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Yost, Royals have all the right moves

Manager Ned Yost’s un­or­tho­dox decisions pay off with uncanny temerity as Kansas City captures Game 3 in San Francisco to grab a 2-1 advantage in the 110th World Series.

Finishing is what they do

COLUMN | In the World Series battle of the bullpens, the Royals are winning the war of attrition as their stalwart corps delivers four stellar innings in Game 3.

Managing wins — and losses

ON BASEBALL | Joe Maddon’s departure from the Tampa Bay Rays puts a spotlight on GMs who form a partnership with their managers.

Ngakoue breaks through

Maryland sophomore linebacker Yannick Ngakoue leads the Big Ten in tackles for losses and is earning praise from coaches for his maturity.

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 23: Michael Munn, 14, of Berryville, Va, poses for a portrait on October 23, 2014 in Washington, D.C. Munn is a blind fourteen year old boy who has only been in the United States for 5 months. He was adopted from China earlier this year and will run the Marine Corps Marathon with a guide at his side on Sunday morning. (Photo by Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post)

Running with a purpose

Runners like Michael Munn, 14, are driven by external and internal forces to run the Marine Corps Marathon.

Column

Finishing is what they do

Finishing is what they do

COLUMN | In the World Series battle of the bullpens, the Royals are winning the war of attrition as their stalwart corps delivers four stellar innings in Game 3.

Google exec breaks records by space-diving from 25 miles up

Google exec breaks records by space-diving from 25 miles up

Alan Eustace broke the sound barrier, reaching speeds of up to 822 mph during his freefall.

High school football: Top rushers, receivers and passers for Oct. 24

High school football: Top rushers, receivers and passers for Oct. 24

Evan Gray had a stellar performance Friday, with 14 carries for 210 yards and two touchdowns.

Managing wins — and losses

Managing wins — and losses

ON BASEBALL | Joe Maddon’s departure from the Tampa Bay Rays puts a spotlight on GMs who form a partnership with their managers.

Video

Broadneck upsets No. 15 Arundel, 42-14

Broadneck upsets No. 15 Arundel, 42-14

Canaan Gebele goes for five-hundred yards and five touchdowns as the Bruins upset the Wildcats at Arundel.

Anacostia’s offense springs to life

Anacostia’s offense springs to life

FOOTBALL | Joe Moore completes 10 of 14 passes for 162 yards to lead the Indians to a 32-13 DCIAA Stars victory over Coolidge.

Yost, Royals have all the right moves

Yost, Royals have all the right moves

Manager Ned Yost’s un­or­tho­dox decisions pay off with uncanny temerity as Kansas City captures Game 3 in San Francisco to grab a 2-1 advantage in the 110th World Series.

Photos

West Springfield rolls past Annandale, 35-10

West Springfield rolls past Annandale, 35-10

Spartans’ high-powered offense leads to a huge road victory over the Atoms.

Muskett has the right stuff for West Springfield

Muskett has the right stuff for West Springfield

FOOTBALL | Mired in a season-long quarterback competition, Peter Muskett shows his worth in leading the Spartans to a win at Annandale and sole possession of second place in Virginia Conference 7.

Roshanaei’s kick lifts Yorktown

Roshanaei’s kick lifts Yorktown

FOOTBALL | Mehran Roshanaei’s confident 33-yard field goal with four seconds left gives the Patriots a big road win at Chantilly.

Photos

Broadneck routs No. 15 Arundel 42-14

Broadneck routs No. 15 Arundel 42-14

Broadneck’s defense stifles Arundel’s high-octane attack.

Game 3 began with an unfortunate flag malfunction

Game 3 began with an unfortunate flag malfunction

A giant version of the Stars and Stripes that was unfurled at AT&T Park failed to hold together.

Thomas Stone wins seventh straight

Thomas Stone wins seventh straight

FOOTBALL | The Cougars hold their opponent to seven points or fewer for the seventh straight week in winning at Patuxent, 25-0.

U.S. women qualify for 2015 World Cup

U.S. women qualify for 2015 World Cup

Carli Lloyd scored twice and Christen Press added a goal as the Americans blanked Mexico, 3-0, in the CONCACAF semifinals.

Bruins defy physics, rout Arundel

Bruins defy physics, rout Arundel

FOOTBALL | Broadneck piles on the points and shuts down one of the area’s most prolific offenses in a win over the No. 15 Wildcats.

After buckling down, Damascus rolls to a win

After buckling down, Damascus rolls to a win

FOOTBALL | The No. 6 Swarmin’ Hornets cruised past Seneca Valley, 46-13, after allowing a 67-yard touchdown run to Adrian Feliz-Platt.

Friday football: The early report

Friday football: The early report

Quick recaps and scores from Friday night’s football action, including Seneca Valley-Damascus, Broadneck-Arundel and Thomas Stone-Patuxent.

PGA head fired over sexist comments

PGA head fired over sexist comments

Ted Bishop disparaged British golfer Ian Poulter as a “Lil Girl” and “a little school girl.“

Bullis captures elusive ISL AA title

Bullis captures elusive ISL AA title

GIRLS’ TENNIS | Rebecca Wuren’s win lifts the Bulldogs to their first league title; St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes wins the ISL A crown; Wootton repeats as Montgomery champs.

Trotz: Latest line changes ‘about accountability’

Trotz: Latest line changes ‘about accountability’

No Washington lines looked the same in Friday’s practice as they did vs. Edmonton on Wednesday.

Royals reshuffle outfield

Royals reshuffle outfield

WORLD SERIES NOTEBOOK | Kansas City Manager Ned Yost benches Nori Aoki, moves Lorenzo Cain (pictured) to right field and Jarrod Dyson to center field at quirky AT&T Park for Game 3.

