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Past articles by Scott:

Women’s basketball legend Nikki McCray-Penson dies at 51

Nikki McCray-Penson, a Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame inductee, starred at Tennessee before starting her WNBA career with the expansion Washington Mystics. → Read More

The rich history of baseball’s Negro Leagues arrives in theaters

In his new documentary “The League,” director Sam Pollard goes deep on the complex rise and fall of Rube Foster’s visionary idea. → Read More

After Qatar controversy, FIFA announces armband options for women’s World Cup

One of the eight options is a multicolored “Unite for Inclusion” design, but the OneLove armband at the center of controversy last year is not permitted. → Read More

The 25 longest-tenured D.C. pro athletes of all-time

Walter Johnson and Darrell Green top the list, which includes three active players. → Read More

Caps continue to dominate list of longest-tenured D.C. pro athletes

Wizards guard Bradley Beal was fifth on the list before being traded. → Read More

The Wizards have a long history of wasting second-round picks

Washington's new front office has stockpiled second-round picks. Might some of them turn into productive NBA players? → Read More

NBCSW to get new name, new shows, including one hosted by Rachel Nichols

NBC Sports Washington will rebrand as Monumental Sports Network in September and introduce several new team-focused shows and broadcast enhancements. → Read More

Wake Forest’s 1955 College World Series run sparked religious fervor, protest

Criticism for playing on Sunday was only one of the obstacles the Demon Deacons faced en route to the championship. → Read More

D.C. Sports Hall of Fame 2023 class includes Ralph Friedgen, Ken Niumatalolo

The 1977-78 NBA champion Washington Bullets will be recognized as a "Team of Distinction." → Read More

A Stanford pitcher threw a complete game. It took 156 pitches.

Left-hander Quinn Mathews, a 19th-round pick of the Tampa Bay Rays last year, struck out 16 to help Stanford stave off elimination against Texas. → Read More

King Charles III’s introduction to Major League Baseball was a 1970 Senators game

Charles, who was the Prince of Wales at the time, was educated on the difference between a foul ball and a home run by President Nixon’s son-in-law. → Read More

Taking stock of the 2018 Stanley Cup champion Capitals no longer with the team

Five years later, only six players from the Capitals' title-winning team remain on the roster. → Read More

Five years ago, the Capitals won the Cup. Fans won’t forget the feeling.

It has been five years since the Capitals won their first Stanley Cup. The magical run produced memories and new fans. → Read More

Baseball’s oddest arms race featured balls thrown from the Washington Monument

Washington Senators catcher Gabby Street was the first to catch a baseball from the Washington Monument in 1908. His feat sparked even more daring attempts. → Read More

The best features of the Orioles’ City Connect uniform are hidden

The exterior of the jersey is black and white, while the interior lining features a multicolored representation of Baltimore's neighborhoods. → Read More

Minor league baseball team to bid Dan Snyder good riddance with Josh Harris promotion

The Bowie Baysox will hold a forward-looking celebration of the Washington Commanders’ impending ownership change during Thursday’s game. → Read More

Rating every game on the Commanders’ 2023 schedule

Seriously, who asked for a Thursday night rematch with the Chicago Bears? → Read More

Remembering the 1998 Knicks-Heat brawl: Jeff Van Gundy vs. Alonzo Mourning’s leg

Knicks Coach Jeff Van Gundy ran onto the court to break up a Game 4 fight. He ended up on the ground, looking “like a jockey who fell off a horse.” → Read More

The 1904 Senators set the bar for D.C. baseball futility

The 1904 Washington Senators, who opened the season 0-13-1, were the butt of jokes. The team’s .252 winning percentage remains MLB’s fourth worst since 1900. → Read More

Nick Nurse, who led Raptors to first NBA title, dismissed as coach

The Toronto Raptors were 227-163 in five seasons under Nick Nurse, but missed the playoffs this year. → Read More