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Washington Post Sports
Jul 10, 2020

Kelly Loeffler chose pandering over principle, and WNBA players won't forget
Georgia senator wanted to be part of the league until that meant standing with players on issues of inclusion and equality.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 09, 2020

Life in the WNBA bubble is a mixed (and mostly fruitless) bag
Several players have documented troubling accommodations at the lodging facilities in Bradenton, Fla., but less-than-ideal conditions have not been widespread.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 09, 2020

MLS loses second team from its restart as Nashville SC withdraws because of virus
FC Dallas had dropped out earlier in the week at MLS is Back Tournament at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 09, 2020

Wizards' Thomas Bryant, Gary Payton test positive; team short five players at NBA restart
Garrison Mathews did not travel to the bubble for personal reasons while Bryant and Payton have tested positive for the coronavirus.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 09, 2020

Nationals announce 2021 schedule, show off World Series rings
Washington is scheduled to open the 2021 season at home against the Mets on April 1.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 09, 2020

MLB flew Dominican players to the U.S. for restart but didn't test them for coronavirus first
Six Nationals players are in isolation after taking an MLB-chartered flight from the Dominican Republic to Miami.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 09, 2020

NFL preseason game protocols include no jersey swaps, sideline mask recommendation
Some players reacted to the protocols derisively on social media, and there has been no determination yet how many (if any) preseason games will be played.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 09, 2020

Big Ten moves all fall sports, including football, to conference-only schedules
The league becomes the first Power Five conference to make such a move, saying it allows for "the greatest flexibility to adjust its own operations throughout the season."

Washington Post Sports
Jul 09, 2020

Take it from the Wizards: Redskins name change won't make everyone happy
Former Bullets executive says fans would have warmed to a new name sooner if Wizards had enjoyed more on-court success.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 09, 2020

To Native American groups, Redskins name is ‘worst offender.' Now they hope for more changes.
The Cleveland Indians have announced plans to reconsider their name, and other teams with Native American iconography may eventually follow suit. "The bow is about ready to break," one activist leader said.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 09, 2020

How to pull off the perfect fantasy baseball draft in a short season
If you want to ace your upcoming draft, start here.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 09, 2020

With raised fists, a moment of silence and BLM shirts, MLS's troubled restart officially opens
The league creaked back to activity with a tournament that, for the group stage, will double as the regular season — and perhaps its only competition of the year.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 09, 2020

Even in a pandemic and with a World Series ring, Mike Rizzo gets strung along by the Nats
The Nationals GM is managing his team through a global pandemic and is coming off a World Series title. Still, his job security doesn't extend beyond Oct. 31.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 09, 2020

MLS makes its troubled return as Orlando City and Inter Miami open league tournament
The league creaked back to activity with a tournament that, for the group stage, will double as the regular season — and perhaps its only competition of the year.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 08, 2020

MLS makes its troubled return, as Orlando City and Inter Miami open league tournament
The league creaked back to activity with a tournament that, for the group stage, will double as the regular season — and perhaps its only competition of the year.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 08, 2020

Ivy League won't hold sports this fall, becoming first D-1 conference to suspend football season
The Ivy League's decision could set the path for other conferences mulling similar options.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 08, 2020

Mystics' Elena Delle Donne, Tina Charles don't travel to Fla., could miss 2020 season
Delle Donne, the reigning MVP, and Charles, the 2012 MVP acquired in an offseason trade, have been placed in the WNBA's medical evaluation protocol.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 08, 2020

Ivy League won't hold sports this fall, becoming first D-I conference to suspend football season
The Ivy League's decision could set the path for other conferences mulling similar options.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 08, 2020

As sports leagues prepare to resume, ‘I can't wait' has turned to ‘We sure about this?'
Dawn of a new season should mean anticipation. This year, it means bracing for impact.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 08, 2020

Redskins' review appears to be informal process; new name, logo unlikely to use native imagery
"In effect, [the review] buys time [to study possibilities]," said one person familiar with the review, which is believed to largely consist of team owner Daniel Snyder talking with a small group of advisers.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 08, 2020

The Nationals, used to spitting and sunflower seeds, have a new way to kick their habits: Masks
Players will not be allowed to spit or touch their faces in 2020. Wearing a mask in training could help them remember that.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 08, 2020

As sports leagues set to resume, ‘I can't wait' has turned to ‘We sure about this?'
Dawn of a new season should mean anticipation. This year, it means bracing for impact.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 08, 2020

A Redskins name change would be costly at first, but it could end up as a lucrative move
Experts say there are big costs associated with a sports franchise makeover but also revenue opportunities if fans support the change.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 08, 2020

As deadline nears, Cowboys have added pressure to sign Dak Prescott to long-term deal
The NFL's looming salary cap crunch is raising the stakes for Dallas as it attempts to reach an agreement with its franchise quarterback.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 08, 2020

