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• Getting Centered: LaTanya Copeland, a junior at Gaithersburg High School, has become a star basketball player on the school's team after struggling with the deaths of her mother and grandmother in the span of four years. When her mother's three-year battle with cancer ended in February of last year, Copeland was not sure where she and her 12-year-old brother Trevor would live. Cedric Boatman, her former assistant coach, and Boatman's wife became the permanent legal guardians of the Copelands a year ago, ending the siblings' search for domestic stability. The 6-foot LaTanya Copeland has since emerged as a dominant center in Montgomery County, leading the unbeaten and seventh-ranked Trojans (22-0) with 21 points, 13 rebounds and 3 blocks per game entering the Maryland 4A West Region tournament game against Blake (8-13). February 28, 2005

• The Nationals Are Just Warmin' Up: With full-squad workouts starting up, the faces of the Nationals will become more familiar to the area's baseball-hungry fans. February 23, 2005

• Eastern Conference Snaps Skid: For the first time since 2000, the Eastern Conference is able to claim bragging rights over the Western Conference as it collects a 125-115 All-Star Game victory Sunday night in Denver. February 20, 2005

• Nationals Arrive at Spring Training: Pitchers, catchers and assorted other players report for spring training at Space Coast Stadium on Tuesday, eager to take part in something new called the Washington Nationals. February 15, 2005

• Patriots Parade in Boston: The New England Patriots parade through the streets of Boston while passing nearly 1 million screaming fans giddy over the team's 24-21 victory in Super Bowl XXXIX. February 08, 2005

• Patriots Secure Place in History: New England's championship recipe of physical, opportunistic defense and surgical, efficient offense wears down Philadelphia to capture the Patriots' third Super Bowl title in four years, 24-21, in Jacksonville, Fla., on Sunday. February 06, 2005

• Patriots Return to Super Bowl to Defend Title: Tom Brady's postseason magic, combined with the Patriots' opportunistic defense, crush Pittsburgh's hopes for a trip to the Super Bowl by dumping the Steelers, 41-27, Sunday at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. January 23, 2005

• Making Weight: Junior Trevon Jenifer, 16, was born without any legs but is enjoying success on Huntingtown High School's wrestling team. January 10, 2005

• NFL Playoffs: The Patriots' march toward their third Super Bowl appearance in four years ran through the Colts on Sunday in Gilette Stadium as Corey Dillon led a 210-yard rushing attack that put away Indianapolis, 20-3. January 08, 2005

• The Best of the Post Photography 2004: The best pictures of 2004 from the staff at The Washington Post. December 13, 2004

• The ABA Comes to Maryland: The colorful American Basketball Association is back in business, although nobody is quite sure for how much longer. December 02, 2004

• Washington Redskins - 2004: See photos from every game! November 21, 2004

• United Captures Fourth MLS Championship: With the 3-2 victory over the Kansas City Wizards in Carson, Calif. on Sunday, D.C. United becomes the first Major League Soccer team to win four league titles. And what makes that statistic more impressive is that no other team has more than two. November 14, 2004

• Croom Breaking Down Barriers: In the 11 months since being hired to coach Mississippi State, Sylvester Croom has done as much for race relations in the state as any single individual in the state in the past two decades. November 04, 2004

• A Spooktacular 29th Marine Corps Marathon: With trick-or-treating later in the evening and Election Day just hours away, the focus of the Washington area trained on nearly 17,000 athletes who took part in the 29th Marine Corps Marathon on Sunday. October 31, 2004

• Red Sox Cursed No More: The Boston Red Sox sweep the St. Louis Cardinals for their first World Series title in 86 years. October 27, 2004

• Battling for World Series Berth: The Red Sox and Yankees square off in a rematch of last year's ALCS, while the Cardinals and Astros -- not to be overshadowed -- battle in the NLCS. October 13, 2004

• Europeans Trounce United States to Defend Ryder Cup: Team Europe started the final day of the 35th Ryder Cup at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Township, Michigan, with an 11-5 lead over the United States and cruised to an impressive defense of the championship, winning seven of 12 singles matches on Sunday. September 19, 2004

• Americans Dig Deep Hole: The United States stumbles all day and finds itself down five points, matching the widest opening-day margin in Ryder Cup history. September 17, 2004

• 2004 Summer Olympics: View a collection of photo galleries from each day of the 2004 Olympic Summer Games in Athens, Greece. September 12, 2004

• Redskins Win Opener, 16-10: Clinton Portis runs for 148 yards, and the Redskins open the second Joe Gibbs era with a 16-10 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. September 12, 2004

• Redskins Win Final Tuneup: Mark Brunell and the starters shine in a 27-0 thumping of Falcons in the final preseason game before the opener against Tampa Bay on Sept. 12. September 06, 2004

