Posts Tagged ‘washington kastles’

Washington Kastles Move to Foggy Bottom

The Washington Kastles, the professional tennis squad in the World TeamTennis league, will leave its courts on the Southwest Waterfront and relocate to Foggy Bottom's newly renovated Charles E. Smith Center at GW, the team announced today. 
The team has played in a stadium on the Southwest Waterfront for three seasons, and is being forced to relocate, according to the Washington Business Journal, because the development of The Wharf, [...]

The Needle: Does Whatever a D.C. Council Can Edition

Good Council: The D.C. Council passed a living-wage bill over Walmart's objections, introduced a marijuana decriminalization bill, let Vincent Orange wax megalomaniacal about whether his office has a side-door, and hung out with Spider-Man. How much do you love this town right now? +10
Autumn (and Winter, and Spring, and Summer) Leaves: Howard University Hospital employees [...]

The Needle: Don’t Blame Us Edition

Washington, Not D.C.: For residents of the District, looking at Twitter this weekend was even more alarming than usual. A charming slogan—#FuckYouWashington—threatened to take over the site. But this had nothing to do with Harry Thomas Jr.'s nonprofits, or the fate of Tommy Wells, or any of the local scandals that get myopic little twits [...]

The Needle: Cycling With Sulaimon Edition

Adult Edu-tainment: There's finally an anchor tenant for the Southwest Waterfront development complex—Graduate School USA, the institution formerly known as the U.S. Department of Agriculture grad school. (There's also a new name for the complex—"The Wharf on the Southwest Waterfront," which makes us expect to see Elia Kazan guest-lecturing on filmmaking.) So far, the other major [...]

The Needle: Players Win and Winners Play Edition

The House Always Wins: In the first month since opening near Ocean City, Maryland's new Ocean Downs casino took in $3 million. Not bad, considering it's not exactly high season at the beach. Another casino near Perryville, off I-95, generated another $7.7 million. Maybe D.C. officials should look into gambling as a source of local [...]

Homeless Soccer Tournament Returns to D.C.

The Street Soccer USA Cup is back in town. The annual homeless soccer tournament features 18 teams of homeless players from across the country, competing for the national championship. The tournament is run by Street Soccer USA, a non-profit that provides job and educational opportunities to homeless people, as well as a sports program [...]

The Friday Limerick Review

Like you, I was flummoxed to learn
Our leader! A signal-less turn!
The man is a menace
When late for his tennis
The match is a bigger concern
At sixteen you can't drink a Bud
(You'd just hit the ground with a thud)
The Red Cross is low
On stocks of type O
So maybe soon teens can give blood
A lot like a snowball [...]

Cheap Seats Daily: Alberto Gonzales Banished to American Siberia?

The Washington Kastles lost to the Philadelphia Freedoms, the team named after an Elton John song or vice versa, in their home opener last night. The big stories were the sellout crowd that filled Empty Parking Lot Arena, or whatever the temp downtown stadium is called, and the appearance of tireless Venus Williams, who gave [...]

Cheap Seats Daily: DC United Faces Another David?

D.C. United's pride, but little else, is on the line again in a U.S. Open Cup match tonight at the Maryland SoccerPlex. Fresh off vanquishing the amateur Ocean City (N.J.) Barons, otherwise known as "the Real Madrid of Ocean City (N.J.)," United now has to take on the Harrisburg City Islanders, known around their hometown [...]