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Running in different directions

In less than two seasons, the Dallas Cowboys have transformed an anemic rushing offense into the best in the NFL, while Alfred Morris (pictured) and the Redskins’ running game has struggled.

Alone, together in D-League

As the NBA moves closer to a true farm system, the Wizards and 12 other teams share an unusual partnership.

Capitals let it slide in Calgary

The Capitals take advantage of an off-day on their three-game road trip to western canada to take part in a curling excursion at the Calgary Curling Club.

The secrets of their success

COLUMN | At World Series, some ask, “Why aren’t the Nats here?” The answers can be found in the teams that are.

SILVER SPRING, MD - OCTOBER 13:
Nolan Axenfeld, a DeMatha soccer player who has committed to play at Virginia Tech, suffered a concussion this summer, and poses on a pitch near his home October 13, 2014 in Silver Spring, MD.
(Photo by Katherine Frey/The Washington Post)

After concussion, when do you play?

BOYS’ SOCCER | A senior at DeMatha and a Virginia Tech recruit, Nolan Axenfeld has had to sit out this season because of a concussion he suffered in June.

Manning, Sanders give Broncos a charge

Manning, Sanders give Broncos a charge

Emmanuel Sanders and Peyton Manning hook up for three touchdown passes as Denver repels visiting San Diego, 35-21, to extend its lead in the AFC West to 1 1/2 games.

Andrew Hawkins’ son fails to say Dad is his favorite player, suffers the consequences

Andrew Hawkins’ son fails to say Dad is his favorite player, suffers the consequences

The Browns wide receiver lays down some tough (but amusing) love via Instagram.

Titans’ new quarterback is quite the face of the franchise

Titans’ new quarterback is quite the face of the franchise

Zach Mettenberger’s new look may or may not inspire the troops.

Hokies blown away by Hurricanes

Hokies blown away by Hurricanes

Miami dominates Virginia Tech, sending Hokies to fourth loss in sixth game and third loss at home.

You won’t believe the line this golfer took to sink a three-foot putt

You won’t believe the line this golfer took to sink a three-foot putt

A Scotsman made things much harder, but infinitely more impressive, than they needed to be.

Steve Nash is out for the season

Steve Nash is out for the season

The veteran point guard is dealing with a back injury, putting his playing career in doubt.

Reed lifts Falcons to WCAC title

Reed lifts Falcons to WCAC title

FIELD HOCKEY | Taylor Reed scores both goals as Good Counsel tops St. John’s to win its second straight league championship.

Alone, together in D-League

Alone, together in D-League

As the NBA moves closer to a true farm system, the Wizards and 12 other teams share an unusual partnership.

Capitals let it slide in Calgary

Capitals let it slide in Calgary

The Capitals take advantage of an off-day on their three-game road trip to western canada to take part in a curling excursion at the Calgary Curling Club.

Terps notes: Logan’s practice reps go up

Terps notes: Logan’s practice reps go up

After making his season debut against Iowa last week, linebacker Abner Logan progressed in practice this week. Also, Caleb Rowe’s knee surgery is slated for Friday.

Clippers player gets faked off the court by Suns’ Eric Bledsoe

Clippers player gets faked off the court by Suns’ Eric Bledsoe

Jared Cunningham has a moment YouTube will never let him forget. Added bonus: In a separate moment at the same game, new Clippers owner Steve Ballmer loses his mind.

See why this is being widely hailed as the goal of the year

See why this is being widely hailed as the goal of the year

Tottenham’s Erik Lamela hits the back of the net with a strike that leaves everyone else on the pitch stunned.

Running in different directions

Running in different directions

In less than two seasons, the Dallas Cowboys have transformed an anemic rushing offense into the best in the NFL, while Alfred Morris (pictured) and the Redskins’ running game has struggled.

Bryan Minniti, former Nationals assistant GM, hired by Diamondbacks

Bryan Minniti, former Nationals assistant GM, hired by Diamondbacks

Minniti served as a Nationals assistant general manager for five years and takes on the same title in Arizona.

Royals, Giants prove ace staffs are not prerequisite to world titles

Royals, Giants prove ace staffs are not prerequisite to world titles

One of these teams is going to win the World Series with plenty of holes in its rotation

Why the Royals’ bullpen is an advantage but not start of a trend

Why the Royals’ bullpen is an advantage but not start of a trend

Having three dominant relievers gives Kansas City a huge edge in the late innings, but it’s a difficult model to replicate.

Ned Yost: Just sharp enough?

Ned Yost: Just sharp enough?

The Royals manager gets second-guessed plenty; he’s also three wins from a world championship

Losing the DH might not favor the Giants

Losing the DH might not favor the Giants

Royals’ deeper bench might actually give them an advantage playing by National League rules

After concussion, when do you play?

After concussion, when do you play?

BOYS’ SOCCER | A senior at DeMatha and a Virginia Tech recruit, Nolan Axenfeld has had to sit out this season because of a concussion he suffered in June.

Jason Hatcher: Redskins fans hate the Cowboys more than Cowboys fans hate the Redskins

Jason Hatcher: Redskins fans hate the Cowboys more than Cowboys fans hate the Redskins

Former Dallas lineman and current Washington lineman has a perspective on the rivalry.

Here are some awkward images of One Direction wearing American sports jerseys

Here are some awkward images of One Direction wearing American sports jerseys

Actually, not all of them are wearing them. Harry Styles is just holding his and pouting.

Maryland girls’ soccer bracket breakdown

Maryland girls’ soccer bracket breakdown

GIRLS’ SOCCER | A region-by-region breakdown of each of the four Maryland state tournaments, highlighting the top teams and best potential matchups.

