COLLEGE PARK, MD - MAY 6: University of Maryland basketball coach Gary WIlliams speaks while announcing his retirement on May 6, 2011 at the Comcast Center in College Park, Maryland. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Washington D.C.'s Top 10 Sports Stories Of 2011: Gary Williams' Retirement Is No. 1

Gary Williams' retirement was named as the most significant Washington D.C. sports story of 2011. Relive our entire list in this StoryStream.

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Top Washington D.C. Sports Stories Of 2011, No. 1: Gary Williams Retires, Era At Maryland Ends

Gary Williams' retirement after 22 years as the Maryland basketball coach is D.C.'s top sports story of the 2011 calendar year.

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Top Washington D.C. Sports Stories 2011, No. 2: Rex Grossman, John Beck And Redskins' QB Controversy

The battle between Rex Grossman and John Beck for the Redskins' starting quarterback job is story No. 2 on our list.

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Top Washington D.C. Sports Stories of 2011, No. 3: Bruce Boudreau Fired, Dale Hunter Takes Over Capitals' Job

A changing of the guard happened with the Capitals, as coach Bruce Boudreau was fired and replaced by local legend Dale Hunter.

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Top Washington D.C. Sports Stories 2011, No. 4: Donovan McNabb, Albert Haynesworth Eras End After One Year

The end of the Albert Haynesworth/Donovan McNabb era in D.C. is No. 4 on our countdown of the top 2011 stories in D.C. sports.

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Top Washington D.C. Sports Stories of 2011, No. 5: Randy Edsall's Turbulent First Year

Randy Edsall came to Maryland in hopes of bringing the program from good to great. It didn't exactly work out that way in his first year on the job.

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Top Washington D.C. Sports Stories Of 201, No. 6: Jim Riggleman Resigns

The Washington Nationals were winning, and yet, frustrated with his own contract situation, Jim Riggleman resigned as manager of the Washington Nationals.

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Top Washington D.C. Sports Stories 2011, No. 7: VCU Makes Unlikely Final Four Run

Many felt Shaka Smart's VCU squad shouldn't have even been in the NCAA Tournament. Instead, they went on a run to the Final Four that captivated its neighbors two hours north.

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Top Washington D.C. Sports Stories Of 2011, No. 8: Dan Snyder Sues Washington City Paper

Dan Snyder's stunning lawsuit against Dave McKenna and the Washington City Paper is the No. 8 story on our list.

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Top Washington D.C. Sports Stories Of 2011, No. 9: Lamont Peterson A Champion As Boxing Returns To D.C.

Lamont Peterson's stunning upset of Amir Khan in the first boxing title fight in Washington D.C. in 18 years earned the No. 9 spot on our Top 10 list.

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Top Washington D.C. Sports Stories Of 2011, No. 10: Georgetown Comes Together After Brawl In China

Georgetown's ugly brawl with a Chinese professional team in August begins our Top 10 countdown. There's a silver lining: the Hoyas are having one of their best seasons in recent memory.

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Top Washington D.C. Sports Stories Of 2011: Charlie Davies' Return Leads Honorable Mention List

Charlie Davies' exploits in his first game back for D.C. United tops our list of the "Next 10" D.C. sports stories.

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Top Washington D.C. Sports Stories Of 2011: An Introduction

SB Nation D.C. is counting down the top 10 stories of 2011. Join us as we remember the year that was in Washington D.C. sports.

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