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Nats equipped to handle loss of Werth

Nats equipped to handle loss of Werth

MLB.com yahoo.com Updated 14 hours ago
It stinks that Jayson Werth -- a consummate pro, an important part of the intangible thing that makes the Nationals go -- is injured. It stinks for him and for the Nats. But they're likely to be in first place when he returns, and he might end up being …
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  • Redskins safety tapes his cleats to look like Chuck Taylors

    Redskins safety tapes his cleats to look like Chuck Taylors

    washingtonpost.com 13 hours ago
    Redskins safety Duke Ihenacho was the most fashionable player on the field Thursday at Redskins Park for the team’s voluntary offseason workouts. Ihenacho taped over his cleats with black and white tape to make them look like a pair of Converse Chuck Ta…
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  • When being married to a major leaguer complicates a mother’s sp…

    When being married to a major leaguer complicates a mother’s sports broadcasting career

    washingtonpost.com 15 hours ago
    Lindsay Murphy still finds herself rehearsing for her sports broadcasts. In the car, in the shower, in her living room, she will read off Nationals highlights, or deliver the latest Redskins news, concentrating on her voice and inflection, making sure t…
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  • Brian Mitchell defends DeSean Jackson’s decision to skip OTAs

    Brian Mitchell defends DeSean Jackson’s decision to skip OTAs

    washingtonpost.com 17 hours ago
    DeSean Jackson informed the Redskins that he was opting out of the team’s organized team activities this week, which was well within his rights under the NFL’s collective bargaining agreement. Attendance at OTAs is voluntary. Jackson, who skipped the fi…
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  • Jose Andres attempts to woo Paul Pierce with food

    Jose Andres attempts to woo Paul Pierce with food

    washingtonpost.com 19 hours ago
    .@paulpierce34 if you stay with us @WashWizards Sir one more season I personally will cook for you,1 night a month.. — José Andrés (@chefjoseandres) May 28, 2015 Now, that is an offer that’s tough to refuse. The celebrity chef, life-saver and Wizards fa…
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  • Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom has hip surgery; team confident he'…

    Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom has hip surgery; team confident he'll be ready for next season

    NHL.com 21 hours ago
    WASHINGTON - Washington Capitals centre Nicklas Backstrom has had hip surgery and the team expects him to be ready for next season. The Capitals say the arthroscopic procedure was done Wednesday. The club adds in a statement Thursday that it ...
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  • DeAngelo Hall: Achilles feels good, but I’m following team’s pl…

    DeAngelo Hall: Achilles feels good, but I’m following team’s plan

    profootballtalk.com 22 hours ago
    Cornerback DeAngelo Hall restructured his contract this offseason to take away any guaranteed money and make his entire $4 million salary contingent on making the Redskins’ 53-man roster for the start of the regular season. Hall made the move after tear…
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  • Throwback Thursday: Senators play first night game in D.C. base…

    Throwback Thursday: Senators play first night game in D.C. baseball history

    washingtonpost.com 24 hours ago
    The Nationals played under the lights at Wrigley Field on Wednesday night, and that’s still a relatively new thing in Chicago. The Cubs didn’t play night games until 1988, not quite 30 years ago. In the District, they’ve been doing that for more than 70…
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  • Jon Lester sets record for futility at the plate by starting ca…

    Jon Lester sets record for futility at the plate by starting career 0-for-58

    yahoo.com nytimes.com MLB.com May 28 (yesterday)
    If we told you that Jon Lester and Max Scherzer set an MLB record Wednesday night during the Chicago Cubs and Washington Nationals game, you might think it had something to do with the number of millions on the mound. After all, they were the two bigges…
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  • Anonymous NBA player is reportedly ‘pretty sure’ Kevin Durant w…

    Anonymous NBA player is reportedly ‘pretty sure’ Kevin Durant will join the Wizards

    washingtonpost.com May 28 (yesterday)
    Well, we have eight days to kill until the NBA Finals start, how about some shameless rumor-mongering? Okay, there are those Game 7s in the NHL to watch, but in terms of hoops, this is a bleak time, and a sports blogger’s gotta do what a sports blogger’…
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  • Reid: Jackson's absence from OTAs reflects poorly on him, Redsk…

