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Amid little fanfare, RGIII begins fourth training camp with Redskins

On a sparsely attended first day of practices in Richmond, Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III says his focus is on doing ‘what I can do to be the best player for this team.’

RGIII evokes hope, change

COLUMN | Redskins quarterback creates an irresistible urge to long for something great, but signs of growth need to complement the nostalgic pull.

Big Ten is feeling chesty after Ohio State’s national title

The Buckeyes’ supsension of four players for its season opener doesn’t dampen optimism for the season.

Will Nats finally be as good as they think they are?

COLUMN | With the addition of Jonathan Papelbon and the return of injured players, it’s time to find out if Washington is really the best team in baseball.

Jul 30, 2015; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) wipes away sweat during training camp at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Due process is the real issue

COLUMN | The case made by Roger Goodell against Tom Brady raises questions about the integrity and fairness of the league’s system of discipline.

Watch J.J. Watt crush home runs at the Astros’ ballpark

Watch J.J. Watt crush home runs at the Astros’ ballpark

There’s really very little he can’t do.

Josh Smith clarifies comments he made last week about this season being “harder” on his family

Josh Smith clarifies comments he made last week about this season being “harder” on his family

Smith says his comments last week were about family life, not money.

Carlos Gomez finally does get traded — to Astros, not Mets

Carlos Gomez finally does get traded — to Astros, not Mets

The outfielder, along with pitcher Mike Fiers, goes to Houston in exchange for four prospects.

Comeback falls just short as Orioles are defeated by Detroit, 9-8

Comeback falls just short as Orioles are defeated by Detroit, 9-8

As the trade deadline looms, the games continue. And the Orioles lose despite a strong showing by their bullpen.

Experienced Kastles roll to their fifth straight World Team Tennis conference title

Experienced Kastles roll to their fifth straight World Team Tennis conference title

Washington pastes Philadelphia — and impresses visiting team owner Billie Jean King — to reach Sunday’s championship match.

Hawks’ Mike Scott, former U-Va. star, charged with felony drug possession

Hawks’ Mike Scott, former U-Va. star, charged with felony drug possession

The former UVa forward was in a car driven by his brother that was found to have over an ounce of marijuana, plus several grams of MDMA, in it.

Redskins place backup linebacker Ja’Gared Davis on the non-football injury list

Redskins place backup linebacker Ja’Gared Davis on the non-football injury list

Backup linebacker Ja’Gared Davis, who spent time on the Redskins’ practice squad last season, has been placed on the on the non-football injury list.

Jets’ Sheldon Richardson arrested for driving 143 mph, trying to evade cops with child in the car

Jets’ Sheldon Richardson arrested for driving 143 mph, trying to evade cops with child in the car

The defensive end is already starting the season on a four-game suspension because of a substance-abuse violation.

After a rough start, Tiger Woods scrambles to 3-under 68 at Quicken Loans National

After a rough start, Tiger Woods scrambles to 3-under 68 at Quicken Loans National

Host finds his groove at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club to finish five behind co-leaders Retief Goosen and Ryo Ishikawa.

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RGIII evokes hope, change

RGIII evokes hope, change

COLUMN | Redskins quarterback creates an irresistible urge to long for something great, but signs of growth need to complement the nostalgic pull.

Golf’s youth movement encounters some obstacles at Quicken Loans National

Golf’s youth movement encounters some obstacles at Quicken Loans National

Co-leader Retief Goosen, Ernie Els and Justin Leonard draw on Presidents Cup experience at RTJ to start strong.

Big Ten is feeling chesty after Ohio State’s national title

Big Ten is feeling chesty after Ohio State’s national title

The Buckeyes’ supsension of four players for its season opener doesn’t dampen optimism for the season.

TV and radio listings: July 31

TV and radio listings: July 31

Your daily guide to sports on television and radio.

Big Ten media days: Entering Year 2 in the Big Ten, Maryland relishes familiarity

Big Ten media days: Entering Year 2 in the Big Ten, Maryland relishes familiarity

Terps hope to exceed expectations and build upon last season’s seven-win total.

Amid little fanfare, RGIII begins fourth training camp with Redskins

Amid little fanfare, RGIII begins fourth training camp with Redskins

On a sparsely attended first day of practices in Richmond, Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III says his focus is on doing ‘what I can do to be the best player for this team.’

Eagles’ Brandon Graham says Tim Tebow will make the team and ‘play a lot’

Eagles’ Brandon Graham says Tim Tebow will make the team and ‘play a lot’

The linebacker apparently is impressed by what he has seen from the comeback-minded quarterback.

Observations from Day 1 of Redskins training camp

Observations from Day 1 of Redskins training camp

The Washington Redskins had their first practice of training camp Thursday afternoon, and the body of work looked basically like that of a group of players that hasn’t done anything in a group setting in about six weeks.

Surfer somehow survives massive wipeout off Tahitian wave

Surfer somehow survives massive wipeout off Tahitian wave

In fact, Niccolo Porcella is ready to hit the wave again -- maybe just not literally this time.

Gilbert Arenas offers thoughtful take on former rival LeBron James

Gilbert Arenas offers thoughtful take on former rival LeBron James

Arenas says James isn’t selfish enough to be a No. 1 option.

David Price takes coveted arm to Toronto, as Blue Jays cash in prospects for playoff shot

David Price takes coveted arm to Toronto, as Blue Jays cash in prospects for playoff shot

The Jays landed the top arm in the trade market, but had to part with some of their top prospects to do so.

