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Washington Post Sports
Mar 03, 2021

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

Washington Post Sports
Mar 02, 2021

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

Washington Post Sports
Mar 02, 2021

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

Washington Post Sports
Mar 02, 2021

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

Washington Post Sports
Mar 02, 2021

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

Washington Post Sports
Mar 02, 2021

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

Washington Post Sports
Mar 02, 2021

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

Washington Post Sports
Mar 02, 2021

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

Washington Post Sports
Mar 02, 2021

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

Washington Post Sports
Mar 02, 2021

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

Washington Post Sports
Mar 02, 2021

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

Washington Post Sports
Mar 02, 2021

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

Washington Post Sports
Mar 02, 2021

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

Washington Post Sports
Mar 02, 2021

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

Washington Post Sports
Mar 02, 2021

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

Washington Post Sports
Mar 02, 2021

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

Washington Post Sports
Mar 02, 2021

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

Washington Post Sports
Mar 02, 2021

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

Washington Post Sports
Mar 02, 2021

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

Washington Post Sports
Mar 02, 2021

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

Washington Post Sports
Mar 02, 2021

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

Washington Post Sports
Mar 02, 2021

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

Washington Post Sports
Mar 02, 2021

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

Washington Post Sports
Mar 02, 2021

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

Washington Post Sports
Mar 02, 2021

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

Washington Post Sports
Mar 02, 2021

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

Washington Post Sports
Mar 02, 2021

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

Washington Post Sports
Mar 02, 2021

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

Washington Post Sports
Mar 01, 2021

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

Washington Post Sports
Mar 01, 2021

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

Washington Post Sports
Mar 01, 2021

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

Washington Post Sports
Mar 01, 2021

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

Washington Post Sports
Mar 01, 2021

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

Washington Post Sports
Mar 01, 2021

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

Washington Post Sports
Mar 01, 2021

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

Washington Post Sports
Mar 01, 2021

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

Washington Post Sports
Mar 01, 2021

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

Washington Post Sports
Mar 01, 2021

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

Washington Post Sports
Mar 01, 2021

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

Washington Post Sports
Mar 01, 2021

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

Washington Post Sports
Mar 01, 2021

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

Washington Post Sports
Mar 01, 2021

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

Washington Post Sports
Mar 01, 2021

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

Washington Post Sports
Mar 01, 2021

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

Washington Post Sports
Mar 01, 2021

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

Washington Post Sports
Mar 01, 2021

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

Washington Post Sports
Mar 01, 2021

Erick Fedde used his cutter to pitch his way out of trouble. That's progress.
In one inning of work, Erick Fedde leaned hard on his cutter once his sinker command was noticeably off.

Washington Post Sports
Mar 01, 2021

Wizards fall apart in final minute, wasting another big night from Bradley Beal
Beal scores 46 points, but the Wizards allow the final six points of a 111-110 loss to the Celtics.

Washington Post Sports
Feb 28, 2021

Wizards fall apart in final minutes, wasting another big night from Bradley Beal
Beal scores 46 points, but the Wizards allow the final six points of a 111-110 loss to the Celtics.

Washington Post Sports
Feb 28, 2021

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

Washington Post Sports
Feb 28, 2021

Maryland finds a new way to win, beating Northwestern with its defense
Maryland was held to a season-low 62 points but found a way in a 62-50 win at Northwestern.

Washington Post Sports
Feb 28, 2021

PGA Tour players show support for Tiger Woods by wearing his iconic red and black in final round
The familiar Sunday look associated with Woods, who is recovering from a car crash, was on full display at various tournaments.

Washington Post Sports
Feb 28, 2021

Maryland hits Michigan State first, bullies its way to a fifth consecutive win
Maryland used its stifling defense to score the first 11 points, then clamped down late to beat Michigan State and close in on an NCAA tournament berth.

Washington Post Sports
Feb 28, 2021

Former NFL and Notre Dame player Louis Nix found dead at 29
The former defensive lineman was reported missing a few days earlier in his hometown of Jacksonville.

Washington Post Sports
Feb 28, 2021

Spring training games open with a most welcome sight: Fans back in the stands
Spring training games got underway Sunday in Florida and Arizona, and a limited number of fans were able to watch them in person.

