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A matchup that seemed inevitable

WOMEN’S WORLD CUP | Tuesday’s semifinal between Germany and the U.S. pits the two top-ranked teams in the tournament. It’s a meeting many predicted when the draw was released last winter.

Smoot says he encountered ‘several’ gay players in NFL

The former Redskins and Vikings cornerback fielded a wide variety of questions in a Reddit AMA.

Carter Jr. could be X-factor in Terps’ NCAA title hopes

The Georgia Tech transfer spent his ‘off-year’ developing his skill set on the court and his physique in the weight room.

Wittman: Wizards need better stretch-four option

Small-ball lineups have become all the rage across the NBA and the Wizards coach seems ready to get on board.

Reserves giving Nationals a boost

Reserves giving Nationals a boost

Bedeviled by injuries, Washington has needed to turn to bench players for help, and they’ve delivered.

Goodell has one credible option: Pardon Brady, blame lax protocols

COLUMN | To preserve the stature of his office, the commissioner must acknowledge lack of evidence in DeflateGate case.

In wake of ‘rapist’ tweet, Larry Nance Jr. says he was ‘terrified’ of Kobe Bryant’s reaction

In wake of ‘rapist’ tweet, Larry Nance Jr. says he was ‘terrified’ of Kobe Bryant’s reaction

Bryant turned out to be gracious in receiving the rookie’s apology, much to Nance’s relief.

Watch Marshawn Lynch dive into an end zone filled with Skittles on ‘Conan’

Watch Marshawn Lynch dive into an end zone filled with Skittles on ‘Conan’

The running back was so enthused about it, he even threw in a mid-air crotch-grab.

TV and radio listings: June 30

TV and radio listings: June 30

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

Watch Paul Rabil do some amazing lacrosse trick shots with Dude Perfect

The Gaithersburg native and MLL star shows off some serious skills.

Bud Norris allows four homers in Baltimore Orioles’ 8-1 loss to Texas Rangers

Bud Norris allows four homers in Baltimore Orioles’ 8-1 loss to Texas Rangers

Norris hadn’t allowed more than one home run in a start this season, but the Rangers hit four Monday night.

Smoot says he encountered ‘several’ gay players in NFL

Smoot says he encountered ‘several’ gay players in NFL

The former Redskins and Vikings cornerback fielded a wide variety of questions in a Reddit AMA.

Carter Jr. could be X-factor in Terps’ NCAA title hopes

Carter Jr. could be X-factor in Terps’ NCAA title hopes

The Georgia Tech transfer spent his ‘off-year’ developing his skill set on the court and his physique in the weight room.

A matchup that seemed inevitable

A matchup that seemed inevitable

WOMEN’S WORLD CUP | Tuesday’s semifinal between Germany and the U.S. pits the two top-ranked teams in the tournament. It’s a meeting many predicted when the draw was released last winter.

Would the Kings accept D’Angelo Russell from the Lakers for Demarcus Cousins?

Would the Kings accept D’Angelo Russell from the Lakers for Demarcus Cousins?

Having previously balked at sending Sacramento a large package, Los Angeles would reportedly trade away the No. 2 overall pick “tomorrow” if that would get it done.

In what has been a tumultuous season, Hamilton rejoins Rangers

In what has been a tumultuous season, Hamilton rejoins Rangers

The slugger has another chance to restart his tumultuous year.

Reports: Mickelson millions tied to money-laundering scheme

Reports: Mickelson millions tied to money-laundering scheme

The money came from an unnamed “gambling client,” whom ESPN is identifying as the popular PGA Tour veteran.

Phillies introduce MacPhail, and road back begins …

Phillies introduce MacPhail, and road back begins …

ON BASEBALL | Struggling franchise ushers in a new era, but evidently not until this season is over.

U.S. men’s national team to play at RFK Stadium

U.S. men’s national team to play at RFK Stadium

Copa America semifinalist Peru is going to be the Sept. 4 opponent.

Dwyane Wade opts out of contract with Heat, becomes free agent

Dwyane Wade opts out of contract with Heat, becomes free agent

Wade’s 12-year career in Miami might be over.

Kings terminate Mike Richards’ contract, ending their rocky relationship

Kings terminate Mike Richards’ contract, ending their rocky relationship

The 2-time Stanley Cup champion and Olympic Gold medalist is on the free agent market.

Nats fan buys home run ball from a Braves fan at Phillies’ stadium

Nats fan buys home run ball from a Braves fan at Phillies’ stadium

How much would you pay for a Jose Lobaton home run ball?

Todd Hill steps down as Loudoun County football coach

Todd Hill steps down as Loudoun County football coach

FOOTBALL | After eight years leading the Raiders from also-ran to perennial playoff contender, health issues have forced Hill to resign from his head coaching position.

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2015 Wimbledon Championships

2015 Wimbledon Championships

Photos of action from the grasscourt Grand Slam tennis tournament in London.

Someone at the U.S. House edited Frank Kaminsky’s Wikipedia page to deem him ‘Stanky Franky’

Someone at the U.S. House edited Frank Kaminsky’s Wikipedia page to deem him ‘Stanky Franky’

It seems “Frank the Tank” isn’t so beloved beyond Wisconsin.

Organizers unveil $4.6B plan to bring 2024 Olympics to Boston

Organizers unveil $4.6B plan to bring 2024 Olympics to Boston

Celtics co-owner Steve Pagliuca leads efforts to bring the 2024 Olympics back to the United States.

