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This should end well: The Hockey News predicts Caps will make S…

This should end well: The Hockey News predicts Caps will make Stanley Cup

washingtonpost.com Updated 4 hours ago
One of the many great things about being a D.C. sports fan is that when it comes time to abandon hope in one team — you’re getting there, Nationals — there’s always another team, another sport and another season around the corner…to inevitably crush you…
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  • Washington Nationals, minor league teams honor Virginia shootin…

    Washington Nationals, minor league teams honor Virginia shooting victims

    yahoo.com 13 hours ago
    On Wednesday, television reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward were killed while filming a live segment for WDBJ-TV in Roanoke, Va. Vicki Gardner, an executive director for a local Chamber of Commerce, was also injured in the horrific and sense…
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  • Nationals' rotation shuffle might be for naught

    Nationals' rotation shuffle might be for naught

    ESPN.com nytimes.com 14 hours ago
    Nationals' rotation shuffle might be for naught
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  • 2 home runs from J-Up lead Padres past Nats

    2 home runs from J-Up lead Padres past Nats

    MLB.com 14 hours ago
    The Padres watched a late lead dwindle on Wednesday night as the Nationals scored one run in the sixth and three more in the seventh. The Padres never lost an early lead, though, and evened the series with a 6-5 win at Nationals Park.
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  • Matt Williams on Bryce Harper’s controversial foul ball : ‘Ever…

    Matt Williams on Bryce Harper’s controversial foul ball : ‘Everybody wants to win’

    washingtonpost.com 24 hours ago
    In the words of Ryan Zimmerman, the Nationals “caught a break” when Bryce Harper’s weak ground ball to first base that should have ended the sixth inning was instead ruled a foul ball on Tuesday. After the call, Harper and Yunel Escobar walked to load t…
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  • Bashing Matt Williams is becoming the national pastime

    Bashing Matt Williams is becoming the national pastime

    washingtonpost.com Aug 26 (yesterday)
    “Matt Williams has done an outstanding job.” That’s what Nationals GM Mike Rizzo said on 106.7 The Fan last Thursday, defending his manager, who in recent weeks has come under criticism for the Nationals’ second place standing in the NL East and nearly …
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  • Strong Stras, slam by Zim carry Nats to win

    Strong Stras, slam by Zim carry Nats to win

    MLB.com Aug 26 (yesterday)
    If Stephen Strasburg's dismal start to 2015 led to plenty of questions, lately he's done nothing but provide answers. On Tuesday, the former No. 1 overall pick turned in his seventh consecutive terrific start as the Nationals toppled the Padres, 8-3, to…
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  • Strasburg, Zimmerman Lead Nationals Past Padres 8-3

    Strasburg, Zimmerman Lead Nationals Past Padres 8-3

    nytimes.com Aug 25 (yesterday)
    Stephen Strasburg allowed two hits over six innings, Ryan Zimmerman hit a grand slam and the Washington Nationals beat the San Diego Padres 8-3 for their third straight victory.
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  • Murphy ejected during series opener in DC

    Murphy ejected during series opener in DC

    MLB.com Aug 25 (yesterday)
    Padres interim manager Pat Murphy was ejected from Tuesday's 8-3 loss to the Nationals during the seventh inning at Nationals Park. With the Padres trailing, 8-3, Murphy was tossed by home-plate umpire David Rackley, then came out on the field to argue …
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  • Ross brothers to start in Padres-Nats series

    Ross brothers to start in Padres-Nats series

    MLB.com Aug 25 (yesterday)
    On June 6, Padres pitcher Tyson Ross made a whirlwind one-day trip from Cincinnati to Nationals Park to see his younger brother, Joe Ross, make his Major League debut for the Nationals.
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  • Span activated, returns to top of Nats' lineup

    Span activated, returns to top of Nats' lineup

    MLB.com Aug 25 (yesterday)
    Nationals center fielder Denard Span was activated from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday and was in the leadoff spot for the series opener against the Padres.
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  • Are Nats fans Ren-done with the gnome fad?

