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1/23/2017: FRONT PAGE: Twisters rip through southeastern states

(image) Jeff Bullard sits in what used to be the foyer of his home as his daughter, Jenny Bullard, looks through debris. Their house was destroyed Sunday by a tornado that ravaged Adel, Ga., one of several communities across the region recently struck by...



1/23/2017: FRONT PAGE: Size of women’s marches stirs hope in Democrats
Alex Ellison, a senior at Boston’s Emerson College, was thrilled by what she saw at the women’s marches. She called her uncle, and Rep. Keith Ellison listened as the niece he’d struggled to get involved in the 2016 campaign described how inspiring it...



1/23/2017: FRONT PAGE: ACA order rattles system
President Trump’s executive order instructing federal agencies to grant relief to constituencies affected by the Affordable Care Act has begun to reverberate throughout the nation’s healthcare system, injecting further uncertainty into an already...



1/23/2017: FRONT PAGE: Trump signals foreign priorities
In calls and statements on his first two full days in office, President Trump moved to flesh out what he has described as his “America first” foreign policy, with at least symbolic steps toward goals he expressed during his campaign. Trump invited...



1/23/2017: FRONT PAGE: Despite GOP pressure, Rubio remains a Tillerson holdout
Republican Sens. John McCain and Lindsey O. Graham said Sunday that they will back the nomination of Rex Tillerson, clearing the way for the oil executive to become secretary of state and leaving just one drama unresolved: What will Marco Rubio...



1/23/2017: FRONT PAGE: Czech Republic enlists unit to combat disinformation
prague — The target of highstakes Kremlin power plays during the Cold War, the Czech Republic is again on the front lines of a contest with Russia and its sympathizers — this time in the Information Wars. Inside a mustard-yellow stucco building in...



1/23/2017: FRONT PAGE: Super Bowl bound

(image) Tom Brady, left, and the New England Patriots will face Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI in Houston on Feb. 5. New England beat Pittsburgh, 36-17, for the AFC championship, and Atlanta beat Green Bay, 44-21, for the NFC crown.



1/23/2017: FRONT PAGE: THE WEEK AHEAD
MONDAY Senate hearings resume on the nomination of Mike Pompeo as director of the CIA. TUESDAY Senate committees meet on the nominations of Jeff Sessions (attorney general), Ben Carson (HUD), Mick Mulvaney (OMB) and Linda McMahon (Small Business...



1/23/2017: FRONT PAGE: British prime minister
foreign leader to meet with President Trump at the White House. Theresa May, on Friday, will be the first



1/23/2017: FRONT PAGE: D.C. unrest

(image) Defense attorneys are fighting felony charges filed against protesters in a Friday rampage in downtown Washington.



1/23/2017: FRONT PAGE: Rain 50/41 •
Tomorrow: Partly sunny 51/38



1/23/2017: FRONT PAGE: On track
The District, Maryland and Northern Virginia will give Metro the extra money it has requested for its next budget.



1/23/2017: FRONT PAGE: Samsung
said that two separate battery-related issues caused its popular Galaxy Note 7 smartphones to catch fire and explode last year.



1/23/2017: FRONT PAGE: About 770 dogs
have been rescued in a campaign to end South Korea’s practice of raising the animals for human consumption.



1/23/2017: FRONT PAGE: A congressional battle
looms over spinning off air traffic controllers and FAA modernization programs into a private nonprofit company.



1/23/2017: FRONT PAGE: A liberal watchdog
group plans to sue President Trump over an alleged violation of a constitutional clause.



1/23/2017: FRONT PAGE: At a time
of anxiety over U.S. foreign policy goals, the Middle East stands almost alone in its optimism about a Trump presidency.






1/23/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: 8 politicians who will renew your faith in politics

(image) The first 96 hours of President Trump’s tenure have been filled with claims, counterclaims, accusations of bias, outright falsehoods and lots of other things that make people hate politics, politicians and everything about Washington. It’s enough even...



1/23/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: Brewing company says some bottles pose risk
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. announced a recall of certain 12ounce bottles of its pale ales, IPAs and other beers after detecting a packaging flaw that could cause a piece of glass to break off into the bottle. In a statement Sunday, the brewer said the...



1/23/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: 3 killed in suspected murder-suicide
Authorities said that three people were fatally shot and two others were injured in Manvel, Tex., in what is being investigated as an apparent murder-suicide. The Brazoria County Sheriff ’s Office said that its dispatch received a call early Sunday...



