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Mar 04, 2021

Maryland women dominate Michigan, clinch share of Big Ten regular season title in style
Maryland locked up the No. 1 seed in next week's Big Ten Tournament with its ninth consecutive win.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 04, 2021

NFL hopefuls use AI for a leg up ahead of predraft season
NFL draft coaches train using athlete tracking technology from Intel.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 04, 2021

Maryland women dominate Michigan, clinch share of the Big Ten title in style
Maryland locked up the No. 1 seed in next week's Big Ten Tournament with its ninth consecutive win.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 04, 2021

At Golf Channel, women say, sexism fuels a ‘boys' club' culture
Harassing emails. Demeaning comments. A struggle to climb the corporate ladder. Former employees of Golf Channel describe a culture that routinely sidelines women.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 04, 2021

Alex Ovechkin lifts the Capitals past the Devils in Ilya Samsonov's return to the ice
Alex Ovechkin scores the game-winner in the second period, Ilya Samsonov makes his first NHL start since Jan. 17, and the Capitals beat the Devils, 3-2.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 04, 2021

Josh Harrison is the right blend of versatility and offense for Nationals
Harrison returned on a one-year deal in October after just three months with the club.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 04, 2021

Few pro athletes suffer heart problems after covid-19, leagues' study shows
The study, published in the journal JAMA Cardiology, was authored by the top medical officials of sports leagues and grew out of the weekly teleconferences those officials began holding at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic last year.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 04, 2021

Back home but still rolling, the Wizards take down the NBA-worst Timberwolves
Washington got 34 points from Bradley Beal and a triple-double from Russell Westbrook to notch its seventh win in eight games.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 04, 2021

At Golf Channel, women say, sexism fuels a ‘boys club' culture
Harassing emails. Demeaning comments. A struggle to climb the corporate ladder. Former employees of Golf Channel describe a culture that routinely sidelines women.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 04, 2021

Pacers' T.J. McConnell comes off bench for ultra-rare form of triple-double
T.J. McConnell set an NBA record with nine steals in a half and became only the sixth player to record a triple-double with points, assists and steals.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 04, 2021

Starting pitchers are facing a frightful task. The results might define the NL East.
The fascinating division will start, and probably end, with the care, feeding and good fortune of those top four men in each rotation.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 04, 2021

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

Washington Post Sports
Mar 04, 2021

Social media has become a liberating — and at times lucrative — pursuit for cooped-up athletes
TikTok, a social media platform that has exploded in popularity over the past year, is embraced by many young athletes.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 04, 2021

Our sports need a healthier version of masculinity, and men need to create it
To fix the rampant mistreatment of women in sports, we need a new definition of masculinity.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 04, 2021

Brian Dozier learned Spanish to be a better teammate. There's a lesson for MLB.
Baseball can get lost in translation, so the recently retired Dozier wants more players to learn Spanish.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 04, 2021

Interested in Sam Darnold? Jets GM has a message: Call me.
General Manager Joe Douglas told reporters he characterized Darnold as "untouchable" in 2019, but that was before the QB's poor play in 2020 helped the Jets get the No. 2 draft pick.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 04, 2021

Starting pitchers are facing a frightful task. The results might determine the NL East.
The fascinating division will start, and probably end, with the care, feeding and good fortune of those top four men in each rotation.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 04, 2021

Jakub Vrana's late goal lets Capitals breathe easier, secure a 5-2 win over the Devils
Washington started strong with three early goals, then sputtered before prevailing to improve to 5-1-1 in its past seven games.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 04, 2021

Washington has built a dominant defensive line. It's about to start getting expensive.
Washington has built one of the NFL's best defensive lines. Can it afford to keep it intact?

