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Washington Post Sports
Sep 26, 2020

Mississippi State dumps No. 6 LSU, 44-34, in a season opener fitting for 2020
The Bulldogs' K.J. Costello, a transfer from Stanford, racked up 623 passing yards for a shocking victory over the defending national champions in Baton Rouge.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 26, 2020

NFL hopeful about Falcons-Bears game after Atlanta's A.J. Terrell placed on covid-19 list
Falcons rookie cornerback A.J. Terrell becomes the second NFL player to miss a game this season for a coronavirus-related issue.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 26, 2020

Virginia football bowls over Duke after slow start in season opener
Virginia scores 21 unanswered points during the fourth quarter in the starting debut of quarterback Brennan Armstrong to rally for a 38-20 triumph Saturday night at a virtually deserted Scott Stadium.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 26, 2020

Week 4 college football winners and losers: Oklahoma's playoff hopes might be done already
No. 3 Oklahoma's collapse in its 38-35 loss was rooted on both sides of the ball, and it did little to improve the perception of the state of the Big 12.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 26, 2020

Nats stay mum on Dave Martinez contract details, but team and manager appreciate the stability
A person with knowledge of the terms of the deal said Dave Martinez is set to remain the Nationals' manager through 2022.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 26, 2020

Falcons' cornerback A.J. Terrell placed on covid-19 reserve list
Atlanta rookie cornerback A.J. Terrell becomes the second NFL player to miss a game this season for a coronavirus-related issue.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 26, 2020

At a different French Open, Rafael Nadal looks to tie Roger Federer's 20 Slam titles
The 12-time French Open champion from Spain remains the favorite despite having played just one tournament in seven months.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 26, 2020

Washington's Week 3 Preview: A faster start, defending deep shots come into focus vs. Browns
Washington must avoid getting into another first-half hole while controlling Cleveland's deep passing game and dynamic running back combo.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 26, 2020

With D.C. United struggling, Coach Ben Olsen is sitting on a ‘scalding-hot seat'
D.C. United has won just once since league resumed this summer and sits tied for last in points in overall standings, putting its coach in a tenuous spot.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 26, 2020

Myles Brennan, Joe Burrow's successor at LSU, is finally getting his chance
Myles Brennan, 21, faces a daunting task in following up Joe Burrow's record-shattering 2019 national championship season.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 26, 2020

In an interview with the Wizards, Georgetown's Omer Yurtseven makes his case for the NBA
The Turkish 7-footer has conducted 12 virtual pre-draft interviews so far, with three or four left on his schedule.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 26, 2020

Celtics keep season alive with third-quarter run that was a year in the making
The Boston Celtics forced Game 6 in the Eastern Conference finals against the Miami Heat by "getting back to basics" that Coach Brad Stevens has emphasized for an entire calendar year.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 26, 2020

Wizards' draft lottery number comes up at No. 9 for the second year in a row
Everything went as expected for Washington on Thursday — and that wasn't the best news for a franchise in need of immediate help.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 26, 2020

Who is Myles Brennan? Meet Joe Burrow's LSU successor at quarterback.
Myles Brennan, 21, faces a daunting task in following up Joe Burrow's record-shattering 2019 national championship season.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 26, 2020

Week 4 college football winners and losers: The SEC finally takes the stage
The SEC kicks off Saturday, and while powers such as Alabama and Georgia probably won't be tested, it will be the start of a transitional season in the SEC West.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 26, 2020

Wizards part ways with four medical staffers in first offseason move
The front-office changes represent the organization's first substantial departures since Monumental Basketball took form in July 2019.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 26, 2020

Having survived regular season sprint, MLB contenders prepare for postseason marathon
Beginning Tuesday, baseball's shortest season gives way to its largest playoffs ever.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 26, 2020

College football games on TV today: The SEC returns to bolster the schedule
Is it really college football season without the SEC?