    Are Nats fans Ren-done with the gnome fad?

    washingtonpost.com Aug 25 (2 days ago)
    Tuesday is Anthony Rendon gnome giveaway night at Nationals Park, but you wouldn’t know it from looking at StubHub. As of this writing, there are upper right field terrace tickets available for as low as $11, including fees. Last year, the lowest-priced…
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  • Post Sports Live: Predicting the Redskins’ season, Nationals’ p…

    Post Sports Live: Predicting the Redskins’ season, Nationals’ playoff chances

    washingtonpost.com Aug 25 (2 days ago)
    How will Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III perform this season? Is the NFL preseason too long? Are the Nationals capable of winning the NL East? The Post’s Adam Kilgore, Dave Sheinin and Dan Steinberg join host Gene Wang to try to answer these que…
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  • Bryce Harper guns out Ryan Braun with terrific throw from right…

    Bryce Harper guns out Ryan Braun with terrific throw from right field

    yahoo.com Aug 24 (3 days ago)
    At least Bryce Harper isn't letting the Washington Nationals' struggles hold him back. The Nats are 19-27 since July 1 and have slipped to five games back of the New York Mets for first place in the NL East with six weeks left in the season. Don't blame…
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  • Jim Bowden wonders why the Nats called up Trea Turner to sit on…

    Jim Bowden wonders why the Nats called up Trea Turner to sit on the bench

    washingtonpost.com Aug 24 (3 days ago)
    In a somewhat surprising move, the Nationals called up shortstop prospect Trea Turner from Class AAA Syracuse before Friday’s game against the Brewers. Turner came off the bench as a pinch-hitter on Friday and Saturday. He did not appear in Sunday’s ser…
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  • High-Priced Dodgers Floundering on Road Trip

    High-Priced Dodgers Floundering on Road Trip

    nytimes.com Aug 24 (4 days ago)
    For all the talk about the Washington Nationals and their disappointing season thus far, there's another highly touted National League team that's also in danger of missing the playoffs.
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  • Extra-Base Hits, Walks Help Nationals Win

    Extra-Base Hits, Walks Help Nationals Win

    nytimes.com Aug 23 (4 days ago)
    Catcher Wilson Ramos and third baseman Anthony Rendon hit home runs during a four-run fifth inning an the Nationals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 9-5 on Sunday to avoid losing more ground in the National League East.
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  • Nats find offense, tie series against Brewers

    Nats find offense, tie series against Brewers

    MLB.com Aug 22 (5 days ago)
    Rookie right-hander Joe Ross found himself in control on the mound and helped the Nationals get back to the .500 mark by defeating the Brewers, 6-1, at Nationals Park on Saturday night.
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  • Video - Harper Focused On Staying Healthy, Improving Game 02:58

    Harper Focused On Staying Healthy, Improving Game

    Mar 1
    Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper talks about the importance of staying healthy this season and his expectations for Washington with a rotation full of great starters.
  • Video - Nationals: Spring Players To Watch 01:31

    Nationals: Spring Players To Watch

    Mar 1
    A number of superstars can be found on the Nationals roster, but if the team is hoping to get even farther this season, it'll need help from Aaron Barrett and hope Ryan Zimmerman wil improve while playing a new position.
  • Video - Nats GM On Scherzer, Starting Rotation 02:48

    Nats GM On Scherzer, Starting Rotation

    Mar 1
    Nationals GM and president of baseball operations Mike Rizzo explains the decision to sign starting pitcher Max Scherzer and how that affects Jordan Zimmermann's status with the team going forward.
  • Video - World Series Or Bust For Nationals? 00:59

    World Series Or Bust For Nationals?

    Feb 16
    Jayson Stark thinks the Nationals have the potential to be the league's super team with their rotation, but the window to win it all might come down to just this season.

Sports Columnists

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    Aug 25
    Yeah, it's way too early but ESPN's Chad Ford offers his first mock draft for the 2016 class and LSU's Ben Simmons goes No. 1 to the 76ers,
  • Mock Draft 1.0

    Aug 25
    Yeah, it's way too early but ESPN's Chad Ford offers his first mock draft for the 2016 class and LSU's Ben Simmons goes No. 1 to the 76ers.
  • Mock Draft 1.0

    Aug 25
    Yeah, it's way too early but ESPN's Chad Ford offers his first mock draft for the 2016 class and LSU's Ben Simmons goes No. 1 to the 76ers.
  • Mock Draft 1.0

    Aug 25
    Yeah, it's way too early but ESPN's Chad Ford offers his first mock draft for the 2016 class and LSU's Ben Simmons goes No. 1 to the 76ers.