1/23/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: BEST THING THAT HAPPENED TO DEMOCRATS
They managed to stall some of President Trump’s Cabinet nominees. Trump finished his first day in office with just two in place, a historic low. (Past presidents have had as many as a dozen approved within a day or two of their swearing-in.)...



1/23/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: BEST THING THAT HAPPENED TO REPUBLICANS
For the first time in eight years, they control the White House. For the first time in a decade, they control the White House and Congress. (Republicans also maintained their historically large majorities in state government.) Achieving the holy grail...



1/23/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: Washington Post iPad app
We bring you a richly designed reading experience — a replica of the printed newspaper, along with a 14-day archive, more than 40 comic strips, all Post blogs and real-time social media. The app gives you video, photo galleries, new search...



1/23/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“This American carnage stops right here and right now.” — President Trump, painting a bleak picture of the United States during his inaugural address



1/23/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: 42
Percentage by which Metro ridership increased Saturday morning, hours before the Women’s March on Washington, compared with the same time Friday morning, hours before Trump’s inauguration ceremony.



1/23/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: 0
The number of questions that Sean Spicer, Trump’s press secretary, took from reporters in a briefing Saturday — a highly unusual move.



1/23/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: 3
The number of presidents born in 1946: Trump, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton.



1/23/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: Trump tax returns won’t be released, aide says
A senior aide to President Trump said Sunday that Trump has no plans to release his tax returns, a marked shift from his pledge during the campaign to make them public once an audit was completed. “The White House response is that he’s not going to...



1/23/2017: THE WORLD: A young Colombian builder’s Trump-scale ambition

(image) tunja, colombia — Of all the would-be business partners of President Trump who have been hoping to capitalize on his win, there is surely no one who stands to gain quite as much — relatively speaking — as young Colombian builder Nicolás...



1/23/2017: THE WORLD: Valls, Hamon advance in left-wing primary
Manuel Valls, a center-leaning former prime minister who rallied France to come together after extremist attacks, will confront stalwart Socialist Benoit Hamon in the country’s left-wing presidential primary runoff next week. Hamon, a former...



1/23/2017: THE WORLD: Official: Ex-leader made off with millions
Exiled Gambian ruler Yahya Jammeh stole millions of dollars in his final weeks in power, plundering the country’s state coffers and shipping luxury vehicles by cargo plane, a special adviser to the new president said Sunday. Meanwhile, a regional...



1/23/2017: THE WORLD: British woman given 5-year prison term
Iran sentenced an Iranian-British woman accused of trying to overthrow the cleric-run government to five years in prison, a news website affiliated with the judiciary reported Sunday. Mizan Online quoted a prosecutor as saying without further...



1/23/2017: THE WORLD: Men in traditional Quechua dress

(image) gather outside Bolivia’s Congress in La Paz before President Evo Morales’s State of the Nation address Sunday. Morales, Bolivia’s first indigenous president, has been in power for 11 years, which have been marked by economic growth and political calm....



1/23/2017: THE WORLD: Train crash in eastern India kills dozens:
At least 39 people were killed and 50 injured Saturday night when nine coaches of a passenger train derailed in the eastern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, police said. The reason for the derailment has not been ascertained, but officials said they...



1/23/2017: THE WORLD: Death toll in Italian avalanche rises to 6:
Italian rescue workers found the body of a man in the wreckage of the hotel in central Italy that was buried in an avalanche last week, the Italian fire service said, implying that 23 people were still missing as the search operation continues. The...



1/23/2017: CAPITAL BUSINESS: From white-hat hacker to chief executive

(image) When Ron Gula joined the National Security Agency in the mid1990s, the world was still storing information on floppy disks. The agency hired him as a “penetration tester,” a white-hat hacker who looks for holes in computer networks so that they can be...



1/23/2017: CAPITAL BUSINESS: Water utility aims to improve lending pipeline in Md.
The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, a water utility that serves Montgomery and Prince George’s counties, is embarking on a new partnership aimed at boosting lending to small businesses. Under the arrangement, WSSC will deposit $10 million in...



1/23/2017: ON I.T.: Next step in artificial intelligence: Connecting the car and the home
The car may already feel like an extension of the home based on the hodgepodge of stuff collecting in the back seat, but it’s apparent that technology will soon make the two more connected than ever. No one has proposed blurring the line more than...



1/23/2017: POWERPOST: Trepidation with Trump for some federal workers

(image) After comparing the intelligence community to Nazi Germany and repeatedly belittling the work of the nation’s intelligence professionals, President Trump was smart to visit the CIA on his first full day as commander in chief, even though it was a...