• On And Off the Field, Adu Works to Find His Way: Only now, as 15-year-old Freddy Adu enters the final few months of his first pro season with D.C. United, is he starting to find his way among players twice his age. August 30, 2004

• Gold Medal Fans: In the spirit of the Games, fans from all nations cheer and taunt each other but for the most part they get along. August 26, 2004

• Rams Dominate Turf War With Redskins: The St. Louis Rams' offense, led by receiver Torry Holt and rookie running back Steven Jackson, riddle the Redskins from all sides and gain a 28-3 victory on Friday. August 26, 2004

• Gibbs, Redskins Dropped in OT: While threats of malevolent weather failed to wreck havoc at FedEx Field, the Redskins nevertheless appeared sloppy and disorganized in a 23-20 preseason loss to the Carolina Panthers in overtime. August 15, 2004

• Gibbs Wins in Return: Joe Gibbs wins his first NFL game in 11 years as the Redskins top the Broncos, 20-17. Gibbs's preseason debut is marred by a season-ending injury to right tackle Jon Jansen. August 10, 2004

• A New Era Unfolds: The first weekend of training camp at Redskins Park under Joe Gibbs was a revelation to many new and incumbent Redskins, who were treated to focused, intense and physically demanding practice sessions that put a premium on instruction and the elimination of mistakes - a far cry from training camps of recent memory. July 31, 2004

• Armstrong Wins Record Sixth Tour de France: Lance Armstrong rode into history Sunday by winning the Tour de France for a record sixth time, an achievement that confirmed the victory-hungry cancer survivor as one of the greatest sportsmen of all time. July 25, 2004

• Bitter Rivals Brawl in Beantown: A bench-clearing fracas broke out between the Yankees and Red Sox at Fenway Park in another classic matchup between the AL East rivals. July 24, 2004

• Trials Test Jones, Olympic Hopefuls: As the U.S. Olympic track and field trials are on a two-day hiatus from competition, the highlights of previous competition include a blazing 100-meter final won by Maurice Greene, a women's 100-meter final that saw Marion Jones fail to qualify, and a sprint to the finish in the women's 5,000 meters. July 13, 2004

• U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials: A trip to the Athens Olympics begins with the trials in Long Beach, California. July 11, 2004

• Amstrong Aims
At Sixth Tour Win
: Lance Armstrong begins his quest for record sixth-straight Tour de France victory. July 06, 2004

• Swimmer, Coach Face Games Together: The relationship between swimmer Michael Phelps, who will try to win seven gold medals at this summer’s Olympics, and his coach Bob Bowman has been evolving for almost a decade. July 02, 2004

• Scott Blazes Into Weekend: Adam Scott shoots a nine-under 62 on Friday after an opening 66 at the Booz Allen Classic to set a tournament record for lowest score after two rounds. June 28, 2004

• Scott Wins Booz Allen Classic: Adam Scott held off a strong challenge from Charles Howell III to win the Booz Allen Classic by four shots on Sunday. June 27, 2004

• Scott Widens Margin: After a 67 on Saturday, Adam Scott's total of 18-under ties the 54-hole course record and gives him a six-shot lead heading into the final round of the Booz Allen Classic. June 26, 2004

• Howell Sets Course Record: Charles Howell III fires a course-record 61, including a pair of eagles, to leapfrog past former champion Rich Beem and journeyman Olin Browne and grab the first-round lead at the Booz Allen Classic at TPC at Avenel. June 24, 2004

• Steady Goosen Wins His Second U.S. Open: Retief Goosen holds off Masters champion Phil Mickelson to win his second U.S. Open in four years Sunday. June 20, 2004

• Goosen Out in Front at U.S. Open: Retief Goosen keeps his poise with two birdies late in the third round Saturday and takes a two-shot lead over Ernie Els and Phil Mickelson. June 19, 2004

• Mickelson's Major Move: Masters champion Phil Mickelson surges to the top of the leader board, and is tied for the lead with Shigeki Maruyama heading into the weekend at the 104th U.S. Open. June 18, 2004

• Haas Springs Into Lead: 50-year-old Jay Haas and Shigeki Maruyama are the leaders in the clubhouse, while Angel Cabrera is tied for the lead through 12 holes of his round when play was suspended for the day. June 17, 2004

• Pistons Win Championship: Detroit dominates the Lakers to win the series, 4-1, and capture the NBA Championship. June 17, 2004

• Hitting on All Cylinders: The Pistons beat the Lakers, 88-80, Sunday night and move one win away from denying Los Angeles its fourth title in five years. June 16, 2004

• Detroit's Defense Smothers Lakers: Richard Hamilton scores 31 points and Detroit's defense smothers the Lakers for an 88-68 win Thursday and a 2-1 lead in the NBA Finals. June 11, 2004

• Pistons Ambush Lakers: The Pistons control tempo and stun the Lakers, 87-75, Sunday in Game 1 of the NBA Finals despite 34 points by Shaquille O'Neal. June 09, 2004

