WASHINGTON — Speaking to the media for the first time since making the decision to bench Robert Griffin III and turn to Colt McCoy, Redskins coach Jay Gruden said Wednesday that he made the move because after surveying Griffin’s body of work, and comparing it to that of McCoy, he surmised that the face of the franchise simply hasn’t played well enough for Washington to compete, and that the original third-string quarterback gives the team the best chance to win.
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No. 6 TCU 48, Texas 10
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Richard Sherman provided the moment of the game against the 49ers once again, a mere 10 months after his touchdown-saving deflection in the NFC championship that sent the Seattle Seahawks to the Super Bowl.
HONOLUA BAY, Maui — Stephanie Gilmore of Australia captured her sixth world surfing crown Thursday at the season-ending Target Maui Pro on the Samsung Galaxy ASP Women’s World Championship Tour.
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas — Sam Dekker scored 17 points, Nigel Hayes’ acrobatic tip-in with 20 seconds left capped his 15-point day, and No. 2 Wisconsin needed to rally in the second half to beat Georgetown 68-65 on Thursday in the Battle 4 Atlantis semifinals.
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas — Alex Barlow and Kelan Martin each scored 17 points and Butler hung on to upset No. 5 North Carolina 74-66 on Wednesday in the opening game of the Battle 4 Atlantis.
LAHAINA, Maui — Stanley Johnson had shown glimpses of his precocious talent during Arizona’s first five games, occasionally showing up on the highlight reels with a soaring dunk or blocked shot.
LAHAINA, Hawaii — Kaleb Tarczewski scored 18 points, Gabe York added 15 and No. 3 Arizona hung on to win its first close game of the season, beating Kansas State 72-68 Tuesday in the Maui Invitational semifinals.
LEXINGTON, Ky. — Devin Booker scored 19 points for his second career best in as many games, Karl-Anthony Towns added 13 with 11 rebounds, and No. 1 Kentucky had no trouble with Texas-Arlington in Tuesday night’s 92-44 blowout.
LeBron James spoke out Tuesday against the violence in Ferguson, Mo., condemning the protestors who rioted and burned buildings after a grand jury voted not to indict the officer who shot and killed Michael Brown.
The Giants will never have another player like Pablo Sandoval — nobody as interesting, nobody as confounding, nobody as dietarily challenged, nobody as unpredictable, nobody as versatile, nobody as loud, and almost certainly nobody as great at the plate in the largest moments.
MIAMI — Stephen Curry scored 40 points, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Miami Heat 114-97 on Tuesday night for their sixth consecutive victory.
Alabama, Oregon, Florida State and Mississippi State remained the top four teams in the College Football Playoff rankings on Tuesday heading into a weekend when just about all the contenders are facing challenging rivals.
RENTON, Wash. — With the help of a cardboard cutout, the Seattle Seahawks’ Richard Sherman and Doug Baldwin took digs at the NFL during a news conference on Tuesday after the league issued a $100,000 fine to teammate Marshawn Lynch for not speaking to the media.
BOSTON — The Red Sox are hoping to spend their way out of the AL East cellar with two big free agent signings.