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Redskins-Ravens story lines

The preseason rolls on for the Washington Redskins, and on Saturday, they face the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium.

Ledecky anchors relay win

Bethesda teen overtakes Australian for gold in the women’s race; Michael Phelps also wins relay gold.

Not your everyday win streak

COLUMN | Nothing in baseball is more pure summer fun than a winning streak with just enough tension to make it interesting — and boy, are the Nats making it interesting.

Tim Howard taking break from U.S. national team

Veteran World Cup goalkeeper to concentrate on Everton and two children for at least a year.

Why Fister went back to his sinker

FANCY STATS | Nats’ starter Doug Fister began throwing fewer and fewer sinkers while in Detroit, where the infield had its issues.

Redskins pay tribute to LT Williams, CB Hall and RB Morris during Welcome Home Luncheon

Redskins pay tribute to LT Williams, CB Hall and RB Morris during Welcome Home Luncheon

Redskins pay tribute to leaders on and off the field during Welcome Home Luncheon

Why Fister went back to his sinker

Why Fister went back to his sinker

FANCY STATS | Nats’ starter Doug Fister began throwing fewer and fewer sinkers while in Detroit, where the infield had its issues.

Not just games to be won, but fans to be won over

Not just games to be won, but fans to be won over

Virginia Tech, like many big-time college football programs, faces new challenges in improving attendance.

Campanaro impresses in his first preseason with Ravens

Campanaro impresses in his first preseason with Ravens

Michael Campanaro, the 2008 All-Met Offensive Player of the Year at River Hill, works on finding a slot with the Baltimore Ravens.

Remembering the Nationals’ last 10-game winning streak

Remembering the Nationals’ last 10-game winning streak

So much has changed since the last time the Nationals won 10 straight games in 2005.

Johnny Manziel reportedly fined $12,000 for showing his middle finger to the Redskins bench

Johnny Manziel reportedly fined $12,000 for showing his middle finger to the Redskins bench

The Cleveland Browns quarterback could try to appeal to reduce the fine to 25 percent of his weekly salary, though.

Chicago’s journey to the U.S. Little League World Series final could be good sign for baseball’s inner-city initiatives

Chicago’s journey to the U.S. Little League World Series final could be good sign for baseball’s inner-city initiatives

The number of African-American players in baseball is dwindling. Jackie Robinson West’s rise to the top could symbolize a change in that.

ESPN’s Tom Jackson says he may follow Tony Dungy in refusing to use Redskins name

ESPN’s Tom Jackson says he may follow Tony Dungy in refusing to use Redskins name

Longtime NFL broadcaster says he has no right to tell Native Americans what they should find offensive.

Redskins-Ravens story lines

Redskins-Ravens story lines

The preseason rolls on for the Washington Redskins, and on Saturday, they face the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium.

Rio Ferdinand wants to manage England’s national team

Rio Ferdinand wants to manage England’s national team

“If I don’t get a job in management, I will wonder why.“

Ledecky anchors relay win

Ledecky anchors relay win

Bethesda teen overtakes Australian for gold in the women’s race; Michael Phelps also wins relay gold.

Five Little League World Series alumni who transitioned from baseball to another sport

Five Little League World Series alumni who transitioned from baseball to another sport

Sure, many MLB players have been in the LLWS, but so have a surprising number of other athletes, as well.

In your fantasy football drafts, don’t overlook strength of schedule when picking running backs

In your fantasy football drafts, don’t overlook strength of schedule when picking running backs

On average, a running back playing one of the five weakest defenses scores 4.3 points more than when he faces one of the five toughest.

The last time the Nats won 10 straight

The last time the Nats won 10 straight

Check out some Washington Post images from the magical days of June 2005.

Just how rare is the Nats’ 10-game winning streak?

Just how rare is the Nats’ 10-game winning streak?

A good team like the Nats is more likely to go on such a streak, but it’s still a pretty rare feat.

This 2-year-old WWE super fan knows more about pro wrestling than most adults

This 2-year-old WWE super fan knows more about pro wrestling than most adults

This is either the best or worst parenting ever.

Anthony believes Knicks are a playoff team

Anthony believes Knicks are a playoff team

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony admits that he was “close” to leaving this summer but returned because of his confidence in Phil Jackson and the direction of the franchise.

Moses aims to show versatility, consistency

Moses aims to show versatility, consistency

At 6 feet, 6 inches tall and 314 pounds, Morgan Moses has the size and strength needed to play offensive tackle in the NFL. But the biggest lesson Washington’s third-round pick out of UVA had to learn this past offseason and training camp involved the need to play with strong technique and fundamentals and not just rely on his size and strength.

Expect Chiefs to take a small step back in 2014

Expect Chiefs to take a small step back in 2014

They have a 6 percent chance of having at least an 11-win season

Jayson Werth garden gnome watches over latest Nats’ walk-off win

Jayson Werth garden gnome watches over latest Nats’ walk-off win

The Nats have won 10 straight, and have a busted garden gnome to show for it.

Gio Gonzalez bounces back, finds his curveball

Gio Gonzalez bounces back, finds his curveball

The left-hander entered the game with a 5.46 ERA over his previous six outings and fired seven scoreless on Thursday.

Mo’ne Davis’s LLWS run comes to an end

Mo’ne Davis’s LLWS run comes to an end

Davis made quite the impression in Williamsport, Pa.

Steelers endure two trouble-filled days

Steelers endure two trouble-filled days

With running backs Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount facing marijuana charges stemming from traffic stop Wednesday, the Steelers were overrun in Thursday night’s preseason game at Philadelphia in their primary tune-up for the regular season.

