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12h30 27  février
Tiger Woods’s triumphant third act was just beginning. What will his next act bring?
By Dave Sheinin
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.
The NBA doesn’t need a new logo and it doesn’t need Kobe Bryant as its representative
By Kevin Blackistone
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
By Samantha Pell
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.
By Samantha Pell
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
By Ava Wallace
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
By Chelsea Janes
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
By Liz Clarke
During a complex weekend for U.S. gymnastics, Laurie Hernandez made a joyful and hopeful return.
Virginia Tech leaves no doubt in an 84-46 rout of woeful Wake Forest
By Gene Wang
On senior day in Blacksburg, the No. 16 Hokies emphatically bounced back from Tuesday’s loss to Georgia Tech.
Paul Arriola trying to strike balance between Premier League hopes and MLS realities
By Steven Goff
D.C. United winger Paul Arriola is spending the MLS offseason on a short-term loan with second-division Swansea City, which is in a tight race for promotion.
12h47 26  février
Nats want Kyle Schwarber to get squatty’ at the plate and return to his slugging ways
By Jesse Dougherty
The Nationals’ new left fielder, Kyle Schwarber, met with hitting coach Kevin Long in January. The result was a return to old, better habits.
09h22 27  février
Jamorko Pickett and Chudier Bile step up as Georgetown wins at DePaul without Jahvon Blair
By Kareem Copeland
Blair’s absence was a coach’s decision, Patrick Ewing said, but Pickett led a second-half outburst and Bile had a team-high 19 points.
10h00 22  février
Our sports need a healthier version of masculinity, and men need to create it
By Jerry Brewer
To fix the rampant mistreatment of women in sports, we need a new definition of masculinity.
10h09 26  février
The Wizards’ implausible trip from covid purgatory to playoff contention
By Barry Svrluga
After a season-crushing bout with covid, the Wizards could have given up. Instead, they took off
I got the coronavirus vaccine, and cheer has replaced fear
By Thomas M. Boswell
A shot in my arm brought a feeling I had almost forgotten: Relief.
14h30 23  février
Tiger Woods’s genius has never been a free gift. Now his only task is to heal.
By Sally Jenkins
The burdens of being a child prodigy and then a transcendent star have long been evident in Tiger Woods. Maybe this time no one needs to ask him for another comeback, another big feat.
14h55 25  février
Baseball Bugs’ at 75: How a Looney Tunes classic left its mark on America’s pastime
By Frederic J. Frommer
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.
12h34 09  février
How break dancing made the leap from ’80s pop culture to the Olympic stage
By Rick Maese
Becoming an official sport at the Paris 2024 Games required overcoming resistance from inside and out.
13h30 11  février
A rare disease, a covid diagnosis, a painful decision: The death of basketball coach Lew Hill
By Dave Sheinin
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.
09h00 28  février
The Nats can focus on baseball at spring training, but a reminder of the pandemic is nearby
By Jesse Dougherty
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.
12h43 27  février
LeBron James, again told to stick to sports, shuts down soccer star Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s suggestion
By Glynn A. Hill
The Lakers star reiterated his commitment to speaking out after soccer star Zlatan Ibrahimovic criticized him.
As attacks against Asian Americans spike, Jeremy Lin pushes for action
By Glynn A. Hill
Jeremy Lin has recounted his experiences with racism in recent appearances and on social media while pressing for change as anti-Asian bias becomes more pervasive.
James Harden has moved on fast with the Brooklyn Nets. Will the conversation catch up?
By Ben Golliver
James Harden has played brilliantly in Brooklyn after his messy exit from Houston, but not everyone is ready to forgive and forget.
NCAA tournament bracketology: Brand names have big opportunities this weekend
By Patrick Stevens
The teams with the most to gain this weekend are the banner brands in the sport.
14h06 26  février
Aaron Wiggins is playing the best basketball of his Maryland career
By Emily Giambalvo
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’
By Ben Golliver
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
By Ava Wallace
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
By Gene Wang
The Cavaliers are in the middle of a three-game losing streak and have fallen out of first place in the ACC.
12h43 27  février
LeBron James, again told to stick to sports, shuts down soccer star Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s suggestion
By Glynn A. Hill
The Lakers star reiterated his commitment to speaking out after soccer star Zlatan Ibrahimovic criticized him.
15h57 26  février
A Russell Wilson trade is unlikely, but Seattle’s star QB is unhappy. Here are the team’s options.
By John Clayton
Here are the Seahawks’ options for fixing things with Russell Wilson (and avoiding a trade).
Deion Sanders’s FCS debut at Jackson State is postponed because of covid concerns
By Matt Bonesteel
Deion Sanders and Jackson State beat an NAIA team last weekend, but their first game against equivalent talent will have to wait.
