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Washington Post Sports
Apr 05, 2020

A World Series game on Christmas, and more ideas for a postponed, shortened baseball season
You thought postponing a wedding was bad? Try rescheduling the baseball season.

Washington Post Sports
Apr 05, 2020

A World Series game on Christmas, and more ideas for a postponed, shortened MLB season
You thought postponing a wedding was bad? Try rescheduling the baseball season.

Washington Post Sports
Apr 05, 2020

A New York ultra runner ran 100 miles in a single day to raise money for coronavirus relief
It took David Kilgore nearly 18 hours, but his fundraising efforts paid off for health-care workers and running apparel stores.

Washington Post Sports
Apr 05, 2020

It's a new era for the NBA: The time of the unicorn
Players such as LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo are at the forefront of the league's new era of positionless basketball.

Washington Post Sports
Apr 04, 2020

After call with sports leaders, Trump says he can't commit to date for having fans in stadiums
Trump spoke with commissioners and top executives from 13 professional sports leagues Saturday.

Washington Post Sports
Apr 04, 2020

How long until sports can return? You might not like the answer.
The coronavirus pandemic has ground sports to a halt, and it may claim many more events before it's safe to play again.

Washington Post Sports
Apr 04, 2020

Mike Rizzo celebrated Nats' home opener by putting the World Series trophy in his window
Under normal circumstances, the trophy would have been on display at Washington's home opener Thursday at Nationals Park.

Washington Post Sports
Apr 04, 2020

Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett elected to Basketball Hall of Fame
The NBA icons are officially headed to Springfield, Mass., and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Washington Post Sports
Apr 04, 2020

Sports franchises like to talk about family. Here's an example of acting like one.
They're part-time employees at Capitals and Wizards games. They got taken care of anyway.

Washington Post Sports
Apr 03, 2020

Directionless Bulls launch front-office search as glory days fade further into the past
After years of mounting fan frustration and losses, Chicago looks into starting over with a new lead decision-maker.

Washington Post Sports
Apr 03, 2020

Baseball union creates special fund to pay up to $50,000 to nonroster veterans
Among the veteran players who stand to benefit from the union fund are pitcher David Hernandez and infielder Emilio Bonifácio, who were nonroster invitees with the Nationals this spring.

Washington Post Sports
Apr 03, 2020

Pro league offers swimmers a financial lift during Tokyo Olympics delay
The upstart International Swimming League has pledged grant money to help the world's top swimmers finance their aspirations.

Washington Post Sports
Apr 03, 2020

Remaking the Redskins' secondary: How D.C.-area natives Sean Davis and Ronald Darby can help
The 26-year-old defensive backs are returning from season-ending injuries on one-year, "prove-it" contracts.

Washington Post Sports
Apr 03, 2020

DeAngelo Hall doesn't see how Dwayne Haskins wins Redskins' starting QB job
Hall expects Ron Rivera to turn to recent trade acquisition and former Panther Kyle Allen.

Washington Post Sports
Apr 03, 2020

Looking back at UMBC's stunning March Madness win over No. 1 Virginia
No top-seeded team had ever lost to a No. 16-ranked team in the first round of the NCAA men's basketball tournament until UMBC and Virginia tipped off late on a Friday night two years ago.

Washington Post Sports
Apr 03, 2020

WNBA becomes latest pro league to hit pause on season in response to coronavirus
With training camps due to open later this month, the league said it will remain in holding pattern as the fight continues against the global pandemic. The draft remains on schedule for April 17.

Washington Post Sports
Apr 03, 2020

Tubby Smith did the impossible in 1998: He made Kentucky basketball feel human
There were many reasons to cheer the Wildcats in 1998, and only some of them involved basketball.

Washington Post Sports
Apr 03, 2020

Final Four memories: Friends, fathers and a thousand-yard stare
With no Final Fours to enjoy this weekend, we asked some members of the Post Sports staff to share their memories.

Washington Post Sports
Apr 03, 2020

Kevin Durant's documentary about basketball in Prince George's County coming in May
"Basketball County: In the Water," which premieres on Showtime on May 15, examines how the county became a hoops hotbed.