Washington Post Sports
Mar 04, 2021

WNBA players' next cause: Educating themselves — and fans — on vaccine safety
WNBA players helped elect a U.S. Senator and oust a team owner. Next up: educating Black and Latino communities about the coronavirus vaccine.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 04, 2021

NFL closing in on new TV, streaming deals, paving way for 17-game season
The NFL is attempting to renew its TV deals with Fox, CBS, NBC and Disney-owned ESPN and ABC for greatly increased rights fees, while a new streaming deal with Amazon could include more exclusive content.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 04, 2021

Tiger Woods's genius has never been a free gift. Now his only task is to heal.
The burdens of being a child prodigy and then a transcendent star have long been evident in Tiger Woods. Maybe this time no one needs to ask him for another comeback, another big feat.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 04, 2021

Jay Gruden finally explains why Kirk Cousins took a knee that time in Philadelphia
If the former Washington Football Team coach gets a broadcast job, he should retell this story from his favorite game.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 04, 2021

Maryland comes up small on the road, sees winning streak end at Northwestern
Maryland has its five-game winning streak come to an end after a poor offensive performance against Northwestern.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 03, 2021

Capitals beat Bruins in a shootout, making for a happy Zdeno Chara homecoming
Longtime Boston captain is given a video tribute before Washington's 2-1 win.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 03, 2021

Tiger Woods's triumphant third act was just beginning. What will his next act bring?
A transcendent golfer occupies our headspace like no other athlete, thanks to the unadorned intimacy and longevity afforded by the sport. That role for Woods is now in question.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 03, 2021

Washington Football Team replaces cheerleaders with coed dance team
The move to end the NFL's longest-running cheerleading squad is part of the team's ongoing rebranding.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 03, 2021

The NBA doesn't need a new logo — and it doesn't need Kobe Bryant as its representative
Kyrie Irving joined the push to make Kobe Bryant the NBA's logo. Here's what he's missing.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 03, 2021

Katie Ledecky returns to competition, picking up where pre-pandemic domination left off
In her first competitive race in nearly a year, Katie Ledecky wins her signature 1,500-meter freestyle by more than 20 seconds.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 03, 2021

Peter Laviolette gets teams to believe in him fast. His former players explain why.
To understand the potential of what the Capitals could be under Laviolette, it's important to look at his past coaching stops.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 03, 2021

Joe Altobelli, manager who led Baltimore Orioles to 1983 World Series title, dies at 88
He was a longtime manager in the Orioles system before succeeding Earl Weaver in Baltimore.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 03, 2021

Former NFL tight end Kellen Winslow II sentenced to 14 years in prison for multiple rapes
Ex-Browns and Buccaneers tight end Kellen Winslow II had his sentence handed down on Wednesday.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 03, 2021

Washington Football Team replaces cheerleaders with co-ed dance team
The move to end the NFL's longest-running cheerleading squad is part of the team's ongoing rebranding.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 03, 2021

Wizards forwards Rui Hachimura and Deni Avdija named to the Rising Stars roster
Hachimura is the first Wizard to earn back-to-back selections to the exhibition since Bradley Beal in 2013 and 2014.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 03, 2021

With high school football sidelined in D.C., some players headed to Houston for a little seven-on-seven
In this week's recruiting roundup, the hunt requires a plane ride south.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 03, 2021

Virginia Tech's final game canceled because of a coronavirus issue in the Hokies' program
The Hokies still remain mathematically in the hunt for the No. 1 seed in the ACC tournament.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 03, 2021

John Feinstein: Brian Dutcher waited 28 years to be a head coach. San Diego State was lucky he did.
If San Diego State's basketball team needs a lesson in patience, it can turn to its coach.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 03, 2021

NFL to consider fourth-and-15 alternative to onside kick, delaying coach hiring cycle
The Eagles are proposing the fourth-and-15 alternative to the onside kick. The Bills are proposing to push all coach and GM interviews until after the conference title games and all hirings until after the Super Bowl.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 03, 2021

With high school football sidelined in D.C., some players headed to Houston for a little 7-on-7
In this week's recruiting roundup, the hunt requires a plane ride south.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 03, 2021

Joe Altobelli, who led Orioles to 1983 World Series title, dies at 88
Joe Altobelli's even keel proved to be a refreshing change from Earl Weaver's histrionics, and he guided the Orioles to the 1983 World Series title.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 03, 2021

Brian Dutcher waited 28 years to be a head coach. San Diego State was lucky he did.
If San Diego State's basketball team needs a lesson in patience, it can turn to its coach.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 03, 2021