• Bryant Gives Lakers a Shot: Kobe Bryant hits a three-pointer at the end of regulation to send the game into overtime and the Lakers hold off the Pistons, 99-91, Tuesday to even the series. June 08, 2004

• Triple Crown Hopes Dashed at Belmont: Smarty Jones fails in his bid to become the first Triple Crown winner since 1978 as Birdstone wins the Belmont Stakes by one length June 08, 2004

• Michael Phelps Superstar: Twenty-five years after the Olympic movement allowed professional athletes to compete, swimmer Michael Phelps has become the epitome of the modern American corporate Olympian: an 18-year-old millionaire. May 30, 2004

• Two Down, One to Go: Smarty Jones blazes into the lead turning for home and wins the Preakness Stakes by a record 11 1/2 lengths, setting the stage for a dramatic Triple Crown try. May 15, 2004

• Smarty Jones Wins Kentucky Derby: With a powerful surge heading into the far turn, Smarty Jones runs down Lion Heart in the stretch to take the 130th Kentucky Derby on a sloppy track Saturday. May 01, 2004

• He's Making a Splash: Just 10 months out of high school, Baltimore's Michael Phelps is expected to be the most decorated athlete at the 2004 Olympics in Athens after setting five world records at the world swimming championships in July. April 16, 2004

• Masters Championship: On a day that had Justin Rose jump out to the lead after a 5-under 67, Tom Watson mourned the loss of his longtime caddie Bruce Edwards, and Tiger Woods struggled through a two-hour rain delay to stand at 4-over through 14 holes. April 11, 2004

• The Region's Top Five Golf Scenes: Washington Post reporter Gene Wang talks about his five favorite scenic golf courses around the metro area. April 07, 2004

• NCAA Women's Championship: Connecticut defeats Tennessee, 70-61, Tuesday night to win its third consecutive women's basketball championship. April 06, 2004

• Orioles Win Season Opener: The Orioles won their first game of the season, 7-2, over the Red Sox in the debut of new manager Lee Mazzilli and shortstop Javy Lopez, who homered in his first at bat. April 04, 2004

• NCAA Basketball Tournament: Revisit your team's shining moments with photos from each game in every round of the NCAA tournament. March 19, 2004

• Lehigh Misses a Chance to Dance: In 57 hours, Lehigh University wins the Patriot League title, finds it is relegated to the play-in game, and is then eliminated before the NCAA tournament begins March 17, 2004

• Terps Complete ACC Run: Maryland outlasts No. 5 Duke, 95-87, in overtime Sunday to win their first ACC tournament title in 20 years. March 14, 2004

• Friendly High's Road to a Repeat: Friendly High School was crowned state champions in Maryland's 3A section in 2003. But after a reclassification of schools last summer, Friendly was dropped to 2A and is poised to face another squad looking to win consecutive titles: defending Maryland 3A champs J.M. Bennett. Both teams are riding long winning streaks and the last battle is the culmination of a long, tough season for Friendly High. March 11, 2004

• All-Star Weekend: The NBA All-Star Game and festivities show off high-profile players like Shaquille O'Neal, upcoming stars like LeBron James and other celebrities like P.Diddy. February 15, 2004

• Daytona 500: Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins the Daytona 500 for the first time while 180,000 fans, including President George W. Bush watch the NASCAR race. February 15, 2004

• An On-Going Development: NBA hopefuls trudge through the NBDL hoping to get their chance to make it to the big time. February 04, 2004

• Patriots Win Super Bowl: Adam Vinatieri made a 41-yard field goal with four seconds left to lift the New England Patriots over the Carolina Panthers, 32-29, for their second championship in three years. February 01, 2004

• Capitals Deal Jagr: The Capitals and Rangers have completed a trade that sends Jaromir Jagr, the five-time NHL scoring champion, to New York. January 23, 2004

• No. 1 Duke Fends Off Maryland: College basketball’s premier rivalry delivers another hard-fought game as No. 1 Duke holds off Maryland, 68-60. January 21, 2004

• Panthers Are NFC Champs: The Carolina Panthers earned the first Super Bowl berth in franchise history, defeating the Philadelphia Eagles, 14-3. January 18, 2004

• Patriots Heading Back to the Super Bowl: The Patriots pick off Peyton Manning four times and drop the Colts, 24-14, Sunday to win the AFC championship game. January 18, 2004

• Gibbs to Return to Redskins: Joe Gibbs, the Hall of Fame coach who led the Washington Redskins to three Super Bowl titles in the 1980s and early '90s, has reached an agreement to return as head coach of the Washington Redskins. January 07, 2004

• The Steve Spurrier Era: The Redskins have struggled to a 12-20 record in two seasons under Steve Spurrier. Washington lost 10 of 12 games after a 3-1 start to the season. December 30, 2003

