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D.C.’s new XFL team gets rave reviews after first game

After a strong first showing in front of more than 17,000 fans at Audi Field, some Washington, D.C., football fans seem energized and rejuvenated by the birth of the XFL’s D.C. Defenders. Having been subjected to many recent losing seasons…

‘Magic Mahomes’ leads Kansas City Chiefs to first Super Bowl win in 50 years

MIAMI — With the Kansas City Chiefs trailing the San Francisco 49ers by double digits in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl LIV, Patrick Mahomes was tasked to with a daunting mission. No starting quarterback in league history had ever…

Super Bowl LIV preview: San Francisco 49ers vs. Kansas City Chiefs

To conclude the NFL’s 100th season, the San Francisco 49ers will take on the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV on Sunday night at Hard Rock Stadium. This is the 11th time the Super Bowl will be played in…

Kansas City QB Patrick Mahomes surprises defenses with never-ending bag of tricks

MIAMI — Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes can seem like a magician when he is on the field. His bag of tricks includes the no-look pass he delivered last year against the Baltimore Ravens, the occasional side-arm sling and…

San Francisco’s Raheem Mostert rides wave of momentum into Super Bowl LIV

MIAMI — San Francisco running back Raheem Mostert etched his name in the history books with his 220-yard, four-touchdown performance in the NFC Championship game to propel the 49ers to the Super Bowl. Among his teammates, though, the surfing celebration…

Former Good Counsel teammates live out Super Bowl dream with Kansas City

MIAMI — Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Kendall Fuller and linebacker Dorian O’Daniel dreamed of playing in the NFL when they were teammates at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in Olney, Md. In their wildest dreams, perhaps they imagined…

Super Bowl notebook: Goodell on minority coaches, a London franchise and more

MIAMI — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell discussed the league’s lack of minority coaches during his annual pre-Super Bowl press conference Wednesday afternoon. The dearth of minority head coaches has prompted criticism toward the league and its policies. “We are not…

Harpers Ferry rock climbers worry closures could set precedent for future access

HARPERS FERRY, West Virginia – “This is not how the Park Service is supposed to work.” That’s according to Eric Murdock, policy director for the Access Fund, a rock climbing advocacy organization that has worked with land managers all over…

NCAA rules help UMD, others inflate football attendance figures

Fifteen minutes before Maryland football’s Big Ten Conference bout with Illinois on Oct. 27, 2018, the vast pockets of space in the bleachers were apparent. For a game that prompted more than 24,000 tickets to be sold, fewer than 11,000…

Maryland women’s soccer makes Big Ten Tournament for first time in history

For the first time since Maryland entered the Big Ten in 2014, the women’s soccer team has qualified for the Big Ten tournament.