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BetMGM Launches with Retail Sports Betting Thursday

In Football, Sports by RUNINdc

Photo by Jason Morenz OXON HILL, Md. — BetMGM launched at MGM National Harbor on Thursday, Dec 9th. Governor Hogan, former NFL quarterback Joe Theismann and Prince George’s County Council chair Calvin Hawkins made the first wagers. Gov. Larry Hogan, a supporter of legal sports wagering, placed the first bet in the state moments after a ceremonial ribbon-cutting event. Hogan …

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Walters Gearing up for Football

In Sports by RUNINdc

The Nationals were hosting the Braves, and although I couldn’t attend the game, been next door was the next best thing. The Braves were coming off the heels of the modern day NL record of 29 runs against the Marlins. Baseball is not the same this year without fans. When I walked into Walters, I noticed that not a single …

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GW Sets a World Record

In Sports by RUNINdc

Picture by Jason Morenz Three thousand fans donned tricorn hats setting GW Basketball in the record books for the largest gathering of people wearing tricorn hats in the same place. To top it off,  the GW Colonials beat their arch rival George Mason Patriots 73-67 at the Charles E. Smith Center giving head coach Jamion Christian his first victory in …

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Mystics Magic in Ward 8

In News, Openings, Sports by RUNINdc

Seems out of place to be watching professional basketball in an arena the same size as some high school gyms. But after all, having the Mystics, the reigning Eastern Conference champions, play in my neck of the woods feels quite surreal. Last year, they played across the River at the Capital One, sharing a home with the struggling Wizards. There …

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Caps Host View Game vs Canes in Capital One

In Events, Sports by RUNINdc

The Washington Capitals hosted a free Game 4 Viewing Party Thursday to a packed Capital One Arena. Unfortunately, the Carolina Hurricanes won in Raleigh to even the series 2-2 .  Also the Caps lost right wing Oshie to injury. The Caps will host the Canes in Game 5 Saturday night.

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Wizards Come to Southeast

In Sports by RUNINdc

This Saturday, Southeast’s new Entertainment and Sports Arena opens with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Located in St Elizabeth’s, the former site for a psychiatric hospital, the arena is the beginning of major redevelopment of the 180-acre campus. At 114,000 square feet, the arena will serve as a training facility for the Wizards and the home court for the WNBA Eastern …

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Why the Nats will Finally Win in ’18

In Baseball, Food, Opinion, Sports by RUNINdc

The wretched curse is finally LIFTED. The team that won President’s Trophy thrice with arguably Hockey’s greatest current player finally won the Big Stanley. But this wasn’t a given — the Washington Capitals were known for choking in the second round, mostly to our arch rival Penguins. But the Caps did something remarkable, even coming back from behind against the …

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UMBC’s New Multi-Purpose Events Center

In News, Sports by RUNINdc

fter two years of construction the UMBC Events Center will open this Saturday at 4pm with a men’s basketball game against the Vermont Catamounts. Nancy Young, the school’s vice president for student affairs, said that the Event Center was built to enhance athletics, student life and the university’s relationship with the community. UMBC’s varsity men’s and women’s basketball teams, as …

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Potomac Lanes Bowling

In Food, Sports by RUNINdc

owling has gone through a major transformation since its heydays in the 90s. There has been a steady reduction in bowling leagues over the years and investors have realized that bowling centers can be sold and the land could be used for more profitable ventures. The decrease in league bowlers is the main reason there has been a sizeable decline in …

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EU Embassy Run Raises 2K for Team River Runner

In Charity, Food, Sports by RUNINdc

n Sat, May 14, the annual EU Embassy Run was held formally for only the fifth time, yet it was bigger and better than ever before. Doubling the numbers from the year prior, over 120 runners and volunteers gathered in front of Van Ness/UDC Metro station to embark on a trek across Europe (by way of DC) This was no easy task – …

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MLB 1 Game Wildcard – Stupidity at its Finest

In Opinion, Sports by RUNINdc

o tonight the Pirates play the Cubs for the American League wildcard spot.  Last night the Astros shutout the Yankees. Theres a lot of excitement for sure. But in baseball anything can happen in one game. The pitcher could be having a bad day.  The umpire could make the wrong call.  In a best of five or three series, there’s …

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Wizards Move Practice to St Elizabeths East

In Fun, News, News & Culture, Sports by RUNINdc

t Elizabeths East a National Historic has been chosen as the future home of the Washington Wizards.  The Wizards will practice at a modern training facility to be built there.  In addition this will be the home arena for the Washington Mystics and will have up to 5,000 seats. The St Elizabeths’ landmark and is specially zoned as the StE …

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Grand Trunk Debuts House of Cards.

In Asian, Fun, News, Openings, Penn Quarter, Police, Sports, Tv Shows by RUNINdc

Congress may have just given DHS a last-minute lifeline, but back in the imaginary world of House of Cards, there would be no resolution. Perhaps there was no better venue to kick off Season 3 than at the sparkling new Grand Trunk on Indiana Ave NW.  The glitzy 24-hour eatery with its gold decor, alligator-embossed leather seats, replete with 70-something TVs displaying Spacey’s …

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Bracket Room Packs it Big for the Superbowl

In Arlington, Clarendon, Football, Sports by RUNINdc

The Bracket Room is popular with the female clientele and Patriots Football in Clarendon VA It’s also a packed with fans during the games. But it’s not a regular run of the mill sports bar. First the food is something to cheer about.  The menu is cleverly designed by price (not by category) and offers an upscale version of traditional bar food …

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Carolina Fans Celebrate NFC South Win

In Dupont Circle, Sports by RUNINdc

Carolina fans woke up Saturday to some bad news.  Due to a stabbing incident at McFadden’s early that morning, the bar would be closed for the next 96 hours. The rush was on to find a new game watching location for the critical Sunday Winner-Take-All matchup Thankfully, Sign of the Whale, whose Eagles had been eliminated the previous week, offered to …

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Browns Backers @RFD

In Sports by RUNINdc

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Victory in Berlin

In Capitol Hill, Fun, Soccer, Sports by RUNINdc

When Mario Goetze scored what would the game-winning goal for Germany in over time, the entire Cafe Berlin erupted with joy. This is the first year we have shown World Cup games at Cafe Berlin,” says owner Clytie Roberts-Glage  “We have shown all the German games for this World Cup.” The victory for Germany marks the first time a European team has …

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German Fans Whoop it Up @ The Biergarten

In Fun, H Street, Soccer, Sports by RUNINdc

German fans from all over the DMV converged at DC’s iconic Deutschland to savor Bavarian food, German drafts and cheer on their beloved National Football Team.  Long time German fans and brand spanking new ones crammed into the Biergarten Haus‘s spacious open patios to witness Germany make history — becoming World Champions for the fourth time, but the first in …

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Fans Celebrate Record Win in Biergarten

In Events, Fun, H Street, News, Sports by RUNINdc

In Biergarten Haus, H-Street‘s little Deutschland, fans piled in shortly after lunch, all decked out in black, red and gold.  The crowd was jubilant but cautious — many were expecting a close game — no one expected anything like this. What transpired was a shocker so surreal that some began to cheer when Brazil finally scored.  Either way, the entire match had become a …

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B Too Wins the Wager

In 14th Street, Fun, Sports by RUNINdc

B Too and the Pig located next door set a friendly bet before the big match. So who would win the crispy wafelburger, a classic burger with crispy onions dripping with chipotle mayo or the famous wild boar ragu. The game was a nail biter all the way with Belgium threateing many times but the US stopping.   Eventually in overtime the top ranked …