Nationals and left-handed reliever Brad Hand agree to one-year deal

Hand, the best left-handed reliever on the free agent market, fills an obvious need for the Nationals.

Undermanned Capitals settle for a point in a shootout loss against the Sabres

Connor McMichael makes his NHL debut, Vitek Vanecek makes 45 saves, and the Capitals make the most of a 4-3 loss to Buffalo.
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Matt LaFleur made the wrong choice, and Tom Brady looks like he made the right one

The Packers’ conservative decision late in the fourth quarter of the NFC championship game helped Brady reach his 10th career Super Bowl.

Patrick Mahomes leads the Chiefs past the Bills and back into the Super Bowl

Patrick Mahomes threw three touchdowns for the Chiefs, whose 38-24 win in the AFC championship game set up a Super Bowl matchup with Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Wizards finally get back on the court, fall to Spurs in San Antonio

The Wizards play for the first time since Jan. 11 after a coronavirus outbreak forced the postponement of six consecutive games.
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Babe Ruth’s record was a mythical monument of white superiority. Hank Aaron tore it down.

By claiming the home run record, Aaron helped finish what Jack Johnson started.

UFC’s lightweight division is thrown into flux by Dustin Poirier’s upset of Conor McGregor

McGregor wants to fight Poirier again, Khabib Nurmagomedov is retired, and Dana White is looking to Michael Chandler.
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A college football coach’s season at war with the coronavirus — and his own school

He has groomed NFL stars and designed record-breaking offenses. But Tony Franklin has never been able to shut up and coach. This time, he says, he is done for good.

From Olympic medalist to Capitol rioter: The fall of Klete Keller

After struggling with homelessness, Keller had found his footing, his former teammates believed. Then they saw video of him at the Capitol riots -- wearing a Team USA jacket.

WNBA players helped oust Kelly Loeffler from the Senate. Will she last in the league?

In Georgia’s critical Senate race, WNBA players supported the Rev. Raphael Warnock over Loeffler, co-owner of the Atlanta Dream.
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A year after Kobe Bryant’s death, the mourning and misery continue

For those who grieved Bryant, the tears transferred from tragedy to tragedy. For those who didn’t, life found a way to break them down.

Bomani Jones thrives where race and sports collide. Can he be a star at ESPN?

During last summer's racial reckoning, Bomani Jones was a star at ESPN. But the network's shifting business model may leave him on the outside.
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Washington’s new front office is facing an important offseason, starting at quarterback

Newly hired GM Martin Mayhew and senior executive Marty Hurney will work with Coach Ron Rivera on revamping Washington's roster, particularly on offense.

Chloe Bibby has gone from Australian netball to Maryland hoops. The next stop is the WNBA.

Chloe Bibby is averaging 14.4 points and 7.3 rebounds for the Terps.

What you need to know about Super Bowl LV

Tom Brady and the Buccaneers will host Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs in their home stadium in Tampa. Here's everything you need to know about the game.

Tom Brady gives Tampa Bay a Super Bowl home game with 31-26 win over Packers in NFC championship

Brady, 43, had three touchdown passes and three interceptions in an uneven performance, but he guided the Bucs to three straight playoff road wins and is headed to his 10th Super Bowl.

UFC 257: Dustin Poirier stuns Conor McGregor with second-round TKO

Dustin Poirier completes a transformation six years in the making by stopping Conor McGregor with a second-round TKO in the main event at UFC 257 on Saturday night.
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