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Bull’s eye: Wiz ease on down the road

It wasn’t John Wall or Bradley Beal leading the way; instead it was Nene, Trevor Ariza and Andre Miller guiding Washington to an impressive victory over Chicago to steal Game 1.

Harper needed
a reality check

COLUMN | When Matt Williams benched the young outfielder for not hustling, the Nationals’ manager did the right thing.

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 20: Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim walks to the field prior to the start of the game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on April 20, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Harper, Trout prepare to meet

Two of baseball's brightest young stars were once teammates and still share mutual admiration.

Hopkins says he’s far from finished

Hopkins says he’s far from finished

District remains in mix as possible site for Bernard Hopkins's next fight as he seeks to add another title.

‘Hurricane’ Carter dies at 76

‘Hurricane’ Carter dies at 76

Boxer’s wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice.

D.C. Sports Bog &
The Early Lead

Boston Marathon 2014: Viewer’s guide, race time and course

Emotions will run high in the first race since the finish-line bombings last year.”

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 Cindy Boren

Wizards-Bulls best and worst

Nene answered the haters in Game 1.”

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Gregg Popovich gives heart-warming interview to Craig Sager’s son (video)

TNT reporter, who has had a number of memorable interviews with Spurs coach, will miss NBA playoffs while he has treatment for leukemia.”

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 Cindy Boren

‘Nothing but hustle’

On television, at Nats Park, in your game program, the team is promoting Bryce Harper’s hustle. Whoops?”

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 Dan Steinberg

Editor's Choice

Winter All-Met section

ALL-MET SPORTS | Meet the Washington area’s best high school athletes in eight sports.

The season starts early

162 | Part One: Veteran Ryan Zimmerman has learned how to prepare for 162 games in 182 days.

First and 17

Inside the season with the nation’s top-rated football prospect, Woodbridge’s Da’Shawn Hand.

Sports photo galleries

NBA playoffs, Wizards vs. Bulls: Nene lifts Washington to Game 1 victory, 102-93

The Wizards’ playoff drought ends with a fourth-quarter rally and win.

Boxer Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter dies

The former boxer was wrongfully convicted of murder in 1967, spending almost two decades in jail before being exonerated.

La Plata blanks Arundel, 3-0

No. 4 Warriors hold off No. 10 Wildcats with a shutout victory.

Families mourn Nepalese Sherpas

The deadly avalanche on Mount Everest was a brutal reminder of the risks they face.

Oscar Pistorius on trial

The Olympic athlete is on trial for alleged premeditated murder in the Valentine’s Day 2013 shooting of his girlfriend.

A chance to finish what they started

For the 5,633 runners who started the 2013 Boston Marathon but couldn’t cross the finish line, the 2014 race provides an opportunity to ‘finish the right way.’

Madison girls’ lacrosse holds off Westfield, 16-15

It was an offensive battle between two undefeated teams at the Centreville Spring Break Tournament.

Stone Bridge pitcher has the attention of MLB scouts

JB Bukauskas, a reclassified junior with a fastball that has reached 100 miles per hour, is eligible for June’s MLB draft.

Boys’ Lacrosse: No. 9 Chantilly beats No. 10 Churchill in OT

Sophomore Colin Zimmerman scored his third goal in overtime to give the Chargers a 12-11 victory over the Bulldogs.

Boxing’s ageless wonder

At 49 years old, IBF light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins isn’t setting out to defy time. He’s just figured out how to control the rhythm.

Track and field: Crimson Tide Invitational

Noah Lyles wins the 100 and 200 meter run to help T.C. Williams take the overall boys team title.

Bubba Watson wins 2014 Masters

Scenes from Augusta National Golf Club.

Sports videos

'Running for something more than myself'

'Running for something more than myself'

As the youngest female runner in the field, Emily Cox has been training hard for the Boston Marathon, waking up at 3:45 a.m. during the week to run before school.
'Running for something more than myself'

'Running for something more than myself'

As the youngest female runner in the field, Emily Cox has been training hard for the Boston Marathon, waking up at 3:45 a.m. during the week to run before school.
For Stone Bridge's Bukauskas, tough decision ahead

For Stone Bridge's Bukauskas, tough decision ahead

Stone Bridge's JB Bukauskas is graduating early to attend University of North Carolina, but with speculation of him being drafted in the first or second round, he may have a tough decision ahead of him. (Editor's note: A previous version of this video misspelled the name of Stone Bridge catcher Eli Quiceno.)
Who is the most important Wizard in the postseason?