Washington Post Sports
Apr 03, 2020

On a day when hope should spring eternal, Nats' home opener arrived as a reminder of a void
From a bartender near Nats Park, to the team's radio voice, to its manager, and to the fans, an idyllic day meant for a banner-raising and perfect for baseball instead brought an eerie quiet at the ballpark.

Washington Post Sports
Apr 02, 2020

Outside Nationals Park, I saw what you would expect. It still felt deflating.
Home openers are usually for new beginnings. We could have used one.

Washington Post Sports
Apr 02, 2020

Outside Nationals Park, I saw what you'd expect. It still felt deflating.
Home openers are usually for new beginnings. We could have used one.

Washington Post Sports
Apr 02, 2020

Redskins running back Derrius Guice faces lawsuit from a former agent
The former agent has filed a $500,000 lawsuit alleging Guice failed to repay loans and expenses when he switched agents in 2018.

Washington Post Sports
Apr 02, 2020

Virginia wide receivers Joe Reed, Hasise Dubois get creative in pre-draft workouts
Exercise routines include using vehicles to help stay in shape ahead of NFL draft amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Washington Post Sports
Apr 02, 2020

Olympic officials face a logistical nightmare, from half a world away
With a new countdown on, the IOC tries to facilitate Tokyo Games from Switzerland.

Washington Post Sports
Apr 02, 2020

Former Redskins cornerback Quinton Dunbar on why he forced his way out of Washington
Dunbar said it came down to a perceived lack of respect from the organization that signed him out of Florida in 2015.

Washington Post Sports
Apr 02, 2020

With baseball postponed, MASN workers left without pay are uncertain what comes next
The cable network, which broadcasts Nationals and Orioles games, has been affected by MLB's postponement due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Washington Post Sports
Apr 02, 2020

As our sports venues become hospitals, there's little to cheer but much to admire
Converting stadiums into medical facilities reminds us just how far we are from normal.

Washington Post Sports
Apr 02, 2020

Simone Biles wept at Olympic postponement, now worries about delay's mental toll
Keeping up with mom and coaches via Facetime, champion gymnast is staying in shape with home exercises and dog-walking.

Washington Post Sports
Apr 02, 2020

A long way from their banner day, Nats fans can find solace in October memories
These are the Nationals who deserved acknowledgment at the home opener.

Washington Post Sports
Apr 01, 2020

Kendall Fuller returns to Redskins with a Super Bowl ring. He wants another one.
Fuller, who was traded from Washington to Kansas City in the Alex Smith deal, signed with the Redskins in free agency. He says he's willing to play any position in the defensive backfield, but prefers outside cornerback.

Washington Post Sports
Apr 01, 2020

Nats fan organizes ‘Take Me Out to the Ballgame' balcony singalong for postponed home opener
Dick Lasner was inspired by videos of impromptu concerts people have been giving in Italy during the coronavirus outbreak.

Washington Post Sports
Apr 01, 2020

In a suddenly barren sports landscape, D.C. United Coach Ben Olsen embraces family, hope
The longtime coach says "the league will be just fine when we get through this, just like our country will be just fine."

Washington Post Sports
Apr 01, 2020

NFL's new 14-team playoff format will create an even bigger advantage for No. 1 seeds
The expansion is unlikely to cause undeserving teams to make the postseason, as some have argued. But it does have one competitive consequence that could be impactful.

Washington Post Sports
Apr 01, 2020

Amid outbreak, MASN workers left without pay are uncertain what comes next
The cable network, which broadcasts Nationals and Orioles games, has been affected by MLB's postponement due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Washington Post Sports
Apr 01, 2020

With a hat trick of kids, Nicklas Backstrom adjusting to life as a stay-at-home dad
His fiancée, Liza, gave birth to their third child, a baby girl named Alizee, during this hiatus.

Washington Post Sports
Apr 01, 2020

Virginia QB Brennan Armstrong preparing for first season as starter without spring practice
Redshirt sophomore is in line to take over for record-setting Bryce Perkins after two seasons as an understudy.

