Nov 22, 2014; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Washington Wizards forward Paul Pierce (34) drives for the basket as Milwaukee Bucks guard Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) defends during the first quarter at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Showing growth in a comeback win

Coach Randy Wittman suggests the Wizards would’ve lost the game against the Bucks in years’ past.

What’s the top play of the 2014 high school football season?

What’s the top play of the 2014 high school football season?

View the top play from each week of the season and then vote for the play you think deserves the title of play of the year.

Russell Westbrook could play for Thunder against Knicks on Friday

Russell Westbrook could play for Thunder against Knicks on Friday

The injured guard, as well as injured forward Kevin Durant, participated in contact portions of practice on Monday.

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Ask Boswell: Redskins, Nationals and Washington sports

Sports Columnist Tom Boswell answered reader questions about the Redskins, the Capitals, the Nationals, baseball, the NFL and more.

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Previewing Westfield vs. Lake Braddock

Previewing Westfield vs. Lake Braddock

Host B.J. Koubaroulis previews the Virginia 6A North Region semifinal game between the Westfield Bulldogs and Lake Braddock Bruins.

Doc Walker: Redskins offense is playing with training wheels

Things are getting rough even on the team’s official radio broadcast.

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Previewing Howard vs. Old Mill

Previewing Howard vs. Old Mill

Host B.J. Koubaroulis previews the Maryland 4A state semifinal game between the Howard Lions and Old Mill Patriots.

What channel is carrying the Jets-Bills game?

What channel is carrying the Jets-Bills game?

Viewers outside the Buffalo and NYC TV markets will need to have DirecTV’s Sunday Ticket to see the game.

Roger Goodell, Donald Sterling and Dwyane Wade on list of GQ’s least influential in 2014

Roger Goodell, Donald Sterling and Dwyane Wade on list of GQ’s least influential in 2014

Derek Jeter, Stephen A. Smith and the entire Brazilian World Cup soccer team also made the list of 30 least influential.

Maryland basketball vs. Arizona State: Previewing the game

Maryland basketball vs. Arizona State: Previewing the game

Maryland gets first true test against Arizona State at CBE Hall of Fame Classic in Kansas City.

Monday’s lesson: Net presence

Monday’s lesson: Net presence

It’s just the latest in a series of shortcomings Capitals coach Barry Trotz is trying to correct.

Wizards optimistic about injuries to Nene and Otto Porter Jr.

Wizards optimistic about injuries to Nene and Otto Porter Jr.

Neither player is expected to miss significant time

Should Robert Griffin III start vs. Colts

Should Robert Griffin III start vs. Colts

Jay Gruden said his intent is to stick with the quarterback. Here’s a poll -- what would you?

Johnny Manziel, entourage allegedly in brawl after fan asks for hug

Johnny Manziel, entourage allegedly in brawl after fan asks for hug

Browns GM says the matter has been addressed with the backup quarterback.

The good, bad and ugly: Capitals through 20 games

The good, bad and ugly: Capitals through 20 games

The Washington Capitals are 9-8-3 with a plus-2 goal differential after 20 games.

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Top Football Plays 2014: Season recap

Top Football Plays 2014: Season recap

Host B.J. Koubaroulis reviews the number one play from each week of the year of football in the D.C., Maryland and Virginia area.

Michelle Obama attended American-Princeton hoops game to see niece play

Michelle Obama attended American-Princeton hoops game to see niece play

First lady gave a halftime pep talk to the Tigers.

With Green day-to-day, Hillen waits his turn

The Capitals will decide on Green’s status Tuesday, but if he does not practice, he will not travel with the team to New York.

Edmonton Oilers get booed out of the building by fans after blowout loss to Blackhawks

Edmonton Oilers get booed out of the building by fans after blowout loss to Blackhawks

The team replaced goaltending coach Frederic Chabot with Dustin Schwartz on Monday. Fans aren’t sure this will fix the problem.

Texans’ Ryan Mallett out for the rest of the season

Houston quarterback has a torn pectoral muscle.

The Redskins’ misery, in five numbers

The Redskins’ misery, in five numbers

The Redskins are now approaching their worst back-to-back seasons in the modern era.

Nats hand out playoff shares

Nats hand out playoff shares

The Nationals split over $2 million into 58 full shares, each worth over $29,400.

Laich, O’Brien nearing return

Laich, O’Brien nearing return

Both could be available for Wednesday’s road trip to the Metropolitan Division’s best team, the New York Islanders, plus more stasis for Dmitry Orlov.

Huskies grind out a win to advance

Huskies grind out a win to advance

FOOTBALL | Unbeaten Tuscarora blows open a close game to beat Wakefield and advance to a Virginia 5A North region semifinal matchup with Broad Run.

