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Odd reunion for former Cavs

Richmond quarterbacks Michael Strauss and Michael Rocco are set to face Virginia, where both players began their collegiate careers and became unhappy with the program.

Markakis has seen it all

ON BASEBALL | Outfielder Nick Markakis has been through a lot during his nine seasons in Baltimore, and he may finally get a taste of the postseason.

Can Manning’s greatness endure another season?

Broncos QB attempting to build on last year’s record-setting exploits while also rebounding from an ugly Super Bowl.

An NLCS preview? Nats visit Dodgers

Griffin needs to refine his skills off field as much as on it

Griffin needs to refine his skills off field as much as on it

Quarterback’s decision-making could use improving beyond the pocket, and Redskins have mentors in place.

Discuss: Nats-Dodgers

Two first-place teams begin a three-game series with Gio Gonzalez facing Roberto Hernandez.

Barrett to resume role in Nationals’ bullpen

Barrett to resume role in Nationals’ bullpen

After a month in Syracuse he spent resting and working on a change-up, Aaron Barrett will again be a crucial part of the Nats’ bullpen.

A shift in D.C. sports neighborhoods?

A shift in D.C. sports neighborhoods?

Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s proposal to keep more students close to home could have a big impact on Washington high school athletics.

Gruden: Roster spots based on merit

Gruden: Roster spots based on merit

Speaking for the first time since he cut a handful of recently drafted players, coach stresses competition.

Odd reunion for former Cavs

Odd reunion for former Cavs

Richmond quarterbacks Michael Strauss and Michael Rocco are set to face Virginia, where both players began their collegiate careers and became unhappy with the program.

Cruz hits major league-leading 36th homer in 6-4 loss

Cruz hits major league-leading 36th homer in 6-4 loss

Baltimore tied the game in the seventh but couldn’t complete a late-game rally, falling to Minnesota, 6-4.

Maryland’s Jacobs out for season with knee injury

The loss of Taivon Jacobs is the latest blow to the depth of Maryland’s wide receiver corps.

Markakis has seen it all

Markakis has seen it all

ON BASEBALL | Outfielder Nick Markakis has been through a lot during his nine seasons in Baltimore, and he may finally get a taste of the postseason.

Davis, Sutton added to practice squad

Davis, Sutton added to practice squad

The Redskins filled out their 10-man practice squad on Monday by bringing rookie safety Akeem Davis back into the fold, and by signing linebacker Chaz Sutton.

Nats-Dodgers lineups

Nats-Dodgers lineups

The Nationals begin a three-game series in Los Angeles.

Gruden: Redd was the most well-rounded

Gruden: Redd was the most well-rounded

Jay Gruden and his fellow Redskins talent evaluators came to the conclusion that Silas Redd was the most well-rounded of the running backs on the bubble.

Can Manning’s greatness endure another season?

Can Manning’s greatness endure another season?

Broncos QB attempting to build on last year’s record-setting exploits while also rebounding from an ugly Super Bowl.

RGIII cherishes tribute, eager for opener

RGIII cherishes tribute, eager for opener

Robert Griffin III described Baylor University’s unveiling of a statue of him as “really cool.”

Moore, Souza among Nats’ call-ups

Moore, Souza among Nats’ call-ups

The Nationals are making their first round of reinforcements today.

Friendship’s Cammon guts it out

Friendship’s Cammon guts it out

FOOTBALL | Jay Cammon Jr. made a big stop late to help Friendship Collegiate hold off St. Frances; Ballou shut out Perry Street Prep.

Jimmy Johnson says Jerry Jones ‘comes across as a rich [expletive]’ in ESPN profile

Jimmy Johnson says Jerry Jones ‘comes across as a rich [expletive]’ in ESPN profile

It’s fair to say the Cowboys owner and their former coach aren’t warming to one another.

Open locker room news and notes

Open locker room news and notes

The Redskins got back to work Monday and began laying the groundwork for Sunday’s regular season opener at Houston.

Raiders’ WR Jackson busts loose

Raiders’ WR Jackson busts loose

A year after breaking his collarbone in Loudoun County’s season opener, Antonio Jackson scores four touchdowns in a win over Fauquier.

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski says he will against the Miami Dolphins this week

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski says he will against the Miami Dolphins this week

Football season is nigh, and the New England veteran says he’s ready to go after recovering from ACL surgery.

Kevin Durant signs with Nike through 2024. LeBron James approves.

Kevin Durant signs with Nike through 2024. LeBron James approves.

