With confidence and calm, Hideki Matsuyama ends Japan’s long wait for a Masters title

Matsuyama became the first Japanese man to win a major title Sunday, capturing the Masters by one shot over Will Zalatoris.
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Matsuyama’s draining, pressure-packed win makes this Masters memorable

At the Masters, Matsuyama got the win of his life and barely smiled. The pressure was that intense.

As the NHL’s trade deadline looms, the Capitals show their potential by pounding the Bruins

Washington got two goals apiece from Conor Sheary, T.J. Oshie and Lars Eller during an 8-1 laugher in Boston.
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Makur Maker’s basketball journey took a detour, but his story isn’t over

Makur Maker, thoughtful and honest, saw his Howard dream disrupted. Now he's trying to figure out his next step.

Max Scherzer’s Nationals sputter, lose Hall of Fame pitching matchup to Clayton Kershaw’s Dodgers

In a matchup of three-time Cy Young Award winners, Los Angeles swept Washington out of town with a 3-0 win at Dodger Stadium.
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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.

After a lost year, a sports bar hopes a new season brings it back to life

Across the country, sports bars have struggled to survive the twin gut punches of canceled sports and pandemic restrictions. Pickles Pub hopes a new season brings hope -- and some business.

Women’s sports can do at least one thing men’s can’t, experts say: Get bigger

Industry analysts see investment value in developing professional leagues and growing college events.
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Martinez hits three home runs as Red Sox sweep Orioles

Devers adds two homers as Boston goes deep six times in 14-9 win over Baltimore.
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Capitals trade Jonas Siegenthaler to New Jersey for a third-round draft pick

With the move, Washington adds $800,000 in salary cap space.

Shorthanded Wizards lack physicality in blowout loss to Phoenix

The Wizards had 16 turnovers, which Coach Scott Brooks attributed to their lack of physicality against the aggressive Suns.

Six dead in S.C. shooting committed by ex-NFL player Phillip Adams, who then killed himself, authorities say

Police in York County described it as “a mass shooting.” Phillip Adams's father told local media that he thought "football messed him up."

The Nationals get Patrick Corbin back but can’t keep up with the Dodgers in a 9-5 loss

Corbin returned from the covid-19 injured list but allowed six runs and took the loss, the Nationals' fourth in a row.

Mancini hits his first home run since his return from cancer, but Orioles fall to Red Sox, 6-4, in 10 innings

The first baseman crushed the first pitch he saw from Boston starter Richards on Saturday
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Hideki Matsuyama’s sublime day at the Masters gives him a four-shot lead and a shot at history

Matsuyama enters the final round at 11 under, with Justin Rose, Xander Schauffele, Marc Leishman and Will Zalatoris in a four-way tie for second.

Nationals looking for Victor Robles to change his approach to ‘aggressive smart’

Nationals center fielder Victor Robles is wired to take chances, but Manager Dave Martinez wants to see the 23-year-old pick his spots.

Deni Avdija was handed an odd rookie year with the Wizards. He’s trying to make the most of it.

Wizards Coach Scott Brooks preaches patience with the 20-year-old, who had no summer camp, a shortened training camp and missed nearly three weeks because of the NBA's coronavirus protocols.
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