The Mike Rizzo trade machine

Rizzo has made 30 deals since becoming the Washington Nationals’ general manager, reshaping the team into a contender. Let’s take a look at them all.

Capitals rally for OT win

Troy Brouwer scores late in regulation before Eric Fehr finds the net in the extra session against Columbus.

A dubious record, on the line

Redskins’ offensive struggles can be traced to a leaky line that is threatening team and league marks for futility.

Wall’s middle management

John Wall’s improved efficiency on mid-range jumpers has helped spark arguably the best stretch of basketball of his five-year career with Wizards.

Washington Post 2014 Fall All-Met players of the year composite image by Jose Soto / The Washington Post.

Meet the 2014 Fall All-Mets

The 2014 fall All-Met section highlights area’s best fall sports athletes in football, field hockey, volleyball, soccer and cross-country.

President Obama endorses LeBron James’s ‘I Can’t Breathe’ shirt

President Obama endorses LeBron James’s ‘I Can’t Breathe’ shirt

In an interview with People magazine, the president also said he hope more athletes take a stand on a “range of issues.“

Chris Cooley isn’t backing off his Ryan Clark criticism

The Redskins analyst doesn’t want to see the Redskins safety on the field this week.

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Nats take their time

Nats take their time

By taking the long view on organizational course, Washington provides a model for others to follow.

Why Michael Latta and Tom Wilson call Nicklas Backstrom “Dad“

Why Michael Latta and Tom Wilson call Nicklas Backstrom “Dad“

“No one touches our dad,” Wilson told viewers during the first all-access Winter Classic episode, so we asked why.

Capitals reassign rookie Andre Burakovsky to Hershey

Capitals reassign rookie Andre Burakovsky to Hershey

Coach Barry Trotz predicted Burakovsky might go down if he continues to get scratched. The move came one day later.

A struggling quarterback and O-line must help one another

A struggling quarterback and O-line must help one another

When an offensive line or quarterback isn’t playing well, there are ways for one to assist the other. For Washington, neither is helping.

Whitman’s Meyers already picking up offers

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL | Whitman sophomore Abby Meyers already has offers from Boston College and Delaware.

‘Ghost-like’ Mike Green delivered Capitals two critical assists

‘Ghost-like’ Mike Green delivered Capitals two critical assists

“He looks slow but he’s buzzing pretty fast,” forward Michael Latta said. “Hell of a player.”

The Mike Rizzo trade machine

The Mike Rizzo trade machine

Rizzo has made 30 deals since becoming the Washington Nationals’ general manager, reshaping the team into a contender. Let’s take a look at them all.

The 10 most unforgettable sports moments of 2014

Sportsmanship and scandal, plays both great and poor and new social activism made this year stand out -- for better and for worse.

At Stephen Colbert’s farewell, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban finalized Rajon Rondo trade

At Stephen Colbert’s farewell, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban finalized Rajon Rondo trade

Cuban was one of approximately thousands of celebrities to see Colbert off to CBS.

Gruden counting on veterans to ‘right the ship’ against Philadelphia

Gruden counting on veterans to ‘right the ship’ against Philadelphia

Jay Gruden hopes Redskins will rally for NFC East rematch with Philadelphia despite yet another last-place finish in division

Jaguars’ lineman needs one sack for $600,000 bonus, gets it on last play of game

Jaguars’ lineman needs one sack for $600,000 bonus, gets it on last play of game

Yes, something sort of exciting happened in Thursday’s Titans-Jaguars game.

Postgame: ‘Team toughness’ carried Capitals over Blue Jackets

Postgame: ‘Team toughness’ carried Capitals over Blue Jackets

Everyone had a superlative or an intangible description for what helped the Capitals end Columbus’ seven-game winning streak Thursday night.

Sidney Crosby plays first game for Penguins after case of mumps

Sidney Crosby plays first game for Penguins after case of mumps

The reigning NHL MVP gets robbed on a point-blank shot, but his team beats the Avalanche in overtime.

Jaguars hold off Titans to win home finale

Jaguars hold off Titans to win home finale

Jordan Todman is all smiles after running 62 yards for a fourth-quarter touchdown as Jacksonville holds off Tennessee while one Jaguar cashes in on a lucrative sack.

Even Don Cheadle acknowledged Titans-Jaguars was a horrible Thursday night matchup

Even Don Cheadle acknowledged Titans-Jaguars was a horrible Thursday night matchup

The actor gamely pressed on, trying to provide some drama in the ‘TNF’ intro segment.

E. Roosevelt hangs on to beat Bowie, 61-54

E. Roosevelt hangs on to beat Bowie, 61-54

BOYS’ BASKETBALL | Despite some missed free throws, Eleanor Roosevelt’s defense secured the win against Bowie.

Cavaliers shake off some rust

Cavaliers shake off some rust

Justin Anderson scores 14 of his 16 points in the second half as No. 6 Virginia runs away in Charlottesville to improve to 10-0.

Capitals rally for OT win

Capitals rally for OT win

Troy Brouwer scores late in regulation before Eric Fehr finds the net in the extra session against Columbus.