1/23/2017: POWERPOST: A new book details the Catholic Church’s tolerance of abuse. Still waiting on the pope’s promises
ON THE MOST explosive and morally subversive challenge facing the Roman Catholic Church — clerical sexual abuse of children, and the bishops who tolerate it — Pope Francis has said the right things but done too little. Even now, 15 years after the...



1/23/2017: POWERPOST: Too much legislation dies a silent death in Virginia
LAST YEAR, a reform-minded lawmaker in Virginia introduced a bill to require that all legislation be subject to an on-the-record vote, up or down, that would record each legislator’s position. The bill died on an unrecorded voice vote. That’s a small...



1/23/2017: POWERPOST: Measured sanctuary
D.C. MAYOR Muriel E. Bowser (D), eager to show that she is prepared to stand up to the Trump administration, recently announced plans to award grant funding to advocates and defense lawyers who would represent the city’s estimated 25,000 undocumented...



1/23/2017: POWERPOST: Mr. Will’s analogy is even more apt than he let on
George F. Will’s Jan. 19 op-ed, “A waterbeetle in the White House,” missed the mark by not more closely relating the Hilaire Belloc quote that led the op-ed to the man who wrote it and the similarities he shared with President Trump. Belloc, a great...



1/23/2017: POWERPOST: Mr. Perry asks the wrong question
Regarding the Jan. 20 news article “Perry testifies ‘some’ climate change is driven by humans”: Rick Perry, in his confirmation hearings to head the Energy Department, said, “The question is how we address it [climate change] in a thoughtful way that...



1/23/2017: POWERPOST: D.C.’s new resident should speak up
The Jan. 20 editorial “Walk the walk on local control” continued The Post’s advocacy for the right of D.C. residents to govern themselves and noted that President Obama mostly provided protection for those rights. Now is his opportunity to help relieve...



1/23/2017: POWERPOST: Mr. Raskin’s political posturing
Rep. Jamie Raskin’s (D-Md.) petty, petulant, pandering reference to civil rights hero Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) in his Jan. 20 opinion piece, “The rule of law compels me to stay away,” was no more than political posturing of the basest sort. He fawned...



1/23/2017: POWERPOST: Mr. Trump’s speech missed the mark
Well, President Trump blew his big opportunity to bring the American people together. His inauguration speech was insulting to many of those in attendance, especially former president Barack Obama and many of our legislators, and to many who were...



1/23/2017: POWERPOST: Not a president who unites us
In his Jan. 20 Washington Forum essay, “Today is a day of hope,” Marc A. Thiessen celebrated the agenda of the incoming administration, starting with “there are also many reasons for conservatives to be hopeful.” I could debate Mr. Thiessen’s points...



1/23/2017: POWERPOST: Why we sing
Regarding the Jan. 20 Metro article “National Cathedral alumnae upset over inauguration participation”: What are they teaching students at the National Cathedral School? I sing in the choir of a small Episcopal church. We are not paid. We do not...



1/23/2017: POWERPOST: A bitter irony
I cannot believe I live in a country that made President Obama show his birth certificate but won’t make President Trump show his tax returns. James Strick, Silver Spring



1/23/2017: POWERPOST: Why millions gathered to say ‘no’

(image) Within 48 hours, we learned that Donald John Trump intends to govern as the same fiercely angry man who shook the country in 2016. He confirmed that his administration intends to show no regard for norms — or facts. His opposition has drawn the...



1/23/2017: POWERPOST: The dealmaker in chief in a dangerous world
Those seeking to extract meaning from Donald Trump’s foreign policy declarations usually land on the idea that he’s planning to make himself dealmaker in chief. The tough tweets aimed at China, the sweet come-ons directed toward Vladimir Putin, the...



1/23/2017: POWERPOST: Flynn’s ‘battle buddies’ move in
President Trump is filling the government’s national security leadership with former military officials and businessmen, rejecting the policy and academic types both parties have traditionally relied on. But the militarization of the Trump foreign...



1/23/2017: POWERPOST: America Last
The question that swirls around President Trump’s inaugural address is whether his aggressively pronounced policy of America First will actually result in America Last — not literally last, but declining in power and prestige because the United States...



1/23/2017: POWERPOST: Trump wasn’t all bad at the CIA
President Trump’s visit to the CIA on his first day in office shocked some agency veterans because of its combative, political tone. But several said they were glad that Trump seemed to have stopped demonizing the intelligence community and was...



