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  • New PSU coach O'Brien reading harsh Freeh report

    Penn State coach Bill O'Brien says he's reading former FBI director Louis Freeh's report on the school's handling of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal to identify any changes that need to be made in the football program.

  • Switzerland's Martina Hingis, of New York Sportimes, smiles during a news conference before a World TeamTennis match against the Washington Kastles, Wednesday, July 20, 2011, in New York. (AP Photo/Daniel P. Derella)

    Martina Hingis visits D.C. with Sportimes

    Martina Hingis and the New York Sportimes visit the Washington Kastles on Thursday night at Kastles Stadium with hopes of ending their 18-match undefeated streak. But before she took the court, she addressed several topics in a press conference.

  • Jayson Werth has played in 27 games this season for the Nationals. (Associated Press)

    SNYDER: Jayson Werth wild card in Nats' quest to make playoffs

    The season's first half was a blast from the beginning, when the Washington Nationals peeled off to a 14-4 start. They have been playing with house money ever since — no pressure to win, nothing to lose — enjoying their emergence as one of baseball's best and most popular teams.

  • Dwayne De Rosario has just five goals in 18 games for D.C. United, but his 10 assists lead MLS. (Preston Keres/Special to The Washington Times)

    D.C. United's Dwayne De Rosario does what's needed, where it's needed

    If there was a caveat to Dwayne De Rosario's historically prolific half-season with D.C. United last year, it was that he set the bar impossibly high.

  • Hamlin says back will be fine at New Hampshire

    Denny Hamlin said Thursday his back is feeling fine and he doesn't expect any issues this weekend at New Hampshire.

  • A list of the worst scandals in college sports

    Years of child sex abuse at Penn State by longtime assistant Jerry Sandusky may represent the worst scandal in the history of college sports. While it's hard to compare Sandusky's crimes, and the institutional problems described in the Louis Freeh report released Thursday, to other cases involving unacceptable benefits or point-shaving, this is a list of some of the scandals that drew massive attention prior to Penn State.

  • Blake Griffin's status for the Olympics is in doubt after he injured his knee in training camp Thursday. (Associated Press)

    Blake Griffin injures knee in Olympic camp, will miss exhibition

    Blake Griffin aggravated a left knee injury during U.S. Olympic team training camp and has returned to Los Angeles for evaluation.

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Shelvin Mack, taken 34th overall by the Wizards in 2011, averaged 3.6 points and 2.0 assists in his lockout-shortened rookie season.

    Extra time on court aids Shelvin Mack's progress

    After a rookie year with essentially no offseason to get adjusted to the professional game, Shelvin Mack is entering his second season with the Washington Wizards. He played in 64 of the 66 games last season, but now he is getting feedback from his coaches that was absent during 2011's NBA lockout.

  • Michael Jordan (center), Scottie Pippen (left) and Clyde Drexler were part of a U.S. basketball team that obliterated the competition in the 1992 Olympics. (Associated Press)

    Kobe's flip remark start of a big flap

    The Olympic men's basketball team is making its way to Washington, bringing with it an Olympic-sized, who's-better spat between superstars present and past.

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