A skirmish erupts after a hit by Chris Baker (92). (Jonathan Newton/Post)

At least Redskins go down fighting

COLUMN | Last season’s 3-13 record was so demoralizing that a loss where the team shows some grit is encouraging.

Eagles win in feisty affair

After ejections, a long DeSean Jackson touchdown and 427 Kirk Cousins passing yards, Washington falls short, 37-34.

Hall may have torn Achilles’

CB DeAngelo Hall said the Redskins’ medical staff believes he tore his left Achilles’ tendon in the second quarter.

Strasburg shuts down Miami

Nats trim magic number to clinch home-field in the NL playoffs to four.

Washington Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg checks Miami Marlins runner Donovan Solano at first during the first inning of a baseball game in Miami, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

Strasburg evolves into Nats’ ace

The Nationals aren’t about to announce their playoff rotation, but Stephen Strasburg has made clear who will pitch Game 1.

After the top four, a bit of a shake-up

After the top four, a bit of a shake-up

FOOTBALL | Gonzaga stays No. 1 in The Post Top 20. Among the biggest movers are Damascus (up three to No. 7), Douglass (up five to No. 8) and Eleanor Roosevelt (up three to No. 9).

Wizards ‘periodically’ check in on Allen

Wizards ‘periodically’ check in on Allen

The sharp-shooting guard, 39, remains a free agent days before NBA training camps begin.

Healthy Dove powers Churchill’s start

Healthy Dove powers Churchill’s start

After sitting out his junior season with an ankle injury, Blake Dove wants to make the most of his senior year for the Bulldogs.

Blue-line contenders highlight Caps’ roster at Philly

Blue-line contenders highlight Caps’ roster at Philly

Keep an eye also on Marcus Johansson and Evgeny Kuznetsov, two contenders for Washington’s second-line center spot.

Discussion

Ask Boswell: Redskins, Nationals and Washington sports

Sports Columnist Tom Boswell will take your questions about the Redskins, the Capitals, the Nationals, baseball, the NFL and more.

Central is turning things around

Central is turning things around

Two years after going winless, the Falcons are 3-0 and seeing the fruits of their offseason labor under Coach Kenneth Amaker.

Redskins lineman Chris Baker got ejected, but Trevor Matich still named him lineman of the game

Redskins lineman Chris Baker got ejected, but Trevor Matich still named him lineman of the game

Was Chris Baker out of line when he hit Nick Foles? Comcast SportsNet’s analysts said “no way.“

Large crowd of Nationals fans couldn’t wait to welcome the NL East champs back to D.C.

Large crowd of Nationals fans couldn’t wait to welcome the NL East champs back to D.C.

Matt Williams shook the hand of every fan who greeted the team bus at Nationals Park on Sunday night.

Manchester United lost to Leicester City

Manchester United lost to Leicester City

This defeat was caused, in no small part, by a major tactical change from Van Gaal.

Watch a high school football player give the greatest postgame interview ever

Watch a high school football player give the greatest postgame interview ever

Apollos Hester will have you ready to conquer the world.

Redskins have their usual struggles on special teams

Redskins have their usual struggles on special teams

In a three-point loss, a kickoff return allowed and a 33-yard field goal missed loomed large.

Old Mill gets in the win column

Old Mill gets in the win column

After suffering consecutive defeats for the first time since 2013, the Patriots righted the ship Friday against Meade.

Five observations from the Redskins’ loss

Five observations from the Redskins’ loss

Here are five things that stood out to Mike Jones after an evening to reflect on the Redskins’ 37-34 loss in Philadelphia.

First & 10: Giants’ offense, at last, shows signs of progress

First & 10: Giants’ offense, at last, shows signs of progress

Recapping Sunday’s NFL action with a look at Adrian Peterson’s future with the Vikings, rookie QB debuts, the Cardinals’ early surge, the Jaguars’ dreadful state and more.

DeSean Jackson’s mom also had a great touchdown celebration

DeSean Jackson’s mom also had a great touchdown celebration

DeSean Jackson wasn’t the only Jackson celebrating in Philadelphia on Sunday.

The Cardinals are the NFL’s most surprising undefeated team

The Cardinals are the NFL’s most surprising undefeated team

Based on its first three opponents, Arizona had a 13.7 percent chance at going 3-0.

Is Chip Kelly overworking the Eagles? Cary Williams says so

Is Chip Kelly overworking the Eagles? Cary Williams says so

Practices, like games, are strictly up-tempo.

NCAA soccer in D.C. region: who’s hot and who’s not

NCAA soccer in D.C. region: who’s hot and who’s not

The Virginia Tech and Virginia women remain perfect, while the George Mason men are unbeaten.

Virginia Tech loses a tackle

Virginia Tech loses a tackle

Team captain Luther Maddy will undergo surgery to repair torn miniscus in right knee.

Burakovsky’s centering growth continued in preseason win

Burakovsky’s centering growth continued in preseason win

Burakovsky was surprised, both at his goal and at his defensive zone play versus the Sabres in Washington’s preseason opener.

Stags G Allen commits to Drexel basketball

Stags G Allen commits to Drexel basketball

DeMatha senior point guard Terrell Allen chose the Dragons over Boston and St. Peter’s, among others.