Washington Post Sports
Sep 26, 2020

Ahmaud Arbery's killing was met with silence. His high school football coach vowed to find justice.
In the days after Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year old Black man, was shot and killed after being chased by three White men, his former coach led a crusade for justice. He hasn't stopped.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 26, 2020

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

Washington Post Sports
Sep 25, 2020

Trump and the right loved Clay Travis. The fight over college football sealed their bond.
This summer, as the pandemic, protests over racial injustice and the approaching election collided with the return of sports, Clay Travis's nascent mini-media empire has morphed into the go-to platform for Republicans hoping to win over sports fans.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 25, 2020

By hiring Peter Laviolette, the Capitals chose a proven winner over guesswork and hope
After experimenting with yet another first-time coach, the Capitals now turn to a straight-talking Stanley Cup winner, who seems like a perfect fit.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 25, 2020

Orioles' final series gets off to rocky start with 10-5 loss to Blue Jays
Toronto scores six runs off struggling startig pitcher Jorge López in the second inning.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 25, 2020

Maryland's accelerated plan to resume high school sports hits roadblock at county level
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan cleared the way for high school sports to return in October. But will they?

Washington Post Sports
Sep 25, 2020

Thom Brennaman resigns from Reds after being suspended for on-air homophobic slur
Veteran broadcaster Thom Brennaman was swiftly suspended by the Cincinnati Reds and Fox Sports Ohio after he made a homophobic remark over the air during a game in late August.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 25, 2020

Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a powerful mind and an athlete's soul
The former Supreme Court justice looked like a bantamweight and fought like a heavyweight. That helps explain why so many athletes revered her.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 25, 2020

Nationals, Dave Martinez agree to contract extension, one year after World Series triumph
Martinez is finishing his third season managing the Nationals.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 25, 2020

Maryland's accelerated plan to resume high school sports hits road block on county level
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan cleared the way for high school sports to return in October. But will they?

Washington Post Sports
Sep 25, 2020

Juan Soto's stunning season was fleeting. What it foreshadows could be historic.
Soto's dizzying numbers should prompt awe, even in this odd and shortened season.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 25, 2020

Here's how League of Legends Esports plans to keep its players safe from covid-19 at Worlds
What happens to the competition if a player tests positive for covid-19? Riot says it hasn't yet decided.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 25, 2020

Braden Holtby is expected to hit free agency, Caps GM Brian MacLellan says
Both sides have agreed to keep in touch throughout the free agency period.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 25, 2020

Which NFL stadiums will allow fans in Week 3?
Most NFL teams started the season in empty stadiums. Here's a rundown of where things stand now for each team.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 25, 2020

French Open officials had hoped for thousands of fans. Then the coronavirus roared back.
The French Open will have only 1,000 fans daily, a sizable decrease from what Roland Garros organizers initially wanted.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 25, 2020

GM confirms Scott Brooks will return as coach as Wizards prep for the NBA draft lottery
Brooks is entering the final year of his five-year deal with the Wizards, who have the ninth-best odds at the No. 1 pick.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 25, 2020

Corbin closes book on his Nats season with a loss to Mets
The 2019 World Series hero struggled to find a rhythm in the pandemic-shortened season and finishes the campaign 2-7.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 25, 2020

Loudoun United cancels remaining matches because of positive coronavirus tests
D.C. United's second-division squad had been scheduled to play three games over the nine days of the USL Championship season.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 25, 2020

Washington Capitals hire Peter Laviolette as team's new coach
Washington started its coaching search after firing Todd Reirden in August.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 25, 2020

The Lakers are almost to the NBA Finals, but the Nuggets are making it hurt
LeBron James and the Lakers are battling fatigue and Anthony Davis's ankle injury as they seek to close out the Nuggets and reach the NBA Finals for the first time since 2010.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 25, 2020

Why does it matter when athletes speak out? Just ask the kids.
In the new sports paradigm, hero worship often comes with both a message and a call to action.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 25, 2020

LSU football had Louisiana on top of the world in January. Then the rest of 2020 happened.
As LSU prepares to open a new season, the year has brought a spate of reminders that Louisiana always seems to experience its joy, pain and resiliency in outsized degrees.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 25, 2020

Lightning fans yell ‘shoot' while watching Stanley Cup finals. Neighbors call the cops.
A Tampa resident says that next time he will be sure to yell for players to "shoot the puck," to avoid any more misunderstandings.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 25, 2020

