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Wall, Nene help Wizards snap Lakers' streak

Wall, Nene help Wizards snap Lakers' streak

ESPN.com Updated Nov 26, 2013
John Wall stayed hot with 31 points and nine assists and Nene had a career-high 30 to carry the Washington Wizards to a 116-111 victory over Los Angeles on Tuesday night that broke the Lakers' three-game winning streak.
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  • N.F.L. Roundup: Flacco Fumes Over Use of Wildcat

    N.F.L. Roundup: Flacco Fumes Over Use of Wildcat

    nytimes.com Nov 26, 2013
    The Ravens’ quarterback, Joe Flacco, wasn’t happy that his team used the formation as part of its running attack against the Jets.
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  • Robert Griffin getting too much blame

    Robert Griffin getting too much blame

    Robert Griffin III is under lots of heat because of the Redskins' woeful performance, but how much of the blame is on him?
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  • Wizards’ John Wall throws down 360-degree fast-break dunk after…

    Wizards’ John Wall throws down 360-degree fast-break dunk after steal vs. Lakers (Video)

    yahoo.com Nov 26, 2013
    Tuesday brought bad news for Washington Wizards fans, as the team announced that starting shooting guard Bradley Beal will miss at least two weeks with a stress reaction in his right leg. With their leading scorer and top 3-point marksman sidelined, and…
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  • Washington, D.C. refuses to pay $300 million to Nationals for b…

    Washington, D.C. refuses to pay $300 million to Nationals for ballpark roof

    yahoo.com deadspin.com Nov 26, 2013
    Taxpayers in the District of Columbia already are paying for most of the Washington Nationals home ballpark, which has housed the team since 2008 after it left RFK Stadium, to the tune of $769.3 million. So, what's a little more public money for a littl…
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  • Shanahan: Everyone playing for their jobs

    Shanahan: Everyone playing for their jobs

    Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan once again defended his four-year tenure on Tuesday.
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  • Maryland Terrapins Borrow Redskins Bubble

    Maryland Terrapins Borrow Redskins Bubble

    redskins.com Nov 26, 2013
    (Via @CHICKatCSN) Apparently brackish-water inhabiting sea turtles are not fond of a cold and rainy climate. Coach Randy Edsall took three buses full of University of Maryland football players to Ashburn Tuesday to borrow the Redskins indoor practice fa…
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  • Redskins DE Bowen (knee) out for season

    Redskins DE Bowen (knee) out for season

    ESPN.com Nov 26, 2013
    Washington Redskins defensive end Stephen Bowen will undergo surgery next week to repair torn cartilage in his right knee - and there's a possibility he might need micro-fracture surgery.
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  • Native American Tribal Leaders Call On Redskins To Change Their…

    Native American Tribal Leaders Call On Redskins To Change Their Name

    deadspin.com Nov 26, 2013
    One of the more common defenses of the Redskins name is that it's only a small proportion of American Indians calling for the change. Short of getting the five or so million natives left on a conference call, I'm not sure how you counter that argument. …
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  • McNabb on RGIII media circus: ‘I blame the Washington Redskins’

    McNabb on RGIII media circus: ‘I blame the Washington Redskins’

    Donovan McNabb had some harsh words for Mike Shanahan during his appearance on FOX Sports Live on Sunday Night. He had some gentler, more forgiving things to say about Robert Griffin III. “Right now, it’s starting to get frustrating for him. And he’s ne…
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  • Padres make small trades with Pirates and O's

    Padres make small trades with Pirates and O's

    CNNSI.com Nov 26, 2013
    PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired outfielder Jaff Decker and right-handed pitcher Miles Mikolas from the San Diego Padres for outfielder Alex Dickerson.
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  • Washington Wizards’ Bradley Beal out at least two weeks with ‘s…

    Washington Wizards’ Bradley Beal out at least two weeks with ‘stress injury’ in right leg

    yahoo.com nba.com ESPN.com Nov 26, 2013
    There's some bad news out of the nation's capital on Tuesday morning, and it's got nothing to do with turkey Hunger Games (although, y'know, what?). Take it away, Washington Wizards: The Washington Wizards announced today that guard Bradley Beal has bee…
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  • RGII made surprise visit to RGIII in Redskins’ locker room Mond…

    RGII made surprise visit to RGIII in Redskins’ locker room Monday night

    An NFL locker room is a workplace. Players come off the field, have a chat with their coaches and each other, shower and talk to the media before going home. That's typically it. Outside visitors are extremely rare. This is not like backstage at a conce…
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  • Pierre Garçon Sets Single-Season High

    Pierre Garçon Sets Single-Season High

    redskins.com Nov 26, 2013
    (AP) To claim any sort of silver lining from last night’s 27-6 loss to San Francisco would be foolhardy. However, Pierre Garçon’s output in an ugly game for the Redskins added to a positive comprehensive storyline in 2013. In his second season with Wash…
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  • San Francisco 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree expected to play …

    San Francisco 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree expected to play against Rams on Sunday

    yahoo.com Nov 26, 2013
    The San Francisco 49ers have another reason to celebrate after a 27-6 victory against the Washington Redskins on Monday. After the game, 49ers coach John Harbaugh told reporters he expected receiver Michael Crabtree to make his season debut against the …
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  • Alfred Morris says Redskins didn’t have best week of practice

