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Jan 19, 2019

Bad news, NBA teams: With DeMarcus Cousins on the court, the Warriors look unstoppable
Cousins's promising debut begs the question: Is Golden State better than ever?

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Jan 19, 2019

Redskins hire Nate Kaczor as special teams coach
The move is to replace Ben Kotwica, who took the same position with the Atlanta Falcons.

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Jan 19, 2019

True Grip: How Michael Thomas became the best receiver in the NFL
After blooming late in high school, Michael Thomas used tenacious work and fuel from perceived slights to become one of the best players on the Saints.

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Jan 19, 2019

‘Don't cry': Serena consoles Australian Open foe; Halep next
Serena Williams has dropped a total of 9 games through 3 matches at the Australian Open so far and now will take on No. 1 Simona Halep

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Jan 19, 2019

‘Don't cry': Serena overwhelms, consoles Australian Open foe
Serena Williams has dropped a total of 9 games through 3 matches at the Australian Open so far

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Jan 19, 2019

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

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Jan 19, 2019

Serena Williams continues to steamroll through field in Melbourne
Serena Williams destroys 18-year-old Dayana Yastremska of Ukraine in straight sets and advances to the fourth round having lost just nine games so far at the Australian Open.

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Jan 18, 2019

Serena into Australian 4th Rd; dropped 9 total games so far
Serena Williams played clean and powerful tennis to overwhelm 18-year-old Dayana Yastremska of Ukraine 6-2, 6-1 and reach the Australian Open's fourth round

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Jan 18, 2019

Barry Trotz is honored, and then his Islanders knock Capitals out of first
Washington's former coach receives a video tribute in the first period before New York scores twice in the third, handing Caps their fourth straight loss.

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Jan 18, 2019

‘I love big moments': Canin Reynolds drains deep three-pointer to push Landon boys' basketball past Georgetown Prep
The No. 11 Bears improved to 14-2 in a key IAC game.

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Jan 18, 2019

Barry Trotz's D.C. return is all heart, which sums up his four years as Caps coach
His departure from Washington was awkward, to be sure. But Trotz's return with the Islanders was full of warmth and love from an appreciative crowd.

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Jan 18, 2019

Girls basketball: Denai Bowman ‘really chill' in leading Gwynn Park over Oxon Hill
The senior guard scored 15 points in the fourth quarter to help the Yellowjackets avenge an ugly loss from last season.

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Jan 18, 2019

D.C. United reaches deal with Maryland star Donovan Pines
Central defender left the NCAA champions one year early to sign a homegrown contract.

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Jan 18, 2019

Larry Fitzgerald went golfing with Barack Obama and hit a hole-in-one
On the "majestic" course at Seminole Golf Club in Juno Beach, Fla., Fitzgerald tallies another highlight-reel moment.

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Jan 18, 2019

UFC's Dana White defends Greg Hardy's place in Fight Night 143: ‘He's paid his dues'
ESPN's Ariel Helwani called UFC "tone-deaf" for keeping Hardy on the same card as alleged domestic assault victim Rachel Ostovich.

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Jan 18, 2019

Amanda Anisimova barely has a driver's license. She's the Australian Open's biggest surprise.
Anisimova upset two seeded players and became the youngest American woman in the open's fourth round since Jennifer Capriati in 1993.

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Jan 18, 2019

Jay Wright knew Villanova basketball wouldn't cruise this season, but he's enjoying some of the bumps
"At this stage of my career, doing something that feels different is healthy," said the coach of the defending national champion, which has its least experienced roster in recent years.

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Jan 18, 2019

Jay Wright knew Villanova wouldn't cruise this season, but he's enjoying some of the bumps
"At this stage of my career, doing something that feels different is healthy," said the coach of the defending national champion, which has its least experienced roster in recent years.

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Jan 18, 2019

The Beal bounce-back: Wizards guard again shows fourth quarter mettle in win over Knicks
Bradley Beal knows how to finish strong, even after three poor quarters. He ranks within the top 10 of all NBA players in fourth-quarter scoring.

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Jan 18, 2019

Jesse Jackson says Trump serving fast food to Clemson football team was ‘disgraceful'
"The national champions deserved better," Jackson told the Greenville News.

