All hoops, no joy: NBA players describe a lonely and taxing regular season

Over the final days of a chaotic NBA regular season, players described to The Washington Post an experience packed with a lot of basketball but little joy.
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It’s LeBron James vs. Steph Curry again, but this time in the NBA’s new play-in tournament

The Los Angeles Lakers will host the Golden State Warriors in the NBA's new play-in tournament.

Ryan Kerrigan, Washington’s all-time sack leader, agrees to one-year deal with Philadelphia

Kerrigan played 10 seasons in Washington after being drafted by the franchise in the first round in 2011.

Ilya Samsonov, Evgeny Kuznetsov back on the ice, but Caps have no timetable for their return

Vitek Vanecek’s status is also uncertain for Monday’s Game 2 against the Bruins.
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How Juan Soto plans to turn grounders into better production

Soto's had trouble elevating the ball in recent games. He thinks the fix is simple.
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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.

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.

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.
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Virginia’s upset bid falls short against Notre Dame in NCAA women’s lacrosse tournament

The Cavaliers fell behind 7-2 at halftime and never drew closer than 8-5 in the second half.

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