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September 10, 2012 | By Reed Johnson
So what does Robert Griffin III, a.k.a. RG3, the Washington Redskins' overnight-star quarterback and the NFL's hottest new brand name, listen to in the locker room? Hip-hop? Heavy metal? Guess again. According to the Redskins' official blog, RG3 has been known to stroll around grooving to Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe. " And it turns out that RG3, the No. 1 draft pick who led the Redskins to a stunning 40-32 upset victory over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday in his NFL regular-season debut,  is a budding cultural philosopher.
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August 23, 2013 | By David Wharton
The Barclays wants to turn down the volume on Friday, with second-round play underway and Ryan Moore making a move up the leaderboard. The first leg of the FedEx Cup playoffs got off to a rocky start when thunder and lightning caused six hours of delays in in the first round at Liberty National Golf Club in New Jersey. Officials also expelled a vociferous fan, one of those guys who holler "Baba Booey" or "Mashed Potatoes" immediately after players strike the ball. Ian Poulter and others on the PGA Tour have complained about the yelling.
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September 17, 2012 | By Dan Loumena
When Robert Griffin III, best known as RG3, had his spectacular debut earlier this month, the world got a glimpse of "Griffining. " That's when the Redskins' rookie quarterback signaled touchdown (pictured at left) after getting knocked to the ground on a long scoring pass to Pierre Garcon. RG3, the second overall pick in the draft, led Washington to a 40-32 victory over the Saints in New Orleans by passing for 320 yards and two touchdowns without an interception. "Who would have thought getting knocked on your butt and throwing a touchdown would start a phenomenon like that?"
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August 21, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Robert Griffin III was ready to go -- all dressed out in full pads, brace on his knee, fully warmed up for the Washington Redskins' "Monday Night Football" exhibition game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Of course, the star quarterback had already been told there was no chance of him playing in any exhibition games as he recovers from off-season knee surgery. But that didn't stop Coach Mike Shanahan from having a little fun at RG3's expense. When backup quarterback Kirk Cousins went down with a foot injury during the first quarter, Shanahan momentarily floored Griffin by gesturing toward the field and asking if he wanted to give it a shot.
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December 10, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Kirk Cousins saved the Washington Redskins' season Sunday by emulating the man he's been watching light up the field all season. When superstar rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III couldn't continue playing on a sprained right knee late in the fourth quarter of the Redskins' game against the Baltimore Ravens, it was up to Cousins, also a first-year pro, to rally the team from an eight-point deficit in the final minute of the game. Cousins, who had taken one snap earlier in the drive when Griffin first got hurt, took over for good with 45 seconds remaining and the ball on the Baltimore 26. After completing a 15-yard pass to Leonard Hankerson on the first play, the fourth-round pick out of Michigan State pumped once then scrambled out of the pocket before finding Pierre Garcon in the end zone for an 11-yard touchdown.
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January 3, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Robert Griffin III has gone to the playoffs every year of his NFL career. OK, so RG3 has only been in the league one year, but it's still a pretty impressive accomplishment for a rookie quarterback to lead his team into the post-season. Especially if that is the Washington Redskins, who haven't played beyond the regular season in five years and needed seven straight wins down the stretch to punch their ticket this year. Tony Romo has only been to the playoffs three times in his seven seasons as the Dallas Cowboys' starting quarterback.
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December 28, 2012 | By Dan Loumena
Cowboys veteran Tony Romo and Redskins rookie Robert Griffin III each will face a tremendous amount of pressure to produce Sunday in a regular-season finale whose winner will capture the NFC East Division title. If Dallas loses, it doesn't make the playoffs. Washington can lose and still advance to the postseason with losses by Chicago and Minnesota, which seems unlikely and practically makes the Cowboys-Redskins game a winner-take-all proposition. Romo is often maligned for failing to win big games.
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February 25, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
How big is Robert Griffin III? He even makes it to the Oscars. Well, sort of. Sean Fine, who Sunday won the Academy Award for best documentary for his film "Inocente", is a huge Washington Redskins fan. His grandfather, the late Nate Fine, was the team's official photographer for several years.  Sean Fine is such a huge Redskins fan that he wore a pair of red-and-gold socks with Griffin's catchphrase "No Pressure, No Diamonds" written on...
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January 9, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
If there were ever a time for the Washington Redskins to run a “hurry-up” offense, that time is now. Quarterback Robert Griffin III had surgery Wednesday to repair two damaged ligaments in his right knee, and now the clock is ticking on whether he'll be ready for the start of next season. The extent of damage to the knee has not been officially revealed, although the Associated Press cites an unnamed source who says Griffin sustained a torn lateral collateral ligament as well as damage to his anterior cruciate ligament.
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February 24, 2012 | By Sam Farmer
It's still early in the process, but here's a tidbit that might further hint at which way the Indianapolis Colts are leaning: They have yet to request an interview with Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III. All arrows point to the Colts using the No. 1 pick on Stanford's Andrew Luck, no matter what the final decision is on Peyton Manning. RG3 said Friday he met with Philadelphia and has interviews with Cleveland and Kansas City on his schedule. Luck met Thursday night with Colts offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen.