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Jan 18, 2019

Jayson Werth weighs in on ‘the little furry creature' Bryce Harper's free agency
The retired Werth has no idea where his former Nationals teammate will sign, but he says he'll "be in the woods or something" when it happens.

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Jan 18, 2019

Tre Jones injury dampens Duke-Virginia matchup, but Blue Devils play the long game
Getting the point guard back healthy to set up the Blue Devils' offense and spur their defense is far more important than a single January contest, even if it is a big one.

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Jan 18, 2019

Matt Hasselbeck says a playoff contender called him about playing in 2018
The 43-year-old former quarterback hasn't taken a snap since the 2015 season.

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Jan 18, 2019

With eye ‘back to normal,' Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby to start vs. New York Islanders
The Patriots' glaring vulnerability during the dominant run of Coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady is their 3-4 record in road postseason games entering Sunday's AFC title game at Kansas City.

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Jan 18, 2019

It's the same Virginia basketball team heading into Duke showdown — only better
The Cavaliers are surging in just about every category, not just their signature defense. Virginia Tech Coach Buzz Williams put it simply: "They're doing more than they've done in the past."

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Jan 18, 2019

After going viral, Jets Coach Adam Gase says TV and the internet are ‘pollution of the brain'
The 40-year-old says Twitter, Instagram and television are irrelevant to him.

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Jan 18, 2019

Frances Tiafoe channels LeBron James with his celebrations at Australian Open
The Maryland native imitated the Lakers star's 'Silencer' celebration on Friday after advancing to the fourth round of a Grand Slam for the first time.

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Jan 18, 2019

All of 17, Anisimova of US scores upset at Australian Open
All of 17, Amanda Anisimova is making quite the impression at Australian Open

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Jan 18, 2019

Maryland pulls away late, beats Ohio State for seventh straight win
No. 19 Terrapins stifle the reeling Buckeyes, 75-61, to improve to 7-1 in the Big Ten.

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Jan 18, 2019

Would a slow NBA trade deadline hint at summer fireworks?
The NBA trade deadline is shaping up to be quieter than usual, as many contenders have already played their cards and numerous stars could be eyeing high-profile moves this summer.

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Jan 18, 2019

For all of their greatness, the Patriots haven't won a road playoff game since 2007
The Patriots' glaring vulnerability during the dominant run of Coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady is their 3-4 record in road postseason games entering Sunday's AFC title game at Kansas City.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 18, 2019

Blackhawks are paying a steep price for championship run
A lack of depth and production on both sides of the ice has caused Chicago to languish at the bottom of the standings.

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Jan 18, 2019

In tragedies' wake, Andy Reid and the Chiefs found success through second chances
A coach whose family has experienced demons has Kansas City is one win from its first Super Bowl, thanks in part to gambles on players with checkered pasts.

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Jan 18, 2019

17-year-old from Jersey, Anisimova, wins at Australian Open
All of 17, never the winner of a Grand Slam match until this week, Amanda Anisimova is making quite a first impression at the Australian Open

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Jan 18, 2019

17-year-old American Anisimova impresses at Australian Open
All of 17, never the winner of a Grand Slam match until this week, Amanda Anisimova is making quite a first impression at the Australian Open

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Jan 18, 2019

TV and radio listings: January 18
Your daily guide to the world of sports on television and radio.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 17, 2019

Federer marks 100th match on Rod Laver Arena with 3-set win
After beating 21-year-old American Taylor Fritz 6-2, 7-5, 6-2 on Friday in his 100th match on Rod Laver Arena, and reaching the Round of 16 at a Grand Slam tournament for the 63rd time, he raised his racket to the crowd

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Jan 17, 2019

Roger Federer marks 100th match on center court in Melbourne with easy win
Federer ousted 21-year-old American Taylor Fritz 6-2, 7-5, 6-2 on Friday in his 100th match on center court at the Australian Open and reached the Round of 16 at a Grand Slam tournament for the 63rd time.

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Jan 17, 2019

Gregg Popovich non-committal regarding future as coach of the Spurs
After 22 years coaching on San Antonio, one of the greatest ever may be getting ready to hang it up.

