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Redskins sign tackle Ereck Flowers to $4M, 1-year deal

Mar. 18, 2019 7:17 PM EDT

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins have signed offensive tackle Ereck Flowers to a $4 million, one-year contract. Flowers becomes Washington's new swing tackle behind Trent Williams and Morgan Moses after Ty Nsekhe left to sign with the Buffalo Bills. The team announced the deal with Flowers on...

Police officer suspended amid white nationalist affiliation

Mar. 18, 2019 7:09 PM EDT

CHESTERFIELD, Va. (AP) — A Virginia police officer has been removed as a school resource officer and suspended from the police department amid allegations that he's a member of a white nationalist group. The Chesterfield County Police Department said Monday that he was suspended pending a recommendation...

Capitals' signing of Snively is evidence of Ovechkin effect

Mar. 18, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Joe Snively cheered for the Washington Capitals growing up and played his youth hockey at their practice facility as part of the Little Caps program. Soon, he could be playing for the big Capitals. Snively on Monday signed a two-year, entry-level deal with his hometown team that...

DC-area sniper shootings case to have Supreme Court hearing

Mar. 18, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider Virginia's plea to reinstate the life-without-parole sentence of a man who as a teenager participated in sniper shootings that terrorized the Washington, D.C., region in 2002. The justices said they will take up the state's appeal in the case...

Supreme Court struggles with Virginia redistricting case

Mar. 18, 2019 4:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seemed to struggle Monday with how to resolve a case that could help flip control of the Virginia House of Delegates to Democrats. The justices heard arguments in a case about the map Virginia has used to choose House delegates, a map a lower court ruled discriminated...

Agent: Redskins agree to terms with receiver Brian Quick

Mar. 18, 2019 3:19 PM EDT

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins have agreed to terms on a contract with wide receiver Brian Quick. His agency, SportsTrust Advisors, announced the move on Twitter on Monday. Quick returns to the Redskins after playing with them for parts of the past two seasons. Quick, 29, could be counted on...

Board work, 3-point shot could fuel upsets of top NCAA seeds

Mar. 18, 2019 2:00 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — This year's NCAA Tournament features a top tier of teams that are heavy Final Four favorites, starting with No. 1 overall seed Duke and star freshman Zion Williamson. Figuring out how to stop them won't be easy. Gonzaga joined the Atlantic Coast Conference trio of Duke, Virginia and...

The Latest: UNC Greensboro bumped by Oregon from NCAA

Mar. 17, 2019 9:37 PM EDT

The Latest on Selection Sunday for the NCAA Tournament (all times local): 9:32 p.m. It turns out the Southern Conference nearly got its first at-large bid to the tournament. UNC Greensboro was the first team listed of the first four that missed the field on the CBS selection show. And David Worlock, the NCAA...

Virginia top seed in NCAA South Region for 2nd straight year

Mar. 17, 2019 8:57 PM EDT

Nothing will ever erase Virginia's history as the first men's No. 1 seed to lose its NCAA Tournament opener. At least now the Cavaliers' wait for the chance to make up for that unprecedented loss is nearly over. The Cavaliers are the second overall No. 1 seed and back in the South Region bracket after losing to...

The West will be wild, but in the end, Duke will win title

Mar. 17, 2019 8:56 PM EDT

Think of the greatest rivalries in college sports. Michigan vs. Ohio State. Alabama vs. Auburn. Miami vs. Florida State. Everybody vs. Notre Dame. Duke vs. North Carolina is as good as any, if not better. They have met in basketball 251 times. They now have a combined 93 NCAA Tournament appearances. They've...