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Andrelton Simmons hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the seventh inning, then made an eye-popping play to start the ninth as the Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals 3-2 on Monday night and ended their four-game losing streak.Share Tweet
Simmons' sac fly pushes Braves past NatsMLB.com Apr 29, 2013Andrelton Simmons' seventh-inning sacrifice fly proved decisive for the Braves as they snapped a four-game losing streak and remained perfect against the Nationals with Monday night's 3-2 win at Turner Field.Share TweetWASHINGTON (AP) -- A groundbreaking pronouncement from NBA veteran Jason Collins - "I'm gay" - reverberated Monday through Washington, generating accolades from lawmakers on Twitter and a supportive phone call from President Barack Obama.Share Tweet
Ravens among nine teams starting rookie minicamps FridayThe NFL’s version of freshman orientation commences Friday for nine clubs, each of whom will have its rookies in for minicamp practices at its facilities. The Ravens, Falcons, Jaguars, Dolphins, Vikings, Patriots, Steelers, Buccaneers and Redskins willShare Tweet
ESPN’s Chris Broussard clarifies his views on Jason Collins: ‘I don’t agree with homosexuality. I think it’s a sin’yahoo.com Apr 29, 2013Most tune into ESPN’s ‘Outside the Lines’ on weekday afternoons for a smart, sober take on sports issues — a welcomed respite from the inane “embrace debate”-ideal that clouds the network’s typical gabfests. When news that Washington WizardsShare Tweet
‘Top 100 Players of 2013”²: Trent WilliamsWashington Redskins left tackle Trent Williams is coming off of a season in which he earned his first Pro Bowl appearance and was recognized by Pro Football Focus as one of the best players in the league. The No. 4 overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft hel…Share Tweet
Robert Griffin III Thanks the FansOn Saturday the Redskins hosted its annual Draft Day Party at FedExField. There was a record setting 25,000 fans in attendance for the fun and festivities. The Redskins Broadcast Network caught up with Quarterback Robert Griffin III back stage after he …Share Tweet
London Fletcher on his surgerieswashingtonpost.com Apr 29, 2013London Fletcher’s iron-man NFL career had certain side benefits; by never getting seriously injured, for example, the Redskins linebacker never required offseason surgery. Until this offseason, that is, when he went under the knife twice, to correct botShare Tweet
RG3 says he can run “a little bit,” plans to play Week 1Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III told fans on Saturday that he’s continuing to make good progress in rehabilitation from reconstructive knee surgery, and he expects to play in the opener against the Eagles on Monday, September 9. At the RedskinShare TweetThe Redskins took seven players in this year’s NFL draft over the weekend. Here is a collection of the best word uttered by and about some of those draft picks. “We do a lot of background checks. We talk to … Continue reading â†’Share Tweet
2013 Draft Members Have Chance To Start(AP Photo) Unlike last year’s draft where the Redskins were determined to move up from their original draft slot of sixth overall to draft one of the biggest college prospects, the team stood pat during the 2013 NFL Draft and let everyone know that theyShare TweetCNNSI.com Apr 29, 2013Who's better, Bryce Harper or Mike Trout? One year after they reached the majors for good on the same day it's clear that the answer will change a lot, writes Joe Sheehan.Share Tweet
Redskins Social Media Weekly SpotlightWelcome to your weekly Redskins Social Media Spotlight, where we highlight the trendy topics and social media campaigns going on this week in Redskins Nation. Check it out and make suggestions below. Last week’s spotlight discussed why, and how, Kai ForShare Tweet
Gio Gonzalez with Ed Helms, Psy at WHCDwashingtonpost.com Apr 29, 2013While Robert Griffin III turned down his invitation to the White House Correspondents Dinner (though he hit up an afterparty), Nationals players Ryan Zimmerman, Gio Gonzalez and Tyler Clippard suited up on Saturday to rub elbows with the strange … ContiShare Tweet
Josh Wilson takes $2 million reductionA somewhat confusing report emerged during the draft regarding the new contract signed by cornerback Josh Wilson with the Redskins. My current goal is to make the situation less confusing. Which would be somewhat out of character. Per a source with know…Share Tweet
Braves Slip Past Nationals 3-2Apr 29The Braves beat the Nationals for the eighth straight time, dating back to last season.
Emeka Okafor Supports Jason CollinsApr 29Wizards C Emeka Okafor reacts positively to Jason Collins becoming the first active male player in a major team sport to announce he is gay.
The implications of coming outApr 29Kevin Arnovitz and Jared Max discuss the implications of NBA center Jason Collins' coming out.
OTL: Jason Collins DiscussionApr 29LZ Granderson and Chris Broussard discuss Jason Collins' announcement that he is gay.
Toronto Raptors ramp up push to have Phil Jackson as president, sources sa…Apr 29The Toronto Raptors, emboldened by the news that the Sacramento Kings apparently won't be moving to Seattle, have ramped up their pursuit of Phil Jackson to be their new team president, according to sources close to the situation.
Nate McMillan to interview for Detroit Pistons coach, sources sayApr 29The Detroit Pistons have opened the interview process in their search for a new coach and are scheduled to sit down Tuesday with Nate McMillan, according to NBA coaching sources.
Peter King: Inside the Rams' war room and more draft thoughtsApr 29ST. LOUIS -- When you spend a round in a team's war room, as I did Thursday night with the Rams, you understand why so many players, coaches, scouts and executives are magnetized to this game and cannot give it up.