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Wacha takes no-no to 9th as Cards top Nats

Wacha takes no-no to 9th as Cards top Nats

ESPN.com MLB.com Updated Sep 24, 2013
Cardinals rookie Michael Wacha lost his no-hit bid on Ryan Zimmerman's infield single with two outs in the ninth inning, and St. Louis beat the Washington Nationals 2-0 Tuesday night to close in on the NL Central title.
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  • Redskins Film Review: Offense

    Redskins Film Review: Offense

    ESPN.com Sep 24, 2013
    1. Left tackle Trent Williams had a terrific game a week ago at Green Bay. But I have not seen the Pro Bowl performer in the Redskins’ other two games, including Sunday. He gave up too much pressure, especially for a guy who has the talent to be an elit…
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  • Auction to help families affected by Navy Yard tragedy

    Auction to help families affected by Navy Yard tragedy

    MLB.com Sep 24, 2013
    Bidding is under way through 8 p.m. ET on Thursday for 41 signed patriotic jerseys worn by the Nationals during the emotional first game of their Sept. 17 home doubleheader, with all proceeds going to help families affected by the previous day's nearby …
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  • Redskins Film Review: RG III

    Redskins Film Review: RG III

    ESPN.com Sep 24, 2013
    The good and bad from Robert Griffin III's game against the Detroit Lions. 1. Overall more steps in the right direction. Griffin's scramble was good; the Lions were not worried about him running on the zone-read. On his second run, both the end and outs…
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  • Historical look: 0-3 to playoffs

    Historical look: 0-3 to playoffs

    ESPN.com Sep 24, 2013
    Going from 0-3 to the playoffs is not easy -- only three teams have done so since 1990. It's something the Washington Redskins are trying to do now. Thanks to ESPN Stats & Information, here's a look at how those teams, plus the only other two teams …
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  • Kevin Seraphin dancing and John Wall playing kickball

    Kevin Seraphin dancing and John Wall playing kickball

    washingtonpost.com Sep 24, 2013
    A bunch of Wizards visited Capital City Public Charter School on Tuesday, as part of the team’s new fitness initiative that will encourage participation in physical activity. This led to a video of Kevin Seraphin dancing, and another video of … Continue…
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  • The Play/Call That Changed Momentum

    The Play/Call That Changed Momentum

    redskins.com Sep 24, 2013
    (AP Image) In the most deflating moment of the Washington Redskins season, the team was snake-bitten by the “Calvin Johnson” rule named after the Detroit Lions’ All-Pro wide receiver. In the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game Aldrick Robinson, who has a hi…
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  • Jeffrey Wright defends ‘Redskins’ name

    Jeffrey Wright defends ‘Redskins’ name

    washingtonpost.com Sep 24, 2013
    Actor Jeffrey Wright went on FXX’s “Totally Biased” with W. Kamau Bell on Monday night, ostensibly to discuss his new role as villain Dr. Valentin Narcisse on Boardwalk Empire and his role in the Hunger Games sequel. But really, all the … Continue readi…
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  • Wait Till November: Panic is setting in for the 0-3 Redskins. B…

    Wait Till November: Panic is setting in for the 0-3 Redskins. But Pet…

    CNNSI.com Sep 24, 2013
    Panic is setting in for the 0-3 Redskins. But Peter King says patience is needed -- especially when it comes to RGIII.
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  • Weekly Redskins Stat Ranking Update

    Weekly Redskins Stat Ranking Update

    redskins.com Sep 24, 2013
    (AP Image) While the only stat that will every mean anything to a Washington Redskin is wins (and a frustrating 0-for has the players’ determination at an all-time high), individual performances count too. For the remainder of the season, Redskins Blog …
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  • The Redskins, the Lions and Eminem

    The Redskins, the Lions and Eminem

    washingtonpost.com Sep 24, 2013
    Late in Sunday’s Redskins game, the home team knocked through a short field goal to draw within seven points, and then prepared for an onsides kick. Then Detroit took a timeout. With an extra block of time to fill, FedEx … Continue reading →
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  • Redskins' confidence shaken

