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  • Caps get 5th straight win, 3-2

    4/9/13 10:35 PM

    Alex Ovechkin scored his 26th goal and Jack Hillen got his first as the Washington Capitals stretched their winning run to five games, 3-2 over the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night.

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  • D.C. Council honors Harper, Johnson

    4/9/13 11:28 AM

    Bryce Harper was honored Tuesday for being named the National League Rookie of the Year last year. Davey Johnson was argued for his NL Manager of the Year award.

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  • Louisville beats Michigan 82-76 to win NCAA title

    4/9/13 6:54 AM

    Luke Hancock made all five of his 3-pointers and led Louisville to its first NCAA men's basketball championship since 1986 with a 82-76 victory over Michigan on Monday night.

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  • Ovechkin's huge week earns NHL honors

    4/8/13 12:54 PM

    Alexander Ovechkin's huge week has not only spurred the Washington Capitals to win their last four games - it has also now garnered him the NHL's First Star of the Week honor.

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  • Cueto outduels Strasburg as Reds beat Nats 6-3

    4/8/13 10:49 AM

    Johnny Cueto outlasted Stephen Strasburg in a highly anticipated matchup of young aces as the Cincinnati Reds beat the Nats 6-3 on Sunday. Strasburg (1-1) allowed nine hits and six runs with four walks and five strikeouts in 5 1-3 innings.

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  • Ovechkin scores 2 more; Caps win 4-2 over Lightning

    4/8/13 10:48 AM

    Alex Ovechkin scored twice on Sunday to make it five goals in a little over 24 hours and the Caps beat the Tampa Bay Lightning. Ovechkin scored his 24th and 25th goal - giving him 16 in 14 games - to pull even with the Lightning's Steven Stamkos for the top spot in the NHL.

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  • Syracuse vs. Michigan preview

    4/8/13 10:38 AM

    Syracuse will face the No. 4 Michigan Wolverines on Saturday in the 2013 Final Four. Like the Orange, the Wolverines defeated a top-seed on their way to winning their region. The difference was how the two teams knocked off those teams.

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  • Ovechkin's hat trick leads Caps over Panthers, 4-3

    4/7/13 3:14 PM

    The Capitals resorted to a familiar formula against the Florida Panthers - find Alex Ovechkin. Ovechkin recorded his 12th career hat trick and added an assist, and the surging Caps survived a late rally by the Panthers for a 4-3 victory on Saturday night.

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  • No. 1 Louisville rallies to slip by Wichita State

    4/6/13 9:33 PM

    Forced into increased playing time because of Kevin Ware's famous injury, walk-on Tim Henderson sparked a second-half rally with a pair of monster 3s and Louisville advanced to the NCAA title game, escaping with a 72-68 victory over Wichita State.

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  • April 02 Sportstalk with Kevin Nickelberry

    4/9/13 4:51 PM

    The first look at the ESPN story that broke open the Rutgers basketball scandal. Howard Coach Kevin Nickelberry offers his analysis on the 2013 Final Four. Plus a little insight on the future of Howard basketball.

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  • Hail to the jersey: RG3's sells at record pace in 2012

    4/9/13 11:11 AM

    Robert Griffin III's popularity has shot through the roof, and no place is that represented more than in jersey sales. And according to ESPN.com's Darren Rovell, Griffin's jersey was sold at a record rate.

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  • Court hearing on NFL concussions set for today

    4/9/13 6:45 AM

    A federal court hearing in Philadelphia could determine whether the NFL faces years of litigation over concussion-related brain injuries.

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  • Unitas family members rip choice of Flacco for movie role

    4/8/13 12:41 PM

    One Baltimore quarterback will be portraying another in a movie that's scheduled to start shooting this summer, but not everyone is happy about it.

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  • Garnett, Pierce return, help Celtics beat Wizards 107-96

    4/8/13 10:48 AM

    Brandon Bass scored 20 points and the Boston Celtics, helped by the return of Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, beat the Washington Wizards 107-96 Sunday night.

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  • Nats' improved defense starts with Zimmerman at third

    4/8/13 10:46 AM

    Remember that diving play that Ryan Zimmerman made in the first inning of the Washington Nationals' Opening Day win over the Miami Marlins? Davey Johnson does, and the Nats' skipper said it was possible because the 28-year-old infielder is able to play deeper at third with his surgically-repaired shoulder.

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  • Louisville, Michigan escape shadows at Final Four

    4/7/13 7:08 PM

    The Louisville Cardinals may be a national powerhouse, but they're still considered second fiddle in their own state to the Kentucky Wildcats. And the Michigan basketball team knows what that's like. Football rules on the Wolverines' campus.

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  • Wizards celebrate '78 title, beat Pacers 104-85

    4/6/13 10:05 PM

    On a night when the Wizards celebrated the 35th anniversary of the franchise's only championship, John Wall played like someone who might someday carry on that legacy, scoring 37 points to lead the Wizards to a 104-85 victory over the Indiana Pacers.

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  • Desmond, Ramos homer in 11th, Nats beat Reds 7-6

    4/6/13 5:03 PM

    Ian Desmond made two errors that helped send the game to extra innings, then led off the 11th with his first homer of the season. Wilson Ramos followed with his second homer of the game to rally the Nats to a 7-6 victory Saturday. Jayson Werth and Bryce Harper also homered.

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