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Washington Post Sports
Nov 23, 2020

College football has been battered by covid. What's most startling is our acceptance.
College football rages on, but this mayhem should never start to feel normal.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 23, 2020

Hail or Fail: Antonio Gibson continues TD tear; Chase Young excited for Cowboys on Thanksgiving
Washington's defense took control after Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow left the game with an injury in the second half.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 23, 2020

Thanks to social media, high school football memories live on
Generations of high school athletes have recounted their playing days. Now there are digital receipts.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 23, 2020

The Caps have shaken up their roster amid an uncertain offseason. Here's where it stands now.
The Capitals don't have a lot of salary cap space to work with a month into the offseason.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 23, 2020

U.S. women's national soccer team reassembles near the end of ‘a crazy year'
The Americans will face the Netherlands on Friday in a rematch of the 2019 Women's World Cup title match.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 23, 2020

Wizards GM Tommy Sheppard says there are no plans to trade John Wall
Wizards General Manager Tommy Sheppard said John Wall never asked for a trade out of Washington and that the point guard remains part of the team's plans.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 23, 2020

Packers wide receiver says he got death threats after fumble in loss to Colts
"Social media gives cowards the right to say whatever they want with no consequences." said Marquez Valdes-Scantling.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 23, 2020

L.A. Rams vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Live updates and score
Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers host Jared Goff and the Los Angeles Rams on "Monday Night Football." Follow along for live updates during the game.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 23, 2020

Jacob Greene chooses D.C. United over University of Maryland scholarship
The fullback had joined United for workouts since the end of the Loudoun United's season ended.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 23, 2020

Capitals add Kevin McCarthy to the bench, keep rest of staff intact
Kevin McCarthy, who will primarily work with Washington's defensemen, has been a long-time assistant coach under Peter Laviolette,

Washington Post Sports
Nov 23, 2020

How did Deni Avdija catch the eye of Wizards GM Tommy Sheppard? It started with his name.
Washington General Manager Tommy Sheppard first spotted Avdija at an international tournament years ago because he remembered his father, who played pro ball overseas in the 1980s and 90s.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 23, 2020

Ravens' Mark Ingram, J.K. Dobbins test positive for coronavirus; Thursday's game vs. Steelers remains on
Running backs Mark Ingram and J.K. Dobbins tested positive and defensive tackle Brandon Williams was placed in quarantine as a high-risk close contact.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 23, 2020

Virginia football loses captain Charles Snowden to a season-ending injury
Senior linebacker Charles Snowden had surgery on his right ankle, leaving Virginia without a dynamic playmaker and locker-room leader heading into Saturday's game against Florida State.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 23, 2020

Washington Football Team will wear throwback uniforms for first time since name change
This is the ninth straight season Washington has gone with 1930s-themed throwback uniforms, but this year's rendition has a couple tweaks.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 23, 2020

U.S. women's national soccer team reassembles at the end of a ‘crazy' year
The Americans will face the Dutch squad Friday in a rematch of the 2019 World Cup final.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 23, 2020

Ravens have multiple positive coronavirus tests; Thursday's game vs. Steelers remains on
The Ravens announced they had closed their facility and were working remotely Monday after multiple members of the organization tested positive for the coronavirus.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 23, 2020

How the College Football Playoff works
The first CFP rankings will be announced Tuesday.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 23, 2020

All four NFC East teams have three wins. For Washington, that means it's full steam ahead.
At 3-7, Washington is still very much alive in the miserable, winnable NFC East.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 23, 2020

Maryland football resumes practice in preparation for Indiana game after coronavirus outbreak
The Terps have not practiced since Nov. 10, but they will have a normal week of game preparation before facing Indiana.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 23, 2020

Nationals have a new Class AAA affiliate in Rochester Red Wings
The Red Wings had been with the Minnesota Twins since 2003.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 23, 2020

The traditions we lost this fall: a homecoming court, a bonfire, a parade and a team dinner
Homecoming traditions come in many shapes, and over the years they've evolved for area high schools.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 23, 2020

