Haskins to start for Washington vs. Seattle with Smith out
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Dwayne Haskins is set to start at quarterback for Washington on Sunday against Seattle because starter Alex Smith is out with a right calf injury. Coach Ron Rivera ruled out Smith and standout rookie running back Antonio Gibson on Friday and named Haskins the starter. Smith had hoped to play despite […]
Haskins benched by Washington, which switches to Allen at QB
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Dwayne Haskins is being benched by the Washington Football Team and replaced at quarterback by Kyle Allen for this week’s game against the Los Angeles Rams. Washington’s team Twitter feed announced the QB switch Wednesday. The move comes after just four games under new head coach Ron Rivera. Washington is off […]
Smith inches closer to comeback 21 months since breaking leg
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — After breaking the tibia and fibula in his right leg, undergoing 17 surgeries to repair them and surviving a life-threatening infection, Alex Smith is back on a football field with his teammates. Just 21 months after the gruesome injury that put his NFL career in jeopardy, the veteran quarterback has gotten […]
Washington Football Team gets hitting at ‘fresh start’ camp
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The only visual reminder of the past is etched into the side of the trash cans. Everywhere else around the Washington Football Team’s practice facility has been scrubbed of the Native American logo that was synonymous with the storied franchise and its three Super Bowl titles. The name is nowhere to […]
QB Alex Smith activated by Washington, cleared for practice
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Quarterback Alex Smith was activated off the physically unable to perform list by Washington’s NFL team Sunday, the latest step in a remarkable recovery after his right leg was broken in two places during a game nearly two years ago. The move means that Smith now is allowed to participate in […]
Former Robinson athlete Lindgren continuing to leave his mark on Earth and beyond
Former Robinson Secondary School wrestler and football player Kjell Lindgren has emerged as one of NASA’s top astronauts. With plans to join the program’s next mission to the moon, Lindgren will go farther than any Robinson grad has gone before.
Langley lacrosse’s trifecta of Senich sisters commit to Division I programs
Growing up competitive in lacrosse and in life, sisters Caroline, Katherine and Sarah Senich love playing for Langley High School lacrosse. Soon, however, the trio will be split when Sarah leaves for VCU lacrosse while her twin sisters play for Drexel University.
Michael Jordan gets stake in DraftKings for advisory role
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — DraftKings shares jumped in midday trading after announcing that basketball legend Michael Jordan would take an ownership stake in the company in exchange for becoming a special adviser to the sports betting site. Boston-based DraftKings did not release details on the amount of Jordan’s stake in the company. Jordan is […]
Yorktown’s Huske to bring record-setting speed to Stanford in 2021
Torri Huske, a rising senior swimmer for Yorktown High School, has made physical and metaphorical waves since she first hit the water. Now, after breaking multiple records including the national record for the fastest 100-yard fly, Huske made more waves when she committed to Stanford University’s top-ranked swim and dive team.
Harbaugh, Ravens happily travel road to success in playoffs
Home-field advantage in the playoffs is overrated for Ravens coach John Harbaugh, who has found that the road to success in the postseason usually involves packing his bags and getting the heck out of Baltimore. Last week’s 20-13 victory in Tennessee was Harbaugh’s eighth on the road in the playoffs, the most by any coach […]