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Detroit Red Wings center Gustav Nyquist (14), from Sweden, celebrates his goal as Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Green (52) watches, in the second period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Red Wings rally to beat Capitals 4-2

- Associated Press

Justin Abdelkader scored twice in the third period to help the Detroit Red Wings rally for a 4-2 victory over the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night.

Chicago Bears defensive end Lamarr Houston, seated, holds his knee after injuring it while celebrating a sack on New England Patriots backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo with about 3 minutes left in an NFL football game on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, in Foxborough, Mass. The Patriots won 51-23.  (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

SNYDER: It’s OK to laugh when an NFL sack dance goes bad

- The Washington Times

Not to make light of an athlete’s injury or misfortune, but tearing your ACL while celebrating a sack is fairly hilarious. Especially when it happens to one player five weeks after it happened to another, both times with eerily similar dance moves that conclude with the players wincing and going down as if shot.

D.C. United's Bobby Boswell in action in the first period against the Philadelphia Union on Saturday at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. Luis Silva's goal in the 10th minute was enough to lift United to a 1-0 win over the Philadelphia Union at RFK Stadium. (Pete Marovich for the Washington Times)

D.C. United leans on MLS Cup veterans as playoffs begin

United’s postseason kicks off Sunday in the Eastern Conference semifinals when the club travels to face the winner of Thursday’s knockout-round match between the New York Red Bulls and Sporting Kansas City.

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Denver Nuggets guard Ty Lawson, left, works the ball inside past Detroit Pistons forward Kyle Singler in the third quarter of the Nuggets' 89-79 victory in an NBA basketball game in Denver on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Nuggets open with 89-79 win over Pistons

- Associated Press

With key players returning from injury and still rounding into form, the Denver Nuggets leaned on Kenneth Faried.

San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner celebrates after winning 3-2 to win the series over Kansas City Royals after Game 7 of baseball's World Series Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Giants ace Bumgarner wins World Series MVP

- Associated Press

Madison Bumgarner was limbering up at Kauffman Stadium this week, getting loose with his San Francisco teammates near the dugout, when Tim Hudson and Michael Morse sneaked up from behind and ruffled the pitcher's long, scraggly locks.

Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo dribbles against Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Johnson, left, in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Rondo returns, helps Celtics beat Nets 121-105

- Associated Press

Brad Stevens knew he had an all-star point guard when he took the Celtics' coaching job, but he didn't really get to see it in his first season on the Boston bench.

Houston Rockets' head coach Kevin McHale shouts to his team in the first half during an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Rockets spoil Snyder's NBA coaching debut

- Associated Press

Kobe Bryant might have called Dwight Howard "soft" but, just like the Lakers, the Utah Jazz had no one who could stop him.

Kansas City Royals players watch from their dugout the seventh inning of Game 7 of baseball's World Series against the San Francisco Giants Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Royals' dream season falls short in World Series

- Associated Press

Alex Gordon saw the ball skipping past Giants outfielder Gregor Blanco and all the way to the wall, and the Royals' homegrown star put his head down and churned toward third base.

NBA Capsules

- Associated Press

Pau Gasol had 21 points and 11 rebounds in his Chicago debut, Derrick Rose scored 13 points after missing most of the last two seasons, and the Bulls spoiled Derek Fisher's first game as an NBA coach by beating the New York Knicks 104-80 on Wednesday night.

NHL Capsules

- Associated Press

Justin Abdelkader scored twice in the third period to help the Detroit Red Wings rally for a 4-2 victory over the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night.

Selig's imprint seen in Game 7 of World Series

- Associated Press

For his final game as baseball commissioner, Bud Selig was able to see the low-budget Kansas City Royals compete with the high-spending San Francisco Giants for the title.

Allen's Murray set for US-Canada all-star game

Associated Press

A Dallas-area quarterback who has orally committed to Texas A&M is set to play for the U.S. against Canada in the fifth annual International Bowl high school all-star game early next year.