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Nationals push winning streak to 10

Denard Span comes home with the winning run on a throwing error in ninth as Washington sweeps Arizona to collect another dramatic walk-off victory at Nationals Park.

Rashad Ross’s best shot at Redskins roster is a long shot

The free agent wideout stood out against the Browns, but he plays at one of the team’s deepest positions.

Gooden won’t play for Finland in FIBA World Cup

The Wizards veteran’s application for dual citizenship will not be processed in time to represent his mother’s home country.

Tim Howard taking break from U.S. national team

Veteran World Cup goalkeeper to concentrate on Everton and two children for at least a year.

ST LOUIS, MO - AUGUST 16:  Defensive end Michael Sam #96 of the St. Louis Rams in action during the preseason game against the Green Bay Packers at Edward Jones Dome on August 16, 2014 in St Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Sam’s impact won’t be diminished by potential cut by Rams

Michael Sam, the NFL’s first openly gay player, and the Rams have successfully quieted a media frenzy and put the focus on football.

Mizzell’s flexibility gives Cavs more muscle

Mizzell’s flexibility gives Cavs more muscle

After an injury-hampered freshman season, the five-star recruit figures to boost workhorse Kevin Parks, pictured, in the backfield.

Nationals push winning streak to 10

<b></b>Nationals push winning streak to 10

Denard Span comes home with the winning run on a throwing error in ninth as Washington sweeps Arizona to collect another dramatic walk-off victory at Nationals Park.

Terps women’s hoops releases 2014-15 schedule

Terps women’s hoops releases 2014-15 schedule

The Terrapins first year in the Big Ten features home games against all five of the conference’s NCAA tournament teams from last season.

Terps men’s hoops schedule is released

Terps men’s hoops schedule is released

Maryland will open Big Ten play at Michigan State on December 30.

Green Bay Packers fans are the ‘best fans,’ poll finds

Green Bay Packers fans are the ‘best fans,’ poll finds

Forebes says 84 percent of adults in Green Bay are Packers fans.

Rashad Ross’s best shot at Redskins roster is a long shot

Rashad Ross’s best shot at Redskins roster is a long shot

The free agent wideout stood out against the Browns, but he plays at one of the team’s deepest positions.

Little League World Series security is ready for bigger crowds ahead of tonight’s Pennsylvania vs. Illinois game

Little League World Series security is ready for bigger crowds ahead of tonight’s Pennsylvania vs. Illinois game

With Mo’ne Davis leading the Taney Dragons against a stellar Chicago squad, LLWS officials expect attendance to number in the tens of thousands.

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Nationals heat up in August

Nationals heat up in August

Using a mixture of routs and walk-offs, Washington builds an impressive winning streak.

Watch Olympic swimmer Amy Van Dyken stand up and walk for the first time since her accident

Watch Olympic swimmer Amy Van Dyken stand up and walk for the first time since her accident

The 41-year-old athlete continues to be just as impressive out of the pool as she was in.

Discuss: Nats-DBacks

Discuss: Nats-DBacks

Gio Gonzalez will try to push the Nationals’ winning streak to 10 games.

Ryan Zimmerman throws for the first time since straining hamstring

Ryan Zimmerman throws for the first time since straining hamstring

It was a small step in Zimmerman’s long road to returning to the field but a sign his leg muscle was well enough to be tested.

Gooden won’t play for Finland in FIBA World Cup

Gooden won’t play for Finland in FIBA World Cup

The Wizards veteran’s application for dual citizenship will not be processed in time to represent his mother’s home country.

Tim Howard taking break from U.S. national team

Tim Howard taking break from U.S. national team

Veteran World Cup goalkeeper to concentrate on Everton and two children for at least a year.

LaRoche’s timely shift

LaRoche’s timely shift

Along with memorable game-winners, small plays like Adam LaRoche’s shift Wednesday night have sustained the Nats’ streak.

Tiger Woods tells Rory McIlroy: ‘I’m not going to let you win a green jacket next year’

Tiger Woods tells Rory McIlroy: ‘I’m not going to let you win a green jacket next year’

That’s when McIlroy will be going for a career Grand Slam at the Masters.

News and notes from open locker room

News and notes from open locker room

Some Redskins updates prior to Saturday’s game in Baltimore.

RGIII responds to social media jabs

RGIII responds to social media jabs

Despite receiving criticism for his Twitter game, Griffin says it doesn’t detract from him playing the actual game.

Toronto Blue Jays get into legal battle with Creighton Bluejays over school’s new logo

Toronto Blue Jays get into legal battle with Creighton Bluejays over school’s new logo

The Toronto Blue Jays may not mind a little competition on the baseball diamond, but when it comes to their blue jay mascot, the team wants to stand alone.

Mo’Ne Davis, LeBron James Jr. star in highlight reel of basketball prodigies

Mo’Ne Davis, LeBron James Jr. star in highlight reel of basketball prodigies

Just wait a few years. This is going to get better.

What the loss of Garrett Richards means to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

What the loss of Garrett Richards means to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

The loss of Garrett Richards doesn’t hurt the Angels playoff chances. Just their playoff hopes.

Thompson 50-50 for Saturday vs. Ravens

Thompson 50-50 for Saturday vs. Ravens

Second-year running back Chris Thompson took part in a second day of limited practices and remains uncertain for Washington’s preseason game.

Uruguay leaves Luis Suarez off its international friendlies team

Uruguay leaves Luis Suarez off its international friendlies team

The new Barcelona star doesn’t seem too concerned. He took the Ice Bucket Challenge instead.

