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Wizards hang on, snap skid

Bradley Beal, Paul Pierce return as Washington blows 21-point lead before rallying late to beat Detroit and halt six-game slide.

Cavaliers don’t do pretty

COLUMN | In beating Virginia Tech to improve to 27-1, the No. 2 Cavs prove again they’ve embraced who they are.

Nats try to keep it light

Some of the Washington Nationals handle the pressure of being World Series favorites with laughter.

Terps stay hot on senior day

No. 14 Maryland recovers from a sluggish start to win for the fifth straight time and maintain second place in the Big Ten.

Toronto Maple Leafs' Nazem Kadri (43) and Carolina Hurricanes' Tim Gleason chase the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Friday, Feb. 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Hillen out, Gleason in for Caps

Capitals, Hurricanes swap defensemen; Tim Gleason expected to make Washington debut Sunday.

Ronda Rousey needs 14 seconds to stop Cat Zingano at UFC 184

Ronda Rousey needs 14 seconds to stop Cat Zingano at UFC 184

Rousey stops Zingano with an acrobatic armbar 14 seconds into the first round, dramatically defending her bantamweight title.

Cricket World Cup 2015: Sri Lanka defeats England

Cricket World Cup 2015: Sri Lanka defeats England

Sri Lanka defeats England by nine wickets in a Group A match in Wellington, New Zealand.

Freshman lifts Clinton Christian

Freshman lifts Clinton Christian

BOYS’ BASKETBALL | Matt Webber’s pull-up jumper caps an upset over No. 5 National Christian in the Capital Beltway final.

Bradley Beal’s return in win against Pistons impacts Wizards beyond box score

Bradley Beal’s return in win against Pistons impacts Wizards beyond box score

Beal shoots just 2 of 10 from the field but changes how Detroit defends Washington.

UFC 184 results: Ronda Rousey defeats Cat Zingano in 14 seconds

UFC 184 results: Ronda Rousey defeats Cat Zingano in 14 seconds

Live results from UFC 184, airing live from Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Spartans win with urgency

Spartans win with urgency

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL | A night after avoiding an upset, No. 9 West Springfield beats No. 20 Langley in the Va. 6A North region quarterfinals.

Wizards hang on, snap skid

Wizards hang on, snap skid

Bradley Beal, Paul Pierce return as Washington blows 21-point lead before rallying late to beat Detroit and halt six-game slide.

Bowles’s 38 points lift W.T. Woodson

Bowles’s 38 points lift W.T. Woodson

BOYS’ BASKETBALL | Eric Bowles and the Cavaliers advance to the Virginia 6A North semifinals with an overtime win over Hayfield.

Postgame: Evan Smotrycz solves Michigan zone, Michal Cekovsky to have MRI exam on knee

Postgame: Evan Smotrycz solves Michigan zone, Michal Cekovsky to have MRI exam on knee

Smotrycz helps Maryland overcome Wolverines’ zone, Cekovsky to be evaluated after being injured in pregame warmups.

Cavaliers don’t do pretty

Cavaliers don’t do pretty

COLUMN | In beating Virginia Tech to improve to 27-1, the No. 2 Cavs prove again they’ve embraced who they are.

Paul VI girls, Middleburg boys take titles

Paul VI girls, Middleburg boys take titles

BASKETBALL | The top-ranked Panthers girls win a VISAA state title game against O’Connell. The Dragons’ boys top Christ Chapel.

Earl Lloyd, the first African American player in the NBA, dies at 86

Earl Lloyd, the first African American player in the NBA, dies at 86

Mr. Lloyd, who grew up in segregated Alexandria, Va., entered the NBA in 1950 and later was a head coach.

Perrantes returns, Cavs roll

Perrantes returns, Cavs roll

With its familiar stifling defense and balanced offense, No. 2 Virginia takes care of Virginia Tech.

