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It looks as though the Washington Redskins are serious about not letting their salary cap penalty break up their 2012 division champion team. A few weeks after cutting veteran cornerback DeAngelo Hall for cap reasons, the Redskins have agreed on a deal …
Share TweetBryce Harper homered in his first two at-bats, Stephen Strasburg retired 19 batters in a row at one stretch, and the defending NL East champion Washington Nationals opened the season with a 2-0 victory over the Miami Marlins on Monday.
April 1, 1964: Team Acquires QB JurgensenUpdated Apr 1 Share TweetIf you go back and take a look at the archives, the books will read that on this day, April 1, 1964, the Redskins acquired all-time great quarterback Sonny Jurgensen in a trade that sent QB Norm Snead to the Eagles. In fact, this day arguably marks one …Source: redskins.com
RG II says RG III is cleared to runUpdated Apr 1 Share TweetNobody's interested in an update on the recovery of Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III from his knee surgery, right? Well, just in case there are a few of you out there, I came upon this from Griffin biographer Dave Sheinin of The Washin…Source: ESPN.com
John Wall: The Only Shining Light In Washington’s SeasonUpdated Apr 1 Share TweetThe modern NBA is developing into a paradise for promising young hotshots fresh from the hardwoods of college basketball. Likewise, it’s not just fresh players that are changing the face of the Association. The focus in the last decade has been turningSource: dimemag.com
RG2 says RG3 about to start running on the fieldUpdated Apr 1 Share TweetRedskins quarterback Robert Griffin III’s recovery has been described as “superhuman,” and he’s getting rehab advice from the highest office in the land (not Roger Goodell’s). Now, his dad has updated us on the specifics of the recovery from kneSource: profootballtalk.com
Nats' Johnson, 70, unsure of future after '13Updated Apr 1 Share TweetDavey Johnson is ready to soak it all in during what is supposed to be his final season as manager of the Washington Nationals, saying he'll throw batting practice or even take pregame grounders occasionally.Source: ESPN.com
Davey reiterates that 2013 opener is likely lastUpdated Apr 1 Share TweetNationals manager Davey Johnson sat down for his first pregame press conference of the season on Monday and confirmed that this will be his last Opening Day as manager.Source: MLB.com
Mrs. Zimmerman’s Nats jerseyUpdated Apr 1 Share TweetLots of people are wearing new jerseys to Opening Day at Nationals Park. I like Ryan Zimmerman’s wife’s. (They were married in January, in case you forgot.) (Via @HeatherZims.)Source: washingtonpost.com
Robert Griffin III vents about officiating on Twitter after Baylor women lose in NCAA tournamentUpdated Apr 1 Share TweetIt's safe to say that Baylor alum and Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III was less than pleased with the circumstances that led the Lady Bears to an early exit in the women's NCAA basketball tournament. Baylor came in as the defending nat…Source: yahoo.com
The beer prices at Nats ParkUpdated Apr 1 Share Tweet“Thirsty [baseball] fans pay the most at Washington Nationals games - where, unless they take advantage of a $5 drink special before the first pitch, the cheapest beer available is a 16-ounce can for $8,” CNN Money reported this week. … Continue rSource: washingtonpost.comShare TweetThe Redskins signed free agent defensive end/linebacker Darryl Tapp late last week. Tapp was originally selected in the second round (63rd overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft by the Seattle Seahawks, and was later traded to the Philadelphia Eagles in 2010. H…Source: redskinsgab.com
Harper, Strasburg On Opening DayApr 1Bryce Harper talks about his two-homer performance and Stephen Strasburg discusses his solid outing against the Marlins.
Harper Homers Twice In Nats' Season OpenerApr 1Bryce Harper hit two solo home runs and Stephen Strasburg pitched seven scoreless innings to guide the Nationals to a 2-0 win over the Marlins.
Mint Condition: 2013 MLB PreviewApr 1The Cardboard Connection's Rob Bertrand joins Michele Steele to break down which 2013 MLB rookies, veterans and products that collectors should be looking out for.