The Detroit Lions have the NFL’s most overpriced beer, Forbes says

The Detroit Lions have the NFL’s most overpriced beer, Forbes says

The cheapest beer at Ford Field is sold at a 765 percent markup compared with Detroit grocery store prices.

Passionate Manchester United fan tattoos team’s crest ON HIS FOREHEAD

Passionate Manchester United fan tattoos team’s crest ON HIS FOREHEAD

Obviously, the guy who got the tattoo also legally changed his name to Manchester Zdravkov Levidzhov-United.

Nationals Youth Baseball Academy kids meet Rob Manfred on road trip to see Mo’ne Davis

Nationals Youth Baseball Academy kids meet Rob Manfred on road trip to see Mo’ne Davis

Trip to Williamsport provided an excellent teaching opportunity for coach Mason Isom.

Cowboys suffer another blow on defense

Cowboys suffer another blow on defense

Linebacker DeVonte Holloman likely to retire with neck injury.

2014 Camp Countdown: Stonewall Jackson Raiders

2014 Camp Countdown: Stonewall Jackson Raiders

Behind the area’s top recruit in DL Tim Settle and evolving RB Reggie Floyd, the Raiders hope to build on their recent success under new Coach Darryl Robinson.

The Steelers porous defense will keep them out of the playoffs in 2014

The Steelers porous defense will keep them out of the playoffs in 2014

The Steelers haven’t eclipsed a .500 record in three years, are in one of the worst stretches in franchise history

Gruden puzzled by false-start penalities on RGIII

Gruden puzzled by false-start penalities on RGIII

In wake of two false start penalties called on RGIII, Coach Jay Gruden -- a former QB himself -- demonstrates challenge of shouting a hard count without moving.

Today’s Nationals-Diamondbacks lineups

Today’s Nationals-Diamondbacks lineups

Ian Desmond gets a rare day off.

London Fletcher talks Robert Griffin III and Redskins name controversy in CBS Sports Network debut

London Fletcher talks Robert Griffin III and Redskins name controversy in CBS Sports Network debut

Fletcher and Fred Smoot will both join “That Other Pregame Show” this season.

Wall tours Asia to promote his shoe line

Wall tours Asia to promote his shoe line

The Wizards point guard will hit China, South Korea and Japan.

Updated 53-man roster projection

Updated 53-man roster projection

Two games into the preseason, with two more to go, plus two cutdowns coming next week, Mike Jones projects the Redskins’ roster.

Michael Jordan, Gary Payton and the 1996 NBA Finals with advanced stats

Michael Jordan, Gary Payton and the 1996 NBA Finals with advanced stats

NBA Retrometrics | Using advanced analytics, it’s easy to wonder what using Sonics’ guard against the Bulls superstar could have meant to the series.

#NBAMovies proves good things happen when PhotoShop, Hollywood movies and the NBA collide

#NBAMovies proves good things happen when PhotoShop, Hollywood movies and the NBA collide

The hashtag is trending worldwide. So are the laughs.

Bar high for top QBs to not be fantasy busts

Bar high for top QBs to not be fantasy busts

From 2011 to 2013, only six quarterbacks fit the bill.

Will Mike Ditka be suspended by ESPN? Rush Limbaugh thinks so

Will Mike Ditka be suspended by ESPN? Rush Limbaugh thinks so

Hall of Famer defended the Redskins nickname in no uncertain terms.

Seattle D makes NFC West WRs bad picks

Seattle D makes NFC West WRs bad picks

Only one highly drafted wide reciever had any success against Seattle and the Legion of Boom last season.

Serena Williams warms up for U.S. Open by channeling Marilyn Monroe in karaoke

Serena Williams warms up for U.S. Open by channeling Marilyn Monroe in karaoke

Next week, she’ll get serious about winning her third straight title in New York.

DuVal sweats the small stuff

DuVal sweats the small stuff

CAMP COUNTDOWN | After nearly taking the Maryland 4A South title last season, the Tigers want more in 2014.

The field at the 49ers’ new stadium is already failing

The field at the 49ers’ new stadium is already failing

San Francisco Coach Jim Harbaugh pulled his team off the field Wednesday after a number of players tripped.

Sam’s impact won’t be diminished by potential cut by Rams

Sam’s impact won’t be diminished by potential cut by Rams

Michael Sam, the NFL’s first openly gay player, and the Rams have successfully quieted a media frenzy and put the focus on football.

Should Tony Stewart skip the rest of the NASCAR season?

Should Tony Stewart skip the rest of the NASCAR season?

Driver will skip this weekend’s race at Bristol after death of Kevin Ward Jr. earlier this month.

Bryce Harper says a Beltway World Series would be epic

Bryce Harper says a Beltway World Series would be epic

The Nationals outfielder is keeping close tabs on this year’s Little League World Series.

MASN, Orioles and Nationals to meet later in August on dispute

MASN, Orioles and Nationals to meet later in August on dispute

A scheduling conference with the New York Supreme Court has been set for Aug. 27.

Katie Ledecky starts with a bang

Katie Ledecky starts with a bang

Bethesda swimmer wins two golds, adding to U.S. team haul of 10 medals on first day of Pan Pacs.

A closer look at four of the Redskins’ rookies

A closer look at four of the Redskins’ rookies

A review of the play from cornerback Bashaud Breeland, guard Spencer Long, wide receiver Ryan Grant and running back Silas Redd so far.

Robert Griffin III to his critics: Keep doubting

Robert Griffin III to his critics: Keep doubting

The Redskins QB says people have been doubting him since high school.