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Bulls win 5th in a row, beat Wizards

Bulls win 5th in a row, beat Wizards

WASHINGTON | D.J. Augustin scored 25 points Saturday night, Joakim Noah had 21 points and 12 rebounds, and the Bulls turned a possible first-round playoff preview into a laugher, never trailing in a 96-78 win over the Washington Wizards

April 05, 2014 8:45 pm
Face of hockey, Ovechkin faces pressure in Sochi

Face of hockey, Ovechkin faces pressure in Sochi

ARLINGTON, Va. | There's been an open season on Russia leading up to the Sochi Games, and that clearly strikes a nerve with Alex Ovechkin.

January 14, 2014 6:30 pm
Redskins outscore Bears, backup QB McCown

Redskins outscore Bears, backup QB McCown

LANDOVER, Md. | Still far from being a good team, the Washington Redskins are at least a successful team for a change.

October 20, 2013 6:11 pm Photos

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Bears' Hester faces the not-so-special Redskins

WASHINGTON | Devin Hester against a team doing some serious special teams soul-searching.

October 18, 2013 11:01 pm

'Redskins' takes a beating at symposium on mascots

WASHINGTON | As a Native American, former Colorado Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell lists four nicknames he finds offensive: savage, squaw, buck and redskin.

February 07, 2013 6:15 pm
Doctor optimistic after Redskins' RG3 knee surgery

Doctor optimistic after Redskins' RG3 knee surgery

WASHINGTON | If Adrian Peterson can do it, maybe Robert Griffin III can, too.

January 09, 2013 4:41 pm
RG3 hurt, Seattle tops Redskins 24-14 in playoffs

RG3 hurt, Seattle tops Redskins 24-14 in playoffs

LANDOVER, Md. | Russell Wilson raced ahead to throw the final block on Marshawn Lynch's go-ahead touchdown run, and the Seattle Seahawks finally had a victorious road show.

January 06, 2013 8:30 pm
Redskins, RG 3 not ready for season to end vs. Seahawks

Redskins, RG 3 not ready for season to end vs. Seahawks

ASHBURN, Va. | Robert Griffin III crashed Mike Shanahan's news conference, slipping in the back door to take an aisle seat in the Washington Redskins auditorium. Soon, the franchise quarterback had a microphone in his right hand, ready to ask the next question.

January 02, 2013 8:17 pm
San Jose State tops Bowling Green in Military Bowl

San Jose State tops Bowling Green in Military Bowl

WASHINGTON | So what if San Jose State lost its coach before the Military Bowl. David Fales was still the quarterback, and that was plenty.

December 27, 2012 5:32 pm Photos

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San Jose St faces Bowling Green in Military Bowl

WASHINGTON | Maybe they should call it the Transition Bowl.

December 26, 2012 6:45 pm
No. 2 has the edge in preseason matchup of top NFL rookies

No. 2 has the edge in preseason matchup of top NFL rookies

LANDOVER, Md. | Andrew Luck stepped up in the pocket to avoid the rush, then put a deep ball down the left side into the arms of fellow rookie T.Y. Hilton for a 31-yard touchdown, wrapping up an 80-yard drive.

August 25, 2012 10:00 pm

U.S. tops Japan to take Olympic women's soccer gold

WEMBLEY, England | Abby Wambach didn't put on her "Greatness Has Been Found" T-shirt right away. She instead strayed from her teammates and knelt alone at midfield — and cried into a U.S. flag.

August 09, 2012 6:30 pm
United States rallies to beat France in Olympic women's soccer opener

United States rallies to beat France in Olympic women's soccer opener

GLASGOW, Scotland | An early start to the Olympics turned into an early deficit for the U.S. women's soccer team, which gave up two quick goals before unleashing an attack the rest of the world will find hard to stop.

July 25, 2012 1:45 pm
Clemens acquitted on all charges

Clemens acquitted on all charges

WASHINGTON | Former baseball star Roger Clemens was acquitted Monday on all charges that he obstructed and lied to Congress when he denied using performance-enhancing drugs as a fast-balling pitcher.

