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Washington Post Sports
Jan 17, 2021

Chiefs, without Patrick Mahomes, hold off Cleveland to advance to AFC championship game vs. Bills
Mahomes left the game with a concussion and was replaced by Chad Henne, who got enough out of the offense to spoil Cleveland's run.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 17, 2021

Saints vs. Buccaneers playoff game: Live updates and score
Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints host Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday in an NFC divisional round clash. Follow along for live updates during the game.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 17, 2021

Virginia basketball has next game postponed after positive test in N.C. State's program
The Cavaliers won't play again until Saturday after the ACC announced a positive coronavirus test within the Wolfpack program.

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Jan 17, 2021

Pacers' Caris LeVert out indefinitely after a small mass is discovered on his kidney
The discovery came during a physical to complete the four-team James Harden trade.

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Jan 17, 2021

Capitals fall to Penguins in shootout, suffer first loss this season
Alex Ovechkin scored his 707th career goal, but the Capitals lost, 4-3, to their rivals in Pittsburgh.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 17, 2021

As MLB arbitration deadline nears, Nats contend with increasingly odd process
The deadline for teams and players to exchange arbitration figures is 1 p.m. on Friday.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 17, 2021

Bills fans donate to Lamar Jackson's favorite charity after victory over Ravens
Buffalo's first playoff victory in 25 years was cause for celebration, and Bills fans found a good outlet for their emotions.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 17, 2021

Chiefs vs. Browns playoff game: Live updates and score
Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs host Baker Mayfield and the Cleveland Browns on Sunday in the divisional round of the AFC playoffs . Follow along for live updates during the game.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 17, 2021

D.C. United close to hiring Hernán Losada as head coach
Hernan Losada, a 38-year-old Argentine, has been guiding Beerschot in Belgium's top division.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 17, 2021

D.C. United close to hiring Hernan Losada as head coach
Hernan Losada, a 38-year-old Argentine, has been guiding Beerschot in Belgium's top division.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 17, 2021

Australian Open now has 72 players quarantined after coronavirus exposure
Because players cannot leave their hotel rooms at all for two weeks, they must improvise their workouts.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 17, 2021

Baylor's Kim Mulkey says NCAA's emphasis on ‘almighty dollar' trumps coronavirus concerns
Women's coach Kim Mulkey, who returned after her own covid illness, admitted confusion over the virus makes her "uncomfortable coaching."

Washington Post Sports
Jan 17, 2021

U.S. Olympic hopefuls, dealing with a wrecked schedule, continue to adjust in an unusual year
The Summer Games have already been pushed back a year, but the months leading up to Tokyo also will be heavily affected.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 17, 2021

Tom Brady and Drew Brees refuse to fade away. Marvel at their brilliance for as long as you can.
We've never witnessed a playoff quarterback duel like Drew Brees vs. Tom Brady, and the NFL could go another century without seeing another one like it.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 17, 2021

Bills beat Ravens to reach first AFC title game since 1994 as Lamar Jackson exits early
The second-seeded Bills ended the season of the fifth-seeded Ravens and advanced to next weekend's AFC title game against either the Chiefs or Browns.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 16, 2021

Aaron Rodgers and a relentless offense roll over Rams and into NFC championship game at Lambeau
Green Bay's hiring of Matt LaFleur never looked smarter than in Saturday's 32-18 victory over Los Angeles.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 16, 2021

No. 18 Virginia dominates No. 12 Clemson to improve to 5-0 in the ACC
The Cavaliers, now alone atop the ACC, posted the biggest margin of victory against a ranked opponent in school history.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 16, 2021

With dazzling passes in Nets debut, James Harden sought to make an unselfish first impression
James Harden had a triple-double that included 14 assists in his Brooklyn debut, quickly moving past his messy exit from Houston.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 16, 2021

NFL playoffs schedule, bracket and what you need to know
The divisional round has arrived. Here is who's still in the hunt for Super Bowl LV.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 16, 2021

