Kevin Larsen, George Washington Top No. 18 Creighton

Washington Wizards finish November with rare success after 2-7 start





The Colonials took advantage of an off night by Doug McDermott, who came in averaging nearly 28 points per game but finished with seven. Ethan Wragge scored 16 and Grant Gibbs had 12 for the Bluejays (5-2). BOX SCORE: George Washington 60, Creighton 53 Gibbs tied the score 42-all with 8:26 left in the game and the teams wrestled their way to the finish. Creighton pulled ahead 53-50 when Jahenns Manigat picked up Wragge's 3-point miss and scored with 2:14 left. The Colonials (6-1) regained the lead on consecutive layups by Larsen and Joe McDonald. The Colonials then sealed one of their biggest wins in years at the free throw line. Larsen led four Colonials in double figures with 14 points. McDonald and Isaiah Armwood scored 12 apiece and Kethan Savage finished with 10. visit http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaab/atlantic10/2013/12/01/george-washington-colonials-creighton-bluejays-kevin-larsen-doug-mcdermott-wooden-legacy/3800139/











Last week he was named Eastern Conference player of the week for the second time in his career. If the Wizards can defeat the Orlando Magic on Monday at Verizon Center, they will be at .500 for the first time since they drafted Wall first overall in 2010. Washington would then have three days to prepare for the Milwaukee Bucks, the current occupants of the East basement. Washington hasnt had a winning record since it was 2-1 to begin the 2009-10 season. Never in our minds did we doubt that we were not this team that weve built all these expectations up to be, Webster said. Were headed in the right direction. Were not at .500 yet. We have the opportunity to be there Monday. visit http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/wizards/washington-wizards-finish-november-with-rare-success-after-2-7-start/2013/12/01/03cce3c8-5ae4-11e3-801f-1f90bf692c9b_story.html





Predicting Which Washington Capitals Will Play in 2014 Winter Olympics





Griffin not a problem this time Kent Babb With a tailored game plan, Robert Griffin III passes efficiently and runs well, yet his teammates let him down. Mike Jones Washingtons strong start against the Giants is undone by a mountain of penalties, drops and turnovers. Dan Steinberg Best and worst moments from the Redskins 24-17 loss to the Giants Sunday night at FedEx Field. Complete coverage Sure enough, a once-promising performance made way for a second-half meltdown that resulted in a 24-17 loss Sunday night. Penalties, dropped balls, another special teams gaffe and a game-ending turnover served as the lowlights of the Redskins loss. We lost composure, we lost everything, wide receiver Pierre Garcon said. We lost yards, we left points out there, we left yards out there. visit http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/redskins/washington-redskins-commit-penalties-drop-balls-muff-a-snap-in-loss-to-new-york-giants/2013/12/02/3da600ce-5b12-11e3-a66d-156b463c78aa_story.html





Washington Redskins commit penalties, drop balls, muff a snap, in loss to New York Giants





Mr. Obama said the family might stay in order to make sure their younger daughter, Sasha, isnt uprooted before finishing high school. It is rare for former presidents to remain in Washington after their term ends. You know we gotta make sure that shes doing well until she goes off to college, Mr. Obama said, according to ABC, adding: Sasha will have a big say in where we are. The habit of former Congressmen sticking around Washington after their term ends to cash in with lucrative lobbying jobs, not to see their kids through school was a central theme of the recent takedown of D.C. culture, This Town. Former presidents, for their part, have typically made money after leaving office by giving high-priced speeches in the U.S. and overseas. visit http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2013/11/29/obama-may-stay-in-washington-after-term-ends/





Obama May Stay in Washington After Term Ends





Team USA would be wise to bring along a player who knows a thing or two about defeating the host country in the gold medal game of a major international tournament. John Carlson did just that in the 2010 IIHF World Junior Championships when he scored the game-winning goal in overtime against Canada in Saskatoon. Carlson's goal brought junior gold to the US for the first time since 2004, and only the second time up to that point in tournament history, according to IIHF.com . If Carlson can reprise his role as hero in Sochi, he would once again end a long medal drought. Team USA has not won Olympic gold in hockey since 1980, when Team USA defeated the USSR for the famed 'Miracle on Ice' .Then Carlson would never have to buy a drink again as long as he was stateside, just like the hero of that 1980 team, captain Mike Eruzione. 5. Michal Neuvirth G: CZECH REPUBLIC Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports Michal Neuvirth has been the backup goalie for the Capitals the last two seasons. Now the goalie who decorates his mask in tribute to his native country should also be the backup goalie for the Czech Republic in Sochi. Neuvirth has been solid in limited action this season. The 25-year-old has a 2-3-1 record in seven games, with a 2.83 goals against average and a .912 save percentage. Neuvirth has never played for the Czech national team. Accordingly, Steven Ives of TheHockeyWriters.com predicted that Michal Neuvirth would fill the third spot on the Czech Republic's goaltending depth chart, behind Ondrej Pavelec and Tomas Vokoun . visit http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1870900-predicting-which-washington-capitals-will-play-in-2014-winter-olympics





Washington teacher evaluation system threatens waivers





The exact wording of the Washington law was the result of negotiations between statewide education officials, lawmakers and the state teachers union, the Washington EducationAssociation. State Sen. Christine Rolfes, D-Poulsbo, does not agree that changing one word in state law will resolve theproblem. I support being in compliance with the federal governments recommendations, shesaid. visit http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2013/dec/02/washington-teacher-evaluation-system-threatens/





New York at Washington





You couple all those things and that's how you lose a football game." Josh Brown added an insurance 39-yard field goal with 2:32 remaining. Manning finished 22 for 28 for 235 yards, including a 22-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Myers in the second quarter that was part of the 10 completions in a row. After his stellar first half, Griffin was 8 for 15 for 58 yards in the second half for a final line of 24 for 32 for 207 yards and a season-high 88 yards rushing on 12 carries. He wasn't sacked in the first half, but he went down five times after halftime. "He outran me on a few plays," Tuck said, "but I thought he looked good until we were able to make some adjustments." Notes The Redskins scored a touchdown on their opening possession for the first time this season. ... The Giants had only one running play of 20-plus yards entering the game, but they had two on the same drive, including a 23-yard touchdown run by Brown that made the score 14-7. visit http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/gametracker/recap/NFL_20131201_NYG@WAS