LeBron, Cavs in fragile state

The Cavaliers’ early struggles might be deeper than simply learning to adjust to a new system and new players.

Pack helps steady Terps

The fifth-year senior, a transfer last May, has been perhaps Maryland’s best player so far and a strong locker room voice.

Caps needed ‘greasy’ goals

“To consistently score,” Matt Niskanen said after losing to Buffalo, “I think we need to have a consistent net presence.”

Goodbye Ole Miss . . . hello UCLA

CAMPUS CLEANUP | The Bruins lost twice in October, vanished into the background and then reemerged in the playoff picture.

Morris has first 100-yard game this season

Morris has first 100-yard game this season

After Alfred Morris’s 125-yard day, Coach Jay Gruden concedes that running game must carry Washington’s offense going forward.

Injury-ravaged defense comes up with turnovers

Injury-ravaged defense comes up with turnovers

Numerous injuries and a suspension left the Redskins’ defense at the bare minimum, but the unit forced three turnovers against the 49ers.

UMBC upsets Terps; Hoyas and U-Va. teams advance

UMBC upsets Terps; Hoyas and U-Va. teams advance

Fourth-seeded Terrapins fall at home, while Georgetown scores with five seconds left in extra time to advance to the round of 16.

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Reid: Time seems to be running out on Griffin

Reid: Time seems to be running out on Griffin

After another subpar performance, Washington must ask how much longer it can wait for its QB to develop.

Redskins need a better option at QB than RGIII

Redskins need a better option at QB than RGIII

Robert Griffin III was held to 106 yards passing in the loss to the 49ers.

Hayward out for the year

Hayward out for the year

Linebacker Adam Hayward is expected to miss the remainder of the season after suffering a tibial plateau fracture in his right leg.

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The Wrap: Redskins can't hold against 49ers

The Wrap: Redskins can't hold against 49ers

An excellent showing by the defense was not enough to save the Redskins' as they lost to the San Francisco 49ers, 13-17. The Washington Post's Gene Wang and Scott Allen discuss the loss and breakdown RGIII's performance.

Postgame quotes from Jay Gruden

Postgame quotes from Jay Gruden

Redskins Coach Jay Gruden lamented another shaky showing from his passing game as he praised a gutsy performance from his defense after Washington’s 17-14 loss to San Francisco.

Best & worst from Redskins vs. 49ers

Best & worst from Redskins vs. 49ers

Best and worst moments from Washington’s 17-13 loss to the 49ers in San Francisco.

Redskins fall short in San Francisco

Redskins fall short in San Francisco

Washington plays it close to the vest, but surrenders fourth-quarter lead in road game it had a chance to win.

Ravens bus involved in accident en route to New Orleans hotel

Ravens bus involved in accident en route to New Orleans hotel

No one was injured in what’s being described as a minor incident.

Another Super Bowl title is within Patriots’ reach

Another Super Bowl title is within Patriots’ reach

New England has beaten the Broncos, Colts and Lions convincingly in consecutive games.

LeBron, Cavs in fragile state

LeBron, Cavs in fragile state

The Cavaliers’ early struggles might be deeper than simply learning to adjust to a new system and new players.

London Fletcher: Redskins organization ‘has lost itself’

London Fletcher: Redskins organization ‘has lost itself’

Former Redskins linebacker suggests that Jay Gruden and Robert Griffin III are both saying too much.

NFL key matchup Week 12: Giants’ Odell Beckham Jr. vs. Cowboys’ Brandon Carr

NFL key matchup Week 12: Giants’ Odell Beckham Jr. vs. Cowboys’ Brandon Carr

Beckham, the 12th-overall pick this year, has made 31 catches for 463 yards and three touchdowns

Pack helps steady Terps

Pack helps steady Terps

The fifth-year senior, a transfer last May, has been perhaps Maryland’s best player so far and a strong locker room voice.

T.Y. Hilton marks baby’s birth with adorable touchdown celebration, emotional interview

T.Y. Hilton marks baby’s birth with adorable touchdown celebration, emotional interview

Colts wide receiver had promised to deliver a TD for his new daughter, too.

Porter to start; Amerson inactive after breaking rule

Porter to start; Amerson inactive after breaking rule

Porter is among four Redskins to get first start this season: TE Niles Paul, LT Morgan Moses and DE Stephen Bowen also to start vs. 49ers.

Drew Stanton’s love of the deep ball could revitalize Seahawks’ Legion of Boom

Drew Stanton’s love of the deep ball could revitalize Seahawks’ Legion of Boom

This season, Seattle has just six picks after 10 games, good for 23rd most in the league.

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NFL Week 12: Washington falls to San Francisco

NFL Week 12: Washington falls to San Francisco

Redskins drop to 3-8 after 17-13 loss to the 49ers in San Francisco.

Redskins at 49ers discussion thread

Redskins at 49ers discussion thread

Here’s the place to discuss anything and everything surrounding Washington’s game at San Francisco.

Dolphins needs to bring pressure on Pyeton Manning, but not the blitz

Dolphins needs to bring pressure on Pyeton Manning, but not the blitz

Per Stats Inc., the Dolphins blitz 25.3 percent of the time, the fourth-highest figure in the NFL.

Live blog: Redskins fall short in S.F.

