Russell Westbrook sets triple-double record, but Wizards fall at Atlanta

The Wizards point guard notched his 182nd career triple-double Monday in Atlanta, shattering one of the NBA’s most hallowed marks.
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The NBA has 75 years of history now. Stop judging, and start marveling.

These raging NBA debates cheapen the league’s rich history. Everybody needs to relax.

Medina Spirit heads to Preakness without Bob Baffert; testing on colt’s sample continues

As Medina Spirit’s second test sample is sent out to a lab, trainer Bob Baffert takes to Fox News in the wake of his suspension by Churchill Downs.

Wall Street roots. NBA owner’s son. Wisconsin’s next Democratic senator?

Alex Lasry helped make the Bucks a sports leader in social justice causes. But is a wealthy former banker what Democrats need to win in Wisconsin? An interview with the Senate hopeful.

Status of Alex Ovechkin, T.J. Oshie among questions as Caps prepare for Bruins in playoffs

Oshie was not at Monday’s practice and is listed as day-to-day with a lower-body injury.
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After covering everything for 52 years, it’s time to see what I missed

A career spent in a long, rich conversation with friends and neighbors about a mutual love of sports has been a sinfully good time.

With private eyes and political muscle, horse racing’s elite pushed to punish dopers

A years-long effort by the sport’s moneyed elite exposed the underbelly of the industry, paving the way for sweeping reforms. But critics see something different: a move by wealthy and politically connected horsemen to strengthen their hold on the industry.

John Skipper’s and Dan Le Batard’s ESPN exits led to a friendship — and a new media challenger

After messy departures from ESPN, the media stars have lofty goals for their new venture, Meadowlark. “We are not going to do the sports version of ’90 Day Fiancé,’” Skipper said.
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A college pitcher is turning the theft of his prosthetic arm into a charity drive

Parker Hanson, a reliever at Augustana University in South Dakota, has received offers to pay for a new prosthetic and to raise money for charity, but he must get a waiver from the NCAA to accept donations.

Kenny Mayne announces ESPN departure, and network signs Chris Berman to multiyear extension

Mayne, who reportedly declined to take a pay cut to stay at ESPN after working for the network full time since 1994, described himself on social media as a “salary cap casualty.”

New Mystics jerseys celebrate the 19th Amendment, but players point out inequities

The amendment was ratified in 1920, but it would be another 45 years before the Voting Rights Act outlawed Jim Crow provisions that kept African Americans from voting.

Jonathan Allen’s work with Washington’s homeless youth is inspired by his own experience

Jonathan Allen has emerged as a potential cornerstone for Washington, including off the field.

Orioles avoid sweep against Red Sox as Jorge López puts fifth-inning woes behind him

Ryan Mountcastle and Trey Mancini each homer for Baltimore in 4-1 win over Red Sox.
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Medina Spirit, the Kentucky Derby winner, heads into the Preakness under a cloud after drug test

The news comes not long after Medina Spirit provided a record seventh Kentucky Derby win for trainer Bob Baffert, the affable, 68-year-old king of horse racing.

Even if Kentucky Derby winner is disqualified, those who bet on runner-up are out of luck

The denial of payouts for backers of second-place Mandaloun, who will ascend to the 2021 title if a Bob Baffert-trained horse is confirmed as having failed a drug test, could spark a class-action lawsuit against Churchill Downs.

Bradley Beal will miss Wizards’ next two games with hamstring strain, is uncertain for rest of week

The Wizards play Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday to close out the regular season.
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