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The rapid decline of RGIII
as a quarterback is startling

Two years after Griffin was named rookie of the year, we are at the tail end of one of the most spectacular flame outs in recent NFL history.

Trimble plays beyond years

Freshman point guard is named tournament MVP after Maryland upsets Iowa State.

Finally, a court of appeal

COLUMN | The Wizards are offering D.C. sports fans an alternative to their annual angst over the local NFL team.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - NOVEMBER 22: Quarterback Jameis Winston #5 of the Florida State Seminoles looks for a hale in the Boston College Eagles line during the game at Doak Campbell Stadium on November 22, 2014 in Tallahassee, Florida. The Seminoles defeated the Eagles 20-17. (Photo by Jeff Gammons/Getty Images)

Rankings unchanged at the top

Alabama sits at No. 1 as the top seven teams remain unchanged, but rivalry weekend looms — and change could come with it.

After two years starting abroad, the 2016 Tour de France will start in France

After two years starting abroad, the 2016 Tour de France will start in France

Meanwhile, UCI executives are discussion whether to shorten races like the Tour de France, which would allow more top cyclists to compete.

Tigers, Patriots have upsets in mind

Tigers, Patriots have upsets in mind

FOOTBALL | DuVal plays at Northwest and Old Mill plays at Howard on Friday with berths in the Maryland 4A state final at stake.

Douglass set for another state semifinal

Douglass set for another state semifinal

FOOTBALL | The No. 3 Eagles will look to maintain their form when they host South Carroll with a spot in the Maryland 2A title game on the line.

Assessing Robert Griffin III’s future, trade value

Assessing Robert Griffin III’s future, trade value

The third-year QB is benched for the second time in two seasons, by two different coaches. Is it time for the Redskins to move on? And what’s he worth to other teams?

RGIII’s Redskins career, in 10 quotes

RGIII’s Redskins career, in 10 quotes

Remembering Robert Griffin III’s rise and fall, in 10 quotes, more or less.

Hornets look for a better result

Hornets look for a better result

FOOTBALL | Amaru Major and Surrattsville will look to upset defending state champ Fort Hill in Friday’s Maryland 1A semifinal.

Cooper tries to do it all for Warriors

Cooper tries to do it all for Warriors

FOOTBALL | From playing quarterback, to returning kicks and long-snapping, H.D. Woodson senior Rashad Cooper brings the energy for the Warriors’ Turkey Bowl title quest.

45th annual Turkey Bowl preview

45th annual Turkey Bowl preview

FOOTBALL | Ballou meets defending champion H.D. Woodson with the DCIAA Stars division title and a berth in the DCSAA Class AA final on the line.

The rapid decline of RGIII
as a quarterback is startling

The rapid decline of RGIII <br>as a quarterback is startling

Two years after Griffin was named rookie of the year, we are at the tail end of one of the most spectacular flame outs in recent NFL history.

Fantasy football Week 12 start/sit: Start Dolphins defense and bench Trent Richardson against Redskins

Fantasy football Week 12 start/sit: Start Dolphins defense and bench Trent Richardson against Redskins

The Dolphins have allowing the 10th fewest points scored per drive this season.

Bradley Beal, who grew up 10 minutes from Ferguson, calls Monday’s events disappointing

Bradley Beal, who grew up 10 minutes from Ferguson, calls Monday’s events disappointing

Wizards guard said he checked in with friends and family back home.

Three D.C. area players are selected to Army All-American Bowl

Three D.C. area players are selected to Army All-American Bowl

FOOTBALL | Eleanor Roosevelt’s Isaiah Prince, Hylton’s Matthew Burrell and Dominion’s Chad Smith have been selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

Trimble plays beyond years

Trimble plays beyond years

Freshman point guard is named tournament MVP after Maryland upsets Iowa State.

Seahawks at 49ers on Thanksgiving: TV information and preview

These division rivals last squared off in the NFC championship game, but both are battling just to make this year’s playoffs.

Redskins’ Nick Sundberg was not happy to learn of RGIII’s benching from ESPN instead of Jay Gruden

Redskins’ Nick Sundberg was not happy to learn of RGIII’s benching from ESPN instead of Jay Gruden

Adam Schefter broke the news before players were told that Colt McCoy would start Sunday.

Lions vs. Bears on Thanksgiving: TV information and preview

Lions vs. Bears on Thanksgiving: TV information and preview

Detroit has been pretty bad on Turkey Day of late.

Eagles-Cowboys: Tony Romo, Mark Sanchez are two keys to Thanksgiving’s NFC East showdown

Eagles-Cowboys: Tony Romo, Mark Sanchez are two keys to Thanksgiving’s NFC East showdown

The second game of the Turkey Day trifecta might be the best one.

Who is Washington’s QB next year?

Who is Washington’s QB next year?

Is it ever too early to speculate?

Lions seek to regain defensive dominance

Lions seek to regain defensive dominance

Detroit has gone two straight games without a sack and dropped from its first-place perch in total defense after Sunday’s disappointing performance at New England.

Jets to replace Vick with Smith on their Titanic

Jets to replace Vick with Smith on their Titanic

New York trying to one-up the Redskins in terms of quarterback dysfunction.

Devon Still accused of not paying child support to mother of his cancer-stricken daughter

Devon Still accused of not paying child support to mother of his cancer-stricken daughter

Channing Smythe has sent letter to the NFL asking if this violates the league’s personal conduct policy.

Is Gruden doing what he was hired to do?

Is Gruden doing what he was hired to do?

