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Liriano outduels Strasburg to spark Pirates

Liriano outduels Strasburg to spark Pirates

ESPN.com MLB.com Updated Jul 24, 2013
Pirates left-hander Francisco Liriano did not allow a hit until the sixth inning against a struggling and depleted Nationals lineup, and Pedro Alvarez homered off an otherwise-dominant Stephen Strasburg, leading Pittsburgh past Washington 4-2.
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  • Sources: Wall, Wizards talk $80M extension

    Sources: Wall, Wizards talk $80M extension

    ESPN.com Jul 24, 2013
    LAS VEGAS -- The Washington Wizards are in advanced talks on a contract extension with star point guard John Wall on a deal expected to land in the five-year, $80 million range, according to sources close to the process.
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  • RG III: 'Nothing left to prove' in recovery

    RG III: 'Nothing left to prove' in recovery

    ESPN.com Jul 24, 2013
    Robert Griffin III put on his knee brace and passed the perfunctory Washington Redskins conditioning test on the eve of training camp, then declared he has "nothing left to prove" -- at least physically -- in his return from major knee surgery.
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  • RG III to be limited in practice at Redkins camp

    RG III to be limited in practice at Redkins camp

    CNNSI.com Jul 24, 2013
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Robert Griffin III says he doesn't think he'll be playing in any preseason games.
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  • Darrell Green wants no part of name change

    Darrell Green wants no part of name change

    profootballtalk.com Jul 24, 2013
    Hall of Fame cornerback Darrell Green always had great speed, and he can still backpedal. Green and fellow Redskins legend Art Monk were drawn into a discussion about the Redskins nickname yesterday, and Green said “It deserves and warrants conversation…
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  • Conditioning Up To Par, Redskins Ready

    Conditioning Up To Par, Redskins Ready

    redskins.com Jul 24, 2013
    (AP Image) It’s the little things in life that mean the most. The players took the field earlier today for some conditioning tests to make sure they are in shape and fully prepared for the next few weeks. Drumroll please—everyone passed! Bravo, guys. Gl…
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  • Robert Griffin III does not expect to play during the Redskins …

    Robert Griffin III does not expect to play during the Redskins preseason

    Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III has been cleared to practice during training camp, but told reporters on Wednesday that while he will be able to play in the third preseason game, he does not expect to play at all before the regular se…
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  • Report: More surgery for Adam Carriker

    Report: More surgery for Adam Carriker

    profootballtalk.com Jul 24, 2013
    Redskins defensive end Adam Carriker said in June that he expected to start training camp on the PUP list and that looks like a prediction that will come true. When he might get off that list is the subject of considerably less clarity. Tarik El-Bashir …
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  • Player’s Turn: London Fletcher At The Mic

    Player’s Turn: London Fletcher At The Mic

    redskins.com Jul 24, 2013
    Few things pass linebacker London Fletcher these days that could be labeled as a “first”. The former Division III star has started a Super Bowl, appeared in multiple Pro Bowls and led the Washington Redskins defense in tackles. Well there is a first tim…
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  • Oneida Nation thanks Art Monk and Darrell Green

    Oneida Nation thanks Art Monk and Darrell Green

    washingtonpost.com Jul 24, 2013
    Tuesday morning, Darrell Green and Art Monk offered measured statements about the Redskins name, telling WTOP that a name change should at least be considered. As with many things this time of year, that relatively mild position quickly became national …
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  • Training Camp Through Your Eyes

    Training Camp Through Your Eyes

    Guess what Redskins Nation? Training camp kicks off in less than 24 hours from now! Okay so I really didn’t need to tell you that as the anticipation for the Washington Redskins first training camp in Richmond has been off the charts for weeks now. The …
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  • A Quick Byte from Redskins Training Camp

    A Quick Byte from Redskins Training Camp

    redskins.com Jul 24, 2013
    Beginning with player check-in day on Wednesday, July 24, Redskins.com’s Brian Tinsman and Alex Corddry will give a daily update from Redskins Training Camp in Richmond, Va. Today, the crew shoots live from the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training C…
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  • Redskins 2013 season tickets

    Redskins 2013 season tickets

    washingtonpost.com Jul 24, 2013
    Perhaps the biggest complaint I heard from fans when the Nats moved to electronic season ticket cards this season was the elimination of paper tickets as souvenirs. Sure, the team offers commemorative ticket stubs for a fee, but they’re kind … Continue …
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  • The Equipment Beat Traffic And Is Here

    The Equipment Beat Traffic And Is Here

    redskins.com Jul 24, 2013
    (AP photo) All throughout yesterday the Washington Redskins packed their bags and left the comfy confines of Redskins Park en route to the Bon Secours Training Center just a few miles south in Richmond. The players tweeted out their excitement on the ev…
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  • Chris Baker, Martell Webster sing slow jams (Video)

    Chris Baker, Martell Webster sing slow jams (Video)

    washingtonpost.com Jul 24, 2013
    Not many athletes have embraced the art of Instagram videos. But Redskins nose tackle Chris Baker and Wizards swingman Martell Webster have, and that’s good news for the Bog. Baker decided to sing a few old-school jams while heading to … Continue readin…
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  • Video - Liriano Outduels Strasburg 00:29

    Liriano Outduels Strasburg

    Jul 24
    Francisco Liriano tossed 7 2/3 scoreless innings with eight strikeouts as the Pirates handed the Nationals their sixth straight loss.
  • Video - Is preseason important for Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III? 01:35

    Is preseason important for Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III?

    Jul 24
    "NFL Total Access" analysts Willie McGinest and Sean O'Hara debate whether or not it's important for Robert Griffin III to play in preseason games.
  • Video - Robert Griffin III overstepping boundaries? 05:17

    Robert Griffin III overstepping boundaries?

    Jul 24
    Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III told the media on Wednesday that he doesn't think he'll play in the preseason unless its a "necessity," but was he overstepping boundaries. Our experts debate.

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  • NBA -- Kevin Durant's summer not all chills and thrills

    Jul 24
    Kevin Durant to keep playing for Team USA.
  • Sources: Wall, Wizards talk $80M extension

    Jul 24
    LAS VEGAS -- The Washington Wizards are in advanced talks on a contract extension with star point guard John Wall on a deal expected to land in the five-year, $80 million range, according to sources close to the process.
  • Mike Miller decides to join Memphis Grizzlies, according to sources

    Jul 24
    The Memphis Grizzlies have won the race to sign free-agent sharpshooter Mike Miller.
  • Back in Silver and Black

    Jul 24
    PETER KING: You played your first eight seasons in Oakland. When you left for Green Bay in 2006, did you ever think you’d be back? CHARLES WOODSON: Never. But when I was flying in for my [May free-agent] visit, the plane comes off the water into the Oak…