    Alfred Morris says Redskins didn’t have best week of practice

    profootballtalk.com Nov 26, 2013
    If the coaching truism “you practice like you play,” holds true, we may have an explanation for the Redskins rollover last night. “It wasn’t the greatest of weeks,” running back Alfred Morris said, via Mark Maske of the Washington Post. “But you’re gonn…
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  • Skins Fan Argues With His Lady Friend, Gets A Hot Dog To The Fa…

    Skins Fan Argues With His Lady Friend, Gets A Hot Dog To The Face

    deadspin.com Nov 26, 2013
    This video sent to us by a vigilant reader who attended last night's 49ers-Redskins game. He provides some context:Read more...
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  • Were Redskins earnest in honoring Navajo Code Talkers during Mo…

    Were Redskins earnest in honoring Navajo Code Talkers during Monday’s game?

    yahoo.com Nov 26, 2013
    NFL teams saluting honorable citizens and groups is nothing new, and it's typically seen as a noble gesture. Somehow, this feels different to a lot of people. In the first half of Monday's Washington Redskins loss to the San Francisco 49ers, the Redskin…
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  • 49ers' Brooks: RG III shouldn't be playing

    49ers' Brooks: RG III shouldn't be playing

    After the San Francisco 49ers defense dominated the Washington Redskins, one of the players who helped to stymie Washington said he doesn't believe quarterback Robert Griffin III should be playing.
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  • One 49er Thinks RGIII Shouldn't Be Playing

    One 49er Thinks RGIII Shouldn't Be Playing

    deadspin.com Nov 26, 2013
    On Sunday, NFL Network reported that Robert Griffin III asked the Redskins not to show any of his bad plays during team meetings. If there's any truth to that (and Washington said there isn't), film sessions are going to be short this week.Read more...
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  • 49ers 27, Redskins 6: Ten Observations

    49ers 27, Redskins 6: Ten Observations

    ESPN.com Nov 26, 2013
    1. I can't believe how wrong I was about this season, picking the Redskins to go 10-6 and then to get hot in the playoffs and reach the NFC Championship Game. Yes, I bought in to what I saw in the summer and to what I heard. I bought into them having th…
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  • Kaepernick, 49ers rip 'Skins

    Kaepernick, 49ers rip 'Skins

    CNNSI.com Nov 26, 2013
    Colin Kaepernick was in his old, impressive form, throwing three TDs in the 49ers' rout of the Redskins.
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  • Redskins fans in paper bags

    Redskins fans in paper bags

    washingtonpost.com Nov 26, 2013
    Bad times, friends. Bad times. Sports are supposed to be fun, not painful. At least, watching sports. Unless you bet on them. Ok, whatever, maybe sports are supposed to be painful. But this is above and beyond. Like, listen to this fan, interviewed by W…
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  • Falcons become first team eliminated from playoff contention

    Falcons become first team eliminated from playoff contention

    profootballtalk.com Nov 26, 2013
    The Atlanta Falcons were 10 yards shy of making the Super Bowl last season. They won’t be going this year either. With the San Francisco 49ers victory over the Washington Redskins on Monday night, the Falcons have become the first team to be officially …
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  • Video - John Wall's 360 Slam 00:19

    John Wall's 360 Slam

    Nov 26
    The Wizards' John Wall threw down a 360-degree dunk against the Lakers.
  • Video - Brian Billick: Robert Griffin III's dad in Washington Redskins locker room 'not a good thing' 00:46

    Brian Billick: Robert Griffin III's dad in Washington Redskins locker room 'not a good thing'

    Nov 26
    After the Washington Redskins' loss on Monday Night Football, quarterback Robert Griffin III's father was in the locker room, why is that a problem according to Brian Billick?
  • Video - Brian Billick: Robert Griffin III's dad in Washington Redskins locker room 'not a good thing' 00:46

    Brian Billick: Robert Griffin III's dad in Washington Redskins locker room 'not a good thing'

    Nov 26
    After the Washington Redskins' loss Monday night, QB Robert Griffin III had a long talk with father in the locker room. Former NFL head coach Brian Billick explains why that might be a problem.
  • Video - Countdown Daily Prediction: NYG-WSH 01:27

    Countdown Daily Prediction: NYG-WSH

    Nov 26
    The NFL Live crew make their picks for the New York Giants at Washington.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Ranking the 5-6 AFC wild-card hopefuls by mojo

    Nov 26
    It's tempting to view the mosh pit of mediocrity that has formed in the race for the AFC's second wild-card berth as only a curious little side show and dismiss it in terms of real relevance for the NFL's 12-team playoff field. That's the way our sports…
  • Clayton: Time to bag ties altogether

    Nov 26
    Getting rid of ties would be a win for everyone, writes John Clayton in his latest mailbag.
  • The Tuesday Mailbag

    Nov 26
    Aldon Smith had a big game Monday night, registering two sacks of Robert Griffin III. (Evan Vucci/AP) There are only a few occasions Colin Kaepernick opens up to the outside world, and early this morning, in the wake of his most encouraging performance …