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  • Instant analysis: Wizards 98, Magic 80

    The Wizards had their most dominant performance of the season, led by Trevor Ariza's 24 points and John Wall's 13 assists, and now have a 9-9 record to mark the first time since 2009 they've been at least .500.


  • MWR hires Jeff Burton as test driver for 2014

    Michael Waltrip Racing has hired Jeff Burton as a test driver, with the possibility of running a partial Sprint Cup schedule in 2014.


  • New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck, left, tackles Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    RG3 starts fast, but Redskins' offense fades in loss

    There is little left for Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III to say now. The playoffs long ago fell out of reach for his team. There is nothing left to play for now besides pride and teammates. Not even Griffin's best first half of the season, a 16-for-17 passing performance where almost everything he threw was on target, could take away the sting of yet another loss, this time 24-17 to the New York Giants.


  • New York Giants guard David Diehl (66) celebrates with tight end Brandon Myers (83) after Myers' touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    Loss to Giants eliminates Redskins from playoff contention

    The worst part, Barry Cofield said, is that the Washington Redskins have to show up at on Monday morning and pretend everything is all right. A 24-17 loss to the New York Giants at FedEx Field on Sunday night left the Redskins with a reality they had been staring down for several weeks: They are no longer eligible for the postseason, left home again in January, and for the next four weeks they will wind down a season without aim or answer.


  • Chris Canty says RG3 'is not healthy'

    Chris Canty joined a growing chorus of NFL players saying that Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is clearly not healthy and should not be playing.


  • Nats acquire Fister in 4-player trade with Tigers

    The Nationals made a bold trade to boost their rotation, acquiring Doug Fister from Detroit for Steve Lombardozzi, Ian Krol and Robbie Ray.


  • Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10), left, talks with Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon (88) and Washington Redskins wide receiver Josh Morgan (15) on the sideline late in the fourth quarter as the Washington Redskins go on to lose to the San Francisco 49ers 27-6 in Monday Night Football at FedExField, Landover, Md., Tuesday, November 26, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    FENNO: After another loss, Redskins a franchise in free-fall

    A deep voice carried through the locker room's gloom. "It hurts. It sucks," Brian Orakpo said. "What else can I say?" Used training tape, bits of turf and an orphaned white sock decorated the faded gold carpet under his feet. Late Sunday night, the locker room at FedEx Field emptied as fast as Redskins could shower and dress after the 24-17 loss to the Giants.


  • Steelers RB Bell feels "lucky" after big hit

    Le'Veon Bell knows it could have been worse.


  • Steelers see "no intent" in Tomlin's wayward walk

    The NFL is still deciding how to discipline Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin for his not-so-fancy footwork. New video, though, shows Tomlin inching closer to the field before Baltimore kickoff returner Jacoby Jones nearly collided with him in last Thursday's 22-20 win by the Ravens.


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