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Wizards remain hot in Miami

Washington rallies in the fourth quarter to top a Heat team playing without an injured Chris Bosh to extend its winning streak to six games while matching franchise record for best start at 19-6.

Phelps avoids jail in DUI case

Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps gets 18 months of supervised probation and a one-year suspended sentence after pleading guilty in a Baltimore courtroom.

He’s going somewhere fast

This season hasn’t worked out the way receiver DeSean Jackson anticipated when he joined the Redskins after being cut by division-rival Philadelphia.

The Nationals take their time

COLUMN | By taking the long view on building a contender, the Nats provide a model for others — especially the local football team — to follow.

Washington Post 2014 Fall All-Met players of the year composite image by Jose Soto / The Washington Post.

Meet the 2014 Fall All-Mets

The 2014 fall All-Met section highlights area’s best fall sports athletes in football, field hockey, volleyball, soccer and cross-country.

Pierce says Wizards ‘got to build better habits’

Pierce says Wizards ‘got to build better habits’

Paul Pierce wasn’t happy with Washington’s defense against the struggling Heat, even after a victory.

South Lakes sweeps Herndon

South Lakes sweeps Herndon

BASKETBALL | Zach Pearl and Brenda Kamga help the Seahawks boys and girls win three days after Brandon Kamga’s ankle injury.

Stone Bridge skates past O’Connell

Stone Bridge skates past O’Connell

ICE HOCKEY | Cade Groton‘s hat trick helps the third-ranked Bulldogs top the fifth-ranked Knights, 5-1.

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No. 15 South Lakes beats rival Herndon, 64-59

No. 15 South Lakes beats rival Herndon, 64-59

Senior Zach Pearl led the way with 22 points in the Seahawks' first win over the Hornets since 2011.

Larry Michael says Redskins have edge over Eagles in intangibles

Here’s someone who thinks that the Redskins will win today’s game. Well why not?

Trea Turner’s agent unhappy he’s in limbo

Trea Turner’s agent unhappy he’s in limbo

Turner has been identified as the player to be named later in the Nationals’ trade with the Rays and Padres, but he isn’t eligible to report to Washington until June.

Strothers, Centennial top Atholton

Strothers, Centennial top Atholton

BASKETBALL | Chad Strothers scores 24 points to lead the Eagles to a road victory. The Raiders’ girls win as Chelsea Mitchell scores 14 points.

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Clarksburg pulls off late rally to beat Gaithersburg 56-52

Clarksburg pulls off late rally to beat Gaithersburg 56-52

Austin Duffy and the Coyotes overcome a 12-point deficit to top Montgomery County 4A West rival Gaithersburg.

Wizards remain hot in Miami

Wizards remain hot in Miami

Washington rallies in the fourth quarter to top a Heat team playing without an injured Chris Bosh to extend its winning streak to six games while matching franchise record for best start at 19-6.

Clarksburg pulls off late rally

Clarksburg pulls off late rally

BOYS’ BASKETBALL | Austin Duffy and the Coyotes overcome a 12-point deficit to top Montgomery County 4A West rival Gaithersburg.

Phelps avoids jail in DUI case

Phelps avoids jail in DUI case

Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps gets 18 months of supervised probation and a one-year suspended sentence after pleading guilty in a Baltimore courtroom.

Top three plays of the 2014 D.C. area football season

Top three plays of the 2014 D.C. area football season

We asked you to vote for your football play of the year in D.C. area football. More than 3,300 votes were tabulated, and here are the top three.

Wizards take streak to Miami

Wizards take streak to Miami

LIVE DISCUSSION | Washington brings a five-game winning streak and the Eastern Conference’s second-best record into its third meeting with the Heat.

He’s going somewhere fast

He’s going somewhere fast

This season hasn’t worked out the way receiver DeSean Jackson anticipated when he joined the Redskins after being cut by division-rival Philadelphia.

Health is something to Laich

Health is something to Laich

Once a model of durability, forward is rounding back into form after being plagued by nagging injuries.

Notes: Burakovsky returning to NHL soon, no discipline for Carlson

Notes: Burakovsky returning to NHL soon, no discipline for Carlson

Barry Trotz says of young forward, “I just need him to play.“

What happens to the Nationals’ PTBNL (Trea Turner) in the meantime?

What happens to the Nationals’ PTBNL (Trea Turner) in the meantime?

A handful of executives explain what may happen to the player to be named later (in other words, Trea Turner) over the next six months.

The time two Wizards brought guns to work

The time two Wizards brought guns to work

Gilbert Arenas and teammate never recovered, but the incident triggered an overhaul of Washington’s roster

Meriweather to IR, Hatcher out for Saturday

Meriweather to IR, Hatcher out for Saturday

Hampered for a third straight week by a badly sprained toe, Brandon Meriweather will go on the season-ending injured reserve list, the Redskins announced Friday afternoon.

