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Washington Post Sports
Jul 15, 2020

D.C. United surveys fans about matches at Audi Field as MLS aims a return to home markets
The soccer league is aiming to continue its campaign after the MLS is Back Tournament near Orlando.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 15, 2020

For Daniel Hudson, playing in 2020 means barely seeing family. He's not alone.
Hudson's wife and three young girls will spend most of this season in Phoenix, where they live year-round.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 14, 2020

WNBA, Elena Delle Donne share a difficult spotlight as MVP ponders next move
The league's decision to deny its MVP a medical exemption amid the novel coronavirus pandemic is its latest controversy in a trying week.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 14, 2020

Most re-brands take months. Washington's NFL team only has a couple of weeks.
Washington team owner Daniel Snyder and the NFL need the team's new name to be in place within two weeks.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 14, 2020

Red Wolves name for Washington could help save the species, scientist says
Ron Sutherland of the Wildlands Network said there are only about 20 red wolves remaining in the wild.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 14, 2020

As concerns grow, NFL players' union asks whether training camps in hot spots should open
With coronavirus cases surging in parts of the country, there is increased worry about the NFL's ability to open camps on time and stage a full, on-time season.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 14, 2020

With babies due, Lars Eller and Carl Hagelin prepare to enter, and leave, NHL bubble
Unlike some NHL players, the Capitals are not opting out of the NHL's restart plan, but they intend to see the birth of their children.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 14, 2020

Tiger Woods readies to face something he rarely has in golf: No fans
Huge galleries have followed him around courses for decades, but few will witness his Tour return at the Memorial.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 14, 2020

Washington to hire Eric Stokes as director of pro scouting
Stokes, a former NFL defensive back, worked under Coach Ron Rivera as the Carolina Panthers' head of college scouting.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 14, 2020

Red Wolves name for Washington could help save the species, says scientist
Ron Sutherland of the Wildlands Network says there are only about 20 red wolves remaining in the wild.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 14, 2020

Daniel Snyder turned what could have been an epiphany into grudging resignation
Washington's NFL name change was the right call presented in the wrong way.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 14, 2020

With Joe Ross opting out, Erick Fedde has an imperfect opportunity
Fedde has a better chance at the fifth starter spot after his friend, Joe Ross, opted out of the 2020 season due to coronavirus concerns.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 14, 2020

Red Wolves, Red Tails gain traction among Washington NFL fans, while Warriors sticks around
With Washington retiring the Redskins name, fans are weighing in on their favorite replacement options.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 14, 2020

Nationals place Wander Suero and Roenis Elías on injured list for undisclosed reasons
Suero and Elías are two of the eight Nationals who have yet to begin summer training.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 14, 2020

Future NFL fans will wonder why this name change was so controversial
No more 'Redskins' feels like a big deal now, but soon we'll wonder why it took so long.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 14, 2020

Elena Delle Donne won't be paid if she sits out WNBA season after medical exemption was denied
The 2019 WNBA MVP is considering her options.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 13, 2020

Mystics' title defense begins July 25, but their roster is still in flux
The Mystics' 22-game sprint in Florida will begin as part of a WNBA tripleheader.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 13, 2020

Washington's name change happened fast, but it was decades in the making
Financial pressure finally convinced owner Daniel Snyder to change Washington's name, ending a controversy that had surrounded the NFL franchise since the 1930s.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 13, 2020

Washington's NFL team to retire Redskins name, following sponsor pressure and calls for change
The franchise, which officially announced the move in a statement Monday, is still working on coming up with a replacement name.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 13, 2020

The Capitals open training camp after four months apart and with the postseason looming
Three players did not participate in Monday's practice sessions, but no details were disclosed.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 13, 2020

Warriors? Red Wolves? Red Tails? Next step for Washington football team is securing rights.
With the old name officially retired, team must legally lock down new name before any announcement

Washington Post Sports
Jul 13, 2020

D.C. United stages stunning comeback in long-awaited return, earns 2-2 draw
With D.C. down a man, Federico Higuain scores in the 84th minute and Frederic Brillant equalizes in stoppage time.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 13, 2020

A new NFL team name isn't a revolution, but it might be a sign of one
It doesn't matter that Daniel Snyder didn't want to change his team's name. It matters that he had to.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 13, 2020

A timeline of the Redskins name change debate
A look at some of the key moments that led the franchise to announce it was retiring the name after 87 years.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 13, 2020

D.C. United makes stunning comeback in long-awaited return, earns 2-2 draw
With D.C. down a man, Federico Higuain scores in the 84th minute and Frederic Brillant equalizes in stoppage time.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 13, 2020

Manchester City's two-year Champions League ban overturned
Court of Arbitration for Sport finds that UEFA failed to establish that the Premier League club violated its Financial Fair Play rules.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 13, 2020