Redskins name review appears to be an informal process with no set deadline
"In effect, [the review] buys time," said one person familiar with the review, which is believed to largely consist of team owner Daniel Snyder talking with a small group of advisers.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 08, 2020

Ryder Cup will move to 2021 so that fans can be on the course
It's hard to imagine a Ryder Cup without rowdy spectators.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 08, 2020

Torri Huske, an All-Met swimmer and Olympic hopeful, selects Stanford
The rising Yorktown senior will join a Cardinal program that has captured the last three NCAA titles.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 08, 2020

Who should you take with the No. 1 fantasy baseball pick? Not Ronald Acuña Jr.
Acuña was named rookie of the year in 2018 and followed that with a dynamic season in 2019, but 2020's shortened format will mute his output and his appeal.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 07, 2020

The WNBA is making a social justice push. A franchise-owning U.S. senator wants focus on games.
Atlanta Dream co-owner Kelly Loeffler (R), in a tight campaign to keep her seat in November, wrote WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert expressing her disappointment. Players responded by asking her to be removed from ownership.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 07, 2020

NFL proposes placing a portion of players' salaries for 2020 season into escrow
The NFLPA does not plan to agree to the proposal, under which the withheld funds would be paid on a timetable determined after any revenue drop for the 2020 season is calculated.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 07, 2020

Nationals restart workouts as testing concerns ripple through baseball
The Nationals held a full-team workout just one day shutting down their facility due to testing concerns.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 07, 2020

Nashville SC's participation in doubt as virus deals MLS tournament another setback
After Dallas withdrew, Nashville might not be able to continue at return-to-play event in Florida.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 07, 2020

As Redskins conduct name review, Native American groups say they haven't heard from team
"They need American Indian people in that discussion," one leader said of the team's ongoing review of its controversial nickname.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 07, 2020

Bradley Beal won't play in NBA restart because of shoulder injury
The Wizards announced Tuesday that Beal is dealing with a right rotator cuff injury.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 07, 2020

DeSean Jackson says anti-Semitic posts on social media were a ‘mistake'
The Eagles said they found Jackson's comments 'offensive, harmful, and absolutely appalling' and 'will take appropriate action

Washington Post Sports
Jul 06, 2020

NHL, NHLPA reach tentative agreement to resume games Aug. 1
If the agreement is ratified, training camps would be scheduled to begin July 13.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 06, 2020

NHL, NHLPA reach tentative agreement to resume season
If the agreement is ratified, training camps would be scheduled to begin July 13 and games Aug. 1.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 06, 2020

Nationals scheduled to open 60-game season at home against the Yankees
Major League Baseball unveiled its schedule on the same day three teams canceled workouts because of coronavirus testing lags.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 06, 2020

FC Dallas removed from MLS tournament after 10 positive coronavirus tests
"The health of everyone involved in our return to play has always been our top priority," said MLS Commissioner Don Garber, "and we will continue to make decisions consistent with that priority."

Washington Post Sports
Jul 06, 2020

A Redskins name change could happen soon. But the process might drag on for a while.
Washington is hoping to change its nickname before the start of the NFL season, but legal and branding experts say it could be difficult to execute a complete overhaul in roughly two months.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 06, 2020

Wizards will enter NBA bubble with playoff hopes and lingering uncertainty
The team is set to arrive in the Orlando area Tuesday ahead of the league's restart later this month.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 06, 2020

Testing problems cast doubt on viability of MLB season, days after baseball's return
The problems served to underscore the fragility of baseball's plans to start its season in late July and contest a 60-game schedule and a full postseason.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 06, 2020

Four days into MLB's return, it's fair to question the strategy
Baseball learns quickly that you can't pitch around the coronavirus.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 06, 2020

LeBron James's ‘Decision' defined a decade of player movement
The tenth anniversary of "The Decision" is Wednesday.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 06, 2020

Nationals cancel Monday morning workout because of testing concerns
The Nationals held three days of workouts before canceling all activities Monday because of a concern over delayed testing results.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 06, 2020

PGA Tour cancels plan to have fans attend Memorial tournament
The tournament at Jack Nicklaus's course in Ohio was supposed to be the first with fans since the coronavirus pandemic began.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 06, 2020

President Trump says Bubba Wallace should apologize, calls noose incident a ‘hoax'
The tweet was the latest in a string of racially tinged overtures Trump has made to his political base.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 06, 2020

Daniel Snyder can view this moment as an ultimatum or as an opportunity
Redskins owner has wasted chances to start over before. The stakes are higher now.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 06, 2020