Aaron Rodgers and a relentless offense roll over Rams and into NFC championship game at Lambeau, 32-18
The Green Bay quarterback completed 23 of 36 passes for 296 yards and two touchdowns in the victory over Los Angeles.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 16, 2021

Ravens vs. Bills playoff game: Live updates and score
Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills host Lamar Jackson, the reigning MVP, and the Baltimore Ravens to kick off the AFC divisional round Saturday. Follow along for live updates during the game.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 16, 2021

Packers vs. Rams playoff game: Live updates and score
Aaron Rodgers and the top-seeded Green Bay Packers host Jared Goff and the Los Angeles Rams on Saturday to kick off the NFC divisional round. Follow along for live updates during the game.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 16, 2021

Big 12 basketball might be better than it has ever been
The Big 12 has delivered plenty of entertainment value this season.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 16, 2021

Evgeny Kuznetsov, electric but inconsistent, might be the key for the Caps this season
Evgeny Kuznetsov had a brilliant 2018 postseason, but his play has declined over the past two seasons.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 16, 2021

The Browns believe in Coach Kevin Stefanski, whether he's on the sideline or in his basement
Browns Coach Kevin Stefanski, who missed last week's playoff win because of a positive coronavirus test, has defied the odds in his first season. Next up is a matchup with the defending champion Chiefs.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 15, 2021

Trump won't leave golf quietly, so the sport will have to make a choice
Golf has been long been Trump's escape hatch, but his future in the sport is suddenly murky.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 15, 2021

Vitek Vanecek impresses in NHL debut as Capitals beat Sabres again
Rookie netminder makes 30 saves as Washington improves to 2-0 with a 2-1 win on the road.

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Jan 15, 2021

Washington to interview director of pro personnel Eric Stokes for GM job
Stokes, 47, joined Ron Rivera in Washington after working with the coach in Carolina.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 15, 2021

Washington begins process of hiring a GM, requests interview with Martin Mayhew of 49ers
The interview request is the first clear indication that the Washington Football Team intends to hire a general manager.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 15, 2021

The Wizards, now with six positive tests on the roster, don't know when they will play again
Washington will have at least an eight-day layoff between games.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 15, 2021

Broncos' Von Miller facing police investigation in Colorado for undisclosed matter
A person familiar with the situation told The Washington Post that the investigation into Von Miller is related to interactions with his former girlfriend.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 15, 2021

No. 20 Virginia Tech men's basketball is defying expectations as it climbs ACC standings
Under second-year coach Mike Young, the Hokies have three wins against ranked opponents, including No. 3 Villanova and most recently No. 19 Duke.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 15, 2021

Jordan McNair's family reaches $3.5 million settlement with Maryland
The payment, which must be approved by the state Board of Public Works, would settle all claims made by parents of the football player who died of heatstroke in 2018.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 15, 2021

Karl-Anthony Towns, who lost his mother to covid-19, tests positive for coronavirus
Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns, who lost his mother to covid-19 last April, has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 15, 2021

Nationals avoid arbitration with Juan Soto, Trea Turner and Josh Bell
Turner's salary for next season will be $13 million. Soto is due to make $8.5 million and Bell $6.35 million.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 15, 2021

Falcons hire Titans' Arthur Smith as their coach
Arthur Smith, the son of FedEx founder and Washington Football Team co-owner Fred Smith, becomes an NFL head coach in Atlanta.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 15, 2021

The Wizards, now with six positive tests on the roster, have two more games postponed
Washington will have at least an eight-day layoff between games.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 15, 2021

The Wizards, now with five positive tests on the roster, have two more games postponed
Washington will have at least an eight-day layoff between games.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 15, 2021

Trump offered Bill Belichick an honor. Duty compelled him to refuse.
The New England Patriots coach understands what his attendance at a White House ceremony would have meant in this climate and context.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 15, 2021

With Josh Bell, a complicated Nats puzzle is snapping into place, and it looks mighty fine
Everything is falling into place for the Nats to build a complete, entertaining 90-win roster this season.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 15, 2021