June 18, 2012 4:15 pm
Dealer describes HGH shipment to Clemens house

Dealer describes HGH shipment to Clemens house

WASHINGTON | Scolded by the judge for putting on a slow and "boring" trial, prosecutors in the Roger Clemens case livened things up by introducing a convicted drug dealer who talked way too fast.

May 08, 2012 5:00 pm

'60 Minutes' clip of Clemens inadmissible

WASHINGTON | A short clip from Mike Wallace's "60 Minutes" interview with Roger Clemens in 2008 provided just enough ambiguity for the judge to rule it out, hurting the government's hopes of proving one piece of its case against the 11-time All-Star pitcher.

May 07, 2012 10:00 pm
Pacers shoot 58 percent, beat Wizards

Pacers shoot 58 percent, beat Wizards

WASHINGTON | Danny Granger walked to his locker singing "Nightshift" by the Commodores.

April 04, 2012 9:45 pm

Gabby Abby Wambach takes role as on U.S. co-captain

Abby Wambach, as usual, would not stop talking. On and on she went. To the point that her coach — her brand new coach, mind you — couldn't take it any longer.

February 23, 2012 1:05 pm
Nats get another 1-run win, beat Cubs again

Nats get another 1-run win, beat Cubs again

WASHINGTON | Wilson Ramos decided a game of two-run homers with a suicide squeeze, driving in Michael Morse in the seventh inning to lift the Washington Nationals to a 5-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday night.

July 06, 2011 10:00 pm Photos

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Baker's wild error helps Nationals top Cubs

Baker's wild error helps Nationals top Cubs

WASHINGTON | It's almost supernatural the way things have been happening when the Washington Nationals are on the field.

July 05, 2011 10:30 pm
Werth scores on wild pitch in 10th as Nationals top Cubs

Werth scores on wild pitch in 10th as Nationals top Cubs

WASHINGTON | Here's how the 10th inning went for the Cubs: They issued a leadoff walk, lost a pitcher to an injury, lost track of a baserunner and threw a wild pitch to let in the winning run.

July 04, 2011 6:00 pm
Bulls-Wizards game, 6 p.m.

Bulls-Wizards game, 6 p.m.

WASHINGTON | Luol Deng and Derrick Rose scored 21 points apiece, Joakim Noah had 19, and the Chicago Bulls beat the Washington Wizards 105-77 Monday night to move within a game of the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference.

February 28, 2011 10:00 pm
Mystics enter playoffs as top seed in East

Mystics enter playoffs as top seed in East

WASHINGTON | Suffice it to say, the Washington Mystics have finally moved an ounce. Maybe even a whole pound or two.

August 24, 2010 10:00 pm Photos

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Cubs move to 1-0 in the Mike Quade era

Cubs move to 1-0 in the Mike Quade era

WASHINGTON | There were two baseballs in the wooden tray that sits on the desk in the visiting manager's office at Nationals Park. One was the last ball thrown in the game, a swinging strikeout that finished off an eight-run victory. The other was a game ball saved by the home plate umpire.

August 24, 2010 12:00 am
Strasburg stars, but Sox win in the 11th

Strasburg stars, but Sox win in the 11th

WASHINGTON | Stephen Strasburg set a strikeout record in front of President Barack Obama -- but both had left the game by the time the Chicago White Sox won it in the 11th.

June 19, 2010 12:05 am Photos

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Strasburg dominant; Cubs, Sox lose

WASHINGTON | Over-hyped? Are you kidding? Stephen Strasburg went beyond the hype -- and anyone's reasonable expectations -- by striking out 14 batters in his electric major league debut.

June 09, 2010 12:00 am

Source: Redskins will fire Zorn today

The Washington Redskins plan to fire coach Jim Zorn today, an official within the NFL told The Associated Press.

January 04, 2010 12:00 am
Randy Johnson wins 300th major league game

Randy Johnson wins 300th major league game

WASHINGTON | Randy Johnson has earned his 300th win, becoming the 24th major league pitcher to reach the milestone.