Report: Michigan may not have offered $8 million-per-year contract to Jim Harbaugh

Report: Michigan may not have offered $8 million-per-year contract to Jim Harbaugh

That deal would have made the 49ers coach the highest-paid college coach -- if he took the Wolverines’ job, of course.

A dubious record, on the line

A dubious record, on the line

Redskins’ offensive struggles can be traced to a leaky line that is threatening team and league marks for futility.

Celtics trade Rajon Rondo to Mavericks for picks, veterans

Celtics trade Rajon Rondo to Mavericks for picks, veterans

Dallas, with an eye on competing for the 2015 NBA title, makes a big upgrade at point guard.

Vin Scully lost his World Series ring while Christmas shopping ... then found it 10 minutes later

Vin Scully lost his World Series ring while Christmas shopping ... then found it 10 minutes later

The Los Angeles Dodgers pleas with the public to help find the ring, before calling it off 10 minutes later.

Capitals at Blue Jackets: Game 31 discussion thread

Capitals at Blue Jackets: Game 31 discussion thread

Washington and Columbus meet again one week after Jason Chimera’s penalty in overtime at Verizon Center.

Paul Pierce’s status vs. Heat on Friday unclear

Paul Pierce’s status vs. Heat on Friday unclear

Pierce was a partial participant at practice Thursday after being sidelined Wednesday.

NBA Power Rankings: Memphis ends Golden State’s reign

NBA Power Rankings: Memphis ends Golden State’s reign

The Warriors have been on an incredible roll, but so has Memphis, which reclaimed the top spot with two impressive wins over Western Conference elites.

Former Red Sox slugger Manny Ramirez is really, really bad at golf

Former Red Sox slugger Manny Ramirez is really, really bad at golf

Like Charles Barkley, Ramirez proves being great at one sport doesn’t mean you’ve mastered them all.

Wall’s middle management

Wall’s middle management

John Wall’s improved efficiency on mid-range jumpers has helped spark arguably the best stretch of basketball of his five-year career with Wizards.

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli banned for one match, fined $39,000 over ‘racist’ Instagram post

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli banned for one match, fined $39,000 over ‘racist’ Instagram post

The soccer star could appeal, but that action is not expected.

This ridiculous video justifies why NHL fined Predators winger James Neal for diving

This ridiculous video justifies why NHL fined Predators winger James Neal for diving

For the first time in history, the NHL fined a player for diving. The Predators left winger now owes the league $2,000.

Chick-fil-A brought the Wizards free food and Marcin Gortat was loving it. Wait.

Free chicken and free publicity for everyone. Except you. You don’t get anything. Just this blog item.

Breaking down the Kings’ proposed 4-on-5 defense

Breaking down the Kings’ proposed 4-on-5 defense

The Kings’ owner wanted his team to play 4-on-5 defense. What would happen if they did?

Anthony seeks more

Anthony seeks more

COURT VISIONS | New York’s Carmelo Anthony has a forward-looking plan, beyond basketball, and wants to be known for more than playing a sport.

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Drama for Redskins in offseason

Drama for Redskins in offseason

The distractions that have plagued the Redskins all year likely won’t end in the offseason.

Meriweather unlikely to play vs. Eagles

Meriweather unlikely to play vs. Eagles

Strong safety Brandon Meriweather was unable to practice on Thursday, after testing out his injured big toe, and appears unlikely to play Saturday.

Foster Farms Bowl layoff brings challenges for Maryland

Foster Farms Bowl layoff brings challenges for Maryland

With 31 days between last two games, Maryland thrust back into preseason practice mode ahead of meeting with Stanford.

A Winter Classic alumni game wasn’t scuttled because of the field quality at Nats Park

A Winter Classic alumni game wasn’t scuttled because of the field quality at Nats Park

The Nats and Caps both say that field quality had nothing to do with the decision not to hold an alumni game.

Burakovsky may be on move

Burakovsky may be on move

Facing his fifth healthy scratch in six games, rookie forward Andre Burakovsky, 19, could soon be headed to Hershey for playing time, Coach Barry Trotz says.

Mike Rizzo and the Nats ‘made out like bandits’ in three-way deal

Nationals appear to be the big winners in trade.

Michael Sam and 107 other athletes and sports officials came out in 2014

Michael Sam and 107 other athletes and sports officials came out in 2014

Eighty men and 28 women came out publicly as gay, lesbian or bisexual in 34 different sports.

As road-heavy month lurches along, Capitals look to keep points streak alive

As road-heavy month lurches along, Capitals look to keep points streak alive

The Capitals have a season-long six-game points streak going, and the road ahead contains both sub-.500 teams and those Washington hopes to catch.

The 10 best botched athlete celebrations of 2014

The 10 best botched athlete celebrations of 2014

Athlete celebrations are great... unless they’re done wrong. Then you just look silly. Here are 10 moments from 2014 to remember.

Hatcher: ‘A big possibility’ season is over

Hatcher: ‘A big possibility’ season is over

Redskins defensive end says he was never himself this season, and says letting his body recuperate for next season might be wise.

Capitals hope to jolt Brouwer, Johansson by moving Latta between them

Capitals hope to jolt Brouwer, Johansson by moving Latta between them

Trotz hopes Latta can help with defensive zone coverage against the surging Blue Jackets.