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Washington Post Sports
May 24, 2018

Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom's long journey together reaches Stanley Cup finals at last
The center and the sniper have been joined for a long and pain-filled postseason journey since standing together on stage at the 2005 NHL draft. Now, both men have a chance to seize an elusive Stanley Cup.

Washington Post Sports
May 24, 2018

Between Capitals' trips to Stanley Cup finals, Washington hockey transformed
Washington's hockey culture is nearly unrecognizable from what it was during the Capitals' last Stanley Cup finals appearance.

Washington Post Sports
May 24, 2018

Dylan Bundy strikes out 14 as Orioles dominate White Sox
Baltimore leaves town a hair above MLB-worst Chicago in the standings after a 9-3 victory.

Washington Post Sports
May 24, 2018

National anthem issue gets to heart of how the NFL, NBA deal with their players
The difference between how the two leagues relate to their players really comes down to one word: Trust.

Washington Post Sports
May 24, 2018

Marcin Gortat and the Wizards' merry band of nonathletic big men
The owners hope the new policy keeps fans from focusing on politics and puts their attention on the football being played. Whether that will happen remains to be seen.

Washington Post Sports
May 24, 2018

Nationals to call up Justin Miller from Class AAA Syracuse
Miller was dominant in Syracuse this season.

Washington Post Sports
May 24, 2018

MLB finally admits changes to ball itself fueled home run spike, but doesn't say how or why
Though the committee assembled for the study was unable to prove the exact cause of the reduced drag, it offered several hypotheses.

Washington Post Sports
May 24, 2018

After dancing shirtless for the 'cougars,' Josh Norman is back to wearing his jersey
After Norman finished second on "Dancing With The Stars," Redskins Coach Jay Gruden said "I think he got ripped off, to be honest with you."

Washington Post Sports
May 24, 2018

PFT Commenter rose from an Internet ‘cesspool' to podcasting glory.
Johnson, the first black world heavyweight champion, served prison time "for what many view as a racially motivated injustice," Trump said Thursday.

Washington Post Sports
May 24, 2018

In a year with a scarcity of John Wall, the Wizards couldn't decide on a Plan B
The Capitals' captain had no time for one of the more ridiculous superstitions in sports.

Washington Post Sports
May 24, 2018

Redskins announce training camp dates
Redskins training camp begins July 26 in Richmond.

Washington Post Sports
May 24, 2018

USMNT and Mexico will renew their rivalry in Nashville
El Tri is the latest addition to an impressive slate of opponents for the Americans in the fall.

Washington Post Sports
May 24, 2018

The Nationals need a starting pitcher for their series finale against the Padres
The Nationals need a reliever to fill out their bullpen.

Washington Post Sports
May 24, 2018

The World Cup is coming. Get our newsletter. Follow the tournament with analysis, viewing guides and more. First edition on June 13.
Johnson, the first black world heavyweight champion, served prison time "for what many view as a racially motivated injustice," Trump said Thursday.

Washington Post Sports
May 24, 2018

LeBron James and the Cavaliers miss Kyrie Irving more than the Celtics do
The injured point guard's absence continues to cast a shadow over the Eastern Conference finals, more so for his former team in Cleveland than his current one in Boston.

Washington Post Sports
May 24, 2018

Maryland takes step toward new athletic director, announcing search firm and committee
The Nationals need a reliever to fill out their bullpen.

Washington Post Sports
May 24, 2018

Capitals should be favored over the Golden Knights for Stanley Cup finals
Based on what we've seen so far in the payoffs, the most likely outcome is that the Caps win in six.

Washington Post Sports
May 24, 2018

Capitals' grinders are at the center of extraordinary playoff moments
The Nationals need a reliever to fill out their bullpen.

Washington Post Sports
May 24, 2018

Everything you need to know about the Vegas Golden Knights
The expansion team is in the Stanley Cup finals in its first season.

Washington Post Sports
May 24, 2018

Best Caps 'jersey fouls' of the season (so far)
Customized jerseys express everything from noble tributes to political commentary.

Washington Post Sports
May 24, 2018

Boxer Jack Johnson is posthumously pardoned by President Trump
Johnson, the first black world heavyweight champion, served prison time "for what many view as a racially motivated injustice," Trump said Thursday.

