Washington Wizards president Ernie Grunfeld received a contract extension months before the team concluded its inconsistent 2017-18 season and bowed out in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs as the eighth seed. A spokesman for team owner Ted Leonsis and his company Monumental Sports & Entertainment, which runs the Wizards, declined to address the terms of the extension, which the franchise has not publicly announced. According to a person close to the situation, the Wizards offered the extension in the fall. The deal keeps Grunfeld as the head of basketball operations through at least the 2018-19 season.

—Candace Buckner, The Washington Post


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Redskins concerned about cheerleader allegations

The Washington Redskins said they're concerned by allegations made by cheerleaders in a New York Times article about a trip to Costa Rica for a photo shoot in 2013. Team president Bruce Allen said in a statement Thursday that the organization is immediately looking into the situation. Allen says if the investigation shows any employees acted inappropriately, "those employees will face significant repercussions." The New York Times reported the cheerleaders had their passports collected, were forced to be topless for a calendar photo shoot that included male spectators and were asked to be escorts for sponsors at a nightclub. Allen says team officials have had dialogue with several current and former cheerleaders and have "heard very different firsthand accounts that directly contradict many of the details" of the article.

More NFL: The Ravens waived cornerback Robertson Daniel. Daniel, 26, was originally signed to the practice squad during the 2016 season.

Varsity boys track: Calvert Hall's 400-meter relay team set a Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association record at the Penn Relays last weekend. Isaiah Watson, Sean Tucker, Brayden Morris and Chris Lewis finished in 41.93 seconds to break the record of 42.01 set by Mount Saint Joseph last season. The Cardinals finished second in the High School Boys 400 national race.

— Katherine Dunn

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