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  • Roundup: Strasburg and Harvey Set for Early Showdown

    Roundup: Strasburg and Harvey Set for Early Showdown

    nytimes.com ESPN.com Updated 8 hours ago
    Stephen Strasburg will start for the Washington Nationals in the third game of the season on April 9 in a likely showdown with the Mets’ Matt Harvey.
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  • Predators' early flurry downs Caps 4-3, becomes 1st team in Wes…

    Predators' early flurry downs Caps 4-3, becomes 1st team in West to clinch playoff berth

    NHL.com 11 hours ago
    WASHINGTON - Filip Forsberg scored during a three-goal first period and had two assists as the Nashville Predators became the first Western Conference team to clinch a playoff berth with a 4-3 win over the Washington Capitals on Saturday. Mat...
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  • Three thoughts on Redskins hosting Marcus Mariota

    Three thoughts on Redskins hosting Marcus Mariota

    ESPN.com 12 hours ago
    Three thoughts on the Washington Redskins hosting Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota, per the NFL Network’s Albert Breer: Well, no kidding. Any team picking in the top five should host any player projected to go in that range. It’s called due diligence. …
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  • Wizards sign 13-year-old kid with cancer before win over Hornet…

    Wizards sign 13-year-old kid with cancer before win over Hornets

    washingtonpost.com 15 hours ago
    Thirteen-year-old Nitin Ramachandran of Herndon had the best summary of John Wall’s 32-point performance in the Wizards’ double-overtime win over the Hornets on Friday. “It was amazing,” Ramachandran told Comcast SportsNet’s Chris Miller after the game.…
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  • The Sean Taylor graffiti at Brookland Metro has been restored

    The Sean Taylor graffiti at Brookland Metro has been restored

    washingtonpost.com 15 hours ago
    The graffiti mural honoring former Redskins safety Sean Taylor at the Brookland Metro station has been restored. The original piece, painted by a D.C. graffiti who goes by the name Cert after Taylor was killed in a home invasion in November 2007, was de…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Goaltending questions for several teams as off-s…

    Rumor Roundup: Goaltending questions for several teams as off-season nears

    thehockeynews.com 17 hours ago
    The Ottawa Sun’s Bruce Garrioch lists the San Jose Sharks, Buffalo Sabres, Edmonton Oilers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Calgary Flames “and possibly” the St. Louis Blues as teams that could seek goaltending this summer. Free agency is one reason these clubs co…
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  • John Wall saves Wizards in regulation, seals 2OT win over Horne…

    John Wall saves Wizards in regulation, seals 2OT win over Hornets

    yahoo.com Mar 28 (yesterday)
    The Washington Wizards have had a disappointing second half of the season, but the continued strong play of John Wall has been a saving grace. Although not without his share of stinkers, the All-Star point guard has played up to his reputation and kept …
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  • Capitals star Ovechkin meets soccer icon Messi

    Capitals star Ovechkin meets soccer icon Messi

    NHL.com washingtonpost.com Mar 27 (yesterday)
    Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin is used to meeting fans who are in awe of him, but Friday it was his turn. Ovechkin and teammate Evgeny Kuznetzov, along with Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, met soccer star Lionel M...
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  • Storen passes test in return from hand surgery

    Storen passes test in return from hand surgery

    MLB.com Mar 27 (yesterday)
    Nationals closer Drew Storen entered Friday's 1-1 tie with the Cardinals in the seventh inning, making his first appearance in a Grapefruit League game since he had a minor surgery to remove the hook of the hamate bone in his left hand. Naturally, the f…
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  • Will Ferrell says Marcin Gortat would dominate Dwight Howard in…

    Will Ferrell says Marcin Gortat would dominate Dwight Howard in an arm-wrestling match

    washingtonpost.com Mar 27 (yesterday)
    In a bit of cross promotion for the new movie “Get Hard” and Sunday’s Wizards-Rockets game on ABC, “Get Hard” stars Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart debated who would win an arm-wrestling match between Houston center Dwight Howard and Marcin Gortat. It reall…
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  • Nationals 1B Zimmerman Leaves Early After Dive vs. Cardinals