Washington Post Sports
Apr 01, 2020

In ‘The Scheme,' Christian Dawkins spells out why NCAA rules were made to be broken
Like the Justice Department probe it follows, HBO documentary unveils a plan that either commits a wrong or corrects one.

Washington Post Sports
Apr 01, 2020

How the NFL's new labor deal came together
A look inside the negotiations between the owners and players that resulted in the new collective bargaining agreement being approved by a narrow margin.

Washington Post Sports
Apr 01, 2020

For sprinter and single mom Natasha Hastings, an Olympic delay is more than a wait
Tokyo 2020 was supposed to be her "final lap." It just got longer.

Washington Post Sports
Apr 01, 2020

Ron Rivera's tenure with the Redskins will be shaped largely by his first draft pick
Washington has options with the No. 2 overall selection, including trading it, but any choice will reflect the new coach's opinion of Dwayne Haskins.

Washington Post Sports
Apr 01, 2020

Tommy John surgery may be essential to MLB pitchers, but not everyone thinks now's the time
Top orthopedic surgeon James Andrews is not issuing the procedure with medical resources scarce. Meanwhile, pitchers and their teams defend recent decisions to undergo the elbow surgery.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 31, 2020

Kevin Durant and Trae Young headline players-only NBA 2K tournament for ESPN
Other NBA stars participating in the 16-player tournament include Donovan Mitchell, Devin Booker and Andre Drummond.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 31, 2020

Kyle Allen didn't expect to be with Redskins. Now he's working to win their starting job.
The 24-year old former Panther has experience with Coach Ron Rivera and offensive coordinator Scott Turner. He has filled his days training and playing "Call of Duty" with Jets QB Sam Darnold.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 31, 2020

NFL ratifies 14-team playoffs, says it's ‘pretty confident' season will start on time
The league has begun to plan for contingencies based on the novel coronavirus pandemic, but is moving forward with the NFL draft April 23-25 and says it's counting on an uninterrupted regular season beginning in September.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 31, 2020

MLB owners and players, facing a pandemic, put vision ahead of acrimony
Usually contentious rivals made the best out of a potential worst case.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 31, 2020

The Wizards are staying connected, even as they keep a distance
The Wizards and Monumental Basketball have provided physical, mental and spiritual resources to keep the team together during the coronavirus outbreak.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 31, 2020

The five most clutch MLB players in postseason history
There is clutch, and then there is Mariano Rivera.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 31, 2020

With NFL front offices working from home, the draft process looks a lot different this year
The NFL is moving ahead with the draft as scheduled, but video calls and living room video study have taken the place of pro days and team visits.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 31, 2020

NFL free agency and trade grades for all 32 teams
The Colts, Bucs and Raiders were among the teams that earned an "A." The Patriots and Rams didn't fare as well.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 31, 2020

Joe Buck has called World Series and Super Bowls. During quarantine, he'll narrate your home videos.
The sports broadcaster has lent his voice to everything from a man cooking chicken wings to a Husky sprinting around the yard.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 31, 2020

ESPN is moving up its Michael Jordan documentary from June to April
"The Last Dance" will fill the programming void created by the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 31, 2020

The USOPC asked Congress for money. Congress should respond by tearing it down.
U.S. Olympic officials wanted stimulus money help to support athletes. Since when have they ever done that?

Washington Post Sports
Mar 30, 2020

Spring sport athletes can officially receive an extra year of eligibility after NCAA Division I Council vote
The council also voted to adjust scholarship rules to give programs additional flexibility. Winter sports are not included in the decision.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 30, 2020

No Capitals players have exhibited coronavirus symptoms; team is preparing for all scenarios
As of Monday, no Capitals player has exhibited any coronavirus symptoms, according to General Manager Brian MacLellan.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 30, 2020

Maryland basketball's Ricky Lindo Jr. enters the NCAA transfer portal
Lindo only played seven minutes per game this season, but he probably would have been an important contributor as a junior.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 30, 2020

