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TV employee at Turner Field dies of heart attack

TV employee at Turner Field dies of heart attack

CNNSI.com Updated May 1, 2013
ATLANTA -- The Washington Nationals say an Atlanta-area television worker has died after collapsing before their game against the Braves.
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  • Zimmermann feeds Braves steady diet of zeros

    Zimmermann feeds Braves steady diet of zeros

    MLB.com May 1, 2013
    The Nationals started May by getting something they hadn't seen in a while, a home run, and something they've seen quite often, a well-pitched game from Jordan Zimmermann, to beat the Braves, 2-0, on Wednesday night at Turner Field.
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  • Nats' Strasburg expected to make next start

    Nats' Strasburg expected to make next start

    ESPN.com May 1, 2013
    Washington pitcher Stephen Strasburg was expected to make his next scheduled start after experiencing no pain during a bullpen session Wednesday before the Nationals played the Atlanta Braves.
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  • Nationals trainers help revive heart-attack victim

    Nationals trainers help revive heart-attack victim

    CNNSI.com May 1, 2013
    Nationals trainers help revive heart-attack victim
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  • Cameraman dies despite heroic effort from Nationals trainers

    Cameraman dies despite heroic effort from Nationals trainers

    yahoo.com May 1, 2013
    A critical medical emergency that played out in the Turner Field media room on Wednesday afternoon had a more hopeful outlook thanks to the quick actions of Washington Nationals head athletic trainer Lee Kuntz and his training assistant John Hsu. Accord…
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  • Gallery: Brian Orakpo Charging Ahead

    Gallery: Brian Orakpo Charging Ahead

    redskins.com May 1, 2013
    One of the biggest—and often overlooked—storylines of the Redskins’ offseason is the rehab and return of starting outside linebacker Brian Orakpo. It wasn’t long ago that Orakpo was the only consistent pass rush specialist on the team, and he was
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  • RG III: 'You learn from your mistakes'

    RG III: 'You learn from your mistakes'

    ESPN.com May 1, 2013
    So in the upcoming issue of ESPN the Magazine, J.R. Moehringer writes a very long story that's an open letter to President Obama about Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III. The premise is that they're not so different, those two, in terms …
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  • RGIII on injury: If it happened next year, I’d come out of game

    RGIII on injury: If it happened next year, I’d come out of game

    profootballtalk.com May 1, 2013
    Immediately after Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III injured his knee in the team’s playoff loss to the Seahawks, he said that he would have been “highly upset” if the Redskins had taken him out of the game after he injured himself early in the
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  • Reed, Jamison Bring More To The Table

    Reed, Jamison Bring More To The Table

    redskins.com May 1, 2013
    Going into the 2013 NFL Draft, draft “experts” tabbed the Redskins to be heavily invested into acquiring secondary depth/talent. While the “experts” nailed their predictions that the 2012 NFC East champions would bolster their defensive back depth
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  • Alex Ovechkin’s almost-SI cover

    Alex Ovechkin’s almost-SI cover

    washingtonpost.com May 1, 2013
    This, surely, is the most interesting week of national magazine covers in D.C. sports history. RGIII got an ESPN the Magazine cover. So did Bryce Harper. And Jason Collins got a Sports Illustrated cover. That accounts for the Redskins, the … Continue re
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  • D.C. pol pitches name change to 'Redtails'

    D.C. pol pitches name change to 'Redtails'

    ESPN.com May 1, 2013
    A member of the Washington D.C. Council said he plans to submit a resolution calling on the Washington Redskins to change their nickname because it is "racist and derogatory" and "it's time to make a change."
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  • Brandon Meriweather expects to be ready for camp

    Brandon Meriweather expects to be ready for camp

    profootballtalk.com May 1, 2013
    It looks like there’s going to be a competition for starting safety spots with the Redskins this summer and Brandon Meriweather says that he thinks his torn ACL will have recovered enough for him to be a full participant in it when camp gets underway. M
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  • Video - NFC East draft grades 02:16

    NFC East draft grades

    May 1
    Andrew Siciliano and Daniel Jeremiah hand out draft grades for the NFC East and discuss if it was a mistake for the Cowboys to trade the 18th overall pick.
  • Video - NFL Live OT: Plan For RG III 02:41

    NFL Live OT: Plan For RG III

    May 1
    Tim Hasselbeck and Tedy Bruschi discuss how Robert Griffin III should be used as he recovers from an ACL injury.
  • Video - Pol Pushes Name Change; Keeps Season Tix 03:24

    Pol Pushes Name Change; Keeps Season Tix

    May 1
    Washington D.C. councilman David Grosso plans to submit a resolution calling for the Washington Redskins to change their name.
  • Video - Jarron Collins Reacts 08:36

    Jarron Collins Reacts

    May 1
    Jarron Collins discusses his support of his twin brother following Jason's announcement that he is gay.

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