• The Bitter End: A miserable season came to an appropriately ugly end for the Redskins, as they were outclassed by the Eagles in a 31-7 loss. December 28, 2003

• Redskins Get the Boot: Paul Edinger's 45-yard field goal with five seconds left gave the Chicago Bears their fourth victory in five games, a 27-24 win over the Washington Redskins. December 21, 2003

• Redskins Draw a Blank: In a season full of disappointments, the Redskins may have reached a new nadir with a listless 27-0 loss to the Cowboys on a miserably wet and chilly day at FedEx Field, ensuring a second consecutive losing season under Coach Steve Spurrier. December 14, 2003

• Smith Gets Record in Win: Tim Hasselbeck throws two touchdown passes as the Redskins beat the New York Giants, 20-7, in a game highlighted when Bruce Smith claims the title of NFL sack king. December 07, 2003

• Redskins Lose Lead Again: For a third consecutive week, the Redskins crafted a fourth-quarter lead. And for a third consecutive week, they gave it away and lost, as the New Orleans Saints escaped with a 24-20 victory Sunday at FedEx Field. November 30, 2003

• Ramsey Still Going Strong: Patrick Ramsey, Washington’s 24-year-old starting quarterback, is a polite and pleasant man. Which begs the question: why does he get beat up every week? November 26, 2003

• Redskins Fail to Seize Opportunity: After taking a 13-point lead in the second half behind the spirited play of backup quarterback Tim Hasselbeck, the Redskins were unable to make the lead stand by giving up two fourth quarter touchdowns to the Dolphins' Ricky Williams in a 24-23 loss in Miami. November 24, 2003

• Phenom Adu to Play for D.C. United: Teenager soccer phenom Freddy Adu has signed a six-year deal with Major League Soccer and will play next season for D.C. United. November 18, 2003

• Last Laugh for Davis: Stephen Davis scored a touchdown with about a minute to go Sunday to lift the Carolina Panthers to a 20-17 victory over the Redskins, the team that phased him out of their offense last season before ultimately releasing him. November 16, 2003

• Lee Mazzilli Named Orioles New Manager: The Baltimore Orioles chose New York Yankees coach Lee Mazzilli as their new manager, ending an exhaustive search process that lasted nearly five weeks. November 07, 2003

• Cowboys Manhandle Redskins in Big D: Unable to capitalize on a number of early opportunities, the Redskins continued their downward spiral Sunday by losing their fourth straight game, 21-14, to drop their record to 3-5, good for last place in the NFC East. November 02, 2003

• Herndon H.S. Coach Wins Marathon: Peter Sherry, high school coach and Olympic trials qualifier, won the 28th annual Marine Corps Marathon in 2:25:07. October 26, 2003

• Ramsey Injured in Devastating Loss by Redskins: The Redskins, easily playing their worst game of the season, are dominated by the Bills, 24-7, and lose quarterback Patrick Ramsey to an apparent hand injury. October 19, 2003

• World Series:  October 19, 2003

• VMI's Groundbreaking Season: For the Virginia Military Institute, a school that didn't admit its first female student until the Supreme Court ordered it to do so seven years ago, this fall marks the inaugural season of the women's soccer team -- the first women's sports team in the history of the school. October 14, 2003

• Redskins Left Behind: Brad Johnson throws four touchdown passes and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, rebounding from the worst collapse in NFL history, beat the Redskins, 35-13, to drop Washington to 3-3 with its second loss in a row. October 12, 2003

• Good Cheer for U.S. in the End: The World Cup careers of Mia Hamm and several veterans ended Saturday as the U.S. took an easy 3-1 victory from Canada in the Women's World Cup consolation game. October 11, 2003

• Baseball's Postseason: Sammy Sosa leads the Chicago Cubs against the Florida Marlins in the National League Championship Series while the New York Yankees take on the Boston Red Sox in the American League Championship Series. October 10, 2003

• Capitals Swamp Islanders: Peter Bondra scores twice, and Jaromir Jagr has a goal and an assist as the Capitals open their 30th season with a 6-1 victory over the Islanders. October 09, 2003

• Baseball's Postseason Division Series: Action from baseball's American League and National League division series playoffs. October 08, 2003

• Redskins' Rally Falls Short: Patrick Ramsey overthrows a wide-open Laveranues Coles on a 2-point conversion with 13 seconds left, and the Philadelphia Eagles hold on to beat the Washington Redskins, 27-25. October 05, 2003

• Germany Eliminates United States: In an emotionally charged match Sunday, the defending world cup champion Americans were unable to capitalize on numerous scoring opportunities and succumbed to the efficient Germans, 3-0, at PGE Park in Portland, Oregon. October 05, 2003

• U.S. Reaches Semifinals: Abby Wambach scores the only goal of the match as the United States tops arch rival Norway to reach the semifinals. October 01, 2003

