Perspective | For two months, Sam Howell showed what he isn’t: The QB of the future

Perspective | For two months, Sam Howell showed what he isn’t: The QB of the future

Comment on this storyComment Add to your saved stories Save While Ron Rivera looks at his phone, sees Josh Harris’s number pop up and decides whether to answer, let’s consider the other major issue facing the Washington Commanders as they head into an offseason that could scarcely be more important: quarterback. What’s now apparent to…

Perspective | Did you forget how good Washington once was? The Huskies remember.

Perspective | Did you forget how good Washington once was? The Huskies remember.

Comment on this storyComment Add to your saved stories Save SEATTLE — Thirty-two summers ago, Napoleon Kaufman stepped onto the practice field at the University of Washington and received the scariest greeting. He was a true freshman running back fighting for a role on the greatest team in program history, and for one unforgettable play,…

Red Sox pull a surprise, trade ace lefty Chris Sale to the Braves

Red Sox pull a surprise, trade ace lefty Chris Sale to the Braves

correction A previous version of this article incorrectly said Vaughn Grissom is the son of Marquis Grissom. They are not related. Boston and Atlanta orchestrated the first trade surprise of this baseball offseason when the Red Sox dealt oft-injured ace Chris Sale to the Braves for infield prospect Vaughn Grissom. Sale, 34, was an all-star…

Analysis | Alex Ovechkin hasn’t scored in 11 games, the longest drought of his career

Analysis | Alex Ovechkin hasn’t scored in 11 games, the longest drought of his career

Comment on this storyComment Add to your saved stories Save Alex Ovechkin hasn’t been himself. The nine-time 50-goal scorer is in the midst of an 11-game goal-scoring slump, the longest of his 19-year career. Through 26 games, Ovechkin has more than twice as many assists (11) as goals (five, two of which are empty-net tallies),…

Wizards cast hopeful look into mirror of future, see Thunder looking back

Wizards cast hopeful look into mirror of future, see Thunder looking back

Comment on this storyComment Add to your saved stories Save Here at the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Eastern outpost, also known as Capital One Arena, Monday night looked like a family reunion before the Wizards ultimately fell, 136-128. It gets to be a mouthful counting the connections between the Wizards and the Thunder, but let’s start…

Bill Belichick to meet with Robert Kraft on Patriots’ next steps

Bill Belichick to meet with Robert Kraft on Patriots’ next steps

Comment on this storyComment Add to your saved stories Save New England Patriots Coach Bill Belichick said Monday that he would meet with team owner Robert Kraft, perhaps multiple times, to determine the franchise’s next steps following a 4-13 season. “It was obviously a very disappointing season all the way around — players, coaches, staff,…

In a glimpse of what might have been, Wizards take a tumble vs. Knicks

In a glimpse of what might have been, Wizards take a tumble vs. Knicks

Comment on this storyComment Add to your saved stories Save It took just 90 seconds Saturday night for the New York Knicks to show who they are and, more specifically, who the Washington Wizards are not. It was right there as Isaiah Hartenstein collected a poor pass by the Wizards’ Tyus Jones and looked down…

Capitals blow third-period lead in a big way, get blown out by Carolina

Capitals blow third-period lead in a big way, get blown out by Carolina

Comment on this storyComment Add to your saved stories Save For the first time this season, the Washington Capitals led through two periods before losing in regulation. And Friday’s modest milestone was not about half-measures — the Capitals gave up a stunning five goals over the final 20 minutes in a 6-2 loss to the…

Analysis | The NFL’s head coaching upheaval might not be over yet

Analysis | The NFL’s head coaching upheaval might not be over yet

Comment on this storyComment Add to your saved stories Save Are Nick Sirianni and Mike McCarthy coaching for their jobs in the first round of the NFL playoffs this weekend? Plenty of people around the league believe it’s possible. The two NFC East coaches, whose Eagles and Cowboys entered the season with sizable expectations, realize…

Bud Harrelson, Mets shortstop in fracas with Pete Rose, dies at 79

Bud Harrelson, Mets shortstop in fracas with Pete Rose, dies at 79

Comment on this storyComment Add to your saved stories Save Bud Harrelson, the scrappy and sure-handed shortstop who fought Pete Rose on the field during a playoff game and helped the New York Mets win an astonishing championship, died Jan. 10 at a hospice center in East Northport, N.Y. He was 79. The Mets announced…