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Michele Roberts Takes Over NBA Union

Michele A. Roberts has started her new job as the executive director of the National Basketball Players Association, and the former District public defender immediately set the tone for what’s sure to be contentious collective bargaining with NBA owners.

Nationals' Matt Williams Named NL Manager of the Year

The Washington Nationals' Matt Williams was named the National League Manager of the Year on Tuesday in his first season as skipper, despite a disappointing postseason loss.

Bernard Hopkins Aims to Unify Title as 50th Birthday Nears

With a win on Nov. 8 against WBO Champion Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, Bernard Hopkins would be just one belt away from becoming the first fighter in boxing history to hold all four major alphabet ...

Chris Webber to Make Bid to Buy Atlanta Hawks

Former NBA All-Star Chris Webber is leading a push to buy the Atlanta Hawks, the retired basketball great announced Thursday.

OMAR TYREE: Money for College Athletes

The issue of granting a stipend for the marketing, enrollment, game attendance, sales of school paraphernalia and other monetary gains that popular student athletes provide at hundreds of American colleges and universities is in the national news again.

Leon Spinks Hospitalized

Former boxing heavyweight champion Leon Spinks remains hospitalized in Las Vegas after undergoing surgery for abdominal problems.

OMAR TYREE: Who Is Derek Jeter?

Who is Derek Jeter, really? I don't even know what he sounds like, to be honest.

Seahawks Drop Slumping Redskins, 27-17

Russell Wilson and the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks handed the Washington Redskins its third straight loss Monday, fending off a late rally to win 27-17 at FedEx Field.

Giants Push Nationals to Brink with 18-Inning Win in Game 2

Jordan Zimmermann stood on the mound in the ninth inning at Nationals Park on Saturday, one out away from a three-hit, complete-game shutout to pull the Washington Nationals even with the San Francisco Giants in the National League Division Series. ...

Giants Spoil Strasburg Playoff Debut, Drop Nats in Game 1

Steven Strasburg's solid postseason debut went to waste in the Nationals' 3-2 loss to the San Francisco Giants before a raucous sellout crowd of 44,035 at Nationals Park.

Optimistic Wizards Open Training Camp

The Washington Wizards opened training camp Tuesday with as much optimism as the franchise has experienced in three decades or more.

Nationals Seek Postseason Glory

October baseball has returned to the nation's capital and, after fulfilling the hopes of spring, the Washington Nationals are now on a mission to fulfill the promise of a fall to remember.

Remembering the Ali-Foreman 'Rumble in the Jungle'

It's been 40 years since the famous "Rumble in the Jungle," the much-hyped and celebrated clash between an aging Ali — whose signature line, "float like a butterfly and sting like a bee," remains iconic — and George Foreman, a ...

NFL Commissioner Won't Step Down Amid Abuse Scandal, Says League 'Will Do Better'

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell apologized for the league's handling of several high-profile domestic abuse cases during a press conference Friday, but said he hasn't considered stepping down despite several calls for him to go.

NFL Commissioner Under Fire

While many fans of the Ravens sported Ray Rice jerseys at the team’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sept. 11 in Baltimore, embattled NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has received similar support along the I-95 corridor from Landover to Virginia.

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