A prolific punt returner while with the Eagles, Jackson had lined up to return punts for the Redskins just once before Sunday, when he was deployed with the Giants pinned back in their own end of the field.
Holtby was honored by the NHL for winning nine of his 11 starts in November, a month in which he had a .927 save percentage and 1.99 goals-against average.
Woods is the tournament host at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas this week, and he acknowledged that he doesn’t know when he’ll be able to play again after having two operations on his back this fall.
Hogan, a Gonzaga College High School graduate and McLean native, has already won more games than any other Stanford quarterback and will finish in the top five of several categories when his senior season ends.
Okafor, the 76ers’ top rookie, has been involved in a series of troublesome incidents as of late. There may be nobody better to speak to him about handling stardom while young than Bryant, who is in town on Tuesday.
Wall attributed the recent stretch of seven losses in 10 games to his own performance, acknowledging that his reduced production and struggles with his shot are preventing the Wizards from succeeding.
Reed, the Redskins’ top tight end, leads the team with 55 catches for 541 yards and six touchdowns, but he also has drawn a team-high 10 penalties, costing it 89 yards and nullifying another 93 yards gained.
Zimmermann, who spent parts of the last seven seasons pitching for the Nationals, signed a five-year, $110 million contract with the Tigers on Monday, then was introduced by his new team at a press conference.
Introduced at a press conference on Monday, Fuente, who spent the last four years turning around Memphis, said he’s turned aside other programs in the past but couldn’t resist joining Virginia Tech as its new coach.
Holtby was victorious in net for four games last week, including a 1-0 victory over the Oilers for his first shutout of the season. He has won his last seven starts, a career high.
The Redskins intercepted Giants quarterback Eli Manning three times on Sunday and had a shutout for more than three quarters in a 20-14 victory that moved them past the Giants and atop the NFC East.
Players and teams always insist that no single game is more important than another, but in facing the Giants on Sunday after a loss to Carolina, Washington recognized a victory was crucial to remaining in the playoff chase.
The Redskins took over first place in the once-mighty, now-puny NFC East, and considering their remaining schedule, they may be able to do enough to keep a hold on it through the remainder of the season.
Jackson had a 63-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter, and the six points were enough to help the Redskins put pressure on the Giants’ offense in an eventual 20-14 victory.
Dunbar, an undrafted rookie who was a wide receiver during the Redskins’ training camp, intercepted Eli Manning in the end zone in his first meaningful snaps in the Redskins’ 20-14 victory over the Giants.
Reed caught eight passes for 98 yards, including one for a first down that allowed the Redskins run the clock down late in the fourth quarter. Though he was called for three penalties, Reed is an invaluable asset to the offense.
Bryant announced on Sunday that he will retire once this season, his 20th with the Lakers, draws to a close by writing a poem on The Players’ Tribune web site.
Kirk Cousins threw a 63-yard touchdown pass to DeSean Jackson in the second quarter and held off a late rally by the Giants, the former division leader, to claim a 20-14 victory and sit atop the NFC East on Sunday.