(Mike Munden / Associated Press)

Capitals rally for overtime win

Troy Brouwer scores late in regulation before Eric Fehr (pictured) finds the net in overtime as Washington overcomes the league’s hottest goaltender — Sergei Bobrovsky — to triumph in Columbus.

Cavaliers shake off some rust

Justin Anderson scores 14 of his 16 points in the second half as No. 6 Virginia runs away in Charlottesville to improve to 10-0.

A dubious record, on the line

Redskins’ offensive struggles can be traced to a leaky line that is threatening team and league marks for futility.

Wall’s middle management

John Wall’s improved efficiency on mid-range jumpers has helped spark arguably the best stretch of basketball of his five-year career with Wizards.

New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony reacts during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, in New York. The Mavericks won 107-87. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Anthony seeks more

COURT VISIONS | New York’s Carmelo Anthony has a forward-looking plan, beyond basketball, and wants to be known for more than playing a sport.

Jaguars’ lineman needs one sack for $600,000 bonus, gets it on last play of game

Jaguars’ lineman needs one sack for $600,000 bonus, gets it on last play of game

Yes, something sort of exciting happened in Thursday’s Titans-Jaguars game.

Postgame: ‘Team toughness’ carried Capitals over Blue Jackets

Postgame: ‘Team toughness’ carried Capitals over Blue Jackets

Everyone had a superlative or an intangible description for what helped the Capitals end Columbus’ seven-game winning streak Thursday night.

Sidney Crosby plays first game for Penguins after case of mumps

Sidney Crosby plays first game for Penguins after case of mumps

The reigning NHL MVP gets robbed on a point-blank shot, but his team beats the Avalanche in overtime.

Jaguars hold off Titans to win home finale

Jaguars hold off Titans to win home finale

Jordan Todman is all smiles after running 62 yards for a fourth-quarter touchdown as Jacksonville holds off Tennessee while one Jaguar cashes in on a lucrative sack.

Even Don Cheadle acknowledged Titans-Jaguars was a horrible Thursday night matchup

Even Don Cheadle acknowledged Titans-Jaguars was a horrible Thursday night matchup

The actor gamely pressed on, trying to provide some drama in the ‘TNF’ intro segment.

E. Roosevelt hangs on to beat Bowie, 61-54

E. Roosevelt hangs on to beat Bowie, 61-54

BOYS’ BASKETBALL | Despite some missed free throws, Eleanor Roosevelt’s defense secured the win against Bowie.

Cavaliers shake off some rust

Cavaliers shake off some rust

Justin Anderson scores 14 of his 16 points in the second half as No. 6 Virginia runs away in Charlottesville to improve to 10-0.

Capitals rally for overtime win

Capitals rally for overtime win

Troy Brouwer scores late in regulation before Eric Fehr (pictured) finds the net in overtime as Washington overcomes the league’s hottest goaltender — Sergei Bobrovsky — to triumph in Columbus.

Report: Michigan may not have offered $8 million-per-year contract to Jim Harbaugh

Report: Michigan may not have offered $8 million-per-year contract to Jim Harbaugh

That deal would have made the 49ers coach the highest-paid college coach -- if he took the Wolverines’ job, of course.

A dubious record, on the line

A dubious record, on the line

Redskins’ offensive struggles can be traced to a leaky line that is threatening team and league marks for futility.

Celtics trade Rajon Rondo to Mavericks for picks, veterans

Celtics trade Rajon Rondo to Mavericks for picks, veterans

Dallas, with an eye on competing for the 2015 NBA title, makes a big upgrade at point guard.

Vin Scully lost his World Series ring while Christmas shopping ... then found it 10 minutes later

Vin Scully lost his World Series ring while Christmas shopping ... then found it 10 minutes later

The Los Angeles Dodgers pleas with the public to help find the ring, before calling it off 10 minutes later.

Capitals at Blue Jackets: Game 31 discussion thread

Capitals at Blue Jackets: Game 31 discussion thread

Washington and Columbus meet again one week after Jason Chimera’s penalty in overtime at Verizon Center.

Paul Pierce’s status vs. Heat on Friday unclear

Paul Pierce’s status vs. Heat on Friday unclear

Pierce was a partial participant at practice Thursday after being sidelined Wednesday.

NBA Power Rankings: Memphis ends Golden State’s reign

NBA Power Rankings: Memphis ends Golden State’s reign

The Warriors have been on an incredible roll, but so has Memphis, which reclaimed the top spot with two impressive wins over Western Conference elites.

Former Red Sox slugger Manny Ramirez is really, really bad at golf

Former Red Sox slugger Manny Ramirez is really, really bad at golf

Like Charles Barkley, Ramirez proves being great at one sport doesn’t mean you’ve mastered them all.

Wall’s middle management

Wall’s middle management

John Wall’s improved efficiency on mid-range jumpers has helped spark arguably the best stretch of basketball of his five-year career with Wizards.

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli banned for one match, fined $39,000 over ‘racist’ Instagram post

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli banned for one match, fined $39,000 over ‘racist’ Instagram post

The soccer star could appeal, but that action is not expected.

This ridiculous video justifies why NHL fined Predators winger James Neal for diving

This ridiculous video justifies why NHL fined Predators winger James Neal for diving

For the first time in history, the NHL fined a player for diving. The Predators left winger now owes the league $2,000.

Chick-fil-A brought the Wizards free food and Marcin Gortat was loving it. Wait.

Free chicken and free publicity for everyone. Except you. You don’t get anything. Just this blog item.

