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Can the Wizards stay the course?

COLUMN | Washington can replace Paul Pierce’s production but not his moxie as it awaits the Kevin Durant free agency sweepstakes in 2016.

Ihenacho is fired up about NBA guaranteed deals

Redskins safety goes on a Twitter rant, saying NFL is more than capable of providing its players the same security.

Fister falters against Atlanta

Right-hander yields back-to-back homers to A.J. Pierzynski, Juan Uribe as Braves down the Nationals.

An era of Caps hockey ends with Green’s departure

COLUMN | The “Young Guns” era now belongs to history as defenseman who spent a decade in D.C. heads to Detroit.

DRAPER, UT - JUNE, 18: Inmate  Larry Davis lifts weights and is spotted by Kurtis Hunsaker  during their Addict II Athlete program at the Utah State Prison - Promontory Facility on June 18, 2015 in Draper, UT. (Jonathan Newton / The Washington Post)

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GAME OF HEALING | In the Utah prison system, when other support programs fall short, some prisoners find solace in sport.

Jets’ Sheldon Richardson suspended four games for violating NFL’s substance-abuse policy

Richardson made the Pro Bowl in 2014, his second season in the NFL.

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Mike ‘Yes Indeed’ Reed is ready for his boxing breakout

Mike ‘Yes Indeed’ Reed is ready for his boxing breakout

The flashy Westlake High graduate is unbeaten and has his sights set on a title bout.

Banging on the door: Waldorf-based Mike ‘Yes Indeed’ Reed is ready to make his mark on the boxing world

Banging on the door: Waldorf-based Mike ‘Yes Indeed’ Reed is ready to make his mark on the boxing world

Westlake High graduate Mike Reed is a powerful puncher and an undefeated fighter with his sights set on a breakout in the ring.

U.S. Women’s World Cup news and notes

U.S. Women’s World Cup news and notes

St. Louis and Kansas City lead in TV ratings. Ticket prices for final rising. Tickets selling for first 2 friendlies. Team schedule update. Briana Scurry reflects.

Clint Dempsey’s notebook tantrum costs him USMNT captaincy

Clint Dempsey’s notebook tantrum costs him USMNT captaincy

Michael Bradley will become the new captain -- at least for the duration of the Gold Cup.

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Can the Wizards stay the course?

Can the Wizards stay the course?

COLUMN | Washington can replace Paul Pierce’s production but not his moxie as it awaits the Kevin Durant free agency sweepstakes in 2016.

ESPN’s Curt Schilling says Stephen Strasburg should be 100,000 times better

ESPN’s Curt Schilling says Stephen Strasburg should be 100,000 times better

Schilling has been impressed by Bryce Harper and says Strasburg’s upside is still ‘stratospheric.’

ESPN 980 will not renew Redskins reporter Chris Russell’s contract

ESPN 980 will not renew Redskins reporter Chris Russell’s contract

Longtime beat reporter is moving on.

Locals play key role in MSABC Futures Games

Locals play key role in MSABC Futures Games

The MSABC Futures Game rosters featured 55 local players.

Paul Pierce is California’s greatest basketball player

Paul Pierce is California’s greatest basketball player

Pierce amassed 149.1 regular season win shares (and counting) over his NBA career.

NBA free agency cheat sheet: Stay up-to-date on latest rumors and news

NBA free agency cheat sheet: Stay up-to-date on latest rumors and news

The latest news, analysis and whispers as the NBA free agency period gets underway.

Tiger Woods shoots lowest score in 16 months at Greenbrier Classic

Tiger Woods shoots lowest score in 16 months at Greenbrier Classic

Just a little reminder that he can still play a little.

Caps found their top-line right wing in Justin Williams

Caps found their top-line right wing in Justin Williams

Williams has shown an ability to produce at a top-six level and improve his linemates.

Bobby Bonilla is hardly the only sports figure getting deferred money

Bobby Bonilla is hardly the only sports figure getting deferred money

Go on take the money and run? These folks have decided to let their money mature.

Roger Federer is just showing off at Wimbledon

Roger Federer is just showing off at Wimbledon

The No. 2 seed cruised through his second-round match against Sam Querrey with aplomb.

NASCAR tracks ask fans not to display Confederate flags

NASCAR tracks ask fans not to display Confederate flags

Amid calls to remove Confederate flag from South Carolina capitol, tracks ask fans not to display it .

DeMarre Carroll won’t be as good with Raptors as he was with Hawks

DeMarre Carroll won’t be as good with Raptors as he was with Hawks

The 28-year-old is coming off of a career year in virtually every metric

Is Justin Williams the Caps’ answer to Paul Pierce?

Is Justin Williams the Caps’ answer to Paul Pierce?

The Caps just brought in a clutch veteran forward. Sound familiar?

Greg Monroe’s waiting game pays off as he scores big deal with Bucks

Greg Monroe’s waiting game pays off as he scores big deal with Bucks

He chooses Milwaukee over a number of teams, including the Knicks.

Rafael Nadal calls Wimbledon’s no-coaching rule ‘absurd’

“I don’t see any player in this circuit who doesn’t have a coach,” the Spaniard said directly after beating an opponent who actually did not have a coach...

