Otto Porter Jr. had 21 points and 11 rebounds, John Wall scored 19 and the visiting Wizards moved within a half-game of the Southeast Division lead with a 112-86 victory over the Hawks on Friday night.
Crystal Dunn, a rising star with the top-ranked U.S. women's national soccer team, has left the Washington Spirit to sign with English club Chelsea, the second prominent player to depart since the National Women's Soccer League final three months ago.
For 27-year-old Atlanta Hawks rookie Malcolm Delaney, however, the decade-long quest that took him from Towson Catholic High to the fulfillment of his lifelong dream of playing in the NBA was a journey in the most literal sense of the word.
The Wizards on Thursday formally announced that they signed Gary Neal, a Calvert Hall and Towson product. The reported one-year, $2.1 million contract makes Washington his fifth NBA team and fourth since leaving the San Antonio Spurs in 2013.
Ending a frantic few days of courtship ¿ and perhaps cementing the Spurs as the preseason favorites to win yet another NBA title ¿ Aldridge announced Saturday that he will sign with San Antonio and align with Tim Duncan and Kawhi Leonard to form what would figure to be among the league's most-formidable frontcourts.
The Washington Wizards proved they can beat the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks without John Wall on Saturday night, and they're likely going to have to do it again in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series tonight.
Firing Line seemed to enjoy the peace and quiet surrounding Barn 42 on the Churchill Downs backstretch Monday morning as assistant trainer Carlos Santamaria walked the Preakness hopeful under the shedrow for about 30 minutes.
Hall of Fame center Walt Bellamy, a four-time All-Star during 14 NBA seasons who played for the Bullets during their first two years in Baltimore, died Saturday, according to the Atlanta Hawks. He was 74. No cause of death was announced.
His return was somewhat unexpected and his contributions were greatly accepted, but after making his season debut Wednesday night, Nene was dejected. All season, the Washington Wizards big man had to be the one to console his distressed teammates after disappointing losses, providing encouraging words to keep them motivated.