Sports Daily: ‘It’s never easy,’ but Ted Leonsis delivered D.C. a title and a team to take pride in

Max Scherzer can’t do it all, and the Nationals drop their series finale to the Giants; You’ve got to hand it to ’em: The Capitals’ Stanley Cup pass stuck to convention
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‘It’s never easy,’ but Ted Leonsis delivered D.C. a title and a team to take pride in
Leonsis, who bought the Capitals in 1999, felt the same sting his fan base felt, over and over, layered with responsibility.
By Adam Kilgore • Read more »
Max Scherzer can’t do it all, and the Nationals drop their series finale to the Giants
Scherzer allows just a two-run homer to Brandon Crawford, but Washington manages only three hits in a 2-0 loss to San Francisco.
By Chelsea Janes • Read more »
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You’ve got to hand it to ’em: The Capitals’ Stanley Cup pass stuck to convention
As tradition dictates, the exchanges on the T-Mobile Arena ice went from veterans to younger players until everyone had a turn holding the trophy.
By Jesse Dougherty • Read more »
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Daniel Murphy could rejoin the Nationals’ lineup this week, ‘if he feels like he’s ready’
Murphy hasn’t played in a major league game this season after undergoing microfracture surgery on his right knee in October.
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America used to do everything well, but now we can’t even qualify for the World Cup
We have hundreds of millions of people in this country, and we cannot find 20 of them who can play soccer?
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In Iceland, World Cup players aren’t gods. They’re neighbors.
The world’s biggest soccer tournament will welcome a nation of just 340,000, “where everybody knows someone, or knows someone who knows someone,” according to the head coach, who is also a practicing dentist.
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The Capitals’ season — from bitter disappointment to a Stanley Cup
The 2017-18 Capitals were not expected to contend for the Stanley Cup. This is the story of how they surprised the hockey world.
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