Maryland baseball Coach John Szefc signs five-year contract extension

Maryland baseball Coach John Szefc signs five-year contract extension

After consecutive trips to the NCAA super regionals, Terps baseball coach earns long-term deal.

With Paul Pierce gone, Wizards can turn to Otto Porter Jr.

With Paul Pierce gone, Wizards can turn to Otto Porter Jr.

In the playoffs, Porter became an effective “three-and-D” wing player

National League All-Stars: Bryce Harper, Max Scherzer and the other most-deserving players

National League All-Stars: Bryce Harper, Max Scherzer and the other most-deserving players

Voting for MLB’s All-Star Game ends Thursday night. But we don’t care about the votes. Here are the 34 National League players who deserve to be in Cincinnati.

American League All-Stars: Alex Rodriguez, Dallas Keuchel and the other most-deserving players

American League All-Stars: Alex Rodriguez, Dallas Keuchel and the other most-deserving players

Balloting for the All-Star Game ends Thursday night. The teams will be announced Sunday. Here’s who should represent the American League.

Offseason questions: How many games will the Redskins win in 2015?

Offseason questions: How many games will the Redskins win in 2015?

Only a fool would predict an NFL team’s record before training camp; here’s why struggling Redskins would do well to finish 6-10

ESPN’s Body Issue cover shows more of Bryce Harper than you needed

ESPN’s Body Issue cover shows more of Bryce Harper than you needed

The Nationals’ star outfielder bares all, but he says his abs could be a little better.

At World Police and Fire Games, some top competitors have four legs

At World Police and Fire Games, some top competitors have four legs

While public focuses on running down threats or sniffing out drugs, police service dogs ‘help us a lot.’

Northern Virginia baseball state champs well-represented on VHSL all-state teams

Northern Virginia baseball state champs well-represented on VHSL all-state teams

State champions Madison and Stone Bridge combine to put six players on VHSL all-state teams.

Ihenacho is fired up about NBA guaranteed deals

Ihenacho is fired up about NBA guaranteed deals

Redskins safety goes on a Twitter rant, saying NFL is more than capable of providing its players the same security.

Where the Washington Capitals go after signing Justin Williams

Where the Washington Capitals go after signing Justin Williams

The two-year, $6.5 million deal patches a top-six need for the Capitals, but what comes next?

California legislature says NFL cheerleaders should get minimum wage, just like us ugly people

California legislature says NFL cheerleaders should get minimum wage, just like us ugly people

Raiders spirit squad claims they made the equivalent of $5 an hour.

2015 NBA free agency news and rumors roundup

2015 NBA free agency news and rumors roundup

All the latest news and rumors as teams race to the free agent finish line.

Knicks and Carmelo Anthony get some backourt help with signing of Arron Afflalo

Knicks and Carmelo Anthony get some backourt help with signing of Arron Afflalo

Afflalo is the only the second 2015 free agent to sign a two-year deal.

Skylar Diggins to miss rest of WNBA season after tearing her ACL

Skylar Diggins to miss rest of WNBA season after tearing her ACL

The former Notre Dame point guard is a client of Jay Z’s Roc Nation Sports.

Michael Sam called ‘American prima donna’ by anonymous CFL person

Michael Sam called ‘American prima donna’ by anonymous CFL person

So about that warm Canadian welcome ...

Emmitt Smith is latest to dump Donald Trump

Emmitt Smith is latest to dump Donald Trump

He won’t be a Miss USA pageant judge.

The Lakers should not be this bad at landing free agents

The Lakers should not be this bad at landing free agents

The fact that no one wants to play for them speaks volumes about the state of the NBA’s marquee franchise.

What’s next for the Wizards?

What’s next for the Wizards?

With Paul Pierce departing for Los Angeles, the Wizards need a stretch-four, defensive versatility, and perimeter bench scoring.

Young left-hander Felipe Rivero finding consistency with opportunity

Young left-hander Felipe Rivero finding consistency with opportunity

The young left-hander with explosive stuff has been solid for the Nationals over the past month.

Draymond Green stays with the Warriors on a reported five-year, $85 million deal

Draymond Green stays with the Warriors on a reported five-year, $85 million deal

The versatile forward was Golden State’s top offseason priority.

Fister falters against Atlanta

Fister falters against Atlanta

Right-hander yields back-to-back homers to A.J. Pierzynski, Juan Uribe as Braves down the Nationals.

Everyone feels awful for Laura Bassett, whose own goal knocked England out of the World Cup

Everyone feels awful for Laura Bassett, whose own goal knocked England out of the World Cup

Japan moves on the the final to face the U.S., but the real story was the awful luck of the English defender.

Chen, Hardy lead Orioles past Texas

Chen, Hardy lead Orioles past Texas

Wei-Yin Chen holds the Rangers to four hits over eight innings and J.J. Hardy hits a seventh-inning homer to lead Baltimore to a 4-2 victory.

Caps make late splash, sign Williams

Caps make late splash, sign Williams

In wake of big splashes by division rivals Pittsburgh and Columbus, the Caps make a move for Kings winger Justin Williams.

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President Calvin Coolidge enters the race

President Calvin Coolidge enters the race

The 30th U.S. president is putting on his running shoes and joining George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and the rest of the gang as the newest addition to the Washington Nationals' Presidents Race. Here are some facts about the former president and a peek at his sprinting skills.