Offensive line coaches play a pivotal role for NFL teams. Meet Washington's John Matsko.
Offensive line coaches are among the most important position coaches in the NFL, and that's amplified in Washington with experienced John Matsko leading a young, patched-together unit.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 25, 2020

For Virginia football, finally a season opener, take five
The Cavaliers face Duke Saturday afternoon in Charlottesville with no fans amid novel coronavirus pandemic.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 25, 2020

Va. Tech football approaching opener with caution amid pandemic
The Hokies face North Carolina State with uncertainty surrounding the roster and a two-quarterback system.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 25, 2020

Washington football notes: Secondary breakdowns, Terry McLaurin's development, more
Five things we know about the Washington Football Team through two games.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 25, 2020

He has refereed high school football since 1963. At age 84, he's not sure it's safe to return.
This is the first fall in more than five decades that Paul Friedman isn't on the field as a game official.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 25, 2020

Olympian Wyomia Tyus sprinted to gold and spoke out in Mexico City. America forgot her.
She was the first to win back-to-back Olympic golds in the 100-meter dash, and she spoke out alongside John Carlos and Tommie Smith. But few remember her name.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 25, 2020

Meet the man who has amplified the noise for Wise football's decade of dominance
Wise football public address announcer James Harrison has become beloved by the home side and disliked by opponents for his energetic calls.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 25, 2020

A little ‘FitzMagic' puts Dolphins in the win column and keeps Tua Tagovailoa at bay
Ryan Fitzpatrick quiets any talk about a quarterback switch in Miami by throwing for two touchdowns and completing 18 of 20 passes in a 31-13 victory Thursday night over the Jaguars.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 25, 2020

Alex Cobb comes through and Orioles' bats come alive in rout of Red Sox
Veteran pitcher delivers seven strong innings, and Baltimore avoids a sweep with a 13-1 win.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 25, 2020

Ryan Fitzpatrick, Dolphins nearly perfect in beating Jaguars for their first win of the season
Ryan Fitzpatrick hit on his first 12 pass attempts and finished 18-of-20 with two TD passes and another on the ground to lead Miami over Jacksonville.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 25, 2020

The Wizards' NBA bubble stay was about growth. Troy Brown Jr. and Thomas Bryant measured up.
Bryant stood out as the team's de-facto bubble MVP, but Rui Hachimura didn't pop the way the Wizards hoped.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 24, 2020

Predators' Roman Josi wins Norris Trophy; Capitals' John Carlson finishes second
John Carlson's career season made him a Norris Trophy finalist for the first time in his career.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 24, 2020

National Christian athletics begins a new chapter with the hiring of Kenny Johnson
Former Louisville assistant coach Kenny Johnson will take over as National Christian's athletic director and boys' basketball coach.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 24, 2020

A local QB organized a rally in Richmond hoping to speed up high school football's return
A small demonstration, promised as the first of many, was organized to advocate for the immediate return of fall sports.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 24, 2020

Hail or Fail: Smart challenge, Terry McLaurin among the highlights in Washington's first loss
Turnovers and a slow start doomed Washington in the desert.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 24, 2020

Dolphins vs. Jaguars live updates: Ryan Fitzpatrick, Dolphins in complete control
The Miami Dolphins take on Gardner Minshew and the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field on Thursday Night Football. Follow along for live updates during the game.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 24, 2020

Patrick Corbin closes book on his Nationals season with a loss to Mets in his final start
The 2019 World Series hero struggled to find a rhythm in the pandemic-shortened season and finishes the campaign 2-7.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 24, 2020

Pac-12 announces return of fall football season for first week in November
The reversal of a decision made in August makes the Pac-12 the last of the Power Five conferences to start its season.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 24, 2020

Dolphins vs. Jaguars live updates: Dolphins rolling in Jacksonville
The Miami Dolphins take on Gardner Minshew and the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field on Thursday Night Football. Follow along for live updates during the game.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 24, 2020