• U.S. Wins, Moves On: Abby Wambach and Cat Reddick lead the United States to a 3-0 victory over North Korea and into the quarterfinals. September 28, 2003

• Redskins Hold On:  September 28, 2003

• Hamm Unstoppable in Rout: Mia Hamm leads the United States to a 5-0 thumping of Nigeria. September 25, 2003

• Redskins Flagged for a Loss: The Giants beat the Redskins in overtime, 24-21, spoiling another big comeback. The Redskins tied a team record with 17 penalties. September 21, 2003

• Hamm Lifts U.S. to 3-1 Win: Mia Hamm sets up all three goals and the U.S. begins defense of its Women's World Cup title with a 3-1 victory over Sweden. September 21, 2003

• Redskins Win a Wild One: After taking a beating in the first half, Patrick Ramsey throws for a career-high 356 yards as the Redskins rally from a 17-point deficit to beat the Falcons, 33-31. September 14, 2003

• Off on the Right Foot: Former Jet John Hall hit a 33-yard field goal with five seconds left and the Redskins beat New York, 16-13. September 05, 2003

• Photographer Richard Darcey Dies: Richard Darcey, 74, who shot award-winning sports photographs for 30 years at The Washington Post, died of pneumonia Sept. 2. September 03, 2003

• Rehearsal Time Ends: The Redskins' backup players stumble in the preseason finale, a 17-15 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. August 29, 2003

• Redskins Get It Together: The Redskins finally put together a crisp performance and got their first victory of the preseason by beating the Ravens, 24-3, Saturday night. August 24, 2003

• Redskins fall to Patriots: The Redskins lost their second preseason game, 20-13, to the New England Patriots at FedEx Field on Saturday night. August 17, 2003

• A Night to Forget: The optimism of the preseason evaporated quickly for the Redskins on Saturday as the rust of training camp was obvious as Washington suffered a 20-0 defeat to the Panthers in their preseason opener. August 10, 2003

• Lakers' Bryant Appears in Court: NBA superstar Kobe Bryant appeared in court Aug. 6 on a sexual assault charge. August 06, 2003

• Redskins Training Camp: The Redskins open training camp at Redskins Park. July 28, 2003

• 2003 Tour de France: Lance Armstrong won his fifth-consecutive Tour de France on Sunday, becoming only the second rider ever to reach that mark in the grueling race. July 27, 2003

• Snyder at a Crossroads: Since buying the Washington Redskins in May 1999, Daniel Snyder has been an unabashedly hands-on owner. And yet, after yet another front-office shift in the offseason, Snyder's tenure is at a crossroads. July 23, 2003

• Pollin Starts Over Again: After touching off a firestorm of controversy when he essentially fired Michael Jordan and everyone the NBA superstar brought to the Washington Wizards with him, Abe Pollin, at 79, is starting over again. July 03, 2003

• U.S. Open 2003: Jim Furyk clinched his first major title at the 103rd U.S. Open on Sunday afternoon, firing a closing round of 72 to coast to a three-shot victory at Olympia Fields. June 15, 2003

• Steady Sabbatini Captures FBR Capital Open: Rory Sabbatini fired a steady 3-under-par 68 on a beautiful afternoon Monday to win the rain-delayed FBR Capital Open for the first time, besting local favorite Fred Funk, Joe Durant and Duffy Waldorf by four shots. June 09, 2003

• Funny Cide Captures Preakness: Funny Cide turned a close race into a laugher on Saturday by pulling away from everyone on the backstretch to win the second leg of the Triple Crown by 9 3/4 lengths. May 17, 2003

• Funny Cide Surprises at Derby: Funny Cide held off the favorite Empire Maker to win the 129th Kentucky Derby. May 03, 2003

• Caps Exit Playoffs Early: After a fast start in their first-round series with Tampa Bay, the Capitals dropped four straight games to the Lightning, ending with a triple-overtime loss in Game 6. April 23, 2003

• Jordan Says Goodbye: Whether you judge Michael Jordan’s return to the court with the moribund Wizards a success or failure or something in between, there is no arguing one point: He brought to a franchise struggling to get up off the proverbial floor the most precious of commodities: Hope. April 14, 2003

• Steady Weir Wins Masters: Mike Weir outplayed a host of the world's top golfers who were in contention and edged Len Mattiace in a sudden-death playoff to earn his first green jacket Sunday at Augusta National. April 13, 2003

• NCAA Women' Basketball: Huskies Win 2nd Straight: Diana Taurasi leads Connecticut past Tennessee, 73-68, for its second consecutive national title. April 09, 2003

• NCAA Men's Tournament: Freshmen Carmelo Anthony and Gerry McNamara lead Syracuse to its first national title. April 06, 2003