The Bucks bungled free agency. Now they wait for Giannis Antetokounmpo to decide.
The Bucks bungled the acquisition of Bogdan Bogdanovic and the fate of the franchise now rests in how their two-time MVP will handle the fallout.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 23, 2020

Baseball told Kim Ng no (and no, and no) before it finally said yes
Before she made history this week, Kim Ng endured sexism, racism and several fruitless interviews for the job she always wanted: baseball GM.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 23, 2020

BYU football wants another game. Washington needs another game. Sadly, it might not be a match.
Washington's Apple Cup rivalry game with Washington State has been called off. Sadly, an intriguing matchup with BYU might not work.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 23, 2020

In modern defensive fronts, the names have been changed
Stop worrying about who's a lineman and who's a linebacker, and learn a new vocabulary.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 23, 2020

Hail or Fail: Antonio Gibson continues TD tear, Chase Young excited for Cowboys on Thanksgiving
Washington's defense took control after Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow left the game with an injury in the second half.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 23, 2020

How a Kris Bryant trade could solve a persistent question for the Nationals
The Nationals' need a big bat and a third baseman. The Cubs star could provide both.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 23, 2020

Maryland Athletics launches streaming platform. It's like ‘Netflix for Terps.'
Maryland has created five different shows and plans to release one of each every month.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 23, 2020

No victory lap this time for Raiders as Patrick Mahomes wins it late for Chiefs
Patrick Mahomes's touchdown pass to Travis Kelce in the game's final minute gives the Chiefs a 35-31 victory in Las Vegas as they avoid being swept by the Raiders.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 23, 2020

The Caps' ‘screaming eagle' jersey is now retro, and it's coming back as an alternate
The jersey, worn from 1995 until 2007, is coming back with a twist as part of the NHL's "Reverse Retro" campaign.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 23, 2020

The Nationals' best position player prospects are a few years away. But they're out there.
Emerging names in the Nationals' farm system include Drew Mendoza, Yasel Antuna and Israel Pineda.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 23, 2020

The Nationals have been forgotten by baseball. Don't expect that to last.
Under Mike Rizzo, the Nationals have a history of winter surprises. This year, they might come in waves.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 23, 2020

Pope Francis hosts NBA players after season defined by social justice activism
The meeting provides an indication of the pontiff's priorities — and of the reach of athlete activism in the United States.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 23, 2020

NBA free agency winners and losers: A tough weekend for the Wizards and Knicks
The moves will keep coming this week, but here's an early look at the winners and losers from the first 72 hours of NBA free agency.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 23, 2020

In effective pass coverage, what you see isn't always what you get
Defenses look to confuse by employing disguises, but to get started in recognizing schemes, remember: Safeties first.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 23, 2020

A preseason March Madness bracket for a most unusual college basketball season
The NCAA tournament selection committee will be challenged while dealing with a smaller set of games.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 23, 2020

Hail or Fail: Missed scoring chances haunt Washington in last-second loss to Lions
Washington scored a total of three points on four trips inside the Detroit 35-yard line in the first half.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 23, 2020

The Wizards' reboot needs to start with trading both John Wall and Bradley Beal
John Wall and Bradley Beal have long been the Wizards' two most identifiable stars. It's time to turn the page.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 23, 2020

What to know from NFL Week 11: Carson Wentz looks lost, and Taysom Hill is just getting started
While Joe Burrow suffered a season-ending injury, Taysom Hill led the Saints to a victory in his starting debut and the Ravens sunk deeper into their swoon.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 23, 2020

In this unhinged year, the CFP selection committee faces an even more indecipherable task
Many teams deserve a look from the College Football Playoff Selection Committee, even if their deserving of a look might owe something to pandemic schedule distortions.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 23, 2020

Emily Engel-Natzke joins Hershey staff as first female coach in Capitals organization
Engel-Natzke, 29, was previously at the University of Wisconsin, where she was the assistant director of operations/video coordinator.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 23, 2020

Wizards opt for versatility with Israel's Deni Avdija at No. 9 pick
Avdija, a 6-foot-9 small forward, is a versatile defender who should bolster Washington's perimeter defense and fit into multiple lineups.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 23, 2020