Rondo back in the spotlight

Rondo back in the spotlight

Rajon Rondo’s uninterested play should end now that he’s in Dallas, where he will finally start playing meaningful games again.

Moss fined $22,050

Moss fined $22,050

The NFL has fined the Redskins wide receiver $22,050 for his unsportsmanlike conduct penalty and ejection from Sunday’s loss to the Giants.

Smotrycz takes next step in recovery

Smotrycz takes next step in recovery

With his conditioning still a work in progress, the senior forward prepares to play in fourth game of the season Sunday against Oklahoma State.

Alex Ovechkin and John Wall trade ugly sweaters in Caps-Wizards holiday video

Alex Ovechkin and John Wall trade ugly sweaters in Caps-Wizards holiday video

Seasons greetings from your favorite Washington pro athletes!

Browns’ Joe Thomas cited for 11 environmental violations in Wisconsin, including illegal manure disposal

Browns’ Joe Thomas cited for 11 environmental violations in Wisconsin, including illegal manure disposal

The lineman could be facing hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of fines.

College football bowl game TV schedule

College football bowl game TV schedule

The college football bowl games begin Saturday, Dec. 20, and end on Jan. 12 with the inaugural College Football Playoff championship game.

Playing the power game at Paul VI

Playing the power game at Paul VI

BOYS’ BASKETBALL | The Panthers’ recent surge of success has elevated the Fairfax private school to national high school basketball prominence — and with that come growing pains and transfers that have Paul VI adjusting.

Kevin Durant reportedly will be a game-time decision against the Lakers on Friday with ankle injury

Kevin Durant reportedly will be a game-time decision against the Lakers on Friday with ankle injury

The 2014 NBA MVP twisted his ankle after breaking an NBA record by scoring 30 points in 20 minutes.

Pierce says he will play against Heat

Pierce says he will play against Heat

Pierce missed the Wizards’ win over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday because of a sore right big toe.

Faux Pelini will live on, despite Bo Pelini’s ouster from Nebraska

Faux Pelini will live on, despite Bo Pelini’s ouster from Nebraska

The parody Twitter account’s 175,000 followers can breathe easy.

Nationals officially announce Steven Souza Jr. trade

Nationals officially announce Steven Souza Jr. trade

The three-team deal with the Padres and Rays will send Souza to Tampa Bay and net Washington two former Padres first-round picks.

Padres trade for Justin Upton and intend to contend

Padres trade for Justin Upton and intend to contend

New San Diego GM A.J. Preller has come out with guns blazing, trading for the Braves’ Justin Upton

Redskins-Eagles: Five story lines to follow

Redskins-Eagles: Five story lines to follow

Washington enters the game as 7.5-point underdogs, but will try to play spoiler to the Eagles, who have no margin for error as they try to remain in the playoff hunt after losing their past two games, including last Sunday’s matchup with the Cowboys.

Michael Phelps pleads guilty in DUI trial, receives one-year suspended sentence

Michael Phelps pleads guilty in DUI trial, receives one-year suspended sentence

Olympic medalist also give 18 months of supervised probation.

Fantasy football tips: Scouting Week 16’s NFL matchups

Fantasy football tips: Scouting Week 16’s NFL matchups

Players of interest as most leagues play their Super Bowls.

President Obama endorses LeBron James’s ‘I Can’t Breathe’ shirt

President Obama endorses LeBron James’s ‘I Can’t Breathe’ shirt

In an interview with People magazine, the president also said he hope more athletes take a stand on a “range of issues.“

Chris Cooley isn’t backing off his Ryan Clark criticism

The Redskins analyst doesn’t want to see the Redskins safety on the field this week.

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The Nationals take their time

The Nationals take their time

COLUMN | By taking the long view on building a contender, the Nats provide a model for others — especially the local football team — to follow.

Why Michael Latta and Tom Wilson call Nicklas Backstrom “Dad“

Why Michael Latta and Tom Wilson call Nicklas Backstrom “Dad“

“No one touches our dad,” Wilson told viewers during the first all-access Winter Classic episode, so we asked why.

Capitals reassign rookie Andre Burakovsky to Hershey

Capitals reassign rookie Andre Burakovsky to Hershey

Coach Barry Trotz predicted Burakovsky might go down if he continues to get scratched. The move came one day later.

A struggling quarterback and O-line must help one another

A struggling quarterback and O-line must help one another

When an offensive line or quarterback isn’t playing well, there are ways for one to assist the other. For Washington, neither is helping.

Whitman’s Meyers already picking up offers

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL | Whitman sophomore Abby Meyers already has offers from Boston College and Delaware.

‘Ghost-like’ Mike Green delivered Capitals two critical assists

‘Ghost-like’ Mike Green delivered Capitals two critical assists

“He looks slow but he’s buzzing pretty fast,” forward Michael Latta said. “Hell of a player.”