(ABC)–If Kirk Cousins leaves the Redskins this offseason, it’s possible that the Jacksonville Jaguars may no longer be an option for him.
The Jaguars picked up the fifth-year option on Bortles’ rookie deal for the 2018 season last May, a decision team owner Shad Khan double downed on Thursday.
“Maybe we’re not the biggest idiot on the football block,” Khan told reporters.
The national championship showdown between Alabama and Georgia drew 28.443 million viewers, making it the second-most watched title game in the four-year-old format of the College Football Playoff.
Alabama beat Georgia in overtime , rallying from 13 points down in the second half before winning with a game-ending touchdown pass .
(CBS)–North Korea’s IOC representative on Saturday said his country is likely to compete in figure skating in next month’s Winter Olympics in South Korea, according to Japanese media reports.
Asked by reporters at Beijing airport, Chang Ung said the participation of a North Korean figure skating pair will probably happen, the reports said.
Citing unnamed sources, Japan’s Kyodo News service and broadcaster NHK said Chang was headed to Switzerland, where he could meet with International Olympic Committee officials.
(CBS)– We’re about halfway through the season for the Washington Wizards, and the midterm grades are in!
Sports Director Darren M. Haynes wanted to know how some of the players would grade the team at this point in the season.
The responses were interesting to say the least.
When Haynes asked center Marcin Gortat what grade he would give the team, he said, “B-, B, right around a B.”
(FOX Media)–Bradie Tennell, Mirai Nagasu and Karen Chen, the top three finishers at the national championships, were selected Saturday to the U.S. team for the Pyeongchang Olympics.
Three-time U.S. champ Ashley Wagner, who complained vigorously about the marks after the free skate, was not included. Four years ago, Wagner also finished fourth but was placed on the team ahead of Nagasu. Wagner wound up with a bronze medal in the team event.
(ABC)–Washington Redskins safety Su’a Cravens has been cleared to resume football activities and plans to play next season, his agent said Tuesday. Fadde Mikhail said in a statement that Cravens suffered from post-concussion syndrome, was cleared Dec. 7 and no longer has symptoms. Cravens left the Redskins in early September as he mulled retirement.
(ABC)–Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden plans to address players saying they are not being prepared to compete as he tries to move past consecutive blowout loss and get ready for the Arizona Cardinals. After a 30-13 loss Sunday at the Los Angeles Chargers dropped the Redskins to 5-8, safety D.J. Swearinger repeated a theme from an earlier defeat that practices were too lackadaisical and the team wasn’t prepared and was going to fail.
The FBI and U.S. attorney’s office in Brooklyn are investigating allegations of corruption in the awarding of the 2016 Olympics to Brazil, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. The Journal reported that the FBI and U.S. attorney’s office were involved in an investigation after obtaining a U.S. grand jury subpoena in the case and cited two people familiar with the investigation but did not use their names.
(CBS)– LaMelo and LiAngelo Ball have both signed one-year contracts with Vytautas Prienai — a professional basketball club in Lithuania — a person with knowledge of the deal confirmed to USA TODAY Sports. The person spoke under the condition of anonymity because the signings had not yet been announced publicly.
(CBS)–Donovan McNabb, a former Washington Redskins quarterback, is accused of sending explicit texts to a former colleague at the NFL Network. This is part of a lawsuit filed against a list of former NFL players, and NFL Enterprises. Jami Cantor, who worked as a wardrobe stylist for the NFL Network, filed a wrongful termination suit against NFL Enterprises in Los Angeles Superior Court back in October, as first reported by Bloomberg.
(CBS)–Lost in the shadow of the mighty College Football Playoff, several less prestigious postseason bowl games recently have faced a tough choice.
Costs had gone up. Attendance was going down. What could they do about it? Three of them decided to bail out:
Through his tinted visor, Josh Norman says he sees offenses like they’re on repeat. He feels like he anticipates what’s next.
“You find a beat because you watched the film study early on in the week and then a certain situation is telling me what is going to come,” Norman said. “I don’t even think about it.”