Dabo Swinney says Florida State used Clemson positive test as an ‘excuse' to not play game
"The standard to cancel a game was not met," said Swinney, after FSU officials called for a postponement hours before kickoff.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 23, 2020

Chiefs avenge lone loss of season with dramatic win over Raiders
Kansas City got the winning touchdown on Patrick Mahomes's 22-yard touchdown pass to Travis Kelce with 28 seconds remaining.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 22, 2020

Chiefs vs. Raiders live updates: Las Vegas retakes the lead in fourth quarter
The Las Vegas Raiders host Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs on "Sunday Night Football." Follow along with our live updates.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 22, 2020

How the NFL playoff picture is shaping up in Week 11
Here's how the NFC and AFC look as we approach the most critical stretch of the NFL calendar.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 22, 2020

NBA free agency updates: Lakers get tougher while Jayson Tatum, Donovan Mitchell ink max extensions
It's difficult to make the case that any of the NBA's top contenders have narrowed the gap on the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 22, 2020

Methodical and efficient, Alex Smith wins first start since before his injury
On a day that was eerily reminiscent of that November afternoon more than two years ago when Smith suffered a gruesome broken leg, the quarterback looked more like his old self in leading his team to victory.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 22, 2020

Joe Burrow suffers serious knee injury, ending Bengals QB's impressive rookie season
Joe Burrow, the No. 1 overall pick in this year's draft, tweeted that he will miss the rest of the season with his injury, dealing a major blow to the Bengals' rebuilding effort.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 22, 2020

Chiefs vs. Raiders live updates: Kansas City draws even after Las Vegas strikes first
The Las Vegas Raiders host Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs on "Sunday Night Football." Follow along with our live updates.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 22, 2020

AFC South thrives and the Steelers stay unbeaten in NFL Week 11
The Tennessee Titans, Indianapolis Colts and Houston Texans recorded impressive wins during Sunday's NFL slate.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 22, 2020

Four takeaways from Washington's win over the Bengals
The Washington Football Team ended a two-game losing streak by defeating Cincinnati at FedEx Field on Sunday.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 22, 2020

NBA free agency updates: Lakers get tougher while Tatum, Mitchell ink max extensions
It's difficult to make the case that any of the NBA's top contenders have narrowed the gap on the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 22, 2020

NFL live updates: Cowboys, Vikings trade highlight-reel TD catches; Tua Tagovailoa exits for Dolphins
The stakes are ramping up along with the playoff race. Follow along for live updates from all of the Sunday afternoon action across the NFL.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 22, 2020

NFL live updates: Derrick Henry gives Titans win in OT; Steelers remain unbeaten
The stakes are ramping up along with the playoff race. Follow along for live updates from all of the Sunday afternoon action across the NFL.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 22, 2020

Four takeaways from Washington's 20-9 win over the Bengals
The Washington Football Team ended a two-game losing streak by defeating the Cincinnati Bengals, 20-9, at FedEx Field on Sunday.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 22, 2020

Washington comes back to beat Bengals, 20-9, after rookie QB Joe Burrow leaves with injury
The Washington Football Team dominated the game after the Bengals quarterback was carted off the field with a knee injury. The win improves Washington to 3-7 on the season.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 22, 2020

NFL live updates: Claypool has 10 TDs in 10 games; Wentz throws awful pick-six
The stakes are ramping up along with the playoff race. Follow along for live updates from all of the Sunday afternoon action across the NFL.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 22, 2020

Live updates: Bengals lead, 9-7, in third quarter
Washington hosts the Bengals at FedEx Field in a matchup of two-win teams. Follow along for live updates.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 22, 2020

Live updates: Washington hosts the Bengals
Washington hosts the Bengals at FedEx Field in a matchup of two-win teams. Follow along for live updates.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 22, 2020

NFL live updates: Ravens shuffle OL again; Bridgewater inactive for Panthers
The stakes are ramping up along with the playoff race. Follow along for live updates from all of the Sunday afternoon action across the NFL.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 22, 2020

