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Ovechkin on COVID list, Caps fined $100K; Canes games off

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin and three other Washington Capitals players were added to the NHL's COVID-19 list Wednesday and the team was fined $100,000 by the league for violating coronavirus prot...

AP source: Jon Lester, Nats agree to deal, pending physical

WASHINGTON (AP) — Left-hander Jon Lester and the Washington Nationals have an agreement in principle in place for a one-year contract, pending the successful completion of a physical exam, a person wi...

Juan Soto, Trea Turner, Soto, Josh Bell, Nats agree for 2021

WASHINGTON (AP) — NL batting champion Juan Soto, shortstop Trea Turner and first baseman Josh Bell agreed to 2021 contracts for substantial raises with the Washington Nationals on Friday, leaving the ...

Heinicke impresses, but Washington comes up short vs. Bucs

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Undrafted, unheralded Taylor Heinicke took on big, bad Tom Brady — who had no idea who the QB out of Old Dominion was when they briefly were teammates a few years ago — and, while...

AP source: Schwarber, Nationals agree to 1-year, $10M deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Slugging outfielder Kyle Schwarber has agreed in principle to a one-year, $10 million contract with the Washington Nationals, according to a person familiar with the deal. ...

David-Goliath: Rivera eyes 2nd W with sub-.500 playoff team

Ron Rivera loves a good catch phrase and is fond of using visual presentations to convey messages to his players. So linebacker Thomas Davis figured that, sooner or later, the man wh...

Brady vs. Young showdown highlights Buccaneers at Washington

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Running off the field after Washington clinched a spot in the playoffs, Chase Young couldn't contain his excitement about who's up next. “Tom Brady!” Young yelle...

Washington in playoffs after tumultuous, whirlwind months

One name change years in the making, two months of cancer treatments for the beloved new coach, three starting quarterbacks, four combined wins over rivals Dallas and Philadelphia, five months and cou...

TENNIS '21: COVID questions key; Djokovic, Nadal eye records

When the 2020 men’s tennis season ended at the ATP Finals, Rafael Nadal captured a common sentiment that still holds true as the 2021 tennis season is set to begin this week. “The wo...

The name game: A few athletes primed for breakouts in '21

For some, the sky's the limit, which also just happens to be the title of the book written by 12-year-old British skateboarder Sky Brown. For others, it’s no stretch that big things...

No preseason, no problem: NFL rookies shine in strange year

Facing fourth-and-goal at the 1 in the third quarter against the Los Angeles Rams, the New York Jets turned to veteran Frank Gore — along with rookie Mekhi Becton. The critical play ...

Agent to AP: Federer to miss Australia; planning 2021 return

Roger Federer is withdrawing from the Australian Open while he continues preparing to return to action after two operations on his right knee, his agent told The Associated Press on Sunday. ...

Activist, champion: Naomi Osaka is AP Female Athlete of Year

With tennis, like so much of the world, shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic, Naomi Osaka found herself with time to read and think. And while she won the U.S. Open for her...

Rivera trying to get Washington where Carroll's Seahawks are

WASHINGTON (AP) — Quarterback Russell Wilson and linebacker Bobby Wagner already are assured of a ninth consecutive winning season — every year they’ve been in the NFL with the Seahawks. ...

Caps goalie Lundqvist to miss season with heart condition

WASHINGTON (AP) — Star goalie Henrik Lundqvist will sit out the upcoming NHL season because of a heart condition, he said Thursday, about two months after he joined the Washington Capitals following 1...