Citi Open: Blake, Stephens headline Monday's slate

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Citi Open: Blake, Stephens headline Monday's slate

Serving up our daily preview for the 2012 Citi Open...Monday'sheadlines Perennial Washington participant - and 2003 champ - James Blake opens the night session on the Stadium Court against Spain's Pablo Andujar, one of two ATP seeds playing on Monday. Based on his performance year to date, this might be the once chance to see the 32-year-old Blake, who has a 1-8 record on the ATP Tour this season. At least thelone victory came two weeks ago in Atlanta. Andujar, the No. 5 seed, won his second career ATP event this year. France'sJeremy Chardy, the No. 6 seed, faces Edouard Roger-Vasselin in the final match on the Stadium Court. Fiveseeds are scheduled for action on the WTA side, including Sloane Stephens (3)and Coco Vandeweghe (7) along with fellow American Melanie Oudin. The 19-year-old Stephens - thehighest seeded American in the field - opens the night session on grandstand court 1against Sesil Kararantcheva while Oudin, who burst onto the scene with a stunning run during the 2009 U.S. Open as a 17-year-old, does the same on the other Grandstand court. If both advance, Oudin and Vandeweghe would play in the second round. No. 2 Chanelle Scheepers, Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (5) and Olga Govortsova (8) alsoopen their respective tournament's on Monday.Looking back The women's draw began playSunday with No. 6 seed Iveta Benesova defeating Kai-Chen Chang, 6-3, 6-2Notes...Top seed Mardy Fish's scheduled 2012 debut comesTuesday against Bjorn Phau. Other seeds slated for Tuesday action are No. 2 Alexandr Dolgopolov, No. 4 Tommy Haas and No. 8 Sam Querrey, who enters Washington coming off a tournament title in Los Angeles.

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Report: Miami Heat holding onto slim hopes they can trade Chris Bosh someday

Report: Miami Heat holding onto slim hopes they can trade Chris Bosh someday

He's one of the NBA's best players and could end up in the Hall of Fame some day, yet Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh continues to be sidelined with a blood clot issue. The Heat, understandably, will not allow Bosh to play after a failed physical in September, one that has kept him out this entire season.

Yet despite all of that, the Heat have not waived Bosh from their roster. There could be many reasons why and, according to a new report by the Miami Herald, one involves the Heat still hoping they can trade him for something.

Read this from Barry Jackson:

Miami want to keep alive the not-very-likely possibility of being able to trade Bosh (after the season) to a team that might want to trade something Miami wants or a team that believes he could play or (as was the case before last month’s trade deadline) a team that needed to get to the cap floor. There were preliminary trade inquiries earlier this season.

Bosh, 33, has two years left on his contract worth roughly $52 million. He's a fantastic player with career averages of 19.1 points and 7.4 rebounds per game. But right now he can't play and that's a tough sell for the Heat, making it very unlikely he actually gets dealt.

Via ProBasketballTalk

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Bruce Allen goes full Belichick when talking about Snapchat

Bruce Allen goes full Belichick when talking about Snapchat

When it comes to incorrectly identifying the names of social media platforms, Bill Belichick is the standard-bearer and industry leader. Examples of terms recently uttered by the head coach include gems like "MyFace" and "Yearbook," as the football icon has demonstrated he's somewhat aware of the sites and apps yet doesn't really care about them.

Bruce Allen, though, may have just laid claim to Belichick's crown. In a 1-on-1 interview with CSN Redskins Insider JP Finlay, Allen discussed how he's not involved at all on social media and then proceeded to give Snapchat a glorious new name.

"I don't get to pay attention to everything," Allen told Finlay when asked if the team president keeps up with the constant rumors surrounding Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins.

"You're not on Twitter all the time?" Finlay interjected.

"No, I don't have Twitter," Allen answered, laughing, "and I'm not on Snapper-chapper or whatever it's called."

Allen was in the neighborhood by starting off with "Snap," but the rest of his attempt showed he's not exactly on the right street. Fortunately, unlike Belichick, Jay Gruden has gotten Snapchat's name right in the past, and could likely help Allen get used to the app if Allen ever decides to start using it.

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