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The memes have begun

Laughter is the best medicine for the Wizards’ struggles and the Internet is having lots of fun with Otto Porter Jr.

Caps win a scrappy game

Ovechkin’s second straight multi-goal game comes in a fight-filled affair between the Metropolitan Division rivals.

Terrapins secure double-bye

Wells finishes with 20 points and 10 rebounds as the Terrapins earn a 60-50 win on the road.

VIERA, FL - MARCH, 3:  Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer (31) talks with Drew Storen (22) and Heath Bell (21) during spring training workouts on March 3, 2015 in Viera, FL. (Photo by Jonathan Newton / The Washington Post)

Take nothing for granted

COLUMN | The Nationals ran away with the NL East last season, but the Marlins could change the narrative in 2015.

Virginia Tech’s Shai McKenzie charged for incident involving minor

Virginia Tech’s Shai McKenzie charged for incident involving minor

The running back has been suspended indefinitely from the football team.

Cristiano Ronaldo pays for a hair stylist to do his wax figure’s hair

The Real Madrid striker is the highest paid soccer player in the world, though, so he can afford it.

Ohio State will be dangerous in NCAA tournament

Ohio State will be dangerous in NCAA tournament

The Buckeyes are rated 12th in ESPN’s latest Basketball Power Index and 16th in the Pomeroy College Basketball Ratings behind a 21-8 record.

Maryland State House honors Gary Williams on his 70th birthday

Former Terps coach and Redskins coach Jay Gruden share a birthday.

ESPN’s ‘Mike and Mike’ celebrates 15th anniversary at Disney World

ESPN’s ‘Mike and Mike’ celebrates 15th anniversary at Disney World

The “most magical place on Earth” hosts the ESPN show for Greeny and Golic’s 15th anniversary.

Switch-pitcher Pat Venditte makes spring training debut for the A’s

Switch-pitcher Pat Venditte makes spring training debut for the A’s

Yes, he throws with both arms while wearing a specially made glove.

Joel Hanrahan faces a second Tommy John surgery

Joel Hanrahan faces a second Tommy John surgery

Still, pitcher isn’t giving up on his career.

Museum to raffle off DeLorean if Chicago Cubs win the World Series this year

Museum to raffle off DeLorean if Chicago Cubs win the World Series this year

If the Cubs fail, the museum says it will give away a hover board prop from ‘Back to the Future’ instead.

Eagles’ Chip Kelly loves his Ducks just as Steve Spurrier loved his Gators

Eagles’ Chip Kelly loves his Ducks just as Steve Spurrier loved his Gators

After swapping LeSean McCoy for Kiko Alonso, Philadelphia roster includes five former Oregon players.

LeBron James and the Cavs are now the favorite to win the 2015 NBA title

LeBron James and the Cavs are now the favorite to win the 2015 NBA title

The Cavs have won five of their last seven and are now the betting favorites to win the 2015 NBA championship according to the latest odds from Bovada.

Will Yankees’ catcher Brian McCann become a Bronx Bomber or continue to bomb in the Bronx?

Will Yankees’ catcher Brian McCann become a Bronx Bomber or continue to bomb in the Bronx?

The catcher signed a five-year, $85-million contract before 2014 -- and then produced the worst offensive season of his career. What happens now?

Eagles will replace LeSean McCoy using free agency and the draft

Eagles will replace LeSean McCoy using free agency and the draft

Mark Ingram, C.J. Spiller seen as possible replacements in Philadelphia’s backfield.

2015 NFL free agency needs: AFC North

2015 NFL free agency needs: AFC North

With the opening of the NFL’s free agent market nearly at hand, what’s in store for the Steelers, Bengals, Ravens and Browns in a division that had three playoff teams?

Makers of ‘The Hunting Ground’ dispute Florida State’s complaint about portrayal of Jameis Winston case

Makers of ‘The Hunting Ground’ dispute Florida State’s complaint about portrayal of Jameis Winston case

Director Kirby Dick said in a statement to The Washington Post that FSU “had months to respond.“

MLS resumes labor negotiations

MLS resumes labor negotiations

With season set to begin Friday, labor and management continue working on collective bargaining agreement.

Belgian soccer team celebrates terminally ill fan’s life the day before his death by euthanasia

The team and more than 20,000 fans offered him a heartfelt goodbye.

Michael Wilbon says Bryce Harper ‘talks a LOT of junk’

Michael Wilbon says Bryce Harper ‘talks a LOT of junk’

PTI on the Nats big expectations.

Bubble Watch: Indiana Hoosiers’ NCAA tournament hopes take big hit with Iowa loss

Bubble Watch: Indiana Hoosiers’ NCAA tournament hopes take big hit with Iowa loss

The Hoosiers’ continue a downward spiral that could bust their hopes of an at-large bid. Plus, key games to watch Wednesday and how the bubble shapes up following Tuesday’s games.

Eagles are the clear winners of the LeSean McCoy-Kiko Alonso trade

Eagles are the clear winners of the LeSean McCoy-Kiko Alonso trade

The Eagles get younger and cheaper on defense, with upside.

Redskins free agency: What Washington could and should do at inside and outside linebacker

Redskins free agency: What Washington could and should do at inside and outside linebacker

Mike Jones says that a pass-rushing outside linebacker is a priority, but inside linebacker is not.

