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Jan 23, 2020

As NFL draft process gets underway, the Redskins own a valuable asset
With Cincinnati likely to use the first overall pick on Heisman winner Joe Burrow, Washington's No. 2 pick could become the subject of trade talks with other teams.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 23, 2020

Japan's Abe hopes a dash of Olympics magic will distract from scandals
Critics accuse the prime minister of attempting to use the Games for a political boost.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 23, 2020

Kyle Shanahan is the young mind behind the 49ers' old-school march to the Super Bowl
"Our coach is a genius": San Francisco players have unwavering faith in their play-caller.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 23, 2020

Len Dawson smoked his way through the first Super Bowl. The photos are priceless.
Patrick Mahomes paid tribute to the Chiefs legend by wearing a sweatshirt emblazoned with one of the iconic photos.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 23, 2020

Big East road woes continue for Georgetown, which falls at Xavier
Musketeers change up their lineup, and the Hoyas lose fourth straight on road in conference play.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 23, 2020

Bradley Beal plays like a boss, but Wizards' upset bid in Miami falls short in overtime
Before stalwart guard scored 38 points in 134-129 loss, John Wall played a game of 5-on-5 in a Miami hotel to signal next step in comeback from Achilles' injury.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 23, 2020

Silvio De Sousa suspended 12 games by Big 12 Conference after Kansas-Kansas State brawl
"Obviously, it's an embarrassment," Jayhawks Coach Bill Self said, promising punishment Wednesday.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 23, 2020

Zion Williamson's flashy debut will test whether he can capture football-mad New Orleans
In a town still basking in the afterglow of LSU's national title, the No. 1 overall pick delivers in his debut, scoring 15 straight points in the fourth quarter and finishing with 22.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 22, 2020

Zion Williamson is a national phenomenon. In football-crazy New Orleans, he's a ‘third wheel.'
In football-crazy New Orleans, the No. 1 overall pick's highly-anticipated debut will be obscured by the afterglow of LSU's perfect season.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 22, 2020

Remembering DeMatha's Morgan Wootten: ‘Nobody that impacted the game more'
Reaction from around the country pours in following the passing of a coaching legend.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 22, 2020

Snyder wants legalized gambling at a future Redskins stadium in Maryland
The team owner met with legislative leaders in Annapolis to push for a license.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 22, 2020

Zion Williamson is a national phenomenon. In New Orleans, he's a ‘third wheel.'
In football-crazy New Orleans, the No. 1 overall pick's highly-anticipated debut will be obscured by the afterglow of LSU's perfect season.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 22, 2020

Giants announce Eli Manning will retire after 16 seasons
Manning was a two-time Super Bowl MVP, with two memorable championship triumphs over the Patriots.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 22, 2020

The ‘Soto Shuffle' and a Nationals dance party make ‘MLB The Show 20'
Juan Soto's between-pitch routine gets the video game treatment.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 22, 2020

The selling of CTE: How the 'Concussion' doctor has built a career on distorted science
Bennet Omalu became famous after telling the world he had discovered CTE. His fellow brain doctors knew better.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 22, 2020

Nolan Arenado could turn tensions with the Rockies into a full-blown crisis
The Rockies say they no longer want to trade Arenado, but what if they soon have to?

Washington Post Sports
Jan 22, 2020

A teacher above all, Morgan Wootten leaves a legacy that extends generations
DeMatha coach influenced many students and players through a remarkable career.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 22, 2020

Bill Self called Kansas basketball fight an ‘embarrassment.' So that's what it took.
Ugly brawl is the latest ugly turn in college basketball's spiraling season.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 22, 2020

Daniel Snyder wants legalized gambling at a future Redskins stadium in Maryland
The Washington Redskins owner met with Maryland legislative leaders in Annapolis to push for a gambling license.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 22, 2020

Morgan Wootten's jaw dropping life and legacy, by the numbers
Wootten died Tuesday night at age 88.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 22, 2020

Morgan Wootten, former DeMatha Catholic High School basketball coach, dies at 88
During his 46 years at DeMatha Catholic in Hyattsville, Md., he brought his school national recognition and produced dozens of college and professional stars.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 22, 2020

