Cousins to start for Washington, RG3 will be No. 3
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) - Kirk Cousins will start for the Washington Redskins on Sunday - and Robert Griffin III will be the No. 3 quarterback behind Rex Grossman.
Coach Mike Shanahan on Wednesday went ahead with his plan to sit Griffin, further stoking the turmoil surrounding the future of the coach.
Shanahan said on Monday that he was considering benching Griffin for the rest of the season to keep the quarterback healthy for the offseason. Shanahan pointed out at Griffin has been sacked 24 times in the last five games and that two of the Redskins' final three games are on artificial turf, including Sunday at Atlanta.
But there's no certainty that Shanahan will be the coach next year. The Redskins are 3-10, their third losing season in his four years in Washington.
Tampa Bay's Richard Panik suspended for 2 games
NEW YORK (AP) - Tampa Bay forward Richard Panik was suspended for two games without pay by the NHL for boarding Washington defenseman Karl Alzner.
Panik was given a major penalty for boarding in the second period of the Lightning's shootout loss Tuesday night in Washington. The suspension will cost him $7,590.
BOSTON U-GEORGE WASHINGTON
GWU beats Boston U. 70-60, improves to 9-1
WASHINGTON (AP) - Kethan Savage scored 22 points and Joe McDonald added 20 as George Washington beat Boston University 70-60 Wednesday night to continue its best start in eight years.
George Washington (9-1) trailed 41-32 with less than 14 minutes remaining but went on an 18-3 run over the next six minutes to take a 6-point lead.
Savage then scored 11 points - seven on free throws - over the final 6:41 to help the Colonials seal the win. Savage finished 11-for-15 from the free throw line while McDonald hit 10 of 12 free throws.
Boston (6-4) shot 6-for-10 on 3-pointers in the first half en route to a 32-24 halftime lead but shot just 39.3 percent from the field for the night. D.J. Irving led the Terriers with 23 points.
The Colonials also struggled from the field and found success from beyond the arc, shooting 39.6 percent but going 6-of-13 on 3s.
Wilson's 20-10 leads UCF past Howard 79-65
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Kasey Wilson scored 20 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to help the University of Central Florida rally past Howard University 79-64 on Wednesday.
Calvin Newell added 19 points and Daiquan Walker 10 for UCF (5-3), which outscored Howard 49-32 in the second half.
The Bison (2-10), playing without leading scorer James Daniel, got 20 points from Prince Okoroh and 16 from Solomon Mangham, but couldn't get another player in double figures and lost their 10th straight game.
Wilson started the Knights second-half surge with an unlikely 3-pointer. The 6-7 junior launched the shot from a few steps inside halfcourt just as the shot-clock sounded and it swished. That prompted a 14-5 run that Wilson finished with a follow shot to make it 64-52 with 5:37 left in the game.
Okoroh interrupted the run with a layup, but the Knights made 3-pointers on four straight possessions.
NCAA picks MSG for 2016 wrestling championships
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Madison Square Garden will host the 2016 NCAA Division I wrestling national championships - the iconic arena's first NCAA title event since the 1950 Final Four.
The announcement came Wednesday when NCAA officials announced 523 host sites for 82 championships. Sites for the Division I men's basketball tournament, Division I baseball and softball tourneys, Division I football playoffs and women's Final Fours had already been chosen.
Chicago's United Center gets the 2017 men's Frozen Four, a first for the Blackhawks' home arena. The University of Oregon will host Division I outdoor track and field championships from 2015-2021, and all three NCAA divisions will compete for field hockey titles at Louisville in 2017.
The Division III football championship game will stay four more years in Salem, Va.
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