Nationals prepare for upcoming trade deadline

Washington doesn’t need to make a trade given the lack of holes on its roster, but the team is still working in preparation for a possible deal.

Ranking top 30 quarterbacks

FANTASY FOOTBALL | Peyton Manning leads the list, but he won’t have another mammoth fantasy season.

This isn’t the first time Smith has blamed women

ESPN commentator Stephen A. Smith has been nothing if not consistent when it comes to his stance on domestic violence.

Philadelphia Phillies' Cliff Lee pitches during a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Saturday, July 26, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Needs, solutions for each contender

ON BASEBALL | As Thursday’s non-waiver trade deadline approaches, here are the needs and potential solutions for all 17 teams vying for the postseason.

The uniforms are fine, but it’s the video Russia’s ‘Sibir’ KHL team made to unveil them that’s fantastic

The uniforms are fine, but it’s the video Russia’s ‘Sibir’ KHL team made to unveil them that’s fantastic

The promotional video is so fantastically dramatic that you could mistake it for the opening of “Game of Thrones.“

Former NCAA champion track athlete killed in car crash

Lawrence, who won the NCAA title in the 400-meter in 2010, was killed Monday morning in a car accident near Cordele, Ga.

Canadian Olympic curlers get tattoos of their gold medals on their chests

Canadian Olympic curlers get tattoos of their gold medals on their chests

The inked art is as understated and tasteful as it sounds.

Peter King explains his 2016 Redskins name change prediction

Peter King explains his 2016 Redskins name change prediction

Longtime NFL writer says his prediction was based on ‘just a gut feeling, no proof.’

RGIII could more closely resemble his teammates in 2014

RGIII could more closely resemble his teammates in 2014

Robert Griffin III is coming out from behind the podium in 2014. That’s a good thing.

Eric Bledsoe and the frustrations of NBA restricted free agency

Eric Bledsoe and the frustrations of NBA restricted free agency

Bledsoe is holding out for a maximum five-year, $80 million deal, while the Suns are offering four-years, $48 million.

Garcon sits with sore hamstring

Garcon sits with sore hamstring

The wide receiver left practice early on Monday because of a sore right hamstring, but neither he, nor coach Jay Gruden, seemed overly concerned.

Philadelphia Eagles Coach Chip Kelly says the NFL draft is the worst part of football

Philadelphia Eagles Coach Chip Kelly says the NFL draft is the worst part of football

He derides the buildup and analysis, calling the draft “totally insane.“

Gruden evaluates feisty practice

Gruden evaluates feisty practice

Redskins coach is pleased to have another full-pads session Monday morning, but wants to be sure to curb the risk of injuries.

Nationals prepare for upcoming trade deadline

Washington doesn’t need to make a trade given the lack of holes on its roster, but the team is still working in preparation for a possible deal.

Watch UFC champion Ronda Rousey’s new ESPN ‘Nine for IX’ documentary

Watch UFC champion Ronda Rousey’s new ESPN ‘Nine for IX’ documentary

Although the controversial bantamweight fighter’s story deserves more than 14 minutes, the truncated film is at least easy to watch on your lunch break.

Rafael Soriano is the best closer in the NL

Rafael Soriano is the best closer in the NL

No closer has saved more runs based on the bases occupied and out situations faced than the Nationals closer has.

NFL’s Adolpho Birch explains Ray Rice’s suspension and it doesn’t go over well

NFL’s Adolpho Birch explains Ray Rice’s suspension and it doesn’t go over well

Decision sets a precedent with other punishment of other players pending.

Why Kirk Cousins is driving his grandma’s conversion van

Why Kirk Cousins is driving his grandma’s conversion van

Kirk Cousins has a new ride, and it’s pretty hot.

Maryland fans vow to continue calling the XFINITY Center the Comcast Center

Maryland fans vow to continue calling the XFINITY Center the Comcast Center

Terps fans are attached to the basketball arena’s original name.

Twitter confuses Jesus Navas with Jesus of Nazareth after Manchester City makes #AskJesus trend

Twitter confuses Jesus Navas with Jesus of Nazareth after Manchester City makes #AskJesus trend

The Premier League soccer club got more than they bargained for when suggesting the hashtag to the public.

No. 23 or No. 6 — How do LeBron James’s numbers compare?

No. 23 or No. 6 — How do LeBron James’s numbers compare?

What do the numbers say about the Akron native’s production with each jersey number?

People are trying to sell (free) Redskins practice tickets

With access controlled by a lottery, some fans are trying to profit.

Seahawks have received full value on Marshawn Lynch contract

Seahawks have received full value on Marshawn Lynch contract

Seattle has gotten $27.6 million in value in just two years on Lynch’s four-year, $30 million contract.

Why RGIII is undervalued and Tony Romo and Ben Roethlisberger are overvalued

Why RGIII is undervalued and Tony Romo and Ben Roethlisberger are overvalued

The best and worst QB values for the upcoming fantasy football season.

Stephen A. Smith apologizes for remarks that seemed to blame women for domestic violence

Stephen A. Smith apologizes for remarks that seemed to blame women for domestic violence

ESPN adds its own official statement, saying host’s comments did “not reflect our company’s point of view.“

Ranking top 30 quarterbacks

Ranking top 30 quarterbacks

FANTASY FOOTBALL | Peyton Manning leads the list, but he won’t have another mammoth fantasy season.

