Even without Neymar, Messi, top clubs still a kick for fans

ON SOCCER | Barcelona and Chelsea bring pedigrees, if not all the stars, to Tuesday’s exhibition at FedEx Field.

USOC pulls Boston’s bid
to host ’24 Summer Games

With public support waning, mayor refuses to sign host city contract, and Olympic officials seek replacement.

Can Gruden, RGIII improve?

Development of Robert Griffin III in Year 2 of the coach-QB partnership tops story lines on eve of Redskins training camp.

Genuine Reward

‘Seabiscuit’ author helps save offspring of famous racehorse

The colt produced by 1980 Kentucky Derby winner Genuine Risk was put up for sale on Craigslist.

For GW basketball players, most meaningful part of workout is hitting the Wall

For GW basketball players, most meaningful part of workout is hitting the Wall

GW’s offseason workouts include twice-weekly trips to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Blue Jays stun baseball world, acquire Troy Tulowitzki from Rockies

Blue Jays stun baseball world, acquire Troy Tulowitzki from Rockies

Already hitting-rich Toronto sends Jose Reyes and prospects in exchange for the five-time all-star shortstop, plus reliever LaTroy Hawkins.

Ronda Rousey’s plan: ‘beat up’ MMA foes, film movie, ‘then go beat up the next chick’

Ronda Rousey’s plan: ‘beat up’ MMA foes, film movie, ‘then go beat up the next chick’

The UFC champ is sounding a lot like the action-movie characters she’s increasingly portraying.

Phil Jackson said he could ‘feel’ Kobe Bryant’s ‘hatred’ when he coached the Lakers guard

Phil Jackson said he could ‘feel’ Kobe Bryant’s ‘hatred’ when he coached the Lakers guard

The problems between the pair were apparently mostly smoothed out after Jackson returned to coach the team a second time in 2005.

Sam Querrey helps Kastles close out a win against Dream

Sam Querrey helps Kastles close out a win against Dream

Querrey’s win in the deciding set lifts Washington to a come-from-behind victory over California, its fifth straight.

Matt Wieters’s walk-off home run gives Orioles 2-1 win over Braves in 11 innings

Matt Wieters’s walk-off home run gives Orioles 2-1 win over Braves in 11 innings

The blast moved Baltimore to .500 and spoiled the return to Camden Yards of former Oriole Nick Markakis.

Arizona Cardinals make history by hiring female coaching intern

Arizona Cardinals make history by hiring female coaching intern

Jen Welter, a 14-year veteran of women’s football leagues, was also the first woman to play a non-kicking position in a men’s pro league.

Watch Ohio State’s Cardale Jones literally fall for a fake-mannequin prank

Watch Ohio State’s Cardale Jones literally fall for a fake-mannequin prank

The national championship-winning quarterback was among several Buckeyes pranked by OSU staffers.

NFL, NFLPA not yet bending in potential Brady settlement

NFL, NFLPA not yet bending in potential Brady settlement

The two sides continue discussions, but neither is willing to budge just yet.

With five sons of major leaguers, Nationals take a dip into the gene pool

With five sons of major leaguers, Nationals take a dip into the gene pool

It’s no coincidence, a scout says, as the team waits to see if the sons also rise to the major league level.

Mexico Coach Miguel Herrera accused of punching journalist after Gold Cup win

Mexico Coach Miguel Herrera accused of punching journalist after Gold Cup win

The incident allegedly occurred in a Philadelphia airport the day after Herrera’s team won the Gold Cup.

Werth set to rejoin Nats

Werth set to rejoin Nats

Left fielder has missed 61 games with a fractured left wrist, but after nine rehab games, he should be a big help during the team’s stretch run.

Vladimir Putin says Sepp Blatter ‘deserves the Nobel Prize’

Vladimir Putin says Sepp Blatter ‘deserves the Nobel Prize’

Somehow, that’s not as surprising as it should be.

Even without Neymar, Messi, top clubs still a kick for fans

Even without Neymar, Messi, top clubs still a kick for fans

ON SOCCER | Barcelona and Chelsea bring pedigrees, if not all the stars, to Tuesday’s exhibition at FedEx Field.

Mets trade for Tyler Clippard, ending Nationals’ pursuit

Mets trade for Tyler Clippard, ending Nationals’ pursuit

NL East rival ends hopes for a bullpen reunion.

USOC pulls Boston’s bid
to host ’24 Summer Games

USOC pulls Boston’s bid <br align='block'>to host ’24 Summer Games

With public support waning, mayor refuses to sign host city contract, and Olympic officials seek replacement.

Mark Turgeon gets his own ice cream flavor: Turge Turtle Crunch

Mark Turgeon gets his own ice cream flavor: Turge Turtle Crunch

The flavor has a vanilla bean base and is topped with chocolate syrup swirl, crushed salted almonds and vanilla wafers.

Towns eagerly awaits NBA lessons from groundbreaker Garnett

Towns eagerly awaits NBA lessons from groundbreaker Garnett

ON THE NBA | In Kevin Garnett, the Timberwolves rookie will have the ultimate tutor to expand his knowledge and become a prototypical big man for new NBA era.

Swaggy P finds his inner Gilbert Arenas for Drew League buzzer-beater

Nick Young was very pleased with himself after big shot.

