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8 Keys To Watch For In The NBA Playoffs This WeekendThe NBA postseason is upon us and it should be a great one. The Western Conference has three can’t-miss first-round series, while the elite teams in the East look to get by some of the new faces in the playoffs. For teams like San Antonio, Miami, Oklaho…Upvote Share Tweet
The 5 Best Matchups To Watch In The NBA Playoffs This WeekendIt’s that time of year again. After 2,460 games played in the 2013-14 season, 16 teams have earned their placement in the 2014 Playoffs. As Doc Rivers urges, “Now the real basketball starts.” While much attention has been focused on the first-round matc…Upvote Share Tweet
Redskins' D vs. NFL: Comparing the capESPN.com Apr 18, 2014The Washington Redskins' defense is optimistic about where it's headed, thanks to the addition of Jason Hatcher and a tweaked philosophy regarding the pass rush. Whether their play matches that optimism always remains the biggest hurdle. What's not in d…Upvote Share TweetJohn Wall joined ESPN’s “First Take” by phone this morning, but before we get to what the Wizards point guard said, check out the graphic in the lower left of the screenshot above. The photo of Wall in the Wizards’ old uniform is different than the one …Upvote Share Tweet
Rumor Roundup: Martin Broduer, Brad Richards and Mikhail Grabovski buzzthehockeynews.com Apr 18, 2014Long-time New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur is leaning toward returning next season, but it remains to be seen if it’ll be with the Devils. Brodeur wouldn’t rule out another season with the Devils, but acknowledged their priority is re-signing…Upvote Share Tweet
Re-examining Redskins' needs: CornerbackESPN.com Apr 18, 2014In the fifth part of our re-examining series, I take a look at cornerback where the Redskins made a couple moves, though only one key addition. Already this week I've discussed safeties, the pass rush, receivers and the offensive line. What they’ve done…Upvote Share Tweet
Dagger! Buckhantz and Chenier on Gilbert Arenas’ buzzer-beater against the Bullswashingtonpost.com Apr 18, 2014There were times when the thought of paying Gilbert Arenas more than $20 million a year to play basketball wasn’t completely preposterous. One of the first times was immediately after Game 5 of the Wizards’ series against the Bulls in the first round of…Upvote Share Tweet
DeSean Jackson Tries On Redskins Helmetredskins.com Apr 18, 2014DeSean Jackson has been getting acclimated to Redskins Park. The wide receiver has worked out with his teammates and dug into the playbook. On Thursday, he posted an Instagram picture of himself wearing a burgundy-and-gold helmet with a tinted visor. Ho…Upvote Share Tweet
16 NBA Players Reveal What’s Currently Playing In Their HeadphonesI once asked Steve Nash if anyone in the NBA didn’t listen to rap. His answer surprised me, saying there are actually quite a few, more than you’d think, who have differing tastes. With the NBA Playoffs right around the corner, check out what 16 NBA pla…Upvote Share Tweet
Gonzalez Pitches Nationals Past CardinalsApr 18Gio Gonzalez struck out seven in the Nationals' 3-1 win over the Cardinals.
NFL Nation Buzz: RedskinsApr 18Washington Redskins reporter John Keim discusses the likelihood that the team will select a safety with their first pick in the second round.
Mike Woodson, coach of New York Knicks, won't have fate decided this weeke…Apr 18While it is widely believed that the New York Knicks have already made the decision to move on from coach Mike Woodson, sources tell ESPN The Magazine's Chris Broussard that nothing will be announced this weekend.