From courts to consoles: With live sports canceled, pro athletes join the streaming surge
Meyers Leonard is filling the sports content void by streaming and shooting short videos. He's not alone.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 30, 2020

The Redskins' defense appears close to finished. The offense remains a work in progress.
After missing out on two top free agents, it seems that Washington will have to go young on offense next season.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 30, 2020

No Capitals players have exhibited coronavirus symptoms; team preparing for all scenarios
As of Monday, no Capitals player has exhibited any coronavirus symptoms, according to Capitals General Manager Brian MacLellan.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 30, 2020

From a teenager living at home to a father of five, D.C. United players face new realities
Amid coronavirus pandemic, five players talk about their lives without soccer.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 30, 2020

DMV Madness: 12 memorable Sweet 16 and Elite Eight NCAA tournament games involving local-ish teams
Overtime wins by Virginia and George Mason that secured spots in the Final Four top the list.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 30, 2020

Fringe NFL draft hopefuls worry that canceled pro days could mean losing their dreams
With the draft process disrupted as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, some prospects are concerned they've lost their chance to impress.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 30, 2020

NFL owners to formalize 14-team playoffs on Tuesday conference call
The 32 team owners are expected to formally ratify the expanded playoffs, set to begin next season, and figure out television and seeding details.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 30, 2020

Phil Mickelson hints at another Tiger Woods showdown
He says he's "working on" something with his famous foe.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 30, 2020

Tokyo Olympics set to begin on July 23, 2021, organizing committee says
The Games were originally set to begin on July 24, 2020, but were postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 30, 2020

Wimbledon to be canceled due to pandemic, according to German tennis official
Wimbledon's 2020 cancellation would mark the first time since 1945 the tournament was not held — and the first for reasons other than world war.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 30, 2020

Living without sports will teach us something about how much we really need them
We're going to be without our games for a while, and some might learn to live that way.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 29, 2020

With Tom Brady's exit, New England loses a quarterback and a hero
Boston has a plethora of sports icons. But Brady is the football hero.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 29, 2020

Redskins sign Ronald Darby, bolstering their depth at cornerback
The 2015 second-round pick played well at times for the Bills and Eagles but has had trouble staying healthy.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 29, 2020

Even if the NCAA grants spring sports seniors another season, there are tough decisions to make
A canceled senior season is a loss that another year of eligibility might not restore.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 29, 2020

After years of opposing gambling, the NFL sounds ready to go all in
With a team coming to Las Vegas, the NFL is changing its stance on sports betting.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 29, 2020

Brazil opens stadiums, including the Maracanã, for coronavirus victims
Soccer games in the country were suspended this month.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 29, 2020

For the marathon community, what's best in the long run isn't great for long runs
For everyone from elites to recreational runners, canceled races are significant disruptions.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 29, 2020

The best sports books to read right now, according to the Post Sports staff
Without live sports on our TVs, The Washington Post's sportswriters, columnists and editors share their favorite sports books.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 29, 2020

The best sports movies to watch during the coronavirus outbreak
The Washington Post's sports reporters, columnists and editors list their favorite all-time sports movies that fans can stream online while the sports world is on hold.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 29, 2020

The bored sports fan's guide to the best available documentaries
With no live sports during the coronavirus pandemic, these are the best sports documentaries to catch up on.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 29, 2020

Even if the NCAA grants spring sport seniors another season, there are tough decisions to make
A canceled senior season is a loss that another year of eligibility might not restore.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 29, 2020

A beloved school counselor, an inspirational basketball coach and now — a coronavirus victim
Terrance Burke was a school counselor and basketball coach at a high school in Maryland.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 29, 2020

Knicks owner James Dolan tests positive for coronavirus
The Madison Square Garden chairman, who is displaying "little to no symptoms," is the first NBA owner confirmed to have contracted the virus.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 28, 2020

A sports company started making medical gear instead of hockey visors. It wants others to help.
Bauer has received interest in more than 1 million medical shields. It has accepted orders totaling 300,000 units — its current maximum capacity.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 28, 2020

