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Wizards stun Heat despite Lebron's triple-double

Wizards stun Heat despite Lebron's triple-double

ESPN.com nba.com Updated Dec 4, 2012
The Wizards doubled their victory total this season with a 105-101 win over the Heat on Tuesday night, despite LeBron James' triple-double of 26 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists.
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  • Coughlin: Giants must win 4 remaining games

    Coughlin: Giants must win 4 remaining games

    One day after losing 17-16 to the Washington Redskins and putting the NFC East firmly back into play, a frustrated Tom Coughlin feels his New York Giants have to win out to win the division.
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  • Davey has supreme confidence in Nationals

    Davey has supreme confidence in Nationals

    MLB.com yahoo.com Dec 4, 2012
    We begin this analysis of the Washington Nationals with a few words from the manager. "World Series or bust," Davey Johnson said on Tuesday at the Winter Meetings.
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  • Nats may have gotten a steal in Haren

    Nats may have gotten a steal in Haren

    The Nationals seem to be betting that Dan Haren's down year resulted from a two-month slump, rather than the beginning of a decline phase. If they're right, they got quite a bargain on Tuesday.
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  • Patriots' Edelman put on IR

    Patriots' Edelman put on IR

    CNNSI.com Dec 4, 2012
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- The New England Patriots are dealing with another injury.
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  • Tom Coughlin: We have to win all four remaining games

    Tom Coughlin: We have to win all four remaining games

    profootballtalk.com Dec 4, 2012
    The Giants suffered a tough loss to the Redskins on Monday night. It left them one game up on the Cowboys and the Redskins in the race for the NFC East division and guaranteed that they won’t win more than three games in the division this season. They s
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  • Panthers place Martin on IR, promote three practice squaders

    Panthers place Martin on IR, promote three practice squaders

    profootballtalk.com Dec 4, 2012
    ‘Tis the season for stashing players for the future on the 53-man roster. The Panthers announced they had promoted two of their own practice squaders, and signed defensive end Mario Addison from the Redskins practice squad. The back-filling came after t
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  • Cedric Griffin suspended four games by NFL

    Cedric Griffin suspended four games by NFL

    The suspensions continue in the NFL. Redskins cornerback Cedric Griffin is the latest to be suspended four games for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances. It’s unknown what Griffin tested positive for.  It will be assumed, and p
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  • What's the Playoff Machine say now?

    What's the Playoff Machine say now?

    ESPN.com Dec 4, 2012
    Oh, you want to know about tiebreaker scenarios and what happens if the New York Giants lose the next two and the Washington Redskins beat Baltimore, or what the Dallas Cowboys need to do to sneak into that wild-card picture? You see that the Giants hav…
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  • Dan Snyder’s profane joy in Redskins win based on salary cap pe…

    Dan Snyder’s profane joy in Redskins win based on salary cap penalties

    yahoo.com Dec 4, 2012
    After the Washington Redskins beat the New York Giants, 17-16 in an exciting Monday Night Football game, Redskins owner Dan Snyder became even more excited. Via the New York Post's Mike Vaccaro: Well, you didn't expect Dan Snyder, the owner of the Redsk…
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  • redskins-giants playlist

    redskins-giants playlist

    homermcfanboy.com Dec 4, 2012
    1. “Changing” by Alabama Shakes After finishing up his post-game press conference duties, Washington Redskins franchise quarterback Robert Griffin III paused for a moment as he walked back into the locker room. The rookie was still wearing his grass-s
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  • Done Deals: Ben Revere trade to Philly caps winter meetings act…

    Done Deals: Ben Revere trade to Philly caps winter meetings activity

    yahoo.com Dec 3, 2012
    We kept a running list of trades and signings that went down during the winter meetings. Thanks for reading and come back for more signings and trades as the offseason continues! Thursday Twins send Ben Revere to Phillies for Vance Worley, Trevor May Fo…
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  • By The End Of Last Night's Loss To Washington, Eli Manning Was …

    By The End Of Last Night's Loss To Washington, Eli Manning Was A Spaced-Out Zombie

    deadspin.com Dec 4, 2012
    The Washington Redskins held on for a 17-16 home win over the Giants last night in a win that had team owner and legendary shitweasel Dan Snyder claiming "I hate those motherfuckers." More »
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  • ‘Skins used cap penalties as motivation

