The DC United get the lead item in the Ticker today – who saw that coming? Here’s a wrap-up of local sports news that is worth knowing, but maybe not worthy of a full post. It’s the WLDC Sports Ticker!
SB Nation reported yesterday that United are in serious talks to acquire one of the leading American strikers, Charlie Davies, for a one-year loan from his French club. Beyond adding a fresh, young striker to the 2011 squad, there is a back story: Davies was unable to play in last summer’s World Cup after sustaining injuries in a brutal car crash on the GW Parkway while the US Men’s National Team was in town to play a qualifying match against Costa Rica in October of 2009…United also unveiled a stellar third jersey last week, and you better believe I’ll rock that red with Davies on the back if the first point comes through.
Want to be a Racing President at Nationals Park? You can apply for an invitation to the private auditions with the club by getting your mascot CV and other particulars in by Friday, February 11…I don’t think anyone had more fun at All-Star Weekend than the Caps’ Alexander Ovechkin; first, taking a picture of last pick Phil Kessel during the draft with a goofy smile on his face, then winning the Breakway Challenge and wrapping it up with a little stick throw interference during the game itself. Awesome…Whether or not the fan dunk was a “fan” dunk, it was still a sweet moment at a recent Wizards game.
Final Number(s): 299, 66 – the respective number of days since the Wizards last won on the road (April 9 of last season, in Boston) and the Caps won past regulation (a shootout victory over Carolina on November 28).