. on Constitution Avenue — proceeding from 17th to 7th Streets NW — with a stage set up on the National Mall and the U.S. Capitol as the backdrop.

Capitals Redeem Washington, D.C.

June 8, 2018

June 7 was the end of a 44-year quest by the Caps to win the big one, the Stanley Cup, that large, silvery trinket that had eluded them time after time, each time with more bitter frustration than the time before.

Fans Celebrate as Caps Take Cup (photos)


On June 7, the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery Building south facade lit up red.

Stanley Cup Finals Make D.C. a Sports Town

June 4, 2018

The Capitals are just two wins away from their first-ever Stanley Cup. After a politically divisive year, it’s nice to see Washingtonians come together in the name of hockey.

NHL Final Brings Traffic, Parking Restrictions

May 31, 2018

Capital One Arena will be a very popular place on Saturday, June 2, Monday, June 4, and (possibly) Sunday, June 10. The mayor’s office has announced a plan to “maintain a safe and enjoyable experience.”

Capital One Arena Replaces Verizon Center

August 10, 2017

Monumental Sports and Entertainment, which owns the 20,000-seat F Street venue, sold the naming rights to Capital One for $10 million per year, according to the Washington Post.