    ‘Skins used cap penalties as motivation

    profootballtalk.com Dec 4, 2012
    It’s been established that the Redskins don’t like the Giants.  As owner Daniel Snyder put it in a way that would make Schwartz’s mother scream, they really don’t like the Giants. Apart from the obvious reasons, the Redskins still have hard feeli
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  • Cancel the rest of the season: God’s with the Redskins

    Cancel the rest of the season: God’s with the Redskins

    profootballtalk.com Dec 4, 2012
    The fumble that bounced out of Robert Griffin III’s arms and into teammate Josh Morgan’s and was returned for a touchdown wasn’t just a game-changing play. Clearly, it was a sign from above. “God’s on our side,” Griffin said after the game, vi
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  • photos from the sidelines: week 13

    photos from the sidelines: week 13

    homermcfanboy.com Dec 4, 2012
    We’re headed towards uncharted territory, boys and girls. After essentially ending the competitive portion of their schedule with a humbling loss to a pitiful Carolina Panthers team, the Washington Redskins were once again a doormat of a franchise, than
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  • Youngmisuk: Once again, G-Men take hard route

    Youngmisuk: Once again, G-Men take hard route

    ESPN.com Dec 4, 2012
    G-Men controlled their destiny until penalties and the Redskins got in their way
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  • Dan Snyder Celebrates Win Over Giants With Characteristic Grace…

    Dan Snyder Celebrates Win Over Giants With Characteristic Grace And Civility

    deadspin.com Dec 4, 2012
    Big win for the Redskins Monday night over the Giants. They are now 3-1 in the division, just one game behind the Giants. More »
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  • Dan Snyder on Giants: “I hate those motherf--”

    Dan Snyder on Giants: “I hate those motherf--”

    profootballtalk.com Dec 4, 2012
    The Washington Redskins 17-16 win over the New York Giants on Monday night was a big victory for a team trying to claw back  into the playoff race. The fact it was a win over a division rival, the third straight win over an NFC East foe, made it all the…
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  • Redskins growing, jelling around RG3

    Redskins growing, jelling around RG3

    ESPN.com Dec 4, 2012
    LANDOVER, Md. -- They streamed out into this surprisingly warm December night, more than 80,000 intensely loyal fans of a franchise that hasn't mattered in December for quite some time. They grinned. They hooted. They pumped fists, slapped five and chan…
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  • Video - Wizards Shock Heat For Second Win 01:02

    Wizards Shock Heat For Second Win

    Dec 4
    Heat fall to Wizards despite triple-double from LeBron James.
  • Video - Money Talk: New Air Jordan Shoe Released 02:43

    Money Talk: New Air Jordan Shoe Released

    Dec 4
    Darren Rovell looks at Northern Illinois reaching the Orange Bowl, Robert Griffin III and the new Air Jordan shoes.
  • Video - Techin' In 01:38

    Techin' In

    Dec 4
    ESPN tech expert Katie Linendoll talks BCS, holiday gifts and RG3's fancy sleep technology.
  • Video - Redskins expose Giants with option offense 00:55

    Redskins expose Giants with option offense

    Dec 4
    Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III and the Redskins used the threat of an option to expose the New York Giants defense, rushing for over 200 yards.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Costly losses give Ravens, Bears something to worry about in ra…

    Dec 4
    Week 13 in the NFL had its requisite amount of 16 losers -- and, yes, we know the Rams and 49ers nearly tied once again -- but nobody in the league lost more ground than the Bears and Ravens, both of whom were upset at home on Sunday by six-win teams, d…
  • Peter King: Behind star trio, rookie QB class playing beyond its years; ma…

    Dec 4
    LANDOVER, Md. -- "It's all being ready to play at a younger age,'' Robert Griffin III said early this morning, putting those crazy striped socks on at his locker at FedEx Field. "I mean, look at how [South Carolina defensive end] Jadeveon Clow…
  • Clayton mailbag: Most disappointing teams of 2012

    Dec 4
    Before each season, experts try to pick the surprise teams. But these teams surprised us by being disappointing, writes John Clayton.
  • Peter King: RGIII helps overcome Giants as Redskins gain ground in NFC Eas…

    Dec 4
    LANDOVER, Md. -- A few minutes after Washington's 17-16 victory over the Giants on Monday night made the NFC East a competition instead of a rout with four games to play, the raucous crowd of 80,000 at FedEx Field couldn't get enough of its hero. "…