(John Raoux / Associated Press)

Wall, Wizards bounce Magic

John Wall (pictured) delivers 30 points and 12 assists and Marcin Gortat hits 10 of 13 shots and grabs 12 rebounds as Washington bounces back to drive past Orlando for season’s first win.

The King’s return spoiled

LeBron James is embraced in his second debut with the Cavaliers, but then commits eight turnovers as Cleveland stumbles against New York.

‘No reason not to play him’

Redskins Coach Jay Gruden has every intention of starting Robert Griffin III against the Vikings now that team doctors have declared Griffin 100 percent healthy.

Caps try to work out demons

After sloppy loss to Detroit, Coach Barry Trotz tries to tighten team’s game while keeping players loose.

BISHOPVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA - October 17: Dayrice Austin, 15, center left, leans in to chat with Bryce Barrett, 14, center right, as football players from the public Lee Central High School gather to share a meal with players from the private Robert E. Lee Academy on Friday, October 17, 2014, in Bishopville, South Carolina. Lee County in South Carolina is, for all intents and purposes, still segregated. Back in the 1960s, the 'old boys' - white parents of white children - got together and formed what became known as a segregation academy, making it so their sons and daughters would not have to attend the public Lee Central High. They started the private and appropriately named Robert E. Lee Academy, which today is roughly 99 percent white. The public Lee Central is around 95 percent black. There is not a lot of mingling between students of the respective school. But once a year, the football teams get together for dinner. They are grouped according to their positions in an attempt to get to know each other. From these dinners, a few friendships have blossomed and, although it is not a cure-all, it is at least an acknowledgement of the racial divide and a baby step toward true integration. (Photo by Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post)

Breaking bread, bridging a divide

Two teams — one mostly white, one mostly black — find common ground at an annual pregame dinner.

Wizards fueled by better defensive effort in victory over Magic

Wizards fueled by better defensive effort in victory over Magic

The Wizards scored 17 points off 18 Magic turnovers.

Carolina, barbecued

Carolina, barbecued

The Saints hound Panthers quarterback Cam Newton and Drew Brees overcomes a shaky start as New Orleans snaps seven-game road losing streak with 28-10 victory to take over first in the NFC South.

Winston, Seminoles storm back in Louisville

Winston, Seminoles storm back in Louisville

Jameis Winston leads second-ranked Florida State back from a 21-0 deficit by throwing for 401 yards and three touchdowns to survive upset bid by No. 25 Louisville with a 42-31 win.

2014 Breeders’ Cup preview

2014 Breeders’ Cup preview

A guide to horse racing’s biggest event, which starts Friday.

Maryland region roundup

Maryland region roundup

CROSS-COUNTRY | Northwest’s Diego Zarate outdoes himself, while Whitman takes the team title in the 4A West.

The King’s return spoiled

The King’s return spoiled

LeBron James is embraced in his second debut with the Cavaliers, but then commits eight turnovers as Cleveland stumbles against New York.

Parchment steps forward for Tartans

Parchment steps forward for Tartans

VOLLEYBALL | Freshman setter Jade Parchment shows her versatility with five kills to help Holy Cross top Paul VI in the WCAC title match.

The return of LeBron James was suitably grandiose

The return of LeBron James was suitably grandiose

His first game back in a Cavs uniform was like Christmas and New Year’s Eve combined, with a little Super Bowl mixed in.

Wall, Wizards bounce Magic

Wall, Wizards bounce Magic

John Wall (pictured) delivers 30 points and 12 assists and Marcin Gortat hits 10 of 13 shots and grabs 12 rebounds as Washington bounces back to drive past Orlando for season’s first win.

D.C. United will play Red Bulls in MLS playoffs

D.C. United will play Red Bulls in MLS playoffs

Longtime Eastern Conference rivals begin their two-leg series Sunday afternoon at Red Bull Arena.

Eric Decker invites feedback from Jets fans -- and, go figure, it wasn’t all positive

Eric Decker invites feedback from Jets fans -- and, go figure, it wasn’t all positive

Turns out that some fans of the 1-7 team are a tad bitter.

Photos

Maroon grab IAC title

Maroon grab IAC title

Josh Szymczak and Gaetan Roux found the net for Episcopal’s boys’ soccer team

Episcopal wins IAC soccer title

Episcopal wins IAC soccer title

The Maroon capped off an up-and-down season with a 2-0 win over St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes for the conference championship.

Re-live Game 7, this time in glorious Taiwanese animation

Re-live Game 7, this time in glorious Taiwanese animation

Just one complaint: Where’s Chevy Guy?

Where’s ‘Thursday Night Football?’ It’s on NFL Network, not CBS

Where’s ‘Thursday Night Football?’ It’s on NFL Network, not CBS

Get used to it. The mid-season switcheroo is underway.

Discuss Wizards vs. Magic

Discuss Wizards vs. Magic

The Wizards look to avoid an 0-2 start to the season in Orlando.

‘No reason not to play him’

‘No reason not to play him’

Redskins Coach Jay Gruden has every intention of starting Robert Griffin III against the Vikings now that team doctors have declared Griffin 100 percent healthy.

Cleveland Browns are using dog collars and bone charms as incentives to get the defense to play harder

Cleveland Browns are using dog collars and bone charms as incentives to get the defense to play harder

Although the idea sounds strange, the players have taken quite a liking to it, and the coaches say it’s working.

Zissman, Jewish Day School are champs

Zissman, Jewish Day School are champs

GIRLS’ SOCCER | Izzy Zissman’s shutout propels the Lions past Covenant Life for their first PVAC tournament title in two decades.

Jose Canseco is really sad about shooting his middle finger off

Jose Canseco is really sad about shooting his middle finger off

The 50-year-old ex-baseball star broke down in tears during an interview with “Inside Edition” that will air Thursday.

