(Jack Dempsey / Associated Press)

Nats handle Rockies, Coors Field

Aaron Barrett delivers when Doug Fister wobbles and Ian Desmond collects five hits, including a two-run homer, in a win over Colorado.

Areas to monitor on defense

While the focus is usually on RGIII and the offense, the Redskins have pressing questions on the other side of the ball.

Here is what you need to
know about the NFC East

Breaking down how offseason additions and subtractions have affected the Redskins, Giants, Cowboys and Eagles.

Gary Williams on #KD2DC

Ex-Maryland coach says he’ll be shocked if Kevin Durant doesn’t settle in the D.C. area when he’s done playing.

CHEVY CHASE, MD - JULY 19: Nationals pitcher Rafael Soriano at his home emerging from his hyperbaric chamber which he believes has kept him injury-free for four years, on July, 19, 2014 in Chevy Chase, MD. (Photo by Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post)

A breath of fresh air

Nats closer Rafael Soriano uses hyperbaric chamber as part of fitness routine that has him in top form.

Manziel-Hoyer tops NFL’s QB battle

Manziel-Hoyer tops NFL’s QB battle

Jets, Vikings also have quarterback competitions worth watching.

Top 10 stars of NBA’s summer leagues

Top 10 stars of NBA’s summer leagues

Wizards duo of Glen Rice Jr. and Otto Porter leads the pack, while 2014 top pick Andrew Wiggins showed off vast potential.

The NBA’s Central Division has no shortage on star power

The NBA’s Central Division has no shortage on star power

Since 2008-09, the team with top regular season overall record in the NBA has come from the Central five times.

Broncos’ Wes Welker flies high with Thunderbirds

Broncos’ Wes Welker flies high with Thunderbirds

Next stop for the wide receiver: training camp.

Donald Sterling has another bad day in court, then meets with prospective Clippers buyer Steve Ballmer

Donald Sterling has another bad day in court, then meets with prospective Clippers buyer Steve Ballmer

Sterling’s CFO reveals that Clippers owner will face serious financial repercussions if he doesn’t sell the team.

What you need to know about the AFC North

What you need to know about the AFC North

Breaking down how the additions and subtractions of the offseason have affected the Ravens, Browns, Bengals and Steelers.

Nats running wild, well

Nats running wild, well

The Nationals have boosted their offense by becoming one of the best base running teams.

What you need to know about the NFC North

What you need to know about the NFC North

Breaking down how the additions and subtractions of the offseason have affected the Packers, Bears, Lions and Vikings.

Areas to monitor on defense

Areas to monitor on defense

While the focus is usually on RGIII and the offense, the Redskins have pressing questions on the other side of the ball.

What you need to know about the AFC East

What you need to know about the AFC East

Breaking down how the additions and subtractions of the offseason have affected the Bills, Jets, Patriots and Dolphins.

Here is what you need to
know about the NFC East

Here is what you need to <br>know about the NFC East

Breaking down how offseason additions and subtractions have affected the Redskins, Giants, Cowboys and Eagles.

All this team of ninety-year-olds does is set records in track

All this team of ninety-year-olds does is set records in track

It helps that it’s the only known track team composed entirely of nonagenarians. But still.

This guy sure does some fancy tricks with a baseball bat

This guy sure does some fancy tricks with a baseball bat

“Bercules” has created a series of Vines showing off some impressive bat-flipping skills.

Nats handle Rockies, Coors Field

Nats handle Rockies, Coors Field

Aaron Barrett delivers when Doug Fister wobbles and Ian Desmond collects five hits, including a two-run homer, in a win over Colorado.

Tim Tebow is training like a madman for another NFL shot

Tim Tebow is training like a madman for another NFL shot

The SEC Network analyst clearly hasn’t given up on his dream of playing quarterback in the NFL.

Brett Favre says he is ‘not worried’ about a return to Lambeau Field

Brett Favre says he is ‘not worried’ about a return to Lambeau Field

The ex-Packers quarterback refutes reports that he is concerned he might get booed at his jersey retirement ceremony.

Kastles get 25-9 win over Boston Lobsters

Kastles get 25-9 win over Boston Lobsters

Megan Moulton-Levy, a Woodbridge resident, plays an unexpectedly large role for the injury-depleted Lobsters.

Coaches: ACC deserves more respect

Coaches: ACC deserves more respect

At its football media gathering, the league has a national champion and Heisman winner to puff out its chest.

Watch NFL rookies get taken down a peg by ‘Madden’ ratings

Watch NFL rookies get taken down a peg by ‘Madden’ ratings

The video game makers were happy to show first-year players that they thought a bit too highly of themselves.

Cavs’ London feeling the heat

Cavs’ London feeling the heat

After a 2-10 season, Virginia coach faces questions about job security, which could be a recurring theme for the season.

Discuss: Nats-Rockies

Discuss: Nats-Rockies

In a meeting of the best and worst records in the National League, the Nationals begin a series with the Rockies.

Williams sits red-hot Harper

Williams sits red-hot Harper

Bryce Harper wants to play, but says he’s “totally fine” with Matt Williams sitting him against a left-handed starter as Washington opens a series at Colorado.

