Sports Minute: Here is the latest Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and Washington DC sports news from The Associated Press
Sports Minute: Here is the latest Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and Washington DC sports news from The Associated Press

Every team has a "next big thing" in the minors, waiting for the chance to dazzle in the majors, and Washington Nationals fans have been hearing about Victor Robles for years. He's an outfielder whose speed fuels his...

Holtby sharp as Capitals beat Flyers to end losing streak
Holtby sharp as Capitals beat Flyers to end losing streak

Braden Holtby made 35 saves to compensate for an inconsistent effort by his teammates, and the Washington Capitals beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-1 on Sunday afternoon to snap a two-game skid.

March 24th, 3:14 PM EDT
The Latest: Keselowski wins first stage at Martinsville
The Latest: Keselowski wins first stage at Martinsville

The Latest on the NASCAR race at Martinsville Speedway (all times local):

March 24th, 3:14 PM EDT
NCAA Latest: Tacko-Zion matchup highlights 2nd round games
March 24th, 12:10 PM EDT
Logano to lead a gaggle of Fords at NASCAR's shortest track
Logano to lead a gaggle of Fords at NASCAR's shortest track

Joey Logano leads two rows of Ford drivers to the green flag Sunday at Martinsville Speedway, the first stop at a short track in this young NASCAR season.

March 24th, 12:10 PM EDT
Norfolk State faces Colorado in NIT second round
Norfolk State faces Colorado in NIT second round

No. 8 seed Norfolk State (22-13) vs. No. 4 seed Colorado (22-12)

March 24th, 7:34 AM EDT
Longwood faces DePaul in CBI second round
Longwood faces DePaul in CBI second round

Longwood (16-17) vs. DePaul (16-15)

March 24th, 7:34 AM EDT
Logano leads pack of Fords to front at Martinsville Speedway
Logano leads pack of Fords to front at Martinsville Speedway

Joey Logano has won the pole at Martinsville Speedway in a strong session for the Ford camp.

March 23rd, 6:13 PM EDT
Looking for Cinderella? Check out Anteaters and the South
Looking for Cinderella? Check out Anteaters and the South

Can anyone carry the Loyola-Chicago mantle deep into this NCAA Tournament? Is there a double-digit seed left that's capable of grabbing the nation's imagination? Maybe one with an unusual nickname?

March 23rd, 5:33 PM EDT
Busch grabs win No. 201 with another Truck Series victory
Busch grabs win No. 201 with another Truck Series victory

Kyle Busch remained undefeated in the Truck Series this season with yet another victory Saturday at Martinsville Speedway.

March 23rd, 4:21 PM EDT
No. 3 seed Maryland beats Radford 73-51 in NCAA opener
No. 3 seed Maryland beats Radford 73-51 in NCAA opener

Taylor Mikesell scored 16 points, Kaila Charles had 14 points and nine rebounds, and No. 3 seed Maryland used a relentless defensive effort to overpower Radford 73-51 on Saturday in the opening round of the women's...

March 23rd, 1:17 PM EDT
Penn State clinches 8th NCAA wrestling title in 9 seasons
Penn State clinches 8th NCAA wrestling title in 9 seasons

Five Penn State wrestlers will compete for individual NCAA championships on Saturday night knowing they already are team champions. Again.

March 23rd, 12:57 PM EDT
Virginia Tech, Liberty meet in Second Round
Virginia Tech, Liberty meet in Second Round

No. 12 seed Liberty (29-6) vs. No. 4 seed Virginia Tech (25-8)

March 23rd, 7:49 AM EDT
Virginia, OU meet in Second Round
Virginia, OU meet in Second Round

No. 9 seed Oklahoma (20-13) vs. No. 1 seed Virginia (30-3)

March 23rd, 7:49 AM EDT
Va Tech beats Saint Louis 66-52 for 1st tourney in 12 years
Va Tech beats Saint Louis 66-52 for 1st tourney in 12 years

Nickeil Alexander-Walker scored 20 points, Kerry Blackshear added 15 and fourth-seeded Virginia Tech earned its first NCAA Tournament win in 12 years by beating No. 13 seed Saint Louis 66-52 on Friday night.

March 23rd, 12:44 AM EDT
Tall Fall leads ninth-seeded UCF to first NCAA win over VCU
Tall Fall leads ninth-seeded UCF to first NCAA win over VCU

Tacko Fall had 10 points, 18 rebounds and five blocks as ninth-seeded UCF won its first NCAA Tournament game, a 73-58 victory over No. 8 seed VCU on Friday night.