Manny Machado hit a two-run homer off Dellin Betances with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, capping a comeback that lifted the Baltimore Orioles past the New York Yankees 7-6 on Tuesday night.
Betances (3-6) retired the first two batters in the ninth before Tim Beckham walked. Machado then drove a 1-0 pitch far over the center-field wall to provide the Orioles an unlikely victory after New York scored six runs in the third.
Seattle Seahawks player Michael Bennett accused Las Vegas police on Wednesday of racially motivated excessive force in a Twitter posting saying he was threatened at gunpoint following a report of gunshots at an after-hours club at a casino-hotel.
Bennett said on a Twitter message titled “Dear World,” that police “singled me out and pointed their guns at me for doing nothing more than simply being a black man in the wrong place at the wrong time.”
J.J. Watt’s relief fund for Hurricane Harvey victims in Houston has reached $20 million — 100 times more than the NFL star’s original goal.
More than 180,000 donations have been made, mostly for less than $100 each, since Watt started the fund Aug. 28 with a donation of $100,000 and a goal of raising $200,000, according to YouCaring, the company taking the donations.
(ABC)–The NFL Players Association has appealed Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott’s six-game suspension over the league’s conclusion that its 2016 rushing leader injured his former girlfriend in three separate incidents last summer.
The union said Tuesday it will represent Elliott “to ensure that the NFL is held to its obligation of adhering to principles of industrial due process under the collective bargaining agreement.”
(ABC)–The most important member of the Washington Redskins offense could easily become backup quarterback Colt McCoy.
Yes, there has been a lot of well-deserved talk about the critical roles of quarterback-turned-wide receiver Terrelle Pryor Sr. and slot man Jamison Crowder. But McCoy, in his eighth season, is one play away from having the Redskins’ fortunes in his hands.
The festival that was supposed to be held to honor Prince George’s County native Kevin Durant Thursday has been cancelled, according to police. There will still be a parade.
(CBS)–After raising eyebrows with a tweet directed at President Trump earlier in the day, Cavaliers superstar LeBron James doubled down during an appearance at the ‘We Are Family’ reunion event for the LeBron James Family Foundation at Cedar Point on Tuesday night.
(CBS)–Howie Kendrick hit a game-ending grand slam in the 11th inning, and the Washington Nationals beat the San Francisco Giants 6-2 on Sunday in the finale of a day-night doubleheader.
(ABC)–Hey Redskins fans, the 2017 NFL Draft is on it’s way and the Burgundy and Gold have a lot of options on how they can use the 17th overall pick. In the weeks leading up to Draft Day we will be looking at multiple talented prospects who could become the next star in the Nation’s Capital.
(CBS)–With several regulars resting – including John Carlson, Matt Niskanen and T.J. Oshie – the playoff-bound Washington Capitals lost their regular-season finale to the Florida Panthers 2-0 on Sunday night.
They learned during the game that they’ll face the Toronto Maple Leafs in the first round. It’s the first playoff meeting between Washington and Toronto.
LeBron James understands what it’s like being a kid on the outside looking for hope.
He’s giving them some.
James, who has been committed to helping kids in his hometown through a variety of educational programs, is teaming up with Akron public schools to open the “I Promise School” dedicated to aiding at-risk children who might otherwise be left behind.
Bradley Beal scored 33 points and the Washington Wizards beat the Detroit Pistons 105-101 Monday night in the final game at the Palace of Auburn Hills.
Markieff Morris added 20 points for the Wizards, while Tobias Harris led the Pistons with 22.
Sergio Garcia finally showed he has what it takes to win a major, and he has a green jacket to prove it.
Needing his best golf on just about every shot in the final hour at the Masters, Garcia overcame a two-shot deficit with six holes to play and beat Justin Rose in a sudden-death playoff Sunday for his first major after nearly two decades of heartache.
Muhammad Ali’s son and ex-wife declared a “showdown” over religious freedom against President Donald Trump a month after they were detained by immigration officials in a Florida airport.
