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Jan 6, 2013

NFL: Ravens stop Colts to earn a date with the Broncos

BALTIMORE (Reuters) – The Baltimore Ravens extended the illustrious career of Ray Lewis by routing the Indianapolis Colts 24-9 on Sunday to set up a meeting with the Denver Broncos in the second round of the playoffs.

Joe Flacco completed 12 of 23 passes for 282 yards and two touchdowns for the Ravens, who limped into the AFC wild-card playoff game with losses in four of their last five regular season games.

Jan 4, 2013

Stevens looks to emerge a better rider than before

By Steve Ginsburg

(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.

Dec 31, 2012

Redskins beat the Cowboys to claim the NFC East

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.

Dec 10, 2012

Griffin confident he’s OK after knee injury

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.”

Dec 9, 2012

Back-up QB Cousins leads Redskins to victory over Ravens

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.

Dec 4, 2012

Redskins’ Griffin only concerned about getting the “W”

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.

Dec 4, 2012

Redskins edge Giants to continue playoff push

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.

Dec 3, 2012

Batch shines while pinch-hitting for Roethlisberger

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.

Dec 3, 2012

Steelers stun Ravens on Suisham’s kick as time expires

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.

Nov 19, 2012

Wizards’ Wittman offers no excuses for feeble start

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.