Author Archives: Stephen D. Riley

  • Washington NFL Off to Familiar Start

    At 1-3, the Washington NFL team finds itself in familiar territory: down at the bottom of the NFC East, underperforming and coming unglued. Thursday night’s 45-14 demolishing at the hands of the New York Giants was the type of game that nightmares are made of. The District’s ...

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  • Consecutive Hits Gives NFL a Black Eye

    The National Football League emerged as America’s true pastime shortly after baseball’s 232-game record long lockout in 1994. Parity, star talent and the allure of fantasy football has helped the NFL develop into, arguably, one of the world’s most popular sports associations. ...

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  • Josh Gordon’s Issues More Problematic than Pot

    A year-long suspension levied against Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Gordon last week eliminated one of the NFL’s premier playmakers.  It also delivered a serious blow to the Browns’ playoff hopes this year. But Cleveland saw this coming—and perhaps Gordon did, too. His love affair with ...

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  • Pelicans’ Anthony Davis on Verge of Superstardom

    With NBA basketball buried in the middle of the offseason, International Basketball Federation (FIBA) competition and international play are going to be the pulse of the hardwood for the next 30 days. After losing Kevin Durant and Paul George over the last few weeks to fatigue and injury, the ...

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  • Wizards May Regret Cassell’s Defection

    For a team desperately trying to reshape its image and make itself a permanent fixture among the traditional NBA powerhouses, it’s the little maneuvers that go a long way. So for the Washington Wizards—a team still wiping off the dirt from years of being buried in the NBA graveyard—every little ...

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  • Paul George’s Injury a BIG Blow to Basketball

    Indiana Pacers small forward Paul George might not have the biggest name in the NBA, but he has one of the best games. The lanky smooth forward exploded onto the scene in the last few years as a defense-first, complete combo wingman, earning him All Star honors and a Team USA invite. Now he is ...

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  • Dilemma May Loom for Wizards at Small Forward Position

    If the 2014 NBA Summer League taught fans anything about the Washington Wizards, it’s that 2013 second-round draft pick Glen Rice Jr. has just as much potential as one of the top three overall selections in that draft, Otto Porter. While both excelled in Las Vegas last week, and each was named ...

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  • Wizards Balance Summer League, Free Agency in Busy Week

    Otto Porter Jr. and Glen Rice Jr. certainly have the bloodlines for the National Basketball Association (NBA) hardwood. After a pair of uninspiring rookie campaigns, the duo has their sights set on their sophomore years and their renewe d focus has them tearing up the competition in the NBA ...

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