Breaking down the Kings’ proposed 4-on-5 defense

Breaking down the Kings’ proposed 4-on-5 defense

The Kings’ owner wanted his team to play 4-on-5 defense. What would happen if they did?

Anthony seeks more

Anthony seeks more

COURT VISIONS | New York’s Carmelo Anthony has a forward-looking plan, beyond basketball, and wants to be known for more than playing a sport.

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Drama for Redskins in offseason

Drama for Redskins in offseason

The distractions that have plagued the Redskins all season will undoubtedly follow them into their offseason.

Meriweather unlikely to play vs. Eagles

Meriweather unlikely to play vs. Eagles

Strong safety Brandon Meriweather was unable to practice on Thursday, after testing out his injured big toe, and appears unlikely to play Saturday.

Foster Farms Bowl layoff brings challenges for Maryland

Foster Farms Bowl layoff brings challenges for Maryland

With 31 days between last two games, Maryland thrust back into preseason practice mode ahead of meeting with Stanford.

A Winter Classic alumni game wasn’t scuttled because of the field quality at Nats Park

A Winter Classic alumni game wasn’t scuttled because of the field quality at Nats Park

The Nats and Caps both say that field quality had nothing to do with the decision not to hold an alumni game.

Burakovsky may be on move

Burakovsky may be on move

Facing his fifth healthy scratch in six games, rookie forward Andre Burakovsky, 19, could soon be headed to Hershey for playing time, Coach Barry Trotz says.

Mike Rizzo and the Nats ‘made out like bandits’ in three-way deal

Nationals appear to be the big winners in trade.

Michael Sam and 107 other athletes and sports officials came out in 2014

Michael Sam and 107 other athletes and sports officials came out in 2014

Eighty men and 28 women came out publicly as gay, lesbian or bisexual in 34 different sports.

As road-heavy month lurches along, Capitals look to keep points streak alive

As road-heavy month lurches along, Capitals look to keep points streak alive

The Capitals have a season-long six-game points streak going, and the road ahead contains both sub-.500 teams and those Washington hopes to catch.

The 10 best botched athlete celebrations of 2014

The 10 best botched athlete celebrations of 2014

Athlete celebrations are great... unless they’re done wrong. Then you just look silly. Here are 10 moments from 2014 to remember.

Hatcher: ‘A big possibility’ season is over

Hatcher: ‘A big possibility’ season is over

Redskins defensive end says he was never himself this season, and says letting his body recuperate for next season might be wise.

Capitals hope to jolt Brouwer, Johansson by moving Latta between them

Capitals hope to jolt Brouwer, Johansson by moving Latta between them

Trotz hopes Latta can help with defensive zone coverage against the surging Blue Jackets.

If Kemp deal falls through ...

If Kemp deal falls through ...

The Padres could return the veteran outfielder to the Dodgers, a move that just might have repurcussions in Washington.

Usain Bolt doesn’t want the Olympics to do away with an event that he dominates

Usain Bolt doesn’t want the Olympics to do away with an event that he dominates

Under newly approved rules, sports with multiple competitions could have fewer events at future Games.

Jabari Parker’s injury leaves NBA without a clear rookie of the year

Jabari Parker’s injury leaves NBA without a clear rookie of the year

Nerlens Noel and Andrew Wiggins should battle it out for the award with the Bucks’ star sidelined.

Matt Kemp trade to Padres held up because of arthritis in his hips, report says

Matt Kemp trade to Padres held up because of arthritis in his hips, report says

San Diego and Los Angeles must resolve the deal by Thursday.

Do the Redskins have a penalty problem?

Do the Redskins have a penalty problem?

Are penalties a sign of discipline issues? Depends which penalties you’re looking at. Dig into the numbers a bit further here.

Panthers QB Cam Newton seems likely to start vs. the Browns on Sunday

Panthers QB Cam Newton seems likely to start vs. the Browns on Sunday

Newton was taking first-team reps at Practice on Thursday.

Week 16 daily fantasy football: Drew Brees and Jamaal Charles provide great value

Week 16 daily fantasy football: Drew Brees and Jamaal Charles provide great value

Brees now has seven seasons (an NFL record) with 30 or more touchdown passes.

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Eclipse Awards in the correct light

Eclipse Awards in the correct light

Voters shouldn’t overthink Horse of the Year (Bayern) but should think about top trainer (Art Sherman).

ESPN’s Snoop Dogg documentary will document his son’s football recruitment

Cordell Broadus is a sought-after prep wide receiver with offers from a number of top programs.

Rob Gronkowski trolls the Redskins on ‘Top Chef’

Rob Gronkowski trolls the Redskins on ‘Top Chef’

Patriots tight end served as guest judge on Wednesday’s episode.

Even the Giants punter is giving radio interviews about RGIII

Steve Weatherford on RGIII and Jay Gruden? Sure, why not.

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Top Basketball Plays returns for 2014-2015 season

Top Basketball Plays returns for 2014-2015 season

Top Plays host B.J. Koubaroulis explains how to submit video for AllMetSports.com's Top Basketball Plays for the 2014-2015 season.

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Top three plays of 2014 football season

Top three plays of 2014 football season

After weeks of voting, host B.J. Koubaroulis reveals the fan-chosen top three plays of the 2014 football season.

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2014 Football All-Mets sound off

2014 Football All-Mets sound off

Isabelle Khurshudyan caught up with some of the first-team All-met football players to discuss their season.

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2014 Fall Players of the Year sound off

2014 Fall Players of the Year sound off

Isabelle Khurshudyan sits down with the Players of the Year from the 2014 fall season to discuss their season.