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August 5, 2020 | Alex Argiris

Damascus Cougars Youth Football Coach Tests Positive for COVID-19

A Damascus Cougars youth football coach tested positive for coronavirus on August 2 after practicing with the team in the days leading up to his diagnosis. The unidentified coach is now quarantining and the entire football team is self-monitoring for coronavirus symptoms. In a statement to MCM, the Damascus Sports Association Board of Directors confirmed […]

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July 23, 2020 | Alex Argiris

What’s in a Name? DC Franchise Goes With ‘Washington Football Team’

Washington DC’s NFL franchise will now be called the “Washington Football Team,” pending a permanent new name, the team announced Thursday. The name change is temporary, as the team continues to evaluate potential options for rebranding the franchise. It begins here… pic.twitter.com/CHCCZ64W81 — Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) July 23, 2020 The team officially updated its […]

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July 22, 2020 | Alex Argiris

Washington NFL Team Hires Julie Donaldson as Senior Vice President of Media

NBC Sports Washington anchor Julie Donaldson was named Senior Vice President of Media and Content for Washington’s NFL team on Tuesday. Donaldson will replace Larry Michael, who abruptly retired from the organization last week amid sexual harassment allegations. Donaldson will oversee all of the team’s broadcasts, making her the franchise’s highest ranking female executive. She […]

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July 20, 2020 | Alex Argiris

Maryland Private Schools Delay Start of Fall Sports Season

The Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association and Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland announced the delay of fall sports. In a statement released on Friday, the two governing bodies of private school sports in Maryland said that fall practices will not begin until at least September 1. “At this time, we anticipate that league play will commence […]

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July 15, 2020 | Alex Argiris

Longtime Radio Voice of Washington’s NFL Team Abruptly Retires

Just three days after firing two members of their personnel department and two days after announcing that they will change the team’s controversial name, the Washington NFL team’s tumultuous offseason continued Wednesday. The team’s longtime radio play-by-play announcer, Larry Michael, abruptly announced his retirement via a statement. Michael, who was raised in Silver Spring and […]

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July 13, 2020 | Alex Argiris

Redskins Officially Announce They Will Retire Controversial Name, Logo

Less than two weeks after the Washington Redskins said they would undergo a review of the team’s controversial name, the franchise announced that they will officially retire their nickname and logo. The team released a brief statement Monday morning announcing the decision to rebrand the franchise. “Dan Snyder and Coach (Ron) Rivera are working closely […]

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July 6, 2020 | Alex Argiris

Under Pressure, Redskins Rapidly Move Toward Name Change

Amid a national reckoning over systemic racism and increasing corporate pressure, the Washington Redskins appear poised to change their controversial name. That unexpected realization is the result of an avalanche of potentially devastating financial implications for team owner Dan Snyder. Calls to change the team’s name have gone on for decades. Snyder has previously vowed […]

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May 3, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

Legendary Montgomery County Football Coach Roy Lester Dies

Legendary former Montgomery County football coach Roy Lester – known for a wicked sense of humor, chewing tobacco and winning lots of football games – died Sunday morning in Rockville at the age of 96. As the head coach of Richard Montgomery High School from 1959-68, Lester led the Rockets to an 86-10-1 record including […]

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April 23, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

Trevon Diggs on Cusp of Joining Brother Stefon in NFL

Day one of the NFL Draft is Thursday night. For one local kid, it’s an opportunity to follow his brother into the NFL. Trevon Diggs grew up in Gaithersburg attending The Avalon School. After four years at Alabama, he’s now on the verge of fulfilling his dream of joining brother Stefon – a wide receiver […]

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April 20, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

Former Richard Montgomery High, Baltimore Colts Great Mike Curtis Dies

Mike Curtis, the hard-nosed linebacker who grew up in Rockville and starred at Richard Montgomery High School, Duke University and the Baltimore Colts in the 60’s and 70’s, died Monday morning in St. Petersburg, Florida. He was 77. Known as “Mad Dog,” Curtis made a huge play in Super Bowl V picking off a pass […]

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