On Friday, the Major League Baseball exhibition season began. That makes me happy on so many levels.
The NFL has become full-time, big business. But as much as I can appreciate the league and all that it represents, I have no appreciation at all for the scouting combine.
The Yankees' storied history is full of baseball legends, many with career numbers much better than Derek Jeter's. So why is he one of the most beloved in franchise history?
As I journey through this month of February, I'll certainly remember the contributions of George Washington Carver, Harriet Tubman and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., just to name a few. But, I'll be sure to also recognize all the great work done by two of my favorite African-Americans, Jackie Robinson and Curt Flood.
Gentlemen, please! Stop it!
I know. You've read enough about the threatening weather that could negatively affect this year's Super Bowl. So, I won't bother to reiterate the old news that the game could be wrought by snow, ice and frigid temperatures.
In just over two weeks, the 2014 Sochi Olympics will commence. I've begun my official countdown as we march toward the 22nd Winter Olympics opening ceremony on Feb. 6. I must admit, when I hear the word "Olympics, " I get excited about the 100-meter dash, boxing, basketball, swimming, etc. Oh, that's right — this is the Winter Olympics!
I say thanks to the Bowl Championship Series for 16 years of service, and wish it a fond farewell. With that said, I'm excited about ushering in a new playoff system in college football, which will provide us with some of the most competitive games ever.
IBF junior welterweight champion and D.C. native Lamont Peterson will defend his title against undefeated Dierry Jean on Jan. 25 at the D.C. Armory.
Jay Gruden must have a successful first season, i.e., more wins than losses. Anything short of that and the fan base will quickly become frustrated and impatient. Quite frankly, we don't like losing around here.
I'll promise you that 2014 will be one of the most exciting years in sports history.
It should be unlawful to use the words snow and Super Bowl in the same sentence.
Clearly, the winds of change are blowing in professional sports.
Despite Jameis Winston's win, the question remains: should the Heisman be awarded based solely on performance or should off-field issues be included in the evaluation formula?
One missed field goal attempt later, and we're smack in the middle of a vintage end-of-season rankings controversy — yet again.
This summer, the Brooklyn Nets made splashy, pricy acquisitions that were supposed to make them immediate title contenders. So far, let's just say the early returns on those big investments have been scant.
With only a few weeks left in the college football regular season, we stand on the verge of one of the biggest revenue generators in sports — the bowl games. Each of these games can bring millions of dollars to the schools that are fortunate enough to participate. But of all the money earned, none of it will be shared with the players themselves.
As we travel through life, sometimes we arrive at certain places and a familiar feeling comes over us — déjà vu, if you will. I've got a hunch that the Washington Redskins are experiencing a bit of déjà vu right about now.
We need a college football playoff system — today.
Are some people slow to accept Condoleezza Rice as a member of the NCAA college football playoff selection committee simply because she is a woman?
We've consistently heard the rhetoric of college players and their supporters on such issues of player compensation and concussion reform. Last week, the Grambling State University football team decided to couple their talking with action.
This year, it’s been a far different story for PED offenders. Their teams and fans have welcomed them back with big hugs and kisses following their 50-game infractions — which is the way it should be.
The Washington Redskins have won one game going into Week 6 of this season. After Week 6 is over, the Redskins could be in first place in the NFC East. I know, it's hard to believe.
Washington didn't win Sunday, they survived.
What's become painfully obvious is that the Redskins' defense has to play much better, particularly against the pass.
Once again, the king of boxing was victorious. Catch him while you still can, though, because he surely can't do this much longer.
At last, we've reached the day of the Redskins-Eagles season opener. And unless you've been hiding under a rock somewhere, you know that Robert Griffin III is playing and Chip Kelly is coaching.
Over the past couple of years, I have boldly and consistently stated that the NCAA no longer has relevance. Now I have proof.
As we approach the upcoming fall sports season, the sidelines will again be filled with supportive — and often vocal — parents.
For those of you who thought Alex Rodriguez's off-the-field struggles would divide and destroy the New York Yankees — get over it!
Jamaican track star Usain Bolt captured three gold medals Sunday at the 2013 world championships in Moscow, becoming the most successful athlete in the history of the world championships.
Throughout the Redskins training camp this summer, quarterback Robert Griffin III has been asked to watch from the sideline whenever the action gets physical. On Wednesday, for first time during camp, Griffin will step up and actually face a full defense.
Crystal Langhorne scored 18 points to lead the Washington Mystics past the Connecticut Sun 74-63 at Verizon Center on Sunday.
As dark clouds rolled over the Richmond area on Saturday morning, spectators at the Washington Redskins' practice facility wondered whether the team would actually suit up that day. By the afternoon, heavy rain left no doubt that it wasn't happening.
Juan Martin del Potro has grown accustomed to winning the Citi Open and beating John Isner. On Sunday at Rock Creek Park, he did both, prevailing over Isner 3-6, 6-1, 6-2.
The Jets are facing a real predicament at running back.
For Riley Cooper and the Philadelphia Eagles, things will go from bad to worse. It's just a matter of time.
Washington’s starting left defensive end Jarvis Jenkins has been suspended for the first four games of the season because he has tested positive for a banned substance.
Los Angeles Angels star Albert Pujols was placed on the disabled list Sunday with a tear in his left foot and could be out for the rest of the season.
Injury Bug Bites Keenan Robinson and Adam Carriker
Last season, the Redskins experienced some tough luck on the injury front.
After accepting a season–ending suspension for violating the Major League Baseball drug policy after denying guilt for eighteen months, the Milwaukee Brewers embattled leftfielder faced an onslaught of national media to an extent not seen since the days of Barry Bonds.
The USA Basketball camp opened Monday in Las Vegas.
Mickelson Captures Title
Tiger Woods would win the 2013 British Open.
The Washington Wizards dropped to 0-2 Sunday in summer league play in Las Vegas after an 82-69 loss to the New York Knicks. Jan Vesely had a strong performance for the Wizards, scoring 10 points and grabbing 10 rebounds in 28 minutes.
Dwight Howard has the opportunity to not only be the premier center in the league once again, but also to carry the Houston Rockets to the next level — if he plays up to his potential.
Crystal Langhorne scored 12 points as the Washington Mystics held on to defeat the Seattle Storm 62-59 on Saturday at Verizon Center, giving head coach Mike Thibault a WNBA-record 212 career victories.
Finally, the wait is over for Andy Murray and Great Britain.
The Washington Wizards front office experienced some nervous moments Thursday prior to making its selection in the 2013 NBA Draft.
Ivory Latta led the Washington Mystics with 15 points as the team posted their widest margin of victory in nearly three seasons in an 84-61 victory over the Tulsa Shock on Sunday at Verizon Center.
Grudge Match Caps Solid Night of Boxing at Barclays Center
Adrien "The Problem" Broner defeated Paulie "The Magic Man" Malignaggi by split decision on Saturday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, winning the WBA welterweight title and capping a full card of championship boxing.