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Mar 21, 2019

8 things to do in D.C. from March 21-27
It's officially cherry blossom season!

Washington Post Sports
Mar 21, 2019

The March Madness oddities that could actually happen this year
Duke and North Carolina have never met in the NCAA tournament, but they could. So could these other scenarios that we've never seen before.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 21, 2019

March Madness: Michigan State, Kansas, Kentucky highlight first day's games
All the latest March Madness news, highlights and analysis.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 21, 2019

With Kentucky's P.J. Washington out, John Calipari is dealing with more than UCLA rumors
With his foot in a cast, the sophomore star will miss the team's NCAA tournament opener.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 21, 2019

NFL rule-makers working on proposal to expand instant replay, but with limitations
Deliberations are ongoing, but current proposal wouldn't address exact scenario from NFC title game.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 21, 2019

‘No evidence' American figure skater deliberately slashed a South Korean competitor
Figure skating's governing body said no formal complaint was received in alleged incident involving Mariah Bell and Lim Eun-Soo during warm-ups at the World Figure Skating Championships.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 21, 2019

American figure skater is accused of deliberately slashing a South Korean competitor
Figure skating's governing body will investigate the incident involving Mariah Bell and Lim Eun-Soo during warm-ups at the World Figure Skating Championships.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 21, 2019

Best ATS bets for all first-round games in the 2019 NCAA tournament
From 2005 to 2018, No. 1 seeds have a 29-26-1 record ATS in the first round.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 21, 2019

Free agency grades for all 32 NFL teams
John Clayton hands out high marks to the Browns and Lions. The Giants and Chiefs? Not so much.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 21, 2019

John Clayton's free agency grades for all 32 NFL teams
John Clayton hands out high marks to the Browns and Lions. The Giants and Chiefs? Not so much.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 21, 2019

Bruce Arians keeps his promise, now has two women on his Buccaneers coaching staff
Lori Locust has been hired as an assistant defensive line coach and Maral Javadifar will be an assistant strength and conditioning coach. They're the first female coaches in the franchise's history.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 21, 2019

For Bill Self, Jim Boeheim and Mark Few, winning close games is no accident
Since 2002, Boeheim and Self have won more than 100 games decided by five points or fewer. Few isn't far behind.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 21, 2019

An American figure skater is accused of deliberately cutting a South Korean competitor
Figure skating's governing body will investigate the incident involving Mariah Bell and Lim Eun-Soo during warm-ups at the World Figure Skating Championships.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 21, 2019

Will Nats shift more in 2019? That depends on what you consider a shift.
Only eight teams shifted less frequently than the Nationals last season, according to advanced statistics.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 21, 2019

Will the Nationals shift more in 2019? That depends on what you consider a shift.
Only eight teams shifted less frequently than the Nationals last season, according to advanced statistics.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 21, 2019

Johnny Holliday joins NBC Washington as a contributor
The longtime radio voice of Maryland football and men's basketball will cover a variety of sports for Channel 4.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 21, 2019

Johnny Holliday joins NBC Washington as a contributor after leaving ‘Nats Xtra' role
The longtime radio voice of Maryland football and men's basketball will cover a variety of sports for Channel 4.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 21, 2019

Tom Izzo, nearing 50 NCAA tournament wins at Michigan State, remembers when he had none
In 1998, Izzo got two breakthrough wins and has been in the NCAA bracket ever since. "I love March," he said Wednesday. "I love the tournament. I love the way it goes."

