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Wizards' Isaiah Thomas out 6-8 weeks after thumb surgery

Sep. 18, 2019 1:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wizards guard Isaiah Thomas underwent thumb surgery and is expected to miss six to eight weeks. The team says Thomas ruptured the radial collateral ligament in his left thumb during routine workouts Monday and had surgery Wednesday. General manager Tommy Sheppard says it is "an...

Finally, an easy one: US rolls by Japan 98-45 at World Cup

Sep. 5, 2019 11:19 PM EDT

SHANGHAI (AP) — The U.S. finally got to enjoy an easy night at the World Cup. There might not be many more of those. Jaylen Brown scored 20 points, Kemba Walker added 15 and the U.S. rolled past Japan 98-45 Thursday in the Group E finale. And now, the stakes get higher with the Americans set to face Greece...

NBC offers free prediction contest before its NFL game

Sep. 4, 2019 1:45 PM EDT

NBC Sports will offer a weekly free-to-play prediction game before its "Sunday Night Football" telecasts this season. The Sunday Night 7 will feature seven questions on the game covering a series of matchups each week. Some of the questions will change but range from the game's result to which team's quarterback...

Rising star: Hachimura proving himself on World Cup stage

Sep. 3, 2019 1:52 PM EDT

SHANGHAI (AP) — Rui Hachimura believes his game has grown this summer. He knows his confidence has. It has been a hectic and nonexistent offseason for the soon-to-be Washington Wizards rookie — he was drafted No. 9 overall in June, played NBA summer league in July and has been with the Japanese...

Wizards hire Antwan Jamison as director of pro personnel

Aug. 14, 2019 10:51 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Wizards are continuing their front office overhaul by hiring Antawn Jamison as director of pro personnel. Jamison returns to Washington, where he played for six seasons as part of his 17-year NBA career. He spent the past two seasons as a scout for the Los Angeles Lakers. Jamison will...

Redskins to offer gambling-focused preseason telecast

Aug. 6, 2019 9:33 PM EDT

The Washington Redskins will become the first NFL team to have a gambling-focused telecast of their games, offering cash prizes to viewers who correctly predict in-game outcomes during the preseason. The telecasts on the regional cable network NBC Sports Washington will follow a formula established by the...