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Maryland's C.J. Brown (16) is sacked by Indiana's Nate Hoff (74)  during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in Bloomington, Ind. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Maryland mum on starting QB for Ohio State game

Associated Press

No Maryland quarterback has started every game in a season since 2006, a streak that will continue if injured C.J. Brown can’t go Saturday against No. 20 Ohio State.

**FILE** Washington Redskin defensive lineman Barry Cofield speaks with reporters during their NFL training camp at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Va., Saturday, July 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Barry Cofield eager to return, help Redskins defense

- The Washington Times

“You get down at times, but you’ve just got to think, ‘I’ve been lucky,’” Cofield said. “I’ve been lucky that it’s been this long before somebody fell on my legs. That’s the norm in this league, so you know, I’m just taking it in stride, and I’ll come back in the second half of the season the freshest person on the field.”

Oakland Raiders assistant head coach Tony Sparano looks on before an NFL football game against the New York Jets, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Tony Sparano named interim Raiders coach after Dennis Allen fired

- Associated Press

Sparano had a 29-32 record as head coach in Miami from 2008-11. He took over a one-win team in 2008 and led the Dolphins to an 11-5 record and an AFC East title. That was his only winning season and he was fired with three games remaining in 2011.

Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter looks on in the dugout during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Blue Jays in Toronto, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. The Orioles won 1-0. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Fred Thornhill)

Orioles enter playoffs with confidence despite what they’re missing

- Associated Press

They have no reason to believe anything will change in the playoffs, even though they will begin the AL division series against Detroit on Thursday without three former All-Stars — catcher Matt Wieters, third baseman Manny Machado and first baseman Chris Davis.

Washington Redskins tackle Trent Williams (71) talks to a coach on the sideline at FedExField, Landover, Md., Novermber 25, 2013. (Preston Keres/Special for The Washington Times)

Trent Williams, Jordan Reed, Niles Paul all optimistic for Redskins’ next game

- The Washington Times

The Redskins entered the short week with 17 players on their injury report, with four others leaving the game against the Giants because of injury. Williams, who dislocated his right kneecap, and Paul, who left after sustaining a concussion, both figure to be able to play, while Reed practiced Monday for the first time since before the season-opener.

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- Associated Press

Austria will go into the Euro 2016 qualifiers against Moldova and Montenegro next week with the same team that drew 1-1 with Sweden in its first Group G match.

Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles, right, brushes himself off as teammates Alex Smith, left, and Eric Fisher watch after scoring on an 8-yard touchdown pass during the third quarter of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Chiefs offense hums in 41-14 rout of Patriots

- Associated Press

Perhaps the Kansas City Chiefs gave their neighbors across the parking lot a little bit of inspiration with their impassioned performance against New England.

FILE -In this Friday, Sept. 26, 2014 file photo, Desmonte Leonard enters the courtroom before opening statements in Opelika, Ala. A Lee County judge told jurors to return Monday morning for a second day of testimony in the capital murder trial of 24-year-old Desmonte Leonard of Montgomery. Prosecutors say Leonard opened fire at a large party at an apartment clubhouse in June 2012. Three people were killed and three others were injured. (AP Photo/Opelika-Auburn News,  Todd J. Van Emst)

Ex-player tells jury what happened before slaying

- Associated Press

A former Auburn University football player testified Tuesday that an argument broke out shortly before a shooting that wounded him and killed two former teammates at a pool party in 2012.

Hair flies as Maria Sharapova of Russia reacts during her match against Elina Svitolina of Ukraine during the China Open tennis tournament at the National Tennis Stadium in Beijing, China, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

Nadal dominates in return at China Open

- Associated Press

Rafael Nadal made a dominant return to tennis after a two-month injury layoff, beating Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-0 at the China Open on Tuesday.

Former NBA player George seeks new fraud trial

- Associated Press

A former NBA player convicted of wire fraud in an alleged real estate Ponzi scheme is seeking to have his conviction thrown out and claiming prosecutorial misconduct, among other allegations.

FILE - In this Tuesday, July 22, 2014, file photo, former NFL football player Aaron Hernandez watches during a hearing in Bristol County Superior Court, in Fall River, Mass. A judge is hearing arguments, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, on a bid by Hernandez's lawyers to have additional evidence in a murder case against him thrown out. (AP Photo/CJ Gunther, Pool, File)

Judge hearing Hernandez bid to suppress evidence

- Associated Press

A Massachusetts prosecutor in the murder case against former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez testified Tuesday against his lawyers' efforts to suppress cellphone evidence, saying they had agreed to turn the phone over to investigators.

LSU, ULM divide up LSWA POW honors

Associated Press

The LSU Tigers and the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks had the players that performed the best on the field Saturday, earning Louisiana Sports Writers Association nods as this week's college football player of the week.