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Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) heads back into the tunnel after warm ups before the Washington Redskins take on the Carolina Panthers at FedEx Field, Landover, Md., Sunday, November 4, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

RG3 era in D.C. winding to unexpected end

- The Washington Times

Griffin, the people’s quarterback, could do no wrong upon arrival in Washington. But as he soon learned, it doesn’t take much for the capital region to turn on its chosen leaders.

Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden, left, watches as players warm up next to former quarterback Joe Theismann before an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

SNYDER: All should be thankful for Gruden benching RG3

- The Washington Times

Gruden’s decision will spare RG3 and viewers a lot of pain. The quarterback won’t suffer more cartoonish violence behind a leaky offensive line; fans won’t endure more cringe-worthy plays when positive yardage was there for the taking.

Georgetown's Joshua Smith (24) drives to the basket against Florida's Jon Horfard (21) during their game in the Battle 4 Atlantis basketball tournament in Paradise Island, Bahamas, Wednesday Nov. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Tim Aylen)

Georgetown escapes No. 18 Florida, 66-65

- Associated Press

D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera made a jumper with 3.4 seconds left in overtime to give Georgetown a 66-65 victory over No. 18 Florida on Wednesday night in the Battle 4 Atlantis quarterfinals.

Washington Capitals defenseman Karl Alzner (27) and New York Islanders left wing Matt Martin (17) battle for the puck against the boards in the second period of an NHL hockey game at Nassau Coliseum on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in Uniondale, N.Y. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

Tavares OT goal gives Isles 3-2 win over Caps

- Associated Press

John Tavares scored a power-play goal late in overtime to lift the New York Islanders to a 3-2 victory over the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night.

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) drives pat Washington Wizards' Marcin Gortat (4), from Poland, during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in Cleveland. (Associated Press)

LeBron, Cavs wallop Wizards 113-87

- Associated Press

LeBron James scored 29 points, Kevin Love added 21 and the Cleveland Cavaliers exacted a little revenge on Washington with a 113-87 win over the Wizards on Wednesday night.

Washington Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy (16) stands with quarterback Robert Griffin III, center, and head coach Jay Gruden during a break in the action in the second half of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

For Colt McCoy, a starting chance no one saw coming

- The Washington Times

As the Washington Redskins prepared for their second preseason game, there were never questions about whether McCoy would eventually supplant Robert Griffin III — or Kirk Cousins. At that point, the only question surrounding McCoy was whether he’d survive cut-down day.

Virginia head coach Mike London, right, hugs Virginia running back Khalek Shepherd (23) after a touchdown during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. Virginia won the game 30-13. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

MIke London to return as Virginia coach for 2015

- Associated Press

Athletic director Craig Littlepage made the announcement Wednesday, citing improvement in the Cavaliers’ performance on the field and success in recruiting as key factors in the decision. London has two years remaining on his contract.

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NHL Capsules

- Associated Press

Pavel Datsyuk scored twice in his return from an injury to lead the Detroit Red Wings to a 5-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday night.

Phoenix Suns' Gerald Green (14) yells and pumps his fist as he celebrates his dunk over Denver Nuggets' Darrell Arthur, middle, as Suns' Miles Plumlee (22) looks on during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in Phoenix.  The Suns defeated the Nuggets 120-112. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Green scores 24, Suns beat Nuggets 120-112

- Associated Press

Suns coach Jeff Hornacek wondered if his team would be a little tired after a six-game road trip that ended with a long flight home from Toronto on Monday night.

California downs Cal Poly 72-52

Associated Press

Jabari Bird needed a faster tempo. California needed a faster tempo. The Bears turned to their defense to set the tune and things started rolling from there.

No. 2 Wisconsin easily gets past UAB, 72-43

- Associated Press

The whistle blew and Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan immediately went into action, thrusting his arms straight up in protest of what he thought was an erroneous call.

San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili, right, of Argentina, drives around Indiana Pacers forward Solomon Hill during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)

Spurs beat Pacers 106-100 without Popovich

Associated Press

With Gregg Popovich resting after a medical procedure, Manu Ginobili had a throwback game while playing under former coach Ettore Messina for the first time in 13 years.

Top 25 Capsules

- Associated Press

Alex Barlow and Kelan Martin each scored 17 points and Butler hung on to upset No. 5 North Carolina 74-66 on Wednesday in the opening game of the Battle 4 Atlantis.

Busbices stars of new A&E reality show

- Associated Press

It's a north Louisiana-set reality show about a quirky family who works and plays together, and their last name isn't Robertson.

NBA Capsules

- Associated Press

Manu Ginobili had 28 points and the San Antonio Spurs won without coach Gregg Popovich, rallying for a 106-100 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night.