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Given early cushion, Cole cruises in nation's capital

Given early cushion, Cole cruises in nation's capital

MLB.com Updated Jul 23, 2013
In Tuesday night's 5-1 Pirates triumph over the Nationals at Nationals Park, Gerrit Cole twirled two-hit ball for seven innings in the most imposing of his seven big league starts. He allowed just one run, on a solo shot by Wilson Ramos, as he outpitche…
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  • Chip Kelly coy on when he’ll name a starter

    Chip Kelly coy on when he’ll name a starter

    profootballtalk.com Jul 23, 2013
    Maybe Chip Kelly simply wants to keep Mike Shanahan guessing for as long as possible. On Tuesday, the Eagles coach was coy with reporters regarding his plans for naming a starting quarterback. “We’ll have our starting quarterback named before we get our…
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  • Schu wants Nationals batters to be more aggressive

    Schu wants Nationals batters to be more aggressive

    MLB.com Jul 23, 2013
    Rick Schu was in Jupiter, Fla., watching the Gulf Coast Nationals when he received a call from Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo to join the coaching staff and replace Rick Eckstein as the team's hitting coach. Schu didn't hesitate and reported to Na…
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  • Pirates closer Jason Grilli (forearm) placed on DL

    Pirates closer Jason Grilli (forearm) placed on DL

    CNNSI.com MLB.com ESPN.com Jul 23, 2013
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed National League saves leader Jason Grilli on the 15-day disabled list with a right forearm strain.
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  • Redskins Continue To Arrive In Richmond

    Redskins Continue To Arrive In Richmond

    redskins.com Jul 23, 2013
    (AP photo) As promised, the Washington Redskins are officially on the road to Richmond! Earlier this morning a few of the guys took to Twitter to share their excitement about packing up and heading down south, but with last minute workouts and final goo…
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  • Two Redskins Hall Of Famers Say Redskins Nickname Is Offensive

    Two Redskins Hall Of Famers Say Redskins Nickname Is Offensive

    Darrell Green and Art Monk are two of the most storied names from the Washington Redskins' 1980s-early '90s golden era, with five Super Bowl rings between them. Green, known as the NFL's fastest man for much of his career, played 20 seasons in D.C. Monk…
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  • Urban Daddy kayaking ad takes shots at the Nats

    Urban Daddy kayaking ad takes shots at the Nats

    washingtonpost.com Jul 23, 2013
    Jeez, lose 9 of 11 games, and all of a sudden even the Urban Daddy ads for kayaking trips down the Anacostia River are taking shots at the local baseball team. “The Nationals this weekend: simply atrocious,” reads this ad … Continue reading →
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  • To ‘Stay Healthy’ Is Key For Redskins

    To ‘Stay Healthy’ Is Key For Redskins

    redskins.com Jul 23, 2013
    (AP photo) It’s as obvious as saying that I need to drink water to stay alive or that my car needs gas to start, but it’s true. For the Redskins to repeat as NFC East champions in 2013 they’ll need to keep their core away from the sidelines and on the g…
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  • Wizards rookies Otto Porter and Glen Rice Jr. cruelly mock John…

    Wizards rookies Otto Porter and Glen Rice Jr. cruelly mock John Wall’s infamous first pitch attempt (Video)

    yahoo.com Jul 23, 2013
    He has since made up for his blunder, but two years ago Washington Wizards guard John Wall created an infamously poor first pitch for the ages at a Washington Nationals game. For those that missed out on its first half-million showings, here’s Wall’s at…
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  • PFT Live: Redskins talk with Rich Tandler, PFT Planet calls and…

    PFT Live: Redskins talk with Rich Tandler, PFT Planet calls and tweets

    profootballtalk.com Jul 23, 2013
    Will Robert Griffin III see any action for the Redskins during preseason games? That question is on minds after a Tuesday report claimed it would be a “major surprise” if Griffin is at quarterback in any of the team’s exhibition games. Rich Tandler of C…
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  • Decisions, decisions: High-money clubs could sell

    Decisions, decisions: High-money clubs could sell

    MLB.com Jul 23, 2013
    For win-now teams like the Yankees, Nationals, and Angels, building for 2016 isn't an option. But it's equally difficult to justify acquiring rental talent when the odds against playing in October are so long. With all that in mind, here's a look at som…
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  • Excitement Builds For Redskins Camp

    Excitement Builds For Redskins Camp

    redskins.com Jul 23, 2013
    The overwhelming sentiment this morning is pure excitement from what’s in store over the next few weeks. While Redskins Park opens its doors on a daily basis to the players 365 days a year, the Loudon County facility will resemble that of a high school’…
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  • Redskins front-office sources say it's unlikely that Robert Gri…

    Redskins front-office sources say it's unlikely that Robert Griffin III will see any game action thi

    deadspin.com Jul 23, 2013
    Redskins front-office sources say it's unlikely that Robert Griffin III will see any game action this preseason. [ESPN]Read more...
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  • Report: “Major surprise” if RG3 plays in preseason

    Report: “Major surprise” if RG3 plays in preseason

    Apparently, “cleared to practice” is quite different from “cleared to play.” According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, it would still qaulify as “a major surprise,” if Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III plays in a preseason game. Schefter cited Redskins …
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  • Report: Redskins intent on extending Brian Orakpo

    Report: Redskins intent on extending Brian Orakpo

    profootballtalk.com Jul 23, 2013
    After he missed almost all of the 2012 season with a torn pectoral, just getting linebacker Brian Orakpo back on the field would seem to be a big win for the Redskins. According to a report from Mark Maske of the Washington Post, however, the Redskins h…
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  • Video - Pirates Cruise Past Nationals 00:33

    Pirates Cruise Past Nationals

    Jul 23
    The Pirates beat the Nationals 5-1 for their third straight win.
  • Video - RG III May Not Play In Preseason 02:21

    RG III May Not Play In Preseason

    Jul 23
    Adam Schefter details why Robert Griffin III is unlikely to play in the preseason.
  • Video - Pirates Cruise Past Nationals 01:54

    Pirates Cruise Past Nationals

    Jul 23
    Baseball Tonight Spotlight: The Pirates beat the Nationals 5-1 for their third straight win.

Sports Columnists

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    Jul 23
    Mike Krzyzewski has a lot more coaching left to do.
  • Sources: Oden works out for Heat, Pelicans

    Jul 23
    Greg Oden went through a two-hour workout Tuesday in Indianapolis in front of Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra, new Sacramento Kings general manager Pete D'Alessandro and representatives from the New Orleans Pelicans, according to sources.
  • ‘I Have Moved On’

    Jul 23
    PETER KING: What’s your reaction to Aaron Hernandez’s being arrested and cut from the team, and how will his absence affect your offense? TOM BRADY: I’ve seen a lot of things over 13 years, and what I have learned is that mental toughness and putting as…
  • 2013 NFL training camp -- Eager for whirlwind road trip

    Jul 23
    Here are the 10 things John Clayton is eager to see in his whirlwind 12-day tour of training camps.