Christian Pulisic wears a revered number for Chelsea. Can he live up to it?
The U.S. national soccer team star has struggled with injuries and playing time in his sophomore season in the Premier League.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 03, 2021

Class AAA season is delayed four weeks, cementing return of alternate sites
MLB sent a memo to teams informing them the Class AAA season will be pushed back a month and that they will be able to utilize alternate training sites to keep players close in case of covid-19 outbreaks.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 03, 2021

Here's how Riot's offline ‘League' and ‘Valorant' competitions landed in Iceland
The company worked with a risk management company in compiling a list of potential destinations to hold two major live events, even as the pandemic endures.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 03, 2021

Nationals starter Jon Lester to undergo thyroid surgery
Lester, 37, was feeling fatigued in spring training before he and the Nationals decided a procedure was the best option.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 03, 2021

Olympics organizers near a decision to ban overseas spectators for Tokyo Games
Plans for the Olympics are taking shape, with most athletes vaccinated, probably no overseas spectators and limits on domestic fans.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 03, 2021

Tom Brady ‘was not thinking' when he threw the Lombardi Trophy during Buccaneers' boat parade
The trophy, he admitted to James Corden, would have been lost in '60 feet of water.' Even his 8-year-old knew the pass was a bad idea.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 03, 2021

The Wizards' implausible trip from covid purgatory to playoff contention
After a season-crushing bout with covid, the Wizards could have given up. Instead, they took off

Washington Post Sports
Mar 03, 2021

Sara Perlman joins NBC Sports after whirlwind year with boyfriend, cancer survivor Trey Mancini
In her new roles as a sports betting host for NBC Sports Edge and PointsBet, Sara Perlman won't advise wagering against the Orioles outfielder.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 03, 2021

March Madness begins where it ended last year, with fingers crossed at conference tournaments
There will be 62 conference tournaments with all manner of sites, site changes, fan allowances (from zero to some), hopes, dreams and thuds.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 03, 2021

Craig Laughlin will soon have a hat trick of beer collaborations, all for a good cause
Craig Laughlin, the Capitals' longtime TV analyst and a recent craft beer convert, has already released IPAs in partnership with Aslin and Astro Lab to benefit his family's charitable foundation.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 03, 2021

The pandemic chased these rugby players home. Nearly a year later, it colored their return.
The New Zealanders on Old Glory DC's roster returned home early because of the coronavirus. A year later, they're excited to be back in the United States, even though the pandemic has taken a far great toll here than in their country.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 03, 2021

With eyes on Tokyo, Katie Ledecky returns to find out what a difference a year makes
Two-time Olympian Katie Ledecky competes for the first time since the pandemic struck, offering a preview of an ambitious Tokyo program.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 03, 2021

Who should Washington target in free agency? Here are some high-priced and bargain options.
Washington was conservative at the beginning of its rebuild last season. But with a division title and an improving roster, the front office now has a choice to make on how aggressive to get.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 03, 2021

Nats want Kyle Schwarber to get ‘squatty' at the plate and return to his slugging ways
The Nationals' new left fielder, Kyle Schwarber, met with hitting coach Kevin Long in January. The result was a return to old, better habits.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 02, 2021

Creighton coach apologizes for ‘plantation' comments that left assistant coach ‘deeply hurt'
"I realize the pain that my words have caused," Bluejays Coach Greg McDermott said. The university described his choice of language in postgame remarks to his players as "deplorable."

Washington Post Sports
Mar 02, 2021

Georgetown keeps its late-season surge going with a 72-66 victory over Xavier
The Hoyas have won six of nine; on senior night, Jamorko Pickett and Jahvon Blair combined for 30 points.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 02, 2021

With ‘spring break' looming, Wizards' defense goes on vacation in loss to Grizzlies
Ja Morant overwhelmed the Wizards, who have one game left before the all-star break.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 02, 2021

The NBA's slam dunk contest will be low on star power but high on bounce
Previewing what to expect from All-Star Weekend's Slam Dunk Contest, which is set to feature the smallest field in the event's history.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 02, 2021