    Nationals 1B Zimmerman Leaves Early After Dive vs. Cardinals

    nytimes.com Mar 27 (yesterday)
    Washington first baseman Ryan Zimmerman made an early exit after jarring himself diving for a grounder, and the Nationals said he was OK after a 1-1 tie with the split-squad St. Louis Cardinals on Friday.
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  • Martinez cuts ERA in latest bid for Cards' rotation

    Martinez cuts ERA in latest bid for Cards' rotation

    MLB.com Mar 27 (yesterday)
    Right-hander Carlos Martinez made his case in the competition for the final spot in the Cardinals' rotation during Friday's 1-1 tie with the Nationals. Martinez allowed one run on five hits in five innings while striking out six and walking two.
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  • Zimmermann finds midseason form over six

    Zimmermann finds midseason form over six

    MLB.com Mar 27 (yesterday)
    Backing up much of the hype surrounding their pitching staff, the Nationals have continued to turn in stellar outing after stellar outing this spring. The latest came on Friday courtesy of right-hander Jordan Zimmmermann, who is on pace to be the team's…
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  • Tom Wilson fined $2,000 for diving/embellishment

    Tom Wilson fined $2,000 for diving/embellishment

    yahoo.com Mar 27 (yesterday)
    You’d figure if a player on the Washington Capitals was fined for diving/embellishment, it would be Alex Ovechkin. Nope, in this case it’s tough guy Tom Wilson, who got nailed for his second offense for a game March 19 against Minnesota. Check out the v…
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  • Rendon tries lateral jogging; Span progressing

    Rendon tries lateral jogging; Span progressing

    MLB.com Mar 27 (yesterday)
    Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon did some light jogging in right field early Friday morning, with an emphasis on lateral movement to test his sprained left knee.
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  • NHL fines Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson $2,000 for emb…

    NHL fines Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson $2,000 for embellishment vs Minnesota

    NHL.com ESPN.com Mar 27 (yesterday)
    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson was fined $2,000 by the NHL on Friday for embellishment. The NHL announced the fine on Friday. Wilson received a minor penalty for embellishment during a game against Minnesota on March ...
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  • Tony Kornheiser compares the Wizards to the Titanic

    Tony Kornheiser compares the Wizards to the Titanic

    washingtonpost.com Mar 27 (yesterday)
    Michael Wilbon and Tony Kornheiser discussed Wizards Coach Randy Wittman’s early departure from the end of Wednesday’s loss to the Pacers on Thursday’s episode of “Pardon The Interruption” because, well, a lot of people were interested in Wittman’s late…
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  • Harper back in lineup after missing two games

    Harper back in lineup after missing two games

    MLB.com Mar 27 (yesterday)
    The Nationals' Bryce Harper missed his second straight game on Thursday while dealing with a stomach bug, but he returned to the lineup on Friday against the Cardinals, batting third and playing right field.
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  • Video - Redskins' Offseason Agenda 02:11

    Redskins' Offseason Agenda

    Mar 25
    Dan Graziano and John Keim discuss what they learned about the Redskins' offseason plans during the NFL owners meetings.
  • Video - GM McCloughan Is Redskins' Best Offseason Move 01:08

    GM McCloughan Is Redskins' Best Offseason Move

    Mar 24
    ESPN Redskins reporter John Keim says it's not just what you hear about Scot McCloughan that's impressive, it's also what he says.
  • Video - RG III Named Starter Early 01:31

    RG III Named Starter Early

    Mar 23
    NFL Nation reporters Dan Graziano and John Keim discuss the quarterback situation in Washington and why Robert Griffin III already has been named the 2015 starter.
  • Video - NBA Top Plays 01:02

    NBA Top Plays

    Mar 20
    Derrick Williams' posterizing, one-handed slam is the top play in the NBA.

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    Mar 27
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    Mar 27
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