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Redskins Say Farewell to an Old Friend
While the Redskins' 1996 season may be remembered mostly for a monumental collapse that culminated in the team missing the playoffs after a 7-1 start, it also marked the team's last season at RFK Stadium.
Get a decade of buzzer-beaters, Cinderella stories and upsets in our special section.|
Triumph, Tragedy Highlight Sports in '96
While the Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta had to be the singlemost memorable event in sports in 1996, there were plenty of other events, heroes and feats that made the year a very special one. Look back in our retrospective.
1995: Deja Vu Again
Cinderella stories, comebacks, record streaks, repeat champions -- 1995 had it all. Take a look back, by sport, at a very strange year.|
Bullets Top Seattle, Win 1978 NBA Title
Wes Unseld helped the 1978 Washington Bullets capture their only NBA championship when he buried two clutch free throws with 12 seconds remaining to beat Seattle in Game 7, 105-99. Relive the moment, along with other Bullets Memories, including Post stories about the last decade of Bullets drafts and season openers, and all-time records.
Joe Gibbs: The Career of a Champion
Joe Gibbs, the head coach of the Redskins who captured three Super Bowl victories in 12 years, was named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Jan. 26. It marked the highest honor in his profession. We provide a look at Gibbs's career, from when he was hired.
The Death of Len Bias
The death of Terrapin basketball great Len Bias from a drug overdose shook Maryland athletics to its core. At the tragedy's 10th anniversary, look back to June 19, 1986, and the subsequent fallout, which resulted in the reassignment of Coach Lefty Driesell and an NCAA probe.
Cal Ripken: The Streak
The Orioles' Cal Ripken broke Lou Gehrig's consecutive games streak on Sept. 7, 1995. We offer a look back at the days leading up to game no. 2,131, and at Ripken's career.