(ABC)–As part of an ongoing effort to broaden its scope, the Big Ten will converge a few blocks from the White House this week to crown a new basketball champion.
(CBS)–Sportswear giant Nike is developing a high-performance hijab for Muslim women athletes, the latest move to fold the Muslim clothing industry into the mainstream.
While the Redskins’ long-term quarterback situation remains unclear, the team established some stability when it comes to their head coach.
(UPI) — When you look at all-time great players for the Atlanta Falcons, Roddy White’s name is near the top of the list. The former wide receiver is the franchise’s all-time leading pass-catcher with 10,863 yards and 63 touchdowns.
Buyer beware. Fragile: Handle with care. Proceed with extreme caution. Those are three admonitions I would give any NFU team considering the risky proposition of acquiring Tony Romo, either via a trade with the Cowboys or as a free agent if the quarterback is released.
A Popeyes employee turned iconic Super Bowl hero in a year’s time? If that sounds like a Hollywood movie script to you, you wouldn’t be wrong. It’s also the real life story of Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler.
Doug Adler might have chosen his words more carefully, but that doesn’t mean he should have been fired. That’s the case Adler is making in a lawsuit against ESPN for wrongful termination. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court.
Although Sean McVay is the youngest head coach in modern NFL history, he sees himself as the end product of many decades of football knowledge passed down by Jon Gruden, Mike Shanahan and his other veteran coaching mentors. The Los Angeles Rams are banking on this precocious 30-year-old to end a playoff drought that began when he was in high school.
(NBC)–Over a million New England Patriots fans lined the streets of Boston on Tuesday to celebrate the team’s improbable Super Bowl victory, just two days after the Patriots erased a 25-point deficit to beat the Atlanta Falcons, 34-28. “One more! I told you, ‘We’re gonna bring this sucker home,’ and we brought it home! Thank you guys,” Tom Brady yelled to throngs of fans outside City Hall, the finish line of the victory parade.
(ABC)–Kyrie Irving scored 11 of his 23 points in overtime, including a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 35 seconds left, and the Cleveland Cavaliers edged the Washington Wizards 140-135 in a playoff-type atmosphere Monday night.
The loud, sellout crowd was standing, and so were the players on both benches, when LeBron James somehow missed a gimme layup late in the fourth quarter.
Coming from a Chicago White Sox fan, it may have seemed like President Barack Obama’s comments at the White House Monday were proof he has been converted to North Side fandom — and the Cubs certainly thought so.
(ABC)–The Los Angeles Rams have made Sean McVay the youngest head coach in NFL history. The Rams on Thursday hired McVay, who turns 31 years old on Jan. 24.
McVay spent the past three seasons as the Washington Redskins’ offensive coordinator.
(ABC)–Justin Williams and Matt Niskanen each scored two goals and Philipp Grubauer stopped all 24 shots he faced and the Washington Capitals extended their winning streak to nine in authoritative fashion by crushing the Philadelphia Flyers 5-0 on Sunday.
(CBS)–In summer of 2018, the Youth Olympic games will introduce a new sport. This one might surprise you just as much as sports that have been a part of The Games in the past; activities like pigeon shooting, croquet, and tug-of-war.
Kevin Durant apparently has no hard feelings toward Oklahoma City, despite the backlash he received after leaving the Thunder for the Golden State Warriors in the NBA off season. Durant’s foundation has donated $57,000 toward an effort to build a new school for the city’s homeless children.
After needing to travel halfway across the country following a Sunday night game to play on Thanksgiving, the schedule is finally providing a break for the banged-up Washington Redskins. Hurting on offense, defense and special teams, the Redskins get the respite of some extra time before hosting the Carolina Panthers Dec. 19.
(CBS)–Burgundy and Gold linebacker Ryan Kerrigan, who made the winning sack on Sunday, was in the hospital on Monday, but it’s not what you think.
He flew back from Philadelphia in time to spread some holiday cheer at Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children.
“Ready to go kick some butt?”
