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  • Nationals' Denard Span could be the one to watch

    2/20/13 12:57 PM

    For baseball fans, Nationals’ Stephen Strasburg will start in the Grapefruit League opener Saturday against the Mets while Bryce Harper is on the cover of next week’s Sports Illustrated. But Denard Span may be the one to watch.

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  • Cover boy: Harper graces cover of SI

    2/19/13 2:03 PM

    He has already made waves after just one season in Major League Baseball, but Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper is already a national phenomenon. Now, he's on the cover of SI.

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  • Wizards in the Josh Smith sweepstakes?

    2/18/13 9:51 AM

    Are the Wizards an actual player in the Josh Smith sweepstakes? One report suggests they are at least doing their due dilligence.

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  • What position will Raphael Augusto play when he ever gets on the field?

    2/18/13 9:33 AM

    As the 2013 MLS season approaches, we're counting down the days to March 2 and running the proverbial rule over each player on D.C. United's roster. Today's subject: Brazilian 21-year-old and Fluminese loanee to United Raphael Augusto.

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  • Denard Span getting used to new Nats digs

    2/18/13 8:48 AM

    The Nationals held their first full team workout of Spring Training on Sunday, and it included newcomer Denard Span, who says that his move to Washington is giving him a "new beginning."

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  • Danica Patrick makes history, wins pole for Daytona 500

    2/17/13 5:23 PM

    Danica Patrick has won the Daytona 500 pole, becoming the first woman to secure the top spot for any race in NASCAR's top circuit.

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  • North Carolina's four-guard lineup beats Virginia 93-81

    2/16/13 6:58 PM

    P.J. Hairston scored a career-high 29 points Saturday in his second straight start as part of the Tar Heels' new four-guard lineup, helping them beat Virginia 93-81 in a game that both teams needed to help solidify their postseason prospects.

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  • Spingarn High School plays final home basketball game

    2/15/13 7:25 AM

    It's an end of an era at a D.C. high school that is closing at the end of the school year. Thursday night, Spingarn High School, which is where several NBA legends got their start, hosted their final home basketball game.

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  • 'Redskins' forever?

    2/14/13 9:28 PM

    Redskins GM Bruce Allen said Thursday the team isn't considering a new nickname and there's "nothing that we feel is offensive, and we're proud of our history." They were the last team in the four major professional sports leagues to have an African American player.

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  • DeRozan, Gay lead Raptors past Wizards 96-88

    2/19/13 10:07 PM

    Playing with an improvised scoreboard, horn, game clock and 24-second clock because of a malfunction in the scoring system, the Raptors took the lead for good in the second quarter and won their fifth straight game, putting them one victory shy of last season's total.

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  • Revered Lakers owner Jerry Buss dies

    2/18/13 9:24 PM

    Jerry Buss, the Los Angeles Lakers' playboy owner who shepherded the NBA franchise to 10 championships, has died. He was 80.

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  • Terps' tournament hopes revived with Duke upset

    2/18/13 9:39 AM

    Maryland has plenty of work to do to get in the field, but they're still alive.

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  • Span's addition brings Nats punch of speed

    2/18/13 8:48 AM

    The Washington Nationals are hoping that new addition Denard Span, who was picked up in a trade from Minnesota last November, can become a legitimate threat on the basepaths this season.

     

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  • Rangers rally to beat Caps 2-1

    2/17/13 9:46 PM

    The Caps, who lost to New York in the second round of last year's playoffs, had been 11-5-2 in its last 18 regular-season games against the Rangers.

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  • Terps upset Duke

    2/17/13 8:35 AM

    Seth Allen broke a tie by making two free throws with 2.8 seconds left, and Maryland stunned No. 2 Duke 83-81 Saturday night. As the final horn sounded, thousands of fans from the sellout crowd charged onto the court to celebrate the Terrapins' most significant victory of the season. And the celebration continues at a bonfire on campus, UMd. police report.

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  • Former U.Md. soccer star comes out, leaves sport

    2/15/13 4:01 PM

    Robbie Rogers, a former University of Maryland soccer player who spent five years playing in Major League Soccer and for the United States National Team is leaving the sport after coming out, the New York Times reports.

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  • February 14 SportsTalk with Glenn Harris

    2/14/13 10:14 PM

    Glenn Harris and NBA Analyst Junior Burrough discuss why they believe LeBron James is the newer, better version of Michael Jordan.

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  • Shovels are ready! Groundbreaking today for Redskins training camp

    2/14/13 7:30 PM

    Crews will break ground on the Redskins training camp in Richmond Thursday afternoon.

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