Caps cough one up to Wild

Ovechkin sits as Capitals get a goal from newly acquired Curtis Glencross, then yield two late in 2-1 loss.

Wizards reluctant to stretch at the four

In an era of three-point shooting big men, Washington chooses to stick to a more traditional front line. For better or worse.

Redskins to host Branch

The Redskins need two starting safeties, and are bringing in the former Oakland Raider, who was cut last month.

University of Massachusetts basketball guard Derrick Gordon, 22, enters a hallway before facing reporters on the school's campus, Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Amherst, Mass. Gordon has become the first openly gay player in Division I men's basketball. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

This college basketball player came out, and it was pretty much normal

UMass junior Derrick Gordon’s first season as an openly gay athlete elicited no taunts, slurs or jeers.

Bulls fan celebrates exciting win by slapping Joakim Noah on the rear

Bulls fan celebrates exciting win by slapping Joakim Noah on the rear

There was a lot that was out-of-bounds about that moment.

Baylor is preparing to unleash a 410-pound tight end on hapless defenses.

Baylor is preparing to unleash a 410-pound tight end on hapless defenses.

LaQuan McGowan could be the next ridiculously big thing in college football.

Postgame: With Ovechkin injured, Capitals can’t hold onto early lead

Postgame: With Ovechkin injured, Capitals can’t hold onto early lead

Ovechkin remains day-to-day with a lower-body injury, Coach Barry Trotz said, while rookie Andre Burakovsky will stick around at least until Saturday.

Delaware State’s Kendall Gray has 30-30 game against Coppin State

Delaware State’s Kendall Gray has 30-30 game against Coppin State

Gray’s teammate Amere May scored 40 points, as well, in the stats-crazy game.

MLS season preview: 20 for 20

MLS season preview: 20 for 20

The soccer league begins its 20th season Friday with the Los Angeles Galaxy hosting the Chicago Fire.

Caps cough one up to Wild

Caps cough one up to Wild

Ovechkin sits as Capitals get a goal from newly acquired Curtis Glencross, then yield two late in 2-1 loss.

Craig Sager’s return to TNT was the feel-good story of the night

Craig Sager’s return to TNT was the feel-good story of the night

The popular sideline reporter had been battling leukemia for almost a year.

Insane, last-second goal helps high school soccer team beat undefeated rival

Insane, last-second goal helps high school soccer team beat undefeated rival

A Texas high schooler hits a volley from 35 yards out as the buzzer sounds.

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Washington Nationals spring training

Washington Nationals spring training

Max Scherzer pitches as the Nationals take on the Mets in the spring training opener.

Wizards reluctant to stretch at the four

Wizards reluctant to stretch at the four

In an era of three-point shooting big men, Washington chooses to stick to a more traditional front line. For better or worse.

Hunter Pence fractures forearm, is expected to miss six to eight weeks

Hunter Pence fractures forearm, is expected to miss six to eight weeks

The Giants right fielder, who was hit by a pitch during a spring training game, will leave a hole in the team’s batting order.

Max Scherzer has some fun in Nationals spring training debut

Max Scherzer has some fun in Nationals spring training debut

The Nationals’ new $210-million starter dons the Nationals uniform for the first time in a game.

Stonewall Jackson’s Reggie Floyd commits to Virginia Tech

A standout on both sides of the ball for the Raiders, Floyd has given his word to Virginia Tech, where the Hokies envision him at free safety.

Brene Moseley gives Maryland a depth charge entering Big Ten tournament

Brene Moseley gives Maryland a depth charge entering Big Ten tournament

The junior’s adjustment to a backup role underscores the depth and unselfishness of the No. 4 Terrapins.

This college basketball player came out, and it was pretty much normal

This college basketball player came out, and it was pretty much normal

UMass junior Derrick Gordon’s first season as an openly gay athlete elicited no taunts, slurs or jeers.

Watch this British bro perform WWE finishing moves on a young woman

Watch this British bro perform WWE finishing moves on a young woman

Don’t worry, the two go crashing into a swimming pool.

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For Steve Watkins, a time to heal

For Steve Watkins, a time to heal

The perilous pursuits of the Iditarod sled dog race and the scaling of Mount Everest help an Army veteran cope with his past.

Discuss Capitals vs. Wild

Discuss Capitals vs. Wild

Washington faces the last team it had not faced this season, with Ovechkin out and Burakovsky in.

Ronda Rousey says she could ‘beat 100 percent’ of male UFC fighters — in theory

Ronda Rousey says she could ‘beat 100 percent’ of male UFC fighters — in theory

Confidence -- and everything else -- is her strong suit.

Loudoun County’s track athletes left out in the cold during indoor season

Loudoun County’s track athletes left out in the cold during indoor season

TRACK & FIELD | Indoor track and field remains an unsanctioned sport in Loudoun County, so several of the area’s top runners are barred from state competition.

Nationals vs. Mets spring training live updates and discussion thread: Game 1

Nationals vs. Mets spring training live updates and discussion thread: Game 1

Max Scherzer makes his first start in a Nationals uniform.

2015 NFL free agency needs: AFC South

2015 NFL free agency needs: AFC South

What’s in store for the Colts, Texans, Jaguars and Titans next week?

Ndamukong Suh to visit Oakland Raiders next week, report says

Ndamukong Suh to visit Oakland Raiders next week, report says

That might be a good fit for the 28-year-old, who’s looking to become the highest paid defensive player in the NFL.

Justin Anderson has appendectomy, will miss Virginia-Louisville game

Justin Anderson has appendectomy, will miss Virginia-Louisville game

The procedure on Thursday will delay the Cavaliers’ standout junior’s return from a broken finger by at least one more game.

Otto Porter Jr. explains defensive lapse against Bulls

Otto Porter Jr. explains defensive lapse against Bulls

Porter’s lapse was devoured by the Internet.

