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Getting his final day on the court

Georgetown senior Tyler Adams has had his basketball career cut short, having not played since 2011 because of a heart ailment. On Saturday, he will start in the final home game for the Hoyas.

Brown, Terps start off strong

Sophomore guard scores a season-high 27 points and adds seven steals as No. 4 Maryland tops Michigan State in Big Ten tournament opener.

Griffin is ‘a different cat’

Linebacker Brian Orakpo says the quarterback is well respected in the locker room, but he does believe the QB is often misunderstood.

Syracuse’s Boeheim hit with nine-game ban by NCAA

In addition to coach’s suspension, Orange program will lose 12 scholarships after investigation uncovers numerous violations dating from 2001.

KNIK, AK - FEBRUARY, 20: Steve Watkins Jr. runs part of his team on the original Iditarod trail as he prepares to compete in the Iditarod and climb Mt. Everest on February 20, 2015 in Knik, AK. (Photo by Jonathan Newton / The Washington Post)

Survivor instinct of Steve Watkins

With the Iditarod and Mount Everest in his sights, an Army vet seeks risky adventures to cope with his past.

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Maryland women defeat Michigan State 70-60 in Big Ten tournament

Maryland women defeat Michigan State 70-60 in Big Ten tournament

Lexie Brown leads Maryland to win in Big Ten tournament opener.

At Duke, a swirl of reaction in the wake of accusations against hoops program

At Duke, a swirl of reaction in the wake of accusations against hoops program

Student newspaper story about player conduct and its aftermath stirs concerns, but no clear outcomes.

Wizards vs. Heat: Game 62 discussion thread

Wizards vs. Heat: Game 62 discussion thread

The Wizards look to claim the season series Friday at Verizon Center.

Two Maryland basketball teams, two top 10 rankings

Two Maryland basketball teams, two top 10 rankings

Maryland has two top-ranked basketball teams, and the players are getting a kick out of it.

Brown, Terps start off strong

Brown, Terps start off strong

Sophomore guard scores a season-high 27 points and adds seven steals as No. 4 Maryland tops Michigan State in Big Ten tournament opener.

Tyler Moore slugging early, Dan Uggla seeing progress

Tyler Moore slugging early, Dan Uggla seeing progress

Moore and Uggla, two 25-man roster hopefuls, hope good starts yield good springs.

Wizards to take part in NBA’s Latin nights program Friday vs. Heat

Washington will wear “Los Wizards” jerseys Friday.

Slew of postponed games has athletes itching to return to playoff action

Slew of postponed games has athletes itching to return to playoff action

After many area school districts cancelled games four out of nights this week, players, coaches and organizers are facing a postseason cram session with no time to prepare.

WWE trainer Bill DeMott resigns amid allegations of racist, homophobic and abusive behavior

WWE trainer Bill DeMott resigns amid allegations of racist, homophobic and abusive behavior

DeMott denied the allegations that surfaced earlier this week.

Rory McIlroy has a bad day, tosses his golf club in a lake

Rory McIlroy has a bad day, tosses his golf club in a lake

As if ending the day 11 strokes behind first-round leader J.B. Holmes, McIlroy will likely be fined, too.

Revised area basketball schedule

Revised area basketball schedule

BASKETBALL | After the postponements from the most recent snowstorm, here’s where the playoff schedule stands.

Yannick Ngakoue and Jermaine Carter, former high school teammates, lean on each other at Maryland

Yannick Ngakoue and Jermaine Carter, former high school teammates, lean on each other at Maryland

Teammates since ninth grade, Ngakoue and Carter looking to take next step together for Terps.

Janssen shows his veteran command

Janssen shows his veteran command

Nationals’ new setup man doesn’t have an overpowering fastball, but it’s part of a varied repertoire.

Getting his final day on the court

Getting his final day on the court

Georgetown senior Tyler Adams has had his basketball career cut short, having not played since 2011 because of a heart ailment. On Saturday, he will start in the final home game for the Hoyas.

You can rent Ryan Zimmerman’s Clarendon townhouse

You can rent Ryan Zimmerman’s Clarendon townhouse

Zimmerman’s old place comes fully furnished.

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Capitals are choking dogs no more

Capitals are choking dogs no more

Washington hockey outgrew that moniker 20 years ago, but no one paid attention.

Why a Caps fan from South Lakes invited Tom Wilson to prom

Can’t see why Tom Wilson wouldn’t say yes to this invitation.

2015 NFL free agency needs: AFC West

2015 NFL free agency needs: AFC West

What to expect from the Broncos, Chiefs, Chargers and Raiders when NFL free agency begins next week.

Blindfolded attempt during slam dunk contest surprisingly goes awry

Justin Melton, all 5 feet 9 of him, missed by about 5 feet 9 inches.

Speedo-wearing Davidson student gets booted from basketball game

Speedo-wearing Davidson student gets booted from basketball game

Decorated swimmer Justin Burton is famous for all the right reasons now.

Repeated Va. gymnastics meet postponements cause headaches

Repeated Va. gymnastics meet postponements cause headaches

GYMNASTICS | The VHSL individual open meet has been postponed three times due to inclement weather, causing problems for the competitors.

Injury report: Ovechkin still feeling pain, questionable for Saturday

Injury report: Ovechkin still feeling pain, questionable for Saturday

Ovechkin tried testing the lower-body injury before practice, but took one slap shot and left after feeling pain.

