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Wizards Tipoff podcast, Ep. 9 - Is Wiz-Hawks most fun 1st round series?

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Wizards Tipoff podcast, Ep. 9 - Is Wiz-Hawks most fun 1st round series?

On the latest episode of the Wizards Tipoff podcast presented by Commuter Connections, Chase Hughes and Keely Diven broke down a fun Wizards-Hawks series so far. Wizards Insider J. Michael also called in to discuss the history between John Wall and Dennis Schroder, and whether the path has been cleared for the Wizards to go to the Eastern Conference Finals..

Chase and Keely also discussed the best destination for Carmelo Anthony and whether the Bulls would have a shot against the Wizards, if they meet in the second round.

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Was Manny Machado's slide into Dustin Pedroia dirty?

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Was Manny Machado's slide into Dustin Pedroia dirty?

Was Manny Machado's slide in the 8th inning a late slide or dirty slide? Machado certainly didn't think so, and he started to help Pedroia as soon as he popped up after contact was made.

Red Sox manager John Farrell had a slightly different take on the matter. 

"If the rule is in place to protect the middle infielder, then it didn't work tonight," Farrell said. "It was a late slide."

Dustin Pedroia, not so much. 

"I've turned double plays in the big leagues for 11 years," he said. "It's my job, and it's not the first time I've been hit and it won't be the last. It's baseball, man."

What say you: normal baseball play or dirty slide?

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Maryland basketball legend to become Coppin State basketball coach

Maryland basketball legend to become Coppin State basketball coach

According to Don Markus of the Baltimore Sun, Maryland basketball legend Juan Dixon will be named the head coach at Coppin State, his first men's head coaching job.

After his playing career wound down after stints in the NBA and Europe, Dixon joined Mark Turgeon's staff in College Park but was not retained after the 2015-16 season. 

For 2016-17, Dixon took over the UDC women's basketball coaching job finishing with a 3-25 record, but only had nine scholarship athletes. 

Dixon will take over a struggling Coppin State program that has only won 25 games in the past three seasons and hasn't finished with a winning record in the MEAC since 2011-12.

Coppin State became only the third No. 15 seed to top a No. 2 seed in 1997, but have only made the NCAA tournament one time since then (2008). Dixon will look to return Coppin State to the success it had during the 1990's. 

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