Washington Post Sports
May 24, 2018

Maryland's dominance in men's and women's lacrosse might be unequaled in NCAA history
Both teams head into this weekend's Final Four as defending national champions, the capstone to a remarkably sucessful decade.

Washington Post Sports
May 24, 2018

The Nationals bullpen is overtaxed but still finding ways to be aggressive
Caution be damned (sort of): Sammy Solis is going to pitch in attack mode.

Washington Post Sports
May 24, 2018

Why the Warriors are simply unstoppable in the third quarter
Golden State is outscoring opponents by 29.3 net points per 100 possessions in the third quarter during the playoffs.

Washington Post Sports
May 24, 2018

The NFL would rather bury anthem protests than address the issues behind them
The owners hope the new policy keeps fans from focusing on politics and puts their attention on the football being played. Whether that will happen remains to be seen.

Washington Post Sports
May 24, 2018

PFT Commenter rose from an Internet ‘cesspool' to podcasting glory. And no one knows who he is.
The owners hope the new policy keeps fans from focusing on politics and puts their attention on the football being played. Whether that will happen remains to be seen.

Washington Post Sports
May 24, 2018

No help for LeBron James means no chance for the Cavs against the Celtics
The King needs some help. And fast.

Washington Post Sports
May 24, 2018

Caps fans are headed to Vegas for the Stanley Cup finals — with or without tickets
The owners hope the new policy keeps fans from focusing on politics and puts their attention on the football being played. Whether that will happen remains to be seen.

Washington Post Sports
May 24, 2018

JMU's hot streak hits women's lacrosse Final Four, behind friendship that started cool
Inseperable standout attackers Kristen Gaudian and Katie Gallagher once seemed to have little in common other than their Northern Virginia roots.

Washington Post Sports
May 24, 2018

Six months. 5,700 miles. One ocean. Ben Lecomte wants to be first to swim across Pacific.
Twenty years ago, he swam across the Atlantic Ocean. This time, he'll have to survive sharks and the world's largest trash collection.

Washington Post Sports
May 24, 2018

Wayne Rooney is touring D.C. with United, making progress toward deal
The English superstar is spending the day touring the area and preparing for a physical with United team doctors.

Washington Post Sports
May 24, 2018

Sports Booth: After decades of disappointment, Capitals fans rejoice after Game 7 win
The Washington Capitals shut out the Tampa Bay Lightning on May 23 to advance to the Stanley Cup finals.

Washington Post Sports
May 24, 2018

The Nationals bullpen is overtaxed, but still finding ways to be aggressive
Caution be damned (sort of), Sammy Solis is going to pitch in attack mode.

Washington Post Sports
May 24, 2018

Here's what was happening the last time the Capitals advanced to the Stanley Cup finals
If this decision was aimed at creating unity, the initial results were not promising.

Washington Post Sports
May 24, 2018

Mike Milbury can't stop gushing about Alex Ovechkin: 'You can't say enough about him'
In less surprising news, ESPN's Scott Van Pelt also sang the Capitals captain's praises after Wednesday's Game 7 win.

Washington Post Sports
May 24, 2018

What's next for NFL and players' protests after league enacts new national anthem policy?
The owners hope the new policy keeps fans from focusing on politics and puts their attention on the football being played. Whether that will happen remains to be seen.

Washington Post Sports
May 24, 2018

Jinx this: Alex Ovechkin touched the Prince of Wales Trophy - and carried it home
The Capitals' captain has no time for one of the more ridiculous superstitions in sports.

Washington Post Sports
May 24, 2018

LeBron James and the Cavaliers miss Kyrie Irving more than the Celtics
The injured point guard's absence continues to cast a shadow over the Eastern Conference finals, more so for his former team in Cleveland than his current one in Boston.

Washington Post Sports
May 24, 2018

Despite strong start, Nationals likely to send Erick Fedde back to Class AAA
The Nationals need a reliever to fill out their bullpen.

Washington Post Sports
May 24, 2018

What the NFL's new rules for anthem protests really mean for the First Amendment, according to experts
Mustangs edge nine-time champion Hereford for first state title.

