The Homestead Grays were one of a number of teams that laid claim to Washington, and the popularity of that team, and the leagues’ stars in particular, led to great success in the city.
The Cavaliers appear to be the class of the conference, but the Celtics could provide an intriguing matchup down the stretch and the Raptors, Hawks, Pacers and Bulls could all be in the mix despite their problems.
Ovechkin scored all three goals in the second period for his 14th hat trick and first since Dec. 10, 2013 as the Capitals defeated the Wild, 4-2, on the road on Thursday night.
Wall had 15 points and 10 assists, but the Bucks held off a late rally that saw the Wizards close to within three points with slightly over a minute remaining in a 99-92 victory on Thursday.
Bryant, an 18-time all-star, will be making his last appearance with his retirement this weekend, adding to an atmosphere that is expected to offset frigid cold temperatures in Canada’s largest city.
Gordon retired and Stewart is out after breaking his back, and Joey Logano will try to become the first driver to win the Daytona 500 in consecutive seasons in more than 20 years on Feb. 21.
Culliver spent much of the week leading up to Super Bowl 50 in the San Francisco Bay Area, but returned to Florida on Sunday to continue his recovery from two torn ligaments in his right knee.
One argument is for players to improve their free throw shooting, but the strategy would still ruin a game’s flow and rhythm. That’s why the time has come to change the fouling rules.
Virginia struggled to control its opponents over the first 20 games of the season, but it has renewed its commitment to defensive play in victories over Louisville, Boston College, Pittsburgh and Virginia Tech.
George Washington lost seven of nine games around this time last season, sinking its chance at returning to the NCAA tournament. Coach Mike Lonergan said it’s up to him to keep players focused this year.
Newton’s apologists will only say that he will learn from the backlash after he sulked through his brief Super Bowl press conference on Sunday night, but so far, it seems he hasn’t.
Johansson, who missed four games because of an unspecified upper-body injury, returned to the ice and scored in the third period on Tuesday in the Capitals’ 5-3 victory over the Predators.
Wall finished with 28 points and 17 assists, making four free throws in the final 6.6 seconds, as the Wizards spoiled the Knicks’ first game under coach Kurt Rambis with a 111-108 victory.
Newton addressed his reaction to the Panthers’ loss to the Broncos while cleaning out his locker on Tuesday, arguing that walking out of his press conference after three minutes was the result of frustration.
No. 2 Maryland got 16 points from Sulaimon and cruised past Bowie State, 93-62, on Tuesday night for its school-record 27th consecutive home victory.
Spieth was followed for four hours during a practice round at Pebble Beach on Tuesday afternoon, with many of his fans asking him to sign autographs and pose for pictures before he teed off.
The Maple Leafs continued their rebuilding process by shipping out Phaneuf, their top defenseman who has five years remaining on his contract, and picking up four players and a draft pick.
Gill scored 16 points and Virginia held Virginia Tech to just 35.6 percent shooting in a 67-49 victory over their in-state rivals on Tuesday night.