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Roundup: Cardinals’ Sloppiness Hands Win to Nationals

Roundup: Cardinals’ Sloppiness Hands Win to Nationals

nytimes.com ESPN.com MLB.com Updated Apr 18
A throwing error and a wild pitch propelled Washington a day after it had similar issues of its own.
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  • 8 Keys To Watch For In The NBA Playoffs This Weekend

    8 Keys To Watch For In The NBA Playoffs This Weekend

    dimemag.com Apr 18
    The NBA postseason is upon us and it should be a great one. The Western Conference has three can’t-miss first-round series, while the elite teams in the East look to get by some of the new faces in the playoffs. For teams like San Antonio, Miami, Oklaho…
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  • The 5 Best Matchups To Watch In The NBA Playoffs This Weekend

    The 5 Best Matchups To Watch In The NBA Playoffs This Weekend

    dimemag.com Apr 18
    It’s that time of year again. After 2,460 games played in the 2013-14 season, 16 teams have earned their placement in the 2014 Playoffs. As Doc Rivers urges, “Now the real basketball starts.” While much attention has been focused on the first-round matc…
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  • Redskins' D vs. NFL: Comparing the cap

    Redskins' D vs. NFL: Comparing the cap

    ESPN.com Apr 18
    The Washington Redskins' defense is optimistic about where it's headed, thanks to the addition of Jason Hatcher and a tweaked philosophy regarding the pass rush. Whether their play matches that optimism always remains the biggest hurdle. What's not in d…
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  • John Wall talks Wizards’ rise and Bulls on ‘First Take’

    John Wall talks Wizards’ rise and Bulls on ‘First Take’

    John Wall joined ESPN’s “First Take” by phone this morning, but before we get to what the Wizards point guard said, check out the graphic in the lower left of the screenshot above. The photo of Wall in the Wizards’ old uniform is different than the one …
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  • Rumor Roundup: Martin Broduer, Brad Richards and Mikhail Grabov…

    Rumor Roundup: Martin Broduer, Brad Richards and Mikhail Grabovski buzz

    Long-time New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur is leaning toward returning next season, but it remains to be seen if it’ll be with the Devils. Brodeur wouldn’t rule out another season with the Devils, but acknowledged their priority is re-signing…
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  • Re-examining Redskins' needs: Cornerback

    Re-examining Redskins' needs: Cornerback

    ESPN.com Apr 18
    In the fifth part of our re-examining series, I take a look at cornerback where the Redskins made a couple moves, though only one key addition. Already this week I've discussed safeties, the pass rush, receivers and the offensive line. What they’ve done…
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  • Dagger! Buckhantz and Chenier on Gilbert Arenas’ buzzer-beater …

    Dagger! Buckhantz and Chenier on Gilbert Arenas’ buzzer-beater against the Bulls

    There were times when the thought of paying Gilbert Arenas more than $20 million a year to play basketball wasn’t completely preposterous. One of the first times was immediately after Game 5 of the Wizards’ series against the Bulls in the first round of…
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  • DeSean Jackson Tries On Redskins Helmet

    DeSean Jackson Tries On Redskins Helmet

    redskins.com Apr 18
    DeSean Jackson has been getting acclimated to Redskins Park. The wide receiver has worked out with his teammates and dug into the playbook. On Thursday, he posted an Instagram picture of himself wearing a burgundy-and-gold helmet with a tinted visor. Ho…
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  • 16 NBA Players Reveal What’s Currently Playing In Their Headpho…

    16 NBA Players Reveal What’s Currently Playing In Their Headphones

    dimemag.com Apr 18
    I once asked Steve Nash if anyone in the NBA didn’t listen to rap. His answer surprised me, saying there are actually quite a few, more than you’d think, who have differing tastes. With the NBA Playoffs right around the corner, check out what 16 NBA pla…
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  • Video - Gonzalez Pitches Nationals Past Cardinals 00:36

    Gonzalez Pitches Nationals Past Cardinals

    Apr 18
    Gio Gonzalez struck out seven in the Nationals' 3-1 win over the Cardinals.
  • Video - NFL Nation Buzz: Redskins 02:04

    NFL Nation Buzz: Redskins

    Apr 18
    Washington Redskins reporter John Keim discusses the likelihood that the team will select a safety with their first pick in the second round.

Sports Columnists

  • Mike Woodson, coach of New York Knicks, won't have fate decided this weeke…

    Apr 18
    While it is widely believed that the New York Knicks have already made the decision to move on from coach Mike Woodson, sources tell ESPN The Magazine's Chris Broussard that nothing will be announced this weekend.