1/23/2017: METRO: Md. Democrats grumble that Hogan’s stealing their thunder

(image) Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan remained on the sidelines last year when the majority-Democratic legislature haggled over a paid-sick-leave bill. The measure never made it to his desk. Now Hogan, a Republican, is taking the idea long championed by...



1/23/2017: METRO: Next GWU president helped Fla. college rise
George Washington University has made clear for years that it wants to raise its national reputation as an urban center of teaching and research. The next president of the largest university in the District helped a remarkably similar school do just...



1/23/2017: EDUCATION: Let’s end the angst over getting into a top-tier college
College decisions have started to roll in for high school seniors who applied early, and for those students who want to go to one of the three dozen or so most selective colleges in the country, the news is usually not good. As The Washington Post’s...



1/23/2017: EDUCATION: A N.Y. school uses IB to challenge every single student
When I lived in Westchester County, N.Y., 20 years ago, I knew Dobbs Ferry High as a little school in a small town about six miles from my home. It had little to distinguish it. Now I learn the three-story brick school on the Hudson River has...



1/23/2017: EDUCATION: Senate panel postpones vote on Betsy DeVos
The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions has postponed a vote on President Trump’s pick for education secretary after receiving her ethics review. The committee vote on Betsy DeVos, originally scheduled for Tuesday, has been moved...



1/23/2017: EDUCATION: Did an exacting admiral go nuclear once he saw his revealing new o∞ce?

(image) Adm. Hyman G. Rickover, the father of the nuclear Navy, was demanding and exacting. But demanding and exacting is probably what you want when you’re stuffing a nuclear reactor inside a long metal tube, then sending it and more than a hundred men under...



1/23/2017: EDUCATION: 2 killed when fleeing driver crashes into tree
Two people were killed early Sunday in a crash involving a driver fleeing a traffic stop, the Loudoun County Sheriff ’s Office said. The crash happened just before 1:30 a.m., after an officer tried to make a traffic stop on Route 606 (Old Ox Road)...



1/23/2017: EDUCATION: Homicide victim found in Accokeek area
The body of a homicide victim was found Saturday in the Accokeek area of Prince George’s County, police said. Officers were called to the area near Mattawoman Lane and Gardner Road, where the man was found in the woods, police said. Officials said...



1/23/2017: EDUCATION: March brings Metro’s second-busiest day
The Women’s March on Washington led to Metro’s second-busiest day ever, as hundreds of thousands of marchers came to the District, taking more than 1 million trips on the system in 19 hours. The figures surpassed the ridership for Friday’s...



1/23/2017: EDUCATION: Marchers sing out for officer’s birthday
In a sign of the amicability that seemed to prevail Saturday between police and demonstrators at the Women’s March on Washington, one police officer — serving on her birthday — was serenaded 21 separate times with “Happy Birthday,” authorities...



1/23/2017: EDUCATION: Chief says he ‘couldn’t be more proud’ of handling of crowds
Interim D.C. police chief Peter Newsham on Sunday lauded his officers’ handling of the weekend’s crowds and demonstrations. Despite skirmishes with protesters Friday, Newsham described his department’s handling of crowds during President Trump’s...



1/23/2017: EDUCATION: Harriett Jenkins, NASA official
Harriett Jenkins, 90, who worked at NASA from 1974 to 1992 as assistant administrator for equal opportunity programs, where she helped recruit some of the space agency’s first African American astronauts, died Dec. 21 at a hospital in Bethesda, Md. The...



1/23/2017: EDUCATION: Anna Watkins, IMF officer
Anna Watkins, 97, an International Monetary Fund officer who retired in 1980 as chief of the operations division in the treasurers department, died Dec. 25 at a senior care center in Kensington, Md. The cause was heart ailments and Alzheimer’s disease,...



1/23/2017: EDUCATION: Frank Angevine, Air Force officer
Frank Angevine, 95, who retired from the Air Force as a lieutenant colonel in the late 1960s and then spent 17 years as a civilian with the Air Force Department, died Dec. 30 at his home in Temple Hills, Md. The cause was Alzheimer’s disease, said a...



1/23/2017: EDUCATION: Evelyn Cox, Navy wife, club member
Evelyn Cox, 91, the wife of a retired Navy rear admiral who became a member of the Northern Virginia Women’s Club, died Dec. 25 at her home in Fairfax County. The cause was congestive heart failure, said a son, Thomas Cox. Mrs. Cox was born Evelyn...



