Washington Drops Eastern Conference Semifinals Game 3 to Indiana

Before Washington and Indiana tipped off for Friday’s Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals, an advertisement for season tickets splashed across the Verizon Center’s jumbotron.

Mayweather Wins Majority Decision over Maidana

For a moment, it seemed like Marcos "El Chino" Maidana could do the unthinkable — hand pound-for-pound champion Floyd "Money" Mayweather the first loss of his brilliant career. Only for a moment.

NBA Commissioner Bans Donald Sterling for Life

The NBA has banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life for racist comments, league commissioner Adam Silver announced Tuesday.

Obama, Sharpton Denounce Racist Comments by Clippers Owner

The backlash against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for purportedly making racist comments about blacks has intensified, with President Obama and several civil rights dignitaries weighing in on the growing scandal.

Remembering 'The Hurricane': Famed Boxer Rubin Carter Dies at 76

Boxing fans may remember Rubin Carter as a fearless and ferocious puncher with a left hook that few opponents had the chin to withstand.

Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, 76, Remembered in Death as True Fighter

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a boxer who spent 19 years in prison for a wrongful murder conviction, died Sunday in Toronto from complications of prostate cancer. He was 76.

Bernard Hopkins Continues to Defy Age

Bernard Hopkins claimed the World Boxing Association and International Boxing Association titles Saturday night as the 49-year-old living legend won a split decision over Beibut Shumenov at the D.C. Armory in Southeast.

Kevin Ollie Makes History as 4th African-American Coach to Win NCAA Tournament

Kevin Ollie, head coach of the University of Connecticut men's basketball team, has pulled off a remarkable feat, becoming just the fourth African-American coach to win the NCAA tournament.

Mayweather, Hopkins Portraits Donated to Smithsonian

Golden Boy Promotions announced Monday the donation of portraits of boxing legends and future Hall of Famers Floyd Mayweather and Bernard Hopkins to the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery.

COMMENTARY: And Then There Were Four

If you're a college hoops fan, it would be an understatement to say the last two weeks have been pure basketball excitement.

Redskins Sign DeSean Jackson

The Washington Redskins announced Wednesday that they have signed free agent wide receiver DeSean Jackson.

Reid, McCain Ask Obama to Pardon Famed Boxer Jack Johnson

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) have asked President Obama to posthumously pardon the late Jack Johnson, the first black heavyweight champion, of a conviction of transporting a white woman across state lines.

COMMENTARY: It's Time to Ban the 3-Pointer

When we watch the March Madness highlights, what we see time and time again are slam dunks and three-point field goals — and it has to stop.

DAVE OWENS: Color Blind NFL's N-Word Ban Would Be Shortsighted

So the NFL is considering penalizing players 15 yards for using the N-word during games. If it happens more than once, a player gets ejected. My take on this: Dumb rule!!

Bernard Hopkins Headlines Armory Fight Card

Bernard Hopkins will attempt to become the oldest fighter in history to unify a world title.