Bryson DeChambeau has become the most interesting man in golf
After bulking up his body, the 26-year-old PGA star muscled his way to a win in Detroit, but he also got into a spat with a cameraman that many thought wasn't the best look.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 06, 2020

Colin Kaepernick and Disney announce new partnership, including ESPN documentary series
The larger deal between Kaepernick's production company and Disney will focus on stories that explore race and social justice.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 06, 2020

WADA, Dick Pound push back on ‘inexplicable' critique from U.S. government
World's top anti-doping body takes offense to report White House drug policy office sent to Congress

Washington Post Sports
Jul 05, 2020

Redskins' minority owners look to sell stakes in team amid ongoing turmoil
Robert Rothman, Dwight Schar and Frederick W. Smith are "not happy being a partner" of Daniel Snyder, one person familiar with the deliberations said.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 05, 2020

Sean Doolittle sees sports as a reward America hasn't earned yet
The Nationals had two players test positive for the coronavirus, and their closer expressed skepticism about baseball's return plan.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 05, 2020

It's time for black labor in college sports to demand new ground rules
Coaches and teams must understand the worth of athletes not just as cogs in the multibillion-dollar college athletic industrial complex but as citizens in the human race.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 05, 2020

What to do with the eight teams left out of Orlando? Inside the NBA's ‘second bubble' dilemma.
The league has discussed setting up a second bubble for the eight teams left out of the Disney restart, but numerous complications remain.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 05, 2020

Ron Rivera says it ‘would be awesome' if Redskins change name by start of 2020 season
The coach said he has been brainstorming ideas with team owner Daniel Snyder.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 04, 2020

Gonzaga's Caleb Williams, the nation's top QB prospect, commits to Oklahoma
The Eagles' mega-talent has long had his eyes on becoming the top pick in the 2024 NFL draft, and he believes this choice positions him to achieve that.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 04, 2020

With the help of WNBA star Maya Moore, Jonathan Irons is freed from prison
The Minnesota player had placed her career on hold to work his release.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 04, 2020

Frances Tiafoe withdraws from exhibition following positive coronavirus test
The Maryland native labored through a win Friday at the All-American Team Cup before the positive test.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 04, 2020

As the Redskins consider a name change, Daniel Snyder's inner circle is smaller than ever
As Snyder's team faces the greatest crisis of his tenure, business-side leadership has been an issue.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 04, 2020

NFL details coronavirus treatment procedures in protocols for training camp, preseason
Some aspects of the testing program are not completed, but the league is planning rigorous testing and social distancing measures.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 04, 2020

Quiet Fourth of July at Nationals Park offers another reminder of baseball's difficult restart
"I just wish we were playing baseball today, July Fourth," Max Scherzer said Saturday. "I think that was possible. The fact that we weren't, that was a failure on a lot of different levels."

Washington Post Sports
Jul 03, 2020

Mike Gundy's contract reduced by one year, $1 million after Oklahoma State review
Along with the decision, the school's athletic director said he believes the Cowboys coach needs to develop better personal relationships with his players.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 03, 2020

Baseball won't be a diversion. It will be a reminder of how serious this pandemic truly is.
The players are back at Nationals Park, but that doesn't mean we're back to normal.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 03, 2020

Daniel Snyder no longer has a choice, and he knows it. Battle over name has reached its endgame.
There's no need for a "thorough review." Just change the name as soon as possible.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 03, 2020

Daniel Snyder no longer has a choice, and he knows it. This controversy has reached its endgame.
There's no need for a "thorough review." Just change the name as soon as possible.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 03, 2020

MLB summer camp begins with strange sights and a superstar still on the fence
With teams reopening their spring training camps Friday, baseball's Great Experiment of 2020 began in earnest.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 03, 2020

NFLPA pushes to scrap preseason, is working with league on player opt-out guidelines
During a conference call, players expressed concern about playing during the pandemic.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 03, 2020

Baseball won't be a diversion. It's a reminder of how serious this pandemic truly is.
The players are back at Nationals Park, but that doesn't mean we're back to normal.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 03, 2020

D.C. United enters MLS's Florida bubble with excitement and concerns
Several FC Dallas players have tested positive for the coronavirus since arriving at league hotel near Orlando.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 03, 2020

Five-star Makur Maker picks Howard over blue bloods Kentucky and UCLA
The center is No. 16 in ESPN's recruiting rankings.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 03, 2020

Washington Redskins move toward changing controversial team name
Announcement by team follows discussions with NFL officials in recent weeks that some say will result in a new nickname for the franchise.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 03, 2020

Washington Redskins launch review of controversial team name
Announcement by team follows discussions with NFL officials in recent weeks that some say will result in a new nickname for the franchise.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 03, 2020

When the world gets too loud, it's time to go fishing
Throwing a line in the water was supposed to be an escape. It turned into a discovery.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 03, 2020

