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Prescription for trouble

A class action lawsuit alleging that NFL medical staffs routinely violated federal and state laws in plying players with narcotics has elicited powerful anecdotal evidence from former NFL players.

H.D. Woodson repeats

Quarterback Rashad Cooper overcomes three early interceptions to the lead the 15th-ranked Warriors to a 16-12 win over Ballou to capture their 14th city title.

Maryland silences critics

The Terrapins, going for their eighth win on Saturday against Rugers, have blown away expectations in first Big Ten season.

GM’s silence speaks volumes

Bruce Allen’s absentee leadership charts a course to nowhere for D.C.’s NFL team.

HANDOUT PHOTO: Andre Miller, 11(third from left, 2nd row), with his youth league basketball team. He would be joined two years later by Paul Pierce, who is now his teammate on the Washington Wizards. (Courtesy of Ben Furnace)

The young Wizards of Inglewood

Twenty-five years before teaming up in D.C., Paul Pierce and Andre Miller dominated a YMCA league.

Sherman, Seahawks dominate 49ers, 19-3

Sherman, Seahawks dominate 49ers, 19-3

Richard Sherman makes a pair of critical interceptions, one to set up the game’s only touchdown and another to halt a late 49ers drive, as Seattle snaps a five-game losing streak in San Francisco.

Prescription for trouble

Prescription for trouble

A class action lawsuit alleging that NFL medical staffs routinely violated federal and state laws in plying players with narcotics has elicited powerful anecdotal evidence from former NFL players.

Mark Sanchez puts butt fumble behind him with Eagles’ win over Cowboys

Mark Sanchez puts butt fumble behind him with Eagles’ win over Cowboys

Three years later, he puts that play to rest.

FBI investigating threat against the Grove at Ole Miss ahead of Mississippi State game

FBI investigating threat against the Grove at Ole Miss ahead of Mississippi State game

Anonymous letter threatened the trees and shrubs on campus.

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H.D. Woodson wins Turkey Bowl over Ballou

H.D. Woodson wins Turkey Bowl over Ballou

Senior running back Dymir Stone had 4 rushes for 41 yards on the game-winning drive.

The Odell Beckham Jr. catch: How big a role did those gloves play?

The Odell Beckham Jr. catch: How big a role did those gloves play?

They’re kind of like legalized Stickum, but everybody wears ‘em.

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Woodson holds off Ballou for second straight Turkey Bowl title

Woodson holds off Ballou for second straight Turkey Bowl title

Woodson's Charles Peeler picks off Ballou in final moments to seal 16-12 victory for Woodson.

Lions push around Bears

Lions push around Bears

Calvin Johnson and Joique Bell each score two touchdowns as Detroit helps its playoff chances.

The young Wizards of Inglewood

The young Wizards of Inglewood

Twenty-five years before teaming up in D.C., Paul Pierce and Andre Miller dominated a YMCA league.

Stone carries Warriors in Turkey Bowl

Stone carries Warriors in Turkey Bowl

FOOTBALL | Rushing for 144 yards in H.D. Woodson’s win, Dymir Stone finally experienced the success he’d worked toward.

H.D. Woodson repeats

H.D. Woodson repeats

Quarterback Rashad Cooper overcomes three early interceptions to the lead the 15th-ranked Warriors to a 16-12 win over Ballou to capture their 14th city title.

Soccer great Pele ‘fine’ despite move to hospital’s special care unit in Brazil

Soccer great Pele ‘fine’ despite move to hospital’s special care unit in Brazil

Spokesman says the 74-year-old has a urinary tract infection.

Ohio State defensive lineman Kosta Karageorge missing, his mother and police say

Ohio State defensive lineman Kosta Karageorge missing, his mother and police say

Buckeye’s family, friends are searching the Columbus campus for him.

Maryland silences critics

Maryland silences critics

The Terrapins, going for their eighth win on Saturday against Rugers, have blown away expectations in first Big Ten season.

LT Trent Williams eyeing return against Colts

LT Trent Williams eyeing return against Colts

After missing last week’s game at San Francisco, Pro Bowl left tackle Trent Williams hopes to return to lineup against Colts on Sunday

Column

GM’s silence speaks volumes

GM’s silence speaks volumes

Bruce Allen’s absentee leadership charts a course to nowhere for D.C.’s NFL team.

Griffin: ‘I’m here to help this team win’

Griffin: ‘I’m here to help this team win’

In first public comments since benching, Robert Griffin III says he’s preparing to be ready to play, help Redskins win any way he can.

Rematch with Islanders offers rare ‘mini-series’

Rematch with Islanders offers rare ‘mini-series’

The Capitals lost the first game in overtime, but were playing with an eye toward Friday and the second act at Verizon Center.

Snyder, Allen supported Gruden’s decision

Snyder, Allen supported Gruden’s decision

In the last month, as Robert Griffin III made his return from injury, struggled and this week got benched by coach Jay Gruden, debate swirled over the involvement of owner Daniel Snyder and general manager Bruce Allen in the handling of the quarterback.

Jack Hillen ‘was really good’ in first game back

Jack Hillen ‘was really good’ in first game back

What better place to return than Nassau Coliseum, the building where his NHL career launched?

The last three RGIII Thanksgivings

The last three RGIII Thanksgivings

Three Thanksgiving weeks, three times on A1 of The Post, three vastly different circumstances.