Which college football conferences are playing and who's still on the sidelines?
The ACC and Big 12 have already begun playing, and the SEC will join them in late September. Even the Pac-12 is moving closer toward playing following the Big Ten's reversal.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 24, 2020

Gale Sayers was artistry in motion, but his vulnerability was just as powerful
The Hall of Fame running back electrified the game of football. He humanized it, too.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 24, 2020

Charges against Patriots' Robert Kraft dropped in Florida after ruling on video evidence
Patriots owner Robert Kraft was facing misdemeanor solicitation charges after a 2019 incident at a day spa.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 24, 2020

NFL coaches have to wear masks. Players (mostly) don't. Here's why.
Those who wear and don't wear masks on the sidelines, and who gets punished for not doing so, have become topics of conversation. Here are the issues at play.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 24, 2020

Joseph Laurinaitis, wrestling's ‘Animal' of the Road Warriors, dies at 60
Teamed with Michael "Hawk" Hegstrand, he became a wrestling star, inspiring fans to dress in costumes and face paint.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 24, 2020

Turner extends MLB rights deal for seven years, adds Tuesday-night game
The deal will pay Major League Baseball approximately $500 million annually, for a total value of around $3.5 billion.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 24, 2020

Tampa Bay's Victor Hedman firmly plants himself in the Conn Smythe conversation
The Swedish defenseman notched his 10th goal of the postseason Wednesday.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 24, 2020

UFC fighters called one of their own a racist. Dana White answered, ‘We don't muzzle anybody.'
After Saturday's victory, Colby Covington called Black Lives Matter "a complete sham" and said he "hates America."

Washington Post Sports
Sep 24, 2020

Ron Rivera's early approach for Washington signals how much work is left to do
Two weeks into the regular season, Coach Ron Rivera still doesn't know his team well. This means he must at times treat the start of the regular season as the preseason he didn't have.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 24, 2020

‘Together again': Brian Piccolo's daughter remembers Gale Sayers
The bond between teammates was genuine, long before it was immortalized by a movie.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 24, 2020

Despite 49ers' complaints, MetLife Stadium field is re-certified by NFL, NFLPA
Representatives of the league, union and others reinspected the field Wednesday after the Niners cited field conditions following their injury-filled win Sunday over the Jets.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 24, 2020

If baseball keeps these grotesque expanded playoffs, it will have lost its soul
The sport has always demanded excellence. These expanded playoffs will reward mediocrity, with potentially dire side effects.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 24, 2020

As Kyler Murray soars, Dwayne Haskins is still playing catch-up
The Cardinals are built for Kyler Murray to succeed. Dwayne Haskins should be so lucky.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 24, 2020

Rivera's early approach for Washington signals how much work is left to do
Two games in, Coach Ron Rivera still doesn't know his team well. This means he must at times treat the start of the regular season as the preseason he didn't have.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 24, 2020

My Louisville home is now a heart-wrenching American tragedy
After police officers are cleared of criminal charges in the death of Breonna Taylor, another native son longs for the unity felt during the boxer's funeral.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 24, 2020

The Heat and Celtics played with heavy hearts after the Breonna Taylor ruling
Members of the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat said that the grand jury ruling in the Breonna Taylor case weighed on their hearts during Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 24, 2020

Why the Nationals are testing out Juan Soto in right field
Soto, 21, played right field in the minor leagues before switching to left as a rookie with the Nationals.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 24, 2020

With Baker Mayfield on deck, a look at Washington's history against QBs drafted No. 1 overall
Washington is scheduled to face five of the six active quarterbacks drafted No. 1 overall who currently have starting jobs this season.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 24, 2020

A guide to the 2020 MLB postseason: Playoff format, schedule and what you need to know
Some aspects of the baseball postseason will look familiar, but there are big changes this year. Here's what you need to know about the format and schedule.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 24, 2020

Four years after Muhammad Ali's death, Louisville needs his unbridled spirit
After police officers are cleared of criminal charges in the death of Breonna Taylor, another native son longs for the unity felt during the boxer's funeral.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 24, 2020

