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What is it about Strasburg that makes baseball observers see red?

COLUMN | Nationals pitcher’s mental makeup doesn’t match his physical gifts, but he deserves time to grow.

Harper’s hot streak is even crazier than you think

Nationals slugger Bryce Harper can’t stop hitting home runs.

First look at Finals matchup

FANCY STATS | The Warriors and Cavs rank first and second in net points per 100 possessions in the playoffs.

Leonsis defends Wizards’ use of analytics

All indications are the Wizards will join the NBA’s trend of pace-and-space and more three-pointers next season.

Blatter: ‘I can’t monitor everyone’

FIFA President Sepp Blatter offers a tepid defense for apparently not recognizing the rampant culture of wrongdoing under his reign.

FIFA chief Sepp Blatter: ‘More bad news’ possible for world soccer

FIFA chief Sepp Blatter: ‘More bad news’ possible for world soccer

But Blatter was expected to remain at the helm amid “unprecedented” corruption allegations.

Klay Thompson had a concussion, just as everyone suspected

Klay Thompson had a concussion, just as everyone suspected

Symptoms developed on the way home after Warriors’ game.

Three reasons why DeSean Jackson erred in skipping Redskins offseason workouts

Three reasons why DeSean Jackson erred in skipping Redskins offseason workouts

Redskins coach downplayed DeSean Jackson’s absence from off-season workouts, but the passing game may pay the price

Bulls fire Tom Thibodeau and anything but quiet about why

Bulls fire Tom Thibodeau and anything but quiet about why

Thibodeau looked good on paper to the Bulls, but apparently he didn’t fit in well.

Houston Astros, baseball’s biggest surprise

Houston Astros, baseball’s biggest surprise

Mired in problems for years, the Astros have the best record in the American League.

More on Max Scherzer’s dominance at the mound, proficiency at the plate

More on Max Scherzer’s dominance at the mound, proficiency at the plate

Scherzer, obsessed with improvement, shined again Wednesday.

After trade from Calgary, a ‘roller-coaster’ stint for Curtis Glencross

After trade from Calgary, a ‘roller-coaster’ stint for Curtis Glencross

After notching six points in his first seven games, Glencross finished the season scratched while the Capitals got eliminated.

Blatter: ‘I can’t monitor everyone’

Blatter: ‘I can’t monitor everyone’

FIFA President Sepp Blatter offers a tepid defense for apparently not recognizing the rampant culture of wrongdoing under his reign.

Irene Pollin didn’t like The Post’s ‘D.C. Falling’ headline

Irene Pollin didn’t like The Post’s ‘D.C. Falling’ headline

Former owner of the Caps and Wizards responds to overly critical Washington sportswriters.

Harper’s hot streak is even crazier than you think

Harper’s hot streak is even crazier than you think

Nationals slugger Bryce Harper can’t stop hitting home runs.

‘King’ Felix Hernandez is earning his royal nickname this season

‘King’ Felix Hernandez is earning his royal nickname this season

Batters have just three hits -- all singles -- against his curve this season in 28 at bats plus 13 strikeouts.

First look at Finals matchup

First look at Finals matchup

FANCY STATS | The Warriors and Cavs rank first and second in net points per 100 possessions in the playoffs.

Visa, other FIFA sponsors may be Sepp Blatter’s biggest problem

Visa, other FIFA sponsors may be Sepp Blatter’s biggest problem

Follow the money. (It’ll lead you to sponsors.)

Nicklas Backstrom undergoes arthroscopic hip surgery

Nicklas Backstrom undergoes arthroscopic hip surgery

“Based on the nature of this procedure we are confident that Nick will be completely healthy prior to the start of the 2015-16 regular season,” a statement said.

Breaking down the Virginia softball region tournaments

Breaking down the Virginia softball region tournaments

The region softball playoffs begin this week in Virginia with a number of local teams poised to make runs toward a state title.

Alfred Morris ready for power rushing attack, competition

Alfred Morris ready for power rushing attack, competition

When he learned of the hiring of new offensive coach Bill Callahan and the plans to implement more power rushing plays into the Washington Redskins’ offense, Pro Bowl running back Alfred Morris liked what he heard.

No stranger to the deaf world, Victor Oladipo speaks at sister’s school

No stranger to the deaf world, Victor Oladipo speaks at sister’s school

The Maryland native and NBA guard visited Model Secondary School to talk about life and motivation.

Throwback Thursday: Senators play first night game in D.C. baseball history

On this day 74 years ago, D.C. saw its first night baseball game.

Casey Janssen shows his mettle

Casey Janssen shows his mettle

During Wednesday’s win over the Cubs, the veteran reliever displayed exactly why the Nationals signed him.

Bryce Harper and Matt Williams have their own special home run celebration

Bryce Harper and Matt Williams have their own special home run celebration

Even the manager is in on Harper’s handshakes.

Riley Curry steals show — and hearts — again with dad Steph Curry

Riley Curry steals show — and hearts — again with dad Steph Curry

Stephen Curry’s kid gets the MVP award. Seriously.

Taking a fresh look at the Redskins’ offense: Revisiting Week 1 against the Texans

Taking a fresh look at the Redskins’ offense: Revisiting Week 1 against the Texans

We’re taking a fresh look at 2014 games to see what we can learn about Washington’s tendencies, talent and execution. Here’s a review of Week 1.

Anonymous NBA player is reportedly ‘pretty sure’ Kevin Durant will join the Wizards

Anonymous NBA player is reportedly ‘pretty sure’ Kevin Durant will join the Wizards

Okay, it’s rumor-mongering, but it’s fun rumor-mongering, right?