March 23rd, 12:28 AM EDT
Wild edge Capitals 2-1 to move into playoff position
Wild edge Capitals 2-1 to move into playoff position

Luke Kunin scored the go-ahead goal with 7:35 left, Devan Dubnyk made 21 saves and the Minnesota Wild moved into playoff position by beating the Washington Capitals 2-1 on Friday night.

March 22nd, 9:44 PM EDT
Capitals defenseman Michal Kempny out indefinitely
Capitals defenseman Michal Kempny out indefinitely

Capitals defenseman Michal Kempny is out indefinitely with a lower-body injury.

March 22nd, 1:11 PM EDT
Edwards leads Purdue past ODU 61-48 in 1st round of NCAA
Edwards leads Purdue past ODU 61-48 in 1st round of NCAA

Carsen Edwards scored 26 points and third-seeded Purdue coasted to a 61-48 victory against Old Dominion on Thursday night in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

March 22nd, 12:27 AM EDT
Barnes lifts Hampton over St. Francis 81-72 in CIT
Barnes lifts Hampton over St. Francis 81-72 in CIT

Trevond Barnes had a career-high 22 points as Hampton beat St. Francis (NY) 81-72 in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament first round on Thursday night.

March 21st, 10:03 PM EDT
Jokic leads balanced Nuggets effort in 113-108 win over Wiz
Jokic leads balanced Nuggets effort in 113-108 win over Wiz

Nikola Jokic had 15 points and 11 assists, and the Denver Nuggets beat the fading Washington Wizards 113-108 on Thursday night for their fifth straight victory.

March 21st, 9:35 PM EDT
Griffin gets 2-year deal to return as Ravens backup QB
Griffin gets 2-year deal to return as Ravens backup QB

Robert Griffin III has agreed to terms on a two-year contract with the Baltimore Ravens, who were looking for a quarterback with his skills to play behind Lamar Jackson.

March 21st, 4:55 PM EDT
George Washington gets Jamion Christian from Siena to coach
George Washington gets Jamion Christian from Siena to coach

Jamion Christian has been hired by George Washington as its men's basketball coach after one season at Siena.

March 21st, 4:51 PM EDT
Markkanen, Dunn lead Bulls over Wizards 126-120 in OT
Markkanen, Dunn lead Bulls over Wizards 126-120 in OT

Lauri Markkanen had 32 points and 13 rebounds, Kris Dunn scored a season-high 26 - including eight in overtime - to go with 13 assists, and the short-handed Chicago Bulls beat the fading Washington Wizards 126-120 on...

March 20th, 11:02 PM EDT
Jamerson carries Norfolk St. past Alabama 80-79 in OT in NIT
Jamerson carries Norfolk St. past Alabama 80-79 in OT in NIT

Derrik Jamerson Jr. had 25 points and made two free throws with 17 seconds left in overtime as Norfolk State narrowly defeated Alabama 80-79 in the NIT first round on Wednesday night.

March 20th, 10:06 PM EDT
Wilson scores 23 to lift Longwood over Southern Miss in CBI
Wilson scores 23 to lift Longwood over Southern Miss in CBI

Jaylon Wilson had 23 points as Longwood romped past Southern Miss 90-68 in the College Basketball Invitational first round on Wednesday night.

March 20th, 9:50 PM EDT
Redskins sign tackle Ereck Flowers to $4M, 1-year deal
Redskins sign tackle Ereck Flowers to $4M, 1-year deal

The Washington Redskins have signed offensive tackle Ereck Flowers to a $4 million, one-year contract.

March 18th, 7:16 PM EDT
From high atop Kilimanjaro, Haloti Ngata retires
March 18th, 6:24 PM EDT
Agent: Redskins agree to terms with receiver Brian Quick
Agent: Redskins agree to terms with receiver Brian Quick

The Washington Redskins have agreed to terms on a contract with wide receiver Brian Quick.

March 18th, 3:24 PM EDT
Duke back on top; ACC sits 1-2-3 atop final AP Top 25
Duke back on top; ACC sits 1-2-3 atop final AP Top 25

Duke is back on top followed by Virginia and North Carolina to give the Atlantic Coast Conference a 1-2-3 showing in the final AP Top 25 poll this season.

March 18th, 12:03 PM EDT
Capitals sign local product Joe Snively of Yale
Capitals sign local product Joe Snively of Yale

The Washington Capitals have signed college free-agent forward and local product Joe Snively to a two-year entry-level contract that begins next season.