The NFL remains our brutal thrill. This season will test its limits.
In this strangest of seasons, it will be harder than ever for the NFL to anticipate, let alone control, the unknown.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 24, 2020

Tyler Herro had an NBA playoff game for a rookie that compares to only Magic Johnson
Rookie guard Tyler Herro broke open an ugly Game 4 with a career-high 37 points to lead the Miami Heat to the brink of their first NBA Finals trip since 2014.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 24, 2020

For years, NFL teams have coveted the prototypical quarterback. Now there isn't one.
The NFL has its most diverse group of quarterbacks ever, and it may turn the traditional pocket passer into an endangered species.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 24, 2020

Damascus lives for football, so Friday nights aren't the same at the Hornet's Nest Grille
The restaurant about a mile from the school usually serves as a community gathering place during the fall.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 24, 2020

Nationals fall to Phillies before being officially eliminated from the playoff race
Bryce Harper homers twice before the Nats' flickering postseason hopes are later extinguished following San Francisco's victory over Colorado.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 24, 2020

Dean Kremer's rookie season ends on sour note in Orioles' 9-1 loss to Red Sox
Starter entered Wednesday's game with a 1.69 ERA over his first three starts, but he now goes into the offseason with a 4.82 ERA.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 23, 2020

D.C. United's woes continue with 1-0 loss at expansion Nashville SC
D.C.'s offensive struggles were only exacerbated by going down to 10 men in first-half stoppage time.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 23, 2020

Bryce Harper, Phillies push Nationals to the brink of elimination
Bryce Harper homers twice as the Nats' flickering postseason hopes are reduced to scoreboard watching.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 23, 2020

Boswell: For the Nationals, this season is all but lost. The future doesn't have to be.
Tuesday's fun aside, this season has been a Nationals nightmare. Next season is about bouncing back.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 23, 2020

Saints' Drew Brees says he feels ‘borderline great' amid signs he might be over the hill
Drew Brees's performance thus far for the 1-1 Saints has raised questions about his arm strength and accuracy.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 23, 2020

NBA players ‘disappointed' and ‘speechless' after Breonna Taylor ruling
NBA players expressed frustration and disgust in response to a Kentucky grand jury's decision not to charge three police officers with murder in the killing of Breonna Taylor.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 23, 2020

In reversal, officials say Mystics' home court can be used as voting supercenter in Southeast D.C.
Washington Mystics guard Natasha Cloud pushed Events D.C. to make the Entertainment and Sports Arena available.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 23, 2020

After a summer of starts and stops, Maryland football begins preparation for a fall season
For months, Maryland players dealt with the mental strain of having football, a core piece of their lives, in limbo.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 23, 2020

Dwayne Haskins expresses frustration over decision in Breonna Taylor case
Washington Football Team quarterback Dwayne Haskins expressed frustration over decision in Breonna Taylor case: "It's really disgusting to think about."

Washington Post Sports
Sep 23, 2020

Dexter Manley congratulates Ryan Kerrigan, Washington's new sack king
Dexter Manley's franchise record of 91 sacks with Washington from 1981 to 1989 stood until Sunday.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 23, 2020

Washington hopes Kendall Fuller can return vs. Browns, bring stability to secondary
Washington hopes cornerback Kendall Fuller can make his season debut Sunday against Cleveland after missing the first two games due to a knee injury.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 23, 2020

This college football team has now had five opening games. They've all been called off.
The Houston Cougars football team now won't start its season until early October. Maybe.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 23, 2020

MLB's shortened season ends with a chaotic sprint to sort out 16-team playoff field
The weather is turning cooler, signaling the approach of the postseason. Amid the playoff races still to be determined, desperation has set in.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 23, 2020

New Washington football radio crew says it will keep on cheering, but its timing will improve
Julie Donaldson and DeAngelo Hall got a little too excited in the booth at times on Sunday, drowning out play-by-play man Bram Weinstein's call.

Washington Post Sports
Sep 23, 2020

NFL QB believed to have suffered punctured lung from painkilling injection by team doctor
Chargers quarterback Tyrod Taylor is believed to have suffered a punctured lung from a painkilling injection given by a team doctor.

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