1/23/2017: OBITUARIES: Writer, a member of football’s hall of fame, covered 47 Super Bowls

(image) Edwin Pope, an awardwinning sports columnist who covered the first 47 Super Bowls and spent more than 50 years with the Miami Herald, died Jan. 19 in Okeechobee, Fla., where he lived in retirement. He was 88. He had cancer, Herald managing editor Rick...



1/23/2017: STYLE: Rhapsody in pink

(image) Katie Giarratano’s tears caught her by surprise. She thought she might cry when President Trump was sworn in. Or when Gloria Steinem spoke. But the moment her cheeks grew wet was when she pushed her way through a crowd of strangers on Independence...



1/23/2017: STYLE: So nice, they baked it twice

(image) Amid the glitz of President Trump’s inaugural festivities, one item stood out in particular late Friday night: a spectacular nine-tier cake that the new president and Vice President Pence cut into with a sword. To pastry chef Duff Goldman, the cake...



1/23/2017: STYLE: ‘Alternative facts’ of life for White House media
The presidency is not a reality show, but President Trump on his first full day in office made clear that he’s still obsessed with being what he once proudly called “a ratings machine.” He cares enough about it to send his press secretary, Sean...



1/23/2017: STYLE: A weekend of politics, pomp and partying — for everyone
If the party scene in Washington over inauguration weekend were a menu, it would be the endless buffet at the Golden Corral (yes, it’s come to this — our new commander in chief is a junk-food aficionado, so we’re going low with the...



1/23/2017: THE RELIABLE SOURCE: Once again, mainstream news outlets miss the social-media boat

(image) From its inception, it was a social-media phenomenon, not a mainstream-media one. The organizers of the many women’s marches that filled the streets of cities across the world on Saturday got the word out about their projects primarily via Facebook....



1/23/2017: TELEVISION: Splendid recital for in-demand soprano

(image) Soprano Ailyn Pérez’s career trajectory has taken her from the launchpad of the Wolf Trap opera program to the Met, La Scala and other European opera houses with numerous prestigious awards along the way. Friday, after a homecoming recital at the Barns...



1/23/2017: TELEVISION: Aging sleuth won’t quit in ‘Rather Be the Devil’

(image) After 30 years and 21 novels, John Rebus, the detective inspector at the center of Ian Rankin’s popular mystery series, is still fighting crime — despite two serious problems. For one, he’s overweight, tires easily and has alarming fits of coughing....



1/23/2017: TELEVISION: Conductor, pianist clash in their BSO debuts
It was a tale of two debuts. On Saturday night, French pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet and German conductor Johannes Debus made their first appearances with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at Strathmore. The program of Rossini, Beethoven and Brahms in...



1/23/2017: TELEVISION: HOROSCOPE
BIRTHDAY | JANUARY 23 This year you are likely to be quite adventuresome, especially if you are eyeing an important goal. Though you are quite capable of making a dream a reality, you also will want to be realistic. Friends surround you and are a...



1/23/2017: KIDSPOST: Ever wondered about animals that help people in unique ways?

(image) When people think about working animals, what often comes to mind are dogs that herd sheep, horses that work on farms and animals that perform in movies. But there are lots of other jobs animals have had over the years. Dogs are much more sensitive to...



1/23/2017: KIDSPOST: Readers dish on family dynamics

(image) While I’m away, readers give the advice. On mixing faiths in marriage: My wife and I of 40 years of marriage, she a Presbyterian and I a Buddhist, simply live with each other’s religion in place. No qualms about this, didn’t care what relatives...



1/23/2017: KIDSPOST: CROSSYNERGY CROSSWORD

(image) ACROSS 1. Renounce, as a family member 7. Cough medicine dosage, often 15. Postperformance performance 16. Harbor helpers 17. Infernos 18. Joined, as the military 19. Business goal 21. Point toward the sunset? 22. Wrangler alternatives 23. “By...



1/23/2017: KIDSPOST: BIRTHDAYS OF THE WEEK

(image) MONDAY, JANUARY 23 Vienna’s Mya Curcio (2011). Washington’s Annalise Lee (2009). Culpeper, Virginia’s Colin Satterfield (2009). Vienna’s Neal Kackar (2005). D.C. United’s Steve Birnbaum (1991). Painter Édouard Manet (1832). Statesman John Hancock...



1/23/2017: SPORTS: Manusky to become defensive coordinator
It took 17 days from the moment the Washington Redskins fired Joe Barry to decide on his successor, a rigorous search to find Coach Jay Gruden’s third defensive coordinator in four seasons. As it turns out, the replacement this time already was a...