Ryan Clark found a barber at Redskins training camp after all

Ryan Clark found a barber at Redskins training camp after all

The team’s unofficial training camp barber is back for a second year.

Ryan Clark says Redskins have ‘the most talented secondary I’ve been around’

Ryan Clark says Redskins have ‘the most talented secondary I’ve been around’

New Redskins safety isn’t being shy about praising his unit.

Redskins sign OLB Everette Brown

Redskins sign OLB Everette Brown

After waiving Brandon Jenkins, Washington signs a pass rusher who played with Dallas last season, and had worked previously with assistant coach Brian Baker.

Redskins headed for seven-win season

Redskins headed for seven-win season

FANCY STATS | Offensively, Washington has improved, but there still are too many question marks on defense for a 10-win season.

Jerry Jones says he came ‘that close’ to drafting Johnny Manziel

Jerry Jones says he came ‘that close’ to drafting Johnny Manziel

Too bad. Johnny Cowboy would have been ... interesting.

Jeff Gordon celebrates ‘Jeff Gordon Day’ in the best way possible, with fifth Brickyard win

Jeff Gordon celebrates ‘Jeff Gordon Day’ in the best way possible, with fifth Brickyard win

Sprint Cup leader wins thanks to the ‘restart of my life.’

Lichtensteiger doing well at center

Lichtensteiger doing well at center

Center Kory Lichtensteiger and coach Jay Gruden both expressed encouragement over the progress that the sixth-year pro has made while transitioning to his new role along the offensive line.

NFL’s HGH testing program unlikely to start in 2014

NFL’s HGH testing program unlikely to start in 2014

League, union remains at odds over commissioner’s role in certain appeals. Testing could remain on hold for a fourth straight season 2011 approval.

Dmitri Young explains his massive weight loss

Dmitri Young explains his massive weight loss

You won’t recognize the former National.

This isn’t the first time Smith has blamed women

This isn’t the first time Smith has blamed women

ESPN commentator Stephen A. Smith has been nothing if not consistent when it comes to his stance on domestic violence.

Forming a powerful duo

With Jose Lobaton behind the plate this season, Doug Fister is 7-0 with a 1.82 ERA in eight starts.

Mike Tyson’s animated show looks about as nutty as you’d want it to be

Mike Tyson’s animated show looks about as nutty as you’d want it to be

‘Mike Tyson Mysteries’ could be the show in which the boxer was meant to star.

Amerson aims for stability, swag in Year 2

Amerson aims for stability, swag in Year 2

Ryan Clark among those mentoring David Amerson, who’ll line up at cornerback alongside DeAngelo Hall.

Emotional speech by Frank Thomas highlights Hall of Fame inductions

Emotional speech by Frank Thomas highlights Hall of Fame inductions

The Big Hurt tears up early and often as he reflects upon his life and baseball career.

TV and radio listings for July 28

TV and radio listings for July 28

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

Yankees fan finds Red Sox World Series ring in bathroom -- and returns it

Yankees fan finds Red Sox World Series ring in bathroom -- and returns it

A surprising discovery leads to a nice moment in the New York Boston rivalry.

Needs, solutions for each contender

Needs, solutions for each contender

ON BASEBALL | As Thursday’s non-waiver trade deadline approaches, here are the needs and potential solutions for all 17 teams vying for the postseason.

Jaguars unveil world’s biggest scoreboards

Jaguars unveil world’s biggest scoreboards

The football field-sized displays are impressive, even if what they display often won’t be.

Kastles sweep to fourth straight title

Kastles sweep to fourth straight title

Washington equals a World Team Tennis record with another championship after beating Springfield.

Is men’s college soccer about to undergo big changes?

Is men’s college soccer about to undergo big changes?

Under a new proposal, Division I men’s soccer would move from a fall schedule to a full academic-year calendar, enhancing player development.

Rafael Soriano notches career save No. 200

Rafael Soriano notches career save No. 200

The veteran becomes the 46th reliever to reach that career milestone.

Mastering the mental game

Mastering the mental game

Last year’s Citi Open doubles finalist Taylor Townsend qualifies for women’s singles main draw.

O’s finish off trip with a win

O’s finish off trip with a win

Baltimore has won five of seven after taking three of four games in its series vs. Seattle, capping a 10-game road trip on the West Coast.

Latta keeps Mystics on a roll

Latta keeps Mystics on a roll

On an emotional day to promote breast health awareness, the point guard leads Washington past Atlanta.

LeBron James will go back to wearing No. 23 with the Cavaliers

LeBron James will go back to wearing No. 23 with the Cavaliers

He had been wearing No. 6 with the Heat, but that is SO a few weeks ago.

Nothing can stop Gennady Golovkin, not even a punch to the face

Nothing can stop Gennady Golovkin, not even a punch to the face

The undefeated middleweight’s legend continues to grow.

OLBs Robinson, Miller overtook B. Jenkins

OLBs Robinson, Miller overtook B. Jenkins

Washington cut its fifth-round pick from last year because two other young outside linebackers have looked good in training camp on defense and special teams.

Fister dominant in victory

Fister dominant in victory

Starter notches his 10th win of the season and Rafael Soriano picks up his 200th career save as Nats top Reds.