Mo’ne Davis laments lack of women’s sports coverage on television

Mo’ne Davis laments lack of women’s sports coverage on television

According to one study, there’s less coverage given to women’s sports than 25 years ago.

Ohio State suspends Joey Bosa, three others for opener (updated)

Ohio State suspends Joey Bosa, three others for opener (updated)

Defending champions open season Sept. 7.

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Will Nats finally be as good as they think they are?

Will Nats finally be as good as they think they are?

COLUMN | With the addition of Jonathan Papelbon and the return of injured players, it’s time to find out if Washington is really the best team in baseball.

Capitals sign second-rounder Jonas Siegenthaler to entry-level deal

Capitals sign second-rounder Jonas Siegenthaler to entry-level deal

Washington valued the Swiss defenseman enough to trade up five picks to select him last month.

Adam Silver wants NBA to hold regular season games in Africa

Adam Silver wants NBA to hold regular season games in Africa

The NBA has already held regular season games in Japan, Mexico and Britain.

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Redskins 2015 Training Camp

Redskins 2015 Training Camp

The Redskins open their 2015 training camp in Richmond.

Scherzer strong-arms Miami

Scherzer strong-arms Miami

Drew Storen pitches a scoreless eighth and Jonathan Papelbon blanks the Marlins in the ninth for his first save with the Nats to back Max Scherzer’s start.

Adding David Price won’t help Blue Jays catch Yankees in AL East

Adding David Price won’t help Blue Jays catch Yankees in AL East

Toronto has a 34 percent chance at making the playoffs

Ohio State marching band’s parody songbook mocks Holocaust victims

Ohio State marching band’s parody songbook mocks Holocaust victims

Details about the book are only now becoming known.

Jonathan Papelbon is latest on list of D.C. athletes you hated to love

Jonathan Papelbon is latest on list of D.C. athletes you hated to love

Some guys are just really hard to root for, no matter the reason.

Centreville DL Christian Brooks takes growing football recruitment in stride

Centreville DL Christian Brooks takes growing football recruitment in stride

After putting his recruitment on pause for the summer while serving as camp counselor, the senior defensive end will look to narrow down his college list.

D.C. United news and notes

D.C. United news and notes

DCU’s “all-stars,” several injury updates, other player status, this weekend’s TV and referee.

Dads get in free on Georgetown’s Dad Bod Day

Dads get in free on Georgetown’s Dad Bod Day

Hoyas will show their appreciation for dads on Sept. 7.

Little kid gets hugged, not decked, after sneaking up on Ronda Rousey

Rousey is getting lots of love in Brazil, despite that the UFC champ is there to beat up one of the country’s own.

Blue Jays land trade deadline prize David Price

Blue Jays land trade deadline prize David Price

In return, the Tigers are reportedly getting Blue Jays pitching prospect Daniel Norris.

Finally healthy, Jordan Reed aiming to have a big impact this season

Finally healthy, Jordan Reed aiming to have a big impact this season

Reed has proven himself to be one of the more dangerous tight ends in the league, but remaining healthy has been a challenge.

Papelbon won’t break Rivera’s record

Papelbon won’t break Rivera’s record

FANCY STATS | The new Nats pitcher said he wants to continue to close because he wants to break the legendary closer’s saves record.

RGIII says he’s physically fit, confident as training camp opens

RGIII says he’s physically fit, confident as training camp opens

Amid growing tide of skepticism, Redskins QB Robert Griffin III says he’s focused, optimistic and “on board” with Jay Gruden.

Michael Wilbon does a cruel Drew Storen impression

Michael Wilbon does a cruel Drew Storen impression

On “Pardon the Interruption,” Tony Kornheiser says bringing in Papelbon was the smart thing to do.

Roger Federer pulls out of Rogers Cup to concentrate on U.S. Open

Roger Federer pulls out of Rogers Cup to concentrate on U.S. Open

The 17-time Grand Slam winner wants to be in “top shape.“

Redskins training camp 2015: The complete guide

Redskins training camp 2015: The complete guide

The practice schedule, directions, tips to get around Richmond and more resources for anyone planning to attend between July 29 and Aug. 17.

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Due process is the real issue

Due process is the real issue

COLUMN | The case made by Roger Goodell against Tom Brady raises questions about the integrity and fairness of the league’s system of discipline.

F.P. Santangelo defends Jonathan Papelbon against his haters

F.P. Santangelo defends Jonathan Papelbon against his haters

MASN analyst says Nats fans should welcome the closer with open arms.

Robert Griffin III speaks on first day of training camp

Robert Griffin III speaks on first day of training camp

The quarterback faces reporters as Washington’s three-week stay in Richmond begins.

Five pitchers who could follow Cole Hamels in being dealt before trade deadline

Five pitchers who could follow Cole Hamels in being dealt before trade deadline

With Hamels heading to the Rangers, these five pitchers are still available and could possibly make an impact for a contending team.

Nats-Marlins series finale

Nats-Marlins series finale

DISCUSSION THREAD | Max Scherzer gets the win and Papelbon notches his first save as a National.

Previewing the Washington Mystics’ game vs. the San Antonio Stars

Previewing the Washington Mystics’ game vs. the San Antonio Stars

The Mystics boast a fully healthy roster and the longest winning streak in the WNBA.

SMU men’s basketball program and Coach Larry Brown reportedly facing serious NCAA charges

SMU men’s basketball program and Coach Larry Brown reportedly facing serious NCAA charges

This is the third time a Brown-led program has faced major NCAA charges.