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MLB.com May 1, 2013The 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.Upvote Share TweetWashington 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Nationals trainers help revive heart-attack victimCNNSI.com May 1, 2013Nationals trainers help revive heart-attack victimUpvote Share Tweet
Cameraman dies despite heroic effort from Nationals trainersyahoo.com May 1, 2013A 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Gallery: Brian Orakpo Charging Aheadredskins.com May 1, 2013One 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 wasUpvote Share Tweet
RG III: 'You learn from your mistakes'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 …Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com May 1, 2013Immediately 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 theUpvote Share Tweetredskins.com May 1, 2013Going 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 depthUpvote Share Tweet
Alex Ovechkin’s almost-SI coverwashingtonpost.com May 1, 2013This, 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 reUpvote Share TweetA 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."Upvote Share Tweet
Brandon Meriweather expects to be ready for campprofootballtalk.com May 1, 2013It 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. MUpvote Share Tweet
NFC East draft gradesMay 1Andrew 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.
NFL Live OT: Plan For RG IIIMay 1Tim Hasselbeck and Tedy Bruschi discuss how Robert Griffin III should be used as he recovers from an ACL injury.
Pol Pushes Name Change; Keeps Season TixMay 1Washington D.C. councilman David Grosso plans to submit a resolution calling for the Washington Redskins to change their name.
Jarron Collins ReactsMay 1Jarron Collins discusses his support of his twin brother following Jason's announcement that he is gay.
2013 NBA playoffs: James Harden, Houston Rockets roll in Game 5May 1James Harden and the Rockets have stolen momentum away from the Thunder, writes Marc Stein.
Don Banks: Eagles QB situation, Anquan Boldin trade headline NFL offseason…May 1The bulk of free agency is finished and the 2013 draft is in the books, meaning NFL teams are set, for the most part, on the personnel front. The usual doses of spring practice and preparation remain between now and the start of training camp for the 20…