Quantcast

National

Subscribe

Pierce, Wiz Stifle Raptors in OT, Take Game 1

The Washington Wizards rode the hot hand of Paul Pierce early, then held off a furious second-half rally to steal a 93-86 overtime road win from the Toronto Raptors in the opener of their first-round playoff series Saturday.

Garcia Bests D.C.'s Peterson in Televised Showcase

D.C.'s Lamont Peterson lost a 12-round majority decision to Danny Garcia on Saturday night in a nationally televised showdown at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

NBA Veteran Jerome Kersey Dead

Jerome Kersey, a former standout at NCAA Division II Longwood College who played for the Portland Trailblazers during most of his 17-year career in the NBA, died Feb. 18 at the age of 52.

Finally: Mayweather-Pacquiao Set for May 2

Undefeated, 11-time world champion Floyd Mayweather formally announced Friday the most anticipated boxing match of this generation. Mayweather vs. Pacquiao, a welterweight world championship unification bout, will take place on Saturday, May 2, live on pay-per-view.

Charlie Sifford, 92, First Black PGA Tour Player, Dies

Charlie Sifford, the first African-American to break the color barrier in professional golf, died Tuesday night, the PGA of America said. He was 92.

Last-Minute Pick Seals Patriots' Super Bowl Win over Seahawks

For yet another Super Bowl, the New England Patriots found themselves on the wrong end of a miraculous, late-game catch. But this time, they had an answer.

Patriots-Seahawks Super Bowl Overshadowed by 'Deflategate'

An incident involving the Patriots during the AFC Championship against the Indianapolis Colts has overshadowed the lead up to the Super Bowl, prompting a furious public reaction and casting doubt on New England's season.

Ernie Banks, Hall of Fame Legend, Dies

Ernie Banks, Hall of Fame shortstop for the Chicago Cubs, died Jan. 23, days before his 84th birthday, at a hospital in Chicago.

Venus Williams Wins WTA Auckland Classic

Venus Williams entered the tournament as the third seed and had to reach down deep to come from behind after falling down one set. But that she did – winning the Auckland Classic in New Zealand on Friday against top-seeded ...

Stuart Scott Remembered

There's little question that Stuart Scott "was as cool as the other side of the pillow," and among the best at his craft.

Stuart Scott, Famed ESPN Anchor, Dies at 49

Stuart Scott, the ESPN anchor whose hip-hop-tinged broadcasting style became a fixture on the sports network, died Sunday after a yearslong battle with cancer. He was 49.

Muhammad Ali Hospitalized With Pneumonia

Muhammad Ali has been hospitalized with pneumonia, a spokesman said.

Ray Rice Wins Appeal, Indefinite Suspension by NFL Lifted

Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has won his appeal of his indefinite suspension by the NFL, the players union said Friday.

Gabby Douglas Rejoins U.S. Gymnast Team, Opens Door for 2016 Olympics

Gabby Douglas, the gymnast who took the world by storm during the 2012 Summer Olympics, has rejoined the U.S. women's national gymnastics team, opening the door for participation in the 2016 games in Rio.

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.

Previous