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Def. coordinator Ryan dismissed by 8-8 Cowboys

Def. coordinator Ryan dismissed by 8-8 Cowboys

CNNSI.com Updated Jan 8, 2013
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Dallas defensive coordinator Rob Ryan was fired Tuesday after his injury-depleted unit struggled in a pair of season-ending losses that kept the Cowboys out of the playoffs for a third straight year.
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  • Redskins' RG3 to have knee surgery

    Redskins' RG3 to have knee surgery

    CNNSI.com Jan 8, 2013
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A person familiar with the situation says Robert Griffin III will have surgery Wednesday to repair a torn ligament in his right knee.
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  • Robert Griffin III to undergo LCL surgery, possible ACL surgery…

    Robert Griffin III to undergo LCL surgery, possible ACL surgery, could be ready for 2013 season

    The knee injury suffered -- and re-suffered -- by Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III against the Seattle Seahawks in Sunday afternoon's wild-card loss could very well be serious enough to keep the star player out for a significant period…
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  • LaRoche stays with Nats on two-year, $24M deal

    LaRoche stays with Nats on two-year, $24M deal

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com MLB.com Jan 8, 2013
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The wait for Adam LaRoche to make up his mind had played out long enough. It was time to decide if he would take the Washington Nationals' offer or move on.
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  • Mike Shanahan: A coach who overrules the doctors should be fire…

    Mike Shanahan: A coach who overrules the doctors should be fired

    profootballtalk.com Jan 8, 2013
    Redskins coach Mike Shanahan is adamant that he did not overrule team doctors in the decision to play quarterback Robert Griffin III after Griffin suffered a knee injury - so adamant that he says if he did that, he would deserve to be fired. In a conver
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  • Justin Smith will be pulled if he isn’t productive

    Justin Smith will be pulled if he isn’t productive

    profootballtalk.com Jan 8, 2013
    In the aftermath of last Sunday’s loss to the Seahawks, Redskins coach Mike Shanahan and quarterback Robert Griffin III both said part of the reason Griffin wasn’t pulled despite being at less than 100 percent was because the team felt he was still th
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  • Morse makes for intriguing Nats trade chip

    Morse makes for intriguing Nats trade chip

    MLB.com ESPN.com Jan 8, 2013
    The Nationals' signing of first baseman Adam LaRoche opened the door for the club to trade Michael Morse, who was slated to move to first after the acquisition of Denard Span bumped him from the outfield mix.
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  • Don't Bury Mike Shanahan At Wounded Knee

    Don't Bury Mike Shanahan At Wounded Knee

    Three months ago, the head coach of a professional football team made a terrible, terrible decision. On Sept. 30, up by a point with less than two minutes to go, Carolina's Ron Rivera decided to punt the ball away to the Atlanta Falcons, even though it …
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  • Wizards owner says Wall might return Saturday

    Wizards owner says Wall might return Saturday

    CNNSI.com nba.com Jan 8, 2013
    WASHINGTON (AP) - John Wall could be making his season debut Saturday for the Washington Wizards after months of rehabbing his injured left knee.
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  • NFL requires certification of field fitness within 72 hours of …

    NFL requires certification of field fitness within 72 hours of kickoff

    profootballtalk.com Jan 8, 2013
    The condition of FedEx Field during Sunday’s Seahawks-Redskins game has raised new questions about the lack of uniformity and consistency among playing surfaces.  And that prompted us to track down some more information about the NFL’s standards when
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  • Merling Adds New Flavor To Redskins

    Merling Adds New Flavor To Redskins

    redskins.com Jan 8, 2013
    (AP photo) On Tuesday, the Washington Redskins beefed up their defensive line as they signed Phillip Merling to a reserve/futures contract. Merling is a 6-5, 315 pound defensive end who was drafted in the second round (32nd overall) of the 2008 NFL Draf…
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  • ESPN fires Rob Parker

    ESPN fires Rob Parker

    profootballtalk.com Jan 8, 2013
    Rob Parker, the commentator who created controversy when he questioned whether Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is a “cornball brother” because he has a white fiancee, has been fired by ESPN. “Rob Parker’s contract expired at year end. Eval
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  • Yankees to play exhibition game vs. Nats in March

    Yankees to play exhibition game vs. Nats in March

    MLB.com Jan 8, 2013
    The Yankees will play a March 29 exhibition game against the Nationals at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
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  • The Court Grip Difference Maker of the Week: Bradley Beal Stick…

