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Oct 16, 2019

The Nats followed their own path to the World Series, metrics be damned
There's a lot of modern schools of thought to putting together a winning baseball team. The Nats graduated from their own.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 16, 2019

The NCAA is still whining about pay to play. It's too late for that.
Legislation such as the California Fair Pay to Play Act is forcing college athletics into the 21st century, and the NCAA must get on board.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 16, 2019

Watch the Nationals' soggy, sudsy and surprisingly Strasburgy NLCS celebration
Brian Dozier took off his shirt, of course, and Sean Doolittle brought his lightsaber.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 16, 2019

Maryland's self-inflicted errors vs. Purdue cast once-hopeful season further into doubt
Tyrrell Pigrome, filling in as starting quarterback, made plays with his feet but was an inaccurate passer, one of several shortcomings in the 40-14 loss.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 16, 2019

Police say Alabama student called in bomb threat to LSU-Florida game because of a bet
The freshman was arrested soon after calling in the threat.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 16, 2019

Braden Holtby pulled early as Capitals overcome by Avalanche, 6-3
Caps are unable to dig themselves out from early 4-0 hole as Colorado wins fifth straight to start season.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 16, 2019

Fantasy football start/sit Week 7: Avoid Adrian Peterson and Philip Rivers
Elliott has been a fantasy star, but he's just the 20th best running back of 2019, per Pro Football Focus, and has a career-low in yards per carry after contact.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 16, 2019

Georgetown, in role of birthday spoiler, tops Maryland
The No. 12 Hoyas crash Terps Coach Sasho Cirovski's birthday thanks to Derek Dodson's 65th-minute goal.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 16, 2019

The Nationals are going to the World Series — and a city's baseball scars have healed
Team completes four-game sweep of St. Louis with a 7-4 win at joyous Nationals Park, sending the franchise to D.C.'s first Fall Classic since 1933.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 16, 2019

The Wizards must transform their defense, and they brought in a coach to do just that
Under new defensive coordinator Michael Longabardi, the Wizards want to be a team that takes care of the simple things (like not allowing easy three-pointers) and build on achievable goals.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 16, 2019

Washington Spirit might split 2020 home schedule among three venues
One proposal would have the NWSL team play at Audi Field, Maryland SoccerPlex and Segra Field.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 16, 2019

10 plays that pushed the Nationals to the World Series
These were Washington's biggest postseason moments, according to a metric that measures how much a particular play influences a team's chances to win the World Series.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 16, 2019

As waters rise, so do concerns for sports teams along coast
One team planning for a new $500 million stadium knows it will need to confront many of the dangers posed by climate change

Washington Post Sports
Oct 16, 2019

China is getting exactly what it wants from LeBron James and the NBA: Capitulation
The league wants to preserve its image while extending its brand, and fans are justified in asking, ‘What if you have to choose?'

Washington Post Sports
Oct 16, 2019

Ten plays that pushed the Nationals to the World Series
These were Washington's biggest postseason moments, according to a metric that measures how much a particular play influences a team's chances to win the World Series.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 16, 2019

The Browns banned the wrong fan. Now he's suing them.
Eric Smith says the NFL team harmed his reputation and caused him to have a panic attack.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 16, 2019

Olympic officials want to move the 2020 marathons 500 miles from Tokyo over heat fears
The races, along with racewalking events, would take place in Sapporo, host city for the 1972 Winter Games.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 16, 2019

Mark Turgeon might have his deepest basketball team yet at Maryland
The coach, entering his ninth season with the Terps, sounded bullish about his group at media day.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 16, 2019

Week 7 fantasy football rankings
See how players stack up against each other in Week 7.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 16, 2019

This small Pennsylvania school wants to be the Notre Dame of esports
Harrisburg University has pumped millions into establishing itself in competitive gaming, with esports serving as its only varsity program.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 16, 2019