Live blog: Redskins fall short in S.F.

Washington held a three-point in the fourth quarter, and got a big day from running back Alfred Morris, but San Francisco sacks Robert Griffin III five times to pull out a 17-13 victory Sunday.

Redskins’ defense not causing enough havoc

Redskins’ defense not causing enough havoc

The average NFL team has a Havoc rate of 9.4 percent, meaning that when you take all of a team’s defensive plays, one out of 11 should be a tackle for a loss, forced fumble or defended pass. The Redskins are just slightly below average at 9.1 percent.

Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald out against Seahawks

Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald out against Seahawks

Not having their star pass catcher would be a big loss for Arizona.

LeBron James says the Cavs are ‘fragile’ right now

LeBron James says the Cavs are ‘fragile’ right now

Cleveland’s losing streak now stands at four.

Niskanen scores first Caps goal, but searches for more

Niskanen scores first Caps goal, but searches for more

According to one teammate, Niskanen might have called his shot during the second intermission.

Reports: Benching RGIII possible

Reports: Benching RGIII possible

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport says Coach Jay Gruden has the ‘ability’ to bench Robert Griffin III for poor performance.

Scalpers seek $125 for free Bills-Jets tickets in Detroit

Scalpers seek $125 for free Bills-Jets tickets in Detroit

Game was moved from Buffalo after snowstorm.

U.S. players abroad, weekend roundup

U.S. players abroad, weekend roundup

Terrence Boyd struck twice for Leipzig, while Aron Johannsson posted his first of the season and Conor O’Brien scored in Austria.

Rockets will struggle defensively without Dwight Howard

Rockets will struggle defensively without Dwight Howard

Houston will be without center Dwight Howard for an undetermined length of time after their big man underwent platelet-rich plasma therapy to treat his strained right knee.

Tiger Woods hires biomechanics graduate student to help fix his swing

Tiger Woods hires biomechanics graduate student to help fix his swing

At this point, with injuries a continuing problem, bringing Chris Como in can’t hurt.

Lions’ Eric Ebron will shine against the Patriots

Lions’ Eric Ebron will shine against the Patriots

According to Football Outsiders, the Patriots are allowing a league-high 76.6 yards per game to tight ends this season

Deconstructing commercials during timeouts

Deconstructing commercials during timeouts

COUCH SLOUCH | Taking a deeper look at those slogans that litter televised sports.

Manny Pacquiao wins, calls for fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Manny Pacquiao wins, calls for fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Everyone, but everyone, wants to see the bout before these guys hits their 40s.

Maryland-Michigan postgame: Wes Brown gains confidence, Andre Monroe set sacks record

Maryland-Michigan postgame: Wes Brown gains confidence, Andre Monroe set sacks record

After Maryland shuffles offensive line and re-emphasizes the run, sophomore Wes Brown turns in pivotal performance.

Goodbye Ole Miss . . . hello UCLA

Goodbye Ole Miss . . . hello UCLA

CAMPUS CLEANUP | The Bruins lost twice in October, vanished into the background and then reemerged in the playoff picture.

Roger Federer adds Davis Cup to solidify status as tennis’ greatest player

Roger Federer adds Davis Cup to solidify status as tennis’ greatest player

Victory over Richard Gasquet lifts Switzerland over France.

Caps needed ‘greasy’ goals

Caps needed ‘greasy’ goals

“To consistently score,” Matt Niskanen said after losing to Buffalo, “I think we need to have a consistent net presence.”

Washington’s turnover tendencies pose liability versus San Francisco

Washington’s turnover tendencies pose liability versus San Francisco

San Francisco’s opportunistic pass rush likely to test Washington’s offensive line, Robert Griffin III.

Redskins-49ers: Game day notes

Redskins-49ers: Game day notes

The Washington Redskins today take on the San Francisco 49ers, and will try to get things back on track after two costly losses.

Nene, Otto Porter Jr. dealing with injuries

Nene, Otto Porter Jr. dealing with injuries

Porter (hamstring) was inactive Saturday against the Bucks and Nene (foot) played just six minutes.

Some UCLA players got a little carried away with the eye black

Some UCLA players got a little carried away with the eye black

Hey, they won, so maybe it worked! Actually, no, it didn’t.

Wizards avoid a letdown

Wizards avoid a letdown

Wary of a ‘trap’ game, Paul Pierce scores 25 points as Washington takes care of business in Milwaukee after a slow start to bookend Friday’s win over Cleveland.

Postgame: Mike Green injured in loss to Sabres

Postgame: Mike Green injured in loss to Sabres

Coach Barry Trotz offered little information on the injury, except saying, “I don’t think it’s too serious.“

Curt Schilling continues his noteworthy Twitter run

Curt Schilling continues his noteworthy Twitter run

The ESPN analyst says his son cracked a joke about a grenade while in an airport security line with predictable results; this follows a series of tweets that questioned evolution.

The calm before the loss

The calm before the loss

Washington’s newly discovered calm dissipates after suffering a dispiriting loss to the lowly Sabres despite outshooting Buffalo by 18 at Verizon Center.

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Briar Woods rallies to win Virginia 5A volleyball state title

Briar Woods rallies to win Virginia 5A volleyball state title

Falcons come back from a two set deficit to win Virginia 5A volleyball state championship