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Jay and silent Bob strike back

COLUMN | Redskins Coach Jay Gruden likely will be back next year following upset of Eagles, but don’t be surprised if Robert Griffin III is back as well.

Mike Shanahan talks RGIII

The former coach talks about the Redskins and his former quarterback on ESPN’s “Sunday Countdown.”

Ovechkin’s stunner lifts Caps

Alex Ovechkin adds to his mythic highlight reel with a dynamic third-period goal to help push Washington to a shutout win.

Seeds of destruction, rebirth

Gilbert Arenas and teammate Javaris Crittenton never recovered from bringing guns into Wizards locker room, but sorry episode triggered a roster overhaul.

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.

No. 6 Virginia slams Harvard, 76-27

No. 6 Virginia slams Harvard, 76-27

Mike Tobey scores 15 points in the first half and Virginia holds Harvard to one field goal before the break.

Muhammad Ali hospitalized with pneumonia

Muhammad Ali hospitalized with pneumonia

“The Greatest,” who is 72, has battled Parkinson’s for years.

If fired, Rex Ryan leaves the Jets in bad shape

If fired, Rex Ryan leaves the Jets in bad shape

The Jets have a 3-11 record under Rex Ryan this season, the fewest wins since taking over head coaching job.

David Letterman spent five minutes on the world’s worst Redskins joke

David Letterman spent five minutes on the world’s worst Redskins joke

This is possibly the worst Redskins name segment in late-night history.

Jets’ Nick Mangold wears ‘NYPD’ cap a day after fatal shootings in Brooklyn

Jets’ Nick Mangold wears ‘NYPD’ cap a day after fatal shootings in Brooklyn

Less than 24 hours before gametime, two police officers were shot to death in an ambush in Brooklyn.

In returning home, Capitals see ‘trap game’ vs. Ottawa

In returning home, Capitals see ‘trap game’ vs. Ottawa

The Capitals have Sunday off, with three critical road games ahead, but cannot afford to overlook their lone home game before the calendar year ends.

Chargers’ Philip Rivers is playing despite a bulging disk

Chargers’ Philip Rivers is playing despite a bulging disk

He still managed to engineer a 38-35 overtime win over San Francisco.

John Wall speaks at Miyah Telemaque-Nelson’s funeral, posts statement on Instagram

John Wall speaks at Miyah Telemaque-Nelson’s funeral, posts statement on Instagram

Wall took to Instagram to post a photo of Telemaque-Nelson and encourage for donations in her honor.

Trotz explains scratching Schmidt, benching Wilson

The Capitals’ coach gave similar explanations for each move involving a young skater: “You have to give them a little jolt.”

Three reasons why RGIII got his first victory since 2013

Three reasons why RGIII got his first victory since 2013

A simplified game plan and more accurate passing was key to the Redskins’ win over the Eagles.

Kerrigan extends sack streak to five games

Kerrigan extends sack streak to five games

With his sack-fumble in the first quarter, outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan added to his career-high total and also extended his streak of games with at least one sack to five games.

Mike Shanahan hasn’t given up on Jay Cutler. (Neither have the Titans.)

Mike Shanahan hasn’t given up on Jay Cutler. (Neither have the Titans.)

Someone sounds like he’s ready to coach again in interview on ESPN’s “Sunday Countdown.“

Mike Shanahan talks RGIII

Mike Shanahan talks RGIII

The former coach talks about the Redskins and his former quarterback on ESPN’s “Sunday Countdown.”

Five observations from the Redskins’ win over the Eagles

Five observations from the Redskins’ win over the Eagles

The Redskins did a number of good things as they got their first win since Oct. 27.

Saints and Falcons battle for the NFC South

Saints and Falcons battle for the NFC South

New Orleans and Atlanta have a combined 11-17 record with neither above .500 mark, yet Sunday’s game will go a long way to deciding who will represent the division in the playoffs.

Lindsey Vonn crashes in super-G, suffers minor elbow injury

Lindsey Vonn crashes in super-G, suffers minor elbow injury

Fortunately, her surgically repaired knee is fine.

Morris tops 1,000-yard mark

Morris tops 1,000-yard mark

With his 21-carry, 83-yard performance in Washington’s 27-24 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles, running back Alfred Morris went over the 1,000-yard mark on the season.

Maryland basketball at Oklahoma State: Previewing the game

Maryland basketball at Oklahoma State: Previewing the game

Playing its first true road game of the season, No. 17 Maryland looks for fourth straight win in Stillwater.

Veterans sing Breeland’s praises

Veterans sing Breeland’s praises

Bashaud Breeland’s big interception won him praise from teammates. “That dude has ice-cold veins, man. Play of the year,” Stephen Bowen said.

Postgame: Heavy hitters carry Capitals to 4-0 rout of Devils

Postgame: Heavy hitters carry Capitals to 4-0 rout of Devils

Two goals from Nicklas Backstrom, one from Alex Ovechkin and one from Mike Green power Washington to its sixth win in eight games.

Williams says toppling Eagles was worth the pain

Williams says toppling Eagles was worth the pain

With only one usable arm after fourth-quarter collision, Washington left tackle Trent Williams refused to remain sidelined against Philadelphia.

