This Week in Sport

The Decision 3-

On Sunday, LeBron James ended all of the speculations and decided to take his talents to Hollywood when it was announced on Sunday that he signed a 4-year 153.3 million dollar deal with the LA Lakers.

Unlike the decision 1, the choice was quick and sudden as his company Klutch Sports Group made the announcement.

The Lakers didn’t just sign the greatest player of all time, they also signed shooting guard Lance Stephenson. Stephenson is notorious for his antics on the court, especially his infamous “ear blowing” against his new teammate LeBron James. Stephenson will sign a one-year, $4.5 million deal after the Indiana Pacers declined his team option.

Terps Basketball

The University of Maryland was served two subpoenas from a grand jury by the U.S. District Attorney of the Southern District of New York today in regard to the ongoing investigation into corruption within NCAA Basketball.

The university released a statement that they complied with the subpoenas, and that “None of the responsive records shows evidence of any violations of applicable laws or NCAA bylaws by University coaches, staff or players.


If you hadn’t heard yet, the Maryland Terrapins Men’s Basketball Team will travel to Annapolis to play the Naval Academy Midshipmen in the 2018 Veterans Classic on November 9.

The evening will begin with Providence and Wichita State at 6 pm before the Terps and Mids tip off at 830pm.

The last time these two teams met was in the second round of the 1985 NCAA Tournament in Dayton, Ohio. Len Bias and David Robinson played were both on the rosters and Maryland defeated Navy 64-59.

Tickets are on sale now with tickets ranging from $50 to $75.

Orioles (24-62)

Guess what…The O’s are still garbage.

But the good news is that it’s Manny Machado’s birthday. So let us take a moment and honor this young man on what is undoubtedly his final circle around the sun with the Birds.

First of all, all-star voting has officially ended and Manny will surely be represent the AL in the Mid-Summer Classic at SS. It’s well deserved and I honestly hope the O’s wait to trade him so I can see him flash the leather and the lumber in an O’s cap one more time during the break.

Manny is the only shining light on the blunder that we call the 2018 baseball season.

And don’t worry, the Orioles are still keeping the dream alive after dropping both games to Philly this week and losing their opener to the Twins last night.

Nationals (43-43)

The Washington Nationals have been in a slump lately, as you’ve undoubtedly noticed. After falling to a 42-43 record, Nat’s clubhouse, led by Cy Young Award-winning pitcher Max Scherzer, held a players-only meeting on Wednesday to discuss the recent struggles.

That meeting worked (at least for one night). The Nat’s were down 9-0 before Trey Turner launched a go-ahead grand slam in the bottom of the 6th inning. The Nats scored 14 unanswered runs to beat the flailing Marlins 14-12.

Also, After missing 16 games with a fractured finger on his left hand, Nat’s IF/OF utility man Matt Adams has been reinstated off the 10-day DL. Adams returns with a .275 avg. with seven DBL, 13 HR, 36 RBI.

Left-handed pitcher Tim Collins has been designated for assignment to make room for Adams. Collins appeared in 17 games for the Nat’s bullpen. He had a 2.77 ERA with four ER in 13 IP.


The Washington Capitals are still Stanley Cup Champions. It feels nice, and I plan on saying it until the day it isn’t true. This past week, Caps equipment manager and Annapolis Native Craig Leydig had his day with the trophy. Leydig couldn’t think of any other way to spend his 24 hours than by sharing it with his Annapolitan brothers and sisters.

The streets were lined early in the morning as the Cup made its way around town, but none were more symbolic than when the cup made a stop at the Capital Gazette’s temporary offices. These offices are being used in lieu of their normal offices after the horrific attacks that took place on the 28th of June.

DC United

Wayne Rooney is officially a member of the DC United Football club and the legendary scorer has one mission in mind.

“I think the club has got great history, and it’s been tough over the last few years,” Rooney said. “And the club needs to look back at the history it’s got and it needs to try and create more history.”

Rooney is wearing the No. 9, a number he has never worn before to signify his new identity as a member of the club.

“I have to adapt to whatever, however the club is ran,” Rooney said. “I’m not going to come in and say I want this change and I want that change. I’ll adapt to the way the club is ran and embrace it, and I look forward to doing that.”

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