    Reid: Jackson's absence from OTAs reflects poorly on him, Redskins

    ESPN.com May 27 (yesterday)
    Reid: Jackson's absence from OTAs reflects poorly on him, Redskins
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  • When it comes to Racing Presidents, is Thomas Jefferson the new…

    When it comes to Racing Presidents, is Thomas Jefferson the new Teddy?

    washingtonpost.com May 27 (yesterday)
    As the Wizards and Caps wrapped up their seasons, and as the Nats embarked on a historic hot streak, we all may have missed one of the biggest stories of the month: something seems to be going on with the Nats’ Racing Presidents races. Something untowar…
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  • NL All-Star Game ballot update: May 27

    NL All-Star Game ballot update: May 27

    MLB.com May 27 (yesterday)
    At the first update in the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot for the National League, the Cardinals have four players in line to start July 14 Midsummer Classic at Great American Ball Park, and another four among the voting leaders. Nationals outfi…
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  • Bryce Harper and Kris Bryant talk facing each other as kids and…

    Bryce Harper and Kris Bryant talk facing each other as kids and nicknames

    washingtonpost.com deadspin.com May 27 (yesterday)
    Before Kris Bryant helped the Cubs even their series against fellow Las Vegas native Bryce Harper and the Nationals on Tuesday, the rookie third baseman sat in the Chicago dugout and remembered how he never wanted to face Harper the pitcher as a kid. Ha…
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  • DeSean Jackson attends Cavs game on first day of Redskins OTAs …

    DeSean Jackson attends Cavs game on first day of Redskins OTAs (Photos)

    yahoo.com May 27 (yesterday)
    DeSean Jackson was noticeably absent on the first day of the Washington Redskins’ organized team activities Tuesday. Later that day, we found out why. Here courtside at Game 4 of the #ECF, @EBled2 of the @Suns, @NBADraft prospect @MONSTATREZZ & @DeS…
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  • DeSean Jackson, excused from first Redskins OTA, attends Cavs g…

    DeSean Jackson, excused from first Redskins OTA, attends Cavs game

    ESPN.com May 27 (yesterday)
    DeSean Jackson, excused from first Redskins OTA, attends Cavs game
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  • Redskins ask fans if they think team should participate on HBO’…

    Redskins ask fans if they think team should participate on HBO’s ‘Hard Knocks’

    washingtonpost.com May 27 (yesterday)
    Last week, ESPN Cleveland’s Tony Grossi reported that the Redskins, Texans and Bills were the candidates to appear on HBO’s training camp documentary series “Hard Knocks.” ESPN’s John Keim reported that the Redskins were not interested in appearing on t…
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  • Video - Clayton's Quiz: Best offseason addition to the Washington Redskin... 00:58

    Clayton's Quiz: Best offseason addition to the Washington Redskin...

    May 28
    Clayton's Quiz challenges your football knowledge each week. This week's question: Which is the biggest offseason addition to the Washington Redskins?
  • Video - Hashtag game with Brian Scalabrine 01:19

    Hashtag game with Brian Scalabrine

    May 27
    Former NBA player Brian Scalabrine plays the hashtag game with SportsNation, targeting Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson for skipping OTAs to attend the Hawks-Cavs playoff game.
  • Video - Redskins' Jackson attends Cavs game, not OTAs 02:32

    Redskins' Jackson attends Cavs game, not OTAs

    May 27
    Mark Brunell discusses Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson's decision to miss OTAs in order to attend a Cavaliers playoff game, and how it's a missed opportunity to help improve team chemistry.
  • Video - Redskins' Griffin anticipates culture change 02:18

    Redskins' Griffin anticipates culture change

    May 27
    Bill Polian discusses what the Redskins need to do in order to accomplish the culture change referred to by quarterback Robert Griffin III.

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