Athletes turned Trump's invitations into political capital. They shouldn't give it back.
Even under Biden, athletes should continue to use White House invitations to make their voices heard.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 22, 2020

How the NFL playoff picture is shaping up heading into Week 11
Here's how the NFC and AFC look as we approach the most critical stretch of the NFL calendar.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 22, 2020

Cincinnati and BYU are making a case for the College Football Playoff. Is anyone listening?
Even in a pandemic, the College Football Playoff has no use for upstarts from outside the Power Five.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 22, 2020

NFL games on TV: Steelers go for 10-0; Chiefs-Raiders is a big game in prime time
Here are the NFL games to watch in Week 11 on Sunday. Don't overlook the kickers!

Washington Post Sports
Nov 22, 2020

The 2020 rookie class is taking the NFL by storm. Here's what that means for the future.
Could there be future all-pros and Hall of Famers in this draft class? History suggests there will be.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 22, 2020

Sam Gordon went viral as a football star. Now she's suing to give more girls a chance to play.
Sam Gordon has long been known as the girl football star. Now she's trying to give more girls a chance to play by advocating for the creation of girls-only high school football leagues.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 21, 2020

Shorthanded Hokies suffer their third straight defeat in a 47-14 loss at Pittsburgh
Virginia Tech fell to 4-5 with two games remaining and is in danger of its first regular season with a losing record since 1992.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 21, 2020

College football winners and losers for Week 12: Northwestern on track for Big Ten title game
Northwestern won a defensive showdown against Wisconsin to take control of the Big Ten West.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 21, 2020

The rich get richer in free agency as the Lakers improve and the other contenders stumble
It's difficult to make the case that any of the NBA's top contenders have narrowed the gap on the defending champions.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 21, 2020

Northern soccer star Rachel Deresky punctuated a long commitment on signing day
The 2019 All-Met Player of the Year committed to Vanderbilt after her freshman season.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 21, 2020

Washington promotes defensive back Cole Luke from the practice squad, gives him a two-year deal
Coach Ron Rivera has known Luke since the Carolina Panthers signed him as an undrafted free agent in 2017.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 21, 2020

Ohio State's win over Indiana showed the predictability of college football until it didn't
If nothing else, Ohio State's win reminded that very young people play college football, which can sustain its unpredictability even when times seem predictable.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 21, 2020

Washington signs Cole Luke to two-year deal, prompting questions about evolving defensive backfield
Coach Ron Rivera has known Luke since the Carolina Panthers signed him as an undrafted free agent in 2017.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 21, 2020

NBA free agency live updates Day 2: Gordon Hayward to Hornets; Fred VanVleet re-signs with Raptors
Follow along for live updates from the second day of NBA free agency.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 21, 2020

Doc Walker among layoffs at The Team 980 as part of new partnership with 106.7 The Fan
Doc Walker, Scott Linn and Chris Johnson have been laid off from The Team 980, which was acquired by Entercom this month. Entercom also owns 106.7 The Fan, a decade-long sport stalk competitor.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 21, 2020

Harassment claims and dwindling donations: The fall of Daniel Snyder's nonprofit for Native Americans
In October, The Washington Post asked the Washington Football Team about harassment allegations against Gary Edwards, director of the team's Original Americans Foundation. A few days later, the team announced it would no longer fund the charity.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 21, 2020

Doc Walker part of layoffs at The Team 980 as part of new partnership with 106.7 The Fan
Doc Walker, Scott Linn and Chris Johnson have been laid off from The Team 980, which was acquired by Entercom this month. Entercom also owns 106.7 The Fan, a decade-long sport stalk competitor.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 21, 2020

Washington signs Cole Luke to 2-year deal, prompting questions about evolving defensive backfield
Coach Ron Rivera has known Luke since the Carolina Panthers signed him as an undrafted free agent in 2017.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 21, 2020

Chase Young's draft pedigree raised expectations. He's not reaching them — yet.
The No. 2 overall pick out of Ohio State is a good pro, a high-energy player, but, so far, not an impact star — or close to it.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 21, 2020

