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Gio Gonzalez suffers rug burn on forehead wrestling with pet bu…

Gio Gonzalez suffers rug burn on forehead wrestling with pet bulldog Hollywood

yahoo.com Updated Feb 26, 2013
Washington Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez disclosed he already is pitching through a minor injury, related to off-the-field, interspecies roughhousing. After posting two strikeouts and a walk over two scoreless innings in his spring debut Monday nig…
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  • Shoulder better, Miller to face Nats on Saturday

    Shoulder better, Miller to face Nats on Saturday

    MLB.com Feb 26, 2013
    Shelby Miller faced hitters on Monday with no ill effects. As a result, he's schedule to make his 2013 Grapefruit League game debut on Saturday against the Nationals at Roger Dean Stadium.
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  • Braves believe they can dethrone Nats in NL East

    Braves believe they can dethrone Nats in NL East

    MLB.com Feb 26, 2013
    For the first time since Bobby Valentine was managing the Mets more than a decade ago, the Braves might once again have a true division rival in the Nationals, a team that is also looking toward the future with great expectations.
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  • Sliding remains last hurdle for recovering Ramos

    Sliding remains last hurdle for recovering Ramos

    MLB.com Feb 26, 2013
    Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos has just one thing left on his to-do list before the Nationals feel he's adequately prepared for Spring Training action: sliding.
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  • Nationals aware of threat Braves pose

    Nationals aware of threat Braves pose

    MLB.com Feb 26, 2013
    Tuesday was set to be the Nationals' first look at the Braves, who beefed up their lineup over the offseason and figure to be Washington's chief competition in the National League East.
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  • Workload the big variable in return from elbow surgery

    Workload the big variable in return from elbow surgery

    MLB.com Feb 26, 2013
    The Nationals don't plan on harnessing Stephen Strasburg again this season, but there are a host of pitchers who could encounter an innings cap during their returns from Tommy John elbow surgery.
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Sports Columnists

  • 2013 NFL combine -- Plenty learned at event done right

    Feb 26
    We learned plenty at this year's combine, as usual, so the NFL shouldn't change a thing, writes John Clayton.
  • Sources: Holmgren, Raiders talk front office job

    Feb 26
    The Oakland Raiders have been talking to former Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren about a leadership position within the organization, according to two sources.
  • Peter King: More on Tom Brady's amazing deal; mail

    Feb 26
    Picking up the pieces from the surprising three-year, $27 million Tom Brady contract extension:
  • Adande/Gutierrez: Who's the NBA's most clutch player?

    Feb 26
    Which player gets the ball in crunch time? J.A. Adande and Israel Gutierrez decide.