(NBC)–The Supreme Court on Monday rejected challenges to the estimated $1 billion plan by the NFL to settle thousands of concussion lawsuits filed by former players, clearing the way for payouts to begin to those who have been diagnosed with brain injuries linked to repeated concussions.
(ABC)–Elfrid Payton scored 22 of his season-high 25 points in the first half and the Orlando Magic overcame John Wall’s 52-point performance to beat the Washington Wizards, 124-116 on Tuesday night. Wall had the highest-scoring game of his career and kept Washington in it with 33 points in the second half as the Wizards cut the lead below 10 in the fourth quarter. The guard made 18 of 31 from the field and added eight assists.
(ABC)–Washington Redskins safety Will Blackmon and center Spencer Long are going through the NFL’s concussion protocol after being injured in a loss Sunday to the Arizona Cardinals. Coach Jay Gruden announced the player updates on a conference call Monday.
(CBS)–President-elect Donald Trump plans to attend Saturday’s Army-Navy game at Baltimore’s M&T Bank Stadium, a spokesperson for his transition team told reporters on Tuesday. Trump is expected to spend one half on Army’s side of the field and the other on Navy’s. President Obama attending the game in 2011 when it was played in Landover, Md.
The Maryland Terrapins waited until the final week to become bowl eligible, but they got it done with a 31-13 win over Rutgers in the regular-season finale. Nonetheless, they’re going “bowling” for the third time in four years, but their first year under head coach DJ Durkin.
(NBC)–Commence debate. The pairings are in, and Penn State and Michigan are out. Alabama is the No. 1 seed in the College Football Playoff and will meet No. 4 Washington in a semifinal game at the Peach Bowl on Dec. 31. The other semifinal is No. 2 Clemson against No. 3 Ohio State at the Fiesta Bowl, also Dec. 31.
Kirk Cousins threw for two touchdowns, Preston Smith had two sacks and a game-altering interception, and the Washington Redskins beat the Minnesota Vikings 26-20 on Sunday for their first victory in almost a month.
Donald Trump’s victory in the U.S. presidential election looms over the race for the 2024 Summer Games as the three bid cities prepare to make their first presentations to a key gathering of global Olympic officials.
(CBS)–Freshman Destiny Slocum scored 15 points, Shatori Walker-Kimbrough had 14 points and No. 6 Maryland breezed by UMass-Lowell 100-44 in its opener Sunday.
(ABC)–James Harden was not about to let one rough half ruin his evening. And the Houston Rockets’ star guard figures he has enough help around the court that the points are bound to flow for himself and the rest of his team.
(NBC)–There was plenty of speculation about the Cubs’ appearance on ‘Saturday Night Live,’ but it’s fairly safe to say that no one expected it to be quite like that.
MLB spokesman Matt Bourne confirmed that all licensed items that call the Cleveland Indians the 2016 World Series champions must be handed over by retailers in order to destroy the products after the Chicago Cubs’ victory in the seven-game series.
New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick clarified his relationship with President-elect Donald Trump during a news conference Wednesday before launching into a rapid-fire series of one-word answers as he sought to move the conversation from politics to this weekend’s game with the Seattle Seahawks.
(NBC)–The Washington Redskins and Cincinnati Bengals played to a 27-27 draw Sunday in London as the NFL got its second tied game in a season for the first time since 1997.
(CBS)–The NFL has suspended Redskins offensive tackle Trent Williams for four games for violating the league’s policy on substance abuse.
(ABC)–Jay Beagle scored with 30 seconds left in the third period and Braden Holtby made 43 saves as the Washington Capitals beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-2 on Tuesday night for their third straight win.
(ABC)–Jay Gruden is backing his star player. In fact, Gruden may be ‘doubling down.’