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Knights outlast Crusaders 65-50

Knights outlast Crusaders 65-50

No. 4 O'Connell improves to 8-0 on the season with their strong victory over No. 12 Riverdale Baptist.

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Gruden finds a blueprint to help Griffin succeed

Gruden finds a blueprint to help Griffin succeed

In 27-24 win against the Eagles, Jay Gruden devised a plan that helped Robert Griffin III play well enough to win.

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Jay and silent Bob strike back

Jay and silent Bob strike back

COLUMN | Redskins Coach Jay Gruden likely will be back next year following upset of Eagles, but don’t be surprised if Robert Griffin III is back as well.

Murphy breaks right hand

Murphy breaks right hand

Rookie Trent Murphy fractured the third metacarpal in his right hand during a play late in the first quarter and did not return.

Jackson reaches milestones vs. Eagles

DeSean Jackson danced his way off the field and into the locker room, flapping his arms to mock the Eagles and kicking the air.

Ovechkin’s stunner lifts Caps

Ovechkin’s stunner lifts Caps

Alex Ovechkin adds to his mythic highlight reel with a dynamic third-period goal to help push Washington to a shutout win.

Eagles are on the outside looking in

Eagles are on the outside looking in

After three straight losses, Philadelphia will need help in NFC playoffs race.

Griffin leads Redskins to win for first time in over a year

Griffin leads Redskins to win for first time in over a year

The embattled QB stands tall after guiding his club past a Philadelphia team fighting for the playoffs.

On Redskins fans, beating the Eagles, and jubilation

On Redskins fans, beating the Eagles, and jubilation

Redskins fans were happy Saturday night. Really, really happy.

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No. 4 O’Connell cruises past No. 12 Riverdale Baptist, 65-50

No. 4 O’Connell cruises past No. 12 Riverdale Baptist, 65-50

Knights move to 9-0 after convincing win at DMV Tipoff Classic.

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Redskins defeat Eagles with key plays in the final seconds

Redskins defeat Eagles with key plays in the final seconds

The Redskins didn't play a perfect game, but came up with enough plays to beat the Eagles and put a wrinkle in their playoff plans.

Dunks aside, Djonkam lifts Knights

Dunks aside, Djonkam lifts Knights

BOYS’ BASKETBALL | O’Connell’s Lewis Djonkam misses a pair of jams but has 14 points and 16 rebounds in a win over Riverdale Baptist.

DeSean Jackson mocks Eagles with dance after Redskins win

DeSean Jackson mocks Eagles with dance after Redskins win

The receiver sure loves facing his former team.

Gruden: Griffin gets ‘major thumbs up’

Gruden: Griffin gets ‘major thumbs up’

Jay Gruden was understandably upbeat and proud of Washington’s effort in his postgame press conference Saturday evening.

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Redskins stun Eagles

Redskins stun Eagles

Washington upsets Philadelphia, 27-24, at FedEx Field in the final meeting this season between the NFC East rivals.

Redskins-Eagles best and worst

Redskins-Eagles best and worst

The best and worst moments from the Redskins’ 27-24 win over the Eagles.

Redskins snap 6-game losing streak

Redskins snap 6-game losing streak

For once, the ball bounces Washington’s way, and the team fights past calamities to upset the Eagles in the final seconds, 27-24.

Kentucky blue, in their blood

Kentucky blue, in their blood

John Wall and Eric Bledsoe renew acquaintances Sunday, the latest matchup featuring former charges of Wildcats Coach John Calipari.

Michael Jordan’s old sneakers that sold for more than $33,000 at auction might not be authentic

Michael Jordan’s old sneakers that sold for more than $33,000 at auction might not be authentic

The blue Converse high-tops were advertised as being worn by Jordan during a game at University of North Carolina.

Preview: Virginia set to host Harvard

Preview: Virginia set to host Harvard

The No. 6 Cavaliers are looking to stretch their home win streak to 17 games Sunday.

Trimble earns free throws

Trimble earns free throws

The Terps freshman leads the nation in points from the foul line after working on his strength and inside game.

Real Madrid beats Argentina’s San Lorenzo to win the FIFA Club World Cup, so who cares?

For the seventh time in the tournament’s 11-year history the team from Europe took home the top prize.

Take a look at the Toronto Raptors’ new grown-up logo. The dinosaur is extinct.

Take a look at the Toronto Raptors’ new grown-up logo. The dinosaur is extinct.

For the first time ever, the NBA team’s primary logo won’t feature a cartoon dinosaur.

Redskins vs. Eagles discussion thread

Redskins vs. Eagles discussion thread

Discuss Saturday’s game against Philadelphia with other fans here.

Baseball to lobby Congress against minimum wage for minor leaguers

Baseball to lobby Congress against minimum wage for minor leaguers

Well, that’s one way to defend against the class-action lawsuit filed by minor league players.

Redskins vs. Eagles live blog

Redskins vs. Eagles live blog

It’s Washington’s second-to-last game of the season, against division rival Philadelphia. We’ve got you covered from pregame to postgame.