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Are the Wizards Ready to Run with the Bulls?
Originally published April 20, 2014

The Washington Wizards enter their first playoff matchup since 2007 at just the right time.more More Arrow

Pro Headlines

In this Jan. 29, 2004 file photo, former boxer, Rubin,
- TORONTO (AP) — Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, died Sunday. He was 76.more More Arrow

Boston Red Sox's Brock Holt (26) applies a late tag as Baltimore Orioles' Adam Jones (10) steals third base in the sixth inning of a baseball game in Boston, Saturday, April 19, 2014. Photo/Michael Dwyer
- The Baltimore Orioles sit at 8-8 overall after collecting three wins and just one loss from their AL East rivals this week. Baltimore beat the Tampa Rays twice to start the week, before splitting two games with the Boston Red Sox.more More Arrow

Washington Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond (20) scores as St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Michael Wacha cannot handle the throw from catcher Yadier Molina after the past ball during the seventh inning of a baseball game at Nationals Park, Friday, April 18, 2014, in Washington. Nationals' Danny Espinosa also scored. The Nationals won 3-1.
- The Washington Nationals stood at 10-8 this season after defeating the Miami Marlins in two of three games, but then losing two of three to the St. Louis Cardinals.more More Arrow

This Aug. 22, 1948, file photo shows Brooklyn Dodgers' Jackie Robinson, right, stealing home plate as Boston Braves' catcher Bill Salkeld is thrown off-balance on the throw to the plate during the fifth inning at Ebbets Field in New York. Baseball holds tributes across the country on Jackie Robinson Day, Tuesday, April 15, 2014, the 67th anniversary marking the end of the game's racial barrier.
- The life and legacy of one of baseball’s most iconic figures was remembered on April 15 for the 10th consecutive year.more More Arrow

Manny Pacquiao, left, of the Philippines, drives Timothy Bradley into the ropes in their WBO welterweight title boxing bout Saturday, April 12, 2014, in Las Vegas. Pacquiao won by unanimous decision.
- Manny Pacquiao finally achieved sweet revenge for the controversial match that ended his dominance in the boxing world. The Filipino boxer went the distance to beat U.S. boxer Tim Bradley in 12 rounds April 13 for a unanimous decision for the WBO welterweight title.more More Arrow

Washington Nationals left fielder Nate McLouth (15) makes on Atlanta Braves' Freddie Freeman in the fourth inning of their baseball game Saturday, April 12, 2014, in Atlanta. Photo/Jason Getz
- This past week went a lot like opening week for the Washington Nationals as they started off with a series sweep over the Miami Marlins.more More Arrow

Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Maicer Izturis, left, tries but can't tag out Baltimore Orioles' Chris Davis in time as he steals second base in the first inning of a baseball game, Saturday, April 12, 2014, in Baltimore.
- After losing both of its first two series, the Baltimore Orioles finally earned its first series win of the 2014 season by beating the New York Yankees, two games to one.more More Arrow
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College Headlines

Connecticut center Stefanie Dolson (31) and team members celebrate with the championship trophy after the second half of the championship game against Notre Dame in the Final Four of the NCAA women's college basketball tournament, Tuesday, April 8, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. Connecticut won 79-58.
- No one makes greatness look more pure and easy than the University of Connecticut Huskies women’s basketball program. They made that more evident after easily blowing out No. 1 Notre Dame, 79-58, for the 2014 NCAA championship on April 8 in Nashville, Tenn.more More Arrow

Morgan State Bears Head Coach Lee Hull.
- Morgan State Bears Head Coach Lee Hull has named six assistants to his initial coaching staff. Four of the six are former head coaches at either the college or high school level.more More Arrow

Connecticut center Amida Brimah (35) shoots over Kentucky center Dakari Johnson during the first half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game Monday, April 7, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. Photo/Chris Steppig, pool
- "I told you! I told you!" Those were the words yelled by Connecticut Huskies senior guard Shabazz Napier as he ran around the court as the last seconds ticked off of the clock and the final score read, 60-54, UConn over Kentucky, for the 2014 National Men's Basketball title.more More Arrow

Notre Dame guard Jewell Loyd (32) drives into Maryland center Brionna Jones (42) during the first half of the championship game in the Final Four of the NCAA women's college basketball tournament, Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn.
- (Updated 4/6/2014) -- NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) —Kayla McBride wouldn't let Notre Dame's pursuit of a perfect season end.more More Arrow

