Real Madrid president is astounded by Super League backlash: ‘It was like we killed someone’
Florentino Pérez also said on a Spanish radio show that the Super League merely was on “standby” despite the withdrawal of almost all of the teams involved and that “we are looking for ways of getting this done.”washingtonpost.com
Wizards announcer Dave Johnson spoke to a Maryland journalism class live on air during halftime
Dave Johnson, the Wizards' play-by-play voice, shared a message with students over Zoom.washingtonpost.com
MLB pitchers were already bad hitters. Modern velocity has made them even worse.
Ever increasing pitch velocities are making it futile for hurlers to hit.washingtonpost.com
A start-up basketball league, hoping to compete with the NCAA, announces TV deal
The Professional Collegiate hopes to start this summer. Its players would attend school at a nearby university but get paid to play for a local team.washingtonpost.com
LeBron James says his deleted tweet about police shooting was ‘being used to create more hate’
LeBron James's deleted tweet about the policeman who fatally shot a Black teenage in an incident in Columbus, Ohio, was criticized by Republican Sens. Ted Cruz and Tom Cotton, among others.washingtonpost.com
The legacy of the Black cowboy has been overlooked. This young bull rider could help change that.
For 13-year-old bull rider Nicholas Jackson, chasing his dream means facing physical danger and navigating life in a predominantly White sport.washingtonpost.com
Offensive line remains a need for Washington, which has several options in the first round
If Washington covets an offensive lineman with its first-round pick, it has several options from which to choose.washingtonpost.com
McLean’s Thais Rolly, Colgan’s Bryce Lentz peak at the right time to win Virginia Class 6 cross-country titles
Thais Rolly of McLean and Bryce Lentz of Colgan win the girls’ and boys’ state titles, respectively.washingtonpost.com
Vaccines offer a shot at normalcy — and force tough conversations — in MLB
MLB is learning that widespread vaccination is not as linear a process as it may seem — or as unpolarizing a suggestion as some might hope.washingtonpost.com
The Raiders’ ‘I can breathe’ tweet was widely criticized. The team owner said it was his idea.
Mark Davis said the tweet on the Las Vegas Raiders' official Twitter account was a reference to a comment by George Floyd's brother, "has a lot of context" and won't be deleted.washingtonpost.com
Kyle Pitts, ‘unicorn’ of the draft, is the best tight end to enter the NFL in years
Every NFL team is looking for a matchup nightmare like Kyle Pitts, who could be a top-five pick in this year's draft.washingtonpost.com
Max Scherzer and the Nationals overcome a howling wind to end their homestand on a high
Max Scherzer pitches six scoreless innings on a gusty day at Nationals Park, and the Nationals beat the Cardinals, 1-0.washingtonpost.com
Jordan Reed pulls plug on NFL career marked by tantalizing talent and endless injuries
The 30-year-old tight end cited the "lingering effects" of his concussions and a desire to be "able to be a healthy person for my family."washingtonpost.com
Maryland’s Tayon Fleet-Davis knows the cost of his mistake and appreciates a second chance
The Terps running back is preparing for his fifth season after missing the last two games of 2019 and most of 2020 following a DWI charge.washingtonpost.com
Juan Soto thinks time on IL will help him come back stronger
Juan Soto, 22, is sidelined with a strained left shoulder. The soonest he could return is April 30.washingtonpost.com
Olympic officials uphold rule that bars athlete protests, ignoring U.S. calls for change
The decision by the IOC sets up a possible conflict with American officials, who have said they won't publish athletes who protest this summer.washingtonpost.com
Despite rise in coronavirus cases, IOC confident Games will carry on
IOC officials remain steadfast the Games will be held this summer even as Japan prepares for another state of emergency to combat the virus.washingtonpost.com
Soccer teams are owned by the rich. But as Super League shows, fans carry the game’s soul.
The people spoke, and they did not speak kindly of the sport’s power-brokers.washingtonpost.com
The brief life and spectacular fall of the Super League
The Super League lasted only two days. Here is its story, told via social media.washingtonpost.com
Torri Huske is one of the world’s top swimmers. Now, if she could only find an Olympic-size pool.
Torri Huske, a Yorktown High School senior, is seven weeks from the Olympic trials and still facing pandemic-related challenges.washingtonpost.com