Thomas, Minnifield, Brown cut

The Redskins have cut young defensive backs Phillip Thomas and Chase Minnifield, as well as linebacker Everette Brown and kicker Zach Hocker; linebacker Darryl Sharpton goes on injured reserve.

Virginia makes QB change

Late in second half, Mike London benches Greyson Lambert for Matt Johns, who throws a TD pass against UCLA.

For a night, the Nats are king

Washington equals a franchise mark with six home runs — four off of ace Felix Hernandez — to snap a three-game skid.

Dimitrov is something to see

Seventh-seeded Grigor Dimitrov wins his second-round match at the U.S. Open vs. Dudi Sela — and looks good doing it.

OXFORD, MS. - August 24:   John Powell, Ole Miss Football Chaplain and Fellowship of Christian athletes staff member, leads a  worship service for the Fellowship of Christian athletes in the football meeting room at the Manning Center on August 24,  2014 in Oxford, MS.  (Photo by Jonathan Newton / The Washington Post)

An unholy alliance?

In South, college football and religion are conjoined in a way that is natural for some, uncomfortable for others.

Virginia makes QB change

Virginia makes QB change

Late in second half, Mike London benches Greyson Lambert for Matt Johns, who throws a TD pass against UCLA.

Wizards given new NBA D-League affiliate

The Fort Wayne Mad Ants will replace the Iowa Energy after Iowa entered an exclusive partnership with the Memphis Grizzlies

Pre-game parachutist misses Dublin stadium, lands on train tracks

Pre-game parachutist misses Dublin stadium, lands on train tracks

He was representing Central Florida, which should have known right then that its game against Penn State wouldn’t go well.

No time for United to let up

No time for United to let up

D.C., paying its fifth match in 15 days, could use a win at home vs. New York before a tough stretch of road games.

Kyle Orton reportedly set to join the Bills

Kyle Orton reportedly set to join the Bills

Could the veteran quarterback, who moped his way off the Cowboys, become EJ Manuel’s replacement in Buffalo?

Redskins stick with PK Forbath; cut Hocker

Redskins stick with PK Forbath; cut Hocker

Redskins’ kicking competition went down to wire, with seventh-round pick’s final miss costing him the job.

Thomas, Minnifield, Brown cut

Thomas, Minnifield, Brown cut

The Redskins have cut young defensive backs Phillip Thomas and Chase Minnifield, as well as linebacker Everette Brown and kicker Zach Hocker; linebacker Darryl Sharpton goes on injured reserve.

Redskins cut RBs Royster, Thompson, Seastrunk

Redskins cut RBs Royster, Thompson, Seastrunk

The Washington Redskins resumed roster cuts on Saturday morning, releasing running backs Evan Royster, Lache Seastrunk and Chris Thompson.

Don’t buy into Mike Fiers, Russell Martin or Ian Kennedy

Don’t buy into Mike Fiers, Russell Martin or Ian Kennedy

HVaC scoring system lets you know who to start this week in head-to-head fantasy baseball leagues.

Drew Smyly and Marcell Ozuna are primed for big week

Drew Smyly and Marcell Ozuna are primed for big week

HVaC scoring system lets you know who to start this week in head-to-head fantasy baseball leagues.

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Gwynn Park hosts Suitland and Northwestern in 3 team scrimmage

Gwynn Park hosts Suitland and Northwestern in 3 team scrimmage

The Suitland Rams, Gwynn Park Yellow Jackets and Northwestern Wildcats participated in a final tune up before the start of the 2014 - 2015 Football season.

Maryland vs. James Madison preview

Maryland vs. James Madison preview

With plenty of new faces, James Madison will be a unique challenge for Terps.

Rendon is the Nats’ MVP

Rendon is the Nats’ MVP

No player has meant more the Nationals, or played better, than Anthony Rendon.

For a night, the Nats are king

For a night, the Nats are king

Washington equals a franchise mark with six home runs — four off of ace Felix Hernandez — to snap a three-game skid.

Oakton kicks aside Woodson

Oakton kicks aside Woodson

FOOTBALL | Nick Delgado, a transfer from Gonzaga, kicks six field goals to boost the Cougars to a 25-22 OT win.

Michael Sam is oh-so-close to the finish line

Michael Sam is oh-so-close to the finish line

The Rams have just five more mandatory cuts to make by Saturday afternoon, and would-be history-making rookie will be sweating it out.

Family-first approach lifts Panthers over the Titans

Family-first approach lifts Panthers over the Titans

FOOTBALL | Potomac Falls sticks together on a late defensive stop on a fourth-and-two play in a 10-6 win over Sterling rival Dominion.

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Good Counsel blows past Wilson, 49-13

Good Counsel blows past Wilson, 49-13

No. 12 Falcons open the season with a blowout win against the Tigers.

Castillo, Falcons roll in opener

Castillo, Falcons roll in opener

FOOTBALL | Playing its first non-nationally televised season opener in three seasons, No. 12 Good Counsel cruises to an impressive win at Wilson.

Watch Nik Stauskas drain 15 straight 3-pointers

Watch Nik Stauskas drain 15 straight 3-pointers

The Kings rookie posts an impressive shooting display to YouTube.