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Take nothing for granted

Take nothing for granted

COLUMN | The Nationals ran away with the NL East last season, but the Marlins could change the narrative in 2015.

Katy Perry is selling Left Shark onesies because Left Shark

Katy Perry is selling Left Shark onesies because Left Shark

Katy Perry is selling Left Shark onesies because Left Shark

Burriss, in big league camp, hopes to help Nats

Burriss, in big league camp, hopes to help Nats

He sits lower on the Nationals’ infield depth chart but he wanted to return to his hometown organization again.

Mets’ David Wright, Bobby Parnell give prospect Noah Syndergaard some food for thought

Mets’ David Wright, Bobby Parnell give prospect Noah Syndergaard some food for thought

They dumped his lunch in the trash after they found him eating in the clubhouse during a scrimmage.

Clinton Portis says Bills won LeSean McCoy deal

Clinton Portis says Bills won LeSean McCoy deal

It didn’t take long after news of the LeSean McCoy-Kiko Alonso trade broke for folks to start talking about the Clinton Portis-Champ Bailey trade.

Early jitters for Curtis Glencross in Capitals’ debut, but happiness after win

Early jitters for Curtis Glencross in Capitals’ debut, but happiness after win

Glencross was on the ice for two goals against in Tuesday’s win over Columbus, but one resulted after a slick feed that sprung linemate Troy Brouwer for a breakaway got turned into a counter-rush.

The memes have begun

The memes have begun

Laughter is the best medicine for the Wizards’ struggles and the Internet is having lots of fun with Otto Porter Jr.

D.C. public, private, charter schools gear up for DCSAA tournament

D.C. public, private, charter schools gear up for DCSAA tournament

BASKETBALL | St. John’s boys, Georgetown Visitation girls are top seeds as D.C. state tournament gets underway this week.

Dez Wells earns SportsCenter top play with ferocious dunk

Dez Wells earns SportsCenter top play with ferocious dunk

Wells also forced a travel by jumping over Myles Mack.

WCAC transfers boost Madison

WCAC transfers boost Madison

After spending their freshman seasons at O’Connell and Paul VI, respectively, Morgan Simpson and Megan Miskell have become key contributors for a Virginia 6A North region finalist.

Eagles sell high on a declining LeSean McCoy

Eagles sell high on a declining LeSean McCoy

It looks more like 2014 was a fluke than McCoy was on the upswing in terms of production -- and that makes sense once we consider the aging curve of running backs.

Late penalty kill, Ovechkin’s power play strike boosted Capitals

Late penalty kill, Ovechkin’s power play strike boosted Capitals

In the dying moments of a physical, see-saw game, Washington’s special teams each delivered at a crucial moment.

Michael Phelps could be reinstated for world championships

Michael Phelps could be reinstated for world championships

As part of his six-month suspension, Phelps agreed that he wouldn’t participate in the event this summer.

A free agent nose tackle the Redskins could pursue: Dan Williams

A free agent nose tackle the Redskins could pursue: Dan Williams

Washington cleared cap space by cutting two defensive line, and left itself short on depth. Here’s a run-stuffing nose tackle they could sign.

2015 NFL free agency needs: NFC North

2015 NFL free agency needs: NFC North

With the NFL’s free agent market set to open next Tuesday, what’s in store for the Packers, Lions, Vikings and Bears?

Georgetown’s D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera explains his new look

Georgetown’s D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera explains his new look

Indianapolis native did ‘something different’ with his hair before win at Butler.

Why Joakim Noah didn’t freak out over Nene’s karate chop

Why Joakim Noah didn’t freak out over Nene’s karate chop

Bulls star didn’t respond to Nene’s flagrant foul because he had just taped a video about non-violence.

LeSean McCoy isn’t happy with being traded by Eagles to Bills, report says

LeSean McCoy isn’t happy with being traded by Eagles to Bills, report says

Still, it’s not like he has much choice if he wants to play in the NFL.

Australia cricket sets new World Cup record against Afghanistan

Australia cricket sets new World Cup record against Afghanistan

Co-hosts post the third 400-plus score of the event.

Rick Ankiel, life skills coordinator for the Nationals, reports for duty

Rick Ankiel, life skills coordinator for the Nationals, reports for duty

Former Nationals outfielder (and former Cardinals pitcher) Rick Ankiel arrived at camp Tuesday to begin his duties as Washington’s life skills coordinator.

The Panthers almost ran out of goalies against the Maple Leafs

The Panthers almost ran out of goalies against the Maple Leafs

Goaltenders coach Robb Tallas -- who hadn’t played in a game since 2001 -- suited up and almost had to enter the game.

Redskins free agency: The feeling needs to be mutual

Redskins free agency: The feeling needs to be mutual

Just because a team or its fans want a free agent doesn’t mean he wants them.

Yes, Prince really did play high school basketball, and we have a tremendous photo to prove it

Yes, Prince really did play high school basketball, and we have a tremendous photo to prove it

The diminutive pop star is shown clad in his team’s uniform, from back in the day.

Familiar problems arise for Wizards in loss to Bulls

Familiar problems arise for Wizards in loss to Bulls

Wizards had trouble defending a stretch-four and couldn’t get to the free-throw line.

Otto Porter kinda sorta lost his man on defense

Otto Porter kinda sorta lost his man on defense

On a key play, the Wizards forward remained bizarrely frozen as a Chicago opponent ran free.