D.C. bettors can now wager on the outcome of individual drives in NFL playoff games
The feature, the first of its kind in the United States, is planned as the first step in a new category of online wagering.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 15, 2021

Nationals, Josh Bell avoid arbitration; salary status of Trea Turner, Juan Soto up in air
The Nationals found a common salary ground with Bell. The status of Turner and Soto remained uncertain.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 15, 2021

Maryland basketball gets exactly what it needs in lopsided win over D-II Wingate
Maryland scheduled Wingate after the Saturday game against Nebraska was postponed because of coronavirus cases in the Cornhuskers' program.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 15, 2021

Kyrie Irving fined $50,000 for violating NBA's coronavirus protocols, could return Saturday
The Brooklyn point guard has missed the team's last five games, while ceding close to $900,000 in fines and forfeited salary this season.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 15, 2021

Seven NFL teams will start next season with a new coach. The best landing spot remains open.
Jets? Jags? Falcons? Ranking the best NFL head coach openings.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 15, 2021

Shawn Kemp is lighting up Seattle again
As the legal weed boom shuts out Black Americans, the former SuperSonics star is vowing to diversify the industry. So why are cannabis activists mad at their hometown hero?

Washington Post Sports
Jan 15, 2021

Ranking the best NFL head coaching openings
Jets? Jags? Falcons? Ranking the best NFL head coach openings.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 15, 2021

‘Grant and Danny' moves to afternoons on 106.7 the Fan; Chad Dukes launches digital show
Grant Paulsen and Danny Rouhier co-hosted the midday show on WJFK for the past seven years.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 15, 2021

The Yankees and DJ LeMahieu wanted this marriage to work, but both sides had to give a little
Although both sides explored other options, the deal ultimately got done with a little more than a month to go before spring training camps are scheduled to open.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 15, 2021

These two college basketball teams are the last to get their opening tip — fingers crossed
As American University and Loyola have learned, a pandemic season opens whenever it can.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 15, 2021

The Nationals' bullpen doesn't need a makeover. But it could use another arm or two.
The Nationals' bullpen returns Daniel Hudson, Will Harris and Tanner Rainey, among others, from 2020.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 15, 2021

No. 20 Virginia Tech defying expectations as it climbs ACC standings
Under second-year coach Mike Young, the Hokies have three wins against ranked opponents, including No. 3 Villanova and most recently No. 19 Duke.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 15, 2021

Masters, U.S. Open champion Ángel Cabrera arrested in Brazil over several charges in Argentina
Ángel Cabrera reportedly has been accused of abuse by two women in his native Argentina.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 15, 2021

Nationals sign 16-year-old Dominican shortstop Armando Cruz to $3.9 million bonus
The $3.9 million bonus is the highest bonus the Nationals have ever given to an international prospect.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 15, 2021

New season, old names in the goal column as Caps beat Sabres in opener
T.J. Oshie, Nicklas Backstrom, John Carlson score and Alex Ovechkin hands out two assists in 6-4 win.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 15, 2021

A 300-pound former defensive lineman has become an offensive playmaker for the Ravens
Most NFL teams don't have a fullback. In 300-pound Patrick Ricard, the Ravens have one of a kind.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 15, 2021

From Olympic medalist to Capitol rioter: The fall of Klete Keller
After struggling with homelessness, Keller had found his footing, his former teammates believed. Then they saw video of him at the Capitol riots -- wearing a Team USA jacket.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 15, 2021

All great QBs are linked with great receivers. Aaron Rodgers finally has his match in Davante Adams.
Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams form one of the NFL's best duos — and maybe one of the best ever.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 15, 2021

No. 20 Virginia Tech men's basketball defying expectations as it climbs ACC standings
Under second-year coach Mike Young, Hokies have three wins agains ranked opponents, including No. 3 Villanova and most recently No. 19 Duke.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 15, 2021

Jets hire Robert Saleh, an Arab-American who last led 49ers' vaunted defense
Robert Saleh, the defensive coordinator of the 49ers for four seasons, goes to the Jets and becomes the NFL's fourth minority head coach.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 14, 2021

