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RGIII benched; McCoy to start Sunday

Redskins Coach Jay Gruden — in the midst of losing games and perhaps the locker room as well — sends Robert Griffin III to the bench and will name Colt McCoy as his starter against the Colts.

Gruden era is now underway

COLUMN | Convincing Daniel Snyder and Bruce Allen to give up on quarterback Robert Griffin III was no easy task. Now the Redskins coach must push for more.

Terps top No. 13 Iowa St.

Freshman Jared Nickens scores 15 points as the Terrapins (5-0) capture the championship game of the CBE Hall of Fame Classic in Kansas City.

Finally, a court of appeal

COLUMN | The Wizards are offering D.C. sports fans an alternative to their annual angst over the local NFL team.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - NOVEMBER 22: Quarterback Jameis Winston #5 of the Florida State Seminoles looks for a hale in the Boston College Eagles line during the game at Doak Campbell Stadium on November 22, 2014 in Tallahassee, Florida. The Seminoles defeated the Eagles 20-17. (Photo by Jeff Gammons/Getty Images)

Rankings unchanged at the top

Alabama sits at No. 1 as the top seven teams remain unchanged, but rivalry weekend looms — and change could come with it.

Wizards have to move on quickly after forgettable outing against Hawks

Wizards have to move on quickly after forgettable outing against Hawks

The Wizards face the Cavaliers in Cleveland on Wednesday.

RGIII benched; McCoy to start Sunday

RGIII benched; McCoy to start Sunday

Redskins Coach Jay Gruden — in the midst of losing games and perhaps the locker room as well — sends Robert Griffin III to the bench and will name Colt McCoy as his starter against the Colts.

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Gruden era is now underway

Gruden era is now underway

COLUMN | Convincing Daniel Snyder and Bruce Allen to give up on quarterback Robert Griffin III was no easy task. Now the Redskins coach must push for more.

Terps top No. 13 Iowa St.

Terps top No. 13 Iowa St.

Freshman Jared Nickens scores 15 points as the Terrapins (5-0) capture the championship game of the CBE Hall of Fame Classic in Kansas City.

RGIII benched; McCoy to start Sunday

RGIII benched; McCoy to start Sunday

Redskins Coach Jay Gruden — in the midst of losing games and perhaps the locker room as well — sends Robert Griffin III to the bench and will name Colt McCoy as his starter against the Colts.

The Bengals lineman shares a selfie with his cancer-stricken four-year-old from the hospital.

Devon Still hurried to be by daughter Leah’s side as she got stem-cell treatment

Stephen Curry bombed the Heat into submission

Stephen Curry bombed the Heat into submission

The Warriors star put on a show from the three-point line, winding up with 40 points.

Bama, FSU, Oregon, Miss St keep playoff rankings

The top four teams in the College Football Playoff rankings are unchanged — Alabama, Oregon, Florida State and Mississippi State — heading into a weekend when just about all the contenders are facing challenging rivals.

Sloppy Wizards stumble

Sloppy Wizards stumble

Washington commits 20 turnovers — John Wall and Bradley Beal combine for 13 — and Atlanta shreds the Wizards with 38 fourth-quarter points at Verizon Center.

Only question these days about the Kentucky-Louisville rivalry: who had the better blowout?

Only question these days about the Kentucky-Louisville rivalry: who had the better blowout?

The highly ranked schools are taking turns making mincemeat out of overmatched opponents.

Just three Cowboys legends watching a game ... of girls’ soccer

Emmitt Smith, Tony Dorsett and Charles Haley, just doing what soccer dads do.

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Finally, a court of appeal

Finally, a court of appeal

COLUMN | The Wizards are offering D.C. sports fans an alternative to their annual angst over the local NFL team.

JJ Watt sent pizza to Houston cops and firemen

JJ Watt sent pizza to Houston cops and firemen

Many of Houston’s finest enjoyed a free lunch, courtesy of the Texans superstar.

Rankings unchanged at the top

Rankings unchanged at the top

Alabama sits at No. 1 as the top seven teams remain unchanged, but rivalry weekend looms — and change could come with it.

Maryland’s Brad Craddock named Lou Groza Award finalist

Maryland’s Brad Craddock named Lou Groza Award finalist

Still perfect on the year, Craddock joins Florida State’s Roberto Aguyao and West Virginia’s Josh Lambert as finalists for the award.

Wizards look to continue hot start

Wizards look to continue hot start

LIVE DISCUSSION | Kris Humphries is in the starting lineup as Washington looks to extend its winning streak to three games as it hosts the Hawks at Verizon Center.

Caps look to measure up vs. surging Islanders

Caps look to measure up vs. surging Islanders

The Islanders have won nine of 10 games, while the Capitals have won more than two straight just once this season.

Penguins celebrate Marc-Andre Fleury’s 300th win by tweeting hilarious image

Penguins celebrate Marc-Andre Fleury’s 300th win by tweeting hilarious image

It’s Marc-Andres Fleury’s head on Gerard Butler’s body from the movie “300.”

Viktor Tikhonov, Soviet hockey coach, dies at 84

Viktor Tikhonov, Soviet hockey coach, dies at 84

Mr. Tikhonov led teams to three Olympic gold medals but lost the “Miracle on Ice” to the United States.

Pat Quinn, two-time NHL coach of the year, dies at 71

Pat Quinn, two-time NHL coach of the year, dies at 71

Mr. Quinn coached five NHL teams and led Canada’s men’s hockey team to the Olympic gold medal in 2002.

World Cup biter Luis Suarez scores first competitive goal for Barcelona

World Cup biter Luis Suarez scores first competitive goal for Barcelona

The 27-year-old player’s efforts helped propel his team to a 4-0 victory over APOEL Nicosia in Champions League play.

