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  • Dodgers sign South Korea pitcher Ryu to deal

    The Los Angeles Dodgers signed South Korean pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin to a $36 million, six-year deal on Sunday, bolstering their starting rotation for next year.


  • Redskins cornerback Richard Crawford returns a punt 64 yards in overtime, setting up Kai Forbath's winning field goal. (Preston Keres/Special to The Washington Times)

    Redskins' Richard Crawford a spark in return game

    To Richard Crawford, it was so simple. Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan told him Friday he'd be replacing Brandon Banks on punt returns, so he got his mind right and prepared.


  • Washington Redskins defensive back Jordan Pugh (32) sacks Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) in the second half at FedEx Field in Landover Md., on Sunday, December 9, 2012. Washington Redskins won 31 to 28. (Craig Bisacre/The Washington Times)

    SNYDER: Ravens, Joe Flacco can't seal the deal

    Losing back-to-back games — on the final play of regulation last week and in overtime on Sunday — is no way to begin your stretch run. It's also no way to bolster your argument for consideration as an elite quarterback.


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Redskins kicker Kai Forbath (2) celebrates with holder Sav Rocca after converting the winning 34-yard field goal in overtime against the Ravens on Sunday.

    Redskins' Kai Forbath cool under pressure

    Kai Forbath had nerves, "just a little more than normal." A few teammates did, too. The game and the Washington Redskins' playoff hopes were on the line as the rookie kicker — who was perfect in his NFL career — stepped onto the field in overtime.


  • Schwartzel wins by 11 shots in Thailand

    Charl Schwartzel shot a 7-under 65 for the third time at the Thailand Golf Championship, wrapping up a dominating victory by 11 shots.


  • New York Giants running back David Wilson (22) returns a kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown against the New Orleans Saints during the first quarter of their NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2012, in East Rutherford, N.J. Giants' Spencer Paysinger (52), Jerrel Jernigan (12) and Adrian Tracy (98) follow the play. The Giants won 52-27. (AP Photo/The Record of Bergen County, Chris Pedota) ONLINE OUT; MAGS OUT; TV OUT; INTERNET OUT;  NO ARCHIVING; MANDATORY CREDIT

    Giants steamroll Saints 52-27, maintain NFC East lead

    Rookie David Wilson was given a simple piece of advice by special teams coach Tom Quinn before the New York Giants' game against the New Orleans Saints: "Run fast."


  • Column: Van Persie makes millions seem cheap

    Actor Tom Cruise was in the crowd, but Robin van Persie was the top gun. He supplied the Hollywood ending on a day of thunder for English soccer because it suggested the Premier League title will move across Manchester again at the end of the season, but this time from City back to United.


  • Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent runs onto the field from the team's tunnel after being introduced before an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles in Arlington, Texas, on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

    Cowboys player's attorney: $500,000 bond is excessive

    Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Josh Brent remained in custody Sunday on $500,000 bond, one day after being charged with intoxication manslaughter after what police said was a drunken-driving accident that killed close friend and teammate Jerry Brown.


  • Dallas Cowboys kicker Dan Bailey (5) reacts after making a 40-yard field goal in the final seconds of the fourth quarter of their NFL football game to give them a 20-19 win over the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, in Cincinnati. Holder Brian Moorman (2) watches. (AP Photo/Michael Keating)

    Distracted by death, Cowboys rally to win

    Numb. Grieving. Distracted. The Cowboys were all those things on Sunday, dealing with the death of one teammate and the tribulations of another.


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