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Loving McLaurin: Rookie receiver is bright spot for Redskins

Oct. 16, 2019 8:24 PM EDT

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Terry McLaurin dropped the ball, and Donald Penn was incensed. When the rookie receiver came back to the Washington Redskins huddle, the elder statesman of the offensive line lost his cool. "Terry, come here," Penn yelled. "Terry, we need that. Catch the ball before you run with it."...

Man accused of making racist threats pleads not guilty

Oct. 16, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The white man accused of cyberstalking and making racist threats against a black activist in Virginia has pleaded not guilty. The Daily Progress reports that 31-year-old Daniel McMahon entered his plea Wednesday in federal court in Charlottesville. McMahon was indicted last...

Court seems split on possible resentencing for teen sniper

Oct. 16, 2019 3:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Liberal and conservative justices seemed split Wednesday on whether to grant a new sentencing hearing to Lee Boyd Malvo , one of two snipers who terrorized the Washington, D.C., region in 2002 when he was a teenager. The Supreme Court heard arguments on whether Malvo, who was 17 at the...

Appeals court to hold rehearing on Trump hotel lawsuit

Oct. 15, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court will reconsider a ruling from a three-judge panel that threw out a lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump of illegally profiting off the presidency through his luxury Washington hotel. The Richmond-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed Tuesday to hold...

IndyCar back on track at Richmond for 1st time in a decade

Oct. 15, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — IndyCar turned laps at Richmond Raceway for the first time in a decade during a Tuesday tire test that gave the series' most recent two champions a look at both the Virginia track and new cockpit protection. Reigning series champion Josef Newgarden turned his first laps ever at...

Column: Griffin values free golf lesson from a caring pro

Oct. 15, 2019 2:17 PM EDT

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Steve Prater can recall only one time in more than 30 years as a PGA professional that he refused payment for a golf lesson. Lanto Griffin doesn't know where he would be without it. He certainly would not be spending six hours Tuesday scrolling through 475 text messages of...

Righting 'sins of omission': Monument honors Virginia women

Oct. 14, 2019 4:18 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Around a thousand people filled Virginia's Capitol Square for the dedication Monday of statues honoring some of the state's trailblazing women, part of a monument organizers say is unlike any other in the country. The new women's monument, about a decade in the making, will eventually...

Redskins feel good after 1st win, prepare for unbeaten 49ers

Oct. 14, 2019 2:39 PM EDT

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — There was a different feel at the Washington Redskins' practice facility the day after their first victory of the season. It didn't matter that Washington held on to beat the winless Miami Dolphins who missed a 2-point conversation attempt in the final seconds. After Jay Gruden was...

Virginia star cornerback Bryce Hall out for season

Oct. 14, 2019 2:08 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia All-American cornerback Bryce Hall will miss the rest of the season following left ankle surgery. Hall was injured while covering a punt in the second quarter of the Cavaliers' 17-9 loss at Miami on Friday night. The senior had surgery Sunday, and coach Bronco...

Hooker's 3 TD passes lead Hokies past Rhode Island, 34-17

Oct. 12, 2019 8:54 PM EDT

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Three weeks and a quarterback change appear to have made a significant impact for Virginia Tech. The Hokies had a bye week after their 45-10 loss to Duke three weeks ago, but came back from the break with a new quarterback in Hendon Hooker and the results have followed. They won...