Redskins waive Kyle Nelson

Redskins waive Kyle Nelson

Long snapper was signed after Nick Sundberg was injured last season. Washington also signed TE Mike Caussin

The New Yorker figured out why UFC fans love to hate Ronda Rousey

The New Yorker figured out why UFC fans love to hate Ronda Rousey

Strangely, albeit logically once you think about it, It’s because there’s only one of her.

Nats-Rockies lineups

Nats-Rockies lineups

Doug Fister faces Franklin Morales as the Nats start a three-game series in Colorado.

Bar owner says Titans rookie quarterback Zach Mettenberger punched by Alabama fan

Bar owner says Titans rookie quarterback Zach Mettenberger punched by Alabama fan

Mettenberger, a former LSU quarterback, was reportedly sucker punched by an Alabama fan at a bar in Nashville.

Gary Williams on #KD2DC

Gary Williams on #KD2DC

Ex-Maryland coach says he’ll be shocked if Kevin Durant doesn’t settle in the D.C. area when he’s done playing.

A breath of fresh air

A breath of fresh air

Nats closer Rafael Soriano uses hyperbaric chamber as part of fitness routine that has him in top form.

Browns hard-partying rookie Johnny Manziel leads the NFL in jersey sales

Browns hard-partying rookie Johnny Manziel leads the NFL in jersey sales

Imagine how many he’ll sell if he actually gets to start in a game!

Nationals fan will sport incredible curly ‘W’ beard at Coors Field

Nationals fan will sport incredible curly ‘W’ beard at Coors Field

D.C. sports fan Eric Brooks -- the man behind the unforgettable Alex Ovechkin beard -- is at it again.

These experts think Redskins might have a good year

Early predictions on Washington’s 2014 season haven’t been too kind, but this Fox Sports Live roundtable is.

Ex-Braves star Dan Uggla signs minor league deal with Giants

Ex-Braves star Dan Uggla signs minor league deal with Giants

He’ll three-time all-star will still be making major league money, however.

Ron Jaworski ranks Robert Griffin III last among NFC East quarterbacks

Ron Jaworski ranks Robert Griffin III last among NFC East quarterbacks

Do you think RGIII is ahead of Andy Dalton, Jay Cutler, Carson Palmer and Alex Smith? The ESPN analyst doesn’t.

RGIII: ‘This league, it’s for the tough’

RGIII: ‘This league, it’s for the tough’

Redskins QB on the criticism he faces and the advice he’d give his rookie self, ‘Kid Rob.’

Six South American soccer players refusing to return to Ukrainian professional team

Six South American soccer players refusing to return to Ukrainian professional team

Five Brazilians and one Argentine stay behind in France instead of returning to eastern Ukrainian city held by pro-Russian rebels.

Five locals selected to national team for U20 Women’s World Cup

Five locals selected to national team for U20 Women’s World Cup

Former All-Met Player of the Year Midge Purce and national team veterans Brittany Basinger and Andi Sullivan lead five D.C.-area stars on United States roster.

Manchester United close to signing Mats Hummels

Manchester United close to signing Mats Hummels

A star from Germany’s World Cup team won’t be headed to Barcelona.

Discussion

Ask Boswell: Redskins, Nationals and Washington sports

Sports Columnist Tom Boswell answered reader questions about the Redskins, the Capitals, the Nationals, baseball, the NFL and more.

The biggest Big Three in the NBA

The biggest Big Three in the NBA

Forget Kyrie, Kevin and LeBron— there’s no beating this Big Three.

Maryland picks up commitment from Woodbridge athlete Mike Majette

Following the decommitment of coveted recruit Kareem Ali, Maryland picks up versatile Majette to fill the void.

Cat Conti first female to referee Big 12 football game

Cat Conti first female to referee Big 12 football game

Conti has been a football official since 2000, working her way up from the high school level.

Nationals issue ‘presidential pardon’ for fans to attend weekday afternoon games

Nationals issue ‘presidential pardon’ for fans to attend weekday afternoon games

Print it out, show it to your boss and you’re good to go.

German players partied so hard, they broke World Cup

German players partied so hard, they broke World Cup

How it broke and who is to blame, however, remains a mystery.

Garrett Richards’s four-seam fastball

Garrett Richards’s four-seam fastball

His fastball ranges from 94.8 to 96.3 mph, earning him the fastest average for a heater in MLB.

Maria Kirilenko says she ended her engagement to Alex Ovechkin

Maria Kirilenko says she ended her engagement to Alex Ovechkin

Kirilenko wishes the Capitals star continued athletic success.

Tony Dungy says he wouldn’t have drafted Michael Sam

Tony Dungy says he wouldn’t have drafted Michael Sam

Former coach, now an NBC analyst, says “It’s not going to be totally smooth … things will happen.’’

England captain Steven Gerrard announces retirement from international soccer

England captain Steven Gerrard announces retirement from international soccer

Midfielder was a mainstay for Three Lions since 2000, played in six major tournaments.