In Japan, sumo is a man's game. Female wrestlers are pushing their way in.
The Tokyo Games won't include Japan's signature sport, but there are efforts to get sumo wrestling included in future Summer Games. Female wrestlers may hold the key.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 22, 2020

The selling of CTE: How the ‘Concussion' doctor has built a career on distorted science
Bennet Omalu became famous after telling the world he had discovered CTE. His fellow brain doctors knew better.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 22, 2020

Former DeMatha coach Morgan Wootten dies at 88
During his 46 years at DeMatha Catholic in Hyattsville, Md., he had the highest career winning percentage of any high school basketball coach in the country.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 22, 2020

Morgan Wootten, winningest high school basketball coach, dies at 88
During his 46 years at DeMatha Catholic in Hyattsville, Md., he had the highest career winning percentage of any high school basketball coach in the country.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 22, 2020

Coco Gauff sets up Australian Open showdown vs. Naomi Osaka
American teenager Coco Gauff has set up another showdown against Naomi Osaka in a Grand Slam tournament

Washington Post Sports
Jan 21, 2020

Champ Naomi Osaka, runner-up Petra Kvitova into 3rd round in Australia
Defending champion Naomi Osaka pulled it together in a swirling breeze on Margaret Court Arena to beat Zheng Saisai 6-2, 6-4 and advance to the third round of the Australian Open

Washington Post Sports
Jan 21, 2020

Jalen Smith's career night rallies No. 17 Maryland to a 77-66 win at Northwestern
The sophomore big man had 25 points, including 21 in the second half, to help the Terps climb out of a 14-point halftime hole.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 21, 2020

Former Redskins coach Jay Gruden agrees to be Jaguars' offensive coordinator
The former Redskins coach returns to the NFL after being fired by Washington in October.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 21, 2020

Derek Jeter falls one vote shy of becoming baseball's second unanimous Hall of Fame selection
Also elected to Cooperstown on Tuesday, in his 10th and final year on the writers' ballot, was slugger Larry Walker.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 21, 2020

Derek Jeter falls one vote shy of becoming second unanimous baseball Hall of Fame selection
Also elected to Cooperstown on Tuesday, in his 10th and final year on the writers' ballot, was slugger Larry Walker.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 21, 2020

In landing midfielder, D.C. United makes a trade and a statement: ‘We are going to go for it'
D.C. continued spending big to bolster a depleted attack, acquiring Atlanta standout Julian Gressel, who recorded 15 goals and 35 assists in his first three MLS seasons.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 21, 2020

How do you stop the No. 1 basketball prospect in the country? DeMatha has an answer.
With a big performance from big man Hunter Dickinson, the Stags took down Rancho Christian's Evan Mobley, ranked No. 1 in the Class of 2020.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 21, 2020

Joe Gibbs sold Ron Rivera on the Redskins and Dan Snyder. No one sells them harder.
Former coach remembers the glory days in ol' D.C. and remains convinced they could happen again.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 21, 2020

D.C. United lands standout midfielder Julian Gressel in trade with Atlanta
The German midfielder recorded 15 goals and 35 assists in his first three seasons for Atlanta United.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 21, 2020

After ex-NBA player videoed shirtless and in handcuffs, former teammates offer their help
Delonte West appeared shirtless and incoherent along the side of a road in suburban Maryland. The former NBA guard has long struggled with bipolar disorder.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 21, 2020

D.C. United lands star midfielder Julian Gressel in trade with Atlanta
The German midfielder recorded 15 goals and 35 assists in his first three seasons for Atlanta United.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 21, 2020

Raheem Mostert was cut by six NFL teams before finding the perfect fit in 49ers
The surprise star of San Francisco's NFC championship victory considered giving up football before finally getting his opportunity with the Niners.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 21, 2020

Instead of onside kicks, NFL will test out its fourth-and-15 play at the Pro Bowl
A team can opt to try to convert a fourth-and-15 play to retain possession of the ball, as the Broncos proposed last offseason for all games.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 21, 2020

Delonte West video sparks show of support from former teammates, coaches
Former NBA star appeared shirtless and incoherent along the side of a road in suburban Maryland.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 21, 2020

Evgeny Kuznetsov takes on Capitals' new esports pro, gets smacked in NHL 20
The Russian forward, one of the team's biggest gamers, joined "JohnWayne" Casagranda for an NHL 20 showdown on Twitch.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 21, 2020

The WNBA's new labor deal was hailed as a landmark. Here's what it means to one player.
For Layshia Clarendon, the benefits extend from big (greater financial freedom and more options for career and family planning) to small (a little more legroom on plane rides).