March 18th, 11:43 AM EDT
Virginia top seed in NCAA's South Region 2nd straight year
March 17th, 6:47 PM EDT
Jewett-Giles nets 22, FGCU women win 3rd straight A-Sun
Jewett-Giles nets 22, FGCU women win 3rd straight A-Sun

Keri Jewett-Giles had 21 points, six rebounds and six assists and Florida Gulf Coast cruised to its third straight Atlantic Sun tournament title and NCAA Tournament with their 19th-straight win, 72-49 over Liberty on Sunday.

March 17th, 5:55 PM EDT
The Latest: league tourney upsets could alter field strength
March 17th, 5:55 PM EDT
Radford women win 1st Big South tournament since 1996
Radford women win 1st Big South tournament since 1996

Lydia Rivers scored 14 points and grabbed 14 rebounds and Radford beat Campbell 57-45 on Sunday for a berth in the NCAA Tournament after winning Big South tournament for the first time since 1996.

March 17th, 4:23 PM EDT
Green lifts Old Dominion over WKU 62-56 for CUSA title
Green lifts Old Dominion over WKU 62-56 for CUSA title

Xavier Green scored 14 of his game-high 16 points in the second half to lead Old Dominion to a 62-56 victory over Western Kentucky in the Conference USA Tournament championship game on Saturday night.

March 16th, 11:22 PM EDT
Beal scores 40 points, Wizards beat Grizzlies 135-128
Beal scores 40 points, Wizards beat Grizzlies 135-128

Bradley Beal scored 40 points for the second straight night and the Washington Wizards beat the Memphis Grizzlies 135-128 on Saturday.

March 16th, 9:54 PM EDT
Golden leads Bethune-Cookman women to first NCAA berth
Golden leads Bethune-Cookman women to first NCAA berth

Angel Golden scored 18 points and Bethune-Cookman took control in the fourth quarter to earn its first NCAA Tournament berth with a 57-45 win over Norfolk State in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament...

March 16th, 7:01 PM EDT
Douglas, big run push NC Central past Norfolk State, 50-47
Douglas, big run push NC Central past Norfolk State, 50-47

Zacarry Douglas scored all 10 of his points during a 25-6 second-half run and North Carolina Central won its third consecutive Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament with a 50-47 victory against top-seeded Norfolk...

March 16th, 3:29 PM EDT
Davis scores 19 to lift NC Central past NC A&T 65-63
Davis scores 19 to lift NC Central past NC A&T 65-63

Raasean Davis had 19 points as North Carolina Central narrowly beat North Carolina A&T 65-63 in the Mid-Eastern Conference tourney semifinals on Friday night.

March 16th, 12:28 AM EDT
Walker leads Hornets past Wizards, 116-110
Walker leads Hornets past Wizards, 116-110

Kemba Walker scored 28 points and the Charlotte Hornets beat the Washington Wizards 116-110 on Friday night in a matchup of teams chasing the final Eastern Conference playoff berth.

March 15th, 9:48 PM EDT
Whitley scores 24 to lead Norfolk St. over Howard 75-69
Whitley scores 24 to lead Norfolk St. over Howard 75-69

Steven Whitley had a season-high 24 points as Norfolk State got past Howard 75-69 in the Mid-Eastern Conference Tourney semifinals on Friday night.

March 15th, 9:44 PM EDT
Florida State upends No. 2 Virginia 69-59 in ACC semifinals
Florida State upends No. 2 Virginia 69-59 in ACC semifinals

David Nichols scored 14 points and No. 12 Florida State knocked off No. 2 Virginia 69-59 on Friday night to advance to the championship game of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament.

March 15th, 9:28 PM EDT
Bonnies top George Mason behind Welch's career high 20
Bonnies top George Mason behind Welch's career high 20

Dominick Welch scored a career high 20 points to lead fourth seeded St. Bonaventure to a 68-57 win over fifth seed George Mason in the Atlantic 10 Tournament quarterfinals on Friday.

March 15th, 5:04 PM EDT
Green's heroics lift Old Dominion by UAB 61-59 in CUSA semi
Green's heroics lift Old Dominion by UAB 61-59 in CUSA semi

Xavier Green had 21 points, including a 3-point play with four seconds left and top-seeded Old Dominion rallied to edge fifth-seeded UAB 61-59 in the semifinals of the Conference USA tournament on Friday.

