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Washington Redskins guard Josh LeRibeus (67) and tackle Tom Compton (68) set up to block during the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Tampa, Fla., Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Tom Compton set to make first NFL start

- The Washington Times

The second-year player will start against the Dallas Cowboys on Monday in place of Tyler Polumbus, who has struggled mightily in pass protection this season.

Washington Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy (16) stands on the field after an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Landover, Md. The Redskins won 19-17. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Staying ready for his opportunity pays off for Colt McCoy

- The Washington Times

“That’s all anybody can hope for,” said the Redskins quarterback’s father, Brad. “It’s a chance, it’s an opportunity, and be ready when you get that opportunity. We were excited for him that he did get it — and that he was ready.”

Miami wide receiver Stacy Coley (3) breaks the tackle of Miami defensive back Ray Lewis III (20) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Blacksburg, Va., Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Miami manhandles Virginia Tech 30-6

- Associated Press

Duke Johnson ran for 249 yards and scored two touchdowns and Miami took advantage of Virginia Tech’s fumbles on three straight second-half drives in a 30-6 victory Thursday night.

Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris (46) carries the ball during the first half of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Landover, Md., Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Alfred Morris takes blame for Redskins’ rushing woes

- The Washington Times

The Redskins led the NFL in rushing in 2012 and ranked fifth last year, even in the midst of a 3-13 season. Entering Monday night’s game in Dallas, though, the Redskins rank 21st in rushing yards per game this season and are tied for 16th in yards per carry.

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) throws against the San Diego Chargers during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in Denver. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)

Manning, Sanders lead Broncos past Chargers 35-21

- Associated Press

Emmanuel Sanders waited six long weeks to join the list of players who have caught a touchdown pass from Peyton Manning. Now, he has four in less than a week.

As a tribute to the victims of the Ottawa shootings, the national anthem of Canada is sung before an NHL hockey game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Philadelphia Flyers in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Maple Leafs return to practice after Ottawa shootings postponement

Associated Press

Toronto was supposed to play the Senators on Wednesday night, but the game was postponed. When news of the shooting broke, the Leafs were in the middle of normal game day preparations at a hotel across the street from the first shooting site.

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Los Angeles Kings center Jeff Carter, second from left, celebrates his goal with center Tyler Toffoli, left, left wing Tanner Pearson, second from right, and center Anze Kopitar, of Slovenia, during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Quick sets shutout mark, LA Kings beat Sabres 2-0

- Associated Press

Although Jonathan Quick has a serious aversion to attention, the goalie reluctantly acknowledged the spotlight when he broke the Los Angeles Kings' 36-year-old franchise record for shutouts.

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PGA president refers to Poulter as 'lil girl'

- Associated Press

The PGA of America president referred to Ian Poulter as a little girl on two social media accounts Thursday evening for his comments on Nick Faldo and Tom Watson as Ryder Cup captains.

Vancouver Canucks' goalie Ryan Miller (30) is congratulated by Kevin Bieksa (3) after the Canucks' victory 4-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues in an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Bill Boyce)

Miller has 31 saves, Canucks beat Blues 4-1

- Associated Press

Ryan Miller was looking forward to his return to St. Louis with his new team, and the former Sabres and Blues goaltender made the most of it.

Thursday's NHL Capsules

Associated Press

Former Bruins backup Chad Johnson stopped 30 shots, and Kyle Okposo scored the go-ahead goal in the second period to help the New York Islanders snap a two-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night.

Columbus Blue Jackets' Ryan Johansen, second from left, is congratulated by David Savard (58) and Jack Johnson (7) after Johansen scored a goal against the San Jose Sharks during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Letestu gets winner, Blue Jackets beat Sharks 5-4

- Associated Press

Mark Letestu made sure the Columbus Blue Jackets' party would carry on, redirecting a shot into the net about a minute after Ryan Johansen had a potential winning goal waved off.

NHL Calendar

- Associated Press

Jan. 1 - Winter Classic: Chicago at Washington.

NBA Calendar

- Associated Press

Oct. 27 - Rosters set for opening day.

Steve Nash ruled out for season with back injury

- Associated Press

Steve Nash hoped for one more chance to show off his playmaking skills after fighting injuries and time for two miserable years with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Kansas City Royals' Billy Butler takes batting practice during a workout Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in San Francisco. The Royals and the San Francisco Giants are scheduled to play Game 3 of baseball's World Series in San Francisco on Friday. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Royals might need a rare pinch hit in Series

- Associated Press

Playing under American League rules with few reliable options on the bench this season, no manager had as little use for pinch hitters as Kansas City's Ned Yost.

Aussie Murdaca leads Asia-Pacific amateur

Associated Press

Antonio Murdaca of Australia shot a 4-under 68 to lead the Asia-Pacific Amateur Golf Championship after two rounds by a shot from compatriot and overnight leader Todd Sinnott on Friday.