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Doug Williams promoted to senior adviser to Washington Football Team president Jason Wright

Washington Football Team executive Doug Williams once made history with the franchise. Now he hopes to help shape its future.

Washington named Williams as its senior adviser to team president Jason Wright. The move from the football side to the business side of the building will give Williams a chance to impact key decisions awaiting the organization.

He became the first Black quarterback to play in, and win, a Super Bowl in January 1988, leading Washington to a win over Denver while being named MVP. He spent the past six seasons in personnel with the team, first as a senior executive and then as a senior vice president of player personnel.

But after Ron Rivera was hired last offseason, Williams was shifted to senior vice president of player development.

Now, he’ll assist Wright as Washington navigates pivotal changes, from the team name to its quest for a new stadium —

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Beth Wilkinson close to completing Washington Football Team investigation, Roger Goodell says

The comments by Goodell at his annual state-of-the-league news conference during Super Bowl week were the league’s first substantive remarks in months on the investigation and ownership dispute.

“I have not met with her yet,” Goodell said of Wilkinson and her investigation, “so I don’t have any of her recommendations. She is nearing the completion of her work. So she’ll be sharing that work with me and her review at some point in the future.”

Goodell said that Wilkinson’s findings will be shared with the team, which he initially called the “Redskins” before correcting himself at the behest of a moderator and apologizing, calling the reference to the team’s former name “a bad habit.” Goodell said the findings also will be shared with “others” but did not specify whether they will be released to the public.

“To me, the important thing in the context of this is that the Washington

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Seahawks WR D.K. Metcalf goes full Leon Lett, costs his team a touchdown

If you’ve watched football long enough, you’ll see just about everything. If you watch it longer than that, you’ll see just about everything twice.

On Sunday afternoon, Russell Wilson of the Seahawks was busy doing what Russell Wilson has been doing all season — cooking defenses to a nice golden brown. Sadly, second-year receiver, who is already responsible for a few of Wilson’s rare incompletions, wasn’t on the same page. As he took in one of Wilson’s gorgeous deep passes (when you hear everyone say that Wilson is the NFL’s best deep-ball thrower, believe it), Metcalf was wide open against Cowboys rookie cornerback Trevon Diggs. All Metcalf had to do was to hold onto the ball and coast into the end zone.

This, he did not do.

Metcalf is one of the NFL’s best young receivers, but this lack of situational awareness is inexcusable, and if the Seahawks lose this

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Michael Jordan played poker every night during the Dream Team Olympics, and he always took advantage of having more money than his teammates

"You have to have 100% confidence in your hand if you're going to go all-in against Michael [Jordan]," Charles Barkley said on SportsCenter Sunday.
“You have to have 100% confidence in your hand if you’re going to go all-in against Michael [Jordan],” Charles Barkley said on SportsCenter Sunday.

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  • The sixth episode of “The Last Dance” — ESPN’s 10-part docuseries about Michael Jordan and the 1997-98 Chicago Bulls — focused in part on His Airness’ gambling “hobby.”

  • Charles Barkley, an NBA great in his own right and a member of the “Dream Team” that won gold at the 1992 Olympics, said he, Jordan, Scottie Pippen, and Magic Johnson played cards “every single night.”

  • “We knew that no matter what the cards were, at the end of the night … Michael was always going to try to buy the pot,” Barkley told Scott Van Pelt on SportsCenter after the episode aired Sunday night.

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Michael Jordan is a fierce competitor on and off the court.

The sixth episode

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