(Reuters) – Happy, healthy and chock-full of confidence, Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens says he is returning to the track after a seven-year hiatus for one reason: because he can.
In fact, Stevens believes he can return to the saddle as a better rider than the one who won the Kentucky Derby three times and over $221 million in purses.
LANDOVER, Maryland (Reuters) – The Washington Redskins defeated the Dallas Cowboys 28-18 on Sunday to claim the NFC East crown for the first time since 1999 and deny their bitter rivals a spot in the postseason.
Rookie running back Alfred Morris rushed for 200 yards on 33 carries and three touchdowns, while quarterback Robert Griffin III added a 10-yard TD run to lead the Redskins.
LANDOVER, Maryland (Reuters) – Robert Griffin III knew the second he got whacked by Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata he was in trouble.
“As soon as I got hit I screamed,” he said. “It hurt really bad.”
LANDOVER, Maryland (Reuters) – The Washington Redskins earned territorial bragging rights and continued their late-season playoff push by defeating the Baltimore Ravens 31-28 in overtime on Sunday behind the dramatic late-game heroics of rookie backup quarterback Kirk Cousins.
A 34-yard field goal by Kai Forbath, set up by Richard Crawford’s 64-yard punt return, ended the game and ignited the FedEx Field crowd of 81,178 into a frenzy.
LANDOVER, Maryland (Reuters) – With the Washington Redskins riding a three-game winning streak and back in the playoff hunt, Robert Griffin III is not about to quibble about his statistics.
The rookie quarterback was outgained by his New York Giants counterpart Eli Manning by 117 yards through the air on Monday but all that mattered to Griffin was the final score.
LANDOVER, Maryland (Reuters) – Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins continued their improbable push for the playoffs by edging the New York Giants 17-16 on Monday to reach the .500 mark and move into a tie for second place in the NFC East.
Griffin, the Redskins’ sensational rookie quarterback, completed 13 of 21 passes for 163 yards and rushed for 72 yards on five carries to anchor Washington’s third straight victory.
BALTIMORE (Reuters) – Pittsburgh quarterback Charlie Batch never doubted his ability despite his poor, three-interception performance a week ago in a shocking loss to the lowly Cleveland Browns.
“I’ve been in his league 15 years,” he said after leading the Pittsburgh Steelers to a 23-20 upset victory over the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. “I’ve been a starter in this league and one thing you can’t do is dwell on the past.
BALTIMORE (Reuters) – The Pittsburgh Steelers overcame the absence of Ben Roethlisberger to stun the Baltimore Ravens 23-20 on Sunday and keep alive their once-unthinkable hopes of an AFC North Division title.
Shaun Suisham kicked a 42-yard field goal as time expired, enabling the Steelers to snap a two-game losing streak and halt Baltimore’s 15-game regular season winning streak at home.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Washington Wizards coach Randy Wittman refuses to use injuries to his two best players, John Wall and Nene, as the reason for his team’s feeble start to the NBA season.
The second-year coach of the once-proud franchise also does not want to hear about a young roster or bad luck down the stretch for the Wizards’ 0-8 record.
ARLINGTON, Virginia (Reuters) – Adam Oates’s induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame will be tempered by the National Hockey League’s work stoppage that threatens to wipe out the entire season.
Oates, who played 19 seasons in the NHL, was named the new coach of the Washington Capitals on the same day he received word of his Hall of Fame selection.