Washington Post Sports
Feb 28, 2021

Brendan Hines-Ike arrives in Washington to finalize loan to D.C. United
U.S. defender Brendan Hines-Ike played in Europe for about five years, first in Sweden, then in Belgium.

Washington Post Sports
Feb 28, 2021

PGA players show support for Tiger Woods by wearing his iconic red and black in final round
The familiar Sunday look associated with Tiger Woods, who is recovering from a car crash that seriously damaged his legs, was on full display at the World Golf Championships-Workday Championship and at other golf tournaments.

Washington Post Sports
Feb 28, 2021

The Nats can focus on baseball at spring training, but a reminder of the pandemic is nearby
"It is a reminder that this is still real," left fielder Kyle Schwarber said of the coronavirus testing site at the Nationals' spring training home. "That, you know what, people are still affected."

Washington Post Sports
Feb 28, 2021

A rare disease, a covid diagnosis, a painful decision: The death of basketball coach Lew Hill
Texas Rio Grande Valley coach Lew Hill had fought off covid-19 but was also suffering from a rare illness. He decided to coach one more time, and died the next day.

Washington Post Sports
Feb 28, 2021

Riverside hockey repeats as NVSHL champion after completing tenuous season
The Rams overcame several coronavirus issues and beat undefeated Briar Woods in the title game Friday.

Washington Post Sports
Feb 27, 2021

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

Washington Post Sports
Feb 27, 2021

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

Washington Post Sports
Feb 27, 2021

A 1933 NFL jersey was bought from a storage locker for $5. Now it will sell for thousands.
The Boston Redskins jersey, which belonged to an offensive lineman named George Hurley, is in pristine condition and possibly the only one of its kind. It's up for auction after making its way to the owner of a struggling vintage clothing store in San Francisco.

Washington Post Sports
Feb 27, 2021

Laurie Hernandez, with a new coach and newfound joy, gives U.S. gymnastics a dose of hope
During a complex weekend for U.S. gymnastics, Laurie Hernandez made a joyful and hopeful return.

Washington Post Sports
Feb 27, 2021

LeBron James, again told to stick to sports, shuts down soccer star Zlatan Ibrahimovic's suggestion
The Lakers star reiterated his commitment to speaking out after soccer star Zlatan Ibrahimovic criticized him.

Washington Post Sports
Feb 27, 2021

Virginia Tech leaves no doubt in an 84-46 rout of woeful Wake Forest
On senior day in Blacksburg, the No. 16 Hokies emphatically bounced back from Tuesday's loss to Georgia Tech.

Washington Post Sports
Feb 27, 2021

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

Washington Post Sports
Feb 27, 2021

Jamorko Pickett and Chudier Bile step up as Georgetown wins at DePaul without Jahvon Blair
Blair's absence was a coach's decision, Patrick Ewing said, but Pickett led a second-half outburst and Bile had a team-high 19 points.

Washington Post Sports
Feb 27, 2021

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

Washington Post Sports
Feb 27, 2021

What a restructured Minor League system could mean for teams lost in the shuffle
Before this season, Major League Baseball assumed control of minor league baseball operations, reduced the number of affiliated teams and restructured the minors entirely.

Washington Post Sports
Feb 27, 2021

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

Washington Post Sports
Feb 27, 2021

Paul Arriola trying to strike balance between Premier League hopes and MLS realities
D.C. United winger Paul Arriola is spending the MLS offseason on a short-term loan with second-division Swansea City, which is in a tight race for promotion.

Washington Post Sports
Feb 27, 2021

Alex Smith says Washington ‘didn't want me' on the team last year as he attempted comeback
In an interview with GQ, the Washington Football Team quarterback described feeling as though the franchise didn't want him on the roster as he worked to return from his severe leg injury.

Washington Post Sports
Feb 27, 2021

Riverside hockey repeats as NVHSL champion after completing tenuous season
The Rams overcame several coronavirus issues and beat undefeated Briar Woods in the title game Friday.

Washington Post Sports
Feb 27, 2021

James Harden has moved on fast with the Brooklyn Nets. Will the conversation catch up?
James Harden has played brilliantly in Brooklyn after his messy exit from Houston, but not everyone is ready to forgive and forget.

Washington Post Sports
Feb 27, 2021

NCAA tournament bracketology: Brand names have big opportunities this weekend
The teams with the most to gain this weekend are the banner brands in the sport.

