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WASHINGTON | Even with the team's "X-factor" suspended, the Washington Wizards had a No. 42 sitting next to the bench. The 57-year-old with graying hair couldn't box out or grab a rebound, but owner Ted Leonsis waved his red towel and egged on a cheering crowd that chanted "Free Nene!"
WASHINGTON | Mike Dunleavy was making so many 3-pointers the Washington Wizards overguarded him at the arc and let him drive for a three-point play instead.
WASHINGTON | If empty seats are any indication, the Washington Wizards are just as big of a surprise in their own city as they are to the rest of the NBA.
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
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.
LANDOVER, Md. | Still far from being a good team, the Washington Redskins are at least a successful team for a change.
WASHINGTON | Devin Hester against a team doing some serious special teams soul-searching.
WASHINGTON | As a Native American, former Colorado Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell lists four nicknames he finds offensive: savage, squaw, buck and redskin.
WASHINGTON | If Adrian Peterson can do it, maybe Robert Griffin III can, too.
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.
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.
WASHINGTON | So what if San Jose State lost its coach before the Military Bowl. David Fales was still the quarterback, and that was plenty.
WASHINGTON | Maybe they should call it the Transition Bowl.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
WASHINGTON | Danny Granger walked to his locker singing "Nightshift" by the Commodores.
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.
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.
WASHINGTON | It's almost supernatural the way things have been happening when the Washington Nationals are on the field.
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.
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.
WASHINGTON | Suffice it to say, the Washington Mystics have finally moved an ounce. Maybe even a whole pound or two.
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.
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.
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.
The Washington Redskins plan to fire coach Jim Zorn today, an official within the NFL told The Associated Press.
WASHINGTON | Randy Johnson has earned his 300th win, becoming the 24th major league pitcher to reach the milestone.
WASHINGTON | The Washington Wizards' backups were more than enough to eliminate the very sub-.500 Pacers from the playoff race, 117-110 Monday.
LANDOVER, Md. | From disarray to dominance, the Washington Redskins will enter the playoffs as the hottest team in the NFC.
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WASHINGTON | Alfonso Soriano still has great times at RFK Stadium, even when he's wearing another team's uniform.
ASHBURN, Va. | Clinton Portis says he shouldn't have made light of the dog fighting investigation involving Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick.
ATLANTA | Jeff Green pretended to be nervous as Georgetown walked onto the court for Friday's open practice at the Georgia Dome.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
WASHINGTON | The Washington Wizards, a feel-good team for much of the NBA season's first half, have hit the skids big time.
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.
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.
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