The NBA has arrived at Disney. Here's what it looks like inside the Florida bubble.
Inside the NBA's bubble experiment, players are adapting and media members are entering a week of forced isolation.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 13, 2020

Washington's NFL team is retiring the Redskins name; new name to come later
The team announced that it will change its name from the Redskins, which is considered by many to be a slur against Native Americans.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 13, 2020

Redskins to retire team name Monday; new name to be revealed later
The anticipated announcement comes less than two weeks after the team said it would conduct a "thorough review" of its controversial name.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 12, 2020

Nationals are being tested on and off the field as they prepare for a unique season
Opening Day is less than two weeks away, and the Nats are still adjusting to baseball's new normal.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 12, 2020

Gregg Popovich touts NBA bubble: ‘I'm safer here than I would be in Texas'
The oldest coach in the NBA, Popovich was initially hesitant about joining his team for the league's restart.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 12, 2020

Daniel Snyder has a chance to change the legacy of the team he loves. He should.
The owner could end up on the right side of history if he recognizes this moment for what it is.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 12, 2020

D.C. United's MLS match with Toronto postponed after positive and inconclusive coronavirus tests
League says a D.C. player tested positive and a Toronto player received an inconclusive result.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 12, 2020

Breaking down five key questions as the Capitals begin training camp — again
Washington's training camp will run from July 13-25, with a roster featuring 20 forwards, 10 defensemen and four goalies.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 12, 2020

As Confederate monuments fall, don't forget Bree Newsome's athletic act of protest in 2015
Newsome's feat, a daring protest at the South Carolina State House, led to significant change there.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 11, 2020

Maryland suspends football workouts after nine test positive for coronavirus
The athletic department tested 185 people earlier this week. Maryland said those who tested positive have been notified and are self-isolating.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 11, 2020

D.C. United, Toronto FC kick off at 9 a.m. for MLS is Back opener, and not everyone is pleased
With a 9 a.m. kickoff to beat the punishing Florida summer heat, Ben Olsen's team will face Toronto FC at MLS is Back Tournament.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 11, 2020

The NHL moves north for its restart, shifting to Canada as U.S. struggles with pandemic
"I don't know what greater indictment you need of the United States' response to the virus than the NHL picking up its puck and retreating to Canada," one health expert said.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 11, 2020

MLB gambled by converting a PED lab to coronavirus testing. But will it work?
Baseball's testing process has been beset by problems, threatening to undermine the players' confidence in the safety of competing under these trying circumstances.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 11, 2020

Will fans make it to the ballpark this year? Even as the pandemic rages, the question lingers.
Once games begin, the emptiness of ballparks could define baseball's pandemic season. The absence of fans changes everything.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 10, 2020

Pac-12 football teams will play a conference-only schedule this fall
The Big Ten announced the same decision Thursday, becoming the first Power Five conference to adjust its college football season because of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 10, 2020

Arthur Ashe, who stood for so much, might be the last statue standing in Richmond
As Confederate statues have been removed, the one honoring the city native, tennis great and humanitarian remains.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 10, 2020

NHL releases playoff schedule as return-to-play plan, CBA extension approved
The Capitals will play Tampa Bay on Aug. 3 in their first game in the league's expanded 24-team playoff format.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 10, 2020

The best sports venues, according to the Post Sports staff
As sports aim to resume this month, it won't be the same at centralized sites and empty stadiums.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 10, 2020

Arthur Ashe, who stood for so much, might be last statue standing in Richmond
As Confederate statues have been removed, the one honoring the city native, tennis great and humanitarian remains.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 10, 2020

The college football season is in trouble
The Big Ten's decision to eliminate nonconference games is the latest grim indicator for one of the country's most popular pursuits.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 10, 2020

The MLS bubble is a massive undertaking. How it fares will tell us a lot about sports' return.
The return-to-play tournament outside Orlando has lost two teams for coronavirus concerns. Protocols remain in place, however, and among those keeping a close eye are the NBA and NHL.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 10, 2020

MLB gambled by converting PED lab to coronavirus testing. But will it work?
MLB's coronavirus testing process has been beset by problems, threatening to undermine players' confidence in the safety of playing under these trying circumstances.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 10, 2020

Scott Brooks challenges Charles Barkley to name two Wizards besides John Wall and Bradley Beal
Wizards Coach Scott Brooks joked with his friend and former teammate during an appearance on "Inside the NBA."