The last time Washington's baseball team advanced to the World Series
Washington fans can finally stop waiting: The Nationals are headed to the World Series. Here's how the Fall Classic played out 86 years ago.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 16, 2019

Nats fans relish pennant-clinching win: ‘We've conquered all the demons'
Game 4 featured a "Baby Shark" singalong and, for at least one longtime D.C. baseball fan, an early birthday present.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 16, 2019

How the Nationals celebrated Washington's first World Series berth in 86 years
The Nationals partied hard from the postgame podium to the clubhouse to the private room at the late-night restaurant.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 16, 2019

Inside the Wizards' house-hunting: Pentagon views, a yard for dogs and an all-star landlord
A dozen new players, along with several assistant coaches and staffers, moved to Washington over the summer. And they all needed homes.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 16, 2019

It's far from perfect, but for Redskins, practice makes better
Bill Callahan made a variety of tweaks to practice after being promoted to interim head coach last week. Several of those details played a major role in the first victory of the season.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 16, 2019

At Midnight Mile, Terps mark tipoff with T-shirts, pizza and maybe a little running
Players and Coach Mark Turgeon meet and greet the players as part of the tradition that stretches back to Midnight Madness under Lefty Driesell.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 16, 2019

Ryan Zimmerman has been through it all with the Nats, and for him this is ‘surreal'
The infielder has spent a decade and a half with the Nationals and will finally get to play in the World Series.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 16, 2019

TV and radio listings: October 16
Your daily guide to the world of sports on television and radio.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 16, 2019

What you need to know about 2019 World Series
The Nationals are going to the World Series. Here's the schedule, how to watch and more.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 16, 2019

The Nationals didn't just sweep the Cardinals. They also killed their identity.
The cracks started to show in Game 3, but it was in Game 4 when the wheels completely came off the Cardinals and their brand — just 18 pitches into the game.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 16, 2019

Off to the World Series, these Nationals have proved everyone wrong
This unexpected joyride of a season could hold more promise yet.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 16, 2019

MLB playoff bracket and schedule
Major League Baseball's postseason is upon us. Here's the bracket and schedule.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 16, 2019

Nationals are going to the World Series
Team completes four-game sweep of St. Louis with a 7-4 win at joyous Nationals Park, sending the franchise to D.C.'s first Fall Classic since 1933.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 16, 2019

Nationals sweep Cardinals in NLCS, 7-4, earn first World Series berth
St. Louis didn't make it easy, but Washington's seven-run first inning was enough to deliver a Game 4 win and secure a spot in baseball's Fall Classic.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 16, 2019

Hong Kong protesters burn LeBron James jersey, chant profanity toward Lakers star
James lost more than a few fans in Hong Kong after saying that Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey's tweet in support of their cause was "misinformed."

Washington Post Sports
Oct 15, 2019

Nationals-Cardinals Game 4: St. Louis creeps back into it
The Nationals plated seven runs in the first inning. A win tonight puts them in the World Series.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 15, 2019

As NBA-China controversy continues, ‘Free Hong Kong' protesters demonstrate at Wizards' exhibition
Capital One Arena officials confiscated signs in accordance with arena policy, but a Wizards spokesperson said no one was asked to leave.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 15, 2019

Hail or Fail: Redskins' ‘Scary Terry' continues to be a nightmare for NFL defenses
Rookie Terry McLaurin made his fourth and fifth touchdown catches of the season in Sunday's win over the Dolphins.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 15, 2019

The Rams just changed their season, and Jalen Ramsey might have changed the NFL
Jalen Ramsey got what he wanted by shooting his way out of Jacksonville, the Jaguars got a haul, and the Rams got one of the best players in the NFL in a deal that could alter player movement in the league.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 15, 2019

This Redskins fan paid $1,600 to fly a ‘Fire Bruce Allen' banner. He hopes Daniel Snyder saw it.
Chuck Coltman arranged for the message to be flown over Hard Rock Stadium in South Florida for two hours before Sunday's game.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 15, 2019

