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Stan Van Gundy was told not to tank. The Pistons are headed for the lottery again anyway.


The Pistons are on track to miss the playoffs for the third time in four seasons since Van Gundy took over as coach and president of basketball operations.

With little to play for, the Hornets have gone completely bonkers


The Charlotte Hornets are six games out of an Eastern Conference playoff berth with nine games to play, and the chances of them overcoming that gap seem remote. Most NBA teams facing such bad postseason odds would simply play out the…


MLB tried to debunk 'juiced balls' theory amid historic home run spike. Pitchers remain skeptical.


As home runs have surged to historic heights over the past couple seasons, so have theories about “juiced” baseballs. And some players aren't buying the league's explanation.


Capitals are close to signing North Dakota winger Shane Gersich


If Gersich signs his entry-level deal as expected, it's believed he will immediately join Washington's roster and potentially make his NHL debut this season.

Dave Martinez batted the pitcher eighth against the Mets. Will it become a habit?


PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — The first time the Nationals’ No. 8 hitter came to bat against the Mets on Thursday night, he hit a ringing double off the left center field wall, a short-lived argument to be moved up in the order some time soon.…


Kings owner says team will try to 'bring everybody together' after protests delay game


"We’re going to work really hard to prevent this kind of tragedy from happening again,” said Vivek Ranadive, whose team played the Hawks in front of a nearly empty arena, following a police shooting in Sacramento.


Florida State gives Gonzaga big problems, pulls off the upset


The Seminoles’ size and athleticism bothered the higher-seeded Bulldogs from start to finish.


Bluegrass blue blood bounced as Kansas State ousts Kentucky


Ninth-seeded Wildcats knock off perennial March power to set up improbable meeting with Loyola Chicago in Elite Eight.

Braden Holtby 'day-to-day' with lower-body injury, so Capitals will exercise caution


Washington recalled goaltender Pheonix Copley, and he's expected to stay on the roster until at least Saturday morning.


Loyola Chicago's Sister Jean continues to steal the show at NCAA tournament


Loyola Chicago's team chaplain will be sticking around through the weekend after the Ramblers advanced to regional final.

Michigan lines up its threes to rout Texas A&M


Wolverines make 14 of 24 from beyond the arc to hammer the Aggies, 99-72, and advance to the Elite Eight.

Loyola Chicago, on a ‘Mission from God,’ advances to the Elite 8


The 11th-seeded Ramblers and their suddenly famous chaplain, Sister Jean Dolores-Schmidt, pulled off another upset, edging Nevada, 69-68, to continue their improbable run in the South Region.


Capitals’ Philipp Grubauer sparkles again with a 39-save shutout in Detroit


Brett Connolly finishes a 2-on-0 in the third period for the game’s lone tally as Washington keeps Metropolitan lead.


The Syracuse March Madness forecast: Cold, scoring in the 50s


The Orange has won three NCAA tournament games without scoring more than 60 points, thanks to a zone defense it sees as a thing of beauty.

Johnny Manziel shows off arm to 13 NFL teams in workout with college receivers


"I know I've rubbed people the wrong way,” Manziel said. " ... So for me, the key right now is to be consistent and to continue what I'm doing day in and day out."

Isaac Haas gets assist from Purdue engineering students, but he's still unlikely to play


Purdue's students race to build a new brace for the senior center, who is still hoping to play against Texas Tech on Friday.

Thursday, Mar 22


Nationals cut ties with chef Mike Isabella due to sexual harassment allegations


The Nationals parted ways with Mike Isabella in the wake of news that the celebrity chef and four of his business partners were named in a sexual harassment lawsuit filed Monday by a former top manager at his company, Mike Isabella…

Jalen Brunson vs. Jevon Carter is a classic Sweet 16 matchup with roots in junior high


The leader of Villanova’s high-powered offense and the head of West Virginia’s relentless defense were once AAU teammates in Illinois.


USWNT appears set for 2019 World Cup qualifiers in North Carolina and North Texas


The U.S. national soccer team’s road to the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France looks as if it will pass through central North Carolina and North Texas this fall. According to multiple people familiar with the situation, the group stage of…

Zlatan Ibrahimovic tweets image of himself arm-wrestling the devil to announce MLS move


Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the perpetually transferring soccer star with more league titles than absurd one-liners (it’s close), is moving yet again to a new team and league. After stints in Italy, Spain, France and England, the 36-year-old…


Social media Cinderellas: How March Madness upstarts win on Twitter


Zach Seidel, the director of multimedia communications at Maryland Baltimore County, asked the question on the minds of all of NCAA tournament Cinderellas: “Sup?” Because as bracket busters muscle their way through the crowd of 68, they…


Conflicting reports swirl about a Spurs players' meeting with Kawhi Leonard


Whatever is going on between Kawhi Leonard and the San Antonio Spurs, the situation is not improving and, with the end of the regular season approaching, his teammates decided to take matters into their own hands. The Spurs, led by Tony…

After ‘really good spring training,’ Nationals option Erick Fedde to minor league camp


WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Erick Fedde had little chance of cracking the Nationals’ Opening Day roster. That he would start the season in Class AAA Syracuse was almost a foregone conclusion, one the Nationals made official Thursday afternoon…

Tony Romo's PGA Tour debut started out okay but then went south on the back nine


Even par through 12 holes, the former Cowboys quarterback nearly plummets to last place in the Dominican Republic.

Long labeled 'injury prone,' playing all 82 games means something more to Bradley Beal


The Wizards have never needed Bradley Beal more than this season. He has responded with an iron man campaign.


Phil Chenier on his jersey retirement: ‘It’s going to be a surreal kind of moment’


Wes Unseld first met Phil Chenier in San Francisco on his way to the World University Games in Tokyo during the summer of 1967. Unseld was about to begin his senior year at Louisville; the following April, the Baltimore Bullets would make…


Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov to miss third straight game with "upper-body" injury


"He's real close," Coach Barry Trotz said. Kuznetsov has 21 goals and 50 assists this season.


Now is not a great time for football. Can the American Alliance of Football survive?


David Dixon tried it in 1982, Vince McMahon tried it in 2001 and now Charlie Ebersol will try it in 2019. Entertainment entrepreneurs have long been convinced professional football was a sport not just reserved for fall, and fans would…