Washington Post Sports
May 24, 2018

After decades of disappointment, Capitals fans rejoice
The Washington Capitals shut out the Tampa Bay Lightning on May 23 to advance to the Stanley Cup finals.

Washington Post Sports
May 24, 2018

Aaron Rodgers not sure why Packers would sign Dez Bryant after cutting Jordy Nelson
English soccer superstar scheduled to undergo physical, tour the city and Audi Field.

Washington Post Sports
May 24, 2018

After an auspicious start, Alex Cobb craters as O's fall meekly to White Sox
Orioles starter retires the first seven batters before melting down — and gets little help from his offense in an 11-1 loss in Chicago.

Washington Post Sports
May 24, 2018

NBA playoffs: Cavaliers finally play good defense but fizzle on offense in Game 5 loss
Can LeBron James and Co. end Boston's home winning streak in the postseason?

Washington Post Sports
May 24, 2018

Markieff Morris is looking to add more 'bully ball' to his game after an up-and-down season
The league owners approved the new rule Wednesday with the hope of ending protests during the anthem that have endured for the past two seasons and drawn criticism from President Trump and some fans. It includes a provision that allows the league to fine teams if a player protests during the anthem.

Washington Post Sports
May 24, 2018

Nationals will be more cautious with Ryan Madson's workload when he returns
The league owners approved the new rule Wednesday with the hope of ending protests during the anthem that have endured for the past two seasons and drawn criticism from President Trump and some fans. It includes a provision that allows the league to fine teams if a player protests during the anthem.

Washington Post Sports
May 24, 2018

How 107 American soccer players abroad fared this weekend
The league owners approved the new rule Wednesday with the hope of ending protests during the anthem that have endured for the past two seasons and drawn criticism from President Trump and some fans. It includes a provision that allows the league to fine teams if a player protests during the anthem.

Washington Post Sports
May 24, 2018

Jets chairman: No 'repercussions' for my players if they protest during anthem
"I never want to put restrictions on the speech of our players," said Johnson, who promised to pay any fines that his team might accrue from the NFL for anthem demonstrations.

Washington Post Sports
May 24, 2018

These Capitals are loose and dealing as they head to Vegas
Reversing its playoff curse, Washington advances to the Stanley Cup finals by beating Tampa Bay in a Game 7 performance filled with crushing checks and creative plays.

Washington Post Sports
May 24, 2018

TV and radio listings: May 24
Your daily guide to the world of sports on television and radio.

Washington Post Sports
May 24, 2018

Tampa Bay is no stranger to Game 7's in Eastern Conference finals
The springtime practices will be vital for a team still trying to establish its identity.

Washington Post Sports
May 24, 2018

Who are these guys in the Capitals sweaters? Surely not those of so many playoff heartbreaks.
Washington had played 3,695 games, the most significant of which have mostly provided pain, before Wednesday night's victory. It was worth the wait.

Washington Post Sports
May 24, 2018

Why did Derrius Guice's draft-night drop hurt so badly? Start back at ‘The Bottom.'
In cowardly aiming to hide protesting players from public view, new anthem policy shows the league learned nothing from controversy.

Washington Post Sports
May 24, 2018

After Lightning takes a 3-2 series lead, the power simply goes out
Tampa Bay closes Eastern Conference finals on a scoreless streak that brings on summer early.

Washington Post Sports
May 24, 2018

Brandi Chastain plaque will be redone after original sparked outrage and disbelief
The springtime practices will be vital for a team still trying to establish its identity.

Washington Post Sports
May 24, 2018

Capitals fans storm social media with outpouring of emotions (and champagne)
There were some tears of joy after Washington closed out the Lightning in Game 7.

Washington Post Sports
May 24, 2018

Capitals fans unleash the joy: 'I want to high-five everyone in here right now'
Capital One Arena, and then F Street, was a sea of joyous red as the Caps surged to their biggest win in 20 years.

Washington Post Sports
May 24, 2018

Capitals fans unleash the joy: 'I want to high five everyone in here right now'
Capital One Arena was a sea of joyous red as the Caps surged to their biggest win in 20 years.

Washington Post Sports
May 24, 2018

2018 NBA mock draft: Do the Suns go with Deandre Ayton or Luka Doncic at No. 1?
It's been 20 years since the Washington Capitals have been this close to playing for the Stanley Cup.