Washington Post Sports
Mar 21, 2019

Syracuse point guard Frank Howard suspended on eve of NCAA tournament
The senior is coming off a 28-point performance against Duke in the ACC tournament, although he was involved in controversy after some thought he tried to trip Blue Devils star Zion Williamson.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 21, 2019

Arizona State beats St. John's for first NCAA tournament win in a decade
Luguentz Dort overcame a hard foul and a leg injury while scoring 21 points and leading Arizona State to a long-awaited NCAA tournament win, 74-65, over St. John's in the First Four.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 21, 2019

TV and radio listings: March 21
Your daily guide to the world of sports on television and radio.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 20, 2019

Shorthanded Bulls still have enough to get past Wizards in overtime
Bradley Beal scores 27 and forces extra period with key jumper, but Washington runs out of answers in extra period.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 20, 2019

George W. Bush says he hit his first hole-in-one
The former president drained his ace at a 164-yard par-3 hole at Dallas's Trinity Forest, home to the PGA's Byron Nelson event.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 20, 2019

North Dakota State holds off Eagles, earns round of 64 date with No. 1 seed Duke
Tyson Ward scored 23 points and the Bison advanced with a 78-74 win over North Carolina Central in the NCAA tournament's First Four.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 20, 2019

Ex-NFL player parodies NCAA's widely mocked student-athlete ‘day in the life' video
Instead of the calm, happy athlete portrayed by the NCAA, former Texas linebacker Emmanuel Acho showed the "REAL day in the life": grueling, stressful and exhausting.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 20, 2019

Maryland has not won a postseason game in three years. No one needs to be reminded.
Programs are defined by what they do in March, and so any assessment of Maryland will likely hinge on its performance Thursday vs. Belmont.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 20, 2019

10 NCAA tournament players who could become breakout stars
Every year someone comes out of seemingly nowhere to lead his team to March glory. Here are a few good options.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 20, 2019

Belmont will face Maryland trying to keep Coach Rick Byrd happily off course
The Bruins beat Temple in an NCAA tournament play-in game to give the longtime coach and golf fanatic his first NCAA tournament win in eight tries.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 20, 2019

Greg Manusky says there is no ‘balancing act' with addition of experienced assistants
The Redskins' defensive coordinator is back, after the team took a while deciding whether to retain him.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 20, 2019

Le'Veon Bell says Ben Roethlisberger was ‘a factor' in why he left the Steelers
The running back looks back one last time as he moves on to the Jets.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 20, 2019

U.S. soccer tries new path under Coach Gregg Berhalter, and ‘this is the starting point'
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Washington Post Sports
Mar 20, 2019

The local high school basketball fan's guide to the 2019 NCAA tournaments
A breakdown of which former D.C.-area high school stars are dancing this March.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 20, 2019

Busloads of Phillies fans are coming to Nationals Park for Bryce Harper's return
The lower level in right field will be packed with Philly faithful on April 2.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 20, 2019

Busloads of Phillies fans are coming to Nats Park for Bryce Harper's return
The lower level in right field will be packed with Philly faithful on April 2.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 20, 2019

Zion and beyond: The NBA fan's guide to March Madness 2019
NBA fans, pay attention: Duke freshman sensation Zion Williamson leads a class that also includes teammate R.J. Barrett, Murray State's Ja Morant, and North Carolina's Coby White.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 20, 2019

Zion Williamson is known for his brawn. Duke teammates respect him for his brain.
The Blue Devils used words like "instincts" and "smart" repeatedly when describing the freshman star's ability to affect games not just with highlight dunks, but with more subtle plays.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 20, 2019

In what could be a thrilling playoff preview, Lightning top Capitals in OT
League-leading Tampa Bay earns a 5-4 win in a game that got more than a little chippy.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 20, 2019

Harvard makes Georgetown's postseason stint a short one with loss in NIT
Hoyas' inability to execute late dooms them in 71-68 loss to Crimson.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 20, 2019

Nationals made recent offer to Anthony Rendon, talks expected to continue
Rendon, one of the league's top third baseman, will be a free agent after the 2019 season if he doesn't sign an extension before then.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 20, 2019

These 5 NFL teams overpaid in free agency
The 49ers, Raiders and Jets are among the teams that might not have gotten the most for their money.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 20, 2019

Who's going to coach LeBron James and the Lakers? Doc Rivers says it won't be him.
The Clippers coach says he has a new contract in place, which would take him out of the running to replace Luke Walton across town.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 20, 2019

