Exactly one month from Monday, the Nationals will hold their first full-squad spring training workout in Viera, Florida, beginning a seven-month journey that they hope will lead to another playoff appearance.
Nadal’s lack of match fitness from nearly six months of injuries and illness finally caught up with the 14-time major champion in his quarterfinal match against Tomas Berdych. He was never much of a factor and lost 6-2, 6-0, 7-6 (5).
Calling the Wizards’ progress “baby steps” isn’t quite accurate, not when they sport the Eastern Conference’s second-best record and are tied with Dallas for seventh-best in the NBA.
Schilling has played in two games with the Capitals — one in 2012-13, one last season — and will serve as the seventh defenseman for the time being.
Morris, who served the past three seasons as the Redskins’ defensive backs coach, will join the Falcons as a co-defensive coordinator.
A defense attorney for a former Vanderbilt football player accused of rape says his client took “deplorable” photos of the assault but did not take part in it.
Only four teams in the league make fewer 3-pointers per game. Part of it is system, part of it is personnel. The main issue is that lack of 3-point shooting is the largest deficiency for an otherwise potent Wizards team.
Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong, who was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles for doping, said that if he could go back in time to his 1995 heyday of racing, he’d “probably do it again,” he said.
The Hoyas moved back into the rankings Monday, checking in at No. 21 in the latest Associated Press poll and No. 22 in USA Today’s coaches’ poll. Two days after that previous appearance in late December, they were crushed by Xavier, 70-53, and immediately dropped out.
A 68-66 defeat Monday night created a four-way tie for third place in the conference, in addition to the four-way tie for seventh that already existed. “This is league play,” coach Mike Brennan said. “All the games are going to be two-point games.”
Kraft demanded an apology from the league once the Patriots are found to be not guilty of breaking any rules regarding using under-inflated footballs in the AFC championship game.
Since Shaka Smart arrived at VCU in 2009, the basketball program has become synonymous with “havoc,” a term used to describe Smart’s aggressive, full-court pressure defense.