The legacy of the Black cowboy has been overlooked. This young bull rider could help change that.

For 13-year-old bull rider Nicholas Jackson, chasing his dream means facing physical danger and navigating life in a predominantly White sport.

A start-up basketball league, hoping to compete with the NCAA, announces TV deal

The Professional Collegiate hopes to start this summer. Its players would attend school at a nearby university but get paid to play for a local team.
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The Nationals didn’t seek this pain, but they might be growing from it

The Washington Nationals survived this star-crossed start battered, bruised and as stubborn as ever.

Capitals open critical series against the Islanders with a shootout victory

The Capitals regained sole possession of first place in the East Division with a 1-0 win on Long Island. Alex Ovechkin left the game late with an apparent injury.

Wizards rookie Deni Avdija has hairline fracture in right leg, effectively ending his season

Avdija averaged 6.3 points while shooting 41.7 percent from the field in 54 games this season. He was injured in a game against the Warriors on Wednesday.
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Mac McCain, grandson of a civil rights icon, wants to take his family legacy to the NFL

Mac McCain, the grandson of sit-in movement pioneer Franklin McCain, is making the leap to the NFL as he continues his family’s legacy of helping others.

The fight for the future of transgender athletes

A group of influential women’s sports advocates say their proposals are about fairness. But LGBT activists say their plans would endanger transgender rights — and transgender lives.

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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IOC announces inaugural slate of Olympic-licensed esports events

An IOC official described the venture as "an exciting step forward for the virtual sports world and the Olympic Movement."
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The pandemic precipitated Europe’s Super League fiasco, and the issues aren’t going away

The coronavirus pandemic exaggerated and accentuated all of European soccer’s worst qualities and sped up an unmooring of the game that had been going on for decades.
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McLean’s Thais Rolly, Colgan’s Bryce Lentz peak at the right time to win Virginia Class 6 cross-country titles

Thais Rolly of McLean and Bryce Lentz of Colgan win the girls’ and boys’ state titles, respectively.

Spirit welcomes its U.S. national team stars but falls to Orlando in NWSL Challenge Cup

Kelley O’Hara and Emily Sonnett make their Spirit debuts, but Washington falls, 1-0, to Orlando.

Wizards welcome back fans, fend off Warriors on eventful night at Capital One Arena

Deni Avdija left the game with an ankle injury, but the Wizards beat Golden State in their first game in front of their home fans since March 10, 2020.
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