Virginia Tech-Louisville game is canceled because of a coronavirus issue in the Hokies' program
The Hokies still remain mathematically in the hunt for the No. 1 seed in the ACC tournament.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 02, 2021

Freedom-South Riding notches pair of top-three finishes at VHSL Class 5 indoor track meets
The Freedom girls fell just a few points short of a state title and took third place; the boys were second but finished well behind the victor.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 02, 2021

Cleveland knew of Mickey Callaway complaints, report says, contradicting team president
New reporting suggested Cleveland's front office knew of complaints about pitching coach Mickey Callaway, contradicting the team president's statement that he was unaware of any allegations against Callaway before the initial report came out.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 02, 2021

D.C. United is close to reacquiring Argentina's Lucas Rodríguez
The midfielder had six goals and three assists in 2019 while on loan from Estudiantes.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 02, 2021

Surging Capitals prepare for Bruins as Zdeno Chara returns to Boston
"It was really nice to see them after long time and be a dad for one day again," Zdeno Chara said of seeing his family for the first time in nearly nine weeks.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 02, 2021

Olympic hopefuls Torri Huske, Camille Spink put on a show at Virginia Class 6 swim championships
Yorktown's Torri Huske set two national high school records in about a half-hour Thursday at the Virginia Class 6 state championships.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 02, 2021

Ex-Washington Football Team employees pressure NFL to make harassment probe public
A letter to Commissioner Roger Goodell is part of a campaign to ramp up pressure on the league and hold team owner Daniel Snyder accountable for what they describe as a "sexually hostile work environment."

Washington Post Sports
Mar 02, 2021

How break dancing made the leap from '80s pop culture to the Olympic stage
Becoming an official sport at the Paris 2024 Games required overcoming resistance from inside and out.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 02, 2021

Irv Cross, NFL player who became first Black network TV sports analyst, dies at 81
The two-time Pro Bowler played for the Philadelphia Eagles and L.A. Rams before joining CBS.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 02, 2021

Fans are shut out of Nationals Park for now, but that could change
The Nationals submitted a proposal that is similar to what local or state officials have approved for other teams.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 02, 2021

‘Baseball Bugs' at 75: How a Looney Tunes classic left its mark on America's pastime
The sassy rabbit single-handedly took down a team of baseball bullies in a Looney Tunes masterpiece that gave the world the Bugs Bunny change-up.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 02, 2021

A shoulder injury can't stop Darryl Morsell, the heart of the Maryland basketball team
"Darryl is and has always been the heart of our team," said junior guard Eric Ayala.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 02, 2021

Nationals are waiting to see if city approves plan for welcoming back fans
The Nationals have submitted a proposal that is similar to what other teams have had approved by local or state officials.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 02, 2021

Spring training ‘mercy rule,' explained: MLB teams take advantage of ‘rolling the inning'
At the start of spring training this year, innings can end after a pitcher has thrown 20 pitches but before he's recorded three outs.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 02, 2021

Smith's comeback in Washington was heroic — and irrelevant to the team's future
Alex Smith will be remembered in Washington more for what he did off the field than on it.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 02, 2021

NCAA tournament bracketology: Gonzaga is the top seed, but is Michigan or Baylor No. 2?
There's a case to be made for either team, and both are firm No. 1 seeds.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 02, 2021

Cancer charity founder whose son had memorable TD run at Nebraska dies of brain cancer
Andy Hoffman, whose Team Jack Foundation has raised money for pediatric brain cancer, was stricken with brain cancer himself last summer.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 02, 2021

How will Washington's remade front office operate? These NFL examples offer clues.
How does a collaborative NFL front office like Washington's make decisions? Trust, humility and avoiding groupthink.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 02, 2021

Colgate's top-10 NET ranking does not compute
Colgate is the No. 2 seed in the Patriot League tournament but is ranked in the top 10 of the NCAA's NET rating. How does that work?