Boston’s Olympic bid is over

Boston’s Olympic bid is over

USOC pulls the plug on Boston’s 2024 bid plans. Next up is likely to be Los Angeles, if there is a U.S. bid.

Strasburg to make rehab outing

Strasburg to make rehab outing

The Nationals’ right-hander will pitch on Wednesday, his first since straining his oblique on July 4.

Female sprinter with high testosterone level wins right to compete

Court of Arbitration for Sports points out “nature is not neat.“

J.J. Watt has close encounter of the Nae Nae kind with kids

Who’s more fun than J.J. Watt? (Don’t say Gronk.)

TV and radio listings: July 28

TV and radio listings: July 28

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

Can Gruden, RGIII improve?

Can Gruden, RGIII improve?

Development of Robert Griffin III in Year 2 of the coach-QB partnership tops story lines on eve of Redskins training camp.

Clippers now have two of the NBA’s best playmakers in Josh Smith and Chris Paul

Clippers now have two of the NBA’s best playmakers in Josh Smith and Chris Paul

They rank high in usage and efficiency with a very low turnover rate

Post-Deflategate rule changes undermine Brady’s punishment

Post-Deflategate rule changes undermine Brady’s punishment

The NFL seems to be shooting itself in the foot.

Baysox will wax fans on Back Hair Appreciation Night

Baysox will wax fans on Back Hair Appreciation Night

Shave the No. 15 into your back and get into Thursday’s game free.

‘Seabiscuit’ author helps save offspring of famous racehorse

‘Seabiscuit’ author helps save offspring of famous racehorse

The colt produced by 1980 Kentucky Derby winner Genuine Risk was put up for sale on Craigslist.

Hamels, Cueto, Price and the buzz on the MLB trade market

Hamels, Cueto, Price and the buzz on the MLB trade market

MLB’s non-waiver trade deadline is Friday. Some key players have already changed teams. Others will follow. Here’s what to expect.

ESPN could be sold directly to fans, Disney CEO says

ESPN could be sold directly to fans, Disney CEO says

But unbundling will raise the question of what the network is worth to viewers.

Anti-violence group supports return of Ray Rice to NFL

Anti-violence group supports return of Ray Rice to NFL

The real determining factor, though, will be whether he can still play.

Here’s what the Nats are exploring

Here’s what the Nats are exploring

Relievers and bench help appear to be among Washington’s interests at baseball’s Friday trade deadline.

After WWE cuts ties with Hogan, he asks why Obama can say N-word

After WWE cuts ties with Hogan, he asks why Obama can say N-word

The pro wrestler isn’t fading away quietly after reports that video existed of his using the racial slur.

McCoy confident he can be a starter

McCoy confident he can be a starter

The Redskins’ backup quarterback doesn’t think he’ll win the job from Robert Griffin III at training camp.

Monday kickaround: U.S. men’s and women’s national team updates

Monday kickaround: U.S. men’s and women’s national team updates

World Cup qualifier in St. Louis. Confederations Cup playoff at Rose Bowl. U.S. women to face Brazil twice. Darlington Nagbe’s status. Washington Spirit video.

Johansson asks for $4.75 million, Caps offer $3 million

Johansson asks for $4.75 million, Caps offer $3 million

The 24-year-old forward’s arbitration hearing is scheduled for Wednesday morning in Toronto.

MLB trade rumor roundup: David Price, Cole Hamels on the block

MLB trade rumor roundup: David Price, Cole Hamels on the block

It’s trade week, second only to shark week!

Steelers are rooting for Tom Brady to win DeflateGate appeal

Steelers are rooting for Tom Brady to win DeflateGate appeal

They want very much to face him and the Patriots in the season opener.

Eleanor Roosevelt’s Naji Marshall turns corner during impressive offseason

Eleanor Roosevelt’s Naji Marshall turns corner during impressive offseason

The rising junior earned his first Division I scholarship offers after impressing coaches during college basketball’s July live recruiting period.

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.

The top QB battles as NFL training camps open

The top QB battles as NFL training camps open

Will the Patriots have to prepare both Tom Brady and Jimmy Garoppolo to start the opener? That’s just one of many quarterback story lines as NFL players report to training camp.

Redskins’ common concepts: Four verticals

Redskins’ common concepts: Four verticals

Here’s a closer examination at one of the ideas that works well in Jay Gruden’s offense.

Arenas revives ‘Hibachi’ while winning prizes at a county fair

Arenas revives ‘Hibachi’ while winning prizes at a county fair

Former Wizards star Gilbert Arenas revives catchphrase while winning prizes at a county fair.

LeSean McCoy announces ‘Females Only’ party is open to everyone (except Hulk Hogan)

LeSean McCoy announces ‘Females Only’ party is open to everyone (except Hulk Hogan)

The Bills running back fires back at all those who mocked him for the creepy-sounding event.

Mike Trout hit a grand slam into an Angels fan’s ‘Trout Net’

Mike Trout hit a grand slam into an Angels fan’s ‘Trout Net’

The all-star had previously tossed balls into it from his centerfield position.

Match report, video: D.C. United storms back to defeat Philadelphia, 3-2

Match report, video: D.C. United storms back to defeat Philadelphia, 3-2

Alvaro Saborio, Nick DeLeon and Fabian Espindola score for MLS’s Eastern Conference leaders.