Florida forward Will Yeguete (15) and Connecticut forward Phillip Nolan (0) go after the ball during the first half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. Photo/Chris Steppig, Pool
- (Updated 4/6/2014) Junior forward DeAndre Daniels scored a doubled-double of 20 points and 10 rebounds to help push the No. 7 seed Connecticut Huskies past the No. 1 seed Florida Gators, 63-53, in a Final Four game on April 5 in Dallas.more More Arrow

Kentucky guard Andrew Harrison (5) drives to the basket past Wisconsin forward Sam Dekker, right, during the first half of an NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. Photo/Chris Steppig, pool
- It was déjà vu all over again for Kentucky freshman guard Aaron Harrison, who lifted the No. 8 seed Wildcats over No. 2 seed Wisconsin, 74-73, in a Final Four game on April 4 in Dallas.more More Arrow

Denver Broncos running back Montee Ball smiles during the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game between Wisconsin and Kentucky Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. Photo/Mark Long
- ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Of all the celebrities and athletes in attendance at the Final Four, Denver Broncos running back Montee Ball had to have the most unique outfit.more More Arrow
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High School Headlines

Roosevelt Rough Riders.
- When the Roosevelt Rough Riders stepped onto the Verizon Center court, they weren’t intimidated by the bright lights or the packed crowd. They wanted to win, and they wanted to do it on their terms. The Maret Frogs are known for their very structured style of play, but Roosevelt thrives on fast breaks, and they weren’t about to be slowed down.more More Arrow

Roosevelt—Boys Champs.
- Junior forward Deion Haynes came off the bench for 16 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists in the Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider’s landslide victory over H.D. Woodson, 77-50, in the District of Columbia Interscholastic Athletic Association (DCIAA) championship game on Feb. 25.more More Arrow

Bell’s History-Making Girls Basketball Team.
- With ten seconds left in overtime, Antanayne Tucker did not expect to be under the basket with the ball in her hands. But there she was, and Bell’s freshman forward delivered under pressure.more More Arrow

- Roosevelt Roughriders junior forward Deion Haynes scored 21 points with 13 rebounds off the bench to lead his team to a 96-84 victory over the Coolidge Colts in a District of Columbia Interscholastic Athletic Association(DCIAA) semifinal playoff game on Feb. 22 in Washington, D.Cmore More Arrow

- With just under three minutes to go in Coolidge’s first round matchup with Anacostia, senior forward Doug Farley scored back-to-back layups to give the Coolidge Colts a critical three-point lead.more More Arrow

- H.D. Woodson senior guard Devin Smith waited two years for the moment. The transfer student from Roosevelt High School was more than eager to face his old team, and it was his buzzer-beating shot that allowed the Woodson Warriors to defeat the Roosevelt Roughriders, 54-53, in a thrilling match in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 4.more More Arrow

Woodrow Wilson Tigers Basketball.
- The Wilson Tigers used their size and power to defeat the Cardozo Clerks, 56-43, on Feb. 7 in Washington D.C. more More Arrow
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- New NBA commissioner Adam Silver is on a warpath. As the newly appointed face of the NBA, Silver needs to make his mark somewhere—and if that involves changing the current NBA age restriction which requires players entering the league to be 19 years old, then he’s all for it.more More Arrow

- It didn't take long for UConn coach Kevin Ollie to make a big splash at his former stomping grounds. The former Huskie coached his team to a title just two years after being named the men's head basketball coach at the University of Connecticut.more More Arrow

- After an abrupt exile from the Philadelphia Eagles, diminutive but explosive receiver DeSean Jackson is looking for a new home. Released last week due to multiple issues the Eagles' brass apparently held secret about Jackson, the Eagles cut the three-time Pro Bowler after signing him to a five-year, $51 million-dollar deal in 2012.more More Arrow

- In search of some serviceable competition for current starting quarterback Geno Smith, the New York Jets recently acquired Michael Vick. After a rocky first year, Smith showed hints of impressive play last season in between stints on the bench.more More Arrow

- The New York Knicks have been struggling all season, in desperate need of a life preserver. They got one over the weekend when former Los Angeles Lakers and Chicago Bulls coach Phil Jackson signed on to become the president of the ball club.more More Arrow

- It doesn’t take much to get rumors rolling in sports. A whisper here or a rumor there could start a landslide of propaganda and intrigue in which the thought sometimes has more substance than the actual truth.more More Arrow

- It's been a combination of the worst for the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Football League (NFL) over the past few weeks.more More Arrow