Throwback Thursday: Sean Taylor

Throwback Thursday: Sean Taylor

On this day seven years ago, beloved Redskins safety Sean Taylor passed away. His memory looms large and lends perspective.

NFL Thanksgiving TV schedule, previews

NFL Thanksgiving TV schedule, previews

The Bears and Lions kick off the Thanksgiving slate of NFL games, followed by the Eagles-Cowboys and Seahawks-49ers.

Gruden regrets last three losses but doesn’t second-guess starting Griffin

Gruden regrets last three losses but doesn’t second-guess starting Griffin

In making his second quarterback change of the season, Jay Gruden is building a record as a coach who doesn’t play favorites.

College football TV schedule for Thanksgiving weekend

College football TV schedule for Thanksgiving weekend

Iron Bowl highlights this weekend’s slate.

NFL Week 13 ATS picks: Read this before making yours

NFL Week 13 ATS picks: Read this before making yours

Spend your holiday weekend making friendly wagers with your family members.

Best daily fantasy football lineup for Thursday Only leagues in Week 13: DeMarco Murray and Calvin Johnson are solid choices

Best daily fantasy football lineup for Thursday Only leagues in Week 13: DeMarco Murray and Calvin Johnson are solid choices

Murray is the league’s premiere back and is averaging 5.1 yards per carry, 2.9 of them after contact.

Buccaneers’ bar served the most watered-down drink possible

Buccaneers’ bar served the most watered-down drink possible

A pair of tequila shots turned out to be nothing but colored water. Your move, Seattle.

Andrew Wiggins gets a huge swat, but Jabari Parker wins first meeting

Andrew Wiggins gets a huge swat, but Jabari Parker wins first meeting

Milwaukee beats Minnesota in the initial matchup of the players who went 1-2 in the NBA draft.

St. John’s player wears very short shorts

St. John’s player wears very short shorts

The Johnnies beat Minnesota, but all people were talking about was a center’s homage to John Stockton.

Postgame: Caps pleased with effort, but even-strength offense still absent

Postgame: Caps pleased with effort, but even-strength offense still absent

Washington fails to score at even strength for the second straight game, but scrapping one standings point against the NHL’s hottest team was cause for a confidence boost.

Two straight losses and a bit of adversity for the Wizards

Two straight losses and a bit of adversity for the Wizards

The Wizards dropped two games in two nights to fall to 9-5.

Mayweather taunts Pacquiao with Instagram post

Mayweather taunts Pacquiao with Instagram post

Is it another sign that the two are finally getting ready to fight? The boxing world certainly hopes so.

Penalty kills Capitals’ effort

Penalty kills Capitals’ effort

Nicklas Backstrom’s holding penalty in overtime dooms Washington in overtime at Nassau Coliseum.

Chilly reception in Cleveland

Chilly reception in Cleveland

John Wall stumbles to six points and five turnovers while LeBron James scores game-high 29 points as Cavaliers claim payback for blowout loss in Washington.

Conflicted Fuller parents have the perfect jersey

Conflicted Fuller parents have the perfect jersey

Corey Fuller’s Lions jersey is combined with Kyle Fuller’s Bears jersey, and it’s actually not that bad of a look.

Saints tight end’s thoughts on Ferguson go viral

Saints tight end’s thoughts on Ferguson go viral

Benjamin Watson’s deeply thoughtful post has been shared more than 250,000 times.

Calling a reverse

Calling a reverse

In benching Robert Griffin III for Colt McCoy, Redskins Coach Jay Gruden felt he risked losing locker room, undermining message of accountability, and was compelled to act.

For RGIII, the end is in sight

For RGIII, the end is in sight

The move to bench Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III was seen as a stunning decision from which there is no return.

Redskins react to Griffin benching news

Redskins react to Griffin benching news

“I feel for him,” fullback Darrel Young says. “I know what type of guy he is.“

After benching, Griffin says little to reporters

After benching, Griffin says little to reporters

While the media circus swirled in Ashburn, the quarterback talked with reporters, but did not answer questions about being benched. It wasn’t clear if that was his choice.

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The Kickoff: RGIII news may be good for McCoy

The Kickoff: RGIII news may be good for McCoy

After a string of injuries, losses, and poor performances, the Redskins' coach Jay Gruden has benched quarterback Robert Griffin III for the next game against the Indianapolis Colts. The Washington Post's Jason Reid explains why this may be a big opportunity for Colt McCoy.

Discuss Wizards at Cavaliers

Discuss Wizards at Cavaliers

Washington and Cleveland meet for the second time in five nights.

49ers’ safety Eric Reid calls rival Richard Sherman’s bizarre press conference “awesome“

49ers’ safety Eric Reid calls rival Richard Sherman’s bizarre press conference “awesome“

“Everything he said was true,” the safety said of Sherman, who called the NFL a “hypocritical” organization alongside a cardboard cutout of his teammate Doug Baldwin.

McCoy doesn’t plan to change approach

McCoy doesn’t plan to change approach

Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy goes through his usual preparations after being named the starter against the Indianapolis Colts.

Injury report: Hatcher, Biggers sit

Injury report: Hatcher, Biggers sit

Defensive end Jason Hatcher did not practice on Wednesday because of an injury to his right knee. Meanwhile cornerback E.J. Biggers didn’t practice while being monitored for concussion-like symptoms.

Column

Desperate, and dangers only to themselves

Desperate, and dangers only to themselves

COLUMN | From owner Dan Snyder to coaches to quarterbacks, Redskins try too hard and succeed too rarely.