We ask readers their thoughts, and the answer might depend on whether you think he was mainly hired to fix Robert Griffin III or coach the team.

Wizards have to move on quickly after forgettable outing against Hawks

Wizards have to move on quickly after forgettable outing against Hawks

The Wizards face the Cavaliers in Cleveland on Wednesday.

RGIII benched; McCoy to start Sunday

RGIII benched; McCoy to start Sunday

Redskins Coach Jay Gruden — in the midst of losing games and perhaps the locker room as well — sends Robert Griffin III to the bench and will name Colt McCoy as his starter against the Colts.

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Gruden era is now underway

Gruden era is now underway

COLUMN | Convincing Daniel Snyder and Bruce Allen to give up on quarterback Robert Griffin III was no easy task. Now the Redskins coach must push for more.

Terps top No. 13 Iowa St.

Terps top No. 13 Iowa St.

Freshman Jared Nickens scores 15 points as the Terrapins (5-0) capture the championship game of the CBE Hall of Fame Classic in Kansas City.

RGIII benched; McCoy to start Sunday

RGIII benched; McCoy to start Sunday

Redskins Coach Jay Gruden — in the midst of losing games and perhaps the locker room as well — sends Robert Griffin III to the bench and will name Colt McCoy as his starter against the Colts.

The Bengals lineman shares a selfie with his cancer-stricken four-year-old from the hospital.

Devon Still hurried to be by daughter Leah’s side as she got stem-cell treatment

Stephen Curry bombed the Heat into submission

Stephen Curry bombed the Heat into submission

The Warriors star put on a show from the three-point line, winding up with 40 points.

Bama, FSU, Oregon, Miss St keep playoff rankings

The top four teams in the College Football Playoff rankings are unchanged — Alabama, Oregon, Florida State and Mississippi State — heading into a weekend when just about all the contenders are facing challenging rivals.

Sloppy Wizards stumble

Sloppy Wizards stumble

Washington commits 20 turnovers — John Wall and Bradley Beal combine for 13 — and Atlanta shreds the Wizards with 38 fourth-quarter points at Verizon Center.

Only question these days about the Kentucky-Louisville rivalry: who had the better blowout?

Only question these days about the Kentucky-Louisville rivalry: who had the better blowout?

The highly ranked schools are taking turns making mincemeat out of overmatched opponents.

Just three Cowboys legends watching a game ... of girls’ soccer

Emmitt Smith, Tony Dorsett and Charles Haley, just doing what soccer dads do.

Column

Finally, a court of appeal

Finally, a court of appeal

COLUMN | The Wizards are offering D.C. sports fans an alternative to their annual angst over the local NFL team.

JJ Watt sent pizza to Houston cops and firemen

JJ Watt sent pizza to Houston cops and firemen

Many of Houston’s finest enjoyed a free lunch, courtesy of the Texans superstar.

Rankings unchanged at the top

Rankings unchanged at the top

Alabama sits at No. 1 as the top seven teams remain unchanged, but rivalry weekend looms — and change could come with it.

Maryland’s Brad Craddock named Lou Groza Award finalist

Maryland’s Brad Craddock named Lou Groza Award finalist

Still perfect on the year, Craddock joins Florida State’s Roberto Aguyao and West Virginia’s Josh Lambert as finalists for the award.

Wizards look to continue hot start

Wizards look to continue hot start

LIVE DISCUSSION | Kris Humphries is in the starting lineup as Washington looks to extend its winning streak to three games as it hosts the Hawks at Verizon Center.

Caps look to measure up vs. surging Islanders

Caps look to measure up vs. surging Islanders

The Islanders have won nine of 10 games, while the Capitals have won more than two straight just once this season.

Penguins celebrate Marc-Andre Fleury’s 300th win by tweeting hilarious image

Penguins celebrate Marc-Andre Fleury’s 300th win by tweeting hilarious image

It’s Marc-Andres Fleury’s head on Gerard Butler’s body from the movie “300.”

Viktor Tikhonov, Soviet hockey coach, dies at 84

Viktor Tikhonov, Soviet hockey coach, dies at 84

Mr. Tikhonov led teams to three Olympic gold medals but lost the “Miracle on Ice” to the United States.

Pat Quinn, two-time NHL coach of the year, dies at 71

Pat Quinn, two-time NHL coach of the year, dies at 71

Mr. Quinn coached five NHL teams and led Canada’s men’s hockey team to the Olympic gold medal in 2002.

World Cup biter Luis Suarez scores first competitive goal for Barcelona

World Cup biter Luis Suarez scores first competitive goal for Barcelona

The 27-year-old player’s efforts helped propel his team to a 4-0 victory over APOEL Nicosia in Champions League play.

Richard Sherman and a cardboard cutout of Doug Baldwin held a press conference to decry Marshawn Lynch’s $100,000 fine

Richard Sherman and a cardboard cutout of Doug Baldwin held a press conference to decry Marshawn Lynch’s $100,000 fine

Sherman and Cardboard Doug, voiced by the actual Doug Baldwin crouching behind it, called the NFL “hypocritical” in the skit.

Trent Dilfer and Bill Cowher say the Redskins should be patient with Robert Griffin III

Trent Dilfer and Bill Cowher say the Redskins should be patient with Robert Griffin III

Dilfer would not be surprised if Griffin became a star ‘somewhere else.’

After shining against Michigan, Wheeler earns another start vs. Rutgers

After shining against Michigan, Wheeler earns another start vs. Rutgers

Biding his time for nearly five years, the senior left tackle made first career start against Michigan.