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Breaking down the Redskins’ schedule

Take a look at Washington’s 2014 schedule, which opens in Houston, includes a Week 5 matchup against defending Super Bowl champion Seattle, and closes with three NFC East rivals.

Nats find salvation in ninth

Adam LaRoche drives in Jayson Werth to cap a four-run ninth as Nats salvage final game of three-game series at home.

Wizards find their stride

After an up-and-down regular season, Washington is on a postseason run of prosperity with a robust 2-0 series lead and a Game 3 at home on Friday.

Proving his mental mettle

COLUMN | LeBron James doesn’t need to lead the Heat to its third straight title show his inner strength.

CHICAGO IL APRIL 20:  Washington guard Bradley Beal (3), left prepares to drive against Chicago guard D.J. Augustin (14) during the Washington Wizards defeat of the Chicago Bulls 102 - 93 in game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarter finals at the United Center in Chicago IL, April 20, 2014.  (Photo by John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

Beal turns into a real hot shot

COLUMN | Though he’s not yet 21, Washington’s hottest shot late in Game 2 displays a cool demeanor.

Gonzalez leaves start with minor shoulder tightness

Gonzalez leaves start with minor shoulder tightness

The left-handed starter left in the sixth inning after only 83 pitches in a 1-1 game, but said he expects to make his next start.

Bruins start strong, topple Good Counsel

Bruins start strong, topple Good Counsel

GIRLS’ LACROSSE | Plagued by slow starts earlier this spring, No. 10 Broadneck rides a blistering start to a big win over the third-ranked Falcons.

Williams’s run is right on time

Williams’s run is right on time

BASEBALL | Benched for arriving late to a pregame meeting, Joe Williams redeems himself by scoring the game-winning run as No. 7 Battlefield tops Hylton.

Pontius out at least four months

Pontius out at least four months

D.C. United’s Chris Pontius will miss four to six months after undergoing surgery on his left hamstring.

Cruz hits two homers as Orioles rally

Cruz hits two homers as Orioles rally

Nelson Cruz has a grand slam among Baltimore’s four home runs in a come-from-behind win in Toronto.

Nats find salvation in ninth

Nats find salvation in ninth

Adam LaRoche drives in Jayson Werth to cap a four-run ninth as Nats salvage final game of three-game series at home.

Ranking the games on the Redskins’ 2014 schedule

Ranking the games on the Redskins’ 2014 schedule

DeSean Jackson’s return to Philadelphia in Week 3 should be fun.

Photos

Woodgrove Softball Tops Briar Woods 6-4

Woodgrove Softball Tops Briar Woods 6-4

Wolverines earn seventh straight victory over Falcons in first game of Wednesday doubleheader.

NFL schedule 2014: Packers-Seahawks kicks off national TV games

NFL schedule 2014: Packers-Seahawks kicks off national TV games

An expanded Thursday slate and a Saturday night game are new wrinkles this year.

Wolverines overcome wind, Falcons

Wolverines overcome wind, Falcons

SOFTBALL | On a blustery night in Purcellville, Corinne Vennitti keeps her composure in the circle to guide Woodgrove past rival Briar Woods.

Wizards find their stride

Wizards find their stride

After an up-and-down regular season, Washington is on a postseason run of prosperity with a robust 2-0 series lead and a Game 3 at home on Friday.

Schedules for the NFC West

Schedules for the NFC West

A closer look at where the Cardinals, 49ers, Seahawks and Rams will play this season.

Yankees’ Pineda ejected for cheating

Yankees’ Pineda ejected for cheating

The pitcher was deemed to have pine tar on his neck in a game against the Red Sox.

Schedules for the AFC West

Schedules for the AFC West

A closer look at where the Broncos, Chiefs, Chargers and Raiders will play this season

Schedules for the NFC South

Schedules for the NFC South

A closer look at where the Falcons, Panthers, Saints and Buccaneers will play this season.

Schedules for the AFC South

Schedules for the AFC South

A closer look at where the Colts, Titans, Jaguars and Texans will play this season

NFL schedule 2014: Thanksgiving games feature NFC divisional rivalries

NFL schedule 2014: Thanksgiving games feature NFC divisional rivalries

Oddly, AFC teams get the holiday off to watch Bears-Lions, Eagles-Cowboys and Seahawks-49ers.

Schedules for NFC North

Schedules for NFC North

A closer look at where the Bears, Lions, Packers and Vikings will play this season.

Schedules for the AFC East

Schedules for the AFC East

A closer look at where the Patriots, Jets, Dolphins and Bills will play this season.

Schedules for the NFC East

Schedules for the NFC East

A closer look at where the Redskins, Giants, Cowboys and Eagles will play this season.

Schedules for the AFC North

Schedules for the AFC North

A closer look at where the Bengals, Steelers, Ravens and Browns will play this season.

