Brant bids farewell to WJLA

D.C. sports broadcasting legend will continue to work college football and basketball games for the ACC Network.

Still magic in RFK Stadium

COLUMN | D.C. United hasn’t lost at home in almost a year, even if that home has seen better days.

Cowherd blasts Wall again

The ESPN personality also says Kevin Durant will never come to D.C. to play with the Wizards’ point guard.

FIFA President Sepp Blatter (L) leaves for a lunch break during the 65th FIFA Congress in Zurich, Switzerland, May 29, 2015. Embattled FIFA president Sepp Blatter called on members of world soccer's governing body to stick together to stamp out corruption in the wake of the latest scandal to hit the game. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

Shadow of suspicion hangs over world soccer’s governing body

ON SOCCER | The re-election of FIFA’s president suggest it’s not ready to change, but can change be forced upon it?

Team USA’s Sydney Leroux says playing the World Cup on artificial turf is like running on cement

Team USA’s Sydney Leroux says playing the World Cup on artificial turf is like running on cement

For the first time ever, a World Cup is going to be played on fake grass and it’s the women who are the guinea pigs.

Brant bids farewell to WJLA

Brant bids farewell to WJLA

D.C. sports broadcasting legend will continue to work college football and basketball games for the ACC Network.

NASCAR driver ‘completely forgot’ new rule, wanders onto hot track after vehicle crashes

NASCAR driver ‘completely forgot’ new rule, wanders onto hot track after vehicle crashes

Jennifer Jo Cobb will now likely become the first person penalized under the rule NASCAR made after Tony Stewart accidentally killed Kevin Ward Jr. last year.

Today’s Nationals-Reds lineups

Lineups for this afternoon’s game in Cincinnati, in which Gio Gonzalez will pitch against Reds’ rookie right-hander Raisel Iglesias.

Iowa State Coach Fred Hoiberg reportedly at top of list for Chicago Bulls job

Iowa State Coach Fred Hoiberg reportedly at top of list for Chicago Bulls job

Former Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau, meanwhile, still hasn’t commented about where he might end up next.

Bryce Harper gets hit, then hits 102-mph fastball

Bryce Harper gets hit, then hits 102-mph fastball

The Nationals right fielder made noise again when he ambled to first in the seventh, then caught up to a 102-mph fastball in the ninth.

TV and radio listings: May 30

TV and radio listings: May 30

Your daily guide to the world of sports on television and sports.

Strasburg exits after apparent injury

Strasburg exits after apparent injury

After facing just five batters, the Nationals starter left Friday’s game in the second inning against the Reds.

J.J. Hardy’s ninth-inning heroics lift Orioles past Rays, 2-1

J.J. Hardy’s ninth-inning heroics lift Orioles past Rays, 2-1

Miguel Gonzalez goes eight strong innings, Chris Davis continues his hot streak at the plate and J.J. Hardy sends the Orioles past the Rays, 2-1.

Photos

Track and field: Lake Braddock boys, girls emerge victorious at Coach Bob Digby’s region finale

Track and field: Lake Braddock boys, girls emerge victorious at Coach Bob Digby’s region finale

Osbourn Park’s Alexys Taylor completes sprints trifecta with wins in 100, 200 and 400.

Va. 6A North girls’ soccer: Kayla Hamric, Battlefield beat McLean

Va. 6A North girls’ soccer: Kayla Hamric, Battlefield beat McLean

GIRLS’ SOCCER | Kayla Hamric’s goal lifts the second-ranked Bobcats over the No. 4 Highlanders and into the region semifinals.

Maryland opens NCAA tournament with 3-1 win over Ole Miss

Maryland opens NCAA tournament with 3-1 win over Ole Miss

Maryland’s holds Rebels to just two hits, will meet winner of UCLA and Cal-State Bakersfield on Saturday.

Track and field: Lake Braddock boys, girls sweep at Bob Digby’s region finale

Track and field: Lake Braddock boys, girls sweep at Bob Digby’s region finale

TRACK AND FIELD | Kate Murphy and Alex Corbett help make sure Bruins Coach Bob Digby goes out a double winner at his last region meet.