Washington Post Sports
Jul 10, 2020

In private letter to Redskins, FedEx said it will remove signage if name isn't changed
In a private letter July 2, the company says continued affiliation with the team risks damage to its brand reputation.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 10, 2020

For die-hard Redskins fans, name review brings a mix of anger, sadness and relief
While some fans vow not to root for the team under a new name, others say they believe a change is necessary.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 10, 2020

Kelly Loeffler chose pandering over principle, and WNBA players won't forget
Georgia senator wanted to be part of the league until that meant standing with players on issues of inclusion and equality.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 09, 2020

MLS loses second team from its restart as Nashville SC withdraws because of virus
FC Dallas had dropped out earlier in the week at MLS is Back Tournament at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 09, 2020

Life in the WNBA bubble is a mixed (and mostly fruitless) bag
Several players have documented troubling accommodations at the lodging facilities in Bradenton, Fla., but less-than-ideal conditions have not been widespread.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 09, 2020

Wizards' Thomas Bryant, Gary Payton test positive; team short five players at NBA restart
Garrison Mathews did not travel to the bubble for personal reasons while Bryant and Payton have tested positive for the coronavirus.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 09, 2020

Nationals announce 2021 schedule, show off World Series rings
Washington is scheduled to open the 2021 season at home against the Mets on April 1.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 09, 2020

MLB flew Dominican players to the U.S. for restart but didn't test them for coronavirus first
Six Nationals players are in isolation after taking an MLB-chartered flight from the Dominican Republic to Miami.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 09, 2020

Take it from the Wizards: Redskins name change won't make everyone happy
Former Bullets executive says fans would have warmed to a new name sooner if Wizards had enjoyed more on-court success.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 09, 2020

NFL preseason game protocols include no jersey swaps, sideline mask recommendation
Some players reacted to the protocols derisively on social media, and there has been no determination yet how many (if any) preseason games will be played.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 09, 2020

Big Ten moves all fall sports, including football, to conference-only schedules
The league becomes the first Power Five conference to make such a move, saying it allows for "the greatest flexibility to adjust its own operations throughout the season."

Washington Post Sports
Jul 09, 2020

How to pull off the perfect fantasy baseball draft in a short season
If you want to ace your upcoming draft, start here.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 09, 2020

To Native American groups, Redskins name is ‘worst offender.' Now they hope for more changes.
The Cleveland Indians have announced plans to reconsider their name, and other teams with Native American iconography may eventually follow suit. "The bow is about ready to break," one activist leader said.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 09, 2020

With raised fists, a moment of silence and BLM shirts, MLS's troubled restart officially opens
The league creaked back to activity with a tournament that, for the group stage, will double as the regular season — and perhaps its only competition of the year.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 09, 2020

Even in a pandemic and with a World Series ring, Mike Rizzo gets strung along by the Nats
The Nationals GM is managing his team through a global pandemic and is coming off a World Series title. Still, his job security doesn't extend beyond Oct. 31.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 09, 2020

MLS makes its troubled return as Orlando City and Inter Miami open league tournament
The league creaked back to activity with a tournament that, for the group stage, will double as the regular season — and perhaps its only competition of the year.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 08, 2020

MLS makes its troubled return, as Orlando City and Inter Miami open league tournament
The league creaked back to activity with a tournament that, for the group stage, will double as the regular season — and perhaps its only competition of the year.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 08, 2020

Ivy League won't hold sports this fall, becoming first D-1 conference to suspend football season
The Ivy League's decision could set the path for other conferences mulling similar options.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 08, 2020

Mystics' Elena Delle Donne, Tina Charles don't travel to Fla., could miss 2020 season
Delle Donne, the reigning MVP, and Charles, the 2012 MVP acquired in an offseason trade, have been placed in the WNBA's medical evaluation protocol.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 08, 2020

Redskins' review appears to be informal process; new name, logo unlikely to use native imagery
"In effect, [the review] buys time [to study possibilities]," said one person familiar with the review, which is believed to largely consist of team owner Daniel Snyder talking with a small group of advisers.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 08, 2020

Ivy League won't hold sports this fall, becoming first D-I conference to suspend football season
The Ivy League's decision could set the path for other conferences mulling similar options.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 08, 2020

As sports leagues prepare to resume, ‘I can't wait' has turned to ‘We sure about this?'
Dawn of a new season should mean anticipation. This year, it means bracing for impact.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 08, 2020

As sports leagues set to resume, ‘I can't wait' has turned to ‘We sure about this?'
Dawn of a new season should mean anticipation. This year, it means bracing for impact.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 08, 2020

The Nationals, used to spitting and sunflower seeds, have a new way to kick their habits: Masks
Players will not be allowed to spit or touch their faces in 2020. Wearing a mask in training could help them remember that.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 08, 2020

Torri Huske, an All-Met swimmer and Olympic hopeful, selects Stanford
The rising Yorktown senior will join a Cardinal program that has captured the last three NCAA titles.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 08, 2020

Who should you take with the No. 1 fantasy baseball pick? Not Ronald Acuña Jr.
Acuña was named rookie of the year in 2018 and followed that with a dynamic season in 2019, but 2020's shortened format will mute his output and his appeal.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 08, 2020