• Kwan's Upbeat Finish: With a glittering, gleeful performance to win her fifth world title, Michelle Kwan brings an upbeat finish to the world figure skating championships after a turbulent week marked by wrangling over a judging system in flux. March 30, 2003

• Training to Play Ball: Spring Training had its share of action: from transactions, to brawls, to tragedy. In their own way, each will have an impact on baseball's journey to the Fall Classic. March 19, 2003

• Defense Carries Bucs to Victory: The Buccaneers intercepted Rich Gannon five times and rolled to a 48-21 victory in Super Bowl XXXVII. January 26, 2003

• Season of Adjustment: The Redskins played sloppy, uninspired football most of the 2002 season, and finished a disappointing 7-9, prompting a promise of offseason changes from rookie coach Steve Spurrier, from a new training camp location to new players at key positions. Overview and Archive of Redskins Galleries in 2002 January 08, 2003

• Darrell Green Says Goodbye: Darrell Green came out of nowhere 20 years ago with speed to burn and a 1,000-watt smile and proceeded to sprint into NFL history as one of the league's best cornerbacks. Four presidents and a generation later, Green will hang up No. 28 and proceed to the next phase of his life. December 23, 2002

• Four Games in 12 Days: Follow the undefeated Gwynn Park Yellow Jackets as they prepare to play a grueling four games over a span of just 12 days because of the sniper shootings that postponed or canceled most high school sports events in the Washington area last month. November 14, 2002

• DeMatha's Wootten Retires After 46 Seasons: Morgan Wootten, the winningest high school basketball coach of all time, is retiring after 46 seasons and five national championships at DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville. November 06, 2002

• World Series 2002: Angels Add a Crown to Halos: The Anaheim Angels defeated the San Francisco Giants, 4-1, Sunday night to win their first World Series. October 28, 2002

• Europeans Reclaim Ryder Cup: Captain Sam Torrance and Europe reclaimed the Ryder Cup by dominating Sunday's singles matches. September 29, 2002

• Washington Freedom: With the league in only its second year of existence, every practice is a struggle to define the new role of women's soccer. July 02, 2002

• Brazil Wins World Cup 2002: Ronaldo's two goals, in a 2-0 defeat of Germany, hand the Brazilians their fifth World Cup title. June 30, 2002

• World Cup 2002 Soccer Semifinals: Brazil which defeated Turkey will battle for the World Cup trophy against Germany which defeated South Korea. June 26, 2002

• Crown Spoil: War Emblem's run for a Triple Crown ended in failure as a virtually unknown 70-to-1 shot named Sarava won the Belmont Stakes. June 08, 2002

• USA in World Cup 2002: The U.S. national team lost to Germany 1-0 in the quarterfinals of the World Cup, but progressed further than anyone in the soccer establishment thought possible. June 05, 2002

• For Estes, Victory Is Par for Course: Bob Estes shot a 1-under-par 70 on Sunday to win the Kemper Open by one stroke. June 02, 2002

• Norman Yields to New Leaders: Greg Norman struggled as Bob Estes and Bob Burns took over the Kemper Open lead on Saturday. June 01, 2002

• Red-Hot Norman Takes Lead: Two-time winner Greg Norman has taken a two-stroke lead in the second round of the Kemper Open. May 31, 2002

• Kemper Gets Underway: Franklin Langham tied the course record a with a 63 Thursday and is on top of the Kemper Open leader board. May 30, 2002

• Two Down, One to Go: After a wire-to-wire victory at Churchill Downs two weeks ago, War Emblem won the 127th running of the Preakness Stakes on Saturday to give himself a shot at the Triple Crown. May 18, 2002

• Capitals Let Wilson Go: Four years removed from the Capitals only Stanley Cup finals appearance in franchise history, Coach Ron Wilson was fired, ending his five-year tenure behind the bench in Washington. May 10, 2002

• Growing Pains: The Wizards' decision to make a 19-year-old kid from the Georgia boondocks the NBA's No. 1 draft pick could bring Kwame Brown $12 million. What it cost him remains to be seen. April 19, 2002

• Changing of the Guard: Tiger Woods received the green jacket from tournament chairman Hootie Johnson after winning his second consecutive Masters on Sunday. April 15, 2002

• Another Masterpiece: Tiger Woods won his third Masters in five years Sunday and joined Jack Nicklaus and Nick Faldo as the only men to win back-to-back titles. April 14, 2002

• The Masters, Round 3: A Saturday at the Masters. April 13, 2002

• The Masters, Round 2: A rain delayed second round. April 12, 2002

• The Masters, Round 1: The Masters Tournament begins. April 11, 2002

• Jordan Puts Himself on Ice: After scoring a career-low two points against the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday, Michael Jordan awoke Wednesday with a swollen right knee and decided enough was enough. He was placed on the injured list by the Wizards, and he announced he was done for the season. April 04, 2002

