It’s a Russell Westbrook takeover for Wizards, who rally to beat Pelicans in OT

On a night when Bradley Beal failed to make a single three-pointer, Russell Westbrook put the Wizards on his shoulders to spark a third straight win.

Washington is keeping all options open with first-round pick — including a trade up or down

Rivera and GM Martin Mayhew side-stepped quarterback questions: “I won’t get into that for strategic reasons,” Mayhew said.

Max Scherzer dominates for seven, Kyle Schwarber comes through in ninth to lift Nats

Max Scherzer throws seven scoreless innings before Kyle Schwarber makes his introduction to Nationals fans with a 463-foot bomb to win the game in the ninth.

Can men’s college gymnastics be saved? Minnesota is trying, even on its way out.

The budget-driven elimination of men's gymnastics at Minnesota leaves only 12 NCAA Division I teams nationwide, raising alarm about the pipeline for future Olympians.
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NCAA’s transfer changes are good for athletes and challenging for coaches. Seems fair.

A ton of college basketball players are looking to change schools. So what?
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Nicklas Backstrom’s 1,000 games make him a Capitals pillar. For Backstrom, it means he’s home.

One of the best two-way centers of his era, Nicklas Backstrom came to the Capitals from Sweden at 19 and put down roots in the area, forging relationships that have woven him into the fabric of the D.C. community.

Howard University, with a coach’s moxie and a superstar’s money, takes on golf

Sam Puryear has made a career building up young Black golfers. His next project: Howard University.

Jamin Davis began last season off the NFL’s radar. In a few weeks, he could be a first-round pick.

Kentucky's Jamin Davis went from a 195-pound freshman to one of the top linebacker prospects in this year's NFL draft.
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The 35-year-old was recognized because he was the starting second baseman on Washington's World Series team.
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How the NHL’s trade deadline shapes the East Division’s playoff race

The Boston Bruins, New York Islanders, Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals all made moves with the Stanley Cup in mind.

Nothing is working for Patrick Corbin, and the Diamondbacks make him, and the Nats, pay

Patrick Corbin, the Nationals’ expensive left-hander, struggled for his second straight start to open the season in an 11-6 loss to the Diamondbacks.

Trinity Rodman and Ashley Sanchez connect in stoppage time to lift the Spirit

As it warms up to playing in D.C., the Washington Spirit scores late for a dramatic win in the Challenge Cup.

Easy as 1-2-3: Charli Collier, Awak Kuier, Aari McDonald top WNBA draft

Texas center Charli Collier, Finnish national Awak Kuier and Arizona star Aari McDonald were the top picks in Thursday’s WNBA draft.

The Capitals honor Nicklas Backstrom, then fall flat in a loss to lowly Sabres

The Capitals put on a warm ceremony to honor Nicklas Backstrom playing his 1,000th game in a Washington jersey, then went out and lost to lowly Buffalo, 5-2.

NHL delays Vancouver Canucks’ return to play after player rips ‘dangerous’ plan

"It’s almost impossible to do what they’ve asked us to do here on our return," Vancouver's J.T. Miller had said of his coronavirus-ravaged team's paucity of preparation.
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