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Ovechkin's 4 points leads Caps over Sabres

Ovechkin's 4 points leads Caps over Sabres

ESPN.com thehockeynews.com Updated Jan 28
Alex Ovechkin capped a four-point night by setting up Mike Green's goal one minute into overtime to give the Washington Capitals a 5-4 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday.
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  • Ovechkin has 4 points and sets up Green's OT goal in Capitals 5…

    Ovechkin has 4 points and sets up Green's OT goal in Capitals 5-4 win over Sabres

    NHL.com Jan 28
    BUFFALO, N.Y. - Alex Ovechkin capped a four-point night by setting up Mike Green's goal one minute into overtime to give the Washington Capitals a 5-4 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday. Ovechkin had two goals and two assists for his 14th...
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  • Hall says it’s “screwed” to call Sherman that best corner in th…

    Hall says it’s “screwed” to call Sherman that best corner in the game

    In the aftermath of Richard Sherman’s rant against Michael Crabtree, it’s become a given that Sherman is the best cornerback in the game. That viewpoint isn’t unanimous. Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall has praised Sherman, but with a caveat. “I defini…
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  • Super Bowl story lines, Caps’ dads and Wizards’ .500 curse

    Super Bowl story lines, Caps’ dads and Wizards’ .500 curse

    Dan Steinberg, Mike Wise and Jason Reid joined Jonathan Forsythe on Post Sports Live to preview the top Super Bowl story lines — from Peyton Manning to the cold weather, find out what goes into the making of Volkswagen’s Super Bowl ad, discuss whether m…
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  • Wizards recall Rice from Iowa Energy

    Wizards recall Rice from Iowa Energy

    nba.com Jan 28
    The Washington Wizards recalled guard Glen Rice from the Iowa Energy of the NBA Development League and he will be with the team for Tuesday night's game at Golden State, team president Ernie Grunfeld said.
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  • Help this boy find his signed Jayson Werth jersey

    Help this boy find his signed Jayson Werth jersey

    Three years ago, Jordan Obarr got his first Nats jersey. It was a Jayson Werth model that he picked up for free just by entering Nationals Park, as part of a sponsored giveaway. It wasn’t a fancy model, in other words. You can find a similar one on eBay…
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  • Who’s Better: John Wall Or Eric Bledsoe?

    Who’s Better: John Wall Or Eric Bledsoe?

    dimemag.com Jan 28
    Can the student ever truly become the master? Jedi mind tricks aside, don’t be confusing anything: during his recruitment of Kentucky’s famed 2009 freshmen class, John Calipari straight up told Eric Bledsoe he’d never play point guard with John Wall, an…
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  • Baker's bat off bench interests Nationals

    Baker's bat off bench interests Nationals

    MLB.com Jan 28
    The Nationals are still looking to upgrade their bench, and they've expressed interest in infielder Jeff Baker, MLB.com has learned. The team has had Baker on its radar since the Winter Meetings, according to a baseball source.
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  • Browns add Raiders assistant John Defilippo to OC mix

    Browns add Raiders assistant John Defilippo to OC mix

    Now that he’s finally in the job, Browns head coach Mike Pettine is picking up the pace with interview to fill his coaching staff. In addition to the previously reported interview Wednesday with former Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, the B…
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  • The Washington Redskins Cheerleaders Are Off To Hong Kong!

    The Washington Redskins Cheerleaders Are Off To Hong Kong!

    redskins.com Jan 28
    Here’s a peek at the Washington Redskins Cheerleaders (WRC) before they departed from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York to their destination in Hong Kong. By performing in the 19th annual Cathay Pacific International Chinese New Year Nig…
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  • Joshua Morgan: 2013 Redskins weren’t about football

    Joshua Morgan: 2013 Redskins weren’t about football

    It’s been a few weeks since Mike Shanahan left town, and yup, Joshua Morgan still isn’t happy. Were he a more significant part of this team, the Redskins wide receiver might have become a symbol of this lost season: benched, reinstated and benched again…
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  • Sources: Browns eye Kyle Shanahan as OC

    Sources: Browns eye Kyle Shanahan as OC

    Former Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, already turned down for similar jobs in Miami and Baltimore, has another shot to land a job in Cleveland, multiple league sources told ESPN.com.
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  • A Breakdown Of Every 60-Point Game In NBA History

    A Breakdown Of Every 60-Point Game In NBA History

    dimemag.com Jan 28
    There is a special place of being, an existential plateau that transcends the game of hoops. When an individual has no fear and the utmost confidence, we as the fans get to witness something truly special. Last week, Carmelo Anthony had a scoring explos…
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  • Nats announce new foods for 2014

    Nats announce new foods for 2014

    The Nats issued a news release on new developments in Nationals Park food choices. At the risk of just serving as a mouthpiece for a news release here, I’m going to just serve as a mouthpiece for a news release here, because there were many fascinating …
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  • Graham Gano says being cut by the Redskins ‘best thing that has…

    Graham Gano says being cut by the Redskins ‘best thing that has ever happened’

    For whatever reason you choose to believe, a fair amount of people who leave the Redskins organization seem to be pretty happy to be getting out of dodge. One of those is former place kicker Graham Gano, who had some harsh words for his former team. Had…
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  • Before Vince Lombardi Coached The Redskins And The Packers, He …

    Before Vince Lombardi Coached The Redskins And The Packers, He Was Adored At St. Cecilia High School

    redskins.com Jan 28
    (AP) Vince Lombardi brought a new fullback to Redskins training camp in 1969. The problem was Iggy McPartland was slight, past his athletic prime and an ordained priest. McPartland’s visit to training camp was detailed in “The Gospel of St. Vince,” a tr…
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  • Raheem Morris: ‘Stats are always for losers’

    Raheem Morris: ‘Stats are always for losers’

    Some members of the Redskins’ fan base have been squabbling for weeks over how best to assess the 2013 Redskins defense. Were some of the ugly numbers attached to that unit indicative of its performance? Or do the numbers give a misleading story? Second…
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  • Mark Moseley ‘embarrassed’ by Redskins special teams

    Mark Moseley ‘embarrassed’ by Redskins special teams

    Because NFL kickers are in the news right now, with some analysts even proposing to abolish the kicking game altogether, Redskins great Mark Moseley requested a chance this week to speak on behalf of those kickers on 106.7 The Fan. So Moseley indeed cal…
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  • History provides hope for Redskins

    History provides hope for Redskins

    ESPN.com Jan 28
    The Redskins will have a tough time recovering from a 3-13 season, especially with a first-year head coach in Jay Gruden. But it’s one that a number of other teams have done, including five teams since the 2006 season. Here are the other teams that have…
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  • Video - Redskins Blame Game 04:16

    Redskins Blame Game

    Jan 28
    Former Redskins TE Chris Cooley joins Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless to discuss who deserves the blame for the Redskins 3-13 season.
  • Video - Ovechkin, Capitals Edge Sabres 01:07

    Ovechkin, Capitals Edge Sabres

    Jan 28
    Alex Ovechkin scored two goals and recorded two assists in the Capitals' 5-4 win over the Sabres.
  • Video - Wall Rejects Curry 00:11

    Wall Rejects Curry

    Jan 28
    Washington Wizards guard John Wall blocked Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry's layup.
  • Video - Wall, Wizards Fight Off Warriors 01:22

    Wall, Wizards Fight Off Warriors

    Jan 28
    John Wall's late 3-pointer was the difference in the Wizards' 88-85 win over the Warriors.

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    Jan 28
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    Jan 28
    Australian phenom Dante Exum has decided to declare for the 2014 NBA Draft his family and agent told ESPN.com on Tuesday.