Who is the most important Wizard in the postseason?

The Post Sports Live crew discusses which Wizards player is most vital to the team’s playoff chances.
Where's the Wizards buzz?

Where's the Wizards buzz?

The team is in the playoffs for the first time in years. Why does it seem like local fans aren't excited?
Nats are injury, error prone

Nats are injury, error prone

The Nationals are hitting well—for now. When will the dreadful fielding and injury woes catch up? The Post’s Adam Kilgore discusses the early highs and lows for the team.
Why can't the Nats beat the Braves?

Why can't the Nats beat the Braves?

If the Washington Nationals can’t beat the Atlanta Braves, can they realistically win the NL East?
Will Leonsis make another coaching change?

Will Leonsis make another coaching change?

The Capitals have missed the playoffs for the first time in seven years. What effect might another management change have on the core group of players, including Alex Ovechkin?
Caps hit the wall, Nats have a Braves problem and buzz-less Wizards set for playoffs

Caps hit the wall, Nats have a Braves problem and buzz-less Wizards set for playoffs

The Capitals enter the offseason early and with questions, the Braves extend their dominance over the Nats, and the Wizards head for the playoffs for the first time in six years.
Oakton's Cory Harris is Virginia bound

Oakton's Cory Harris is Virginia bound

After suffering an ACL tear following his sophomore year, Cory Harris bounced back to compete in three varsity sports for Oakton. He will attend the University of Virginia for lacrosse.

Thomas Boswell

Thomas Boswell

Harper needed
a reality check

COLUMN | When Matt Williams benched the young outfielder for not hustling, the Nationals’ manager did the right thing.

Thomas Boswell

Thomas Boswell

Baseball’s month to panic

COLUMN | Should fans worry about the Nats after another rout at the hands of an NL contender?

Thomas Boswell

Thomas Boswell

Spieth’s time will come

COLUMN | The 20-year-old reveals his true competitive age with back-to-back misses of four-foot par putts.

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John Feinstein

John Feinstein

Caps should avoid easy route

COLUMN | Firing George McPhee and Adam Oates would appease Washington fans’ anger, but wouldn’t guarantee fixes.

John Feinstein

John Feinstein

Just say no to the pros

COLUMN | College coaches such as John Calipari and Kevin Ollie should realize how good they have it.

John Feinstein

John Feinstein

Two of a kind deserve each other

COLUMN | Mark Emmert and John Calipari represent everything wrong with college sports.

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Sally Jenkins

Sally Jenkins

Unions are wrong for college sports

COLUMN | The problems afflicting college athletics are complex and require more than a blunt solution.

Sally Jenkins

Sally Jenkins

Huskies pick apart Fighting Irish

Connecticut shows why it is a major cut above the competition with a dismantling of Notre Dame.

Sally Jenkins

Sally Jenkins

They plain don’t like each other

COLUMN | Notre Dame’s Muffet McGraw and U-Conn.’s Geno Auriemma dispense with empty pleasantries.

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Jason Reid

Jason Reid

In playoffs, dial is turned up

COLUMN | John Wall, Wizards have taken next step in making the postseason; now the climbing will get steep, says Hall of Fame poing guard Isiah Thomas.

Jason Reid

Jason Reid

The Heat playing it cool

COLUMN | Miami is undaunted by its fall to the No. 2 seed in the East, but will the defending champs be able to flip the switch?

Jason Reid

Jason Reid

Wizards warrant attention

COLUMN | John Wall and company should see an uptick in attendance and fan interest after this season’s success.

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Mike Wise

Mike Wise

Winning doesn’t have to be pretty

The Wizards earn a gritty, come-from-behind Game 1 win against the Bulls, beating Chicago at its own rugged game.

Mike Wise

Mike Wise

A club long on experience

COLUMN | It’s easy to think of the playoff-starved Wizards as postseason neophytes, but a closer look at the roster reveals a different story.

Mike Wise

Mike Wise

Colter’s fight a healthy, educated one

COLUMN | The former Northwestern quarterback’s movement to unionize collegiate athletes clearly is about bigger things than money.

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