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Don’t bring RGIII back too soon

COLUMN | Washington doesn’t need short-term gains from its quarterback so much as it needs them in the long term.

McCoy named starting quarterback against Dallas

Robert Griffin III isn’t ruled out, and will increase workload Wednesday. Gruden says he “still has a long way to go,” however.

Horses, hockey . . . and curling

While horse show occupies Verizon Center, Capitals head west seeking wins and team-bonding.

Change suits Giants well

In 2010, Tim Lincecum started Game 1 of the World Series. Now, he may not pitch. That and other changes define the Giants.

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 04:  Bryce Harper #34, Denard Span #2 and Jayson Werth #28 of the Washington Nationals look on during a pitching change in the twelfth inning against the San Francisco Giants during Game Two of the National League Division Series at Nationals Park on October 4, 2014 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Positional review: The outfield

In the fourth installment of our five-part series, we take stock of the Nationals’ outfield.

McCoy named starting quarterback against Dallas

McCoy named starting quarterback against Dallas

Robert Griffin III isn’t ruled out, and will increase workload Wednesday. Gruden says he “still has a long way to go,” however.

Kai Forbath says FedEx Field is the toughest NFL venue he’s kicked in

Kai Forbath says FedEx Field is the toughest NFL venue he’s kicked in

Redskins kicker says the wind and playing surface combine to make FedEx Field the trickiest stadium he’s dealt with.

Panthers find their ‘mojo’ on streak

Panthers find their ‘mojo’ on streak

FOOTBALL | Patuxent has won five straight games — and two over 2013 Maryland 3A region finalists — to turn its season around.

Horses, hockey . . . and curling

Horses, hockey <span>. . .</span> and curling

While horse show occupies Verizon Center, Capitals head west seeking wins and team-bonding.

Chesapeake rules Pasadena again

Chesapeake rules Pasadena again

FOOTBALL | Tyler Davis runs for 168 yards on 23 carries to lead the Cougars to a 24-0 victory over Northeast.

Here is how the Royals can neutralize Giants rookie Joe Panik

Here is how the Royals can neutralize Giants rookie Joe Panik

Rookie is doing it all for the San Francisco Giants, but he does have a weakness.

Despite poor performance, the Redskins will miss Brian Orakpo on defense. Here’s why.

Despite poor performance, the Redskins will miss Brian Orakpo on defense. Here’s why.

Only four outside linebackers playing in 3-4 defensive scheme have stopped the run as much or more than Orakpo

Here’s Prince Harry attempting to play rugby

Here’s Prince Harry attempting to play rugby

The 30-year-old royal is gearing up for next year’s rugby World Cup, which Britain will host.

Harrison gives Stags a boost

Harrison gives Stags a boost

FOOTBALL | Maryland recruit Lorenzo Harrison, a junior at DeMatha, is back from an elbow injury and in midseason form.

Rams, Raiders reportedly are ready to move to L.A., but NFL says ‘not so fast’

Rams, Raiders reportedly are ready to move to L.A., but NFL says ‘not so fast’

Someone, it seems, is going to be playing in Los Angeles.

Patriot finishes strong vs. Stonewall

Patriot finishes strong vs. Stonewall

FOOTBALL | Nick Mathews, the area’s leading receiver, and his teammates start playing ‘Patriot Pioneer football’ in win.

Watch Brenda Frese and Mark Turgeon dance at Maryland Madness

Watch Brenda Frese and Mark Turgeon dance at Maryland Madness

Turgeon’s got moves. (Okay not really.)

Colt McCoy shoots deer target at Redskins Park

Colt McCoy shoots deer target at Redskins Park

Redskins Park is about to get a little more country.

Orakpo out for the season

Orakpo out for the season

Redskins outside linebacker Brian Orakpo, who’d been struggling to get to the quarterback this season, tore a pectoral muscle.

Laich to miss three games

Laich to miss three games

Capitals forward Brooks Laich, who suffered left shoulder injury Saturday vs. Florida, will be placed onto short-term injured reserve.

New Zealand junior rugby team’s haka creates stir, as Australian team makes display of its own

New Zealand junior rugby team’s haka creates stir, as Australian team makes display of its own

Australian media deemed this version of the traditional Maori dance as “one of the most aggressive of all time.“

Avery Bradley, Rudy Gay and three other NBA players who will be overpaid this season

Avery Bradley, Rudy Gay and three other NBA players who will be overpaid this season

Using win shares per 48 minutes, we can assess which players are overpaid for their projected production

Column

Don’t bring RGIII back too soon

Don’t bring RGIII back too soon

COLUMN | Washington doesn’t need short-term gains from its quarterback so much as it needs them in the long term.

Junior college point guard Jaylen Brantley commits to Maryland

Former Marshall signee Brantley gives Terrapins first commit in class of 2015.

Gwynn Park shows ‘no quit’ in rally

Gwynn Park shows ‘no quit’ in rally

FOOTBALL | The Yellow Jackets still have hopes of joining the playoff picture after coming back to beat Surrattsville, 33-32.

