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Blevins discusses striking out Harper after trade

Harper went down in three pitches to his former teammate. Meanwhile, den Dekker and Johnson debuted.

Wizards hope to re-establish contender status

Washington expects forward Kris Humphries to return Wednesday against 76ers as team seeks to regain its edge.

Brown, Maryland women savor Final Four berth

Sophomore Lexie Brown rebounded from a subpar game to lead the Terps to a national semifinal date with U-Conn.

Kevin Durant says he “would love to stick it out with one team” for his entire career

Kevin Durant says he “would love to stick it out with one team” for his entire career

Kevin Durant won’t become a free agent for another 15 months but in a recent interview with Revolt TV, the reigning MVP expressed a desire to stay in Oklahoma City.

‘Entourage’ movie continues to court the sports world at star-studded sneak preview

‘Entourage’ movie continues to court the sports world at star-studded sneak preview

Steve Nash, Bill Simmons, Steph Curry and many Golden State Warriors got an early look at the film.

TV and radio listings: April 1

TV and radio listings: April 1

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

Appreciating Alex Ovechkin’s sixth 50-goal season

Appreciating Alex Ovechkin’s sixth 50-goal season

Ovi’s teammates and coach reflect in awe on his accomplishment.

U.S. national soccer team continues to concede late goals

U.S. national soccer team continues to concede late goals

Call it a habit or call it a trend. Whatever it is, this much is clear: The Americans are allowing a lot of late goals.

Alex Ovechkin scores 50th goal as Capitals tame Hurricanes

Alex Ovechkin scores 50th goal as Capitals tame Hurricanes

Milestone goal also gives him 472 for his career — tying him with Peter Bondra as the club’s all-time leading scorer.

Tiger Woods plays 18 holes at Augusta with Masters looming

Tiger Woods plays 18 holes at Augusta with Masters looming

The buzz is building, but will he play the tournament he’s won four times?

Oregon’s Marcus Mariota reportedly doesn’t plan to attend NFL draft

Oregon’s Marcus Mariota reportedly doesn’t plan to attend NFL draft

The NFL would be 0-for-2 if Jameis Winston stays home, too.

Ovechkin records sixth 50-goal season

Ovechkin records sixth 50-goal season

The Capitals star also tied Peter Bondra for the franchise record with 472 goals.

Ollie, U-Conn. coaches won’t travel to Final Four due to Indiana law

Ollie, U-Conn. coaches won’t travel to Final Four due to Indiana law

Coach of defending champs will comply with Connecticut governor’s ban.

Blevins discusses striking out Harper after trade

Blevins discusses striking out Harper after trade

Harper went down in three pitches to his former teammate. Meanwhile, den Dekker and Johnson debuted.

Wizards hope to re-establish contender status

Wizards hope to re-establish contender status

Washington expects forward Kris Humphries to return Wednesday against 76ers as team seeks to regain its edge.

Discuss Capitals vs. Hurricanes

Discuss Capitals vs. Hurricanes

Carolina sits below 70 points on the season but has been playing well lately. The Capitals can’t afford a letdown.

Greg Louganis, Jason Collins and other gay athletes plan protest of Indiana law during NCAA Final Four weekend

Greg Louganis, Jason Collins and other gay athletes plan protest of Indiana law during NCAA Final Four weekend

The call for the protest came after Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said he would “fix” the law.

Knicks President Phil Jackson reportedly asks fans to ‘remain optimistic’ in video message as team tanks

Knicks President Phil Jackson reportedly asks fans to ‘remain optimistic’ in video message as team tanks

With a 14-60 season, that might be easier said than done for Knicks fans.

During NFL offseason, former Terp A.J. Francis finds familiar platform in College Park

During NFL offseason, former Terp A.J. Francis finds familiar platform in College Park

While he waits for another NFL season to begin, former Maryland star returns to College Park to pursue masters degree and offer advice during spring practice.

NASCAR comes out against Indiana religious freedom law

NASCAR comes out against Indiana religious freedom law

The auto racing organization joined the NBA, WNBA, NCAA and others to criticize the controversial law.

Nats outfielder Reed Johnson is a really big Redskins fan

Nats outfielder Reed Johnson is a really big Redskins fan

Johnson has attended training camp at Redskins Park.

Brown, Maryland women savor Final Four berth

Brown, Maryland women savor Final Four berth

Sophomore Lexie Brown rebounded from a subpar game to lead the Terps to a national semifinal date with U-Conn.

Despite Connecticut ban on state-sanctioned travel to Indiana, U-Conn. Coach Kevin Ollie may go to Final Four

Despite Connecticut ban on state-sanctioned travel to Indiana, U-Conn. Coach Kevin Ollie may go to Final Four

According to one report, last year’s NCAA tournament winner is contractually obligated to make an appearance.

D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera declares for NBA Draft, plans to hire agent

D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera declares for NBA Draft, plans to hire agent

In a surprising decision,Georgetown junior guard declares and plans to hire an agent.