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Jan 17, 2019

Phil Mickelson shoots 12-under 60 at La Quinta in 2019 debut
Phil Mickelson shot a 12-under 60 in the Desert Classic in his 2019 debut

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Jan 17, 2019

Sharapova vs Wozniacki in key 3rd-round match at Aussie Open
Caroline Wozniacki will have her most daunting challenge in defense of her Australian Open women's singles title when she takes on five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova in the third round at Melbourne Park

Washington Post Sports
Jan 17, 2019

The Rams' Todd Gurley has become the ideal modern NFL running back. His response? Shrug.
The versatile back is the centerpiece of L.A.'s offense, and the key to its Super Bowl hopes.

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Jan 17, 2019

‘My heart hurts': Enes Kanter was on CNN while his Knicks played in London
Kanter said he fears for his life if he leaves the United States.

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Jan 17, 2019

Eagles' Alshon Jeffery surprises second-graders who wrote him letters of support
A Pennsylvania girl's note to the Eagles wide receiver went viral, and so Jeffery showed up for some high-fives.

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Jan 17, 2019

It's been a whole new Maryland basketball season since the Terps' toughest loss
Since a painful loss to Seton Hall on Dec. 22, the youthful Terps have shown moxie and ascended the Big Ten standings during a six-game win streak .

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Jan 17, 2019

Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby says eye injury ‘didn't clear up as quick as we were expecting'
It's unclear if Holtby will start against the New York Islanders on Friday night, and Washington is considering recalling another goaltender.

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Jan 17, 2019

Lingonberry sauce, dog toys and alcohol: Caps' gift basket auction has it all
Almost all of the items in the auction, which ends after the second intermission on Friday, are autographed.

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Jan 17, 2019

Bob Costas and NBC officially end their unforgettable 40-year partnership
As a roughly 40-year relationship ends, the broadcaster contemplates what comes next.

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Jan 17, 2019

Professional bull rider, ‘a cowboy's cowboy,' dies after being stomped during competition
Mason Lowe, 25, was the 18th ranked bull rider in the world.

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Jan 17, 2019

Baseball is a safer route than football, but it's not the right choice for Kyler Murray
It's not about NFL vs. MLB. It's about the Heisman winner's future and the answer is clear.

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Jan 17, 2019

The British version of Spygate is much funnier than the U.S. version
Imagine if Bill Belichick admitted everything and then showed how he did it. That's what's happening in English soccer.

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Jan 17, 2019

Which matchup does CBS want in the Super Bowl? It matters less than you might think.
The NFL has two mouthwatering matchups for its conference championship games. What does it mean for the networks broadcasting the games?

Washington Post Sports
Jan 17, 2019

Which teams does CBS want in the Super Bowl? It matters less than you might think.
The NFL has two mouthwatering matchups for its conference championship games. What does it mean for the networks broadcasting the games?

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Jan 17, 2019

Yes, the Rams' C.J. Anderson is a little heavier. It's that ‘man pregnancy weight.'
The running back's baby daughter is due in April.

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Jan 17, 2019

NFL playoffs ATS picks: Chiefs, Saints, overs are the smart plays
Don't let the cold weather convince you to take the under in the AFC title tilt.

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Jan 17, 2019

No, DeMarcus Cousins, the Warriors probably aren't ‘the most hated team in sports'
The Patriots, Cowboys and Yankees would like a word.

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Jan 17, 2019

‘It takes just one star': Will DeMarcus Cousins fuel an NBA trend of rehabbing in the G League?
"It wasn't like our team is a bunch of high school kids in awe": Inside the four-time NBA all-star's stint in the G League, and why more players will probably follow suit.

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Jan 17, 2019

20 stats to know ahead of the NFL's conference championship games
Tyreek Hill's deep-ball success, the Rams' play-action game, New England's run-blocking, and more.

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Jan 17, 2019

Gladys Knight will sing the national anthem at Super Bowl LIII
And with that, the annual speculation about the length of the anthem begins.

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Jan 17, 2019

D.C. United close to acquiring Boca Juniors defender Leonardo Jara
Argentine would arrive in MLS on loan and fill a crucial need at right back.