Morse savors season in San Francisco

Morse savors season in San Francisco

Former National drove in World Series-winning run in Game 7.

Magic Johnson joins Mia Hamm as part-owner of MLS’s Los Angeles Football Club

Magic Johnson joins Mia Hamm as part-owner of MLS’s Los Angeles Football Club

Who’s looking forward to a derby between LA Galaxy and LAFC?

Nationals pick up Denard Span’s 2015 option

Nationals pick up Denard Span’s 2015 option

Washington officially exercised Span’s $9-million team option, decline options for Adam LaRoche, Rafael Soriano.

Haslett could mix it up vs. Vikings

Haslett could mix it up vs. Vikings

Last Monday the Redskins featured a game plan that best fit the description of ‘unleashed,’ but will they do so against Minnesota?

Caps try to work out demons

Caps try to work out demons

After sloppy loss to Detroit, Coach Barry Trotz tries to tighten team’s game while keeping players loose.

Bumgarner caps a stunning MLB postseason

Bumgarner caps a stunning MLB postseason

The Giants’ lefty defined the postseason. But what about all those little memories that made up a wild and crazy month?

Looking for a second chance up north

Looking for a second chance up north

Macho Harris loves life in the CFL; Shawn Lemon loves the chance it gives him to fulfill his NFL dream.

Trotz on Ovechkin: ‘All he needs is one’

Trotz on Ovechkin: ‘All he needs is one’

“It’s just like a golfer,” Trotz said. “You need a couple more swings to work on your game.“

Read the emotional text Madison Bumgarner’s dad sent him during Game 7 of the World Series

Read the emotional text Madison Bumgarner’s dad sent him during Game 7 of the World Series

Although MadBum doesn’t often show emotion, his dad sure does, and it’s great.

Chimera skated well after injury

Chimera skated well after injury

“People go through a lot greater things in life than my broken nose,” Chimera said Wednesday. “I play a game for a living.“

Terps notes: Merriman visits practice, Andrew Isaacs surgery set for Friday

Terps notes: Merriman visits practice, Andrew Isaacs surgery set for Friday

Former Maryland linebacker Shawne Merriman delivers speech to team ahead of Penn State.

Russell Athletic celebrates Colt McCoy’s return to stardom

Russell Athletic celebrates Colt McCoy’s return to stardom

Colt McCoy might be returning to the bench soon, but for now, let’s celebrate.

London Fletcher says Robert Griffin III is not a diva and Tony Romo is not a choker

London Fletcher says Robert Griffin III is not a diva and Tony Romo is not a choker

Fletcher says it makes sense for Redskins to start Griffin if he’s healthy.

High-powered Stallions ready for Bruins

High-powered Stallions ready for Bruins

FOOTBALL | South County is rolling, but recent matchups with Lake Braddock have the No. 14 Stallions eager to keep their foot on the gas.

Falls Church strives for a ‘breakout’

Falls Church strives for a ‘breakout’

FOOTBALL | The Jaguars are 6-2 and have their backfield in order heading into a game against Hayfield on Friday night.

Brady, Manning provide priceless stability

Brady, Manning provide priceless stability

While other NFL teams have continually reshuffled starting QBs, Peyton Manning and Tom Brady have been mainstays and they meet again Sunday with AFC superiority at stake.

Gruden: ‘Every intent’ of starting Griffin

Gruden: ‘Every intent’ of starting Griffin

Only a setback in practice Friday would prevent Robert Griffin III from reclaiming his starting job Sunday at Minnesota, Coach Jay Gruden says.

Russell Westbrook + shiny silver jacket = Internet gold

Russell Westbrook + shiny silver jacket = Internet gold

Twitter users compared the Oklahoma City Thunder guard’s look to an aluminum air duct, a robotic Urkel and more. Enjoy.

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney reportedly to compete in derby against Man City despite rumors of injury

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney reportedly to compete in derby against Man City despite rumors of injury

The derby, set for Sunday, would be the first match back for the 29-year-old since he was suspended last month for kicking a West Ham opponent.

The Maryland high school football playoff picture: Class 2A

The Maryland high school football playoff picture: Class 2A

With Prince George’s County power Douglass long-since pegged as the early favorite, here’s a look at the rest of the Maryland 2A playoff picture.

How one loyal Redskins fan saved his fantasy football league from going bankrupt betting on the Cowboys

How one loyal Redskins fan saved his fantasy football league from going bankrupt betting on the Cowboys

A deposed commissioner, a power-hungry upstart and a Redskins upset almost destroyed one fantasy football league

Throwback: Dunbar’s Smith chooses Friars

Throwback: Dunbar’s Smith chooses Friars

This day 25 years ago, recruiting news found its way to Page 2 of Sports, as a future Washington Wizard made his college choice.

College football upset watch: No. 2 Florida State vulnerable against Louisville

According to ESPN, opposing quarterbacks have an adjusted Total QBR of just 14.7 against Louisville -- the best mark in the country.

Wilson looks to keep rolling

Wilson looks to keep rolling

FOOTBALL | Fresh off a stunning upset of H.D. Woodson, the Tigers continue their late-season gantlet Friday against Ballou.

The pluck and the Irish

The pluck and the Irish

The football rivalry between Navy and Notre Dame is historically lopsided, but Irish Coach Brian Kelly isn’t resting easy.

Morris: Mind-set change fueled boost

Morris: Mind-set change fueled boost

Redskins running back Alfred Morris shook off a season’s worth of struggles in the second half against Dallas, and credited the improvements to mental adjustments.

Column

‘California,’ here they come

‘California,’ here they come

Breeders’ Cup Classic will show what Triple Crown didn’t: California Chrome isn’t best in 3-year-old class.