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A tackle is no longer just a hit

Safety Brandon Meriweather’s return to the Redskins from a two-game league-imposed suspension highlights the added scrutiny the NFL is placing on tackling technique.

Nats keep pedal to the floor

With close to a full complement back in the lineup and Gio Gonzalez on the mound, Washington cruises in Miami as it continues to chase NL’s best record.

For Trotz, it’s in the details

As Capitals prepare to open training camp, new coach Barry Trotz focuses on everything from team building to locker placement.

Haslett’s 3-4 finally adds up

COLUMN | With a difference-maker on the line and athletic inside linebackers, early returns on Redskins’ defense are good.

The Winston debate

After recent controversies involving off-field issues, including several with FSU QB Jameis Winston, college players likely will face increased scrutiny.

Against Kansas State, Auburn passes the first of many major tests. Barely.

Against Kansas State, Auburn passes the first of many major tests. Barely.

The 5th-ranked Tigers will take all the ugly wins they can get as they gird for a brutal SEC schedule.

Tim Howard is still saving everything in sight

Tim Howard is still saving everything in sight

The Everton goalkeeper sets a record for saves in Europa League competition.

The Vikings get rid of another player causing legal headaches

The Vikings get rid of another player causing legal headaches

Minnesota cuts wide receiver Jerome Simpson, who was already suspended, after yet another run-in with the police surfaces.

Nats keep pedal to the floor

Nats keep pedal to the floor

With close to a full complement back in the lineup and Gio Gonzalez on the mound, Washington cruises in Miami as it continues to chase NL’s best record.

The Falcons nearly blinded Matt Ryan

The Falcons nearly blinded Matt Ryan

The quarterback apparently caught a pre-game pyrotechnic spark in the eye. Spoiler alert: he got better.

Capitals add hat trick display at Verizon Center

Capitals add hat trick display at Verizon Center

The Capitals announced that they added a new exhibit at Verizon Center, featuring all the hats thrown onto the ice after Caps hat tricks dating back to 2008.

A tackle is no longer just a hit

A tackle is no longer just a hit

Safety Brandon Meriweather’s return to the Redskins from a two-game league-imposed suspension highlights the added scrutiny the NFL is placing on tackling technique.

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Eleanor Roosevelt blows past Bowie, 5-0

Eleanor Roosevelt blows past Bowie, 5-0

Raiders hand the Bulldogs their first loss in a Prince George’s 4A showdown.

Michael Vick says Roger Goodell is ‘doing a great job’

Michael Vick says Roger Goodell is ‘doing a great job’

The Jets quarterback sticks up for the NFL commissioner who suspended, then reinstated, Vick.

Ryan Zimmerman DH’s in Viera, tests hamstring

Ryan Zimmerman DH’s in Viera, tests hamstring

Zimmerman went 1 for 7 in an intrasquad game and is expected to play seven innings in left field on Friday.

Dan Snyder gave Kevin Durant a game ball after Redskins-Jaguars game

Dan Snyder gave Kevin Durant a game ball after Redskins-Jaguars game

Durant attended Sunday’s win with John Wall.

Discuss: Nats-Marlins

Discuss: Nats-Marlins

The Nationals will start their final road series of the year behind Gio Gonzalez.

Trent Williams defends Adrian Peterson, says physically disciplining kids isn’t a big harm

Trent Williams defends Adrian Peterson, says physically disciplining kids isn’t a big harm

Redskins lineman was physically disciplined as a child and wouldn’t want to have been raised any other way.

The Winston debate

The Winston debate

After recent controversies involving off-field issues, including several with FSU QB Jameis Winston, college players likely will face increased scrutiny.

Tonight’s Nationals-Marlins lineups

Tonight’s Nationals-Marlins lineups

Adam LaRoche is out of the lineup so that he can get extra rest for his old back injury.

Bonnick, Raiders blaze past Bowie

Bonnick, Raiders blaze past Bowie

GIRLS’ SOCCER | Sophomore Sheyenne Bonnick uses her speed to score four goals and lead Eleanor Roosevelt to a key early-season win over the rival Bulldogs.

43-year-old Jens Voigt breaks cycling’s ‘hour record’

43-year-old Jens Voigt breaks cycling’s ‘hour record’

This triumph will likely serve as the exclamation point on the German cyclist’s long and noteworthy career.

Haslett disappointed Rambo never panned out

Haslett disappointed Rambo never panned out

Asked about the release of Bacarri Rambo, Jim Haslett said, “It’s a shame because we gave him every opportunity.“

Scorpions to race Golden Bears

Scorpions to race Golden Bears

Both Oakland Mills and Hammond have shown big-play ability on offense and special teams this season in Howard County.

Watch WWE superstar Chris Jericho crash a weather report on live TV

Watch WWE superstar Chris Jericho crash a weather report on live TV

It does not go well for anyone involved.

Southeast tennis center has big plans ahead

Southeast tennis center has big plans ahead

The center’s founder, Cora Masters Barry, hopes that the renovated Ward 8 facility will help draw high-profile tennis events to the community.

NFL announcers keep calling league-sponsored Microsoft ‘Surface’ tablets ‘iPads’

NFL announcers keep calling league-sponsored Microsoft ‘Surface’ tablets ‘iPads’

Microsoft reportedly paid $400 million to have their tablets mistaken for Apples.