Jewett to manage against Nats

Jewett to manage against Nats

The Nationals will see their former coach Trent Jewett in the opposite dugout.

Discuss: Nats-Mariners

Discuss: Nats-Mariners

Jordan Zimmermann will face Felix Hernandez as the Nationals try to end a three-game skid.

Werth to DH vs. Mariners

Werth to DH vs. Mariners

Jayson Werth takes a breather from the outfield to rest his sore ankle but will be in the lineup as the designated hitter in Nationals’ opener in Seattle.

Zimmerman steps up rehab

Zimmerman steps up rehab

Ryan Zimmerman takes a good step forward in his comeback from a torn hamstring after an MRI.

Dimitrov is something to see

Dimitrov is something to see

Seventh-seeded Grigor Dimitrov wins his second-round match at the U.S. Open vs. Dudi Sela — and looks good doing it.

LAPD investigating Josh Shaw for domestic violence incident

LAPD investigating Josh Shaw for domestic violence incident

The disgraced USC cornerback is refusing to speak the police any further.

NFL slaps 49ers’ Aldon Smith with a nine-game suspension

NFL slaps 49ers’ Aldon Smith with a nine-game suspension

The star linebacker, who violated league policies on substance abuse and personal conduct, adds to San Francisco’s defensive personnel issues.

Some will run; none can hide

Some will run; none can hide

As Redskins Coach Jay Gruden begins making final roster cuts, the running back position offers his most difficult decisions.

Levern Jacobs, A.J. Hendy suspended for season

Levern Jacobs, A.J. Hendy suspended for season

Suspensions come just a day before Maryland is set to open the season against James Madison.

Redskins cut eight; 14 more moves to come

Release of punter Robert Malone ranked as the most surprising move so far.

Nats-Mariners lineups

Nats-Mariners lineups

Jayson Werth will DH and Nate Schierholtz plays left field against Felix Hernandez behind Jordan Zimmermann.

Fernando Torres joins AC Milan on loan after disappointing run at Chelsea

After failing to meet expectations at Stamford Bridger, the striker is sent to Italy on loan.

An unholy alliance?

An unholy alliance?

In South, college football and religion are conjoined in a way that is natural for some, uncomfortable for others.

Reports claim the NHL will expand the league to include franchises in Las Vegas, Seattle and more

Reports claim the NHL will expand the league to include franchises in Las Vegas, Seattle and more

Commissioner Gary Bettman has apparently changed his tune on increasing the league’s footprint

Venus Williams ousted in third round of U.S. Open

Venus Williams ousted in third round of U.S. Open

Williams lost to Sara Errani. And second seed Simona Halep of Romania was upset

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Faith in football

Faith in football

Each Sunday during the school year, members of the Ole Miss football team and head coach Hugh Freeze attend an optional FCA worship service in the Manning Center.

Maryland football vs. James Madison: Story lines to watch

Terps will try to get their offense rolling Saturday, while defense looks to hit keys against talented James Madison quarterback Vad Lee.

Louisville implements drug testing for cheerleaders

Louisville implements drug testing for cheerleaders

The new policy comes on the heels of a 22-year-old cheerleader’s death from a drug overdose.

Previewing Navy vs. No. 5 Ohio State

Three story lines to watch as the Midshipmen aim for an upset in Baltimore.

Richard Crawford among first cuts

Richard Crawford among first cuts

The Redskins have begun cutting players as they work to slash the roster from 75 to 53 by Saturday’s 4 p.m. deadline.

Previewing Virginia vs. No. 7 UCLA

The Cavaliers are hopeful about the season opener, but attendance estimates suggest their fans think otherwise.

Here’s what happens when someone tries to hit a 186-mile-per-hour fastball

Here’s what happens when someone tries to hit a 186-mile-per-hour fastball

A Japanese television show recruited ex-Nippon league slugger Takeshi Yamasaki to give the ultimate fastball a try. It was a laughing matter.

Previewing Virginia Tech vs. William and Mary

Marshawn Williams and Isaiah Ford will make their college debuts after getting rave reviews in training camp.

Don’t draft Cordarrelle Patterson based on Norv Turner alone

Don’t draft Cordarrelle Patterson based on Norv Turner alone

Are we overvaluing Turner’s effect and being too optimistic with Patterson’s projections?

Eli Manning talks about his favorite “Manning Face” and reveals strange man-crush on Reddit

Eli Manning talks about his favorite “Manning Face” and reveals strange man-crush on Reddit

Manning also ranked the New York Giants’ centers from best to worst based on odor. #Internet

Johnny Holliday and Joe Beninati will add Washington flavor to Maryland’s first Big Ten Network telecast

Johnny Holliday and Joe Beninati will add Washington flavor to Maryland’s first Big Ten Network telecast

Why the Big Ten Network assigned local broadcasters to Maryland-James Madison.

Mariners’ Felix Hernandez will be 24th Cy Young-winning pitcher the Nationals have faced

Mariners’ Felix Hernandez will be 24th Cy Young-winning pitcher the Nationals have faced

Cy Young winners are 70-48 all-time against Washington.

Tony Stewart opens up about decision to come back

Tony Stewart opens up about decision to come back

“Being back in the car will help me get through this difficult time,” Stewart said, speaking publicly for the first time since being involved in the incident that killed Kevin Ward.