Washington Post Sports
Feb 27, 2021

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

Washington Post Sports
Feb 27, 2021

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

Washington Post Sports
Feb 27, 2021

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

Washington Post Sports
Feb 26, 2021

For Lake Braddock, football finally gets going — and a win over Westfield is worth the wait
The Bruins opened their season by defeating Westfield for the first time since 2014.

Washington Post Sports
Feb 26, 2021

After decades together, Jay Marsh is saying goodbye, and George Mason is saying thanks
Associate athletic director has spent a lifetime in the school's athletic department.

Washington Post Sports
Feb 26, 2021

How Rolling Hills Estates residents woke up to the Tiger Woods crash: ‘Oh no, another one'
"Nobody knew it was Tiger Woods until I saw it on the news," John Hodgkinson said.

Washington Post Sports
Feb 26, 2021

I got the coronavirus vaccine, and cheer has replaced fear
A shot in my arm brought a feeling I had almost forgotten: Relief.

Washington Post Sports
Feb 26, 2021

As attacks against Asian Americans spike, Jeremy Lin pushes for action
Jeremy Lin has recounted his experiences with racism in recent appearances and on social media while pressing for change as anti-Asian bias becomes more pervasive.

Washington Post Sports
Feb 26, 2021

If NBA players don't want this All-Star Game, they have an easy solution: Refuse to play
What do you call an NBA All-Star Game shuttered by player uneasiness during the pandemic? A good idea.

Washington Post Sports
Feb 26, 2021

After decades together, Jay Marsh is saying good-bye, and George Mason is saying thanks
Associate athletic director has spent a lifetime in the school's athletic department.

Washington Post Sports
Feb 26, 2021

High school football kicks off in Virginia — on a Monday in February
Robinson beats T.C. Williams, 34-15, to begin an unconventional and anticipated high school football season in Virginia.

Washington Post Sports
Feb 26, 2021

Deion Sanders's FCS debut at Jackson State is postponed because of covid concerns
Deion Sanders and Jackson State beat an NAIA team last weekend, but their first game against equivalent talent will have to wait.

Washington Post Sports
Feb 26, 2021

A Russell Wilson trade is unlikely, but Seattle's star QB is unhappy. Here are the team's options.
Here are the Seahawks' options for fixing things with Russell Wilson (and avoiding a trade).

Washington Post Sports
Feb 26, 2021

Jamorko Pickett and Jahvon Blair have been through just about everything at Georgetown
The seniors are the last two men standing from Coach Patrick Ewing's original recruiting class.

Washington Post Sports
Feb 26, 2021

John Feinstein: After decades together, Jay Marsh is saying good-bye, and George Mason is saying thanks
Associate athletic director has spent a lifetime in the school's athletic department.

Washington Post Sports
Feb 26, 2021

John Geddert's suicide raises ‘complex emotions,' USA Gymnastics president says
Li Li Leung shared hope that criminal prosecution of the former head coach of the Olympic team "would lead to some degree of resolution and justice."

Washington Post Sports
Feb 26, 2021

Kelly Loeffler sells stake in WNBA team after clashing with players over Black Lives Matter
The Atlanta Dream's new ownership group includes a former star player, Renee Montgomery. "My Dream has come true," Montgomery said.

Washington Post Sports
Feb 26, 2021

I got the covid vaccine and cheer has replaced fear
A shot in my arm brought a feeling I had almost forgotten: Relief.

Washington Post Sports
Feb 26, 2021

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

Washington Post Sports
Feb 26, 2021

Virginia has fizzled against top opponents, sowing doubts about a deep NCAA tournament run
The Cavaliers are in the middle of a three-game losing streak and have fallen out of first place in the ACC.

Washington Post Sports
Feb 26, 2021

Washington hopes to sign Brandon Scherff to long-term deal, but franchise tag is an option
Washington could again use a franchise tag on Scherff, but the organization appears more interested in signing him to a long-term deal, with talks expected to start in the coming days.

Washington Post Sports
Feb 26, 2021

Auston Matthews, Connor McDavid lead the NHL MVP race
The battle for the Hart Trophy may already be down to two players.

Washington Post Sports
Feb 26, 2021

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

Washington Post Sports
Feb 26, 2021

For competition-starved U.S. gymnasts, Winter Cup will measure Olympic readiness
Tokyo hopefuls shake off the rust after months without competing.

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