Richard Sherman and a cardboard cutout of Doug Baldwin held a press conference to decry Marshawn Lynch’s $100,000 fine

Richard Sherman and a cardboard cutout of Doug Baldwin held a press conference to decry Marshawn Lynch’s $100,000 fine

Sherman and Cardboard Doug, voiced by the actual Doug Baldwin crouching behind it, called the NFL “hypocritical” in the skit.

Trent Dilfer and Bill Cowher say the Redskins should be patient with Robert Griffin III

Trent Dilfer and Bill Cowher say the Redskins should be patient with Robert Griffin III

Dilfer would not be surprised if Griffin became a star ‘somewhere else.’

After shining against Michigan, Wheeler earns another start vs. Rutgers

After shining against Michigan, Wheeler earns another start vs. Rutgers

Biding his time for nearly five years, the senior left tackle made first career start against Michigan.

Lionel Messi breaks Champions League record to become all-time leading goal scorer

Lionel Messi breaks Champions League record to become all-time leading goal scorer

This is the second scoring record the Barcelona player has broken in the last four days!

D.C. mayor-elect Muriel Bowser discusses a new Redskins stadium and changing the team name

D.C. mayor-elect Muriel Bowser discusses a new Redskins stadium and changing the team name

Bowser says ‘it’s time to change’ the Redskins name.

Homage or plagiarism? WWE borrowed some lines from ‘A Few Good Men’ on Monday’s ‘Raw’

Homage or plagiarism? WWE borrowed some lines from ‘A Few Good Men’ on Monday’s ‘Raw’

What it was: The best thing about the otherwise lackluster, nonsensical episode.

Hoyas head for Atlantis boasting depth

Hoyas head for Atlantis boasting depth

Deep rotation has Georgetown set for Florida in its first game in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in the Bahamas.

Redskins waive injured ILB Jordan

Redskins waive injured ILB Jordan

The Redskins have waived linebacker Akeem Jordan, whom they placed on injured reserve last month with a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee.

Maryland basketball vs. Iowa State: Previewing the game

Maryland is 4-0 for the first time since 2009 heading into Tuesday night’s test against No. 13 Iowa State.

Fantasy stock: Alfred Morris re-emerges

Fantasy stock: Alfred Morris re-emerges

Redskins RB back to making an impact.

Fantasy stock: Is Vernon Davis done?

Fantasy stock: Is Vernon Davis done?

Niners TE has been a fantasy bust in 2014.

Ryan Zimmerman: ‘We’ve got to take advantage of the opportunity we have now’

Ryan Zimmerman: ‘We’ve got to take advantage of the opportunity we have now’

Zimmerman says his right hamstring strain has fully recovered and likes the Nationals’ chances of contending in 2015 with the roster as is.

U.S. swimmer Natalie Coughlin says she’s ‘all in’ for fourth Olympics in 2016

U.S. swimmer Natalie Coughlin says she’s ‘all in’ for fourth Olympics in 2016

With one more Olympic medal, she would become most-decorated female U.S. athlete of all time.

How teams try to stop a concept Redskins often use with Griffin

How teams try to stop a concept Redskins often use with Griffin

In 2012, the Redskins relied on a particular run fake and route combination to create big plays for Robert Griffin III. They used it against the 49ers, but many teams have adjusted to it.

As RGIII and Redskins free fall, Wizards keep rising

Post Sports Live debates the RGIII’s future and whether the Wizards are contenders for the Eastern Conference title.

Maryland football players teach American football to foreign diplomats

Maryland football players teach American football to foreign diplomats

What happens when you put four Terps in a room with massive amounts of food and dozens of foreign diplomats.

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This week’s fantasy picks

This week’s fantasy picks

With only two touchdowns and three interceptions, Robert Griffin III should still stay on your bench.

Pablo Sandoval will thrive in hitter-friendly Fenway Park

Pablo Sandoval will thrive in hitter-friendly Fenway Park

There are seven percent more runs scored at Fenway, the fifth highest multiplier among all parks in 2014, and significantly higher than AT&T Park in San Francisco.

Mavs filling Dirk’s twilight with highlights

Mavs filling Dirk’s twilight with highlights

With the most efficient offensive team in the NBA, Dallas is making sure Nowitzki’s final seasons will be spent pursuing another ring.

Derrick Rose takes Bulls from good to great

Derrick Rose takes Bulls from good to great

The Chicago Bulls are 5-1 with Derrick Rose in the lineup this season, 4-4 when he isn’t.

UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley sure seems like he’s leaving for the NFL after this season

Redshirt junior says he’s played his last game against USC.

French tennis umpire banned for life over match-fixing and other corruption charges

French tennis umpire banned for life over match-fixing and other corruption charges

Morgan Lamri, 22, became the first tennis official ever to be banned from the sport for life. Interpol warns his case could be one of many to come.

Luck, RGIII: Trading places

Luck, RGIII: Trading places

Simulations suggest the Redskins would win the NFC East with Andrew Luck at quarterback.

D.C. United news and notes

D.C. United news and notes

General Manager Dave Kasper provides updates on contracts, Fabian Espindola’s suspension, the draft and other MLS matters.

If Jay Gruden wanted to assure RGIII that his position was secure, he picked a strange way to do so

If Jay Gruden wanted to assure RGIII that his position was secure, he picked a strange way to do so

Jay Gruden’s endorsement of Robert Griffin III was the temperature of congealed oatmeal.

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Will Eagles or Cowboys win the NFC East?

Will Eagles or Cowboys win the NFC East?

The Post Sports Crew debates whether the Eagles or Cowboys will win the NFC East. Both teams are 8-3 and face off in Dallas on Thursday.