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Washington Redskins cornerback Quinton Dunbar, center, is mobbed by his teammates cornerback Will Blackmon (41) and free safety Dashon Goldson (38) after he intercepted a pass in the end zone intended for New York Giants wide receiver Rueben Randle during the second half of an NFL football game in Landover, Md., Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Patchwork Redskins defense clamps down

- The Washington Times

After being gouged for 380 yards in Week 4 by the no-name Cleveland Browns, the Redskins defense has clamped down, holding rookie phenom Carson Wentz and the Eagles to a couple of field goals Sunday and making Joe Flacco the week before look so inept the Baltimore Ravens fired their offensive coordinator.

New York Giants kicker Josh Brown speaks with reporters at NFL football training camp, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, in East Rutherford, N.J. Brown has confirmed that an arrest on a domestic violence charge in May 2015 led to his one-game suspension by the NFL for violating the league's personal conduct policy. (AP Photo/Tom Canavan) **FILE**

NFL to reopen Josh Brown investigation after abuse docs emerge

- Associated Press

The NFL is going to re-open its investigation of New York Giants placekicker Josh Brown and the team has pulled him from its next game after police released journal entries and emails in which he admitted that he verbally and physically abused his former wife.

Los Angeles Sparks' Candace Parker, right, attempts to shoot over Minnesota Lynx's Rebekkah Brunson in the first quarter during Game 5 of the WNBA basketball finals Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Los Angeles Sparks win WNBA title, beat Minnesota Lynx

- Associated Press

Nneka Ogwumike’s short jumper with 3.1 seconds left gave the Los Angeles Sparks a 77-76 victory over the defending champion Minnesota Lynx for their first title in 14 years in the deciding game of the WNBA Finals on Thursday night.

Anthony Rizzo of the Cubs is congratulated after hitting a home run during the fifth inning of Game 4 of the National League Championship Series against the Dodgers on Wednesday in Los Angeles. (Associated Press)

Cubs blast Dodgers to pull even in NLCS

- Associated Press

Anthony Rizzo homered and ended a postseason skid with three RBIs. The rest of the Chicago Cubs’ hitters broke out equally as big in routing the Los Angeles Dodgers 10-2 on Wednesday to even the NL Championship Series at 2-all.

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