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As one of the administrators of The Athletes Hub, Adam Grundy has been with the site since July of 2017. Covering sports around the D.C. area primarily, Adam has utilized himself in covering a plethora of topics.

NHL

The DC Sports Curse Has Been Shattered

I still can’t believe what I just witnessed last evening. The Washington Capitals have finally secured their franchise’s first Stanley Cup Championship in dominant fashion, winning the series in five games versus the Las Vegas Golden Knights. That loud sound you heard last night was all of Washington, DC exhaling in relief as the DC […]

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MLB

Rumors of the Nationals Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

It’s funny how quickly things can change in a long baseball season. The Washington Nationals have now surpassed the Atlanta Braves for first place in NL East division. The Nats have won their sixth straight game, and eight of their last ten games. This Washington team is also suddenly getting healthier again, with Adam Eaton […]

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MLB

The Nationals Are Poised For a Fight With the Braves

A quick look at the National League East standings finds the Washington Nationals in a heated three-way battle with the Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies. The Nats, who currently sit in third place with a record of 26-21, are starting to gain back some of the lost momentum from their rough outings against the LA […]

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NBA

Confessions of a (Former) LeBron James Hater

LeBron James has long been a polarizing athlete to be a fan of. It seems like James “witnesses” are all-in on him, regardless of which uniform he dons, while the rest of the fans fall into the “hater” category. I would be the first to admit that for the longest time, I have fallen into […]

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NBA

D.C. Three: Why the Wizards Must Treat Game 5 as an Elimination Game

The old narrative says, “A playoff series doesn’t truly begin until the home team loses on their floor,” so when will the Raptors and Wizards series get off and running? For starters, the Wizards need to take action now rather than hoping for more “home cooking” in Game 6 and then trying to win a […]

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MLB

The Curious Case of Washington’s Early Season Slump

The Washington Nationals have found themselves in a very unfamiliar position of looking way up at the National League East standings. The Nats, who currently sit at 7-9, are six games back of the division-leading New York Mets and are two games under .500 for the first time since mid-2015. Other than that, things are […]

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NBA

Jurassic World: Toronto Raptors (1) vs. Washington Wizards (8) Preview

Throughout the course of Wednesday night’s Eastern Conference games, it became increasingly apparent that the Wizards were complacent with remaining the #8 seed and facing the Toronto Raptors to open the NBA playoffs. Washington simply looked lethargic, at best, against the Orlando Magic in a chance to improve their playoff seeding. Had the Wizards won, […]

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NFL

Washington Redskins 2018 Draft Wish List

Now that NFL Free Agency is slowing down from its earlier frenetic pace, it’s time for the Washington Redskins to turn their focus towards April’s draft. There are multiple avenues that the Skins can take towards re-shaping their roster, and I have made my best picks for Washington in each round of the draft based […]

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NBA

Planting Seeds: What Playoff Opponent Would Most Favor the Wizards?

A quick look at the NBA Eastern Conference Standings shows two front-runners, the Toronto Raptors and Boston Celtics, and a crowded number of teams stacked in the middle. It seems to be anyone’s guess as to how all the seedings will shake out, but we will be taking a look at the possible playoff match-ups […]

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NFL

2018 NFL Free Agency Tracker

On March 14th at 4 PM est, the NFL year begins at a fast and furious pace, with the opening of the free agency (and trades) signing period. Beginning on March 12th however, teams may begin the negotiating process with their targeted free agents to try and swing the deals in their favor. This tracker […]

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