Wizards vs. Pistons: Game 60 discussion thread

Wizards vs. Pistons: Game 60 discussion thread

The Wizards look to avoid their first seven-game losing streak in more than two years against the Pistons at Verizon Center.

White Sox pitcher Chris Sale breaks foot while unloading something from his truck

White Sox pitcher Chris Sale breaks foot while unloading something from his truck

Professional athletes can be clumsy too, it seems.

Hillen out, Gleason in for Caps

Hillen out, Gleason in for Caps

Capitals, Hurricanes swap defensemen; Tim Gleason expected to make Washington debut Sunday.

Hoyas don’t heed their advice

Hoyas don’t heed their advice

The Hoyas suffer numerous lapses vs. the motivated Red Storm and fall to third place in the Big East.

Derrick Rose begins knee rehab just one day after major surgery

Derrick Rose begins knee rehab just one day after major surgery

The Chicago Bulls star is expected to be back playing with his team in four to six weeks.

Tim Gleason excited to join Capitals, expected to debut Sunday vs. Toronto

Tim Gleason excited to join Capitals, expected to debut Sunday vs. Toronto

Goaltender Justin Peters, who spent several seasons in Carolina with Gleason, remembered the 32-year-old as a vocal locker room presence and hard-working, physical defenseman.

Study warns proposed NFL stadium in Los Angeles could inspire terrorism

Study warns proposed NFL stadium in Los Angeles could inspire terrorism

It’s unclear how the study might affect the future of the project proposed by St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke.

Nats try to keep it light

Nats try to keep it light

Some of the Washington Nationals handle the pressure of being World Series favorites with laughter.

Kid Rock to Tiger Woods: ‘You gotta loosen up, man!’

Kid Rock to Tiger Woods: ‘You gotta loosen up, man!’

Everyone wants to give Tiger Woods advice.

Capitals react to trading Jack Hillen, ‘great guy, great teammate’

Capitals react to trading Jack Hillen, ‘great guy, great teammate’

“There’s very few guys that I’ve ever met in my life that work as hard as Jack does,” defenseman Karl Alzner said.

Russell Westbrook undergoes procedure to repair the dent in his face after he was kneed by teammate Andre Roberson

Russell Westbrook undergoes procedure to repair the dent in his face after he was kneed by teammate Andre Roberson

The injury made the loss to the Portland Trail Blazers that much worse.

Gunned down Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was leading critic of Sochi Olympics

Gunned down Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was leading critic of Sochi Olympics

In 2013, the leading critic of President Vladimir Putin alleged billions of dollars were being embezzled.

Terps stay hot on senior day

Terps stay hot on senior day

No. 14 Maryland recovers from a sluggish start to win for the fifth straight time and maintain second place in the Big Ten.

Matt Williams says Nationals won’t shift more in 2015

Matt Williams says Nationals won’t shift more in 2015

Nationals manager spoke about improving the defense and why his team will not shift as much as others this season.

At Northwestern, Joe McKeown balances family and winning

At Northwestern, Joe McKeown balances family and winning

The coach left GW to better address his son’s autism. Now he has the Wildcats, who play Maryland on Sunday, in the top 25.

WWE’s Hulk Hogan immortalized in Madison Square Garden with championship banner

WWE’s Hulk Hogan immortalized in Madison Square Garden with championship banner

The honor will hang permanently next to championship banners won by the New York Knicks and Rangers.

Maryland women’s basketball takes its shot at perfect Big Ten debut

Maryland women’s basketball takes its shot at perfect Big Ten debut

The No. 5 Terrapins were picked to finish first in their opening season in the league, but now are one win from going undefeated.

NASCAR driver Travis Kvapil’s stolen Sprint Cup car found

NASCAR driver Travis Kvapil’s stolen Sprint Cup car found

It was left stranded on the side of a road northwest of Atlanta.

Wizards waste chances

Wizards waste chances

Free-falling Washington needs leadership and an understanding that opportunities to be special don’t come around very often.