Washington Post Sports
Jan 21, 2020

Virginia's stellar defense falters at the worst possible time against N.C. State
The Cavaliers rally from an 11-point deficit only to allow three consecutive buckets down the stretch in a 53-51 loss.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 21, 2020

Donna Vekic ousts Maria Sharapova at Australian Open
Maria Sharapova hasn't won a tournament since 2017 and now she's on a run of three first-round exits at the majors

Washington Post Sports
Jan 20, 2020

Injury-affected Johanna Konta makes early Australian Open exit
Johanna Konta wasn't sure even as she celebrated Christmas if she'd make the trip to Australia for the year's first Grand Slam tournament because of a knee injury

Washington Post Sports
Jan 20, 2020

Cheating ruins everything about sports. The Astros got what they deserved.
In hammering Houston and its officials, MLB sends the right message about what matters.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 20, 2020

Taylor Mikesell, Shakira Austin turn back the clock to help Maryland beat Indiana
The sophomores have struggled at times to duplicate the success they had as freshman, but they led the Terps to a dominant win over the Hoosiers.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 20, 2020

Simone Biles calls USA Gymnastics interim training base ‘a good start' on road to Tokyo Olympics
Biles was the force behind USA Gymnastics cutting ties with the Karolyi Ranch two years ago. She and fellow gymnasts got a first look Monday at the facility that will replace it.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 20, 2020

Bradley Beal reaches another milestone, and the Wizards clamp down to beat the Pistons
Beal passes Wes Unseld for fourth on the franchise scoring list, but Washington's defense is the difference against Detroit.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 20, 2020

Four big takeaways from the conference championship games
Andy Reid has his best shot yet at winning a Super Bowl, while the 49ers' defense is scary good.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 20, 2020

For Chiefs owner Clark Hunt and his family, this Super Bowl trip was 50 years in the making
The Hunt family has a deep history with the Super Bowl, and Patrick Mahomes and Andy Reid finally ended Kansas City's drought.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 20, 2020

Rob Lowe looked like a ref. Brad Pitt, Paul Rudd and Eric Stonestreet were the ultimate fans.
The three Chiefs fans partied like it's 1970.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 20, 2020

Redskins' Reuben Foster suffered nerve damage, just recently regained feeling in his foot
Foster's agent told NFL Network that the linebacker suffered long-lasting damage after tearing ligaments in his left knee back in May.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 20, 2020

Rob Lowe looked like a ref. Brad Pitt, Paul Rudd, Eric Stonestreet were the ultimate fans.
The three Chiefs fans partied like it's 1970.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 20, 2020

Terps freshman Donta Scott shines on defense, and now his offense is heating up
The 19-year-old finished with 13 points, six rebounds, a block and no turnovers in this past weekend's win over Purdue.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 20, 2020

What you need to know about Super Bowl LIV
The Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers will play for the NFL championship Feb. 2. Here's what you need to know.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 20, 2020

As MLS labor talks continue, D.C. United opens training camp
Collective bargaining agreement expires Jan. 31.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 20, 2020

Four big takeaways from the NFL's conference championship games
Andy Reid has his best shot yet at winning a Super Bowl, while the 49ers' defense is scary good.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 20, 2020

Raheem Mostert's path to stardom included a lot more sharks than the usual NFL journey
The fifth-year running back, who trampled the Packers for 220 yards in the NFC championship game, was an avid surfer as a teenager, then bounced around six NFL teams in two years before finding a home with San Francisco.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 20, 2020