Cam Newton gives NFL its fashion statement of the season

Cam Newton gives NFL its fashion statement of the season

If man-pris catch on, blame/credit the Panthers quarterback.

FIFA official says 2022 World Cup cannot be held in Qatar because of the heat

FIFA official says 2022 World Cup cannot be held in Qatar because of the heat

Theo Zwanziger tells Sport Bild: “Medics say that they cannot accept responsibility...under these conditions.“

Nats milestones within reach

Nats milestones within reach

Looking at benchmarks several Nationals players can reach with a week left in the season.

Amid loss, Redskins offense shows firepower

Amid loss, Redskins offense shows firepower

Redskins QB Kirk Cousins sets career highs, spreads credit broadly after gut-wrenching 37-34 loss to Eagles

Postgame: After intense practices, Caps outlast Buffalo in preseason opener

Postgame: After intense practices, Caps outlast Buffalo in preseason opener

Prospect Andre Burakovsky’s goal provided the difference, plus notes on Alex Ovechkin, a two-man shutout and more.

Column

At least Redskins go down fighting

At least Redskins go down fighting

COLUMN | Last season’s 3-13 record was so demoralizing that a loss where the team shows some grit is encouraging.

Injuries mount for Redskins vs. Eagles

Injuries mount for Redskins vs. Eagles

It wasn’t quite the Body Bag Game of 1990, but the injuries mounted Sunday and Redskins emerged with uncertainty looming over a number of players.

Griffin supports teammates

Griffin supports teammates

Robert Griffin III did not travel with his teammates to their game at Lincoln Financial Field, but he offered his support via Twitter both before and after the Redskins 37-34 loss to the Eagles.

Seahawks-Broncos thriller suggests more greatness to come

Seahawks-Broncos thriller suggests more greatness to come

Sunday’s Super Bowl rematch showcased both teams’ top-tier talent.

Column

Offense offers plenty of positives

Offense offers plenty of positives

Kirk Cousins shows he is up to the task of leading Jay Gruden’s offense. Special teams continue to be anything but.

Caps top Sabres

Caps top Sabres

Newfound depth on defense leaves many regulars from last season with no playing time in preseason opener.

Baker defends hit on Eagles QB

Baker defends hit on Eagles QB

After being ejected for leveling Eagles QB Nick Foles with a pulverizing block, Redskins NT Chris Baker defends his actions in Washington’s 37-34 loss.

Eagles win in feisty affair

Eagles win in feisty affair

After ejections, a long DeSean Jackson touchdown and 427 Kirk Cousins passing yards, Washington falls short, 37-34.

The Wrap: Great start for Cousins ends in defeat

Gene Wang and Scott Allen break down what held the Redskins back in the loss to the Eagles.

Ravens rally past Browns, 23-21, on Tucker’s last-second FG

Ravens rally past Browns, 23-21, on Tucker’s last-second FG

Baltimore improves to 2-1 with Tucker’s game-winning field goal as time expired.

Orioles rest key players, drop home finale to Red Sox, 3-2

Orioles rest key players, drop home finale to Red Sox, 3-2

Locked into the postseason and heading on a seven-game road trip, the Orioles chose rest over a slugfest with the Boston Red Sox.

Advance scouting for the postseason

Advance scouting for the postseason

The group effort to gather information on the Nationals’ potential opponents started in mid-September.

Are Redskins fans already bailing on RGIII? Postgame tweets say ‘yes’

Are Redskins fans already bailing on RGIII? Postgame tweets say ‘yes’

Not that anyone is overreacting or anything, but fans are gonna be Cousining soon.

Strasburg evolves into Nats’ ace

Strasburg evolves into Nats’ ace

The Nationals aren’t about to announce their playoff rotation, but Stephen Strasburg has made clear who will pitch Game 1.

Hall may have torn Achilles’

Hall may have torn Achilles’

CB DeAngelo Hall said the Redskins’ medical staff believes he tore his left Achilles’ tendon in the second quarter.

Video

The Wrap: Great start for Cousins

The Wrap: Great start for Cousins

Kirk Cousins had a great opening half against the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday, but botched a few key passes late in the game. The Washington Post's Gene Wang and Scott Allen break down what held the Redskins back.

Red Sox beat Orioles, 3-2

Red Sox beat Orioles, 3-2

The Baltimore Orioles wrapped up their regular-season home schedule with a defeat, one that was much easier to take because of the circumstances surrounding it.

Gruden encouraged, but still disappointed, by loss.

Gruden encouraged, but still disappointed, by loss.

Postgame quotes from the Redskins coach after the 37-34 loss in Philadelphia.

Except for the loss, DeSean Jackson’s return to Philadelphia was a dancing, taunting success

Except for the loss, DeSean Jackson’s return to Philadelphia was a dancing, taunting success

In a game he had circled on his calendar, Jackson had a big day against his former team.

Maryland DE Quinton Jefferson out for season with knee injury

Maryland DE Quinton Jefferson out for season with knee injury

Jefferson to have surgery Friday, while outside linebacker Cavon Walker also lost for season with foot injury.