• Year of the Turtle: The University of Maryland Terrapins basketball team had a phenomenal season, culminating in their first national title with a win over Indiana. April 02, 2002

• Orioles' Opening Day: The Baltimore Orioles and the New York Yankees begin the 2002 baseball season at Camden Yards. April 01, 2002

• The NCAA Men's Final Four: The National Semifinals: Oklahoma vs. Indiana and Maryland vs. Kansas. April 01, 2002

• The Women's Final Four: The Women's NCAA Final Four Basketball Tournament. April 01, 2002

• 30 Years Gone: D.C. Still Misses Baseball's Senators: One of the original eight teams in the American League, the Washington Senators were a capital institution before leaving town at the end of the 1971 season. March 28, 2002

• Terps Get Back to Final Four: A look at Maryland's winning season which took them to the NCAA final four. March 26, 2002

• And Then There Were Four: The sweet sixteen and elite eight games of the NCAA tournament. March 26, 2002

• NCAA: Rounds 1 & 2: Four days of thrills and upsets see Southern Illinois and Kent State crash the NCAA tournament's round of 16, while No. 1-seed Cincinnati gets bounced in the second round. March 26, 2002

• Inaugural D.C. Marathon Attracts 6,000 Runners: Despite some race glitches, including a pace car that dropped out for more than a dozen miles and some mis-marked turns, participants reported that the first D.C. race was well-organized and the course enjoyable. March 25, 2002

• New Home for The Terps: The 17,100-seat Comcast Center, the new home for Maryland basketball, is expected to be completed in October. Built at a cost of $107 million, it will have 12 concession stands, 37 restrooms, a spacious concourse, wider seats and luxury suites. March 02, 2002

• Terrapins Close Cole: Cole Field House has been the home of the Maryland Terrapins since 1955. They play their last game in the historic arena on Sunday, March 3 against Virginia. March 02, 2002

• 2002 Winter Olympics: View photos from the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah. February 18, 2002

• Red, White and True: Adam Vinatieri's field goal as time expired gave the Patriots a 20-17 upset victory over the Rams in Super Bowl XXXVI. February 04, 2002

• U.S. Figure Skating Championships: With a sixth national championship added to her resume, Michelle Kwan turns her attention to the one shiny prize she does not own: Olympic gold. Kwan won the U.S. Figure Skating Championships on Saturday over teenagers Sasha Cohen and Sarah Hughes. January 15, 2002

• Season in Review: Images from the Washington Redskin's season. January 14, 2002

• Redskins Bounce Back: On a dreary day at FedEx Field, the Redskins finish their disappointing season on a positive note by rallying with two second-half touchdowns to beat the Arizona Cardinals, 20-17, to finish their season at 8-8. January 06, 2002

• Miami Makes Its Case: Miami convincingly claimed college football’s national championship with a 37-14 victory over Nebraska at the Rose Bowl. January 04, 2002

• Florida Routs Maryland: The Gators pounded the Terps, 56-23, in the Orange Bowl. January 03, 2002

• Redskins March On Through: The Redskins, taking advantage of four turnovers and four rushing touchdowns, stormed back from an early 10-point hole and beat the Saints, 40-10, in New Orleans. December 31, 2001

• Redskins Bow Out: The Redskins lost to the Chicago Bears, 20-15, before 78,884 Sunday at FedEx Field, and were eliminated from playoff contention. December 23, 2001

• Redskins Come Up Short: The Redskins squandered one opportunity after another Sunday and were beaten by the Eagles, 20-6, a loss that all but snuffs out their hopes of making the playoffs. December 16, 2001

• Desert Swarm: Stephen Davis and LaVar Arrington lift the Redskins past the Cardinals, 20-10, and back into the NFL's playoff picture. December 10, 2001

• Out of Reach: Emmitt Smith got his first touchdown of the season, Quincy Carter got the first touchdown pass of his career, and Dallas got its second win of the season over Washington. December 03, 2001

• Redskins Get Even in Philly: Laughingstocks earlier this season, the Washington Redskins won their fifth consecutive game Sunday and inched closer to first place in the NFC East with a 13-3 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. November 25, 2001

• World Series 2001:  November 05, 2001

• Forward Progress: The Redskins, capitalizing on Seattle turnovers and the running of Stephen Davis, beat the Seahawks, 27-14, for their third victory in a row. November 05, 2001

• Wizards Get Home-Opening Victory: Washington's Michael Jordan finished with 20 points and nine assists Saturday night as the Wizards dropped the 76ers, 90-76, in their home opener. November 04, 2001

• Big Plays, a Giant Step: Tony Banks hit Michael Westbrook with a 76-yard scoring pass with less than seven minutes left to seal a 35-21 victory over the New York Giants at FedEx Field. October 28, 2001

