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Tiger Woods’s triumphant third act was just beginning. What will his next act bring?

A transcendent golfer occupies our headspace like no other athlete, thanks to the unadorned intimacy and longevity afforded by the sport. That role for Woods is now in question.
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The NBA doesn’t need a new logo — and it doesn’t need Kobe Bryant as its representative

Kyrie Irving joined the push to make Kobe Bryant the NBA's logo. Here's what he's missing.

Jakub Vrana’s late goal lets Capitals breathe easier, secure a 5-2 win over the Devils

Washington started strong with three early goals, then sputtered before prevailing to improve to 5-1-1 in its past seven games.

Peter Laviolette gets teams to believe in him fast. His former players explain why.

To understand the potential of what the Capitals could be under Laviolette, it’s important to look at his past coaching stops.

Back home but still rolling, the Wizards take down the NBA-worst Timberwolves

Washington got 34 points from Bradley Beal and a triple-double from Russell Westbrook to notch its seventh win in eight games.

What a restructured minor league system could mean for teams lost in the shuffle

Before this season, Major League Baseball assumed control of minor league baseball operations, reduced the number of affiliated teams and restructured the minors entirely.

Laurie Hernandez, with a new coach and newfound joy, gives U.S. gymnastics a dose of hope

During a complex weekend for U.S. gymnastics, Laurie Hernandez made a joyful and hopeful return.
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‘Baseball Bugs’ at 75: How a Looney Tunes classic left its mark on America’s pastime

The sassy rabbit single-handedly took down a team of baseball bullies in a Looney Tunes masterpiece that gave the world the Bugs Bunny change-up.
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How break dancing made the leap from ’80s pop culture to the Olympic stage

Becoming an official sport at the Paris 2024 Games required overcoming resistance from inside and out.

A rare disease, a covid diagnosis, a painful decision: The death of basketball coach Lew Hill

Texas Rio Grande Valley coach Lew Hill had fought off covid-19 but was also suffering from a rare illness. He decided to coach one more time, and died the next day.
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The Nats can focus on baseball at spring training, but a reminder of the pandemic is nearby

“It is a reminder that this is still real,” left fielder Kyle Schwarber said of the coronavirus testing site at the Nationals' spring training home. “That, you know what, people are still affected.”
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James Harden has moved on fast with the Brooklyn Nets. Will the conversation catch up?

James Harden has played brilliantly in Brooklyn after his messy exit from Houston, but not everyone is ready to forgive and forget.
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NCAA tournament bracketology: Brand names have big opportunities this weekend

The teams with the most to gain this weekend are the banner brands in the sport.
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Aaron Wiggins is playing the best basketball of his Maryland career

Junior guard Aaron Wiggins has been at his best during Maryland's critical four-game winning streak.

How Rolling Hills Estates residents woke up to the Tiger Woods crash: ‘Oh no, another one’

“Nobody knew it was Tiger Woods until I saw it on the news,” John Hodgkinson said.

The Wizards’ ‘Wolfman’ is coming out of the dark

Backup point guard Raul Neto is averaging career highs in minutes and points for the Wizards. Thursday, he helped fuel Washington to its sixth win in the past seven games.

Virginia has fizzled against top opponents, sowing doubts about a deep NCAA tournament run

The Cavaliers are in the middle of a three-game losing streak and have fallen out of first place in the ACC.
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