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FILE - In this March 18, 2015, file photo, the NCAA logo is at center court as work continues at The Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, for the NCAA college basketball second and third round games. Bank records and other expense reports that are part of a federal probe into college basketball list a wide range of impermissible payments from agents to at least two dozen players or their relatives, according to documents obtained by Yahoo Sports. Yahoo said Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, that the documents obtained in discovery during the investigation link current players including Michigan State's Miles Bridges, Duke's Wendell Carter and Alabama's Collin Sexton to potential benefits that would be violations of NCAA rules. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File) **FILE**

Report: FBI probe docs list payments to top college basketball players

- Associated Press

New details of payments to players in a federal investigation that has lurked in the shadows since first rocking college basketball last fall mark the latest threat to the sport’s basic foundation, showing the breadth of alleged corruption.

Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov (86), of Russia, scores a goal against Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby (70) during the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, in Washington. The Lightning won 4-2. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) **FILE**

Braden Holtby’s funk has Capitals stuck in February slump

- The Washington Times

For most of the season, Holtby has been the stopping force while Washington adapted to new personnel. Time-and-time again, coach Barry Trotz and the Capitals have credited the former Vezina Trophy winner for preventing games from getting out of hand. Now, however, it might be up Holtby’s teammates to return the favor.

Washington Nationals infielder Matt Adams handles a grounder during spring training baseball practice Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, in West Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) **File**

Matt Adams relishes chance to help Nationals

Before they joined the Nationals this offseason, Matt Adams and new manager Davey Martinez were bitter rivals in the National League Central.

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, left, and Washington Wizards' Markieff Morris battle for the ball in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Wizards hold off LeBron James, new-look Cavaliers

- Associated Press

Bradley Beal scored 18 points, Kelly Oubre Jr. added 17 and tried to untie the sneakers of one of Cleveland’s new players, and the Washington Wizards withstood a late assault by LeBron James to beat the new-look Cavaliers 110-103 on Thursday night.

Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) and Florida Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad (5) skate into the corner after the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach)

Vincent Trocheck scores late winner, Panthers beat Capitals

- Associated Press

Vincent Trocheck scored the winning goal with 19.1 seconds left to lift the Florida Panthers over the Washington Capitals 3-2 on Thursday night, hours after victims of last week’s shooting at nearby Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were honored with a somber video tribute.

Houston Astros' Derek Fisher watches his solo home run off Texas Rangers relief pitcher Jeremy Jeffress during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, June 14, 2017, in Houston. Fisher's home run is his first hit in the majors. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

Tommy Milone takes mound for Nationals’ spring opener Friday

The Nationals will begin their spring training schedule on Friday at 1:05 p.m. in West Palm Beach against the Houston Astros, who share the Fitteam Ballpark of the Palm Beaches with Washington.

FILE - In this March 25, 2017, file photo, Maryland head coach Brenda Frese shouts instructions during the second half of a regional semifinal game against Oregon in the NCAA women's college basketball tournament, in Bridgeport, Conn. Seems as if the three-time Big Ten women's basketball champions aren't ready to hand over the crown. With a team that has very little depth or experience, Maryland again stands along atop the conference.(AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File) **FILE**

Maryland women drop third straight after losing to Michigan

Associated Press

Katelynn Flaherty and Akienreh Johnson drained big 3-pointers late, Nicole Munger scored five of her 15 points in the last 28.1 seconds and Michigan held off No. 13 Maryland 71-65 Thursday night to close out the regular season with its first defeat of the Terrapins.

Washington Nationals pitchers, including Tim Collins (55) and Matt Grace (33) throw in the bullpen during spring training baseball practice Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, in West Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) **File**

Nationals’ lefties compete for roster spots

Several left-handers in camp with the Washington Nationals have some interesting stories. The competition will begin earnest when Washington begins spring training play Friday against the Houston Astros, the defending world champions.

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Driver Loic Costerg, Vincent Castell, Dorian Hauterville and Vincent Ricard of France take a curve in the second heat of the four-man bobsled competition at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

What to watch from Pyeongchang on Day 15 of the Olympics

- Associated Press

After more than two weeks of thrills, spills, speed and drama, we have reached the last full day of competition at the Pyeongchang Olympics. Here are the can't-miss events on Saturday. (All times Eastern.)

Samford beats VMI 89-82

Associated Press

Eric Adams had 13 points and 12 rebounds Friday night and Samford held on for an 89-82 win over VMI.

Top 25 Capsules

Associated Press

Sabrina Ionescu scored 16 points and No. 8 Oregon moved a step closer to its first Pac-12 title in 18 years, beating Arizona State 57-44 Friday night to end a 15-game losing streak in Tempe.

Columbia holds off Brown 89-82

Associated Press

Mike Smith scored 24 points, Gabe Stefanini added 19 and Columbia held off Brown for an 89-82 win on Friday night.

Carolina Hurricanes' Brock McGinn (23) and Pittsburgh Penguins' Justin Schultz (4) chase the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Penguins rout Hurricanes 6-1 for 6th straight victory

- Associated Press

Phil Kessel and Evgeni Malkin each had two goals and an assist and the Pittsburgh Penguins routed the Carolina Hurricanes 6-1 on Friday night for their season-best sixth straight victory.

Wofford beats East Tennessee State 75-71

Associated Press

Cameron Jackson had 18 points and seven rebounds on Friday night and Wofford knocked off conference-leading East Tennessee State 75-71.

With New York Rangers defenseman Neal Pionk (44) looking on, Minnesota Wild right wing Mikael Granlund (64) looks to pass during the first period of an NHL hockey game in New York, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Granlund, Staal each scored twice, Wild beat Rangers 4-1

- Associated Press

The Minnesota Wild have been thriving lately on the road to keep pace in the Central Division. After smothering the Rangers 4-1, they completed a three-game sweep in the New York area.