March 15th, 4:16 PM EDT
Rhode Island upsets VCU 75-70 in A-10 quarterfinals
Rhode Island upsets VCU 75-70 in A-10 quarterfinals

Jeff Dowtin scored 22 points to help eighth-seeded Rhode Island upset top-seed VCU 75-70 in the Atlantic 10 Tournament quarterfinals Friday.

March 15th, 3:04 PM EDT
Redskins sign veteran DB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie
Redskins sign veteran DB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie

Defensive back Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie has come out of a brief retirement to join the Washington Redskins.

March 15th, 1:43 PM EDT
ODU faces UAB in CUSA semis
ODU faces UAB in CUSA semis

UAB (20-13, 12-8) vs. Old Dominion (24-8, 14-5)

March 15th, 7:51 AM EDT
SBU faces George Mason in A10 quarters
SBU faces George Mason in A10 quarters

George Mason (18-14, 12-7) vs. No. 4 seed Saint Bonaventure (16-15, 12-6)

March 15th, 7:51 AM EDT
Howard meets Norfolk State in MEAC semis
Howard meets Norfolk State in MEAC semis

Howard (17-15, 11-6) vs. No. 1 seed Norfolk State (20-12, 15-2)

March 15th, 7:51 AM EDT
Virginia meets Fla St. in ACC semis
Virginia meets Fla St. in ACC semis

Florida State (26-6, 14-5) vs. Virginia (29-2, 17-2)

March 15th, 7:51 AM EDT
Rhode Island meets VCU in A10 quarters
Rhode Island meets VCU in A10 quarters

Rhode Island (17-14, 10-9) vs. No. 1 seed VCU (25-6, 16-2)

March 15th, 7:47 AM EDT
Cole scores 23 to lift Howard over Bethune-Cookman 80-71
Cole scores 23 to lift Howard over Bethune-Cookman 80-71

RJ Cole had 23 points as Howard topped Bethune-Cookman 80-71 in the quarterfinals of the Mid-Eastern Conference tournament on Thursday night.

March 14th, 11:39 PM EDT
Saint Louis uses second half comeback to outlast Richmond
Saint Louis uses second half comeback to outlast Richmond

Hasahn French scored 22 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Saint Louis to a stirring 71-68 second half comeback win over Richmond in the fourth of four second round Atlantic 10 Tournament games Thursday.

March 14th, 11:07 PM EDT
Miller leads NC Central over Delaware State 75-57 in MEAC
Miller leads NC Central over Delaware State 75-57 in MEAC

Randy Miller, Jr. registered 18 points as North Carolina Central defeated Delaware State 75-57 in the quarterfinals of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Tournament on Thursday night.

March 14th, 10:23 PM EDT
Caver's late 3 gets Old Dominion past Louisiana Tech 57-56
Caver's late 3 gets Old Dominion past Louisiana Tech 57-56

Ahmad Caver made a 3-pointer with 3.3 seconds remaining to lift Old Dominion past Louisiana Tech 57-56 in a Conference USA Tournament quarterfinal on Thursday night.

March 14th, 9:31 PM EDT
No. 12 FSU beats No. 16 Virginia Tech 65-63 in OT at ACCs
No. 12 FSU beats No. 16 Virginia Tech 65-63 in OT at ACCs

Terance Mann hit a wild off-balance runner with 1.8 seconds left in overtime to help No. 12 Florida State beat No. 16 Virginia Tech 65-63 on Thursday in the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament quarterfinals.

March 14th, 5:43 PM EDT
George Mason slips by Geo Washington 61-57 behind Kier's 26
George Mason slips by Geo Washington 61-57 behind Kier's 26

Justin Kier scored 26 points to help fifth-seeded George Mason slip past 12th-seeded George Washington, 61-57, in the second round of the Atlantic 10 tournament on Thursday.

March 14th, 4:59 PM EDT
Guy, Salt help No. 2 Virginia beat NC State 76-56 in ACCs
Guy, Salt help No. 2 Virginia beat NC State 76-56 in ACCs

Kyle Guy scored 29 points, including seven 3-pointers, and second-ranked Virginia rallied to beat North Carolina State 76-56 in Thursday's quarterfinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament.