TV and radio listings: February 25
Your guide to the world of sports on television and radio.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 15, 2019

The Wizards still have to decide who their starting small forward will be
Isaac Bonga, Justin Anderson, Admiral Schofield and Jordan McRae are all in the mix to start at the No. 3 spot on opening night.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 15, 2019

The Redskins beat the Dolphins, but there are no winners here
Washington finally feels the relief of victory against Miami after encountering a team with even bigger issues.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 15, 2019

The Nationals' rotation encountered a knife fight and brought a bazooka. Or four.
Through the first eight games of these playoffs, six of them wins, Washington's starting pitchers are allowing a .150 batting average.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 15, 2019

The Marcus Peters trade may be a risk for the Ravens, but it's a small, smart one
Baltimore seems to be banking on Peters making more big plays than he gives up.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 15, 2019

Astros' Gerrit Cole isn't dominant in ALCS Game 3, but he's good enough to beat the Yankees
Houston's standout right-hander walks five but navigates his way to seven shutout innings in a 4-1 win that gives Astros a 2-1 lead in series.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 15, 2019

Boys' soccer Top 10: Behind a stout defense, St. Albans is undefeated and ready for the postseason
The Bulldogs have conceded just four goals this season.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 15, 2019

D.C. United's Steven Birnbaum awaits a baby while awaiting the MLS playoffs
The defender is with his wife after they decided to induce labor Monday night, and he plans to be with the team for Saturday's playoff in Toronto.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 15, 2019

ESPN's politics policy, and its journalism, tested by NBA-China controversy
ESPN wants to be the place of record for sports news while steering clear of politics. Those goals went head to head last week.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 15, 2019

Capitals hope to shake off a lackluster start by shaking up line combinations
After falling into a four-goal first-period deficit in Monday's 6-3 loss to Colorado, the Capitals are continuing to seek the right combinations.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 15, 2019

Cardinals juggle lineup in preparation for Nationals left-hander Patrick Corbin
The Cardinals sat struggling leadoff hitter Dexter Fowler ahead of their first matchup against a left-handed starter in this series.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 15, 2019

Maryland's explosive offense sometimes masks its first-down struggles
Big-play threats have kept the Terrapins' offense afloat.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 15, 2019

NFL admits mistake in Lions-Packers game, as outrage over officiating grows
"The foul wasn't there," league executive Troy Vincent says of the second of two controversial penalties called against Detroit's Trey Flowers.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 15, 2019

Simone Biles breaks record for world medals won by a gymnast
After the equivalent of a lunch break, the Olympian returned to the arena and won another gold — this one, on floor exercise.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 15, 2019

St. Louis Blues visit White House to celebrate Stanley Cup win
A four-game East Coast swing offered the NHL champions the chance to swing by the White House (and to take in a baseball game, too).

Washington Post Sports
Oct 15, 2019

LeBron James usually gets it right. On Daryl Morey, he was the one who was ‘misinformed.'
NBA's biggest star succumbed to self-importance when speaking on Houston GM's Hong Kong tweets.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 15, 2019

Nationals-Cardinals Game 4: Everything is going right for Washington
The Nationals plated seven runs in the first inning. A win tonight puts them in the World Series.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 15, 2019

Nationals owner Mark Lerner on Anthony Rendon: ‘We certainly want to keep him. That's 110 percent.'
Lerner spoke with reporters ahead of Game 4 of the NLCS on Tuesday.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 15, 2019

Mystics' Elena Delle Donne throws first pitch before Game 4 of NLCS
The newly christened WNBA champions continued their victory tour at Nationals Park.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 15, 2019

Jay Gruden admits he didn't always see ‘eye to eye' with Redskins' front office
But the team's former coach also would not speak badly of the team's culture in an ESPN Radio interview.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 15, 2019

LeBron James draws scrutiny for comments critical of Daryl Morey's Hong Kong tweet
After James took issue with Morey's tweet, which has sparked a controversy involving the NBA and China, U.S. politicians and Hong Kong protestors criticized James's remarks.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 15, 2019

St. Louis Blues will visit White House to celebrate Stanley Cup win
A four-game East Coast swing offered the NHL champions the chance to swing by the White House (and to take in a baseball game, too).