In a matchup between the teams with baseball’s longest championship droughts, the Indians scored twice in the first inning off
The Redskins received mixed news on the injury front Monday, following the team’s loss at Detroit. Head Coach Jay Gruden
(CBS)–1908.1945. 2016? If a 1993 senior quote by a California high school student carries its weight in gold, this year
(CBS)–As the new NBA season begins, the Golden State Warriors find themselves in an unfamiliar role: villain. After the Warriors
(NBC)–A federal appeals court has postponed arguments in the Washington Redskins trademark dispute. Both the team and the federal government
The “Redskins Rule” has only failed one time since 1932, and that was in 2012 The Washington Redskins’ victory over
(CBS)–Redskins linebacker Ryan Kerrigan went back to school Monday – literally. An 11-year-old Prince George’s County boy entered a sweepstakes
(CBS)–When DJ Durkin took over Maryland’s football program, he had his work cut out for him with a team coming
(NFL)–For the eighth year, the National Football League, the American Cancer Society and the NFL Players Association are teaming up
(ABC)–Even after Blake Treinen gave up the Los Angeles Dodgers’ tiebreaking run in the eighth inning of Game 4, the
(CBS)–The comeback of Tiger Woods is going to have to wait at least two more months. Three days before he
The Washington Redskins used an 85-yard punt return by Jamison Crowder and an uncharacteristically strong performance by their defense to
(NBC)–Redskins players Pierre Garçon and Ricky Jean Francois are taking a plane full of medical supplies to Haiti, the second
(NFL)–San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has willingly immersed himself into controversy by refusing to stand for the playing of
(CBS)–“New era.” The term has been used a lot in conversations about Maryland football since new head coach DJ Durkin
For the last five years, the top rules experts in golf have come together from around the world to study
(ABC)–Kirk Cousins found a groove and undrafted rookie running back Robert Kelley made the most of his chance and the
Top running back Matt Jones left with a sprained shoulder and receiver Rashad Ross made his best case for a
U.S. Olympic swimmer Jimmy Feigen on Tuesday made his first public comments about the bathroom hi-jinx that spiraled into an
The Rio Olympics just ended and it’s summer, so is it too soon to think about the Winter Olympics? Of
(ABC)–Simone Biles put the finishing touches on one of the greatest Olympics by a gymnast, capturing her fourth gold of
Usain Bolt glanced to his right once, twice, three times. No surprise: Nobody was there. That’s how the quest began
(ABC)–Michael Phelps has nothing left to do at the pool. He’s ready to start branching out. At the top of
(NBC)–Gold medalist Katie Ledecky is back in the D.C. area, and she has some new hardware with her. Ledecky was
‘Bring Home the Gold’: President, First Lady Share Their Favorite Olympics Memories in Facebook Video
The first family is skipping the Rio Games, but they sent their best wishes to Team USA (NBC)–As Americans tune
(ABC)–Michael Phelps has claimed the 21st gold medal of his career, anchoring the United States to a dominating victory in
(ABC)–Out of sorts and out of answers, defending champion Serena Williams is out of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Shanking
(CBS)—The team had considered several possibilities for nicknames, knowing they had to come up with one of their own or
(UPI) — Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott could own the most important hamstring in the NFC east this preseason.
Quarterback Michael Vick believes he can still compete in the NFL and is hoping for one final season at age
Quarterback Tony Romo and receiver Dez Bryant are back on the field together for the first time on a regular
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History recognizes the life and legacy of Muhammed Ali (1942–2016), born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jan.
(FOX)–He was fast of fist and foot — lip, too — a heavyweight champion who promised to shock the world
Sharapova indicated in a Facebook post Wednesday she plans to appeal the decision (NBC)–Maria Sharapova was suspended from tennis for
Photographer: “Behind his movements lurked suspicion and anger, a waiting for recognition” (NBC)–As people around the world mourn the loss
(ABC)–Tiger Woods will not play in next week’s U.S. Open or in the following week’s Quicken Loans National at Congressional
Many men cultivate a tough-guy, weekend-warrior image, pushing their bodies to the limit with an active lifestyle, and then reaching
(ABC)–Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins is making a reported $20 million this season. But don’t expect Cousins, who coined the viral
The Warriors became the 10th team to rally from a 3-1 deficit and win a postseason series Stephen Curry knocked
(FOX)–The NFL is moving the Pro Bowl from Honolulu to Orlando this season, three people with knowledge of the negotiations told The