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Breezing past the records

By Janvi Raichura | Jan. 4, 2012, 9:23 a.m. | In Sports Blog »

New Orleans Saints (13-3) quarterback Drew Brees has rewritten the record books three times in a single season, surpassing many records held by present (and future) Hall of Famers.

Occupy the court

By Mimi Verdonk | Dec. 4, 2011, 11:07 a.m. | In Sports Blog »

John Wall will dance again, Glen Davis will cry again and LeBron James will once again be on a quest for his long awaited championship ring. So what exactly has changed?

A fumble for Penn State

By Rachel Auerbach | Nov. 19, 2011, 4:54 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

It all looked very promising for Penn State, but the university was startled to discover that one of Paterno's assistant coaches, Jerry Sandusky, was accused of having inappropriate relations with young boys through the charity he founded to provide at-risk youth with football opportunities.

No Brains Association

By Langston Taylor | Nov. 2, 2011, 7:57 a.m. | In Sports Blog »

NBA Commissioner David Stern announced that and agreement was not made and that another two weeks of the upcoming season would be cancelled.

Eyes on the prize

By Brittany Cheng | Oct. 20, 2011, 9:47 a.m. | In Sports Blog »

The Caps's game play hasn't been in tip-top shape, but if they can remain undefeated—even when they're not playing at their best— they are a team to be reckoned with.

Beltway baseball

By Jacob Buchholz | Sept. 27, 2011, 10 a.m. | In Sports Blog »

As playoffs near, the 2011 Major League Baseball (MLB) season is wrapping up and once again neither the Nationals nor the Orioles will be playing October baseball. This time, however, there is hope for the future on at least one side of the beltway.

No pressure

By Langston Taylor | Sept. 14, 2011, 2:58 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

Nobody in the Nationals' short history in the nation's capital has excited the fans and given as much hope for the team as 23-year-old pitching phenom Stephen Strasburg.

Skinned by the 'Skins

By Brittany Cheng | Aug. 17, 2011, 12:35 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

Coming off of a mediocre 6-10 season and dealing with so many uncertainties regarding the starting roster, especially in the offensive line, the game got DMV fans back into the football spirit. But even after the win, the team will still have a tough road to the playoffs.

Feminizing the field

By Mimi Verdonk | July 22, 2011, 8:07 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

More than six years after Mia Hamm retired, it seems that Women's soccer is finally making a comeback.

Going global

By Langston Taylor | July 3, 2011, 12:19 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

Times have changed since 1999 when Dirk Nowitzki was the only foreign basketball player drafted in the top fifteen to have not played for a team in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

Unnoticed and unexplained

By Jacob Buchholz | June 14, 2011, 6:50 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

For some reason, college baseball's 2010 NCAA championship had slightly over one million viewers, which can only serve as an indicator for the upcoming 2011 College World Series.

Taking a timeout

By Myla Sapp | May 31, 2011, 12:01 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

After months of scrutiny and an ongoing investigation over the Buckeye football squad scandal, Jim Tressel's resignation brings an end to a great coaching legacy. It was the best way for Tressel to save face before things truly hit the fan.

A changing of the guard

By Eli Schwadron | May 18, 2011, 9:24 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

Prior to the 2011 NBA season, people might not have predicted an Eastern and Western conference finals consisting of Heat-Bulls and Thunder-Mavericks, respectively. But the fact that different franchises are emerging is a great thing for the league and it provides high entertainment value for fans.

Foul play

By Myla Sapp | April 25, 2011, 5:26 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

But on the night of the final Lakers home game before the 2011 NBA playoffs, the 32-year-old basketball superstar was involved in a predicament that he will certainly not want to be remembered for.

It's a mad, mad March

By Blake Morgan-Gamber | March 25, 2011, 4:25 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

Just as the weather has been completely unpredictable, so have the outcomes of games during this year's NCAA Men's Basketball tournament.

Overworked or overpaid?

By Melissa Haniff | March 17, 2011, 8:48 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

Let's be honest – most people didn't think it would go this far and were hoping for a quick fix so there would be a guaranteed football season this coming September.

Snyder's snit

By Sarah Harper | Feb. 22, 2011, 1:40 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

Superbowl Sunday is behind us, but Dan Snyder isn't ready to let go of the game. Snyder, who is the current owner of the Redskins, filed a libel lawsuit against the Washington City Paper in early February.

The apathy bowl

By Marjorie Fuchs | Jan. 24, 2011, 11:50 a.m. | In Sports Blog »

Most of the nation is on the Titanic about to hit the sports craze season iceberg and fall into the sea of Superbowl excitement. But there are those of us, however few, who seemed to have missed the boat. We are the spectators in an otherwise sports crazy world, and that's just fine.

Somewhere new

By Myla Sapp | Jan. 17, 2011, 2:17 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

With the future of his career currently up in the air, Anthony should be given the opportunity to return to his home state of New York to play for the Knicks.

The right winner

By Melissa Haniff | Dec. 16, 2010, 8:14 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

Whether Cam had knowledge of the scheme or not cannot be proven, but one thing is for certain - he deserved the Heisman.

Sometimes it's not fine

By Molly Nicholson | Dec. 4, 2010, 10:56 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

This was the second time these two players have clashed with each other, and the NFL should have given much harsher consequences.

Never too quick for Vick

By Molly Nicholson | Nov. 19, 2010, 8:26 a.m. | In Sports Blog »

Not many would have expected Michael Vick to come out of his dog-dueling slump to kick the Washington Redskins all the way back to the locker room of Fed-Ex field.

A need for a referee

By Melodi Anahtar | Nov. 9, 2010, 7:47 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

Just a few months ago, the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup was all that anybody could talk about. The spirit of unity that came with the tournament was fleeting; the minute the World Cup ended, the competition to become the next host country started heating up.

Game on... and on and on

By Alison Kronstadt | Nov. 3, 2010, 11:22 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

This year, the World Series spilled over into November, an event that is not startling on its own but is emblematic of a greater problem in sports.

No thrill in Gil

By Eli Schwadron | Oct. 11, 2010, 7:41 a.m. | In Sports Blog »

Gilbert Arenas used to be the face of the Wizards, a happy-go-lucky young superstar who drained game-winning threes and was truly loved by fans across the nation.

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