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Charles E. Sutton

Stories by Charles E.

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COMMENTARY: Heatwave Won't Break This Year

I'm one of those sports guys who gets a kick out of witnessing history. That's a major part of the reason why I'd like to see the Miami Heat win their third straight title.

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COMMENTARY: Hats Off to Kevin Ollie

Kevin Ollie's Huskies made good on his prediction that the team would reach the Final Four. And it came as no surprise to those who know him.

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COMMENTARY: Masters Loses Luster Without Tiger

For those of you who want to watch a Tiger-less Masters, go right ahead and enjoy that bland version of golf.

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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.

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COMMENTARY: Dear NIT, Stop. Just Stop.

I’m still trying to figure out why they have this tournament.

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COMMENTARY: Let the Madness Begin

"March Madness" is finally here. And it's the best event in all of sports.

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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.

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COMMENTARY: Rejoice! Major League Baseball is Back

On Friday, the Major League Baseball exhibition season began. That makes me happy on so many levels.

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COMMENTARY: Why Bother with the NFL Combine?

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.

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COMMENTARY: Saying Goodbye to Derek Jeter

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?

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COMMENTARY: Remembering Sports' Role in the Civil Rights Movement

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.

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COMMENTARY: Forecast Calls For Great Super Bowl

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.

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COMMENTARY: The Winter Olympics Are Here — If Anyone Cares

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!

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COMMENTARY: Farewell, Bowl Championship Series

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.

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D.C.'s Lamont Peterson to Defend Title in Hometown

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.

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COMMENTARY: Eighth Time's a Charm? Gruden Latest in Long Line of Redskins Coaches

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.

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COMMENTARY: 2014 Should Be a Great Sports Year

I'll promise you that 2014 will be one of the most exciting years in sports history.

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COMMENTARY: Will Snow Plow Super Bowl to Monday?

It should be unlawful to use the words snow and Super Bowl in the same sentence.

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COMMENTARY: MLB Makes Right Call on Home Plate Collisions

Clearly, the winds of change are blowing in professional sports.

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COMMENTARY: Winston Win Doesn't End Heisman Character Debate

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?

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COMMENTARY: Right on Schedule, It's the Annual BCS Controversy

One missed field goal attempt later, and we're smack in the middle of a vintage end-of-season rankings controversy — yet again.

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COMMENTARY: Brooklyn's in the (Dog)house

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.

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COMMENTARY: Momentum Builds to Pay College Athletes

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.

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COMMENTARY: For the Redskins, It's the Same Old Song

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.

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COMMENTARY: College Football Playoff Format Can't Arrive Fast Enough

We need a college football playoff system — today.

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COMMENTARY: Condoleezza Rice Up to the Task for Football Playoff Committee

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?

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COMMENTARY: Grambling Players Take a Stand

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.

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COMMENTARY: PED Offenders Deserve Second Chance — and Your Forgiveness

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.

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COMMENTARY: Redskins Could Still Rise from NFC East Muck

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.

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COMMENTARY: Redskins Win Doesn't Change Much

Washington didn't win Sunday, they survived.

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COMMENTARY: Redskins Taking a Pass on Defense

What's become painfully obvious is that the Redskins' defense has to play much better, particularly against the pass.

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COMMENTARY: Mayweather Is Still Money — For Now

Once again, the king of boxing was victorious. Catch him while you still can, though, because he surely can't do this much longer.

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COMMENTARY: Week One to (Finally) End RG3 Speculation

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.

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COMMENTARY: NCAA Shows Its True Worth with Manziel Suspension

Over the past couple of years, I have boldly and consistently stated that the NCAA no longer has relevance. Now I have proof.

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COMMENTARY: Parents on Sports Sidelines Should Know Their Roles

As we approach the upcoming fall sports season, the sidelines will again be filled with supportive — and often vocal — parents.

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COMMENTARY: A-Rod's PED Scandal Won't Slow Yankees

For those of you who thought Alex Rodriguez's off-the-field struggles would divide and destroy the New York Yankees — get over it!

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The Week in Sports: Bolt, Jamaicans Dominate Sprints at World Championships

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.

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RG3 Ready for Live Drills

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.

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The Week in Sports: Langhorne Leads Mystics over Sun

Crystal Langhorne scored 18 points to lead the Washington Mystics past the Connecticut Sun 74-63 at Verizon Center on Sunday.

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Torrential Downpours Give Redskins Needed Rest

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.

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The Week in Sports: Del Potro Beats Isner to Win Citi Open

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.

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NFL Notes: Jets Have Few Options at Running Back

The Jets are facing a real predicament at running back.

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COMMENTARY: NFL's Riley Cooper Should Face Stiffer Penalty

For Riley Cooper and the Philadelphia Eagles, things will go from bad to worse. It's just a matter of time.

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NFL Digest

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.

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The Week in Sports: Pujols Placed on Disabled List

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.

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Redskins’ Training Camp Notes

Injury Bug Bites Keenan Robinson and Adam Carriker

Last season, the Redskins experienced some tough luck on the injury front.

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MLB Suspends Ryan Braun – Now What?

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.

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The Week in Sports: Limitations to be Placed on Beal at Team USA Camp

The USA Basketball camp opened Monday in Las Vegas.

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Tiger Woods Comes Up Short in British Open

Mickelson Captures Title

Tiger Woods would win the 2013 British Open.

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