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  • Oregon QB Marcus Mariota Wins Heisman Trophy

    NEW YORK (AP) — Marcus Mariota wrote it all down, every word of his Heisman Trophy acceptance speech. It was a good thing, too, because getting through it might have been tougher than sprinting away from linebacker or tossing a long touchdown pass for the Oregon Ducks. The understated star ...

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  • Odell Beckham Jr. Leads NY Giants over Washington

    Rookie wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. racked up 12 catches for 143 yards and three touchdowns in the New York Giants’ 24-13 win over Washington’s NFL team on Nov. 14 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Robert Griffin III replaced Colt McCoy as Washington’s quarterback ...

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  • Wizards Rebound for Three-Game Winning Streak

    The confidence of the Washington Wizards has never been higher and the talent has never been better. The new-look Wizards (16-6) are enjoying a franchise-best start this season thanks to a roster boasting a pair of young stud guards surrounded by high-IQ veterans. That combination has produced ...

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  • Coppin State Falls to 1-8 Record after Loss to Hofstra

    The Coppin State University Eagles are mired in a four-game losing slump, with their most recent loss coming in a 105-64 blowout to Hofstra on Dec. 10 at the Physical Education Complex at Coppin State in Baltimore. The loss dropped Coppin to 1-8 this season; they also lost to Towson on Dec. 3, ...

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  • Howard Loses Second Straight, Falls to Richmond

    Sophomore guard James Daniels scored a game-high 18 points, but the Howard Bison fell to the Richmond Spiders, 54-41, on Dec. 13 at Robins Center in Richmond, Va. The loss marked the second straight defeat for Howard as they fell to 5-6 overall this season. They also lost to N.C. Central, ...

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  • Jamaican Woman Gains Historic Swimming Title

    Not even Alia Atkinson could believe the feat she had accomplished. Mouth agape in surprise, she stared at the scoreboard that acknowledged her historic victory in the 100m breaststroke at the world short course swimming championships. The 25-year-old Jamaican went into the race as the second ...

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  • Magic Johnson Glad Athletes Using ‘Their Voice’

    NEW YORK (AP) — Magic Johnson praised recent activism by professional athletes on Tuesday and called for more conversation among government, law enforcement and Black leaders. The basketball Hall of Famer made his remarks a day after Cleveland star LeBron James and other players wore “I ...

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  • Panthers’ Newton Suffers Back Fractures in Crash

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers quarterback Cam Newton suffered fractures to his lower back in a two-car crash Tuesday and will spend the night in the hospital, a team spokesman said Tuesday. Newton was in fair condition, had no other internal injuries and would not need surgery, team spokesman ...

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  • Wizards Wreak Havoc on Way to 4-0 Win Streak

    The Washington Wizards have the look of a contending team that’s hitting their stride. At least that’s the impression they gave in a dominant week where they capped a four-game home stand on Dec. 5 with their fourth consecutive win and carved out a comfortable spot behind the Toronto Raptors as ...

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  • St. Louis Defense Shuts Out Washington At Home

    The St. Louis Rams had seven sacks in their shutout of Washington’s NFL team, 24-0, at FedEx Field on Dec. 7. It was the first time Washington (3-10) has been shut out since 2011. Washington quarterback Colt McCoy was 20-of-32 for 199 yards and two interceptions. Both teams were scoreless in ...

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  • Panthers’ Cam Newton Taken to Hospital after Crash

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has been taken to a hospital after being involved in an auto accident in Charlotte. Television footage shows Newton on a stretcher being placed in an ambulance Tuesday. The accident happened one block from the Panthers stadium. It’s ...

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