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Haren extends string of Nats' pitching dominance

Haren extends string of Nats' pitching dominance

MLB.com Updated May 2, 2013
On Thursday, Dan Haren displayed the form the Nationals expected when they signed him as a free agent during the offseason. The Nationals also showed how deep their rotation is. For the second consecutive night, the Nationals got eight strong innings ou…
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  • Harper plays after shoulder X-rays negative

    Harper plays after shoulder X-rays negative

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com May 2, 2013
    Washington Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper was in the lineup Thursday night against Atlanta after X-rays on his left shoulder were negative.
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  • This Editorial Defending The Redskins' Name Is Just So Goddamn …

    This Editorial Defending The Redskins' Name Is Just So Goddamn Dumb

    deadspin.com ESPN.com May 2, 2013
    The Washington Times decided to publish an editorial titled "Hail to the Redtails?" in which some moron tries to argue that changing the name of the Washington Redskins is a bad idea. It contains two of the dumbest sentences in the history of …
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  • NFL Network analyst says Redskins would be good fit for Tebow

    NFL Network analyst says Redskins would be good fit for Tebow

    washingtonpost.com May 2, 2013
    A great many Redskins fans have expressed world weariness about excessive blog items concerning Robert Griffin III’s knee, or Robert Griffin III’s thoughts about the Seattle playoff game, or Robert Griffin III’s relationship with Mike Shanahan, or R
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  • Nixon Experienced With Dual-Threat QBs

    Nixon Experienced With Dual-Threat QBs

    redskins.com May 2, 2013
    (AP Photo) The Washington Redskins announced today that they have signed 12 college free agents to battle it out for a chance to join the 2012 NFC East champs. One of those players is Florida offensive lineman Xavier Nixon. Nixon will join his college t…
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  • Redskins Make Upgrades To FedExField

    Redskins Make Upgrades To FedExField

    redskins.com May 2, 2013
    On December 30, 2012, your Redskins welcomed the division rival Cowboys to town in a game for all of the marbles. After all was said and done, the burgundy and gold defeated Dallas 28-18 to claim the NFC East Championship and the team’s first playoff be
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  • Rookies Ready To Take NFL Field

    Rookies Ready To Take NFL Field

    redskins.com May 2, 2013
    (AP Photo) The 2013 Redskins draft class along with several college free agents that are expected to be announced once all contracts are signed, will start arriving to Redskins Park today for their first taste of professional football. Two of the newest…
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  • Early Rankings Have Redskins Atop East

    Early Rankings Have Redskins Atop East

    redskins.com May 2, 2013
    (AP Photo) With the conclusion of the draft and the heart of free agency behind us now, the Redskins are preparing for a regular season slate that features five primetime games, three of which are against the NFC East. Last year, the Redskins were featu…
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  • Larry Michael backs RGIII on political correctness

    Larry Michael backs RGIII on political correctness

    washingtonpost.com May 2, 2013
    Robert Griffin III’s online rejection of “the tyranny of political correctness” was interesting, although I’m still not quite sure exactly what he was talking about. Anyhow, it turns out that Voice of the Redskins Larry Michael shares Griffin’s
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  • Kiper: Late-round steals for Skins, Cowboys

    Kiper: Late-round steals for Skins, Cowboys

    ESPN.com May 2, 2013
    As he continues his review of last week's NFL draft, Mel Kiper Jr. has a list of players taken in rounds 4 through 7 who he thinks could make an impact this season. One Dallas Cowboys pick, one Philadelphia Eagles pick and three Washington Redskins got …
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  • Redskins sign five undrafted free agents

    Redskins sign five undrafted free agents

    profootballtalk.com May 2, 2013
    When Pierre Garcon was unable to play last season due to a foot injury that forced him to miss half the season, the Washington Redskins offense struggled to find consistent production from their receiving corps. Garcon was the only Redskins receiver to …
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  • Video - 'Top 100 Players of 2013': London Fletcher 03:59

    'Top 100 Players of 2013': London Fletcher

    May 2
    Washington Redskins linebacker London Fletcher is voted the 86th-best player in the NFL by his peers on "The Top 100 Players of 2013."
  • Video - 'Top 100 Players of 2013': London Fletcher 03:59

    'Top 100 Players of 2013': London Fletcher

    May 2
    Washington Redskins linebacker London Fletcher is voted the 86th-best player in the NFL by his peers on "The Top 100 Players of 2013."
  • Video - 'Top 100 Players of 2013': London Fletcher 03:59

    'Top 100 Players of 2013': London Fletcher

    May 2
    Washington Redskins linebacker London Fletcher is voted the 86th-best player in the NFL by his peers on "The Top 100 Players of 2013."
  • Video - Tim Tebow, RG3's next backup? 02:54

    Tim Tebow, RG3's next backup?

    May 2
    "NFL AM's" Eric Davis says free-agent quarterback Tim Tebow might fit as Robert Griffin III's backup, running the read-option a few times a game to spare Griffin from some of the hits he took in 2012.

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  • NBA Playoffs 2013 - Chicago Bulls' resolve amazing, but can only take them…

    May 2
    Wilbon: The Bulls' resolve is amazing, but can only take them so far.
  • Phil Jackson to help Detroit Pistons find next head coach

    May 2
    Phil Jackson will help the Detroit Pistons search for a coach.
  • 2013 NBA playoffs -- David Lee in uniform for Golden State Warriors in Gam…

    May 2
    All-Star forward David Lee is in uniform for the Golden State Warriors in Game 6 against the Denver Nuggets on Thursday night after not dressing the past four games because of a hip injury.