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Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) walks off the field after an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Landover, Md., Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. The Buccaneers defeated the Redskins 27-7. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

What’s Next for RGIII?

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The instant reaction to quarterback Robert Griffin III being benched for the second time in two seasons by two different Washington Redskins coaches is that Griffin essentially is done in D.C., that his stunningly swift descent from rookie-year NFL star to third-season disappointment is complete, and now it’s time to begin contemplating what the team can recoup during the upcoming …

TV SportsWatch

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

•••Sports on TV••• COLLEGE FOOTBALL 7:30 p.m. LSU at Texas A&M, ESPN TCU at Texas, FS1 GOLF 8 p.m. PGA Tour of Australasia, Australian Open, second round, at Sydney, TGC MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL Noon Orlando Classic, first round, Santa Clara vs. Tennessee, at Orlando, Fla., ESPN2 1 p.m. Battle 4 Atlantis, semifinal, at Nassau, Bahamas, ESPN 2 p.m. Orlando Classic, first round, Kansas vs. Rhode Island, at Orlando, …

Legendary Goalie Receives an Invite

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

St. Louis — Martin Brodeur will practice starting Friday with the St. Louis Blues, who have lost goalie Brian Elliott indefinitely with a lower body injury. The 42-year-old Brodeur said earlier this month he’s been working out and hoped to land a job. The team announced the invitation on its website, and general manager Doug Armstrong said in a brief release that Brodeur …

James Condemns Riots, Calls for Peace

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

LeBron James spoke out Tuesday against the violence in Ferguson, Mo., condemning the protestors who rioted and burned buildings after a grand jury voted not to indict the officer who shot and killed Michael Brown. “What’s that really do?” James asked. “Just hurt more families, hurt more people …

Jets Soar Over Blue Jackets

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Columbus, Ohio — Evander Kane scored two power-play goals, as the Winnipeg Jets held on to beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-2 on Tuesday night. Bryan Little and Andrew Ladd both had a goal and an assist, and Blake Wheeler and Jacob Trouba added two assists apiece for …

Hawks Ride Bench To Victory

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Washington — Hawks reserves Mike Scott and Shelvin Mack led a fourth-quarter surge on a night when starters were struggling, and Atlanta held to beat the Washington Wizards 106-102 Tuesday. Scott and Mack scored Atlanta’s first 16 points of the final period, sparking a 22-5 run that built …

Lester Now Looms Large

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The stage for Jon Lester suddenly got bigger. According to two reports, the Boston Red Sox — who are competing for Lester with the Chicago Cubs and other teams — have agreed to terms with free agents Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez. Sandoval, a 28-year-old switch-hitting third baseman, …

Red Sox Go on a Holiday Shopping Spree

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Boston — The Boston Red Sox are hoping to spend their way out of the AL East cellar with two big free agent signings. The first team in major league history to go from worst to first and …

Patriots Typically Low-Key Over Quality Victories

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Foxborough, Mass. — The New England Patriots have piled up points and big victory margins against NFL division leaders. Now they’re preparing to face another one and leaving all those routs behind. “Nobody is happier than I am …

F1 Champ: I Can Go Faster

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates — British driver Lewis Hamilton vows to race even faster next year when he defends his Formula One title. Hamilton sealed his second F1 title in style on Sunday, winning the 11th race of his campaign at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to …

Chinese Are Learning to Love Boxing

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Macau — Bob Arum learned something about Chinese boxing fans earlier this year at his company’s first fight card in Shanghai, where the crowd yelled and cheered for the home country boxers all the way up until the …

Bend Backward Like Beckham

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Before most television cameras start rolling and fans enter the stadium, Odell Beckham Jr. practices making acrobatic, one-handed catches in pregame warmups. It paid off for the rookie receiver. Beckham’s spectacular, leaping, right-handed grab while falling backward and …

Bills Unleash a Scoring Avalanche on Jets

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Detroit — After a week of frightening weather and an abbreviated practice schedule, the Buffalo Bills played one of their best games of the season. Kyle Orton threw two touchdown passes, Robert Woods pulled off a slick one-handed catch and Scott Chandler added a snow-themed celebration as the …