Redskins' Shanahan might sit RG3 for rest of year
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) - Mike Shanahan is still the coach of the Washington Redskins, but Robert Griffin III might not be the starting quarterback this week.
Shanahan said Monday that he was thinking about sitting Griffin for the rest of the season because of concern that the quarterback could be injured.
Shanahan points out Griffin has been sacked 24 times in five games, and that two of the Redskins' three remaining games will be played on artificial turf, including Sunday at Atlanta.
It's a change of pace of Shanahan's previous stance that Griffin needed as many game snaps as possible to improve.
Shanahan no longer spoke as if it's a given that he'll be coaching the Redskins next season. He says owner Dan Snyder will make that decision at the end of the season.
Nuggets' Faried blocks, dunks Wizards, 75-74
WASHINGTON (AP) - Wilson Chandler scored 17 points, Nate Robinson added 16, and Kenneth Faried had a key block and transition dunk with 33 seconds left to lift the Denver Nuggets to 75-74 victory over the Washington Wizards on Monday night.
Washington had three possessions after Faried put Denver ahead, but John Wall missed a layup, Trevor Ariza missed a 3-pointer, Chandler blocked a layup try by Garrett Temple, and Robinson stripped the ball from Wall in the closing seconds.
Chandler also had eight rebounds to help the Nuggets rally from 12 points down in the second half, and Robinson helped the Denver reserves outscore their depleted Washington counterparts 34-5.
Wall finished with 20 points and eight assists, Marcin Gortat scored 16 points, and Trevor Booker added 12 points and 12 rebounds for the Wizards.
Hampton run away from Bethune-Cookman, win 85-52
HAMPTON, Va. (AP) - Reggie Price scored 10 of his career-high 16 points in the first half and Hampton never trailed in an 85-52 win over Bethune-Cookman Monday night.
Brian Darden hit three 3-point shots in the game's first 3:07 as Hampton (5-5, 2-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) jumped out to an 11-2 lead and never looked back.
Daquan Brown's layup with 10:32 left in the first half pulled Bethune-Cookman (2-10, 0-2) within four, 14-10, but the Pirates scored 20 of the next 22 points and went into halftime leading 47-25.
Lawrence Cooks lead all scorers with 17 points, also a career-high, for Hampton. Du'Vaughn Maxwell added 12 points and Deron Powers had 11. Maxwell blocked seven shots.
Bethune-Cookman, losers of eight straight, hit 16 of 59 (27.1 percent) field goals and 3 of 18 (16.7 percent) 3-point shots. The Pirates pulled down a season-high 25 offensive rebounds but managed just 16 second chance points.
VMI races past Va. Lynchburg 110-78
LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) - Rodney Glasgow scored a career-high 33 points and VMI hit the 100-point mark for the third time this season, in a 110-78 win over Virginia University of Lynchburg on Monday night.
Glasgow's previous high was 31, set last season against Charleston Southern. This time he was 12 of 22 from the field, including 7 of 15 from 3-point range. He had 12 points at halftime and his final bucket came with 5:43 left in the game.
QJ Peterson contributed 23 points and D.J. Covington recorded his third straight double-double with 20 points, 10 rebounds for VMI (6-4). Phillip Anglade had 13 points, 13 rebounds and eight blocks for the Keydets. Anglade's eight blocks were one shy of tying a school record.
Irving Cato scored 18 points for Va. Lynchburg and Dennis Gravely added 12. The Dragons were held to 37.8 percent shooting and turned the ball over 21 times.
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