Griffin is ‘a different cat’

Griffin is ‘a different cat’

Linebacker Brian Orakpo says the quarterback is well respected in the locker room, but he does believe the QB is often misunderstood.

After Bears trade Brandon Marshall, will Jay Cutler be next to go?

After Bears trade Brandon Marshall, will Jay Cutler be next to go?

Chicago’s new brain trust signaled by dealing Marshall to the Jets that it does not think the status quo plus different coaching will be a formula for success.

Latest NFL free agency rumors and news

Latest NFL free agency rumors and news

Rumors continue to churn around Ndamukong Suh, Randall Cobb, DeMarco Murray and other top free agents.

Randall Cobb leads top-heavy free agent WR market

Randall Cobb leads top-heavy free agent WR market

The top five free agent wide receivers set to hit the market next week

Coach K always wanted Nationals Manager Matt Williams to play for the Cubs

Coach K always wanted Nationals Manager Matt Williams to play for the Cubs

Williams tells Krzyzewski that Bryce Harper is on his way to a Hall of Fame career.

Does Virginia basketball bolster the case for a shorter shot clock?

Does Virginia basketball bolster the case for a shorter shot clock?

Some critics have argued that the No. 2-ranked Cavaliers’ deliberate style epitomizes boring basketball.

Redskins free agency: What Washington could and should do along the defensive line

Redskins free agency: What Washington could and should do along the defensive line

The overhaul began last week, but more moves could follow as Redskins officials work to make their defensive front more disruptive.

Yunel Escobar to see doctor Friday after experiencing back soreness

Yunel Escobar to see doctor Friday after experiencing back soreness

The new Nationals second baseman was not scheduled to travel Friday, and will take the day to get checked out by a team doctor.

NFL free agency 2015: The latest rumors, team needs and more

NFL free agency 2015: The latest rumors, team needs and more

All the NFL free agency news, analysis and links, in one place.

Habs’ Carey Price on track for one of the best goalie seasons ever

Habs’ Carey Price on track for one of the best goalie seasons ever

Carey Price has played 52 of the Habs’ 65 games, posted a 36-13-3 record with six shutouts behind a league-leading 0.935 save percentage.

Bubble Watch: Davidson downs VCU, strengthens NCAA tournament hopes

Bubble Watch: Davidson downs VCU, strengthens NCAA tournament hopes

The Wildcats look like they’ll be dancing again this March.

Redskins re-sign tight end Niles Paul

Redskins re-sign tight end Niles Paul

The Redskins have re-signed tight end/special teams ace Niles Paul to a three-year contract, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed.

Syracuse’s Boeheim hit with nine-game ban by NCAA

Syracuse’s Boeheim hit with nine-game ban by NCAA

In addition to coach’s suspension, Orange program will lose 12 scholarships after investigation uncovers numerous violations dating from 2001.

Nationals vs. Braves spring training lineups and discussion thread

Nationals vs. Braves spring training lineups and discussion thread

Lineups, updates, and discussion about the Nationals second spring training game.

Bryce Harper says ‘people want to see us fail’

Bryce Harper says ‘people want to see us fail’

Nats outfielder explains why he says the things he says.

Otto Porter’s defensive lapse practically brought the ‘Shaqtin’ A Fool’ crew to tears

Kenny Smith says Porter’s zone out might be the all-time funniest play.

Manny Pacquiao takes his skills to the street to train for Floyd Mayweather fight

Manny Pacquiao takes his skills to the street to train for Floyd Mayweather fight

His jabs come so quick it looks like someone pushed fast forward.

Prospect Tyler Lewington talks signing entry-level contract

Prospect Tyler Lewington talks signing entry-level contract

“I kept it on the down-low, didn’t talk about it too much,” Lewington said. “It was definitely an exciting time.”

Bears reportedly will trade Brandon Marshall to the Jets

Bears reportedly will trade Brandon Marshall to the Jets

New York reportedly to swing big deal to land one of the game’s top wide receivers

Watch the dramatic helicopter rescue of some 200 skiers from a broken gondola in Italy

Wind gusts that approached 90 mph made the task extra daunting.

Colts won’t re-sign Reggie Wayne, and their fans are bummed

Colts won’t re-sign Reggie Wayne, and their fans are bummed

Wayne, 36, seems destined to retire as one of the NFL’s all-time greatest wide receivers.

Sierra Leone sprinter who disappeared during meet found living homeless in London after Ebola wipes out family

Sierra Leone sprinter who disappeared during meet found living homeless in London after Ebola wipes out family

Jimmy Thoronka has experience more trauma than any 21-year-old should ever have to go through.

Orakpo open to returning to Redskins, or playing elsewhere

Orakpo open to returning to Redskins, or playing elsewhere

Although his chances of returning to the Washington Redskins continue to seem bleak, free-agent-to-be Brian Orakpo hasn’t closed the door on the possibility, but is, however, allowing himself to entertain the thought of playing elsewhere.

Nationals’ Jose Lobaton names his lucky cat figurine

Nationals’ Jose Lobaton names his lucky cat figurine

Gatitotude beats out Gatitude, which really sounded too much like Evan Gattis.

Larry Donnell: Giants tight end, New York Times photojournalist?

Larry Donnell: Giants tight end, New York Times photojournalist?

The NFL player’s Instagram photo of the LaGuardia plane that skidded off the runway landed on the front page of the New York Times.

Survivor instinct of Steve Watkins

Survivor instinct of Steve Watkins

With the Iditarod and Mount Everest in his sights, an Army vet seeks risky adventures to cope with his past.