| June 10, 2013, 11 a.m.
Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., was brought onboard the Republican congressional baseball team under false pretenses, and a boatload of great expectations, thanks to a mischievous House colleague.
| June 10, 2013, 11 a.m.
Rep. Adam Smith said his baseball career ended as a kid because he was too hard on himself — a condition the Washington Democrat chalked up to the mental issues of a child who simply took the game too seriously.
| May 23, 2013, 4:07 p.m.
Kate Yglesias Houghton, a staffer at the Democratic National Committee, has been helping organize the Congressional Women’s Softball Game since its inception five years ago.
| May 23, 2013, 3:41 p.m.
The Congressional Women’s Softball Game has a bit of a fanatic following this year beyond the dedicated members of Congress, female journalists of the Capitol press corps and their long-suffering families and friends.
| May 16, 2013, 2:16 p.m.
Hoping to use Boston’s Great Fenway Park Writers Series as a template, two old Washington hands have launched the Greater Washington Writers Series.
| May 9, 2013, 1:56 p.m.
Denard Span did not expect to return to Washington, D.C.
| April 26, 2013, 4:40 p.m.
“Sports and sporting events have a way of bringing people together,” Librarian of Congress James Billington said Friday, surveying the crowd of sports broadcasters and fans at the library’s celebration marking the acquisition of former Washington Senators play-by-play man Bob Wolff’s audio-visual recordings.
| April 18, 2013, 5:13 p.m.
Natitude has hit Washingtonians hard with the kickoff of the Major League Baseball season and fans rooting for the Nationals to bring home World Series rings. But everyone knows the one championship you can count on at Nationals Park is on June 13, when Democrats and Republicans face off for the 52nd Annual CQ Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game.
| March 25, 2013, 6:23 p.m.
As Congress sparred over budget blueprints and stopgap spending measures last week, 10 lawmakers introduced legislation that would address a very different issue — the name of the Washington Redskins football team. And the legislation has the potential to affect the debate on other pro sports teams across the country with names referencing American Indians.
| March 21, 2013, 5:53 p.m.
After boasting of a well-run marathon with better organization than in previous years, the Competitor Group Inc.’s Rock ’n’ Roll USA Marathon in Washington, D.C., was a letdown for many runners hoping for a smooth experience.
| March 13, 2013, 7:08 p.m.
The forecast includes a chance of rain, but that won’t deter the 30,000 runners who will line up on Constitution Avenue and run across the National Mall and through D.C. neighborhoods along the way to finishing 13.1 miles or 26.2 miles.
| March 13, 2013, 7:03 p.m.
Kicking off race weekend is the Health & Fitness Expo, which takes place at the D.C. Armory on Thursday and Friday. All runners must attend to pick up their race bibs. It is free and open to the public.
| March 7, 2013, 5:52 p.m.
March Madness is getting ready to blow in. Come March 19, basketball will pervade every television, laptop, tablet, cubicle, bar and college rivalry and all weekend plans. And just as soon as it arrives, it fades as, one by one, the teams fall in the single-elimination tournament that consistently produces major upsets and Cinderella stories worthy of a “Hunger Games” novel.
| Feb. 14, 2013, 6:24 p.m.
One could be forgiven if the reason for the annual Cupid’s Undie Run, raising money for The Children’s Tumor Foundation, gets a little lost in the spectacle of scantily clad 20-somethings running around Capitol Hill.
| Jan. 24, 2013, 5:29 p.m.
Walk into a Mysore class and you may have no idea where to start.
| Dec. 20, 2012, 6:42 p.m.
Maybe you’re a Caps fan missing NHL action or are just searching for a sport that requires no experience and involves ice, fun and general ridiculousness. Look no further than broomball, a bizarre cross between ice hockey and field hockey.
| Dec. 20, 2012, 6:35 p.m.
The Democratic National Committee is ready for its employees to get physical. It’s even happy to help employees pay for the privilege.
| Nov. 19, 2012, 7:57 p.m.
Mac McKenney never thought he would run marathons. When he joined the Capitol Hill Running Club nearly 10 years ago, he could barely jog three and a half miles, the club’s shortest run.
| Oct. 5, 2012, 2:23 p.m.
House Softball League Commissioner Anthony Reed’s DGS squad earned the title in the HSL in the team’s 14th and final season but came up short in the King of the Hill Game against Senate Softball League champs Stoney’s, losing 15-7 on Thursday night.
| Sept. 19, 2012, 11:15 p.m.
Sometimes, reality is stranger —and sweeter — than fiction.