How the Tokyo Olympics delay complicates USA Basketball's Dream Team plans
The novel coronavirus delayed the Tokyo Olympics, raising possible scheduling conflicts that could complicate USA Basketball's plans for a Dream Team.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 27, 2020

Rudy Gobert, Donovan Mitchell and rest of Utah Jazz cleared of coronavirus
The Utah Department of Health declared all Jazz players and staff clear of covid-19 after two weeks in isolation.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 27, 2020

Several participants test positive for coronavirus after Maryland curling event
USA Curling confirmed Friday that multiple participants have tested positive for covid-19 after taking part in the Club National Championships in Laurel earlier this month.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 27, 2020

MLB, players' union reach deal on service time, salaries and amateur draft
The sport and the MLBPA come to an agreement on lost salaries, the amateur draft and service time -- all issues brought about the global pandemic.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 27, 2020

MLB, players union reach deal on service time, salaries and amateur draft
The sport and the MLBPA come to an agreement on lost salaries, the amateur draft and service time -- all issues brought about the global pandemic.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 27, 2020

People welcome online workouts to fill gap left by shuttered gyms and studios
Online workouts are on the rise, and they offer benefits far beyond just staying in shape during a pandemic.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 27, 2020

The Timberwolves prepared for an outbreak but are still left coping with fear and doubt
Minnesota's NBA team has yet to have a player or staff member test positive for the coronavirus, but all-star center Karl-Anthony Towns's mother is in a medically induced coma after contracting it.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 27, 2020

Sports apparel company stops making MLB jerseys to manufacture protective masks and gowns
Fanatics has halted production of jerseys at its Pennsylvania factory and pivoted to helping combat the spread of covid-19.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 27, 2020

Virginia's Braxton Key, Mamadi Diakite reflect on abrupt end to college basketball careers
The seniors tried to stay positive in their first public comments since the cancellation of the ACC and NCAA tournaments.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 27, 2020

How free agency will influence the Redskins' draft plans
The Redskins didn't make a splash in free agency, but they have a chance to in their first draft under Ron Rivera.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 27, 2020

From unfazed to unprecedented: Inside the decision to postpone the Olympics
The Games have been been canceled during world wars, but never before delayed. The path to get there was both slow and fast.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 27, 2020

'No gym, no problem': Here's how people are working out amid the coronavirus outbreak
Following the temporary closures of gyms, people across the world have gotten creative with their workout routines amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 27, 2020

Cam Newton's next chapter will tell us a lot about the state of the black quarterback
He's won an MVP and been to a Super Bowl. He has a rare skill set, is a natural leader and doesn't find trouble off the field. His next opportunity promises to be fascinating.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 27, 2020

Roger Goodell reaffirms to teams that NFL draft will be held as scheduled
The commissioner told teams in a memo that the draft will be held April 23-25, after the owners' labor committee supported the decision not to postpone it.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 26, 2020

Nationals fans make the most of an Opening Day without baseball
One D.C. family hung bunting and spray-painted bases in their yard, while other fans turned to simulations and rewatched classic games.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 26, 2020

Alex Ovechkin would prefer to start the playoffs immediately when NHL resumes
The Capitals captain is two away from his ninth 50-goal season, but he's ready for the postseason to begin.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 26, 2020

Stephen Curry and Anthony Fauci chatted on Instagram. Thousands watched, including Barack Obama.
The three-time NBA champ and the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases took to social media Thursday in hopes of reaching a younger demographic.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 26, 2020

After Trent Williams and Ron Rivera met, the coach was optimistic and player decided to move on
Williams' agent said on the radio Thursday that there is no relationship between Rivera and Williams, whose resurfaced trade demand caught the Redskins by surprise.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 26, 2020

Fury-Wilder III appears on course for the fall pending an end to the coronavirus pandemic
Oct. 3 is among the dates in consideration for the third installment of the heavyweight showdown.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 26, 2020

Ownership of New Jersey Devils, Philadelphia 76ers changes course, will not cut employee pay
"To our staff and fans, I apologize for getting this wrong," the founder of Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment said.

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