The Rock looks like a pebble compared to this Chinese basketball player

The Rock looks like a pebble compared to this Chinese basketball player

Sun Ming Ming would even look down upon countryman Yao Ming.

USA Rugby match against New Zealand’s All Blacks sells out Soldier Field

USA Rugby match against New Zealand’s All Blacks sells out Soldier Field

Is this a sign that rugby union’s popularity is growing in the United States? Those who play the sport certainly hope so.

Griffin limited, Williams practices fully

Griffin limited, Williams practices fully

Robert Griffin III, safety Ryan Clark and cornerback Tracy Porter all were limited by injury in Friday’s practice.

Previewing Virginia vs. North Carolina

Previewing Virginia vs. North Carolina

The Cavs have struggled to score in the red zone, a point of focus heading into homecoming vs. high-powered North Carolina.

RGIII and Winston Churchill

RGIII and Winston Churchill

Robert Griffin III quoted Winston Churchill. That was fun.

Bill Clinton reportedly calls Notre Dame-FSU offensive pass interference call ‘terrible’

Bill Clinton reportedly calls Notre Dame-FSU offensive pass interference call ‘terrible’

While talking to a fan this weekend, the ex-president said he had sympathy for Notre Dame. He also complimented coach Lou Holtz.

Previewing Navy vs. San Jose State

Previewing Navy vs. San Jose State

With quarterback Keenan Reynolds back, Navy seeks its first win over an FBS foe since Sept. 13.

D.C. United wants to keep foot on the gas

D.C. United wants to keep foot on the gas

The Eastern Conference leaders seek to retain their momentum entering the MLS playoffs.

McCovey Cove’s naming rights have not been sold, San Francisco Giants say

McCovey Cove’s naming rights have not been sold, San Francisco Giants say

The World Series contenders called the press release sent out by a startup company named Boatbound a “disrespectful hoax.“

Trotz ‘quite disappointed’ with analyst’s comments on Ovechkin

Trotz ‘quite disappointed’ with analyst’s comments on Ovechkin

“There’s not really a story,” Trotz said of his relationship with Alex Ovechkin, but maybe that was because the question rate petered out in Calgary.

LSU Coach Les Miles disputes Katy Perry’s claim that the stadium smells like corndogs

LSU Coach Les Miles disputes Katy Perry’s claim that the stadium smells like corndogs

Perhaps, it’s time LSU do with corndogs what President Obama did with Obamacare and just embrace it. Corn dogs are delicious.

Rivalry tilts in new direction

Rivalry tilts in new direction

Michigan State beating Michigan was once a monumental event, but the edge in a rivalry that has seemingly always titled one way or another is undisputedly on the Spartans’ side.

Griffin trying to listen and learn

Griffin trying to listen and learn

Prohibited by his team from talking to the media since his Week 2 injury, Robert Griffin III on Friday broke his silence and said that he is doing his best to listen and learn all he can while making a gradual return to the field.

An 8-year-old’s pick-six earned his peewee football team a $500 fine

An 8-year-old’s pick-six earned his peewee football team a $500 fine

The Lawrenceville Black Knights proved too good for their own wallet when young Elijah Burrell inadvertently violated the mercy rule.

Nats expanded analytics department

Nats expanded analytics department

The Nationals promoted Adam Cromie to assistant general manager and added two new analysts.

Four locals named NSCAA Girls’ Soccer High School All-Americans

Four locals named NSCAA Girls’ Soccer High School All-Americans

Four local girls’ soccer stars will represent the East team at the second annual National Soccer Coaches Association of America High School All-American game in December.

Asfaw wins county title

Asfaw wins county title

CROSS-COUNTRY | For Northwestern sophomore Estifanos Asfaw, extra practice made for a personal best at the Prince George’s County championships.

Tampa Bay Rays Manager Joe Maddon will not return next season after opting out of contract

Tampa Bay Rays Manager Joe Maddon will not return next season after opting out of contract

Maddon’s decision comes just a week after team executive Andrew Friedman left the organization for the Dodgers. It is unclear what Maddon’s next steps are.

Ngakoue breaks through

Ngakoue breaks through

Maryland sophomore linebacker Yannick Ngakoue leads the Big Ten in tackles for losses and is earning praise from coaches for his maturity.

Cowboys prepare for Redskins’ offense, not QBs

A degree of uncertainty has loomed over Washington’s quarterback position this week, and so, in preparation for Monday night’s game, the Dallas Cowboys studied the Redskins’ offense rather than worry about whether Colt McCoy or Robert Griffin III would start.

Roger Staubach on Redskins: ‘If that name is derogatory to the Indian nation, I say get rid of it’

Roger Staubach on Redskins: ‘If that name is derogatory to the Indian nation, I say get rid of it’

Former Cowboys great says he hasn’t seen enough evidence to justify changing the team’s name.

Capitals players really commit to Calgary trip, wear cowboy hats

Look at how much fun they are having!

Barcelona Coach Luis Enrique confirms Luis Suarez will face Real Madrid in El Clasico after FIFA bite ban is lifted

Barcelona Coach Luis Enrique confirms Luis Suarez will face Real Madrid in El Clasico after FIFA bite ban is lifted

Enrique would not say whether Suarez will be in the starting XI, however.

Maryland football at Wisconsin: 5 story lines to watch

Maryland football at Wisconsin: 5 story lines to watch

The Terrapins travel to Madison for first-ever meeting with Badgers.

Running with a purpose

Running with a purpose

Runners like Michael Munn, 14, are driven by external and internal forces to run the Marine Corps Marathon.

Gruden educates players on rivalry

Gruden educates players on rivalry

Jay Gruden believed that many of his players needed a more thorough education on the history of the series.