Washington Post Sports
Oct 15, 2019

Maryland starting cornerback Tino Ellis out for the season with injury
The absence of the senior, who suffered an unspecified upper-body injury vs. Purdue, further thins the defensive corps.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 15, 2019

Bulgarian soccer chief resigns after England team is subjected to monkey chants and Nazi salutes
The EURO 2020 qualifier was paused twice by officials in a bid to gain control of the racist chants and behavior of supporters.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 15, 2019

The undefeated 49ers are winning with their outrageous defense
A lot of the credit is due to Defensive Coordinator Robert Saleh's switch to a wide-9 alignment this season.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 15, 2019

Volleyball Top 10: Taking tips from the military, Loudoun County continuing its excellence
Raiders Coach John Senchak was in the U.S. Army for 22 years and has occasionally uses those training methods with his team.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 15, 2019

With Rui Hachimura, first NBA draft pick from Japan, Wizards make big play for new audience
Washington has an aggressive plan in place to cater to a Japanese audience, with its first-round draft pick at the center of it.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 15, 2019

Cam Newton is getting healthy, but will the Panthers turn back to him?
Carolina is undefeated with Kyle Allen as its quarterback.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 15, 2019

How video games became an entertainment juggernaut
Gaming has come a long way since the arcade. Revenue from the video game industry now eclipses the box office and music industry combined. Here is a look at how video games grew to such a powerful force in entertainment, and how this growth is affecting people that play, watch, and make games.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 15, 2019

Girls' soccer Top 10: A tough schedule isn't slowing down Northern
The undefeated Patriots beat Mercy last week.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 15, 2019

Field Hockey Top 10: Undefeated and balanced Churchill enters rankings
Spalding remains in the top spot; Anne Arundel County schools Severna Park and Broadneck also move into the rankings.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 15, 2019

For high school offensive linemen, fat-shaming and health risks come with the territory
Some players gain 100 or more pounds over the course of their careers.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 15, 2019

Lebron James calls Morey's Hong Kong tweet ‘misinformed'
Four-time NBA MVP Lebron James publicly addressed Houston Rockets' General Manager Daryl Morey's controversial tweet in support of the Hong Kong protest movement for the first time on Oct. 15

Washington Post Sports
Oct 15, 2019

Stephen Strasburg's change-up is just plain ‘disgusting,' and one of the best pitches in baseball
The veteran right-hander uses his curveball the most, and his fastball is the most important, but the change-up remains his most dominant pitch.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 15, 2019

Officiating in Lions-Packers game sparks outrage as owners prepare to meet
"The Lions are going to feel like ... the officials took this one away," ESPN's Booger McFarland said and fans nodded in agreement.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 15, 2019

Dutch gymnast Bart Deurloo sings ‘Be Like That' for Simone Biles
Deurloo offered an ode to Biles by performing Three Doors Down's "Be Like That" on live Dutch TV on Monday.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 15, 2019

With Rui Hachimura, first potential NBA star from Japan, Wizards make big play for new audience
Washington has an aggressive plan in place to cater to a Japanese audience, with its first-round draft pick at the center of it.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 15, 2019

California's Fair Pay to Play Act is a step in the right and the wrong direction at the same time
We are casting an erroneously wide net in seeking to solve our college athletics problem.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 15, 2019

Former Ohio State star quarterback Cardale Jones assigned to D.C.'s XFL team
Jones helped lead the Buckeyes to a national title in 2015.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 15, 2019

Fortnite is live again with a new map and more ways to level up. See the new map.
The worldwide blackout of the most popular video game is over as the game updates its newest features.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 15, 2019