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Jan 17, 2019

Halep edges American in Australia; Venus next; Serena wins
Top-seeded Simona Halep was pushed to the brink at the Australian Open again but came through with a victory by taking the last four games against 20-year-old American Sofia Kenin

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Jan 17, 2019

Wizards top Knicks on late goaltending call, leaving London crowd enthralled, baffled
Teams deliver a thriller at the 02 Arena, but Thomas Bryant's late basket is the difference in a 101-100 Washington win.

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Jan 17, 2019

Where things stand with D.C. United's roster, position by position
With several slots to fill in the coming weeks, the MLS club will open training camp Monday.

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Jan 17, 2019

Barry Trotz returns to scene of the sublime, and Alex Ovechkin is happy to see him
"Even though we had our moments, I would say that in some ways, maybe we became friends because we worked together," Trotz said of Ovechkin. "He felt like family to me."

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Jan 17, 2019

Halep edges young American at Australian Open; Venus next
Top-seeded Simona Halep was pushed to the brink at the Australian Open again but came through with a victory by taking the last four games against 20-year-old American Sofia Kenin

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Jan 17, 2019

To the NCAA, athletes can't be paid but they can be held to contractual obligations
Restricting players transfers clearly demonstrates players' status as indentured servants.

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Jan 17, 2019

Ted Leonsis: Wizards ‘will never, ever tank'
Washington owner says the team's goal for this season remains to make the playoffs and advance past the first round.

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Jan 17, 2019

Raonic edges Wawrinka in 4 tiebreakers at Australian Open
2014 champion Stan Wawrinka kept coming close to winning tiebreakers but Milos Raonic kept managing to come out ahead on his way to a four-set victory in the Australian Open's second round

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Jan 17, 2019

Nishikori pushed to 5 by a vintage Karlovic in Australia
Kei Nishikori could joke about it later, saying he faced more aces in one match from Ivo Karlovic than he himself would serve in a year

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Jan 17, 2019

TV and radio listings: January 17
Your daily guide to the world of sports on television and radio.

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Jan 16, 2019

Kei Nishikori pushed to five sets by a vintage Ivo Karlovic in Australia
Nishikori could joke about it later, saying he faced more aces in one match from 39-year-old Ivo Karlovic than he himself would serve in a year.

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Jan 16, 2019

Cedar Run boys' basketball: Patriot runs past Osbourn in second half
Backcourt tandem of Devon Parrish (25 points) and Hagen Vandiver (16) power Pioneers to 57-47 win.

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Jan 16, 2019

At Montgomery Country track meet, Northwood pair dazzle in a blistering boys' 1,600
Paint Branch rolls to the boys' team title while Northwest captures the girls' championship.

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Jan 16, 2019

Antonio Brown is feuding with Bruce Arians, Emmanuel Sanders — and everyone in his mentions
Amid an ongoing spat with the Steelers, the wide receiver has more disagreements afoot.

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Jan 16, 2019

Scottie Montgomery joins Maryland football staff as offensive coordinator
The former head coach at East Carolina, along with Penn offensive coordinator John Reagan, are the latest pieces to fall into place in what has been a deliberate process.

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Jan 16, 2019

At Maryland, Taylor Mikesell faces the freshman wall — and is shooting over it
The guard's grueling shooting routine worried her coach, but Mikesell is leading the Big Ten in three-point baskets. Fellow freshman Shakira Austin, meanwhile, has rebounded from what she called a "freshman lump."

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Jan 16, 2019

Onside kicks have become almost impossible to convert. Will the NFL make a change?
Kicking teams have recovered only four onside kicks this season, following rule changes made to improve player safety.

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Jan 16, 2019

Ice hockey top 10: The Washington Pride heads to Europe
Before the holiday break, the St. Mary's Ryken girls had their first game in team history. But for the Washington Pride, one of the premier girls' club teams in the Southeast, it was the first time ou...

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Jan 16, 2019

NBA London games easily sell out, but basketball just isn't Britain's cup of tea
Though it is the second-most played sport among 11- to-15-year-olds in Britain, basketball there is suffering due to lack of structure, poor government support and funding, and little to no national media exposure.