June 04, 2009 12:00 am

Pacers eliminated from playoff contention

WASHINGTON | The Washington Wizards' backups were more than enough to eliminate the very sub-.500 Pacers from the playoff race, 117-110 Monday.

April 14, 2008 12:00 am

Inspired 'Skins snag playoff spot

LANDOVER, Md. | From disarray to dominance, the Washington Redskins will enter the playoffs as the hottest team in the NFC.

December 31, 2007 12:00 am

Fire spreads to second round

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November 02, 2007 12:00 am

Fire looks to put away United

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November 01, 2007 12:00 am

Cubs inter Nationals

WASHINGTON | Alfonso Soriano still has great times at RFK Stadium, even when he's wearing another team's uniform.

July 03, 2007 12:00 am

Bothered by Vick comments, Portis learns lesson on animal rights

ASHBURN, Va. | Clinton Portis says he shouldn't have made light of the dog fighting investigation involving Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick.

June 06, 2007 12:00 am

Unflappable Green ready to go

ATLANTA | Jeff Green pretended to be nervous as Georgetown walked onto the court for Friday's open practice at the Georgia Dome.

March 31, 2007 12:00 am

Georgetown's point guard takes the cow -- and the 3-pointer

WASHINGTON | Alabama country kid Jonathan Wallace has been studying and playing basketball in the nation's capital for three years, yet he's still afraid of taxis.

March 29, 2007 12:00 am

John Thompson III leads kinder, gentler Georgetown

WASHINGTON | With the game ball from the previous night tucked preciously under his arm, John Thompson III stepped off the bus Monday to cheers, chants and a hug from the mayor in front of the old gym on Georgetown's campus.

March 27, 2007 12:00 am

Official: Redskins trade Archuleta to Bears

ASHBURN, Va. | Adam Archuleta's tumultuous time with the Washington Redskins ended Tuesday night when he was traded to the Bears for a sixth-round draft pick, The Associated Press has learned.

March 21, 2007 12:00 am

Official: Redskins trade Archuleta to Bears

ASHBURN, Va. | Adam Archuleta's tumultuous time with the Washington Redskins ended tonight when he was traded to the Bears for a sixth-round draft pick, The Associated Press has learned.

March 20, 2007 12:00 am

George Mason's drop-off: 'We're compared to last year's team'

FAIRFAX, Va. | During an interview in his office last February, George Mason coach Jim Larranaga spun in his chair and started typing away at his computer. He enthusiastically cited Web sites that gave his team a high computer ranking, trying to show the Patriots belonged in the NCAA tournament.

February 20, 2007 12:00 am

Reeling Wizards 'not sinking yet'

WASHINGTON | The Washington Wizards, a feel-good team for much of the NBA season's first half, have hit the skids big time.

February 13, 2007 12:00 am

WNBA hopes All-Star game will provide spark for Mystics' fan base

WASHINGTON | When the WNBA All-Star game came to Washington in 2002, it was an obvious reward for a Washington Mystics franchise that was regularly leading the league in attendance.

January 17, 2007 12:00 am

A simple goodbye to Celtics patriarch Red Auerbach

FALLS CHURCH, Va. | Red Auerbach was buried in a simple graveside ceremony Tuesday, with Hall of Famers Bill Russell and John Thompson and commissioner David Stern among those paying last respects.

November 01, 2006 12:00 am

Storms force PGA Tour's first Tuesday finish in 26 years

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June 27, 2006 12:00 am

Home runs instead of 3-pointers

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March 29, 2006 12:00 am

Larranaga, George Mason relishing improbable moment in the spotlight

MEN'S BASKETBALL | NCAA TOURNAMENT

March 27, 2006 12:00 am

Backs expected to step forward

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December 24, 2005 12:00 am

Nothing false about Bears' opening loss

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September 12, 2005 12:00 am

Brought to you by the letter 'D'

LANDOVER, Md. | Harken back to those glorious days of yesteryear, when the Bears and Redskins -- the Boston Redskins, that is -- battled to bone-crunching scores of 7-7, 7-0 and 10-0 in the offensively challenged 1930s.

September 11, 2005 12:00 am
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