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The WNBA once worried about survival. Now it has a bolder vision.
Authenticity is in style, and the brash and maturing WNBA is as authentic as it gets.
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Bob Baffert, long horse racing’s irreverent king, sits on a precarious throne
Baffert is the the white-haired, sunglasses-prone face of horse racing. He’s also the trainer of Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit, whose positive test left the sport reeling.
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D.C. United starts fast, ends its skid with a 1-0 victory over the Chicago Fire
Points have been elusive for United this month, but a first-half goal from attacker Edison Flores did the trick on Thursday night at Audi Field.
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Northwestern AD resigns after outcry over his promotion despite lawsuit by former cheerleader
"I do not want to be a distraction to our incredible men and women," said Mike Polisky, who is among four defendants named in a Title IX lawsuit brought by a former Northwestern cheerleader.
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Maryland’s Lizzie Colson has gone from the top of lacrosse to its depths and is rising again
The star Maryland lacrosse defender spent a lot of time hurting in silence after tearing her ACL.
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Goaltending is the Capitals’ biggest playoff weakness, but Peter Laviolette may provide some hope
On average, Stanley Cup winners see a save percentage of .920 from their netminders. The Caps' primary goaltenders weren't close to that during the regular season.
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Two horses that can beat Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit at the Preakness Stakes
Even without the pall of the horse’s failed drug test, you’re better off fading Medina Spirit in the Preakness Stakes.
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A’ja Wilson had a rebirth, Liz Cambage is healthy, and Las Vegas is among the WNBA favorites
After a tumultuous 2020, A’ja Wilson’s and Liz Cambage are ready to lead the Las Vegas Aces back to the WNBA Finals.
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Capitals not naming their starting goaltender ahead of playoff opener
With their playoff opener against the Bruins just days away, the Capitals’ question mark at goaltender remains.
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What to know about the NBA’s play-in tournament and the 2021 playoffs
The new NBA play-in tournament runs from May 18-21 with the actual playoffs getting started May 22.
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What to know about the 2021 Stanley Cup playoffs
The Stanley Cup playoffs will look a little different this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Paul Arriola — finally healthy — appears ready to make his return for a struggling D.C. United
Arriola seems likely to be in uniform Thursday against the Chicago Fire at Audi Field.
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No relief in sight for the Nationals, who fall to the Phillies in 10 innings
Brad Hand blows another save in the ninth, then allows two of the Phillies’ three runs in the 10th in a 5-2 loss.
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Wizards let both a late lead and a prime chance to clinch a play-in spot slip away
The Wizards fall, 120-116, and are not in the NBA play-in tournament just yet.
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Conor McGregor tops list of highest-paid athletes in the world over past year
Conor McGregor's whiskey business lifted him to the peak of Forbes' annual rankings, ahead of Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and LeBron James.
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The 2021 NFL schedule is out. Check out this year’s must-see games.
The NFL season, which for the first time will have each team playing 17 regular season games, opens Sept. 9 with the Cowboys traveling to face Tom Brady and the Buccaneers.
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Jaguars’ expected signing of Tim Tebow spurs reactions of scorn, support from NFL players
The former quarterback, who starred for Jacksonville Coach Urban Meyer at the University of Florida, is trying to switch to tight end after an eight-year absence from the NFL.
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NFL schedule release 2021: All the questions yet to be answered
The NFL schedule for the 2021-22 regular season will be released Wednesday night. Here's what you need to know.
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