Capitals acquire D Tim Gleason from Carolina for Jack Hillen and a fourth-rounder

Capitals acquire D Tim Gleason from Carolina for Jack Hillen and a fourth-rounder

Washington’s deal comes two days before the trade deadline.

Roger Federer serves 9,000th career ace in winning his seventh Dubai title

Roger Federer serves 9,000th career ace in winning his seventh Dubai title

Federer becomes just the fourth ATP player in history to have more than 9,000 career aces.

Gonzaga’s Richie Petitbon gets his championship moment in basketball.

Gonzaga’s Richie Petitbon gets his championship moment in basketball.

Football standout Richie Petitbon is on the floor as Gonzaga wraps up the WCAC basketball championship. Next up for him: lacrosse season.

Anthony Mason, former New York Knick, dies at 48

Anthony Mason, former New York Knick, dies at 48

Ex-forward had been suffering from heart failure for the last month.

Is the Nationals’ lineup too right-handed?

Is the Nationals’ lineup too right-handed?

Three key Nationals right-handed hitters have done well in their careers against right-handed pitching.

Capitals ‘not panicking’ after third straight loss, but growing trend still ‘unacceptable’

Capitals ‘not panicking’ after third straight loss, but growing trend still ‘unacceptable’

“It’s not like it’s a rah-rah speech that you see in a movie or anything,” defenseman Matt Niskanen said. “it’s not like you can just snap your fingers and be like okay we’re going to be better and it happens.“

How Champions League turned into Upset City

How Champions League turned into Upset City

Monaco wins, 3-1, and Bayer Leverkusen shuts out Atleti, 1-0, to set up two huge second-leg matchups in a couple of weeks.

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H.D. Woodson boys and Anacostia girls reign supreme in DCIAA Championship

H.D. Woodson boys and Anacostia girls reign supreme in DCIAA Championship

H.D. Woodson defeated tournament host Coolidge 42-36, and Anacostia edged Wilson high school 58-45 to take the championship.

Maryland basketball vs. Michigan: Previewing the game

Maryland basketball vs. Michigan: Previewing the game

Maryland looks to finish undefeated in Big Ten home games against Wolverines.

Cricket World Cup 2015: New Zealand defeats Australia

Cricket World Cup 2015: New Zealand defeats Australia

New Zealand hangs on to defeat Australia, barely, in a low-scoring Cricket World Cup match before more than 40,000 fans in Auckland, New Zealand.

TV and radio listings for Feb. 28

TV and radio listings for Feb. 28

Your daily guide to the world of sports on television and radio.

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DCIAA Champions: Anacostia defeats Wilson; No. 13 H.D. Woodson completes comeback against No. 17 Coolidge

DCIAA Champions: Anacostia defeats Wilson; No. 13 H.D. Woodson completes comeback against No. 17 Coolidge

The Indians beat the Tigers, 58-45, and the Warriors overcame a four-point deficit in their 42-36 win against the Colts

Randy Wittman opens possibility for Bradley Beal return Saturday against Pistons

Randy Wittman opens possibility for Bradley Beal return Saturday against Pistons

Beal has missed eight straight games with a fibula injury.

Postgame: Trotz puts Capitals on notice after third straight loss

Postgame: Trotz puts Capitals on notice after third straight loss

“Some guys are giving good reasons why they should stay,” Trotz said, “and some guys are giving good reasons why maybe they should be looked at adding in their position.”

H.D. Woodson boys, Anacostia girls claim DCIAA basketball titles

H.D. Woodson boys, Anacostia girls claim DCIAA basketball titles

BASKETBALL | The Warriors use a furious rally to get past Coolidge while the Indians roll past Wilson in the girls’ championship.

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Stone Bridge knocks off O’Connell to win sixth NVSHL championship

Stone Bridge knocks off O’Connell to win sixth NVSHL championship

The Bulldogs score four unanswered goals in the final period to top the Kinights, 5-2