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Wamp's Gear Made for Hall of Fame Career

Former Rep. Zach Wamps baseball career included an MVP award, an inside-the-park home run, a hitting streak that spanned the length of his tenure on the diamond and a batting average better than .500. Not bad for a self-described B-minus athlete.

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GOP Hopes Lie in Small Ball

While Republicans have dominated the Congressional Baseball Game over the past half-century, 33-18-1 in the Roll Call era, Democrats go into this years matchup as the odds-on favorite to continue their four-game winning streak, led by Rep. Cedric L. Richmond on the mound.

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Republicans Rebuild, but Democrats Reload

After two consecutive losses to Louisiana Rep. Cedric L. Richmond, the ace of the Democrats pitching staff, Republicans are rebuilding. But unfortunately for the GOP, Democrats might be reloading.

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Literacy Center Scores Big Win

For Antonio Ward, the hardest part was admitting that he couldnt read.

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GOP Team Spotlight: Flake at the Hot Corner

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.

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Democratic Team Spotlight: The Democrats' 'Adam Bomb'

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.

Cancer Survivor's Softball Duties Are Extra Resonant

Kate Yglesias Houghton, a staffer at the Democratic National Committee, has been helping organize the Congressional Womens Softball Game since its inception five years ago.

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Teens Road-Tripping to Watch Gillibrand Play in Softball Game

The Congressional Womens 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.

Greater Washington Writers Series' First Pitch a Home Run

Hoping to use Bostons Great Fenway Park Writers Series as a template, two old Washington hands have launched the Greater Washington Writers Series.

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Nationals' Denard Span Connects With Community as He Settles Into Life in D.C.

Denard Span did not expect to return to Washington, D.C.

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Broadcasting Legend Bob Wolff Feted at LOC

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 librarys celebration marking the acquisition of former Washington Senators play-by-play man Bob Wolffs audio-visual recordings.

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Natitude? Annual Matchup Brings the Congresstude

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.

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Redskins Bill Might Affect Debate on Other Sports Teams' Monikers

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.

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Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Addresses Some Problems, Hits New Snags

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.

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Ready, Set, Run: Revamped National Marathon Takes to the Streets of Washington

The forecast includes a chance of rain, but that wont 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.

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Tips for Runners and Spectators for the 2013 National Marathon

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.

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Filibusters Out, Bracket Busters In When March Madness Comes to Town

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.

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Look Past the Underwear: This Run Is for a Good Cause

One could be forgiven if the reason for the annual Cupids Undie Run, raising money for The Childrens Tumor Foundation, gets a little lost in the spectacle of scantily clad 20-somethings running around Capitol Hill.

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The Yoga of Rules: Mysore Yoga Expands in D.C.

Walk into a Mysore class and you may have no idea where to start.

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Fun-Loving Competitors Swept Up by 'Dorky' Sport

Maybe youre 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.




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