Colts, Rough Riders renew rivalry

Colts, Rough Riders renew rivalry

They now play in different divisions, but Coolidge and Theodore Roosevelt will go head to head for neighborhood bragging rights on Friday.

Nick Young demands some Lakers rookies call him ‘Daddy Swag’

Nick Young demands some Lakers rookies call him ‘Daddy Swag’

“I’m a little vet now, so I’m about to have fun with these young guys,” Swaggy P said.

Injury report: Jackson, Reed remain sidelined

Injury report: Jackson, Reed remain sidelined

Redskins wide receiver continues to nurse a sprained AC joint in his left shoulder, and hopes to play Sunday against his former team.

Will Jameis Winston’s absence affect playoff bid?

Will Jameis Winston’s absence affect playoff bid?

Now the College Football Playoff selection committee must evaluate a player’s unavailability due to suspension.

Highlanders eye revenge behind backup QB

Highlanders eye revenge behind backup QB

McLean and Falls Church are both 2-0 entering Friday’s rematch of one the most memorable games of 2013.

Pair of D.C. sports fans documenting history one T-shirt at a time

Pair of D.C. sports fans documenting history one T-shirt at a time

BreakingT’s line of shirts, including one depicting Bryce Harper’s firefighter helmet, provide instant nostalgia.

VHSL makes a couple of alterations

VHSL makes a couple of alterations

After losing $240,000 in the first fiscal year after major realignment, the VHSL brings basketball semifinals back to VCU and gives schools more options for the football postseason.

Lackey DBs fired up for North Point

Lackey DBs fired up for North Point

Deontez Fleet and fellow Lackey safety Cortrelle Simpson will match up against Eagles’ prolific quarterback Brandon Battle.

Nationals claim Pedro Florimon on waivers from Twins

Nationals claim Pedro Florimon on waivers from Twins

The light-hitting infielder was added Thursday to the Nationals’ 40-man roster and Eury Perez was DFA’d.

Terps release games times for 2014-15 men’s hoops schedule

Terps release games times for 2014-15 men’s hoops schedule

At least 15 games will be available on ESPN networks or CBS.

Garcon confident despite QB change

Garcon confident despite QB change

The Redskins have a new man under center, but wide receiver Pierre Garcon said he still expects his offense to succeed.

Ron Washington says marital problems prompted him to quit the Rangers

Ron Washington says marital problems prompted him to quit the Rangers

Nearly two weeks after abruptly resigning, the former manager spoke publicly for the first time about his decision.

Northwest rolls through the start

Northwest rolls through the start

The Jaguars’ win against Seneca Valley last year marked their first since 2006, but Northwest is the favorite this season.

D.C. United news and notes

D.C. United news and notes

Eddie Johnson is available for duty at Chicago this weekend after missing three matches with a concussion.

Kevin Durant takes Natitude to a new level with his custom jersey

Kevin Durant takes Natitude to a new level with his custom jersey

Oklahoma City star has Nationals fever.

Stallions keep pushing the pace

Stallions keep pushing the pace

Paced by an uptempo, no huddle offense, No. 20 South County has built one of the area’s most potent attacks. Friday night, they’ll get a stiff test against Chantilly.

Jerry Rice says 49ers should bench Ray McDonald

Jerry Rice says 49ers should bench Ray McDonald

Hall of Famer agrees with Steve Young.

Is PGA golfer Anthony Kim avoiding the tour to collect a huge insurance payday?

Is PGA golfer Anthony Kim avoiding the tour to collect a huge insurance payday?

Ostensibly because of injuries, Kim hasn’t played in a PGA Tour event since 2012, and no one knows if he’s ever coming back.

Redskins brace for Eagles’ attack

Redskins brace for Eagles’ attack

Redskins defenders prepare for the pace and style of Philadelphia’s league-leading offense, but try not to overthink it, either.

Royal and Ancient Golf Club votes to accept women

Royal and Ancient Golf Club votes to accept women

In another significant Scottish vote on Thursday, the venerable golf club decided to accept women members for the first time in its 260-year history.

Disturbing details of Jonathan Dwyer arrest: He head-butted wife, broke her nose

Disturbing details of Jonathan Dwyer arrest: He head-butted wife, broke her nose

Arizona Cardinals player has been deactivated by the team.

Tony Gonzalez says Robert Griffin III should see a sports psychologist

Tony Gonzalez says Robert Griffin III should see a sports psychologist

CBS analyst and former tight end says Griffin’s biggest problem is confidence.

Dwyane Wade unveils second watch with Hublot, and it can be yours for $18,400

Dwyane Wade unveils second watch with Hublot, and it can be yours for $18,400

The Miami Heat star’s latest collaboration with the Swiss luxury brand is a slam dunk.

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Sweating the small stuff

Sweating the small stuff

Rob McDonald, Mike Wallace and some 1,100 others work long days and nights behind the scenes to make life easier for the Washington Nationals.

John Elway’s son avoids jail, sentenced to domestic violence counseling in plea deal

John Elway’s son avoids jail, sentenced to domestic violence counseling in plea deal

While Jack Elway is not in the NFL, his close ties to the league adds another hatch mark to the growing number high-profile domestic violence cases.

Richard Sherman laughs off Chargers’ remarks ahead of bout against Broncos

Richard Sherman laughs off Chargers’ remarks ahead of bout against Broncos

The Seahawks star cornerback is great at playing football and even greater at doling out playground retorts.