Is it too early to call Chase Young a bust? Perhaps, but pressure is building.
The No. 2 overall pick out of Ohio State has not exactly played up to his draft pedigree thus far. The expectations were high, but he can still meet them.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 21, 2020

Washington football Week 11 preview: It's No. 1 vs. No. 2 as Joe Burrow meets Chase Young
The top two picks in last spring's draft overlapped at Ohio State for one season and as Heisman Trophy finalists. On Sunday, they meet as opponents for the first time when Washington plays the Cincinnati Bengals.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 21, 2020

College football winners and losers for Week 12: Which teams can make the playoff?
College football is four regular-season weekends plus a fifth reserved for conference title games away from getting a four-team playoff field.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 21, 2020

College football games on TV: Ohio State-Indiana is highlight of patchwork schedule
Here are all of the college football games to watch Saturday -- along with those that have been postponed or canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 21, 2020

John Wall wants out of Washington; Davis Bertans signs $80 million deal to return to Wizards
Washington's dream of having Davis Bertans play alongside Bradley Beal and John Wall may not come to fruition.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 21, 2020

NBA free agency opens with Lakers and Heat solidifying their rosters and less big spending
Thanks to a distinct lack of available star power, a limited number of teams with cap space and a bleak economic outlook this year's free agency period opened Friday with a whimper.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 20, 2020

NBA free agency live updates: Lakers add Montrezl Harrell and Wesley Matthews
NBA free agency kicked off at 6 p.m. Friday. Follow along for live updates.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 20, 2020

TV and radio listings: February 25
Your guide to the world of sports on television and radio.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 20, 2020

NBA free agency live updates: Heat keeps Goran Dragic, Lakers add Wesley Matthews
NBA free agency kicked off at 6 p.m. Friday. Follow along for live updates.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 20, 2020

A high school football coach had a heart attack but didn't leave the game until it was over
Daryl Hayes said he remembered thinking, "I really don't want to die here in front of these kids" as he coached Saint John's Catholic Prep last weekend.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 20, 2020

NBA free agency live updates: The latest moves and news from the offseason
NBA free agency kicked off at 6 p.m. Friday. Follow along for live updates.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 20, 2020

NBA offseason moves and rosters by team
Tracking the trades, free agents and roster moves during the 2020 NBA offseason.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 20, 2020

Nationals protect Steven Fuentes, Yasel Antuna and Joan Adon from Rule 5 Draft
Each November, teams give a nod of confidence to a player or two — or in this case, three — by protecting them from the Rule 5 Draft.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 20, 2020

Pennsylvania backtracks on in-game mask requirement for state's football teams
After initially saying the Pittsburgh Steelers were not exempt from a new mask requirement, the state of Pennsylvania changed course Friday.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 20, 2020

Wizards' plan for John Wall involves fewer minutes, more run for Ish Smith, Cassius Winston
Despite a report of trade talks this week, Wizards General Manager Tommy Sheppard said the team's plans to welcome back John Wall have not changed.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 20, 2020

Washington Football Team minority owners have a deal to sell, but Daniel Snyder is blocking it
A group of California investors has offered $900 million to buy a minority stake in the Washington Football Team, but majority owner Daniel Snyder is standing in the way as his rift with his business partners widens.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 20, 2020

Taysom Hill, not Jameis Winston, reportedly will replace Drew Brees for the Saints
The Saints' faith in Taysom Hill will be tested Sunday when he, and not Jameis Winson, reportedly will replace Drew Brees.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 20, 2020

Navy will host Memphis and Tulsa to make up games postponed by coronavirus issues
Navy is set to host Memphis on Nov. 28 and Tulane on Dec. 5, with both games played at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 20, 2020

Maryland football is ‘committed to getting back,' but timeline for return is unclear
After two canceled games, the Terrapins hope to return against Indiana on Nov. 28.

Washington Post Sports
Nov 20, 2020

Washington Football minority owners have a deal to sell, but Daniel Snyder is blocking it
A group of California investors has offered $900 million to buy a minority stake in the Washington Football Team, but majority owner Daniel Snyder is standing in the way, as his rift with his business partners widens.

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