‘My mission was to win': Coco Gauff tops Venus Williams at Australian Open
Gauff, 15, now owns two Grand Slam victories over the 39-year-old Williams.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 20, 2020

Happy families: Naomi Osaka, Serena Williams win openers in Australia
Naomi Osaka won the tournament's opening match for her dad at the Australian Open

Washington Post Sports
Jan 19, 2020

Patrick Mahomes had too much arm and too much heart to be denied a Super Bowl berth again
Given a second chance in the AFC championship game, the Chiefs' quarterback refused to let another opportunity slip away.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 19, 2020

49ers earn trip to Super Bowl after dominating the Packers in NFC championship game
San Francisco's running game was nearly unstoppable, while the defense stifled Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay offense.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 19, 2020

The 49ers are the NFL's biggest bully, and even Aaron Rodgers couldn't stand up to them
San Francisco battered Green Bay in the NFC championship game, leaving Rodgers to confront a harsh new reality.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 19, 2020

49ers hold big lead over Packers in second half of NFC championship game
A Super Bowl berth is on the line in Sunday's NFC championship game. Follow along for live updates.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 19, 2020

Patrick Mahomes leads Chiefs to Super Bowl with AFC championship win over Titans
Kansas City's star quarterback threw for three touchdowns and added a dazzling touchdown run at the end of the first half.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 19, 2020

Aaron Rodgers and the Packers visit 49ers with a Super Bowl berth at stake
Either Green Bay or San Francisco will be the NFC's Super Bowl representative. Follow along for live updates from the NFC championship game.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 19, 2020

Chiefs earn Super Bowl berth with AFC championship win over Titans
Kansas City will face the winner of Sunday's NFC championship game between the 49ers and Packers.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 19, 2020

Chiefs lead Titans early in second half of AFC championship game
Either Kansas City or Tennessee will be the AFC's Super Bowl representative. Follow along for live updates from the AFC championship game.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 19, 2020

D.C. United adding safe-standing areas to Audi Field
Without seats in the way, fans not only are able to stand freely throughout the 90 minutes, they have the flexibility to move in unison, shoulder to shoulder.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 19, 2020

Capitals enter bye week riding high, ready for postseason push
The Capitals have 71 points and have won three straight.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 19, 2020

Packers and 49ers set to face off with Super Bowl berth on the line: What you need to know
This is the teams' eighth postseason meeting in the past 25 years, three more than any other rivalry.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 18, 2020

Terps start fast on offense, then their defense finishes off Purdue
For a change, Maryland starts fast and takes a 16-point lead into halftime before going cold over the next 20 minutes and needing its defense to seal the game, holding Purdue scoreless over the final 3:52.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 18, 2020

The Australian Open women's bracket is overcrowded with contenders
Beneath the overriding issue of air quality in a country ravaged by wildfires, Serena Williams leads a parity-packed field in her quest to make Grand Slam history.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 18, 2020

Alex Ovechkin, steaming up the NHL career goals list, leads Caps to wild win
Captain's second straight hat trick in 6-4 comeback victory over the Islanders gave him 692 goals for his career, tying him with Steve Yzerman for ninth all-time.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 18, 2020

Who's in? Who's out? Sorting through the trickiest NBA all-star questions.
With the NBA set to announce the 2020 all-star rosters later this month, here's a look at who deserves to make the cut.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 18, 2020

Who's up and who's down in Big Ten basketball? Depends on the day.
The crowded, unpredictable race for the conference title might be the prime example of a college basketball season in which no team nationally has separated from the pack.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 18, 2020

Five college hoops powers who are crashing, and five potential March Madness party crashers
Some NCAA tournament regulars appear to be in trouble, while other teams long absent from the bracket harbor realistic hopes for inclusion.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 17, 2020

North of the border, Wizards' defense (and offense) heads south
Defending champion Raptors start fast and are never threatened in 140-111 rout.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 17, 2020

Dave Martinez on rookie Carter Kieboom as Nats' third baseman: ‘He can do the job'
The Nationals manager addressed the few unresolved questions of the offseason, like what will happen at third base and who will platoon at first with Eric Thames.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 17, 2020

