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Brad Hand thrived with lower velocity in 2020. With the Nats, he wants to bring back the heat.
The reliever's fastball has slowed down in recent season. His success, however, has not.
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Does Matthew Stafford make sense for Washington? Here’s how the QB would fit.
The soon-to-be 33-year-old could help Washington's struggling offense improve enough to complement its defense.
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Ignore the losses: Matthew Stafford is a quarterback worth pursuing
Matthew Stafford is still an above-average starter with a big-time arm who could jump-start an NFL offense.
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NCAA tournament bracketology: Oklahoma State will probably make it despite its postseason ban
Without a final answer from the NCAA before mid-March, Oklahoma State will be eligible for the NCAA tournament.
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USA Swimming shrinks Olympic trials as safety precaution
Qualifying event for Tokyo Games will feature fewer than half as many swimmers as 2016.
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With few spectators allowed, live-streaming has become a vital part of high school sports
As parents and fans watch from afar, live-streaming has become a necessity for high school sports programs in Northern Virginia.
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The Kobe Bryant crash one year later: Lakers’ plans, the probe, Vanessa Bryant’s wishes
The Lakers plan no special remembrance. Fan artists have left murals all over Los Angeles.
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After Trump Bedminster was removed as host, 2022 PGA Championship to be played at Oklahoma course
Tulsa's Southern Hills will host the major tournament for the fifth time, following a decision by the PGA of America that followed the storming of the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob.
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Hall of Fame voters pitch a shutout as character questions muddle Cooperstown debate
Luminaries such as Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Curt Schilling found out they would have to wait at least another year to gain induction to the hall.
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Lil Shelton, who coached Severna Park field hockey to 20 state championships, dies at 90
No Maryland coach in any sport has won more titles, according to the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association record book.
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Maryland football staff faces more turnover with departure of wide receivers coach Joker Phillips
Coach Michael Locksley has two vacancies to fill on his coaching staff.
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For Maryland basketball, the point guard position has become a two-man job
Mark Turgeon has moved Eric Ayala off the ball at times, so Hakim Hart has stepped in and will continue to split time at the point guard position.
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Packers president says they’re ‘not idiots’ and Aaron Rodgers ‘will be back’
The Packers doubled down on their insistence that Aaron Rodgers will remain with the team. Rodgers said following Sunday’s loss in the NFC title game that his future with the team is “uncertain” and he needs to “take some time away.”
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A ‘happy kid’ at heart, Jakub Vrana is growing up with the Capitals
“I mean, my role, I want to be a leader,” Washington winger says. “I want to step up in the big moments.”
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Capitals unveil blue third jerseys, will wear them seven times this season
Washington will debut its new look on Tuesday against the Islanders.
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Shaq was loud wrong about Donovan Mitchell. His unselfishness makes the Jazz a title threat.
Shaquille O'Neal's awkward exchange with Donovan Mitchell inadvertently revealed the key to the Utah Jazz's success.
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For the 14th time, Super Bowl will be a rematch of a regular season game
If the first Chiefs-Bucs game is any indication, expect lots of points in the Super Bowl rematch.
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Virginia stays perfect in the ACC with an easy win against Syracuse
Jay Huff and Sam Hauser lead the way, and the Cavaliers improve to 7-0 in league play after an 81-58 victory over the Orange.
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Budweiser and its iconic Clydesdales are skipping the Super Bowl
The brand is one of several big-name products, like Coca-Cola, Pepsi and Audi, that won't have commercials this year.
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A year after Kobe Bryant’s death, the mourning and misery continue
For those who grieved Bryant, the tears transferred from tragedy to tragedy. For those who didn’t, life found a way to break them down.
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Maryland women have a pair of winning streaks snapped by Ohio State
Maryland comes up just short in an 88-86 loss against Ohio State.
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MLB and players’ union at impasse over universal DH, expanded postseason in 2021
MLB was seeking an agreement on a playoff structure similar to one unveiled last year, per reports, and was offering the DH rule in return.
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Bomani Jones thrives where race and sports collide. Can he be a star at ESPN?
During last summer's racial reckoning, Bomani Jones was a star at ESPN. But the network's shifting business model may leave him on the outside.
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NBA discusses holding a scaled-down All-Star Game in Atlanta
After postponing the full All-Star Weekend for public health reasons, the NBA is seeking to salvage an All-Star Game in Atlanta.
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NFL teams with CDC on a paper explaining how it got through a season amid a pandemic
Allen Sills, the NFL’s chief medical officer, says the league was “able to show that you can play a team sport while minimizing risk to the participants.”
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Washington’s new front office is facing an important offseason, starting at quarterback
Newly hired GM Martin Mayhew and senior executive Marty Hurney will work with Coach Ron Rivera on revamping Washington's roster, particularly on offense.
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What to know from NFL conference championships: Rodgers’ future is apparently uncertain, and Mahomes has a date with Brady
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Chloe Bibby has gone from Australian netball to Maryland hoops. The next stop is the WNBA.
Chloe Bibby is averaging 14.4 points and 7.3 rebounds for the Terps.
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Tom Brady’s father reveals covid battle that put him in the hospital for three weeks
Tom Brady's father and mother battled covid at the start of the season, with his father calling it "a matter of life or death."
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Bradley Beal knows what to expect when the Wizards first face John Wall: ‘Attack mode’
The Wizards and Rockets face off for the first time Tuesday since December's blockbuster Wall-for-Westbrook trade.
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