March 14th, 2:55 PM EDT
NC State, Virginia meet in ACC quarters
NC State, Virginia meet in ACC quarters

No. 8 seed North Carolina State (22-10, 10-9) vs. No. 1 seed Virginia (28-2, 16-2)

March 14th, 7:50 AM EDT
La. Tech, ODU meet in CUSA quarters
La. Tech, ODU meet in CUSA quarters

No. 8 seed Louisiana Tech (20-12, 10-9) vs. No. 1 seed Old Dominion (23-8, 13-5)

March 14th, 7:46 AM EDT
Richmond, St. Louis meet in A10 tourney
Richmond, St. Louis meet in A10 tourney

No. 11 seed Richmond (13-19, 7-12) vs. No. 6 seed Saint Louis (19-12, 10-8)

March 14th, 7:46 AM EDT
GW, George Mason meet in A10 tourney
GW, George Mason meet in A10 tourney

No. 12 seed George Washington (9-23, 5-14) vs. No. 5 seed George Mason (17-14, 11-7)

March 14th, 7:46 AM EDT
Fla St. meets Virginia Tech in ACC quarters
Fla St. meets Virginia Tech in ACC quarters

No. 5 seed Virginia Tech (24-7, 13-6) vs. No. 4 seed Florida State (25-6, 13-5)

March 14th, 7:46 AM EDT
NC A&T beats Coppin State CSU 82-79 in OT in MEAC tourney
NC A&T beats Coppin State CSU 82-79 in OT in MEAC tourney

Ronald Jackson had 21 points and 14 rebounds as North Carolina A&T edged past Coppin State 82-79 in overtime in the quarterfinals of the Mid-Eastern Conference Tournament on Wednesday night.

March 14th, 12:54 AM EDT
Thomas scores 30 to lift Norfolk St. past SC State 78-73
Thomas scores 30 to lift Norfolk St. past SC State 78-73

Nic Thomas had a career-high 30 points as Norfolk State narrowly defeated South Carolina State 78-73 in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference quarterfinals on Wednesday night.

March 13th, 9:54 PM EDT
Shaver out as basketball coach at William & Mary
Shaver out as basketball coach at William & Mary

Tony Shaver is out as William & Mary's basketball coach.

March 13th, 6:38 PM EDT
Cayo's layup lifts Richmond past Fordham in A-10 tourney
Cayo's layup lifts Richmond past Fordham in A-10 tourney

Nathan Cayo's layup with 0.2 seconds left lifted Richmond to a 52-50 win over Fordham in the Atlantic 10 tournament on Wednesday.

March 13th, 6:09 PM EDT
Blackshear, No. 16 Virginia Tech beat Miami 71-56 in ACCs
Blackshear, No. 16 Virginia Tech beat Miami 71-56 in ACCs

Kerry Blackshear had 19 points and 10 rebounds to help No. 16 Virginia Tech beat Miami 71-56 in the second round of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament on Wednesday.

March 13th, 4:53 PM EDT
The Latest: Megadeals and trades official at 4 p.m. EDT
March 13th, 11:13 AM EDT
Norfolk State meets SC St. in MEAC quarters
Norfolk State meets SC St. in MEAC quarters

South Carolina State (8-25, 6-11) vs. No. 1 seed Norfolk State (19-12, 14-2)

March 13th, 7:33 AM EDT
Virginia Tech meets Miami in ACC 2nd round
Virginia Tech meets Miami in ACC 2nd round

Miami (14-17, 6-13) vs. No. 5 seed Virginia Tech (23-7, 12-6)

March 13th, 7:33 AM EDT
Clayton scores 23 to lead CSU past Morgan St. 81-71
Clayton scores 23 to lead CSU past Morgan St. 81-71

Dejuan Clayton had 23 points as Coppin State topped Morgan State 81-71 in the first round of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Tourney on Tuesday night.

March 13th, 12:24 AM EDT
Applewhite lifts SC State past Md.-Eastern Shore 63-54
Applewhite lifts SC State past Md.-Eastern Shore 63-54

Damni Applewhite had 10 points and 12 rebounds to carry South Carolina State to a 63-54 win over Maryland Eastern Shore in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Tourney first round on Tuesday night.

March 12th, 10:12 PM EDT
Malkin picks up 1,000th point, Pens rally by Caps 5-3
Malkin picks up 1,000th point, Pens rally by Caps 5-3

Sidney Crosby scored twice during a furious second-period rally and Evgeni Malkin picked up two assists to reach 1,000 career points as the Pittsburgh Penguins edged the Washington Capitals 5-3 on Tuesday night.

March 12th, 10:04 PM EDT
The Latest: Raiders turn to D, agreement to sign S Joyner
March 12th, 11:11 AM EDT
Duke's Williamson, UVa's Bennett headline AP All-ACC team
March 12th, 11:07 AM EDT

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