Breaking down the Redskins’ schedule

Breaking down the Redskins’ schedule

Take a look at Washington’s 2014 schedule, which opens in Houston, includes a Week 5 matchup against defending Super Bowl champion Seattle, and closes with three NFC East rivals.

Connie Marrero, Senators pitcher in the 1950s, dies at 102

Connie Marrero, Senators pitcher in the 1950s, dies at 102

Mr. Marrero, the oldest surviving big leaguer, was renowned in Cuba before joining the Senators in 1950.

Hernandez has role with Nats

Hernandez has role with Nats

The former Nationals player will be part coach, part ambassador and part jack of all trades.

Infielders show up early

Infielders show up early

Ian Desmond, Danny Espinosa and Anthony Rendon volunteer for extra fielding practice.

Discuss here: Nats-Angels

Discuss here: Nats-Angels

Gio Gonzalez vs. Jered Weaver.

Updates on Zimmerman, Hairston

Updates on Zimmerman, Hairston

Ryan Zimmerman is exercising with an immobilized right thumb and Scott Hairston took on-field BP.

Otto Porter still in Wizards’ plans

Otto Porter still in Wizards’ plans

As team battles in playoffs, its No. 1 draft choice remains on bench but is still optimistic about his future.

Michael Phelps returns to pool without Speedo

Michael Phelps returns to pool without Speedo

Olympic great ends his retirement with a splashy change in attire.

Video: Real Madrid 1, Bayern Munich 0

Video: Real Madrid 1, Bayern Munich 0

Karim Benzema’s early goal lifted the Spanish side over the title holders in the first leg of Champions League semifinal.

NFL expands flex scheduling start to Week 5 to avoid dud games

NFL expands flex scheduling start to Week 5 to avoid dud games

There’s a limit, though, to the new rule, which will permit cross-flexing of games now.

Connie Marrero dies at 102

The oldest living major leaguer -- and a former Washington Senator -- is gone.

Tonight’s Nationals-Angels lineups

Tonight’s Nationals-Angels lineups

Anthony Rendon is back to hitting second and Adam LaRoche is back in the lineup.

Dolphins needs Tannehill’s deep ball to get better

Dolphins needs Tannehill’s deep ball to get better

It may take more than a change of offensive coordinator to get the quarterback to connect down the field more than 22 percent of the time.

Making a milestone decision

Making a milestone decision

The ball could be worth a pretty penny, but would you keep it and sell it, or give it back?

Wrigley Field turns 100

Wrigley Field turns 100

A giant cake and an inside look at Wrigley Field’s guts mark the 100th anniversary of America’s second-oldest ballpark behind Fenway.

Cavaliers master multitasking

Cavaliers master multitasking

SOFTBALL | Even with a third of the roster balancing competitive band commitments, Spalding still sits in second in the IAAM-A standings.

Jose Fernandez’s ‘lucky game’ included 14 Ks

Jose Fernandez’s ‘lucky game’ included 14 Ks

All those K’s? ‘Lucky game,’ Marlins’ pitcher says.

Andre Miller’s trip through the media dining buffet

Before the Wizards earned a crucial Game 2 road win, Andre Miller got some reporters’ corn and salad.

Terps hire Cliff Warren as new director of operations

The former Jacksonville head coach and Georgia Tech assistant joins Mark Turgeon’s staff.

Kaplan, Huskies are still perfect

Kaplan, Huskies are still perfect

GIRLS’ SOCCER | With Courtenay Kaplan guarding the goal, Tuscarora is 8-0 and has yet to concede a goal this season.

D.C. United news and notes

D.C. United news and notes

Pontius’ hamstring surgery. Hamid’s status and other injuries. Olsen’s reaction to referee review. Academy updates.

Phil Jackson says James Dolan hasn’t weighed in on coach, Jeanie Buss has

Phil Jackson says James Dolan hasn’t weighed in on coach, Jeanie Buss has

The Knicks new regime takes shape with all the drama expected when the Meddler hired the Zen Master.

Riverdale’s Terrill approaches milestone

Riverdale’s Terrill approaches milestone

BASEBALL | In his 38th year as skipper, Riverdale Baptist’s Terry Terrill is one win away from 1,000 for his career; Georgetown Prep has a mental edge

Anthony wants ‘Dwight Howard’ treatment

Anthony wants ‘Dwight Howard’ treatment

Knicks star hopes to get recruited by prospective suitors.

Column

Proving his mental mettle

Proving his mental mettle

COLUMN | LeBron James doesn’t need to lead the Heat to its third straight title show his inner strength.

Spartans keep rolling along

Spartans keep rolling along

BOYS’ SOCCER | Broad Run has won three straight games, including a convincing 3-0 victory Tuesday against then-undefeated Tuscarora.

Hokies search for a quarterback

Hokies search for a quarterback

Virginia Tech’s decision will only become more convoluted after Saturday’s annual spring game.