March Madness bracket pool tips: A beginner's guide
Here are 10 things you need to know about filling out an NCAA tournament bracket for your pool.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 20, 2019

Five NCAA tournament players who could become breakout stars
Every year someone comes out of seemingly nowhere to lead his team to March glory. Here are a few good options.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 20, 2019

Want to win your March Madness pool? Don't pick Duke to win it all.
Forty-one percent of participants in ESPN's Tournament Challenge — which had 17.3 million entrants in 2018 — are picking Duke to win it all in 2019.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 20, 2019

Life after the presidency: Doc Rivers lost some power, and everybody won
After being stripped of his president title two years ago, Rivers kept coaching the Clippers and emerged rejuvenated and refocused while surprisingly guiding the team to the cusp of the playoffs.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 20, 2019

Life after the presidency: How Doc Rivers gained by losing power
After being stripped of his president title two years ago, Rivers kept coaching the Clippers and emerged rejuvenated and refocused while surprisingly guiding the team to the cusp of the playoffs.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 20, 2019

NCAA tournament bracket picks from college basketball's top experts
Need help with your pools? Start here.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 20, 2019

NBA players are wearing hoodies under blazers. Some call it ‘the DeMatha look.'
The Maryland Catholic school claims to have popularized the look thanks to its dress code and famous alumni.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 20, 2019

Redskins to meet with Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins ahead of draft
Haskins, who played his high school football at nearby Bullis, is considered one of the draft's top QB prospects.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 20, 2019

76ers' Ben Simmons supports Australia's ‘Egg Boy' with shoes in game
The Australia-born Philadelphia star had previously worn sneakers bearing the message, "Pray for NZ," in support of the victims of the Christchurch shootings.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 20, 2019

‘Like a little bit of war': Capitals are not playing down rematch against Lightning
The Capitals are playing Tampa Bay for the second time in five days, after losing to the Lightning 6-3 in Tampa Saturday.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 20, 2019

Belmont beats Temple for first NCAA tournament win, will face Terps next
Kevin McClain scored 29 points and led the decisive second-half run as the Bruins got their first NCAA tournament win, pulling away to an 81-70 victory and ending Owls Coach Fran Dunphy's career in the First Four.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 20, 2019

TV and radio listings: March 20
Your daily guide to the world of sports on television and radio.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 19, 2019

Johnny Manziel has ‘confidence' he can ‘play at any level' as he begins AAF journey
The quarterback has been bounced from the NFL and CFL, but he described the Memphis Express as a "great fit" for him.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 19, 2019

Alex Ovechkin says he's ‘excited' to attend Capitals' White House celebration Monday
The Caps will celebrate their Stanley Cup victory on Monday with President Trump. Some members of the team have said they will not attend.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 19, 2019

Fairleigh Dickinson rallies for first ever NCAA tourney win
Darnell Edge scored a career-high 33 points, and Fairleigh Dickinson rallied to win its first ever NCAA tournament game, taking down Prairie View A&M, 82-76, in the tourney opener.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 19, 2019

Cowboys bolster receiving corps with ex-Packer Randall Cobb
The 28-year-old, who spent his first eight NFL seasons in Green Bay, provides Dallas with versatility and experience, and he can help replace departed slot receiver Cole Beasley.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 19, 2019

Phil Martelli is out, Fran Dunphy is right behind him, and the Big Five is lessened
Saint Joseph's fired Martelli, its coach and greatest ambassador, after 24 seasons on Tuesday, when Dunphy was set to begin his final NCAA tournament at Temple.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 19, 2019

Robert Kraft offered plea deal in prostitution solicitation case
Offer is standard for first-time offenders, prosecutors office says.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 19, 2019

Georgetown, Howard basketball end postseason tournament droughts Wednesday
The Hoyas are headed to their 13 NIT and the Bison are in the CBI for Howard's first postseason tournament since 1992.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 19, 2019

