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The real winner in the D.C. United stadium deal

Forget about the team or the developers, the real winners in the D.C. United stadium deal are the fans.

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  • American Hockey League

    All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Manchester 26 18 6 1 1 38 88 59 Providence 27 14 11 2 0 30 76 69 Portland 28 14 14 0 0 28 68 69 St. John’s 31 11 14 5 1 28 70 99 Worcester 25 11…

  • Beijing ramping up bid for 2022 Winter Olympics

    BEIJING (AP) — Beijing is ramping up its bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics by holding a series of international athletic competitions and promotional events. Games organizers said Thursday the upcoming season-opening Freestyle Skiing World Cup in Beijing’s Bird’s Nest stadium will be the first of six international competitions in the capital city and Shanghai.…

  • AP Top WorldCup News At 3:42 a.m. EST

    Qatar: Building team to spring surprise in 2022 Two-speed labor system in Qatar for 2022 World Cup Qatar: Small country the big new player in sport Qatar’s World Cup: Not what you might expect Qatar: Where is it? What is it? FIFA official: WCup boycott would be ‘nonsense’ Whistleblower: FIFA report discredited my account Only…

  • Qatar: Building team to spring surprise in 2022

    DOHA, Qatar (AP) — It’s a cold, hard fact of football: Countries with tiny populations don’t generally beat big ones with deep wells of talented players. So how embarrassing might the score be when Qatar — smallest host in World Cup history, with just 282,750 citizens — plays the opening game of its 2022 tournament…

  • Todd Davis quickly carves out niche in Denver

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — In his six months in New Orleans, undrafted linebacker Todd Davis was waived four times, bouncing back and forth between the Saints’ practice squad and their active roster. Now he’s part of Denver’s deep linebacker corps that’s being tested following injuries to Danny Trevathan (dislocated left kneecap) and top tackler Brandon…

  • Column: Thaw in US-Cuba relations warms up MLB

    If one ripple from the thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations means baseball prospects get off the island and into the major leagues without payoffs to smugglers and threats from kidnappers, it’s hard to see the downside. Just don’t expect too much, too soon. Barely two hours after President Barack Obama’s dramatic announcement Wednesday in Washington, both…

  • Stars blank Canucks 2-0 behind Lehtonen’s 27 saves

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Kari Lehtonen was tested immediately by the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday night. The Dallas goalie stoned Radim Vrbata just more than 30 seconds into the first period and stared down a number of other great chances in the opening 20 minutes of the Stars’ 2-0 victory. “That’s always huge when…

  • Gaines lone rookie CB in NFL to start every game

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Defensive back E.J. Gaines slipped into St. Louis Rams training camp as an afterthought. Turns out, the sixth-round pick has been a steal. Gaines has started every game for a defense that hasn’t allowed a touchdown the last three games. He is the only rookie cornerback in the NFL to start…

  • Harden scores 41, Rockets beat Nuggets in OT

    DENVER (AP) — James Harden couldn’t quite fight his way through traffic and just barely missed getting his hand in the face of Arron Afflalo as the Nuggets swingman knocked down a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to end regulation. No big deal, though. Harden more than atoned in overtime. Harden scored eight of his 41 points in…

  • NBA Capsules

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Shelvin Mack scored a career-high 24 points and the Atlanta Hawks routed the Cleveland Cavaliers 127-98 Wednesday night for their 11th victory in 12 games. Mack, a reserve guard who came in averaging 3.8 points, made all six of his 3-pointers as the Hawks went 16 for 28 from behind the arc.…

  • Chandler helps Oregon drop Northridge 79-56

    EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — In only seven minutes on the floor, Michael Chandler made a big impression in his Oregon debut on Wednesday night. Coach Dana Altman finally unveiled his tallest player, and the 6-foot-10 center scored 13 points off the bench to help lead the Ducks to a 79-56 victory over Cal State Northridge.…

  • Clippers edge Pacers for 102-100 win

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Defense, and DeAndre Jordan’s unyielding effort on the glass at both ends of the court, ultimately was the deciding factor for the Los Angeles Clippers in a grueling victory over the struggling Indiana Pacers. Blake Griffin had 31 points and 16 rebounds, Jordan added 23 rebounds and 15 points, and the…

  • Aldridge, Trail Blazers rally to beat Bucks 104-97

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Thomas Robinson was rewarded with a standing ovation during his very first NBA start. Robinson had 15 points and 16 rebounds while starting in place of injured center Robin Lopez, sparking the Portland Trail Blazers to a 104-97 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night. “I was a little nervous,”…

  • Your Top Plays for Today

    Your Top Plays for Today: AP’s Sports Guide ___ GRIZZLIES OUTLAST SPURS IN TRIPLE OVERTIME Memphis proves its credentials with a triple-overtime win at San Antonio, a day after ending Golden State’s 16-game winning streak. http://m.apnews.com/ap/db_268754/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=C9jnYLre ___ AMERICAN LAWYER WHO HEADED WORLD CUP PROBES QUITS FIFA IN PROTEST Michael Garcia, who led the investigation into…

  • No. 16 Washington routs Grambling State 86-38

    SEATTLE (AP) — Shawn Kemp Jr. scored 13 of his 21 points in the first half, Andrew Andrews added 16 points and No. 16 Washington raced past Grambling State 86-38 on Wednesday night. Washington (9-0) extended its best start since beginning the 2005-06 season 11-0, leading 45-13 at halftime and by as many as 51…