Strasburg departs early as Nats fall

Strasburg departs early as Nats fall

Right-hander leaves in second with apparent injury as Washington falls in the opener of series in Cincinnati.

Nationals’ Anthony Rendon plays in first rehab game in a month

Nationals’ Anthony Rendon plays in first rehab game in a month

He gets a hit and looks good at second base, the position he’ll likely man once he’s back with Washington.

Boys’ soccer: Madison tops Osbourn in Virginia 6A North region quarterfinals

Boys’ soccer: Madison tops Osbourn in Virginia 6A North region quarterfinals

BOYS’ SOCCER | The Warhawks move to school’s first Virginia 6A region semifinal with a 4-0 win over Osbourn.

Michael A. Taylor on his key at the plate: ‘swing at pitches in the zone’

Michael A. Taylor on his key at the plate: ‘swing at pitches in the zone’

Taylor has struggled in his second big-league stint of the season, but will be getting more at bats because of Jayson Werth’s injury, and looking to improve his consistency.

What the Nationals plan to do without Werth

What the Nationals plan to do without Werth

Matt Williams and Mike Rizzo talk about Jayson Werth’s injury and how it will affect the team.

Strasburg departs early

Strasburg departs early

DISCUSSION THREAD | The right-hander exits in second inning with undisclosed injury as Nats visit Reds.

Did players hand Goodell too much authority? Answer isn’t simple

Did players hand Goodell too much authority? Answer isn’t simple

Union was aware of commissioner’s powers in 2011 CBA negotiations, but other priorities took precedent.

Shadow of suspicion hangs over world soccer’s governing body

Shadow of suspicion hangs over world soccer’s governing body

ON SOCCER | The re-election of FIFA’s president suggest it’s not ready to change, but can change be forced upon it?

Long layoff before NBA Finals suits Cavaliers and Warriors just fine

Long layoff before NBA Finals suits Cavaliers and Warriors just fine

Banged-up teams aren’t complaining about unprecedented break caused by logistical and TV demands.

Still magic in RFK Stadium

Still magic in RFK Stadium

COLUMN | D.C. United hasn’t lost at home in almost a year, even if that home has seen better days.

Sepp Blatter remains popular enough, at least within FIFA membership

Sepp Blatter remains popular enough, at least within FIFA membership

Despite opposition from larger countries, president is reelected by one-nation, one-vote basis.

Column

Two months in, Nats appear to have what matters most

Two months in, Nats appear to have what matters most

COLUMN | Having weathered injuries and discovered a true ace and slugger, team is well-positioned for long haul.

Riley Cooper says Chip Kelly is not racist

Riley Cooper says Chip Kelly is not racist

Kelly got endorsements from other Philadelphia Eagles players, too.

Ramon Sessions season in review: Journeyman found opportunity in John Wall’s absence

Ramon Sessions season in review: Journeyman found opportunity in John Wall’s absence

After battling injuries and inconsistency in past stops, Sessions showed promise as an uptempo guard, especially when Wall was injured in the playoffs.

Warriors finally admit Klay Thompson has a concussion

Warriors finally admit Klay Thompson has a concussion

Better late than never, perhaps, at least when you’re dealing with a player’s health.

It’s Nats ladies night and the feeling’s not all right

Ladies night for the Nationals is June 18. Don’t forget your high heels?

Tonight’s Red-Nationals lineups

Tonight’s Red-Nationals lineups

Lineups for tonight’s series opener with the Reds, which features Stephen Strasburg vs. Anthony DeSclafani.

D.C. United prepares to host Philadelphia Union

D.C. United prepares to host Philadelphia Union

After resting several regulars against Portland, Ben Olsen will field a stronger lineup Saturday night.

How Chris Culliver improves Redskins secondary

How Chris Culliver improves Redskins secondary

Culliver held opposing quarterbacks to a 66.5 passer rating in coverage last season.

