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Saturday, May 18, 2024

Lawmakers Strike Back Against Arena Funding

  • The planned Alexandria-based arena for the Washington Wizards and capitals appears to be dead.
  • Virginia lawmakers killed a budget item that would have provided funding for the $2 billion development.
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A planned $2 billion development, centered around a new arena for the Washington Wizards and Capitals, appears to be dead, after Virginia lawmakers killed a budget item that would have provided funding. The move could signal a turning point in the attitude toward public funding for sports venues.

Plus, Netflix will show a live fight between Mike Tyson and Jake Paul … as long as it can avoid potential legal issues, the PWHL altered its jerseys to better accommodate women, and we explore the evolution of sports talk shows with New York Times Magazine writer Jonathan Mahler.

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