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Capitals’ struggles bear striking similarity to midseason travails of ‘18 Cup winners
Team’s recent ‘rough patch’ could prove to be the same type of catalyst that propelled it two years ago to the NHL title.
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Baseball teams put ads everywhere. One summer league team is ditching them entirely.
The Savannah Bananas are taking the advertisements off the outfield walls and out of the game programs and cutting sponsorship announcements between innings.
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Maria Sharapova retires, leaving behind a complicated legacy
Her path was "filled with valleys and detours," she writes.
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Kihei Clark, still clutch, lifts Virginia past Virginia Tech in thriller
Sophomore guard came up big in run to NCAA title last season and comes up big again with late three to lift Cavaliers to 56-53 win on road.
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Wizards survive Nets thanks to clutch plays by Bradley Beal, Jerome Robinson
Recently acquired guard hits decisive three-pointer late in game, then secures crucial rebound in 110-106 win.
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The best part of Alex Ovechkin’s 700th goal? Being able to share it with his son.
The Capitals captain is a family man now, and the family's getting bigger.
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Cleveland sports-talk reporter suspended for calling Baker Mayfield a ‘midget’
Tony Grossi didn't realize that his mic was on when he made the comment.
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A minor-league hockey player, knocked out in a fight, is in stable condition
The Hershey Bears’ Kale Kessy was “alert” after being taken off the ice on a stretcher.
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Max Scherzer doesn’t like MLB’s rule changes, and he has suggestions on how to fix them
Scherzer is one of two players on Major League Baseball's rules committee, and he let his opinions be known.
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As the NFL leans into big data, the 40-yard dash still has a place
The 40-yard dash is a decades-old speed test of arbitrary distance. At the NFL combine, it still matters.
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Girls’ basketball Top 20: McNamara, Georgetown Visitation rise after winning league titles
The D.C. State Athletic Association, Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association and National Association of Christian Athletes tournaments take place this week.
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Boys’ basketball Top 20: DeMatha holds on to top spot with WCAC championship victory
St. Andrew's also picked up a title this weekend, beating Sidwell Friends to win the MAC.
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Sabrina Ionescu makes NCAA history hours after eulogizing Kobe and Gianna Bryant
"That one was for him," the Ducks star said after setting a mark no male or female college basketball player has reached. "To do it on 2-24-20 was huge."
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March Madness bracketology: Two dangerous teams with self-destructive records
Purdue and Minnesota both have solid NCAA tournament portfolios of at-large candidates. The problem: Both entered the week with .500 records, a lousy recipe to land an at-large spot.
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With key vote on CBA approaching, NFL players prepare to meet with league and owners
A proposed collective bargaining agreement, already ratified by the owners, is to be put to a vote of the NFLPA’s 32 player reps following Thursday’s negotiating session. It could go to a vote of all NFL players after that.
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Michael Jordan’s tribute to Kobe Bryant provided the ultimate validation to the Lakers legend
Jordan, who has evaded the spotlight since retiring as a player, was back in it Monday and delivered a poignant speech about Bryant.
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ESPN is canceling ‘High Noon,’ leaving its stars without a home — for now
ESPN is canceling "High Noon," an afternoon debate show that billed itself as high brow. The show will end in March.
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To Joe Burrow’s chagrin, we’ve arrived at the ‘hand size’ portion of the NFL calendar
The record-setting LSU quarterback, widely expected to go No. 1 overall in April's draft, joked about having checked in at a mere nine inches. But does it really matter?
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The Redskins fans’ guide to watching the NFL combine
Chase Young's workout, Tua Tagovailoa's interviews and more to watch at this week's NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis.
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Tua Tagovailoa says he expects to play this season, will throw for NFL teams before draft
The Alabama star quarterback, working his way back from hip surgery in November, says he expects medical clearance soon and plans to hold his own pro day April 9.
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Ilya Kovalchuk and Alex Ovechkin reunite as Capitals look to find rhythm
The two have talked about playing together since they were 13 years old, according to Kovalchuk.
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Could Olympics be impacted by coronavirus? IOC has three months to decide, one official says.
The organization is keeping a wary, watchful eye on the spread of the illness.
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We don’t know whether the coronavirus should affect the Olympics. We do know the IOC.
Should Tokyo Olympics go on? Too early to say, but it’s hard to trust Olympic officials.
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Vermont basketball is a cure for common, cold sports arenas
Patrick Gym, capacity 3,224 and the home of the NCAA tournament-regular Vermont Catamounts, offers intimacy and charm that can warm a sports fan during the February doldrums.
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