April 27, 2015

Sports Archive

Senate Leaders Are Sports Throwbacks

A couple of generations ago, America’s top sports were baseball, horse racing and boxing. Times change, but the Senate’s top two leaders love to kick it old school.

Baseball Polling, in Black and White

Roughly one-third of Americans surveyed in a HBO Real Sports/Marist Poll released recently think the decline in African-American participation in baseball is reason for concern.

Play Paul! Rand to Play in Congressional Baseball Game

Break out the “Take Me Out to the Paul Game” T-shirts.

Congressional Hits and Misses: Week of April 13, 2015 (Video)

Lawmakers shook off the rust of a two-week recess recalling trips to McDonald’s, playing their favorite Disney ringtones and counting to seven.

Reid Not Sure If Boxing Blows to the Head Were Good for Him

CNBC’s John Harwood gets the award for today’s quote of the day from Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid.

Lawmakers Lace Up Their Cleats for Charity Soccer Match

Ten members of Congress will trade their suits for soccer jerseys next week to compete in the third annual Capital Soccer Classic.

Golf Lobby Continues Chipping Away at Congress

Advocates for living life 18 holes at a time are scheduled to bring their “A” game to Capitol Hill on Wednesday for another round of links-related outreach.

Cherry Blossom Run Packet Pickup in CVC

Are you participating in the annual Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run on April 12? A reminder those competing in the event’s Capitol Hill Competition can pick up their race packets from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Capitol Visitor Center’s HVC-215.

Murphy, Blumenthal Confident About Friendly Bet on Women's Basketball Title Game

The Connecticut and Indiana Senate delegations have made a rather sweet wager ahead of Tuesday night’s NCAA women’s basketball championship game in Florida, and the Connecticut senators are sounding pretty confident.

Selling Out at the Tune Inn

“I wouldn’t be sitting here if it wasn’t sold out.”

Opening Day Wasn't Always a Given in D.C.

It’s opening day for Major League Baseball and the Washington Nationals are the odds-on favorite to win the 2015 World Series. It wasn’t always like this.

Congressional Hits and Misses: Best of Barbara Mikulski (Video)

With Congress out of town, Heard on the Hill pays tribute this week to the longest serving woman in Congress. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski teaches us about “soft-hearted social workers,” calcium-rich beverages and Girl Scout cookies.

Senate Loses Top Baseball Nut (Video)

Updated March 30, 2:30 p.m. | With Harry Reid’s retirement, the Senate is not just losing its top Democrat. It’s losing its foremost baseball fan.

A Taste of March Madness at Charity Basketball Game

“We talked about madness in March — this is as mad as it gets!”

Lawmakers Show Off Blades of Glory

BALLSTON, Va. — Canadians and Minnesotans are some of the nicest people you can meet — unless they have a hockey stick in their hands.

A Gold Medal for the Golden Bear

An emotional Jack Nicklaus received the Congressional Gold Medal Tuesday, honoring his achievements on and off the golf course.

Democrats Lose Adam Smith, but Coach Mike Doyle Remains Confident

Rep. Adam Smith is recovering from his second hip surgery, placing the Washington Democrat on the disabled list for the upcoming 54th Annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game.

Congressional Hits and Misses: Week of March 16, 2015 (Video)

Between St. Patrick’s Day and March Madness, last week was a little longer than usual for everyone on the Hill. Members occupied their time arguing over the “little guy,” monogamous relationships and the correct pronunciation of “Xavier.”

Date Set for Congressional Golf Tournament

Get excited: The 14th annual First Tee Congressional Challenge is scheduled for Monday, July 27.

Lawmakers Have Their Own NCAA Bracket Challenge

Occasionally, members of Congress are just like the rest of us.