New Capitals season, old names in the goal column as Caps beat Sabres in opener
T.J. Oshie, Nicklas Backstrom, John Carlson score and Alex Ovechkin hands out two assists in 6-4 win.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 14, 2021

For Terps women, the ranks grow thinner, the winning streak grows longer
Maryland loses key reserve Channise Lewis to knee surgery, then hammers Minnesota on the road for its ninth straight victory.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 14, 2021

D.C. United pivots to Europe in coaching search
Hernán Losada, who guides Belgian club Beerschot, and former Birmingham City boss Pep Clotet are among the candidates.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 14, 2021

College football coaches in the NFL: The good, the bad and the Holtz
College football coaches who made the jump to the NFL have been a mixed bag. Urban Meyer is the latest to make the leap.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 14, 2021

Olympic gold medal hurdler provisionally suspended in doping case
Reigning 100-meter Olympic hurdles champion Brianna Rollins-McNeal faces a potential second ban.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 14, 2021

James Harden is a winner and a loser of the Nets' blockbuster trade
While Harden achieved his major short-term goals, the saga surrounding his exit from Houston is liable to do longer-term damage.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 14, 2021

Believe it or not, the oldest QB left in the AFC playoffs is Baker Mayfield
The 25-year-old Browns quarterback said it was a "pretty crazy" situation, but he was happy to see contemporaries such as the Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes, the Ravens' Lamar Jackson and the Bills' Josh Allen "competing at such a high level."

Washington Post Sports
Jan 14, 2021

Urban Meyer returns to coaching, jumps to NFL with hiring by Jacksonville Jaguars
Urban Meyer, who won three national titles for Florida and Ohio State as a college coach, makes the leap to the NFL by completing an agreement to coach the Jaguars.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 14, 2021

Maryland gets a break from Big Ten grind with Div. II Wingate filling a schedule hole
The Terps planned to play at home Saturday against Nebraska, but the game had to be postponed

Washington Post Sports
Jan 14, 2021

Signing Kyle Schwarber puts a spotlight on Victor Robles's defense
Robles took a step back last season, his third full one in the major leagues. The Nationals now need him to rebound in a few areas.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 14, 2021

Lions make Rams executive Brad Holmes the NFL's third minority GM
Brad Holmes, the Rams' director of college scouting, becomes the general manager in Detroit, joining Miami's Chris Grier and Cleveland's Andrew Berry as the NFL's minority GMs.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 14, 2021

Virginia women's basketball cancels rest of season amid coronavirus pandemic
The Cavaliers had six ACC games postponed before the announcement from Coach Tina Thompson, citing health and safety concerns.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 14, 2021

Tallying up a year of loss: A lot of pounds, too many loved ones, countless connections
How much have you lost through this wretched year? And what have you found?

Washington Post Sports
Jan 14, 2021

Washington interviews Titans' Ryan Cowden for GM job, plans to meet with other candidates
Washington will interview 49ers executive Martin Mayhew for the position on Saturday, and plans to schedule meetings with additional candidates.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 14, 2021

Ranking Washington football seasons in the Daniel Snyder era from least to most fun
Washington only has six playoff appearances since 1999, so perhaps it's no surprise that 2020 earned a spot near the top.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 14, 2021

Olympic gold medalist hurdler provisionally suspended in doping case
Reigning 100-meter Olympic hurdles champion Brianna Rollins-McNeal faces a potential second ban.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 14, 2021

Overwatch League wants to ‘level-up' online matches, tournaments for 2021 season
The league is set to begin its season in April.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 14, 2021

A sportsbook is coming to Nationals Park as part of Nationals' new partnership with BetMGM
A BetMGM mobile sports betting app that will function in and around the ballpark could launch by Opening Day.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 14, 2021

Bills-Ravens weather forecast: Snow looking like a possibility for Saturday
The Bills-Ravens weather forecast is calling for snow.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 14, 2021

Drew Brees and Tom Brady are trading jokes about their ‘History Channel' matchup
The Saints-Buccaneers playoff game is one for the ages as well as for the aged.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 14, 2021

