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Wizards' Bradley Beal returns to practice, could play Friday

Rasual Butler served as Washington Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal's replacement until Monday, when Beal returned to practice for the first time since fracturing his left wrist during an Oct. 10 exhibition against the Charlotte Hornets. He underwent surgery two days later, and the Wizards estimated a recovery time of six weeks. Friday will mark exactly six weeks since the injury. He hopes to make his season debut Friday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers, according to a person with knowledge of his thinking, but told reporters Monday that an exact date is undetermined. "First time out, [so] a little rusty, but seemed to do OK," coach Randy Wittman said. "He's going to have to get used to catching the ball and having confidence in his wrist."

Jorge Castillo, The Washington Post

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NFL: The MRI conducted on the right knee of Washington Redskins left tackle Trent Williams confirmed that he had sprained the medial collateral ligament against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers but revealed no further damage, coach Jay Gruden said Monday. Williams will be listed as day-to-day, Gruden said. The lineman also sprained his right ankle when a defender stepped on his foot, but Williams didn't have an MRI on the ankle. Gruden didn't give a timetable for Williams' recovery but said the two-time Pro Bowl tackle has not been ruled out for the final six games of the regular season. Rookie Morgan Moses will continue to fill in for Williams until he returns.

Mike Jones, The Washington Post

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Broadcasting: ESPN said Friday that former Maryland striker Taylor Twellman has agreed to an eight-year contract extension, spurning an offer from Fox. Twellman started at ESPN in November 2011 and replaced John Harkes as the network's lead soccer analyst. Fox has taken over U.S. FIFA rights from ESPN and will televise the 2018 and 2022 World Cups along with the Women's World Cup next year and in 2019.

College football: Stevenson will make the program's first postseason appearance Saturday, when the host Mustangs participate in the ECAC Southeast Bowl at 2 p.m. against Bethany (6-4). The Mustangs (7-3) finished fourth in the Middle Atlantic Conference this season. … Navy junior Keenan Reynolds was named College Football Performance Awards' National Quarterback of the Week and NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision Independent Player of the Week. Junior kicker Austin Grebe was awarded FBS Special Teams Player of the Week honors.

Men's college soccer: CCBC-Essex beat Southern Maryland, 2-0, on Nov. 1 to capture the National Junior College Athletic Association Region XX Division I Championship and earn a spot in the national tournament in Prescott, Ariz. It is the Knights' third consecutive Region XX title, and seventh in eight years.

Men's college basketball: Maryland senior guard Dez Wells was selected as a member of the Wooden Award Preseason Top 50 Watch List. … Loyola Maryland freshman guard Andre Walker was awarded Patriot League Rookie of the Week honors. … Johns Hopkins senior guard Jimmy Hammer was named Centennial Conference Player of the Week.

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Women's college basketball: Salisbury senior guard Sarah Seipp earned Capital Athletic Conference Player of the Week honors. … McDaniel junior guard Lindsey Nichols was named Centennial Player of the Week.

Women's college volleyball: Towson senior opposite hitter Victoria Williams was named Colonial Athletic Association Offensive Player of the Week.

College field hockey: Maryland junior midfielder Anna Dessoye, senior midfielder and forward Maxine Fluharty, senior forward Katie Gerzabek, freshman forward and midfielder Moira Putsch, and junior defender Sarah Sprink were named to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association All-Mid-Atlantic Region First Team. Junior forward and midfielder Alyssa Parker and midfielder and defender Steffi Schneid earned second-team honors. Bayley Vohs

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College wrestling: Navy's John Keck (174 pounds), freshman Jadaen Bernstein (174), freshman Zack Davis (133), senior Peyton Walsh (165) and senior Paul Rands (197) placed among the top four at the 48th annual East Stroudsburg Open on SundayJohn Keck .

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