Washington Post Sports
May 24, 2018

Game 7 swung on the unlikely stick of Andre Burakovsky
It's been an up-and-down season for Andre Burakovsky but the Eastern Conference finals ended on a decidedly upward trajectory for one of Washington's top young players.

Washington Post Sports
May 24, 2018

Eagles' Chris Long knocks NFL anthem policy: 'This is not patriotism'
If this decision was aimed at creating unity, the initial results were not promising.

Washington Post Sports
May 24, 2018

NBA playoffs: Cavaliers final play good defense but fizzle on offense in Game 5 loss
Can LeBron James and Co. end Boston's home winning streak in the postseason?

Washington Post Sports
May 24, 2018

The Capitals, a franchise steeped in heartbreak, finally revel in a Game 7 victory
The Capitals had played 3,695 games, the most significant of which have mostly provided pain, before Wednesday night's victory. It was worth the wait.

Washington Post Sports
May 24, 2018

Redskins rookie invites fans to Ashburn for impromptu movie night
It's been 20 years since the Washington Capitals have been this close to playing for the Stanley Cup.

Washington Post Sports
May 23, 2018

Heading into Game 7, Capitals are firing on all cylinders
Fedde will make his fourth career major league start.

Washington Post Sports
May 23, 2018

NBA playoffs: Cavaliers on the wrong end of too many plays in Boston
Can LeBron James and Co. end Boston's home winning streak in the postseason?

Washington Post Sports
May 23, 2018

Bishop O'Connell softball beats Paul VI, 4-2, for seventh straight VISAA title
The Knights have won 23 of the last 25 VISAA state championships.

Washington Post Sports
May 23, 2018

Severna Park beats Churchill in overtime for third Maryland boys' lacrosse title in a row
Falcons win 8-7 in 4A state championship game, handing Churchill its first loss of the season.

Washington Post Sports
May 23, 2018

Washington Capitals are heading to Stanley Cup finals, extinguish Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7
The Capitals advance to their first Stanley Cup finals since 1998 with a dominant Game 7 effort against the Lightning. Washington will face the Vegas Golden Knights for the Stanley Cup.

Washington Post Sports
May 23, 2018

Was Caps' win the greatest in Capital One Arena history? It looked and sounded like it.
Olympic sports leaders testify before House subcommittee.

Washington Post Sports
May 23, 2018

Glenelg wins third straight Maryland girls' lacrosse championship
Gladiators squeak past Hereford for a 6-5 victory in the state 2A title game.

Washington Post Sports
May 23, 2018

Capitals-Lightning Game 7: Andre Burakovsky strikes again, Bolts still can't beat Braden Holtby
With a spot in the Stanley Cup finals on the line Wednesday night in Tampa Bay, the Capitals took an early lead in a ferocious, highlight-filled first period and built upon it in the second.

Washington Post Sports
May 23, 2018

Capitals-Lightning Game 7: Andre Burakovsky strikes again, but Bolts still can't beat Braden Holtby
Olympic sports leaders testify before House subcommittee.

Washington Post Sports
May 23, 2018

NBA playoffs: Cavaliers playing catch-up after a slow start in Boston
Can LeBron James and Co. end Boston's home winning streak in the postseason?

Washington Post Sports
May 23, 2018

Lightning's Andrei Vasilevskiy was brilliant once more, but loses because his teammates were not
Live updates and analysis from Redskins Park as the team begins its second day of its offseason training activities.

Washington Post Sports
May 23, 2018

Capitals-Lightning Game 7: Ovechkin scores, Wilson throws down, Washington up 1-0
With a spot in the Stanley Cup finals on the line Wednesday night in Tampa Bay, the Capitals took an early lead in a ferocious, highlight-filled first period.

Washington Post Sports
May 23, 2018

Capitals-Lightning Game 7: Alex Ovechkin scores one minute in to put Washington up 1-0
Live updates and analysis from Redskins Park as the team begins its second day of its offseason training activities.

Washington Post Sports
May 23, 2018

Whatever it is Juan Soto can give them, the Nationals still need a lot more
Live updates and analysis from Redskins Park as the team begins its second day of its offseason training activities.