• Jordan's Back, and He's Game: Wizard's pre-season coverage. October 26, 2001

• Redskins Rally for First Win: The Washington Redskins finally won their first game under Marty Schottenheimer, rallying from a 14-point deficit in the fourth quarter to beat the Panthers, 17-14, in overtime. October 21, 2001

• Redskins Fumble, Lose to Dallas: The Redskins remained winless under Coach Marty Schottenheimer as they lost to the Dallas Cowboys, 9-7, after a Stephen Davis fumble late in the fourth quarter. October 16, 2001

• Running in Place: The Redskins were competitive for the first time this season against the Giants on Sunday, but done in by a pair of fourth-quarter interceptions, 23-9. October 07, 2001

• Cal's Final Game: Cal Ripken Jr. ends his career at Camden Yards after 3,001 games with the Balitmore Orioles. October 07, 2001

• Different Culprit, Same Result: The Redskins continued their early-season trend of finding a way to hit a new low in every game, falling apart on defense Sunday and losing to the Chiefs, 45-13. September 30, 2001

• Cal's Cards: Baseball cards from each year of Cal Ripken's Career, 1981-2001. September 28, 2001

• Cal's Career: A look back at the career of Cal "Iron Man" Ripken Jr. September 28, 2001

• Redskins Pounded, Again: Unable to do much of anything right on offense, the Redskins were shut down by the Green Bay Packers, 37-0, on Monday September 25, 2001

• Getting Off to a Bad Start: Redskins fall to Chargers, 30-3. September 09, 2001

• Venus Rises, Hewitt Emerges: Coverage of the 2001 US Open. September 09, 2001

• Redskins Memories: In their first season in Washington, the Redskins set a high standard by winning the world championship. Be reminded of their victories, defeats, highlights and lowlights in this photo gallery. September 04, 2001

• Honduras Topples U.S.: Honduras ended the U.S. men's 16-year home unbeaten streak in World Cup qualifying with a 3-2 victory at RFK Stadium on Saturday. September 01, 2001

• Redskins Have Backup Plan: Backup quarterback Tony Banks led the Redskins to a 27-25 triumph over Cleveland on Friday for their first preseason victory of the year. August 25, 2001

• 83rd PGA Championship: David Toms wins his first major tournament. August 19, 2001

• Falcons Thump Redskins, 27-6: The Redskins did little right in the first half of a 27-6 loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Friday. August 18, 2001

• Redskins' Preseason Loss to the Kansas City Chiefs: The Redskins lose their 2001 preseason opener to the Kansas City Chiefs 20-0. August 13, 2001

• The Drills of Victory: Coach Marty Schottenheimer has run a training camp much different in style from previous coach Norv Turner. August 08, 2001

• Duval Gets Major Victory: David Duval shot a 4-under-par 67 Sunday to win the British Open and capture his first major championship. July 22, 2001

• MLB 2001 All-Star Game: Cal Ripken homers in his final All-Star appearance. July 11, 2001

• Wimbledon 2001:  July 09, 2001

• The Business of Building Ballplayers: Baseball in the Dominican Republic. June 22, 2001

• Last Season for the Iron Man: Cal Ripken, who will turn 41 in August, said Monday that he will retire at the end of the season, his 21st with the Orioles. June 19, 2001

• NBA Finals: Lakers Grab Another Title: With Shaquille O'Neal leading the way, the Los Angeles Lakers cruised to a 108-96 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers to win their second consecutive title. June 16, 2001

• High School Focus: A look back at the week in pictures from last week's high school sports action. June 06, 2001

• High School Focus: A look back at the week in pictures from last week's high school sports action. May 30, 2001

• Lickliter Reigns at Kemper Open: Frank Lickliter made one last double-breaking, eight-foot, par-saving putt at the 18th hole to win the Kemper Open. May 28, 2001

• Soggy Fits and Starts: Persistent storm clouds and lightning strikes Sunday caused the Kemper Open to spill over to Monday for the first time in its 34-year history. May 27, 2001

• Rainy Day at Kemper: Bradley Hughes leads after a rain-delayed second round at the Kemper Open. May 25, 2001

• Three Tied at Kemper: Stuart Appleby, J.J. Henry and Chris DiMarco are tied for the lead after the first round of the Kemper Open. May 24, 2001

• High School Focus: A look back at the week in pictures from last week's high school sports action. May 22, 2001

• All Is for 'Given': Point Given made up for his disappointing performance in the Kentucky Derby by winning the 126th Preakness Stakes on Saturday at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. May 19, 2001

• High School Focus: A look back at the week in pictures from last week's high school sports action. May 15, 2001

• High School Focus: A look back at the week in pictures from last week's high school sports action. May 10, 2001

• The 127th Kentucky Derby: In 127th running of Kentucky Derby, Monarchos clocks the second-fastest time in Derby history. May 05, 2001

• High School Focus: A look back at the week in pictures from last week's high school sports action. May 02, 2001