    Redskins' confidence shaken

    ESPN.com Sep 24, 2013
    ASHBURN, Va. – The Washington Redskins had a quarterback who wasn’t exactly himself and a defense that wasn’t among the NFL’s best. Yet they kept winning late last season, as the offense kept surging even with a hobbled Robert Griffin III. While the def…
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  • Mike Shanahan On Fans: ‘They’re Our MVP’

    Mike Shanahan On Fans: ‘They’re Our MVP’

    redskins.com Sep 24, 2013
    (AP Image) No matter what the score is at the end of the day, it’s a known fact that Washington Redskins fans will stand pat by their team. Through thick and think, they prove each and every day that they are the best fans in the world. While the team h…
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  • How You Voted: Redskins-Lions

    How You Voted: Redskins-Lions

    redskins.com Sep 24, 2013
    (AP Image) It’s that time of the week once again where Redskins Blog fanatics get a chance to see whether or not they have a future career in the physic palm reading business. Each week we ask you before the game to vote on which player will have the be…
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  • Could the Redskins be playing for first place soon?

    Could the Redskins be playing for first place soon?

    washingtonpost.com Sep 24, 2013
    Look, there’s a reason it’s called “Morning Pixels” and not “Late-Night Pixels.” Sober, rational analysis of local teams should properly be composed at the office, while wearing business clothes, drinking cheap deli coffee, in the harsh morning glare of…
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  • Shanahan defends RG III turnovers

    Shanahan defends RG III turnovers

    ESPN.com Sep 24, 2013
    ASHBURN, Va. -- Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan didn’t have a problem with Robert Griffin III's decisions. He did have a problem with the end results. Shanahan said Griffin did not make a mistake on his second-quarter interception in Sunday's lo…
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  • Pirates clinch first playoff berth in 21 years

    Pirates clinch first playoff berth in 21 years

    ESPN.com MLB.com Sep 24, 2013
    The Pittsburgh Pirates are going to the playoffs for the first time in 21 years, having clinched at least a National League wild card Monday night when they beat the Chicago Cubs 2-1 and the Washington Nationals lost to St. Louis.
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  • Nats' playoff hopes dashed after loss to Cards

    Nats' playoff hopes dashed after loss to Cards

    MLB.com Sep 24, 2013
    During the Winter Meetings last year, after watching his team agree to terms with right-hander Dan Haren, Nationals manager Davey Johnson made a bold prediction: "World Series or bust." It looks like "bust" as the Nationals were edge…
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  • Cards eliminate Nats, magic number to four

    Cards eliminate Nats, magic number to four

    MLB.com Sep 24, 2013
    The Cardinals took another step toward the National League Central crown Monday. St. Louis opened their last homestand with a 4-3 win over the Nationals, dropping their magic number to clinch the division to four over the Pirates and the Reds. They can …
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  • Video - Washington Redskins linebacker Fletcher: 'Not wise' for San Francisco 49ers to play linebacker Aldon Smith 00:55

    Washington Redskins linebacker Fletcher: 'Not wise' for San Francisco 49ers to play linebacker Aldon Smith

    Sep 24
    Washington Redskins linebacker London Fletcher feels the San Francisco 49ers could have made a better decision for the team and Aldon Smith by keeping him out of Sunday's game.
  • Video - London Fletcher on Washington Redskins' defensive struggles 04:09

    London Fletcher on Washington Redskins' defensive struggles

    Sep 24
    Veteran Washington Redskins linebacker London Fletcher breaks down the team's defensive struggles this season and the team's plan to turn it around.
  • Video - NFL Nation Buzz: Redskins 00:29

    NFL Nation Buzz: Redskins

    Sep 24
    ESPN Redskins reporter John Keim suggests that it's the defense and not RG III that is to blame for the Redskins' woes.
  • Video - Wacha One Out Shy Of No-No 01:04

    Wacha One Out Shy Of No-No

    Sep 24
    Highlight Of The Night: With Ryan Zimmerman running out a single, Michael Wacha fell one out shy of throwing a no-hitter in the Cardinals' 2-0 win over the Nationals.

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    Sep 24
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