Eagles RB LeSean McCoy injures thumb vs. Steelers, says he’ll be fine

Eagles RB LeSean McCoy injures thumb vs. Steelers, says he’ll be fine

X-rays were negative for Philadelphia standout.

The game slows down for rookie Breeland

The game slows down for rookie Breeland

NFL players often can sense improvements in their own games because of a subtle feeling while in the heat of battle. Redskins rookie cornerback Bashaud Breeland got that feeling during Monday’s preseason game with the Cleveland Browns, and believes it will come a lot more often.

Mystics drop playoff opener

Mystics drop playoff opener

In one of its most physical battles of the season, Washington fails to duplicate its regular-season success in Indiana and drops Game 1 of the Eastern semifinals.

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Not your everyday win streak

Not your everyday win streak

COLUMN | Nothing in baseball is more pure summer fun than a winning streak with just enough tension to make it interesting — and boy, are the Nats making it interesting.

Matt Williams on his pending Babe Ruth impression after 10 straight wins

Matt Williams on his pending Babe Ruth impression after 10 straight wins

“You make the promise, you’ve got to live to it,” Williams said. “So it will happen somewhere, somehow.“

Mizzell gives Cavs more muscle

Mizzell gives Cavs more muscle

After an injury-hampered freshman season, the five-star recruit figures to boost workhorse Kevin Parks, pictured, in the backfield.

Nationals push winning streak to 10

<b></b>Nationals push winning streak to 10

Denard Span comes home with the winning run on a throwing error in ninth as Washington sweeps Arizona to collect another dramatic walk-off victory at Nationals Park.

Terps women’s hoops releases 2014-15 schedule

Terps women’s hoops releases 2014-15 schedule

The Terrapins first year in the Big Ten features home games against all five of the conference’s NCAA tournament teams from last season.

Terps men’s hoops schedule is released

Terps men’s hoops schedule is released

Maryland will open Big Ten play at Michigan State on December 30.

Green Bay Packers fans are the ‘best fans,’ poll finds

Green Bay Packers fans are the ‘best fans,’ poll finds

Forbes says 84 percent of adults in Green Bay are Packers fans.

Ross’s best shot is a long shot

Ross’s best shot is a long shot

Free agent wide receiver Rashad Ross stood out against the Browns on Monday night, but he plays at one of the Redskins’ deepest positions.

Little League World Series security is ready for bigger crowds ahead of tonight’s Pennsylvania vs. Illinois game

Little League World Series security is ready for bigger crowds ahead of tonight’s Pennsylvania vs. Illinois game

With Mo’ne Davis leading the Taney Dragons against a stellar Chicago squad, LLWS officials expect attendance to number in the tens of thousands.

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Nationals heat up in August

Nationals heat up in August

Using a mixture of routs and walk-offs, Washington builds an impressive winning streak at 10 games to match the franchise record.

Watch Olympic swimmer Amy Van Dyken stand up and walk for the first time since her accident

Watch Olympic swimmer Amy Van Dyken stand up and walk for the first time since her accident

The 41-year-old athlete continues to be just as impressive out of the pool as she was in.

Discuss: Nats-DBacks

Discuss: Nats-DBacks

Gio Gonzalez will try to push the Nationals’ winning streak to 10 games.

Ryan Zimmerman throws for the first time since straining hamstring

Ryan Zimmerman throws for the first time since straining hamstring

It was a small step in Zimmerman’s long road to returning to the field but a sign his leg muscle was well enough to be tested.

Gooden won’t play for Finland in FIBA World Cup

Gooden won’t play for Finland in FIBA World Cup

The Wizards veteran’s application for dual citizenship will not be processed in time to represent his mother’s home country.

Tim Howard taking break from U.S. national team

Tim Howard taking break from U.S. national team

Veteran World Cup goalkeeper to concentrate on Everton and two children for at least a year.

LaRoche’s timely shift

LaRoche’s timely shift

Along with memorable game-winners, small plays like Adam LaRoche’s shift Wednesday night have sustained the Nats’ streak.

Tiger Woods tells Rory McIlroy: ‘I’m not going to let you win a green jacket next year’

Tiger Woods tells Rory McIlroy: ‘I’m not going to let you win a green jacket next year’

That’s when McIlroy will be going for a career Grand Slam at the Masters.

News and notes from open locker room

News and notes from open locker room

Some Redskins updates prior to Saturday’s game in Baltimore.

RGIII responds to social media jabs

RGIII responds to social media jabs

Despite receiving criticism for his Twitter game, Griffin says it doesn’t detract from him playing the actual game.

Toronto Blue Jays get into legal battle with Creighton Bluejays over school’s new logo

Toronto Blue Jays get into legal battle with Creighton Bluejays over school’s new logo

The Toronto Blue Jays may not mind a little competition on the baseball diamond, but when it comes to their blue jay mascot, the team wants to stand alone.

Mo’Ne Davis, LeBron James Jr. star in highlight reel of basketball prodigies

Mo’Ne Davis, LeBron James Jr. star in highlight reel of basketball prodigies

Just wait a few years. This is going to get better.

What the loss of Garrett Richards means to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

What the loss of Garrett Richards means to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

The loss of Garrett Richards doesn’t hurt the Angels playoff chances. Just their playoff hopes.

Thompson 50-50 for Saturday vs. Ravens

Thompson 50-50 for Saturday vs. Ravens

Second-year running back Chris Thompson took part in a second day of limited practices and remains uncertain for Washington’s preseason game.