Tony Gwynn Jr. reports to Nationals, eager to get back to life on diamond

Tony Gwynn Jr. reports to Nationals, eager to get back to life on diamond

After losing his Hall of Fame father last year, outfielder is embracing opportunity with Washington.

Here’s Cristiano Ronaldo dancing in an ad for his new CR7 shoe line

The Real Madrid superstar mimes and moonwalks to celebrate his expanding empire.

Peyton Manning’s storybook Super Bowl ending a long shot

Peyton Manning’s storybook Super Bowl ending a long shot

Manning will have another opportunity to add to his considerable legacy ... but can he seize it?

Maryland’s Abner Logan poised for breakout in spring football practice

Maryland’s Abner Logan poised for breakout in spring football practice

After missing half of last season while on disciplinary probation, Logan emerges as potential leader for Maryland defense.

Capitals fan turns to Craigslist for seat mate for Wild game after friends ditch him because of snow

Capitals fan turns to Craigslist for seat mate for Wild game after friends ditch him because of snow

Plenty of cheap tickets available on the secondary market for Thursday’s game.

Redskins free agency: What Washington should do at quarterback and the offensive skill positions

Redskins free agency: What Washington should do at quarterback and the offensive skill positions

With Griffin name Washington’s starter and Cousins apparently returning as his top challenger, what’s the market for a 3rd-string quarterback?

2014-15 NBA Power Rankings: Hawks move back into the top spot

2014-15 NBA Power Rankings: Hawks move back into the top spot

The Atlanta Hawks have won five in a row and took advantage of a Golden State lapse to reclaim the No. 1 spot.

LeBron James says he needs to ‘protect’ himself from flagrant fouls

LeBron James says he needs to ‘protect’ himself from flagrant fouls

After two opponents doled out two flagrant fouls, James is on the defensive.

Here is why Peyton Manning will take a step back in 2015

Here is why Peyton Manning will take a step back in 2015

At 38 years old, Manning showed no signs of slowing down.

Giants’ Larry Donnell was on plane that skidded off runway at LaGuardia (updated)

Giants’ Larry Donnell was on plane that skidded off runway at LaGuardia (updated)

He’s fine and he has the Instagram images to prove it.

Michigan Coach Jim Harbaugh and Judge Judy are in a mutual admiration club

Michigan Coach Jim Harbaugh and Judge Judy are in a mutual admiration club

The two exchanged some gushing words on Twitter this week.

Bill Simmons: Wizards should fire Randy Wittman

Bill Simmons: Wizards should fire Randy Wittman

ESPN writer says Wittman is ‘a terrible coach’ and ‘not good at coaching basketball.’

Freddie Freeman, Craig Kimbrell, Andrelton Simmons form foundation for 2015 Braves

Freddie Freeman, Craig Kimbrell, Andrelton Simmons form foundation for 2015 Braves

Atlanta’s apparent fire sale in the offseason didn’t touch what amounts to the team’s core. But where does that leave them now -- and in the future?

Zack Wheeler guarantees the Mets will make it hard for Bryce Harper and the Nats to win a championship

Zack Wheeler guarantees the Mets will make it hard for Bryce Harper and the Nats to win a championship

Pitcher wonders if the Mets might put the Nationals to shame.

After healthy scratch, Brooks Laich needs to ‘take a deep breath, relax, have fun and play’

After healthy scratch, Brooks Laich needs to ‘take a deep breath, relax, have fun and play’

Nursing the longest goal drought of his career since his rookie season, Laich will return to the lineup Thursday against Minnesota.

The top-scoring cricketer in the Cricket World Cup has a day job

The top-scoring cricketer in the Cricket World Cup has a day job

Shaiman Anwar spends his days toiling for a shipping company in the United Arab Emirates.

College scoring struggles may start on recruiting trail

College scoring struggles may start on recruiting trail

In the search for a cause of the ailing offense in college basketball, starting at the beginning makes sense.

Cardinals’ Mitch Harris looks to become first Navy graduate to pitch in the big leagues since 1921

Cardinals’ Mitch Harris looks to become first Navy graduate to pitch in the big leagues since 1921

Harris put his baseball dreams on hold while fulfilling service requirement.

Ovechkin game-time decision tonight; Burakovsky recalled

Ovechkin game-time decision tonight; Burakovsky recalled

Forward Michael Latta is expected to miss matchup with Minnesota after suffering an upper-body injury.

Bubble Watch: LSU puts bracket bid in jeopardy

Bubble Watch: LSU puts bracket bid in jeopardy

The Tigers tripped up against the Volunteers and threw their at-large bid hopes into jeopardy. Plus, the bubble round up from Wednesday.

NASCAR driver Kurt Busch cleared of criminal charges relating to alleged domestic abuse of ex-girlfriend

NASCAR driver Kurt Busch cleared of criminal charges relating to alleged domestic abuse of ex-girlfriend

The 36-year-old driver, meanwhile, remains suspended from NASCAR.

WWE’s SummerSlam travels to Brooklyn’s Barclays Center for first time

WWE’s SummerSlam travels to Brooklyn’s Barclays Center for first time

After six years on the West Coast, the pro wrestling promotion’s second biggest show is coming back East.

Harper to hit third, Zimmerman fourth in Nationals’ spring training opener [UPDATED]

Harper to hit third, Zimmerman fourth in Nationals’ spring training opener [UPDATED]

The first starting lineup of the spring training season is here for your perusal.

Jake Locker leads list of unimpressive NFL free agent QBs

Jake Locker leads list of unimpressive NFL free agent QBs

The market for passers is almost never robust -- good quarterbacks don’t hit the market often -- but the free agent quarterbacks available leave a lot to be desired.