D.C. United signs Griffin Yow, 16, to homegrown contract
Attacker from Clifton, Va., is the 12th homegrown player in team history.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 19, 2019

The Braves have The Freeze. Now a Nats affiliate is introducing ‘The Anti-Freeze.'
The character will race a fan around the warning track at every Harrisburg Senators home game this season.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 19, 2019

The message in Mike Trout deal: Free agency isn't all it's cracked up to be
What the pending mega-deal tells us about baseball today, and in the future.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 19, 2019

Washington Capitals to celebrate Stanley Cup victory at White House Monday
While several members of the team have previously stated they would not attend, others are excited for the visit.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 19, 2019

Washington Capitals to celebrate Stanley Cup victory at White House on Monday
While several members of the team have previously stated they would not attend, others are excited for the visit.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 19, 2019

Nevada enters NCAA tournament with something to prove. That suits it perfectly.
The Wolf Pack program is built and grit and resourcefulness that has made a college basketball a destination in a town that's the butt of many jokes.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 19, 2019

Capitals defenseman Christian Djoos returns to lineup, replacing veteran Brooks Orpik
"You try to put yourself in a situation where everyone's ready to play and perform," Coach Todd Reirden said of Djoos. "This seemed like the right time to put him in with a back-to-back. It's not a great situation to have players not playing for quite some time."

Washington Post Sports
Mar 19, 2019

Nationals promote Mike DeBartolo and Sam Mondry-Cohen to assistant general managers
DeBartolo was the Nationals' director of baseball operations, while Mondry-Cohen headed the baseball research and development department.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 19, 2019

2019 Winter All-Met: Wrestling first team, second team and honorable mention
Check out this year's picks for the Washington D.C. area's top wrestling performers.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 19, 2019

2019 Winter All-Met: Boys indoor track first team, second team, honorable mention
Check out this year's picks for the Washington D.C. area's top boys' indoor tracks performers.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 19, 2019

2019 Winter All-Met: Boys' swimming first team, second team, honorable mentions
Check out this year's picks for the Washington D.C. area's top boys' swimming performers.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 19, 2019

2019 Winter All-Met: Boys' basketball teams
Check out this year's picks for the Washington D.C. area's top boys' basketball performers.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 19, 2019

2018 Winter All-Met: Ice hockey first team, second team, honorable mention
Check out this year's picks for the Washington D.C. area's top ice hockey performers.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 19, 2019

2019 Winter All-Met: Girls' indoor track first team, second team, honorable mention
Check out this year's picks for the Washington D.C. area's top girls' indoor track performers.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 19, 2019

2019 Winter All-Met: Girls' swimming first team, second team, honorable mentions
Check out this year's picks for the Washington D.C. area's top girls' swimming performers.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 19, 2019

2019 Winter All-Met: Girls' basketball teams
Check out this year's picks for the Washington D.C. area's top girls' basketball performers.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 19, 2019

Mike Trout upstages Bryce Harper again
When news of Trout's record-breaking extension broke, fans couldn't help but guess how Harper must feel.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 19, 2019

NCAA tournament cheat sheet: Bracket tips, upsets and more
The NCAA men's basketball tournament bracket is out. Here's how the field shapes up and The Post's early analysis of the bracket.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 19, 2019

Top-seeded Duke has the toughest Final Four path of any men's No. 1 seed
Coach Mike Krzyzewski wasn't done any favors by the selection committee.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 19, 2019

Mike Trout, Angels finalizing a record 12-year, $430 million extension
The star outfielder, who was set to be a free agent following the 2020 season, is landing a contract worth $100 million more than Bryce Harper, whose 13-year, $330 million deal earlier this month was previously the largest in baseball.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 19, 2019

Mike Trout, Angels finalizing a record 12-year, roughly $430 million extension
The star outfielder, who was set to be a free agent following the 2020 season, is landing a contract worth $100 million more than Bryce Harper, whose 13-year, $330 million deal earlier this month was previously the largest in baseball.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 19, 2019

The 6-11 upset is the new 5-12 upset in the NCAA tournament
The first-round pairing has produced a number of surprises in recent years. Will that trend continue in 2019?