Positional review: The outfield

Positional review: The outfield

In the fourth installment of our five-part series, we take stock of the Nationals’ outfield.

Video

Top Football Plays 2014, Episode 8

Top Football Plays 2014, Episode 8

Host B.J. Koubaroulis runs through the top plays from the week of football in the D.C., Maryland and Virginia area.

Redskins-Titans: Five observations

Redskins-Titans: Five observations

The Redskins pull off a comeback victory, and Mike Jones shares observations on the quarterbacks, young players who stood out ... and more.

Lionel Messi refuses to be subbed out, Barcelona coach calls Neymar to sideline instead

Lionel Messi refuses to be subbed out, Barcelona coach calls Neymar to sideline instead

When you’re as good as Messi, who’s just two goals shy of an all-time La Liga record, you can do what you want.

Redskins quarterback vs. Cowboys should ‘definitely’ be Colt McCoy, Chris Cooley says

Radio analyst says Robert Griffin III still isn’t putting 100 percent of his weight on his ankle

After slow start, DuVal dominates

After slow start, DuVal dominates

FOOTBALL | The Tigers are on a four-game winning streak and in playoff position after beginning the season with three losses.

Andrew Luck has the best chance at breaking Peyton Manning’s record. Here’s why.

Andrew Luck has the best chance at breaking Peyton Manning’s record. Here’s why.

Luck’s ability and youth give him best chance at 600 passing touchdowns over his career.

Who’s hot, who’s not in local college soccer

Who’s hot, who’s not in local college soccer

The Maryland Terrapins men’s team upset Indiana and the Virginia Cavaliers women remain once-beaten.

Judge says FIFA World Cup corruption report can’t be released in full because of ‘legal reasons’

Judge says FIFA World Cup corruption report can’t be released in full because of ‘legal reasons’

Hans-Joachim Eckert tried to play down dissension within FIFA’s ranks and promises redacted “statement” on report will be released next month.

Indian footballer dies when attempt at a Miroslav Klose somersault goes wrong

Peter Biaksangzuala had been hospitalized with spinal injuries.

Here is when Kirk Cousins lost the Redskins’ fan base

Here is when Kirk Cousins lost the Redskins’ fan base

Based on Twitter mentions, fans also are starting to turn on Coach Jay Gruden, whose fortunes seem to be tied to Cousins.

Former Redskins quarterback Billy Kilmer curses on air when talking about the Cowboys

Kilmer might be in his ‘70s, but he’s still fired up for Dallas.

Switch propels Marriotts Ridge

Switch propels Marriotts Ridge

FOOTBALL | The Mustangs crafted the perfect defensive plan against Glenelg’s power running game.

Will Royals stay on Rockies’ path?

Will Royals stay on Rockies’ path?

Kansas City hopes to extend its roll one step further than Colorado in 2007.

Royals rookie Terrance Gore thinks he’s faster than Usain Bolt -- and he’s probably right

After all, what does the sprinter know about baserunning?

Walter Johnson, Wheaton earn long-awaited ‘W’s’

Walter Johnson, Wheaton earn long-awaited ‘W’s’

FOOTBALL | With losing skids dating back to last season, Walter Johnson and Wheaton both picked up wins on Friday.

Kings’ Slava Voynov suspended indefinitely by NHL after domestic violence arrest

Kings’ Slava Voynov suspended indefinitely by NHL after domestic violence arrest

League acts quickly, citing collective bargaining agreement.

Watch the Redskins’ Kirk Cousins hang his head, repeatedly

Watch the Redskins’ Kirk Cousins hang his head, repeatedly

Lots of people were talking about Kirk Cousins’s body language on Sunday. It was poor.

Washington’s running game still not up to snuff

Washington’s running game still not up to snuff

Pro Bowl running back Alfred Morris yet to post a 100-yard game through the season’s first seven games as Redskins prepare for surging 6-1 Dallas Cowboys.

More easy passage for No. 1 Northwest

More easy passage for No. 1 Northwest

FOOTBALL TOP 20 | The Jaguars keep the top spot in The Post’s ranking after a 57-0 win. Arundel joins the top 15.

Life as a Kansas City Royals fan

Life as a Kansas City Royals fan

I grew up with the Royals, then became a sportswriter and started covering the NBA. This World Series, I’m experiencing the fun part of being a fan.

Archie Manning takes leave of absence from College Football Playoff Committee (updated)

Archie Manning takes leave of absence from College Football Playoff Committee (updated)

Father of Peyton and Eli Manning reportedly has had complications from knee-replacement surgery.

NHL power rankings: Pittsburgh Penguins at the top, Buffalo Sabres worse than expected

NHL power rankings: Pittsburgh Penguins at the top, Buffalo Sabres worse than expected

Sidney Crosby has at least one point in each of Pittsburgh’s first four games

Change suits Giants well

Change suits Giants well

In 2010, Tim Lincecum started Game 1 of the World Series. Now, he may not pitch. That and other changes define the Giants.