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Redskins name issue invades Virginia gubernatorial debate

Redskins name issue invades Virginia gubernatorial debate

profootballtalk.com Updated Sep 25, 2013
The question of whether the Redskins should change their name has, from time to time, entered the political arena. On Wednesday night, the issue arose during a Virginia gubernatorial debate. Specifically, moderator Chuck Todd asked the two candidates, K…
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  • RG III: Redskins 'real close' to turnaround

    RG III: Redskins 'real close' to turnaround

    ESPN.com Sep 25, 2013
    Robert Griffin III believes the Washington Redskins' disappointing 0-3 start soon will be a distant memory.
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  • Redskins injury report: Jordan Reed sits

    Redskins injury report: Jordan Reed sits

    ESPN.com Sep 25, 2013
    ASHBURN, Va. -- Washington Redskins rookie tight end Jordan Reed did not practice Wednesday because of his thigh contusion, but coach Mike Shanahan said Reed has “improved a lot” in the last day and remains hopeful about his availability for Sunday’s ga…
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  • Cards sweep Nats to close in on Central title

    Cards sweep Nats to close in on Central title

    ESPN.com MLB.com Sep 25, 2013
    Rookie Shelby Miller won his 15th game, and Yadier Molina had the go-ahead hit for the St. Louis Cardinals, who wrapped up a three-game sweep of the Washington Nationals and moved another step closer to the NL Central title with a 4-1 victory on Wednesd…
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  • Wizards eye return to playoffs after five-year drought

    Wizards eye return to playoffs after five-year drought

    nba.com ESPN.com Sep 25, 2013
    Asked whether he feels any extra pressure to reach the postseason, Washington Wizards coach Randy Wittman fiddled with his eyeglasses on the table in front of him and looked straight ahead.
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  • Cardinals DJ plays all one-hit wonders the day after Michael Wa…

    Cardinals DJ plays all one-hit wonders the day after Michael Wacha’s one-hitter

    yahoo.com Sep 25, 2013
    What do St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha and Vanilla Ice have in common? Well, they both know what it's like to be on top of the world, then have that moment snatched away. For Wacha, that was the ninth inning of Tuesday night's game against th…
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  • Coach’s Turn: Mike Shanahan At The Mic

    Coach’s Turn: Mike Shanahan At The Mic

    redskins.com Sep 25, 2013
    (AP Image) Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan hasn’t been on the opposite sideline of the Oakland Raiders since Week 12 of the 2008 season, but he’ll thoroughly enjoy going against them once again. Coach of the Denver Broncos for 14 years, Sha…
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  • Some Redskins players critique their own interviews

    Some Redskins players critique their own interviews

    washingtonpost.com Sep 25, 2013
    During my chat with Nick Barnett last week, he said that the last website he visited was the Redskins’ team site. “I like to look at the guys’ interviews, see what they’re saying,” he explained. “See what type of team … Continue reading →
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  • Bacarri Rambo surprised by role

    Bacarri Rambo surprised by role

    ESPN.com Sep 25, 2013
    ASHBURN, Va. -- The Washington Redskins used a different game plan to combat the Detroit Lions’ passing attack. That meant rookie free safety Bacarri Rambo, the starter since training camp began, didn’t play a snap. He says he understands. It’s also cle…
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  • Roark eyes 2014 rotation after strong start in bigs

    Roark eyes 2014 rotation after strong start in bigs

    MLB.com Sep 25, 2013
    Back in Spring Training, Nationals right-hander Tanner Roark had no idea that he would be in the big leagues in 2013. It's not like he made a good impression to Davey Johnson during his experience in big league camp.
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  • Fred Davis hopeful for Sunday

    Fred Davis hopeful for Sunday

    ESPN.com Sep 25, 2013
    ASHBURN, Va. -- Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis said he's optimistic about playing against the Oakland Raiders Sunday after suffering what he termed a mid- to high-ankle sprain. Davis admitted his ankle was still tender. "It feels way bett…
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  • Redskins Salute To Play 60 Social Wrap

    Redskins Salute To Play 60 Social Wrap

    redskins.com Sep 25, 2013
    [Editor's Note: One of the biggest misunderstandings of the NFL calendar is the Tuesday off day. Teams are required to give players one day off from football activities each week, and Tuesday is the standard day (except for the Dolphins, who inexplicabl…
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  • NFL Nation Buzz: Washington Redskins

    NFL Nation Buzz: Washington Redskins

    ESPN.com Sep 25, 2013
    ESPN.com team reporter John Keim on the Washington Redskins' hot topics as they begin preparations for Week 4.
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  • Redskins film review: Defense

    Redskins film review: Defense

    ESPN.com Sep 25, 2013
    I'll get into some other things I saw on film throughout the week. Suffice to say that corner DeAngelo Hall competed well and, yes, there were a couple plays he gave up but he did a good job against Calvin Johnson when paired against him. Also, nose tac…
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  • Series History: Redskins-Raiders

    Series History: Redskins-Raiders

    redskins.com Sep 25, 2013
    [Santana Moss runs past Oakland Raiders cornerback Stanford Routt during the fourth quarter of the Redskins 34-20 victory in 2009 (AP Image)]While they may not be traditional rivals with the likes of the Cowboys, Eagles and Giants of the world, Washingt…
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  • Video - Cardinals Complete Sweep Of Nationals 00:41

    Cardinals Complete Sweep Of Nationals

    Sep 25
    Matt Adams homered and Yadier Molina drove in two runs to lead the Cardinals to a 4-1 win over the Nationals.
  • Video - Washington Redksins QB Robert Griffin III is open to Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper's advice on sliding 00:46

    Washington Redksins QB Robert Griffin III is open to Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper's advice on sliding

    Sep 25
    Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III talks about how he practiced sliding in the offseason and says he would be open to Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper giving him advice on the proper technique.
  • Video - Wall: Wizards Can Make Playoffs 03:24

    Wall: Wizards Can Make Playoffs

    Sep 25
    Chris Broussard discusses whether it's realistic for Wizards PG John Wall to expect to make the playoffs this season.

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