08h15 27  février
As attacks against Asian Americans spike, Jeremy Lin pushes for action
By Glynn A. Hill
Jeremy Lin has recounted his experiences with racism in recent appearances and on social media while pressing for change as anti-Asian bias becomes more pervasive.
17h42 26  février
Kelly Loeffler sells stake in WNBA team after clashing with players over Black Lives Matter
By Candace Buckner
The Atlanta Dream’s new ownership group includes a former star player, Renee Montgomery. My Dream has come true, Montgomery said
17h05 25  février
TV and radio listings: February 25
By Scott Allen
Your guide to the world of sports on television and radio.
17h07 19  février
Jay Gruden finally explains why Kirk Cousins took a knee that time in Philadelphia
By Scott Allen
If the former Washington Football Team coach gets a broadcast job, he should retell this story from his favorite game.
17h34 18  février
Craig Laughlin will soon have a hat trick of beer collaborations, all for a good cause
By Scott Allen
Craig Laughlin, the Capitals’ longtime TV analyst and a recent craft beer convert, has already released IPAs in partnership with Aslin and Astro Lab to benefit his family’s charitable foundation.
12h14 17  février
Monica McNutt’s rapid rise at ESPN continues with Around the Horn’ debut
By Scott Allen
A former standout guard at Georgetown, Monica McNutt made her SportsCenter debut last month and serves as a host and game analyst for the ACC Network.
06h58 16  février
A 1933 NFL jersey was bought from a storage locker for 5. Now it will sell for thousands.
By Jesse Dougherty
The Boston Redskins jersey, which belonged to an offensive lineman named George Hurley, is in pristine condition and possibly the only one of its kind. It’s up for auction after making its way to the owner of a struggling vintage clothing store in San Francisco.
12h09 25  février
Alex Avila has experience catching Max Scherzer and Patrick Corbin. And it shows.
By Jesse Dougherty
Alex Avila, the Nats’ 34-year-old backup catcher, has caught ace Max Scherzer more than any other veteran.
Carter Kieboom, unbothered by the spotlight, is confident he can keep his third base job
By Beth Reinhard and Mark Maske
Kieboom, a former top prospect, is confident that his early struggles will help in the long run. He’s just aware, too, that every opportunity has a limit.
Ex-Washington Football Team employees pressure NFL to make harassment probe public
By Nicki Jhabvala
A letter to Commissioner Roger Goodell is part of a campaign to ramp up pressure on the league and hold team owner Daniel Snyder accountable for what they describe as a sexually hostile work environment.
Washington’s biggest non-QB roster needs: Receiving help, linebacker and more
By Nicki Jhabvala
Washington’s roster needs go well beyond the quarterback position.
09h58 23  février
Alex Smith says Washington didn’t want me’ on the team last year as he attempted comeback
By Nicki Jhabvala
In an interview with GQ, the Washington Football Team quarterback described feeling as though the franchise didn’t want him on the roster as he worked to return from his severe leg injury.
10h56 21  février
Washington hopes to sign Brandon Scherff to long-term deal, but franchise tag is an option
By Samantha Pell
Washington could again use a franchise tag on Scherff, but the organization appears more interested in signing him to a long-term deal, with talks expected to start in the coming days.
15h17 25  février
Tom Wilson gets the Capitals back on track with a win over the Penguins
By Samantha Pell
The winger scores a power-play goal to turn a tight game Washington’s way.
08h54 24  février
The Caps made small tweaks to their power play. They already see improvement.
By Ava Wallace
The Capitals power play is clicking ahead of their Thursday game against the Penguins.
The Wizards have a packed second-half schedule thanks to their coronavirus pause in January
By Ryan McFadden
Washington will play eight back-to-backs in the latter half of the regular season.
17h45 27  février
Riverside hockey repeats as NVSHL champion after completing tenuous season
By Michael Errigo
The Rams overcame several coronavirus issues and beat undefeated Briar Woods in the title game Friday.
14h49 26  février
For Lake Braddock, football finally gets going and a win over Westfield is worth the wait
By Jake Lourim
The Bruins opened their season by defeating Westfield for the first time since 2014.
16h16 25  février
Olympic hopefuls Torri Huske, Camille Spink put on a show at Virginia Class 6 swim championships
By Jake Lourim
Yorktown’s Torri Huske set two national high school records in about a half-hour Thursday at the Virginia Class 6 state championships.
14h47 24  février
Led by a 1-2 punch, Jefferson wins VHSL Class 5 boys’ swim championship
Briar Woods’ Mackenzie McConagha won two individual state championships in the girls’ meet.