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July 7, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
Robert Griffin III, a Heisman Trophy winner at Baylor and rookie of the year with the Washington Redskins, can add husband to his collection of achievements following what some say was a lavish wedding in Colorado on Saturday. Griffin, 23, married college sweetheart Rebecca Liddicoat in her hometown of Boulder. The two, who were engaged in 2010, wore all white, with the groomsmen in black and the bridesmaids in red. We know most of this thanks to social media. The easiest way to say It......BIG DAY!
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February 26, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
Skier Lindsey Vonn vowed that she will be ready for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games despite breaking her right leg and tearing her ACL and MCL on Feb. 5 at the Alpine skiing world championships in Austria. “I have no doubt I will be ready for Sochi,” Vonn said Monday on the "Today" show. "Honestly, in a worst-case scenario, if I trained a week before the Games, I'd be fine. " The 2014 Winter Olympics will be held in Sochi, Russia, from Feb. 7 to 23. Earlier, in a conference call with reporters, Vonn discussed what was going through her mind during the initial moments of the injury.
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February 25, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
How big is Robert Griffin III? He even makes it to the Oscars. Well, sort of. Sean Fine, who Sunday won the Academy Award for best documentary for his film "Inocente", is a huge Washington Redskins fan. His grandfather, the late Nate Fine, was the team's official photographer for several years.  Sean Fine is such a huge Redskins fan that he wore a pair of red-and-gold socks with Griffin's catchphrase "No Pressure, No Diamonds" written on...
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January 15, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III beat out fellow quarterbacks Andrew Luck of Indianapolis and Russell Wilson of Seattle, as well as several other impressive first-year NFL players, as Pro Football Weekly/Pro Football Writers of America's rookie of the year. Of course, this isn't the rookie-of-the-year award. That one comes from the Associated Press and will be announced Feb. 2. But the PFW/PFWA honor can be viewed as a gauge as to how voters are thinking. It's particularly interesting this year, given the expected close race between the trio of stellar rookie quarterbacks.
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January 9, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
The NBA has fined Mark Cuban $50,000 for making critical Twitter comments about league officiating. The Dallas Mavericks owner was unhappy after the Mavericks lost to the New Orleans Hornets on Saturday and tweeted: "Im sorry NBA fans. Ive tried for 13 years to fix the officiating in this league and I have failed miserably. Any Suggestions ? I need help. " The Mavericks were called for 20 fouls in the game, the Hornets 10. Cuban is no stranger to fines. The latest assessment pushes his total to about $1.8 million in fines since he bought the Mavs in 2000.
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January 9, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III had surgery Wednesday morning to repair a torn lateral collateral ligament and to see if there is any other damage in his right knee. The surgery was conducted by Dr. James Andrews in Gulf Breeze, Fla. Griffin sent out a tweet early Wednesday saying, "Thank you for your prayers and support. I love God, my family, my team, the fans, & I love this game. See you guys next season. " The torn LCL requires a rehabilitation that will last into the start of next season.
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January 9, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
  ESPN announced Tuesday it has not renewed the contract of Rob Parker, the ESPN commentator who was suspended for 30 days late last year for his racially charged comments about Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III. Mike Soltys, a vice president at the network, tweeted "Rob Parker's contract expired at year end. Evaluating our needs and his work, including his recent RGIII comments, we decided not to renew. " Appearing on the show "First Take" in DeHember, Parker asked whether Griffin "was a brother or a cornball brother....
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January 15, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III beat out fellow quarterbacks Andrew Luck of Indianapolis and Russell Wilson of Seattle, as well as several other impressive first-year NFL players, as Pro Football Weekly/Pro Football Writers of America's rookie of the year. Of course, this isn't the rookie-of-the-year award. That one comes from the Associated Press and will be announced Feb. 2. But the PFW/PFWA honor can be viewed as a gauge as to how voters are thinking. It's particularly interesting this year, given the expected close race between the trio of stellar rookie quarterbacks.
SPORTS
January 9, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
If there were ever a time for the Washington Redskins to run a “hurry-up” offense, that time is now. Quarterback Robert Griffin III had surgery Wednesday to repair two damaged ligaments in his right knee, and now the clock is ticking on whether he'll be ready for the start of next season. The extent of damage to the knee has not been officially revealed, although the Associated Press cites an unnamed source who says Griffin sustained a torn lateral collateral ligament as well as damage to his anterior cruciate ligament.
SPORTS
January 9, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
  ESPN announced Tuesday it has not renewed the contract of Rob Parker, the ESPN commentator who was suspended for 30 days late last year for his racially charged comments about Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III. Mike Soltys, a vice president at the network, tweeted "Rob Parker's contract expired at year end. Evaluating our needs and his work, including his recent RGIII comments, we decided not to renew. " Appearing on the show "First Take" in DeHember, Parker asked whether Griffin "was a brother or a cornball brother....
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