1/23/2017: SPORTS: After blowout of Packers, Falcons look like favorites to win their first title
atlanta — When Championship Sunday began, the Atlanta Falcons stood in the background as that other team. They were fourth of four remaining, the least celebrated in a field of stalwart giants. You had the Pittsburgh Steelers, New England Patriots and...



1/23/2017: SPORTS: Hogan’s a hero as Brady again makes a journeyman a star
foxborough, mass. — For those of you tuning in who are not surprised by the New England Patriots’ appearance in the Super Bowl but aren’t certain about the specifics, introductions are in order. For all the Patriots’ sustained success — and now, with a...



1/23/2017: SPORTS: With Brooks staying steady, Wizards find their footing
auburn hills, mich. — When the Washington Wizards walked into the Palace of Auburn Hills on Saturday night, they had, in a sense, already arrived. After starting the season with a 2-8 record, the Wizards have ascended to relevance. Since the beginning...



1/23/2017: SPORTS: D.C. United stays the course

(image) Not an hour had passed since D.C. United’s 2016 season had ended when Coach Ben Olsen addressed 2017. There was no talk of blowing up the roster or reevaluating the course set by the organization — quite the contrary. “I’m extremely excited to work...



1/23/2017: SPORTS: There’s no more NFL in San Diego, but the biggest loser in Chargers’ move is L.A.
Pop open the nearest window, and if you’re lucky, you will catch the stench of an NFL billionaire owner before he flees town — or fleeces the town. Speaking of which, how is it possible that, in a sprawling nation that spans nearly 3.8 million square...



1/23/2017: SPORTS: Chen, 17, dominates to win U.S. men’s title
Nathan Chen followed a record-setting short program with a near-flawless free skate featuring five quadruple jumps Sunday in Kansas City, Mo., to become the youngest men’s U.S. figure skating champion in more than five decades. The 17-year-old Chen,...



1/23/2017: SPORTS: Royals pitcher Ventura killed in car crash in Dominican Republic

(image) Kansas City Royals righthander Yordano Ventura, known for his hard fastball and explosive competitiveness, was killed in a car accident in his native Dominican Republic early Sunday, the latest in a disturbing string of talented, young Latino...



1/23/2017: SPORTS: A bad day at the top: Murray and Kerber lose in fourth round

(image) melbourne, australia — Andy Murray and Angelique Kerber had much in common heading into the first Grand Slam of the season as the No. 1 seeds. They shared an unwanted link Sunday, though, when both were upset in the fourth round of the Australian...



1/23/2017: SPORTS: Costa makes an impact in his return to Chelsea
Diego Costa has yet to clear up the ambiguity over last weekend’s absence. Instead, the Chelsea star did his talking on the field Sunday. Costa marked his return to the side for his 100th Chelsea appearance by scoring the opener in a 2-0 home victory...



1/23/2017: COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Terps turn up the heat after halftime

(image) The Maryland women’s basketball team practiced patience in the first half Sunday afternoon against Rutgers, an opponent bent on slowing the pace to counter the Terrapins’ frenetic attack. The payoff for the thirdranked Terrapins during an 80-71...



1/23/2017: COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Samuelson boosts Huskies to 93rd victory in a row

(image) Connecticut’s Katie Lou Samuelson didn’t score in the first quarter and didn’t play in the fourth. In between, the 6-foot-3 sophomore scored 32 points, and the top-ranked Huskies extended their record winning streak to 93 games Sunday with a 100-56...



1/23/2017: COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Tormented again by Sumner, Hoyas lose for the sixth time in eight games

(image) cincinnati — As the first half wound down, point guard Edmond Sumner headed to the end of the Xavier bench, sat down and winced. His left shoulder was hurting badly. But not badly enough to keep him from frustrating the Hoyas again. Sumner led a...



1/23/2017: COLLEGE BASKETBALL: After third-quarter stumble, Hokies drop another in ACC
Leticia Romero scored 18 points, and No. 7 Florida State took the lead early and pulled away after halftime for an 82-54 victory over No. 17 Virginia Tech on Sunday in Blacksburg, Va. Shakayla Thomas added 17 points and Brittany Brown 13 for the...



1/23/2017: COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Allen’s big second half helps visiting Hokies edge Tigers
Seth Allen scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half as hot-shooting Virginia Tech held off Clemson, 82-81, on Sunday in Clemson, S.C., sending the Tigers to their sixth straight ACC loss. The Hokies (15-4, 4-3) shot 60.9 percent (14 for 23) in...