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Jan 16, 2019

The NBA easily sells out games in London, but basketball isn't big in Britain
Though it is the second-most played sport among 11- to-15-year-olds in Britain, basketball there is suffering due to lack of structure, poor government support and funding, and little to no national media exposure.

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Jan 16, 2019

Wrestling top 10: Model places third in annual Willigan Wrestling Tournament
Model had won the prestigious competition four times previously.

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Jan 16, 2019

Wrestling top 10: Model places third in Willigan Wrestling Tournament
Model had won the prestigious competition four times previously.

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Jan 16, 2019

Tiger Woods's 2019 season will kick off at Torrey Pines, where he's won eight times
You might say it's one of his favorite courses.

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Jan 16, 2019

Super Bowl LIII planners brace for shutdown problems at Atlanta airport
Of particular concern is getting a crowd out of the world's busiest airport on "Mass Exodus Monday," the day after the game.

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Jan 16, 2019

Redskins expected to keep Greg Manusky, after looking at other defensive coordinators
Washington has talked to several top defensive coordinators this offseason. In the end, it appears ready to keep Manusky for a third year.

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Jan 16, 2019

Jalen Hurts chooses Oklahoma over Maryland as his transfer from Alabama
Jalen Hurts visited Maryland's campus last week but decided to play for the Sooners next season.

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Jan 16, 2019

Amid disappointing downturn, Capitals still pointing to positives
"If you want to look at the last nine games, you're looking for the negatives," center Lars Eller said after Tuesday's 7-2 loss to Nashville. "You can choose to do that or you can look at the whole season as a whole. ... I'm just not going to put too much into tonight."

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Jan 16, 2019

A look at the 64 Bills
There are currently 64 players listed on the Bills' roster.

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Jan 16, 2019

Why Bradley Beal and the Wizards are flourishing without John Wall
Since Wall's last game on Dec. 26, Beal is averaging 29.3 points with 5.3 rebounds and 5.9 assists per game while playing almost 40 minutes per night.

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Jan 16, 2019

Turkish prosecutors reportedly seek arrest warrant for NBA player Enes Kanter
The Knicks center did not join his team on its London trip this week, citing fears of arrest or assassination.

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Jan 16, 2019

Ohio high school referees urge parents to ‘cool it' in attempt to stem shortage
Abuse from parents is often cited as a reason why the number of officials has been dropping.

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Jan 16, 2019

Next up for Trump, the Red Sox. They're tentatively set to visit the White House on Feb. 15.
What will be on the menu for the World Series champions?

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Jan 16, 2019

Dead headsets, paranoia, ‘chasing ghosts': What it's like to face Bill Belichick in playoffs
What advice do former Patriots opponents have for the Chiefs? "Expect the unexpected," because "they could do anything."

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Jan 16, 2019

Bryce Harper signing with the Cubs is ‘not going to happen,' says Joe Maddon
The Cubs manager all but ruled out Harper teaming up with his friend Kris Bryant in Chicago.

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Jan 16, 2019

‘You don't always have to win': This second grader still loves the Eagles' Alshon Jeffery
The Pennsylvania girl took a moment to write a letter to the disconsolate wide receiver.

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Jan 16, 2019

Panthers contemplating a 2019 season without Cam Newton
'If you told me he took a year off and could recover and be fully recovered and everything else, and that's what it took, an extra year, why wouldn't you do [that]?' owner David Tepper said.

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Jan 16, 2019

Serena Williams will deliver a message about women's power — during the Super Bowl
One of the world's greatest athletes will send the message during the biggest TV show of the year as she joins forces with Bumble, a women's dating and networking app, to encourage females to make the first move in all phases of life.

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Jan 16, 2019

Michigan State's president to resign after he said sexual abuse victims enjoyed the spotlight
The university's Board of Trustees plans to vote Thursday on whether to terminate interim president John Engler if he does not resign.

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Jan 16, 2019

Young Americans Frances Tiafoe, Taylor Fritz stun seeds at Australian Open
20-something Americans Frances Tiafoe and Taylor Fritz upset seeded players at the Australian Open to get to the third round in Melbourne for the first time

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Jan 16, 2019

The Raptors' defensive scheme could be a difference-maker in the playoffs
It might be the key to beating the Bucks.

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