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Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, left, greets Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III after an NFL preseason football game Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, in Landover, Md. The Redskins won 30-17. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Andrew Luck, Colts thrive on stability Redskins lack

- The Washington Times

Luck should be thankful he has avoided the mess that has consumed Robert Griffin III and the Redskins during his three seasons — but then again, if Luck was playing in Washington, none of it likely would have happened, anyway.

Washington Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy (16) joins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) on the practice field during an OTA at Redskins park in Ashburn, Va., Wednesday, June 4, 20124. (Photo Rod Lamkey Jr.)

LOVERRO: RG3, Colt McCoy represent two sides of ‘unforgiving’ league

- The Washington Times

After two of the worst performances we’ve seen by any quarterback wearing a burgundy and gold jersey, Griffin has been benched for the Colts game Sunday in favor of a guy who said he didn’t even know if he would make the roster. If that doesn’t teach Griffin a lesson in humility, I don’t know what will.

Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy (25) celebrates as he enters the end zone for a touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys during the second half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tim Sharp)

LeSean McCoy, Eagles crush Cowboys to take over first place

- Associated Press

The Eagles (9-3) opened with quick drives of 80 and 88 yards for touchdowns. They took sole possession of the division lead with four games remaining, including a rematch in less than three weeks.

Wisconsin's Josh Gasser (21) and Frank Kaminsky (44) celebrate their victory over Georgetown in the Battle 4 Atlantis basketball tournament in Paradise Island, Bahamas, Thursday Nov. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Tim Aylen)

Georgetown can’t hold lead, falls to No. 2 Wisconsin

- Associated Press

Sam Dekker scored 17 points, Nigel Hayes’ acrobatic tip-in with 20 seconds left capped his 15-point day, and Wisconsin overcame a nine-point second-half deficit to beat upset-minded Georgetown 68-65 on Thursday in the Battle 4 Atlantis semifinals.

Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson (81) is tackled by Chicago Bears inside linebacker Christian Jones (59) after his 9-yard reception during the first half of an NFL football game in Detroit, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014. With this catch, Johnson set a new NFL record for fewest games (115) to reach 10,000 career receiving yards. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

Calvin Johnson leads Lions to rout of Bears

- Associated Press

Johnson caught 11 passes for 146 yards with a pair of first-half touchdowns, and the Lions boosted their postseason hopes with a 34-17 victory over the Chicago Bears on Thursday.

Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) sits on the bench after throwing his fourth interception as the Washington Redskins play the New York Giants in NFL football at FedExField, Landover, Md., Thursday, September 25, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Still No. 3, Kirk Cousins says he has not lost confidence

- The Washington Times

Overshadowed in the decision to bench Robert Griffin III and start Colt McCoy was Cousins, who is still the third quarterback and now also faces an uncertain future. “I have to continue to believe in myself,” he said. “And I do.”

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.

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BC's Elimimian selected CFL's outstanding player

Associated Press

B.C. Lions linebacker Solomon Elimimian was honored Thursday night as the Canadian Football League's outstanding player, becoming the first pure defensive player to win the award.

Mercer beats Rice 77-71 in OT in Alaska Shootout

Associated Press

Ike Nwamu scored 21 points and Mercer made its last eight free throws in overtime to hold off Rice 77-71 on Thursday night in the first round of the Great Alaska Shootout.

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) is sacked by Seattle Seahawks outside linebacker K.J. Wright, left, as defensive end Cliff Avril (56) approaches during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014. The Seahawks won 19-3. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

49ers' offense falters in loss to Seahawks

- Associated Press

Colin Kaepernick was at his worst on the prime-time Thanksgiving stage, and Richard Sherman quickly became the Niners' biggest nemesis again.

Western Kentucky holds off St. Joseph's 62-59

Associated Press

George Fant scored eight of his 17 points in the last 7 minutes and T.J. Price was a cool 4 of 4 at the foul line in the final 15 seconds as Western Kentucky fought off a St. Joseph's rally 62-59 Thursday night at the NIT Season Tip-Off at Madison Square Garden.

UAB's head coach Jerod Haase calls out to his team during their game against Florida at the Battle 4 Atlantis basketball tournament in Paradise Island, Bahamas, Thursday Nov. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Tim Aylen)

No. 18 Florida holds off UAB, 56-47

- Associated Press

Alternating wins and losses through the season's first five games is not exactly what a program like Florida aspires to do.

Aggie trooper has his dream job

- Associated Press

When the cannon went off signaling the start of halftime, Trooper Clay Taylor jumped into gear, leading Coach Kevin Sumlin to a brief interview on the field before jogging into the locker room.

No. 6 TCU's 48-10 romp leaves Texas reeling

- Associated Press

Texas fought hard to get bowl-eligible in coach Charlie Strong's first season. After a humiliating 48-10 home loss to No. 6 TCU, the Longhorns now have to fight just to avoid a losing season.

Huskies beat Spartans 78-56 in Wooden opener

- Associated Press

Donaven Dorsey scored 17 points and Robert Upshaw tied his own school record with seven blocked shots, powering Washington to a 78-56 rout of San Jose State on Thursday night in the opening round of the Wooden Legacy tournament.

LSU quarterback Anthony Jennings (10) celebrates after throwing a touchdown pass during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against Texas A&M Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, in College Station, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Fournette leads LSU over Texas A&M, 23-17

- Associated Press

When Leonard Fournette barreled over a Texas A&M defender and scored in the second quarter, the Aggies had to know it was going to be a long night.

Top 25 Capsules

- Associated Press

Sam Dekker scored 17 points, Nigel Hayes' acrobatic tip-in with 20 seconds left capped his 15-point day, and No. 2 Wisconsin needed to rally in the second half to beat Georgetown 68-65 on Thursday in the Battle 4 Atlantis semifinals.

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.

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.