Washington Post Sports
May 23, 2018

Richie Incognito held for psychiatric evaluation after incident at Florida gym
The former Bills guard, now a free agent, has another notable moment in a turbulent offseason.

Washington Post Sports
May 23, 2018

Wayne Rooney arrives in Washington for talks with D.C. United
The teams three days of organized team activities conclude Thursday.

Washington Post Sports
May 23, 2018

Capitals-Lightning Game 7: Two teams enter, only one will leave with shot at Stanley Cup
A spot in the Stanley Cup finals is on the line Wednesday night in Tampa Bay, as the Capitals look to advance to that round for the first time since 1998 in pursuit of the franchise's first title.

Washington Post Sports
May 23, 2018

Erick Fedde shows he belongs, but Nationals' bats give him little support
San Diego claims series finale, 3-1, despite a strong start from the team's young right-hander.

Washington Post Sports
May 23, 2018

Bishop O'Connell softball beats Paul VI 4-2 for seventh straight VISAA title
The Knights have won 23 of the last 25 VISAA state championships.

Washington Post Sports
May 23, 2018

Kevin Huerter declares for NBA draft but has not hired an agent
D.C. Council member Jack Evans says country's evolving attitude toward gambling, combined with the recent Supreme Court ruling, means the time is right.

Washington Post Sports
May 23, 2018

NBA playoffs: The stage is set for LeBron James to do the extraordinary once again
Can LeBron James and Co. end Boston's home winning streak in the postseason?

Washington Post Sports
May 23, 2018

Marriotts Ridge wins Maryland 2A boys' lacrosse championship
Mustangs edge nine-time champion Hereford for first state title.

Washington Post Sports
May 23, 2018

Milwaukee police release ‘disturbing' video of Bucks player's arrest
Rookie Sterling Brown was arrested in January and will reportedly file a civil rights lawsuit over the incident.

Washington Post Sports
May 23, 2018

Redskins takeaways: Observations from Wednesday's practice
The teams three days of organized team activities conclude Thursday.

Washington Post Sports
May 23, 2018

Redskins Paul Richardson and D.J. Swearinger say chippy practices help preparation
The springtime practices will be vital for a team still trying to establish its identity.

Washington Post Sports
May 23, 2018

The NFL, in seeking the middle of the road, has set itself up to be flattened
In cowardly aiming to hide protesting players from public view, new anthem policy shows the league learned nothing from controversy.

Washington Post Sports
May 23, 2018

Without World Cup, U.S. soccer goes young for friendly vs. Bolivia
The Capitals are getting a lot from a line of unlikely playoff contributors.

Washington Post Sports
May 23, 2018

Poll: 53 percent of Americans say it's 'never appropriate' to kneel during the national anthem
Player protests draw persistently passionate reactions from Americans

Washington Post Sports
May 23, 2018

Reactions to NFL national anthem policy: From Pence's celebration to deep skepticism
If this decision was aimed at creating unity, the initial results were not promising.

Washington Post Sports
May 23, 2018

His gym sign said: ‘Tired of being fat and ugly? Just be ugly!' He's keeping it.
Patrick is bidding adieu to auto racing.

Washington Post Sports
May 23, 2018

At NBA Combine, Maryland's Bruno Fernando tries to measure up and keep it simple
Patrick is bidding adieu to auto racing.

Washington Post Sports
May 23, 2018

D.C. United shakes Earthquakes with early goals in 3-1 victory
Patrick is bidding adieu to auto racing.

Washington Post Sports
May 23, 2018

Capitals' Game 7 vs. Lightning will come down to three key matchups
It's been 20 years since the Washington Capitals have been this close to playing for the Stanley Cup.

Washington Post Sports
May 23, 2018

Nationals recall Erick Fedde, designate Carlos Torres for assignment
Fedde will make his fourth career major league start.

Washington Post Sports
May 23, 2018

Redskins players say little in response to new NFL national anthem policy
English soccer superstar scheduled to undergo physical, tour the city and Audi Field.

Washington Post Sports
May 23, 2018

Carolina Panthers pick D.J. Moore of Maryland in first round of NFL Draft
The Super Bowl MVP reportedly "preferred to remain in Philadelphia," while the Eagles may be waiting for an even better offer while gauging Carson Wentz's recovery from torn knee ligaments.

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