Leading Off

Redskins tab Zorn

The Washington Redskins hired Jim Zorn as their coach Saturday night, a surprise ending to a monthlong search for a replacement for Joe Gibbs. "I've always dreamed of being a head coach with a franchise rich in tradition like the Redskins," Zorn said in a team news release. "As a player who had to fight Redskins teams at RFK as well as at our home field, I know about the history of this franchise as well as the passion of its fans. I won't let you down." The Redskins said Zorn, 54, agreed to a five-year contract. He will be introduced at a news conference today at noon. Zorn, a former Seattle quarterback, was Seattle's quarterbacks coach for the last seven years. The Redskins hired him to be their offensive coordinator on Jan. 26.

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Michael Jordan? Julius

"Dr. J." Erving? Vince Carter? Dominique "the Human Highlight Film" Wilkins? Who is the greatest dunker in NBA history? Bee staffers give their opinions.

This Bud's for Junior

Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the exhibition Budweiser Shootout with a dominating run Saturday night in his new Hendrick Motorsports ride. He powered past Tony Stewart with two laps to go, then held on for his first win against Cup drivers and cars since 2006.

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Lawyer: Clemens not at Canseco's party

A lawyer for Roger Clemens said Saturday the pitcher can prove he didn't attend a June 1998 party at Jose Canseco's home described by Brian McNamee in the Mitchell Report. According to McNamee, Clemens first raised the subject of steroids not long after McNamee saw Canseco and Clemens meeting during the party. Clemens' side has turned over evidence to congressional investigators, including an affidavit from Canseco, to support that the pitcher wasn't present at Canseco's home that day, the attorney, Rusty Hardin, said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press.