Alex Ovechkin is nearing 700 goals. The Capitals are prepping the celebration.
Ovechkin is 11 goals away from hitting the 700-goal mark.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 17, 2020

MLB pitchers cheat, too. They use pine tar instead of trash cans.
Pitchers have been breaking baseball's rules in plain sight for decades.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 17, 2020

U.S. women's soccer has named its Olympic qualifying roster. Here are the main takeaways.
Vlatko Andonovski's first big decision as coach of the best women's soccer team on the planet underscored a jarring setback for Mallory Pugh as well as the rise of another young player, Andi Sullivan.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 17, 2020

Trump drags LSU football team into impeachment fervor during White House visit
The Tigers are spending the weekend taking a victory tour of Washington, D.C.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 17, 2020

College basketball's rules are broken. Here's how to start fixing them.
Some of the game's best plays don't count, and it's not the referees' fault.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 17, 2020

Alex Ovechkin to serve All-Star Game suspension in Capitals' first game after break
Ovechkin and the team chose for him to play Saturday against the New York Islanders, Washington's last game before the break.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 17, 2020

Giannis Antetokounmpo's Bucks are the NBA's best team — and its most misunderstood
They have played so well and so consistently for three straight months that much of the conventional wisdom about them needs to be revisited.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 17, 2020

Who is George Kittle? A self-made star who leads 49ers with both brutality and bliss.
The star tight end is both a prolific pass-catcher and a devastating blocker, one of the driving forces of the 49ers' run to Sunday's NFC championship.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 17, 2020

You might be able to tackle Derrick Henry. But you're not going to like it.
Running back has the Titans one win away from the Super Bowl one punishing yard at a time.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 17, 2020

Maryland women are right at home, pull away from Nebraska
Kaila Charles scores 23 and Ashley Owusu adds 16 as Terrapins roll, 87-69.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 16, 2020

Alex Ovechkin's dazzling hat trick sparks Capitals past Devils
Captain lights lamp twice from his spot near left faceoff circle, then adds a third by finishing a slick pass from Tom Wilson in 5-2 win.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 16, 2020

Australian Open plans to play on despite hazardous air and bush fire haze
The organizers of the Australian Open vow to start on schedule, despite unprecedented air-quality concerns amid raging bush fires.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 16, 2020

Carlos Beltrán out as Mets manager amid MLB sign-stealing scandal
Beltrán, who played for the 2017 Astros and was named manager of the Mets in November, becomes the latest domino to fall in the wake of the MLB report.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 16, 2020

An NBA player went pescatarian and became one of the league's best shooters
"I'm quicker, faster than everybody else in my position," Wizards sharpshooter Davis Bertans said. "I've heard defenders complain to me in the game, ‘Can you stop for a second?' "

Washington Post Sports
Jan 16, 2020

The NFL's analytics movement has finally reached the sport's mainstream
Even the league's most old-school traditionalists have begun to pay attention, and it's having an impact on how the game is played.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 16, 2020

‘Baseball Brit' is going back on the road to try to save minor league baseball
"Baseball Brit" Joey Mellows and "Pitching Ninja" Rob Friedman are set to launch the podcast "Long Toss" as Mellows returns for another year of travel and baseball research.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 16, 2020

Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom are among the greatest duos in D.C. sports history
The Stanley Cup-winning Capitals tandem has played together since Backstrom broke into the league in 2007.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 16, 2020

Carlos Beltrán let go as Mets manager amid MLB sign-stealing scandal
Beltrán, who played for the 2017 Astros and was named manager of the Mets in November, becomes the latest domino to fall in the wake of the MLB report.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 16, 2020

Coco Gauff and Venus Williams will meet again in Australian Open first round
Gauff, the teenager whose upset of Williams last year at Wimbledon propelled her to stardom, and Williams populate a star-studded quarter of the draw that also includes Serena Williams.

Washington Post Sports
Jan 16, 2020

NFL picks against the spread for the conference championship games
Since 1990, home favorites giving seven or more points in this round are just 10-14 against the point spread.

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