Oregon company exercises its option to match Under Armour’s big offer.

Battlefield’s passing game is no secret

Battlefield’s passing game is no secret

FOOTBALL | WR Zac Kerxton wouldn’t mind keeping it hush-hush, but he and Bobcats QB Matt Gallagher are a stellar combination.

Statistics underscore Griffin’s preseason struggles

Statistics underscore Griffin’s preseason struggles

Quarterback’s 46.0 preseason passer rating ranks 54th among 58 NFC QBs who took snaps.

Rams look to rebuild reputation

Rams look to rebuild reputation

After a few disappointing seasons — by its own lofty standards — Robinson seeks a return to the top; Madison kicks off with a win.

Stirring rally
for Little Hoyas

Stirring rally <br>for Little Hoyas

FOOTBALL | Four days after the death of former teammate Abraham Pishevar, Georgetown Prep rallies from a 20-3 deficit to beat Fork Union.

Redd, Miller, Compton get new numbers

Redd, Miller, Compton get new numbers

After featuring some duplicate numbers on their preseason roster, the Redskins have reassigned numbers to a few players now that the ranks have thinned out.

Schierholtz breaks through

Nate Schierholtz will be counted on in September, and he offered an encouraging sign Sunday.

Five questions facing the Redskins entering Week 1

Five questions facing the Redskins entering Week 1

Things ramp up this week. The energy level increases, as does the sense of urgency. The studying of opponents, game-planning and strategizing all begins.

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2014 U.S. Open championships

2014 U.S. Open championships

Men’s and women’s tennis action at the year’s final Grand Slam event, the U.S. Open in New York.

Kahne holds off Kenseth to win Atlanta shootout

Kahne holds off Kenseth to win Atlanta shootout

Kasey Kahne grabs the lead on the restart following a caution with 23 laps remaining and holds off Matt Kenseth at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Redskins not planning to add Seastrunk

Redskins not planning to add Seastrunk

The Washington Redskins have no immediate plans to sign rookie running back Lache Seastrunk to their practice squad, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.

Match report, video from United victory over Red Bulls

Match report, video from United victory over Red Bulls

Luis Silva and Eddie Johnson scored in 2nd half as D.C. extended lead in Eastern Conference to 4 points over Kansas City.

Redskins refine their roster

Redskins refine their roster

Washington bolsters its defense with Duke Ihenacho, adds eight to practice squad, and looks forward.

Wozniacki runs down Sharapova at Open

Wozniacki runs down Sharapova at Open

In perhaps the finest match of her career, former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki ousts fifth-seeded Maria Sharapova.

Hundley holds the key for UCLA

Hundley holds the key for UCLA

With high expectations coming in, the quarterback is showing a new maturity in guiding the Bruins.

A Japanese high school baseball game lasts 50 innings over four days

And both pitchers went the distance. Honest.

U.S. soccer players abroad, weekend roundup

U.S. soccer players abroad, weekend roundup

Tim Howard and Everton were buried by Chelsea, while Brad Guzan and Aston Villa remained unbeaten.

Simon outlasts Ferrer in the heat

Simon outlasts Ferrer in the heat

Gilles Simon outlasts fourth-seeded David Ferrer in four sets on a hot and humid afternoon at the U.S. Open.

Randy Edsall pleased with efficiency in JMU win

Randy Edsall pleased with efficiency in JMU win

Maryland offense generated nearly 300 rushing yards and scored on all six trips to red zone.

Nationals bash some more, but fall short

Nationals bash some more, but fall short

Three more homers aren’t enough for Tanner Roark and Washington, who still take two of three in Seattle.

Hardy’s slam powers surging O’s

Hardy’s slam powers surging O’s

J.J. Hardy’s grand slam highlights a seven-run sixth inning as Baltimore wallops Minnesota to move a season-high 23 games over .500.

United’s Silva capitalizes

United’s Silva capitalizes

Midfielder misses an early opportunity but capitalizes later in victory over New York.

In Johnny Football we trust

In Johnny Football we trust

COLUMN | Against all logic, Norman Chad is picking the Browns and Rams to be this year’s Super Bowl teams of destiny.

Maryland WR Taivon Jacobs to undergo MRI on knee Monday

The redshirt freshman suffered meniscus injury early in Maryland’s win over James Madison.

Redskins add Thompson, 7 others to practice squad

Redskins add Thompson, 7 others to practice squad

After claiming Denver SS Duke Ihenacho from waivers, the Redskins sign RB Chris Thompson, seven others to practice squad.