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Villanova administers a beating — and a lesson — to Georgetown

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Top-ranked Wildcats show Hoyas how it’s done. Here’s hoping Patrick Ewing’s team was paying attention.

Scott Brooks vows changes after Wizards open five-game trip by getting blown out

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Hornets score 77 first-half points in 133-109 rout was packed with Washington’s defensive lapses.

NBA calls Chris Paul and James Harden 'peacemakers' as others get suspensions

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In the immediate aftermath of the contentious Rockets-Clippers game Monday, reports indicated that former Clipper Chris Paul led a group of Houston teammates, including James Harden, down a secret tunnel at Staples Center to enter the Los…

Don't freak out, Patriots fans: Tom Brady's injured throwing hand 'should be okay'

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Initial reports indicate the injury won't keep the Patriots quarterback out of the AFC championship game against the Jaguars, but Patriots fans would be forgiven for feeling a bit nervous.

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Wawrinka, Muguruza out in 2nd round, heat soars in Australia

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Stan Wawrinka left it as late as possible before deciding his knee might just be good enough to get him through the Australian Open.

George Washington puts clamps on George Mason

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Yuta Watanabe stifles red-hot Patriots guard Otis Livingston II as Colonials continue mastery of Patriots in all-time series with 80-68 win.

No. 10 T.C. Williams runs away from No. 5 Herndon in 67-48 win

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Trinity Palacio of the Titans leads all scorers with 20 points.

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A wing and a prayer: Nick Foles turned to higher power before returning to Eagles

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Quarterback came back to the team that drafted him — and now will face ex-teammate Case Keenum for the NFC title.

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Maryland basketball is running out of chances to impress for NCAA tournament

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After widely criticized late-game execution led to a painful loss at Michigan, the Terps need to start winning and quickly.

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Kirk Cousins as Antonio Canova, and other D.C. stars’ museum doppelgängers

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So, which famous work of art do you most resemble? Thanks to the Google Arts & Culture app, the answer is only a few taps away. The app’s face-matching feature, which uses machine learning to compare user-submitted selfies to portraits…

The Capitals will be well-rested against the Devils Thursday. That might be a problem.

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Washington has had trouble starting quick after long layoffs. They have an opportunity to change that Thursday in Newark.

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The setting looks like a pro sporting event. But the competition is a team-based video game.

The audience for eSports has surged in recent years and major investors have followed, including owners of traditional sports franchises seeking to reach a young audience.

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Hurricane Harvey destroyed their school. Now they share a building with their rival.

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Kingwood, the last high school in greater Houston area to remain closed, splits a schoolday with nearby Summer Creek. But in sports, they’re still competitors.

NFL asks reporters to specify their race for Super Bowl press passes

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Journalists for years have been asked to provide either a Social Security or passport number and a photo for FBI security checks for the game, but have not been asked to specify their race.

It's easy for Braden Holtby to rack up wins with the Capitals. It's also extremely hard.

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Holtby is enjoying the most even-strength goal support he has ever got from the team since Barry Trotz took over behind the bench.

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For game at Naval Academy, the Caps will blare the blue instead of rock the red

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The Washington Capitals on Wednesday unveiled the jerseys and pants they will wear for their NHL Stadium Series outdoor game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on March 3. In a nod to the U.S. Navy,…

Firing Mike Tomlin would be the stupidest panic move the Steelers could make

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Instead, they're letting Todd Haley go after a playoff loss to the Jaguars that wasn't a sterling addition to Tomlin's resume.

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Walt Bell leaving Terps to become offensive coordinator at FSU

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Maryland offensive coordinator Walt Bell is expected to be hired in that same role at Florida State, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed on Wednesday. Bell, 32, who was one of Coach DJ Durkin’s first hires when he took over…

North and South Korea are planning an Olympic first with a joint women’s hockey team. But many in the South are not happy.

The announcement — part of North-South outreach — brought backlash as too much of a concession.

