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Redskins’ ‘D’ finally is causing trouble

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

1984: It was almost lights out in Prince George’s

Thirty years ago today, Friday night lights were the talk of the D.C.-area high school sports scene.

For Trotz, it’s all in the details

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

Celebration to deliberation

As the Nationals turn their focus to the playoffs, Ryan Zimmerman’s return brings plenty of roster questions.

Nats or shul on Yom Kippur?

Why one Jewish Washington baseball fan will go to potential Nats playoff games during Yom Kippur.

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 replease games times for 2014-14 men’s hoops schedule

Terps replease games times for 2014-14 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 rolling through start of season

Northwest rolling through start of season

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?

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.

In Scotland’s other vote today, Royal and Ancient Golf Club votes to accept female members

In Scotland’s other vote today, Royal and Ancient Golf Club votes to accept female members

It is unclear how many women will join the club, but R&A says whoever does will be “fast-tracked.“

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.

Photos

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.

1984: It was almost lights out in Prince George’s

1984: It was almost lights out in Prince George’s

Thirty years ago today, Friday night lights were the talk of the D.C.-area high school sports scene.

Broad Run, Stone Bridge meet again

Broad Run, Stone Bridge meet again

Stone Bridge is 7-1 in the all-time series, but it has revenge in mind after falling to the now-No. 6 Spartans in last year’s postseason.

Auburn vs. Kansas State: Time, TV, point spread for Thursday night’s game

Auburn vs. Kansas State: Time, TV, point spread for Thursday night’s game

Tigers’ Nick Marshall, Wildcats’ Jake Waters a pair of standout quarterbacks.

Dellin Betances’s success tied to a pitch with no name

Dellin Betances’s success tied to a pitch with no name

A large part of Betances’s success can be traced to his breaking pitch, which could be a slider, a curve, or a mixture of the two.

Bruins hope to jump start offense

Bruins hope to jump start offense

A year after averaging 46 points per game, Lake Braddock’s offense has struggled over the last two weeks. The Bruins will need to rediscover their big-play ability to keep pace with Westfield.

Mohamed Sanu and Jay Cutler are great value for Week 3 in weekly fantasy football leagues

Mohamed Sanu and Jay Cutler are great value for Week 3 in weekly fantasy football leagues

Each week, Brendan Darr will give you players to start in your weekly fantasy football league.

Maryland defense braces for Syracuse ground attack

Maryland defense braces for Syracuse ground attack

The Orange present a far different challenge than West Virginia with a more balanced, traditinal rushing approach.

Nuggets from Thursday morning at Redskins Park

Nuggets from Thursday morning at Redskins Park

Before the afternoon practice and spate of blog posts, Mike Jones takes on you a brief tour of what players were talking about in the locker room in Ashburn.

Drew Stanton was a victim of bad play-calling

Drew Stanton was a victim of bad play-calling

The 30-year-old quarterback from Michigan State completed 14 of his 29 passes for 167 yards and no touchdowns.

For Trotz, it’s all in the details

For Trotz, it’s all in the details

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

‘George Michael Sports Machine’ sign finds a home on set of new soccer show

‘George Michael Sports Machine’ sign finds a home on set of new soccer show

The hosts of ‘The Men in Blazers Show’ were big admirers of the legendary D.C. sportscaster.

Bears’ Fuller grabs INTs and attention quickly in rookie year

Bears’ Fuller grabs INTs and attention quickly in rookie year

Cornerback’s two-interception performance against 49ers earned the Virginia Tech product NFC defensive player of the week honors. No NFL defensive rookie has been more eye-catching so far.

Hokies wideouts make their marks early

Hokies wideouts make their marks early

Freshmen Isaiah Ford and Cam Phillips have stood out since their recruitment, and might start together in the ACC opener.

Despite an 0-2 start, expect the Colts to win nine games this year

Despite an 0-2 start, expect the Colts to win nine games this year

There is a 9.8 percent chance a team like the Colts would go 0-2 over a period of two games.

Ground game holds the key

Ground game holds the key

Quince Orchard and Damascus have looked to their running backs in big moments this season with both teams starting first-year quarterbacks. Friday should be no different.

Week 3 Fantasy Football Player Rankings

Week 3 Fantasy Football Player Rankings

Matt Asiata will take over the Vikings RB duties from Adrian Peterson, but where does he rank for Week 3? Is he worth a start?

Capitals 2014-15 camp preview: Goalies

Capitals 2014-15 camp preview: Goalies

What effect will Mitch Korn have on Braden Holtby?

Broncos’ Peyton Manning talks about retirement, golf and the pizza business

Broncos’ Peyton Manning talks about retirement, golf and the pizza business

NFL star doesn’t sound like he’s quitting anytime soon.

Fairmont Heights is off to a historic start

Fairmont Heights is off to a historic start

After a decade of futility, one of Prince George’s County’s most storied schools is making football history in 2014.

Winston suspension colors Clemson-FSU

Winston suspension colors Clemson-FSU

As No. 1 Florida State prepares to measure the legitimacy of its ranking, its Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback has muddled matters again.

Column

Redskins’ ‘D’ finally is causing trouble

Redskins’ ‘D’ finally is causing trouble

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

Thursday kickaround

Thursday kickaround

MLS new logo. U.S. vs. Mexico women’s friendly. Women’s World Cup qualifying. FIFA rankings. CONCACAF Champions League. NCAA soccer.

Capitals 2014-15 camp preview: Defensemen

Capitals 2014-15 camp preview: Defensemen

How will Coach Barry Trotz pair the defensemen, and who is grabbing that No. 6 spot?

Anthony Rendon celebrates Steven Souza Jr.’s first career homer with a sunflower seed shower

Anthony Rendon celebrates Steven Souza Jr.’s first career homer with a sunflower seed shower

Souza makes the most of a rare start the day after the Nationals clinched the East.

Nats or shul on Yom Kippur?

Nats or shul on Yom Kippur?

Why one Jewish Washington baseball fan will go to potential Nats playoff games during Yom Kippur.