Washington Post Sports
Mar 19, 2019

ESPN reportedly is pressing Peyton Manning to join ‘Monday Night Football'
Two of the Worldwide Leader's top executives made their pitch to the former quarterback.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 19, 2019

His uncle ran a polygamist cult. As his town's first sports star, he provides hope for a new life.
James Jeffs' last name evokes memories of past evil. Through basketball, he's hoping to help bring his community into a more modern world.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 19, 2019

Mike Trout, Angels reportedly finalizing largest deal in US sports history, a 12-year, $430 million extension
The star outfielder, who was set to be a free agent following the 2020 season, is reportedly landing a contract worth $100 million more than Bryce Harper, whose 13-year, $330 million deal earlier this month was previously the largest in baseball.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 19, 2019

Capitals overwhelm last-place Devils with their offensive depth in a 4-1 victory
Goals from Andre Burakovsky, Brett Connolly, Evgeny Kuznetsov and Tom Wilson lifted Washington to its ninth win in 11 games.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 19, 2019

The next UMBC? Here's how likely it is a No. 16 seed beats a No. 1
In 2018, No. 1 seeds were put on notice that they, too, could be bounced out of the tournament in the first round.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 19, 2019

Japan's Olympic chief to step down amid corruption allegations over Tokyo 2020
French prosecutors are investigating Tsunekazu Takeda for allegedly paying a bribe to secure Tokyo's successful Olympic bid.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 19, 2019

Phil Martelli is out, Fran Dunphy is exiting, too, and the Big Five is lessened
Saint Joseph's fired Martelli, its coach and greatest ambassador, after 24 seasons Tuesday, the same day Dunphy's Temple squad lost in the NCAA tournament's play-in round.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 19, 2019

Who's No. 2? The Wizards may not have a consistent backup scorer behind Bradley Beal.
When Bradley Beal can't score, the Wizards need to rely on someone else. But the identity of that person is up in the air.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 19, 2019

Who's No. 2? Wizards are seeking a consistent backup scorer behind Bradley Beal.
When Bradley Beal can't score, the Wizards need to rely on someone else. But the identity of that person is up in the air.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 19, 2019

Japan's Olympic chief stands down amid corruption allegations over Tokyo 2020
French prosecutors are investigating Tsunekazu Takeda for allegedly paying a bribe to secure Tokyo's successful Olympic bid.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 19, 2019

So what does Juan Soto need to do to hit better this season? Not much.
Pressed into duty last season at age 19, Nationals outfielder showed plate skills beyond his years.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 19, 2019

Once a surefire starter, Joe Ross is now being considered for Nationals' bullpen
Ross missed most of last season while recovering from Tommy John surgery he underwent in July 2017.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 19, 2019

Capitals to celebrate Stanley Cup victory at White House Monday
While several members of the team have previously stated they would not attend, others are excited for the visit.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 19, 2019

Mike Trout, baseball's $430 million man, is actually underpaid
The best player in the game — even at a total dollar figure no one else has approached, let alone exceeded — remains vastly underpaid relative to his performance-value within the sport.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 19, 2019

The idea that Eli Manning is ‘overpaid and can't play' is a ‘crock,' says Giants GM
Giants general manager Dave Gettleman came out in strong support of his 38-year-old quarterback, and he also defended his trade of Odell Beckham Jr., saying the Browns made 'an offer we couldn't refuse.'

Washington Post Sports
Mar 19, 2019

2019 All-Met awards for winter sports, including basketball
See which high-school standouts are worthy of their sports' top awards.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 19, 2019

TV and radio listings, March 19
Your daily guide to the world of sports on television and radio.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 18, 2019

Blake Bortles signs with Rams on one-year deal to back up Jared Goff
Released after five seasons with the Jaguars, Bortles could provide solid depth for a team with Super Bowl aspirations.

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