Wednesday, Jan 17

Add Fox to the list of networks that reportedly want 'Thursday Night Football'

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NFL players don’t care for “Thursday Night Football” games, but the telecasts remain enormously lucrative for networks and now another has joined in the bidding to carry the games starting in September. 21st Century Fox has submitted a bid…

Kirk Cousins will still get top-tier money despite three nonelite QBs in NFL's final four

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Those three QBs will make about $9 million combined this season. And they'll be playing in Sunday's conference championship games. So is it a good idea for a team to pay Cousins $25 million per season or more?

Chrissy Teigen offers to pay McKayla Maroney’s fine if she speaks at Larry Nassar sentencing

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Update: In a statement, USA Gymnastics said that it “has not sought and will not seek any money from McKayla Maroney for her brave statements made in describing her victimization and abuse by Larry Nassar, nor for any victim impact…

Tuesday, Jan 16

AFC Championship Game run shouldn't earn Blake Bortles a long-term deal from Jaguars

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The Jaguars picked up Bortles's fifth-year option at the end of a poor 2016 campaign, but if they want him long-term, he'll need a new contract soon.

On payroll, plans and the rest of the Nationals' offseason

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With their signing of Howie Kendrick to a two-year deal Monday, the Washington Nationals solidified their bench. With their starting eight set, the back end of their bullpen stable, and a rebuilt veteran bench, they look nearly Opening Day…

Case Keenum, Nick Foles and Blake Bortles are still alive. Just like everyone expected.

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Of course this is the exact trio of quarterbacks predicted to join Tom Brady in Sunday's conference championship games.

Chris Paul led a raid on the Clippers' locker room and Twitter lost its mind

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Chris Paul's return to Staples Center was supposed to be memorable for what happened on the court. Instead, it will be for his attempt to infiltrate the Clippers locker room.

Monday, Jan 15

Otto Porter Jr. draws criticism after Wizards’ home loss to Bucks

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Porter finishes with eight points on eight shots, and John Wall and Scott Brooks say he needs to play more aggressively.

Don’t overlook Diggs’s brilliance for Williams’s error. Vikings fans won’t.

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A once-forgotten fifth-round draft pick from Maryland has joined the Vikings pantheon.

Reflecting on the Caps’ first half and looking ahead

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Who's the team MVP so far? What should Brian MacLellan do at the trade deadline? Our panelists offer their opinions.

Vikings outrun their tortured history, stun Saints with miraculous final play by Stefon Diggs

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Diggs, who played at the University of Maryland, scored on a 61-yard touchdown pass from Case Keenum as time expired. Minnesota will take on the Philadelphia Eagles next week for the NFC championship.

Sunday, Jan 14

In a Steeltown shootout, Jaguars outrace Steelers in stunning fashion

The Jaguars leapt to a 21-0 lead and the Steelers could never catch up. Jacksonville will travel to New England for the AFC championship game.

Tom Brady looks like he has nothing but time as Patriots roll past Titans

As controversy swirls around him, the 40-year-old quarterback plays like a man who isn’t going anywhere.

For reasons large and small, Patriots roll back into AFC title game

From the coin toss to the final gun, Bill Belichick, Tom Brady and Co. have all the answers in 35-14 win over Titans.

Nick Foles outplays Matt Ryan, and Eagles hold off Falcons to reach conference title game

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Philadelphia’s defense delivered on fourth-and-goal in the closing moments to secure a 15-10 win and knock the defending NFC champions out of the playoffs.

Saturday, Jan 13

Good night, Keith Jackson. And thanks.

The voice of the broadcaster, who died Friday night at 89, both shaped and transcended college football.

NFL playoffs: Vikings shock Saints on Stefon Diggs’s walk-off TD; Jaguars knock off Steelers in bonkers game

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The Patriots will face the Jaguars and Blake Bortles in the AFC championship game while the Eagles will get Case Keenum and the Vikings in the NFC title game.

Jay Beagle’s goal with 1.3 seconds left lifts Capitals over Hurricanes

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Washington enters five-day bye on a high note with unlikely 4-3 win on the road.