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Healthy again, Wizards rediscover winning formula

Return to health of Beal, Pierce helps, but the front court’s strong play was crucial in win over Pistons.

Gonzalez will tone it down

The Nationals’ emotional left-hander, coming off a difficult 2014, aims to keep his feelings in check.

Terps women wrap up perfect Big Ten debut

Moseley, No. 5 Maryland women pull away from No. 25 Northwestern, 69-48, to finish conference regular season 18-0.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - FEBRUARY 16:  Malcolm Brogdon #15 and Justin Anderson of the Virginia Cavaliers celebrate a win after a college basketball game against the Virginia Cavaliers at the John Paul Jones Arena on February 16, 2015 in Charlottesville, Virginia.  The Cavaliers won 61-48.  (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

No. 2 Virginia looks to clinch ACC title again vs. Syracuse

The Cavaliers have again found a rhythm on offense in recent games after wing Justin Anderson’s injury.

Ravens’ Victor Hampton arrested for DWI after going 100 mph

Ravens’ Victor Hampton arrested for DWI after going 100 mph

The young cornerback may not be long for Baltimore’s roster after the incident in North Carolina.

Capitals hammer Maple Leafs

Capitals hammer Maple Leafs

Alex Ovechkin scores a pair and new defenseman Tim Gleason makes debut in 4-0 win over Toronto.

Manny Pacquiao trolls Floyd Mayweather with T-shirt

Manny Pacquiao trolls Floyd Mayweather with T-shirt

Hint: The Filipino fighter’s nickname is “Pac-Man.“

Healthy again, Wizards rediscover winning formula

Healthy again, Wizards rediscover winning formula

Return to health of Beal, Pierce helps, but the front court’s strong play was crucial in win over Pistons.

Gonzalez will tone it down

Gonzalez will tone it down

The Nationals’ emotional left-hander, coming off a difficult 2014, aims to keep his feelings in check.

Ronda Rousey says that she’d like to give Cat Zingano a rematch

Ronda Rousey says that she’d like to give Cat Zingano a rematch

Their fight Saturday ended in just 14 seconds, a UFC record.

Discuss Capitals vs. Maple Leafs

Discuss Capitals vs. Maple Leafs

Tim Gleason makes his Washington debut as the Capitals aim to avoid a four-game losing streak.

Anthony Mason, rugged NBA forward, dies at 48

Anthony Mason, rugged NBA forward, dies at 48

Mr. Mason was a defensive bulwark with the New York Knicks in the 1990s and later with other teams.

GW women pound George Mason

GW women pound George Mason

No. 22 Colonials dominate Patriots, 80-45, to earn first place in the Atlantic 10 for the first time in seven years.

For newly acquired defenseman Tim Gleason, ‘real exciting’ to make Capitals debut

For newly acquired defenseman Tim Gleason, ‘real exciting’ to make Capitals debut

‘It’s a different mindset,’ Gleason said about dropping into a playoff race after being shipped from Carolina, a seller.

Another cold winter: Basketball finds itself in New York state of decline

Another cold winter: Basketball finds itself in New York state of decline

On Gotham City hoops courts these days, there is a striking absence of super heroes.

Vince Vaughn took the polar plunge in a Chicago Blackhawks jersey

Vince Vaughn took the polar plunge in a Chicago Blackhawks jersey

Very chill. (GET IT? Come on, guys, yes — you do stop rolling your eyes.)

Photos

Baseball icon Minnie Minoso dies

Baseball icon Minnie Minoso dies

Minnie Minoso, major league baseball’s first black Latino star and a White Sox icon, has died.

Terps women wrap up perfect Big Ten debut

Terps women wrap up perfect Big Ten debut

Moseley, No. 5 Maryland women pull away from No. 25 Northwestern, 69-48, to finish conference regular season 18-0.

Dustin Penner apologizes for Twitter jokes about rape that cost him a TV job

Dustin Penner apologizes for Twitter jokes about rape that cost him a TV job

Ex-player won’t be part of TSN NHL trade deadline coverage.

No. 2 Virginia looks to clinch ACC title again vs. Syracuse

No. 2 Virginia looks to clinch ACC title again vs. Syracuse

The Cavaliers have again found a rhythm on offense in recent games after wing Justin Anderson’s injury.

Scherzer throws live batting practice, plus other notes

Scherzer throws live batting practice, plus other notes

The Nationals’ newest starter threw to hitters for the first time this spring without incident, but not without a song first.

Fulfilling his role, Jared Nickens provides timely shooting in win over Michigan

Fulfilling his role, Jared Nickens provides timely shooting in win over Michigan

Remaining patient in his role off the bench, freshman forward delivers clutch shooting in Maryland’s latest win.

Marshawn Lynch on Super Bowl call: ‘I was expecting the ball’

Marshawn Lynch on Super Bowl call: ‘I was expecting the ball’

Finally, a few words about that play from the man everyone thought would get the ball.

Column

Why, exactly, does Boston want the Olympics again?

Why, exactly, does Boston want the Olympics again?

COLUMN | Norman Chad, thankful that L.A. missed out, figures Boston wouldn’t enjoy the 2024 Games.

James Harden wears a pilgrim hat to Rockets’ game against Cavs

James Harden wears a pilgrim hat to Rockets’ game against Cavs

Call him the Dunkin’ Deacon. Maybe.

Dez Bryant to get Cowboys’ franchise tag; DeMarco Murray to hit free-agent market

Dez Bryant to get Cowboys’ franchise tag; DeMarco Murray to hit free-agent market

Will Dallas get the chance to match any offer to their prized running back?