Georgetown basketball on pause after a positive test. Two more games are postponed.
The Big East announced that games against Marquette and Providence have been postponed.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 14, 2021

Harden is a winner and a loser of the Nets' blockbuster move
While Harden achieved his major short-term goals, the saga surrounding his exit from Houston is liable to do longer-term damage.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 14, 2021

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

Washington Post Sports
Jan 14, 2021

Third Wizards player tests positive for coronavirus
Washington has already had two games canceled, while back-to-back games against Cleveland on Sunday and Monday appear to be in doubt.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 14, 2021

Urban Meyer closing in on deal to return to coaching, jump to NFL with Jacksonville Jaguars
Urban Meyer, who won three national titles for Florida and Ohio State as a college coach, could make the leap to the NFL if he completes an agreement to coach the Jaguars.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 14, 2021

NFL playoff weather: Snow looking like a possibility for Bills-Ravens game
The Bills-Ravens weather forecast is calling for snow.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 14, 2021

Some private school basketball programs are testing the limits of murky pandemic restrictions
Without clear rules to follow, here's how private high schools are navigating this basketball season.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 14, 2021

Gonzaga has a good chance to go undefeated and win the national championship
Gonzaga is on a 12-game winning streak with a chance to become the first team to go undefeated during the regular season since Kentucky in 2014-2015. Only two other programs, 1990-91 UNLV and 2013-14 Wichita State, remained undefeated heading into the NCAA tournament over the past 40 years.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 14, 2021

Harden deal shows Nets are all in, both for a title and as a personality experiment
The NBA season received a jolt when the Brooklyn Nets boldly acquired James Harden to form a tantalizing trio with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 14, 2021

Alabama reportedly set to hire ex-Texans coach Bill O'Brien as offensive coordinator
"I think he'll do a great job with our players here," Crimson Tide Coach Nick Saban said.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 14, 2021

The Nets got better with the James Harden trade. How much better is up to Kyrie Irving.
In the NBA, the willingness of a superteam's third star to embrace his role often determines success.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 14, 2021

Alex Ovechkin transformed his legacy and shattered our expectations — and he isn't finished
At 35, Alex Ovechkin is still scoring more goals than anyone in the NHL. He promised to improve with age, but no one could have expected this.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 14, 2021

Ilya Samsonov, the Caps' present and future in goal, is ready for the spotlight
Samsonov and the Washington Capitals will open their season Thursday night against the Buffalo Sabres.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 14, 2021

What you may have missed in the Caps' offseason, and what experts predict for this season
With a new coach, a revamped blue line and inexperience in goal, the Caps seek their sixth consecutive division title.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 13, 2021

WNBA players helped oust Kelly Loeffler from the Senate. Will she last in the league?
In Georgia's critical Senate race, WNBA players supported the Rev. Raphael Warnock over Loeffler, co-owner of the Atlanta Dream.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 13, 2021

Trinity Rodman, daughter of NBA ‘Bad Boy' Dennis Rodman, drafted by NWSL's Washington Spirit
Trinity Rodman, a 19-year-old forward who has never played a minute of college soccer, is taken with the second overall pick in Wednesday's NWSL draft.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 13, 2021

Virginia gets a little closer to full health and rolls over Notre Dame
No. 18 Cavaliers welcome Casey Morsell back in an 80-68 win over the Fighting Irish.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 13, 2021

James Harden deal shows Nets are all in, both for a title and as a personality experiment
The NBA season received a jolt when the Brooklyn Nets boldly acquired James Harden to form a tantalizing trio with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 13, 2021

MLB suspends political contributions following Capitol riot
A spokesman said officials at MLB, which joined a number of major corporations in announcing such a pause, will "review review of our political contribution policy going forward."

Washington Post Sports
Jan 13, 2021

A veteran lineman was set to become the first to play for two NFL teams in the same postseason
Jared Veldheer, a late-season signing with the Colts, was snapped up by the Packers this week but reportedly tested positive for the coronavirus.

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