Former Redskins return man Brandon Banks leads Hamilton to Grey Cup with two punt return TDs

Banks was ‘ like Casper the Ghost’ in win over Montreal.

‘Iron Curtain’ powers Howard

‘Iron Curtain’ powers Howard

FOOTBALL | Defensive history aficionados led the Lions to 12 sacks in a 39-7 win over Paint Branch for the Maryland 4A North region title.

Five observations from the Redskins’ loss to the 49ers

Five observations from the Redskins’ loss to the 49ers

Jay Gruden has a tough call to make on whether to stick with Robert Griffin III, and four more observations from Sunday’s loss to the 49ers.

Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz among 34 former players on Baseball Hall of Fame ballot

We could again see a high number of first-timers make the cut.

Damascus holds off Linganore to move on

Damascus holds off Linganore to move on

FOOTBALL | The Swarmin’ Hornets survived two power outages and a Linganore comeback to win the Maryland 3A West region.

Damascus jumps into the top spot

Damascus jumps into the top spot

FOOTBALL | The Swarmin’ Hornets go from No. 3 to No. 1 in The Post’s Top 20 after beating Linganore for the Maryland 3A West title.

Westfield earns a rematch with Bruins

Westfield earns a rematch with Bruins

FOOTBALL | The No. 2 Bulldogs held down Chantilly to advance to a Virginia 6A North region semifinal against Lake Braddock — the team responsible for their lone loss this fall.

Get a first look at the Rio 2016 Olympics and Paralympics mascots

Get a first look at the Rio 2016 Olympics and Paralympics mascots

They’re everything mascots should be: weird, but not scary.

Adam Silver: NBA is more concerned about HGH use than marijuana

Adam Silver: NBA is more concerned about HGH use than marijuana

Still, drug use is a policy matter for the league, commissioner says.

Capitals star in Epix trailer

Capitals star in Epix trailer

Braden Holtby says ‘Road to the NHL Winter Classic’ series provides a great opportunity for fans to get a behind-the-scenes look at the team.

Defense, goaltending powering Bears

A checkup down on the farm, where both top-pair defensemen have been identified as potential call-ups, should Mike Green’s injury require it.

After Man U’s victory at Arsenal, Robin van Persie future is cloudy

After Man U’s victory at Arsenal, Robin van Persie future is cloudy

The Manchester United striker was almost completely ineffective, leading to further debate on his future role with the club despite reported on-going contract extension discussions.

WCW legend Sting debuts at WWE’s ‘Surivivor Series’ to lay out Triple H

The 55-year-old pro wrestler surprised the audience and “The Authority” on Sunday night in St. Louis.

Cavaliers face four problems

Cavaliers face four problems

LeBron James and Cleveland have lost four games in a row, and the team is starting to get frustrated.

Bills confident they’ll be able to play Sunday’s game vs. Browns in Buffalo

Snow likely to be gone from Ralph Wilson Stadium by the end of the week.

Old Mill takes 10-game win streak into state semis

Old Mill takes 10-game win streak into state semis

FOOTBALL | After starting 0-2, the Patriots needed help to get into the playoffs as the No. 4 seed. Now, Old Mill is the 4A East region champion.

Nike releases an NFL owner’s model shoe in latest sign of the apocalypse

Nike releases an NFL owner’s model shoe in latest sign of the apocalypse

The Robert Kraft model is already sold out.

Surrattsville stays grounded

Surrattsville stays grounded

FOOTBALL | The Swarmin’ Hornets did not need to attempt a pass in Saturday’s rout of FAET, but they’ll need their full arsenal on Friday in a Maryland 1A semifinal at Fort Hill.

Heisman: Mariota’s spectacular ascent

Heisman: Mariota’s spectacular ascent

Oregon QB should win the Heisman Trophy, but even if he doesn’t, it has been some rise.

Jim Harbaugh criticizes the Redskins without actually talking about the Redskins

Niners coach says his team isn’t into criticizing or badmouthing each other.

NFL will take a look at Dominic Raiola’s dive at Patriots defensive lineman’s knees

NFL will take a look at Dominic Raiola’s dive at Patriots defensive lineman’s knees

Detroit Lions center felt New England was running up the score.

Would Ramirez, Sandoval make Red Sox faves?

Would Ramirez, Sandoval make Red Sox faves?

Two reports have Boston landing two of the marquee offensive free agents. Where would everyone play, and what might be the result?

NFL Week 12 roundup: Odell Beckham Jr. is a superstar and four other things the stats tell us

NFL Week 12 roundup:  Odell Beckham Jr. is a superstar and four other things the stats tell us

Beckham caught 10 of his 11 targets for 146 yards and two touchdowns, one of them a spectacular one-handed grab that will be on highlight reels for years to come.