USC’s Pat Haden, ‘proud father of gay son,’ will skip CFP meeting in Indiana

USC’s Pat Haden, ‘proud father of gay son,’ will skip CFP meeting in Indiana

AD takes strong stance on religious-freedom law that is seen as anti-gay.

Jameis Winston may skip NFL draft because his grandmother can’t travel

Jameis Winston may skip NFL draft because his grandmother can’t travel

The expected No. 1 pick throws 102 passes for reps of all 32 NFL teams.

Jayson Werth swings in a game; Reed Johnson, Matt den Dekker join the Nationals

Jayson Werth swings in a game; Reed Johnson, Matt den Dekker join the Nationals

The Nationals added two new outfielder with only a few days left in spring training.

Panic on Half Street or bumps in road?

Panic on Half Street or bumps in road?

Everyone associated with the Nationals has been injured, including the third-base coach. Should we run screaming into the streets?

U.S. national team ties Switzerland, 1-1

U.S. national team ties Switzerland, 1-1

Brek Shea scored on a wonderful free kick, but the Americans conceded another late goal.

In Carolina, Capitals meet their last opponent not fighting for the playoffs

In Carolina, Capitals meet their last opponent not fighting for the playoffs

After the Hurricanes visit Verizon Center, Washington closes its regular season with five games against teams all fighting for playoff spots.

J.J. Redick has been the Clippers unsung hero

J.J. Redick has been the Clippers unsung hero

Redick has already set a career high in points for a season (1,124).

D.C. United’s Steve Birnbaum to miss 4-6 weeks with ankle injury

D.C. United’s Steve Birnbaum to miss 4-6 weeks with ankle injury

The second-year center back and U.S. national team candidate is out with a sprained left ankle.

Arrest warrant out for ex-NHL player Andre Deveaux who slashed player before game

Deveaux took his stick to the leg of a player in Sweden last week causing wide public outrage.

Yunel Escobar to play third

Yunel Escobar to play third

Anthony Rendon is getting a third opinion on his left knee and will need time to rest, so the Nationals are adjusting.

In 2014, Royals learned to believe. What will their faith yield in 2015?

In 2014, Royals learned to believe. What will their faith yield in 2015?

Kansas City advanced in the postseason by the slimmest of margins. Now, the Royals think the experience frames their entire season ahead. Can that matter?

Kevin Durant underwent ‘successful’ foot surgery, Thunder says

Kevin Durant underwent ‘successful’ foot surgery, Thunder says

The team restated, however, he’ll be out four to six months.

Nearing another 50-goal season, Ovechkin continues shattering records

Nearing another 50-goal season, Ovechkin continues shattering records

On his next goal, Ovechkin will at once record his sixth 50-goal season and tie Peter Bondra for the franchise’s all-time record.

NL Central preview: Adding Jon Lester gives Cubs chance at division crown

NL Central preview: Adding Jon Lester gives Cubs chance at division crown

This could be one of the closest division races in 20 years.

Moving a CB to safety, trading back in the draft, Griffin, and more

Moving a CB to safety, trading back in the draft, Griffin, and more

REDSKINS MAILBAG | Answers to reader questions on a variety of topics.

Practicing for the Masters? Tiger Woods’s private jet reportedly parked at Augusta regional airport

Practicing for the Masters? Tiger Woods’s private jet reportedly parked at Augusta regional airport

The golf community is wondering whether this means the 39-year-old’s self-imposed break from the PGA Tour is over.

Churchill’s Louis Dubick breaks Maryland lacrosse points record

Churchill’s Louis Dubick breaks Maryland lacrosse points record

Churchill senior Louis Dubick broke the Maryland high school lacrosse points record last week and hopes to lead the Bulldogs to a state title.

Stone on why he chose Terps

Stone on why he chose Terps

Terps commit says his ACT score and Under Armour aren’t why he chose Maryland over Wisconsin.

AL Central preview: Expect a season-long fight for the division

AL Central preview: Expect a season-long fight for the division

The AL Central should be baseball’s most entertaining division to watch this season.

Patriots owner Robert Kraft takes stand at Aaron Hernandez trial

Patriots owner Robert Kraft takes stand at Aaron Hernandez trial

Team’s former tight end told him he did not kill Odin Lloyd, Kraft testifies.

Nationals-Mets lineups and discussion thread

Gio Gonzalez, Nats, Nationals, Yunel Escobar, Danny Espinosa, Anthony Rendon, MLB,

Shirt swap promotion aims to eradicate Syracuse, Villanova T-shirts from Georgetown campus

Shirt swap promotion aims to eradicate Syracuse, Villanova T-shirts from Georgetown campus

Promotion incentivizes students and fans to trade in their non-Hoyas apparel.

Watch this 84-year-old woman sink a putt to win a car on ‘The Price is Right’

Watch this 84-year-old woman sink a putt to win a car on ‘The Price is Right’

Her technique may not be totally legal but hey, whatever works.

If Kentucky goes unbeaten, 1976 Hoosiers would be happy to welcome them to club

If Kentucky goes unbeaten, 1976 Hoosiers would be happy to welcome them to club

The 1976 Indiana Hoosiers are secure in their status and charitable toward the unbeaten 2015 Wildcats.