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Ozuna hits grand slam, Braves beat Nats in Fried's return

WASHINGTON (AP) — Marcell Ozuna hit Atlanta's third grand slam in four games, Max Fried pitched five strong innings in his return from the injured list, and the Braves beat the Washington Nationals 5-...

Two-way star: Braves' Ynoa hits slam, slams door on Nats

WASHINGTON (AP) — Huascar Ynoa hit a grand slam and pitched seven stress-free innings in a dominant two-way performance, leading the Atlanta Braves to a 6-1 victory over the Washington Nationals on Tu...

Vocabulary, lightning round added to National Spelling Bee

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Scripps National Spelling Bee is undergoing a major overhaul to ensure it can identify a single champion, adding vocabulary questions and a lightning-round tiebreaker to this yea...

Curry finally goes cold, Beal rallies Wizards past Warriors

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stephen Curry had his first rough night in a month, and Bradley Beal rallied Washington in the fourth quarter for its season-best sixth straight victory, 118-114 over the Golden Stat...

Beal, Bertans lift Wizards past Thunder for 5th straight win

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bradley Beal scored 30 points, Davis Bertans was made six 3-pointers in his return from paternity leave, and the Washington Wizards beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 119-107 on Monday n...

Nonprofit leader takes over as National Spelling Bee chief

Breaking from a tradition of being led by former contestants, the Scripps National Spelling Bee has hired a nonprofit leader with no history in the competition as its executive director, signaling a n...

National Spelling Bee to return in mostly virtual format

The Scripps National Spelling Bee will return this year in a mostly virtual format, with the in-person competition limited to a dozen finalists who will gather on an ESPN campus at Walt Disney World i...

Beal outduels ex-teammate Wall, Wizards top Rockets 131-119

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bradley Beal scored 37 points in an entertaining duel with ex-teammate John Wall, and the Wizards beat the undermanned Houston Rockets 131-119 on Monday night in Wall's return to Was...

Randle, Knicks outmuscle Beal-less Wizards in 109-91 win

WASHINGTON (AP) — Julius Randle had 24 points and 18 rebounds, and the New York Knicks cruised to a 109-91 victory over the cold-shooting Washington Wizards on Friday night. Derrick ...

By the numbers: Federal lobbying by NCAA, Power Five in 2020

The Power Five conferences and the NCAA spent 2020 lobbying Congress toward legislation that would create a uniform standard for athletes earning money from their, name, image and likeness (NIL) while...

NCAA, Power Five play defense with Dems controlling Congress

The NCAA, the Power Five conferences and their $2 million platoon of lobbyists had a pretty good year on Capitol Hill in 2020. With Republicans controlling the Senate, the power brokers in college spo...

Longtime National Spelling Bee director steps down

The longtime executive director of the Scripps National Spelling Bee is stepping down. Scripps announced Paige Kimble's departure on Monday after 22 years in charge of the world's pr...

Power trio: Freeman, Swanson, Acuña rally Braves past Nats

WASHINGTON (AP) — Freddie Freeman homered twice, Dansby Swanson hit a go-ahead shot in the eighth inning and the Atlanta Braves rallied from a 5-0 deficit to beat the Washington Nationals 7-6 on Thurs...

Nationals recall 32-year-old rookie Yadiel Hernández

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Nationals have selected the contract of 32-year-old rookie Yadiel Hernández, who played professionally for five years in his native Cuba before signing with Washington in 2016. ...

Scherzer cools off Rays, Nats win 6-1 with makeshift lineup

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington ace Max Scherzer cooled off Tampa Bay with seven scoreless innings, and the Nationals used a makeshift lineup to beat the Rays 6-1 on Monday night. Kurt ...