Nope, not even LeBron James can save the Lakers next season

Nope, not even LeBron James can save the Lakers next season

Bookmakers are giving the Lakers 66-to-1 odds to win the 2016 NBA championship.

Since returning, Strasburg relying on change-up again

Since returning, Strasburg relying on change-up again

FANCY STATS | Right-hander is back to throwing his best pitch, and that’s been good news for the Nationals.

Beagle re-signs with Caps

Beagle re-signs with Caps

Forward’s three-year extension is worth $1.75 million per season.

NBA free agent rankings: James, Aldridge and Love head the list

NBA free agent rankings: James, Aldridge and Love head the list

How the NBA’s available talents stack up.

Kelly Oubre Jr.: ‘I’m not going to say another guy’s better than me, because I don’t feel that way’

Kelly Oubre Jr.: ‘I’m not going to say another guy’s better than me, because I don’t feel that way’

Wizards draft pick downplays a GM’s assessment that he was “basketball illiterate” at Kansas.

Ex-Florida State mascot dies after gumbo dispute leads to stabbing

Ex-Florida State mascot dies after gumbo dispute leads to stabbing

At issue: The amount of spice allowable in gumbo.

Should MLS teams have to forfeit potential U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal matches?

Should MLS teams have to forfeit potential U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal matches?

Red Bulls, Galaxy, Earthquakes agreed to play in international tournament on same days as potential quarterfinals of domestic competition.

A fresh look at the Redskins’ offense: Week 11 vs. the Buccaneers

A fresh look at the Redskins’ offense: Week 11 vs. the Buccaneers

The Week 11 game was the most stark example of Jay Gruden scheming up good plays that Robert Griffin III failed to execute.

Wisconsin Coach Bo Ryan announces he’ll retire after next season

Wisconsin Coach Bo Ryan announces he’ll retire after next season

Ryan has led the Badgers to the NCAA tournament in each of his 14 seasons in Madison, including Final Four berths in each of the past two seasons

Northern Virginia sweeps VHSL all-state girls’ soccer player of the year honor

Northern Virginia sweeps VHSL all-state girls’ soccer player of the year honor

South County’s Kristina Diana (6A), Broad Run’s Caroline Kerns (5A), Loudoun County’s Emily Littell (4A), Champe’s Blair Thompson (3A) and George Mason’s Ava Roth (2A) were named players of the year for the Virginia girls’ soccer season.

Watch J.J. Watt wreck a stage-crasher at a Zac Brown Band concert

Reason No. 467 that stage-crashing is dumb: Watt might be acting as “special security” that night.

Given a rare start, Dan Uggla chips in for Nationals

Given a rare start, Dan Uggla chips in for Nationals

Though his at-bats have been limited, the veteran second baseman continues to find ways to contribute.

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Goodell has one credible option: Pardon Brady, blame lax protocols

Goodell has one credible option: Pardon Brady, blame lax protocols

COLUMN | To preserve the stature of his office, the commissioner must acknowledge lack of evidence in DeflateGate case.

Andy MacPhail will reportedly take over Phillies’ front office

Andy MacPhail will reportedly take over Phillies’ front office

Veteran front-office man is called in to shore up the team with baseball’s worst record.

Capitals GM: Trade route ‘the way to go’

Capitals GM: Trade route ‘the way to go’

Washington could still explore a thin free agent class, but GM has indicated that a trade is more likely.

Alabama football could be an underdog in 2015

A point-spread underdog, anyway.

Melo Trimble to compete for Pan American Games roster spot

Melo Trimble to compete for Pan American Games roster spot

He’ll see a familiar face in Maryland Coach Mark Turgeon, who will be serving as a court coach during training camp.

Buck Showalter gnome gets pied after Orioles sweep

Buck Showalter gnome gets pied after Orioles sweep

The Orioles manager called the promotion “an honor.” Seriously.

Wittman: Wizards need better stretch-four option

Wittman: Wizards need better stretch-four option

Small-ball lineups have become all the rage across the NBA and the Wizards coach seems ready to get on board.

Reserves giving Nationals a boost

Reserves giving Nationals a boost

Bedeviled by injuries, Washington has needed to turn to bench players for help, and they’ve delivered.

Capitals decline to make qualifying offers to three minor-league restricted free agents

Capitals decline to make qualifying offers to three minor-league restricted free agents

Among those who weren’t extended qualifying offers, defenseman Patrick Wey plans to retire due to concussions.

NHL free agency: Caps’ Green heads the list of top 20 players available

NHL free agency: Caps’ Green heads the list of top 20 players available

Ranking the top unrestricted free agents ahead of the NHL’s free agent frenzy on July 1.

Green’s worth in free agency

Green’s worth in free agency

His value should be between $4.3 and $5 million, but the former Caps defenseman is likely looking for more.

Steve Weatherford says comparing Eagles QBs to cars was actually a compliment

The New York Giants punter defended comments he made on a CBS Sports radio show.

David Amerson: ‘I need to get back into my groove and just find my swag’

David Amerson: ‘I need to get back into my groove and just find my swag’

Despite an apparent demotion, Redskins cornerback is aiming for improved consistency and play-making ability.

Notre Dame reportedly will suspend RB Greg Bryant for four games

Notre Dame reportedly will suspend RB Greg Bryant for four games

He reportedly violated team rules.

A return to stability?

A return to stability?

Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond showed signs of recovery at the plate this weekend.