It's unclear if Enes Kanter took shots at LeBron James, but others sure did
James comments on Daryl Morey's tweet about Hong Kong and his own tweets about having "a difficult week" in China set off a torrent of criticism, while Kanter tweeted about his struggles with Turkey's authoritarian regime.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 15, 2019

His confidence shattered in the playoffs, Jakub Vrana is out to prove he's back
Vrana has two goals and one assist through six games this season after recording zero points in the 2018-19 playoffs.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 15, 2019

North and South Korea soccer teams draw 0-0 in Pyongyang — to an empty stadium
North Koreans even denied South Korea the right to televise the match or send reporters.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 15, 2019

Stephen Strasburg changes up St. Louis Cardinals to push Nationals to brink of World Series
The veteran right-hander uses his curveball the most, and his fastball is the most important, but the change-up remains his most dominant pitch.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 15, 2019

NFL power rankings, Week 7: The 49ers are on the heels of the Patriots and Saints
The Niners' win over the Rams moves them up into the No. 3 spot, just ahead of the Seahawks.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 15, 2019

Lasers, rabbits and new Nikes: How the 2-hour marathon barrier was broken
Long seen as unbreakable, Kipchoge's sub-two-hour marathon touched off a wave of excitement -- and debate.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 15, 2019

Caps finally get a third-period lead they can hold on to in 4-1 win over Stars
Tom Wilson, John Carlson continue strong play as Capitals get first regulation win in Dallas since 1995.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 15, 2019

Dunbar gets statement win over Theodore Roosevelt to continue promising season
After a 24-12 victory, the Crimson Tide is 5-1 and undefeated in DCIAA play.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 15, 2019

How to quickly climb the League of Legends ranked ladder
Five simple tips from a Grandmaster can improve your League play pretty quickly.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 15, 2019

Howie Kendrick continues his remarkable postseason with Game 3 heroics
Veteran belts three doubles and pushes his playoff RBI total to nine in rout of Cardinals.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 15, 2019

Father, husband, pitcher: Daniel Hudson has his priorities straight, and Nats are better for it
The closer made the decision to be with his wife for the birth of their daughter. Really, what's the debate?

Washington Post Sports
Oct 15, 2019

Lasers, rabbits and new kicks: How the 2-hour marathon barrier was broken
Long seen as unbreakable, Kipchoge's sub-two-hour marathon touched off a wave of excitement -- and debate.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 15, 2019

LeBron James criticizes Daryl Morey's decision to send controversial Hong Kong tweet
Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James took issue with Daryl Morey's decision to post a message on Twitter in support of Hong Kong protesters, suggesting that the Houston Rockets GM did not properly consider the consequences of his political statement.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 15, 2019

On the brink of elimination, Cardinals vow to ‘bite, scratch, and claw' back into NLCS
As frustrating as more offensive ineptitude was for St. Louis, it was the defensive blunders that stung most for a team whose strength is stingy, fundamental play.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 15, 2019

The Fortnite black hole has closed and the game is updating the next chapter
The worldwide blackout of the most popular video game is over as the game updates its newest features.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 15, 2019

With their World Series dreams nearing reality, the Nats are suddenly a machine
Washington is one win from an NLCS sweep and its team is a runaway train right now. Time to get off the tracks.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 15, 2019

Victor Robles returns to Nationals for NLCS Game 3, immediately reaffirms his value
Robles showed what the Nationals were missing, and even homered.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 15, 2019

Why there was a stuffed ‘Baby Shark' hanging from the railing of the Nats dugout
Gerardo Parra received a shipment of 'Baby Shark' toys before the game.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 15, 2019

The Nats, one win from World Series, are providing a doubt-free sense of release
A region's fan base, waiting 15 years since baseball's return and 86 since a D.C. team last appeared in the World Series, is embracing its moment.

Washington Post Sports
Oct 15, 2019

TV and radio listings, October 15
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