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The real winner in the D.C. United stadium deal

Forget about the team or the developers, the real winners in the D.C. United stadium deal are the fans.

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  • Nationals Park getting a Winter Classic makeover

    WASHINGTON — Capitals fans are counting down the days — not to Christmas, but to New Year’s Day, when the Caps face off against the Chicago Blackhawks atop the diamond in Nationals Park. While 30-degree temperatures and overcast skies may not sound perfect to most, that’s exactly what National Hockey League organizers are hoping for…

  • Italy’s anti-corruption czar to join Rome bid team

    ROME (AP) — Italy’s anti-corruption czar will join Rome’s bid team for the 2024 Olympics, a response to the widening mafia scandal in the capital. Italian Olympic Committee president Giovanni Malago made the announcement during a board meeting Thursday. Raffaele Cantone is slated to join the bid when his government mandate ends in October. Italian…

  • Jags’ Marks caps 21-13 win over Titans with sack

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Sen’Derrick Marks slipped by Andy Levitre, grabbed Charlie Whitehurst around the legs and dragged him to the ground. It was the most rewarding sack of Marks’ six-year career — literally. Forget that it came against his former team. Forget that it came on the final play of the game. Forget that…

  • Snyder learning that there’s never enough time

    MIAMI (AP) — The Associated Press will periodically look at the changing landscape of the NBA during the season from varied perspectives: A player’s viewpoint, from the bench, and from the business side. In this installment, Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder provides an inside look. ___ Quin Snyder looks the same now as he did…

  • A look at NFL’s most underappreciated, overblown

    Tony Romo, Dez Bryant and the rest of the Dallas Cowboys head into Sunday’s game against the Colts leading the NFC East and on the verge of a playoff berth. A ton of the credit for that should go to head coach Jason Garrett’s assistants. Garrett’s the one thought to be on the hot seat…

  • Michael Phelps’ DUI trial set Friday in Baltimore

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Olympic champion swimmer Michael Phelps is set for trial on drunken driving and other charges. The 18-time gold medalist was arrested on Sept. 30. Documents show that the 29-year-old was leaving the Horseshoe Casino when he was pulled over for speeding and crossing the double yellow line on a highway. Police say…

  • Parity abounds among women’s hoops elite

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley is sure of two things this season — there’s more parity than ever at the top of women’s basketball and her Gamecocks likely won’t remain No. 1 for long. Staley and the Gamecocks (10-0) are the top-ranked women’s team in the land for the fourth consecutive…

  • Best of the season’s 39 bowl games

    The College Football Playoff era is here and as the bowl season starts, it feels a bit like a New Year’s three-for-one special: Three big games instead of one. There’s still a bit of controversy just like there was in the BCS — ask Baylor and TCU — but most college football fans believe the…

  • No. 13 Iowa State adds McKay

    AMES, Iowa (AP) — College basketball fans have waited nearly two years to see Jameel McKay play. On Saturday, Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg will finally unveil the first true rim protector of his five-year tenure. McKay’s 665-day wait between competitive games will end when the 13th-ranked Cyclones (8-1) face Drake (2-8) on a neutral…

  • Sorting out the mess of the NFC South

    WASHINGTON — If you’ve been too busy watching the top teams in football — or, you know, the Redskins — you may have missed the story developing in the NFC South. Top to bottom, the division is putrid — historically so. So much so that it may prompt the league to change the way it…

  • Warriors beat Thunder 114-109 after Durant injury

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr could only shake his head and grin while Kevin Durant put on the best performance of his young season in the first half. Kerr and the Warriors were a lot happier they didn’t have to deal with Durant in the second half. Stephen Curry had…

  • Tennyson, Goodrow lead Sharks past Oilers

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Matt Tennyson scored, that’s all he knows and all he cares to know. Tennyson and Barclay Goodrow scored within 34 seconds of each other midway through the third period to lift the San Jose Sharks to a 4-3 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night. “It’s always good to…

  • NBA Team Statistics

    Includes games of Thursday, December 18, 2014 Team Offense G Pts Avg Dallas 27 2973 110.1 Golden State 25 2687 107.5 Toronto 26 2789 107.3 L.A. Clippers 25 2662 106.5 Phoenix 27 2823 104.6 Boston 23 2403 104.5 New Orleans 25 2578 103.1 Cleveland 24 2473 103.0 Memphis 25 2576 103.0 Atlanta 25 2575 103.0…

  • Warriors beat Thunder 114-109 after Durant injury

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry had 34 points and nine assists, and the Golden State Warriors rallied from an early 17-point deficit to beat Oklahoma City 114-109 on Thursday night after Thunder star Kevin Durant left with a sprained right ankle. Durant scored a season-high 30 points on 10-for-13 shooting in a spectacular first…

  • NHL Scoring Leaders

    Through Dec. 18 GP G A PTS Tyler Seguin, Dal 30 23 15 38 Evgeni Malkin, Pit 31 15 23 38 Jakub Voracek, Phi 31 12 26 38 Vladimir Tarasenko, StL 32 20 17 37 Steven Stamkos, TB 33 18 17 35 Ryan Getzlaf, Anh 33 10 25 35 Sidney Crosby, Pit 28 9 26…