Americans abroad, weekend roundup

Americans abroad, weekend roundup

Fabian Johnson scored for Moenchengladbach, but many other U.S. players were inactive.

Capitals acquire Calgary Flames forward Curtis Glencross

Capitals acquire Calgary Flames forward Curtis Glencross

One day after making a defenseman-for-defenseman swap, the Capitals bolstered their forwards corps in a deal with Calgary.

Ray Rice: ‘I almost felt like at one point that it wasn’t worth living’

Ray Rice: ‘I almost felt like at one point that it wasn’t worth living’

Will an NFL team take a chance on this free agent running back?

Twins’ Paul Molitor pulls plug on cellphone use before, during games

Twins’ Paul Molitor pulls plug on cellphone use before, during games

Players will have a lot of time -- not smartphones -- on their hands.

Trotz: Capitals ‘a positive reinforcement game’ away from correcting course

Trotz: Capitals ‘a positive reinforcement game’ away from correcting course

“Might be as simple as that,” Trotz added. The Capitals certainly hope so.

After frustrating 2014, Taylor Jordan hoping for healthy season

After frustrating 2014, Taylor Jordan hoping for healthy season

Injuries ruined Jordan’s chances at a permanent spot in the rotation last season, but the right-hander is ready to bounce back in 2015.

Ronda Rousey wins UFC title fight
in just 14 seconds, tying a record

Ronda Rousey wins UFC title fight <br> in just 14 seconds, tying a record

Fighter Cat Zingano was thought to be one of the few fighters who could end Rousey’s winning streak.

Cricket World Cup 2015: Pakistan stays alive with win over Zimbabwe

Cricket World Cup 2015: Pakistan stays alive with win over Zimbabwe

Mohammad Irfan, Wahab Riaz star in first win of 2015 tournament.

Video

Clinton Christian wins Capital Beltway Championship

Clinton Christian wins Capital Beltway Championship

Freshman Matthew Webber scored 8 fourth-quarter points to lead Clinton Christian's comeback and beat National Christian, 71-70.

Caps’ Jay Beagle talks family, hunting, and improving his game

Caps’ Jay Beagle talks family, hunting, and improving his game

Caps forward Jay Beagle spends time with the Tri City Eagles at the Gardens Ice House in Laurel, MD.

Ronda Rousey needs 14 seconds to stop Cat Zingano at UFC 184

Ronda Rousey needs 14 seconds to stop Cat Zingano at UFC 184

Rousey stops Zingano with an acrobatic armbar 14 seconds into the first round, dramatically defending her bantamweight title.

Cricket World Cup 2015: Sri Lanka defeats England

Cricket World Cup 2015: Sri Lanka defeats England

Sri Lanka defeats England by nine wickets in a Group A match in Wellington, New Zealand.

Freshman lifts Clinton Christian

Freshman lifts Clinton Christian

BOYS’ BASKETBALL | Matt Webber’s pull-up jumper caps an upset over No. 5 National Christian in the Capital Beltway final.

Bradley Beal’s return in win against Pistons impacts Wizards beyond box score

Bradley Beal’s return in win against Pistons impacts Wizards beyond box score

Beal shoots just 2 of 10 from the field but changes how Detroit defends Washington.

UFC 184 results: Ronda Rousey defeats Cat Zingano in 14 seconds

UFC 184 results: Ronda Rousey defeats Cat Zingano in 14 seconds

Live results from UFC 184, airing live from Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Spartans win with urgency

Spartans win with urgency

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL | A night after avoiding an upset, No. 9 West Springfield beats No. 20 Langley in the Va. 6A North region quarterfinals.

Wizards hang on, snap skid

Wizards hang on, snap skid

Bradley Beal, Paul Pierce return as Washington blows 21-point lead before rallying late to beat Detroit and halt six-game slide.

Bowles’s 38 points lift W.T. Woodson

Bowles’s 38 points lift W.T. Woodson

BOYS’ BASKETBALL | Eric Bowles and the Cavaliers advance to the Virginia 6A North semifinals with an overtime win over Hayfield.

Postgame: Evan Smotrycz solves Michigan zone, Michal Cekovsky to have MRI exam on knee

Postgame: Evan Smotrycz solves Michigan zone, Michal Cekovsky to have MRI exam on knee

Smotrycz helps Maryland overcome Wolverines’ zone, Cekovsky to be evaluated after being injured in pregame warmups.

Cavaliers don’t do pretty

Cavaliers don’t do pretty

COLUMN | In beating Virginia Tech to improve to 27-1, the No. 2 Cavs prove again they’ve embraced who they are.

Paul VI girls, Middleburg boys take titles

Paul VI girls, Middleburg boys take titles

BASKETBALL | The top-ranked Panthers girls win a VISAA state title game against O’Connell. The Dragons’ boys top Christ Chapel.

Earl Lloyd, first African American player in the NBA, dies at 86

Earl Lloyd, first African American player in the NBA, dies at 86

Mr. Lloyd, who grew up in segregated Alexandria, Va., entered the NBA in 1950 and later was a head coach.

Perrantes returns, Cavs roll

Perrantes returns, Cavs roll

With its familiar stifling defense and balanced offense, No. 2 Virginia takes care of Virginia Tech.

Wizards vs. Pistons: Game 60 discussion thread

Wizards vs. Pistons: Game 60 discussion thread

The Wizards look to avoid their first seven-game losing streak in more than two years against the Pistons at Verizon Center.