Injury report: Griffin limited in practice

Injury report: Griffin limited in practice

Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III was limited in Thursday’s practice as he works his way back from the ankle injury that has sidelined him the past five weeks.

Is Dallas Week dead?

Is Dallas Week dead?

Yet again, people are wondering whether the Dallas-Washington rivalry has reached a low point

Ronda Rousey to fight Cat Zingano at UFC 182 in January

Ronda Rousey to fight Cat Zingano at UFC 182 in January

The undefeated bantamweight champion seems pretty excited about the match-up, judging from statements she made on her Instagram account.

Eagles, Stags ready to get after it

Eagles, Stags ready to get after it

FOOTBALL | No. 3 Gonzaga and No. 10 DeMatha bounced back well from losses. Saturday they square off with second place in the WCAC on the line.

Glenn Healy brings Alex Ovechkin’s mom into debate about whether he’s coachable

Glenn Healy brings Alex Ovechkin’s mom into debate about whether he’s coachable

“He is not a coachable player and the numbers just don’t lie.“

Chris Jericho says CM Punk hasn’t spoken to him since Punk left the WWE in January

Chris Jericho says CM Punk hasn’t spoken to him since Punk left the WWE in January

“It’s kind of a drag,” Jericho said, while discussing the sad state of his friendship with the ex-pro wrestler.

Column

Who is the real McCoy?

Who is the real McCoy?

COLUMN | Colt McCoy will get to show what he’s learned as much as what he has; for NFL quarterbacks, that matters more.

NHL reschedules postponed Ottawa Senators vs. Toronto Maples Leafs game for Nov. 9

NHL reschedules postponed Ottawa Senators vs. Toronto Maples Leafs game for Nov. 9

The game, which was to take place on Wednesday in Ottawa, was canceled after the shootings that resulted in the death of one soldier.

Nationals to hold NatsFest on Dec. 13

The event will return to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

Patriots want a winning streak

Patriots want a winning streak

FOOTBALL | Yorktown will shoot for its first two-game winning streak of the season when it travels to Chantilly on Friday.

Span, LaRoche named NL Gold Glove Award finalists

Span, LaRoche named NL Gold Glove Award finalists

Span has never won the award and has been nominated twice, while LaRoche claimed the trophy in 2012.

Hatcher downplays return to Dallas

Hatcher downplays return to Dallas

Redskins DE Jason Hatcher spent the first eight years of his career with the Cowboys, but he insists Monday’s meeting has no additional importance.

Atoms, Spartans on the upswing

Atoms, Spartans on the upswing

FOOTBALL | Annandale host West Springfield on Friday night in a game between teams vying for second place in Virginia Conference 7.

Lakers’ Jeanie Buss: Only ‘a loser’ wouldn’t want to play with Kobe Bryant

Lakers’ Jeanie Buss: Only ‘a loser’ wouldn’t want to play with Kobe Bryant

An owner steps up to defend superstar as the season is set to open.

Manny Pacquiao plays pro basketball ahead of next fight, angering just about everyone

Manny Pacquiao plays pro basketball ahead of next fight, angering just about everyone

WBO welterweight champ risks ankle injury to play seven scoreless minutes in Philippines pro league.

Redskins could have three starting QBs for the first time since 2002

Redskins could have three starting QBs for the first time since 2002

It would only be the seventh such season since 1948, a span of 67 seasons.

Weekly fantasy football: Nick Foles and Doug Baldwin are great values in Week 8

Weekly fantasy football: Nick Foles and Doug Baldwin are great values in Week 8

Each week, Brendan Darr will give you players to start in your weekly fantasy football league.

Lakers should still fall short of playoffs with a healthy Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash. Here’s why.

Lakers should still fall short of playoffs with a healthy Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash. Here’s why.

The Lakers went 27-55 during the 2013-14 season and ranked at or near the bottom of the league in more than a few of the Four Factors.

Wildcats, Bruins try to stay perfect

Wildcats, Bruins try to stay perfect

FOOTBALL | Two teams with prolific offenses go toe to toe as No. 15 Arundel hosts Broadneck Friday with the top spot in Anne Arundel County on the line.

Maryland’s Brian Stewart, Wisconsin’s Gary Andersen go way back

Maryland’s Brian Stewart, Wisconsin’s Gary Andersen go way back

The Terrapins defensive coordinator once lived with the Wisconsin head coach, and now will try to stop his offense.

NFL players’ new ‘NO MORE’ domestic violence PSAs will debut during Broncos-Chargers game

NFL players’ new ‘NO MORE’ domestic violence PSAs will debut during Broncos-Chargers game

Eli Manning, Jason Witten, others speak out in new ad.

Nationals Q&A: Got a question?

In the return of our question-and-answer, we’ll answer the best questions about the Nationals.

Brees vs. Rodgers: Two elite QBs on different paths in 2014

Brees vs. Rodgers: Two elite QBs on different paths in 2014

New Orleans is 2-4 and Brees is the NFL’s 17th-rated passer entering Sunday night’s matchup with MVP candidate Rodgers and 5-2 Green Bay.

Open locker room: Thursday news from Redskins Park

Open locker room: Thursday news from Redskins Park

Jason Hatcher on his return, Keenan Robinson on DeMarco Murray and more.

Here’s who should make the NBA playoffs this season

Here’s who should make the NBA playoffs this season

The Cavaliers added the best player in the NBA (LeBron James) and Kevin Love, making them the team to beat in the East.

Jets Coach Rex Ryan pranks Bills’ Sammy Watkins on conference call with reporters

Jets Coach Rex Ryan pranks Bills’ Sammy Watkins on conference call with reporters

Ryan posed as a reporter, asked rookie from Clemson about playing on the same team as his son.