Washington Post Sports
Mar 02, 2021

Alex Avila has experience catching Max Scherzer and Patrick Corbin. And it shows.
Alex Avila, the Nats' 34-year-old backup catcher, has caught ace Max Scherzer more than any other veteran.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 02, 2021

Photo of famed trainer atop dead horse sparks outrage, leads to ban in Britain
Three-time Grand National winner Gordon Elliott is being investigated in his native Ireland for a photo that "appalled" the British Horseracing Authority.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 02, 2021

Ron Rivera talks a lot about culture. No one embodied it more than Alex Smith.
Alex Smith has said his return was a problem for the team's new coach, Ron Rivera. But in coming back from his horrific injury, all Smith did was exemplify the culture Rivera sought to create.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 02, 2021

Washington's biggest non-QB roster needs: Receiving help, linebacker and more
Washington's roster needs go well beyond the quarterback position.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 01, 2021

Virginia snaps three-game skid, sends out seniors with win over Miami
No. 21 Cavaliers hold injury-depleted Hurricanes to 21 second-half points in 62-51 victory.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 01, 2021

After season paused, West Springfield relays have banner day; South Lakes wins team title
The Spartans swept the distance relays at the VHSL Class 6 indoor track championship meet in Virginia Beach.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 01, 2021

D.C. United to acquire Venezuelan forward Jovanny Bolívar
Under-20 national team player expected to join the MLS club on a one-year loan as United adds player before training camp opens next week.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 01, 2021

Led by a 1-2 punch, Jefferson wins VHSL Class 5 boys' swim championship
Briar Woods' Mackenzie McConagha won two individual state championships in the girls' meet.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 01, 2021

Monica McNutt's rapid rise at ESPN continues with ‘Around the Horn' debut
A former standout guard at Georgetown, Monica McNutt made her "SportsCenter" debut last month and serves as a host and game analyst for the ACC Network.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 01, 2021

Hawks fire Coach Lloyd Pierce as playoff pressure mounts
A February swoon, injury issues and persistent defensive struggles cost Lloyd Pierce his job as Atlanta Hawks coach.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 01, 2021

Alex Smith's comeback in Washington was heroic — and irrelevant to the football team's future
Alex Smith will be remembered in Washington more for what he did off the field than on it.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 01, 2021

The Knicks are rolling, and everyone is happy except their coach, who's never happy
The Knicks are above .500 after 35 games for just the third time in the past 20 years and threatening to make the playoffs for the first time since 2013.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 01, 2021

Alex Smith comeback in Washington was heroic — and irrelevant to the football team's future
Alex Smith will be remembered in Washington more for what he did off the field than on it.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 01, 2021

Alex Smith expected to be released by Washington Football Team in coming days
The expected departure would end the 36-year old quarterback's remarkable comeback with the team after one season.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 01, 2021

Jodie Foster pays back Aaron Rodgers with a Golden Globes shout-out
She may not have worn a cheesehead, but the actress is an ardent Packers fan.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 01, 2021

Mets' Sandy Alderson says he's aware of mixed messages sent in pursuit of Trevor Bauer
After a winter of reports detailing multiple instances of sexual harassment and lewd behavior by high-profile staffers, Alderson defended the team's pursuit of the controversial starter and explained how the organization is changing the way it approaches hiring.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 01, 2021

J.J. Watt agrees to a two-year contract with the Arizona Cardinals
The three-time NFL defensive player of the year was released last month by the Houston Texans and had been linked to several other teams.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 01, 2021

Jake, OWL's caster, player and (now) coach, on finding his future in esports
"Esports is it's so new and young, the only thing that you can predict is that it's going to be unpredictable."

Washington Post Sports
Mar 01, 2021

Alex Smith expected to part ways with Washington Football Team in coming days
The expected departure would end the 36-year old quarterback's remarkable comeback with the team after one season.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 01, 2021

The Knicks are rolling and everyone is happy except their coach, who's never happy
The Knicks are above .500 after 35 games for just the third time in the last 20 years and threatening to make the playoffs for the first time since 2013.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 01, 2021

Jodie Foster pays back Aaron Rodgers with a Golden Globes shout out
She may not have worn a cheesehead, but the actress is an ardent Packers fan.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 01, 2021

Tiger Woods thanks golfers who wore red and black for ‘helping me get through this tough time'
The familiar Sunday look associated with Woods, who is recovering from a car crash, was on full display at various tournaments.

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