Maryland’s Mike Shawaryn named first team all-American

Maryland’s Mike Shawaryn named first team all-American

Sophomore pitcher becomes first Maryland player to earn first-team honors since 2002.

The time Stephen Curry was held scoreless

The time Stephen Curry was held scoreless

Golden State star guard seems virtually unstoppable, but in one college game, he was held scoreless.

Sepp Blatter reelected

Sepp Blatter reelected

He will remain at the helm of FIFA, soccer’s governing body, amid charges that the sport’s leadership is plagued by massive bribery.

Steph Curry is sick of hearing how good looking you think his mom is

Steph Curry is sick of hearing how good looking you think his mom is

“Just be respectful about it,” Curry told ESPN last month when talking about those who want to comment on Sonya Curry’s looks. “You don’t have to talk too much trash.“

WR Marcus Leak, DB D’Andre Payne leave Maryland football program

WR Marcus Leak, DB D’Andre Payne leave Maryland football program

Leak, a former highly-touted recruit, leaves Terps for personal reasons and isn’t expected back with the program.

Rockets’ Dwight Howard suspended first game of next season

Rockets’ Dwight Howard suspended first game of next season

The league reclassified a fourth-quarter foul to a Flagrant-1, the big man’s fourth flagrant of the postseason -- which triggered the automatic one-game suspension.

On baseball: MLB’s biggest surprises after the first two months

On baseball: MLB’s biggest surprises after the first two months

Twins, Cardinals, A-Rod -- and everything seems to be moving faster, doesn’t it?

Anthony Papio enters NCAA tournament as a staple for Maryland baseball

Anthony Papio enters NCAA tournament as a staple for Maryland baseball

After making the team during walk-on tryouts, the junior right fielder has transformed into a key player for Maryland baseball.

Max Scherzer, Jordan Zimmermann give Nats the best 1-2 punch in baseball

Max Scherzer, Jordan Zimmermann give Nats the best 1-2 punch in baseball

Scherzer leads all qualified starters in wins above replacement, Zimmermann ranks 20th.

Washington Capitals end-of-season reviews: Minor leaguers, traded players, and all the rest

Washington Capitals end-of-season reviews: Minor leaguers, traded players, and all the rest

Wrapping up with the minor-league call-ups, the traded and the injured.

Dan Uggla is a good hugger, Washington Nationals say

Dan Uggla is a good hugger, Washington Nationals say

“He’s just a big bicep teddy bear. The hugs are fantastic. I love it. It’s very comforting.“

Cowherd blasts Wall again

Cowherd blasts Wall again

The ESPN personality also says Kevin Durant will never come to D.C. to play with the Wizards’ point guard.

Incoming Riverdale Baptist girls’ basketball transfer Morgan Smith commits to Georgetown

Incoming Riverdale Baptist girls’ basketball transfer Morgan Smith commits to Georgetown

Riverdale Baptist girls’ basketball transfer Morgan Smith committed to play her college basketball at Georgetown earlier this week.

What is Dwyane Wade worth?

What is Dwyane Wade worth?

Wade is under contract for the 2015-16 season and would earn $16.125 million if he does not opt out.

During rookie season, Andre Burakovsky proved he belonged in the NHL

The team’s youngest member graded well in per-60-minute offensive categories, and could be a top-six mainstay for his sophomore season.

The Nats will be fine without Jayson Werth

The Nats will be fine without Jayson Werth

FANCY STATS | The veteran outfielder could return as early as August. But his fielding and batting will be easy to replace.

Why Arsenal is favored over Aston Villa in FA Cup final

Why Arsenal is favored over Aston Villa in FA Cup final

The Gunners finished third in the Premier League with the second-best underlying statistics, while Villa ended in the bottom half.

Remember when the Wizards hired Tom Thibodeau?

Remember when the Wizards hired Tom Thibodeau?

Thibodeau was a member of Eddie Jordan’s staff for about four days in 2007.