TV and radio listings: May 28

TV and radio listings: May 28

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

D.C. United doesn’t have enough in reserve, drops 1-0 decision to Portland

D.C. United doesn’t have enough in reserve, drops 1-0 decision to Portland

Amid five matches in 15 days, Ben Olsen rested several regulars and turned to less-experienced players.

Warriors eliminate Rockets

Warriors eliminate Rockets

It wasn’t pretty but Golden State is headed back to the Finals for the first time since the Warriors won it all in 1975.

NHL is delivering all the conference-finals drama that the NBA didn’t

NHL is delivering all the conference-finals drama that the NBA didn’t

While basketball fans bemoan how boring their playoffs have been, hockey fans are reveling in a pair of Game 7s to determine who gets to play for the Stanley Cup.

Lacrosse: Loudoun Valley boys, Woodgrove girls claim Dulles titles

Lacrosse: Loudoun Valley boys, Woodgrove girls claim Dulles titles

LACROSSE | Andrew Cordani and Loudoun Valley outlast Woodgrove, 6-4. In the girls’ final, Woodgrove beats George Mason, 15-10.

Scherzer, Harper help Nats to ninth straight series win

Scherzer, Harper help Nats to ninth straight series win

Scherzer has been the National League’s most untouchable starting pitcher, Harper its most lethal hitter. Both lifted the Nationals to a 3-0 win over the Cubs.

Ray McDonald arrested for the second time this week

Ray McDonald arrested for the second time this week

The former 49er, who was just released by the Bears, was reportedly arrested on suspicion of violating a restraining order.

Track and field: Edison’s girls win their first region championship

Track and field: Edison’s girls win their first region championship

TRACK AND FIELD | Nicie Jenell Grier-Spratley helps lead the Eagles to the Va. 5A North title. Tuscarora finishes second in the boys’ meet.

Vikings coach on Adrian Peterson: ‘He can play for us or he can not play’

Vikings coach on Adrian Peterson: ‘He can play for us or he can not play’

Mike Zimmer speaks bluntly, as the standoff between Minnesota and the disgruntled running back continues.

In shadow of FIFA scandal, U.S. women stay focused on World Cup

In shadow of FIFA scandal, U.S. women stay focused on World Cup

Highly touted American side is one of the favorites in 24-team event, which kicks off next month in Canada.

Chris Davis homers twice to lift Orioles past Astros

Chris Davis homers twice to lift Orioles past Astros

Baltimore takes two of three in the series against the American League’s top team.

Shaq cracks self-deprecating joke about Ronda Rousey, walks into much funnier one

Shaq cracks self-deprecating joke about Ronda Rousey, walks into much funnier one

Needless to say, Charles Barkley was only too happy to lead the laughing at his TNT colleague.

FIFA scandal: A powerful organization and a popular sport are shaken

FIFA scandal: A powerful organization and a popular sport are shaken

A 47-count indictment unsealed by the Justice Department charges 14 men with racketeering, bribery, money laundering and fraud.

Anthony Rendon plays five innings, Doug Fister begins throwing

Anthony Rendon plays five innings, Doug Fister begins throwing

Rendon played five innings in Florida Wednesday, while Doug Fister and Sammy Solis began throwing in Potomac.

Jared Dudley calls Carmelo Anthony NBA’s most overrated, says ‘most guys don’t want to play with’ Kobe Bryant

Jared Dudley calls Carmelo Anthony NBA’s most overrated, says ‘most guys don’t want to play with’ Kobe Bryant

The Bucks forward was ready to dish about some of his NBA colleagues while visiting ESPN.

Nationals-Cubs discussion thread: Game 46

Nationals-Cubs discussion thread: Game 46

Discuss tonight’s showdown of aces -- Jon Lester and Max Scherzer -- here.

Jayson Werth to visit ‘his guy’ to have wrist evaluated

Jayson Werth to visit ‘his guy’ to have wrist evaluated

The Nationals left fielder will visit the doctor who has treated his wrist injuries throughout his career.

LeBron James: ‘I’m a guy who believes in unfinished business’

LeBron James: ‘I’m a guy who believes in unfinished business’

He is a one-man title contender, but James has been anything but mercenary in his second stint in Cleveland.

Watch the University of Oklahoma men’s golf team make some crazy trick shots

Judging from the video, every single member of the Sooners’ men’s golf team should join the PGA Tour immediately.

U.S.: Indictments are just the start of FIFA scrutiny

U.S.: Indictments are just the start of FIFA scrutiny

The indictments of 14 soccer figures allege decades of corruption, including a $10 million bribe to award the 2010 World Cup to South Africa and envelopes stuffed with cash to buy votes in a FIFA election.

Loudoun County makes plans to add varsity field hockey teams in 2016

Loudoun County makes plans to add varsity field hockey teams in 2016

In passing two measures, Loudoun County’s school board changes the system by which it recognizes sports and it approves field hockey.

Baseball: Stone Bridge Coach Sam Plank will make move to Riverside

Baseball: Stone Bridge Coach Sam Plank will make move to Riverside

BASEBALL | Sam Plank will have the opportunity to coach at teach at Riverside, a Loudoun County school that will open in the fall.

Mystics top Lynx in WNBA preseason, 89-63

Mystics top Lynx in WNBA preseason, 89-63

Tayler HIll, who is vying for a starting spot, scored a game-high 18 points.

Maryland baseball Coach John Szefc suspended for two NCAA tournament games

Maryland baseball Coach John Szefc suspended for two NCAA tournament games

NCAA levies punishment after Szefc was ejected from Sunday’s Big Ten Tournament title game against Michigan.