A Redskins name change would be costly at first, but it could end up as a lucrative move
Experts say there are big costs associated with a sports franchise makeover but also revenue opportunities if fans support the change.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 08, 2020

As deadline nears, Cowboys have added pressure to sign Dak Prescott to long-term deal
The NFL's looming salary cap crunch is raising the stakes for Dallas as it attempts to reach an agreement with its franchise quarterback.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 08, 2020

Ryder Cup will move to 2021 so that fans can be on the course
It's hard to imagine a Ryder Cup without rowdy spectators.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 08, 2020

Redskins name review appears to be an informal process with no set deadline
"In effect, [the review] buys time," said one person familiar with the review, which is believed to largely consist of team owner Daniel Snyder talking with a small group of advisers.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 07, 2020

NFL proposes placing a portion of players' salaries for 2020 season into escrow
The NFLPA does not plan to agree to the proposal, under which the withheld funds would be paid on a timetable determined after any revenue drop for the 2020 season is calculated.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 07, 2020

The WNBA is making a social justice push. A franchise-owning U.S. senator wants focus on games.
Atlanta Dream co-owner Kelly Loeffler (R), in a tight campaign to keep her seat in November, wrote WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert expressing her disappointment. Players responded by asking her to be removed from ownership.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 07, 2020

Nationals restart workouts as testing concerns ripple through baseball
The Nationals held a full-team workout just one day shutting down their facility due to testing concerns.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 07, 2020

Nashville SC's participation in doubt as virus deals MLS tournament another setback
After Dallas withdrew, Nashville might not be able to continue at return-to-play event in Florida.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 07, 2020

As Redskins conduct name review, Native American groups say they haven't heard from team
"They need American Indian people in that discussion," one leader said of the team's ongoing review of its controversial nickname.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 07, 2020

Bradley Beal won't play in NBA restart because of shoulder injury
The Wizards announced Tuesday that Beal is dealing with a right rotator cuff injury.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 07, 2020

DeSean Jackson says anti-Semitic posts on social media were a ‘mistake'
The Eagles said they found Jackson's comments 'offensive, harmful, and absolutely appalling' and 'will take appropriate action

Washington Post Sports
Jul 06, 2020

NHL, NHLPA reach tentative agreement to resume games Aug. 1
If the agreement is ratified, training camps would be scheduled to begin July 13.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 06, 2020

NHL, NHLPA reach tentative agreement to resume season
If the agreement is ratified, training camps would be scheduled to begin July 13 and games Aug. 1.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 06, 2020

Nationals scheduled to open 60-game season at home against the Yankees
Major League Baseball unveiled its schedule on the same day three teams canceled workouts because of coronavirus testing lags.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 06, 2020

FC Dallas removed from MLS tournament after 10 positive coronavirus tests
"The health of everyone involved in our return to play has always been our top priority," said MLS Commissioner Don Garber, "and we will continue to make decisions consistent with that priority."

Washington Post Sports
Jul 06, 2020

A Redskins name change could happen soon. But the process might drag on for a while.
Washington is hoping to change its nickname before the start of the NFL season, but legal and branding experts say it could be difficult to execute a complete overhaul in roughly two months.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 06, 2020

Wizards will enter NBA bubble with playoff hopes and lingering uncertainty
The team is set to arrive in the Orlando area Tuesday ahead of the league's restart later this month.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 06, 2020

Four days into MLB's return, it's fair to question the strategy
Baseball learns quickly that you can't pitch around the coronavirus.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 06, 2020

Testing problems cast doubt on viability of MLB season, days after baseball's return
The problems served to underscore the fragility of baseball's plans to start its season in late July and contest a 60-game schedule and a full postseason.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 06, 2020

LeBron James's ‘Decision' defined a decade of player movement
The tenth anniversary of "The Decision" is Wednesday.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 06, 2020

Nationals cancel Monday morning workout because of testing concerns
The Nationals held three days of workouts before canceling all activities Monday because of a concern over delayed testing results.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 06, 2020

PGA Tour cancels plan to have fans attend Memorial tournament
The tournament at Jack Nicklaus's course in Ohio was supposed to be the first with fans since the coronavirus pandemic began.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 06, 2020

President Trump says Bubba Wallace should apologize, calls noose incident a ‘hoax'
The tweet was the latest in a string of racially tinged overtures Trump has made to his political base.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 06, 2020

Daniel Snyder can view this moment as an ultimatum or as an opportunity
Redskins owner has wasted chances to start over before. The stakes are higher now.

Washington Post Sports
Jul 06, 2020

WADA, Dick Pound push back on ‘inexplicable' critique from U.S. government
World's top anti-doping body takes offense to report White House drug policy office sent to Congress

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