Unable to afford coronavirus testing, some colleges are canceling football season
Outside the Power Five, college sports officials weigh health concerns differently.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 03, 2020

MLB's return plan mirrors the Bundesliga's. The key difference? It's in the U.S., not Germany.
Baseball's attempt to return begins right as the Bundesliga, Germany's top-tier soccer league, is finishing up.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 02, 2020

NFL plans for black national anthem to be played at Week 1 games
The league also plans for "Lift Every Voice and Sing" to be played before the national anthem at every Week 1 game in September.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 02, 2020

FedEx calls on Redskins to change name following investors' demands on sponsors
Team owner Daniel Snyder faces increasingly unfriendly business, political climate because of name.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 02, 2020

Daniel Snyder now has many reasons to change the team name. So why keep it?
It has been easy to ignore Washington's NFL nickname. It's not so easy now.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 02, 2020

Coming to Nationals Park and elsewhere on Friday: Baseball like you've never seen it before
Baseball, or something very much resembling it, is finally back.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 02, 2020

NFL could allow players to wear names of victims of systemic racism, police brutality
The league also plans for "Lift Every Voice and Sing" to be played before the national anthem at every Week 1 game in September.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 02, 2020

Daniel Snyder has a chance to change the legacy of the team he loves. He should.
The owner could end up on the right side of history if he recognizes this moment for what it is.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 02, 2020

High school sports are uncertain for fall, and the clock is ticking
For coaches and players who would normally be gearing up, there are still more questions than answers.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 02, 2020

Dan Snyder now has many reasons to change the team name. So why keep it?
It has been easy to ignore Washington's NFL nickname. It's not so easy now.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 02, 2020

The Lakers and Bucks, disrupted NBA contenders, don't want to hear any asterisk talk
The NBA's top three contenders refocus their title hopes as they prepare to enter the Orlando bubble after a lengthy hiatus due to the coronavirus.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 02, 2020

Wimbledon is elegant and nutty and lovely and other words belonging to no other event
With its characters and its character, tennis's annual summer showcase has a singular place in sports.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 02, 2020

As MLB players report to summer camps, the sport braces for more positive tests
With initial workouts set to begin Friday, players and staff are undergoing intake screening as baseball tries to navigate a pandemic.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 02, 2020

In a 60-game MLB season, one thing is certain: It's going to get late early
Every series, every game will carry more weight. And with new rules in place, there will be no shortage of asterisks in a sport wedded to stats.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 02, 2020

Georgetown's Patrick Ewing is symptom-free after ‘scary' coronavirus battle
The Hoyas men's basketball coach said he is back in communication with his team and has been discussing the social climate of the country with his players.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 02, 2020

For TV networks missing sports, there's one unthinkable scenario: Losing the NFL season
Even as other sports plan their returns, network executives have nervously kept their eyes on the NFL season, which is America's most valuable television property.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 02, 2020

North Carolina Courage overruns upstart Washington Spirit, 2-0, in NWSL Challenge Cup
Lynn Williams scores twice early in the second half for the two-time defending league champions.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 01, 2020

NFL plans to shorten preseason to two games per team
The expected reduction by half of the typical preseason comes in response to the coronavirus pandemic and the lack of on-field practices during the offseason.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 01, 2020

Unless Daniel Snyder changes Redskins' name, RFK site is off the table, officials say
Local and federal authorities agree that the nickname is a roadblock to getting a building at the team's most desired location.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 01, 2020

The Nationals are starting summer training camp. Here's what you need to know.
Small group workouts are expected to begin Friday at Nationals Park.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 01, 2020

Senators press NCAA for coronavirus rules, criticize schools' liability waivers
Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) introduced a bill prohibiting schools from requiring athletes to sign waivers or punishing players who aren't comfortable competing this fall.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 01, 2020

Six FC Dallas players test positive for coronavirus at MLS hotel in Florida
The league's return-to-play tournament is scheduled to begin July 8 at the Disney sports complex near Orlando.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 01, 2020

Bradley Beal is on the fence about playing as Wizards prepare for NBA restart
The Wizards' all-star guard cited concerns over potential injuries as a primary factor in his decision.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 01, 2020

Before the NBA lands in Florida, a basketball bubble will be tested in Ohio
The Basketball Tournament, a winner-take-all event with a million-dollar prize, will bring more than 300 players into a bubble in Ohio.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 01, 2020

For athletes, decision to opt out is fraught with health concerns and pull of social activism
As American professional sports near a return, some athletes find the decision to go back to their sport far from an easy call.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 01, 2020

NFL analyst says Chase Young could help transform Redskins into a Super Bowl contender
Bucky Brooks, a former NFL player and scout, has seen dominant pass rushers like Young change teams' fortunes before.

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