    The Court Grip Difference Maker of the Week: Bradley Beal Sticks the Game-Winner Against OKC

    dimemag.com Jan 8, 2013
    Each week Court Grip will bring you a prime basketball highlight made possible by having an edge — in skills, performance and technology. This week features NBA rookie Bradley Beal stopping on a dime and hitting two OKC defenders with a pump-fake, step-
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  • How You Voted: Redskins-Seahawks

    How You Voted: Redskins-Seahawks

    (Photo by Brian Murphy // ExtremeSkins.com) It’s time to take a look at your psychic skills for last Sunday’s Redskins-Seahawks game, as well as which player was picked by Redskins fans at the Most Valuable Player of the game. The Redskins’ season e
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  • Redskins Players Reflect On Season, Fans

    Redskins Players Reflect On Season, Fans

    redskins.com Jan 8, 2013
    (AP photo) Sunday’s loss to the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Wild Card round of the playoffs was a tough pill to swallow for the Washington Redskins players. But after the game, many of their thoughts immediately turned to the Redskins fans and their sup
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  • Bradley Beal hits 1st career game-winner to push Wizards past T…

    Bradley Beal hits 1st career game-winner to push Wizards past Thunder in upset (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Jan 8, 2013
    Heading into Monday night, only one team had notched wins over both the reigning NBA champion Miami Heat and defending Western Conference champion Oklahoma City Thunder this season - the bruising Memphis Grizzlies, owners of the NBA's fifth-best record.
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  • Breakfast links: Non-RG III edition

    Breakfast links: Non-RG III edition

    ESPN.com Jan 8, 2013
    There are other things going on in our division besides this Robert Griffin III knee injury, right? Let's see if we can't find a few for the links. Washington Redskins Wide receiver Pierre Garcon has a phobia about surgery and does not want to have it o…
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  • Redskins fullback Darrel Young accuses Seahawks of cheap shots

    Redskins fullback Darrel Young accuses Seahawks of cheap shots

    profootballtalk.com Jan 8, 2013
    Washington Redskins fullback Darrel Young isn’t happy with the actions of the Seattle Seahawks in the Redskins’ 24-14 season-ending loss on Sunday. According to Jim Corbett of the USA Today, Young says the Seahawks took cheap shots against running bac
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  • Paul Pierce Owns New York City; Kevin Durant One-Up’d By A Rook…

    Paul Pierce Owns New York City; Kevin Durant One-Up’d By A Rookie

    dimemag.com Jan 8, 2013
    On a night where we all tried to watch a BCS championship that got so bad — think Spike running over the Little Giants — that Brent Musburger needed a hall pass by the end of the first quarter because he was getting distracted by A.J. McCarron‘s gir
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  • Video - Dr. Kaplan On Griffin III's Injury 03:08

    Dr. Kaplan On Griffin III's Injury

    Jan 8
    Source: Robert Griffin III expected to undergo surgery on torn LCL in right knee.
  • Video - Source: RG III To Have Surgery 03:49

    Source: RG III To Have Surgery

    Jan 8
    Source: Robert Griffin III expected to undergo surgery on torn LCL in right knee this week.
  • Video - LaRoche Returns To Nationals 02:56

    LaRoche Returns To Nationals

    Jan 8
    Jerry Crasnick discusses why Adam LaRoche accepted a two-year offer from the Nationals and what this means for Michael Morse's future in Washington.
  • Video - DeMaurice Smith On Handling Injured Players 07:20

    DeMaurice Smith On Handling Injured Players

    Jan 8
    NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith discusses the process of handling an player who is hurt during a game.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: Marrone appears to have right pedigree to turn around Bills; m…

    Jan 8
    I don't know if Doug Marrone will win in Buffalo. No one does. He probably needs a new quarterback. He has to figure out why a defense that should have been top 10 in the NFL this year let everyone down and finished 22nd in yards allowed and a mind-bogg…
  • Don Banks: My best and worst preseason NFL predictions

    Jan 8
    When it comes to NFL predictions, I have a favorite credo that I trot out from time to time to remind myself what we're up against in this business: It's the NFL, nobody knows anything, and if they say they do, they're lying. I would imagine the coachin…
  • Coast to Coast - Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics issues

    Jan 8
    We discuss two storied franchises having disappointing seasons.