Articles by Joe Yasharoff

February 17, 2021 | Joe Yasharoff

Dawes ‘Very Thrilled’ to Join Washington Spirit’s New Investor Group

The Washington Spirit of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) announced a new investor group on Wednesday that includes Chelsea Clinton, Jenna Bush Hager and Dominique Dawes. “It is fitting that the Washington Spirit have an investor group commensurate with the dynamism and diversity of DC and its place as the most powerful city in […]

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February 13, 2021 | Joe Yasharoff

Raskin Hails ‘Most Bipartisan Presidential Impeachment’ in U.S. History

U.S. Representative Jamie Raskin (Md-8th) called it the “most bipartisan presidential impeachment in the history of the United States.” “Trump stormed our House with the mob he incited and we defended our House and he violated our Constitution and we defended the Constitution and they tried to trash our democracy and we revived it and […]

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February 10, 2021 | Joe Yasharoff

Silver Spring Resident Goes Down to the Wire on Jeopardy!

Morgan Halvorsen from Silver Spring went toe to toe on Jeopardy! with the defending champion before ultimately losing on Tuesday night’s episode of the long-running game show. Halvorsen, a news and opinion editor for Morning Consult, describes herself on her Twitter profile as “a Mensan, playwright, major Star Wars geek and former English professor.” She was […]

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January 26, 2021 | Joe Yasharoff

Washington Football Team Makes Historic Hire

The Washington Football Team announced Tuesday that they have promoted Jennifer King to full-time assistant running backs coach. King, 36, becomes the first African-American full-time position coach in NFL history. She served as the team’s coaching intern for the 2020 season. “Coach King is well deserving of the promotion to assistant running backs coach. She […]

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January 23, 2021 | Joe Yasharoff

Ten Years Removed from Good Counsel, Diggs on Doorstep of Super Bowl

Ten years removed from his senior year as an All-Met receiver at Good Counsel High School, Stefon Diggs and his Buffalo Bills are on the precipice of playing in Super Bowl LV on February 7 in Tampa. While they are only one step away, it’s a big step. They’ll have to take out the defending […]

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January 21, 2021 | Joe Yasharoff

Maryland Resident Wins $731 Million Powerball Jackpot

The Maryland Lottery announced Thursday that someone bought the winning ticket worth an estimated $731 million – an all-time record for the state of Maryland and the 5th largest in U.S. lottery jackpot ever. The winning ticket was sold at Coney Market in Lonaconing in Allegany County in northwestern, Md. The store gets a $100,000 […]

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January 21, 2021 | Joe Yasharoff

Keeping Up With Katie: Ledecky Takes Part in Inauguration Video, Quotes Biden

Swimmer Katie Ledecky was one of three Olympic athletes that took part in the virtual Parade Across America that was included in Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration Celebrating America show that was broadcast Wednesday night. “Sustained by faith, driven by conviction, devoted to one another and the country we love with all our hearts."-President Joseph R. […]

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January 21, 2021 | Joe Yasharoff

Haskins Gets Second Chance with Pittsburgh Steelers

Dwayne Haskins has found a new home. The former Washington Football Team quarterback has agreed to one-year contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Haskins was selected with the 15th pick in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft out of Ohio State where he threw 50 touchdown passes his sophomore (and final) season. The Bullis […]

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January 8, 2021 | Joe Yasharoff

Four Teammates from Good Counsel’s 2011 Team Prep for NFL Playoffs

The NFL playoffs get underway this weekend with six games — three on Saturday including the NFC East Champion Washington Football Team hosting the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at 8:15 pm on NBC — and three on Sunday including the Baltimore Ravens (11-5) at the Tennessee Titans (11-5) at 1 p.m. on ABC. Four players involved […]

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August 31, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

Tributes Pour in for Georgetown Coaching Legend Thompson

The man who put Georgetown University basketball on the map and who was known as “Big John” has died. John Thompson, Jr, coached the Hoyas for 27 seasons taking a less than middling program and turned it into a national power. Thompson led the Hoyas to three Final Fours in the 1980’s winning a national […]

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