Gortat is Mr. Personality

The Wizards’ 6-foot-11 man of the mohawk knows who he is. “That’s the personality, the character I have of fooling around a lot.”

Seahawks still struggling

There was much talk about the problems wide receiver Percy Harvin was creating. But the defending Super Bowl champions lost without him on Sunday in St. Louis.

Drama ensues in ‘Lower 48’

COLLEGE FOOTBALL | While the rest of the nation has its fun, the states of Mississippi and Alabama sustain their seriousness.

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 14:
Washington Capitals left wing Liam O'Brien (87) taunts San Jose Sharks left wing John Scott (20) in the second period at the Verizon Center October 14, 2014 in Washington, DC.
(Photo by Katherine Frey/The Washington Post)

O’Brien’s slip of the tongue

Capitals’ Liam O’Brien has gone from rookie camp invitee to regular season roster member to Internet sensation.

Keselowski keeps title hopes alive at Talladega

Keselowski keeps title hopes alive at Talladega

Brad Keselowski arrived at Talladega determined to shake off a bad week that earned him a $50,000 fine from NASCAR and moved him to the edge of elimination in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

TV and radio listings for Oct. 20

TV and radio listings for Oct. 20

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

U.S. soccer players abroad, weekend roundup

U.S. soccer players abroad, weekend roundup

Tim Howard and Brad Guzan squared off in the Premier League. Joe Corona broke his foot. Geoff Cameron returned from injury.

Gortat is Mr. Personality

Gortat is Mr. Personality

The Wizards’ 6-foot-11 man of the mohawk knows who he is. “That’s the personality, the character I have of fooling around a lot.”

Column

A much-needed win, but issues remain

A much-needed win, but issues remain

COLUMN | For a win-starved Redskins team, this victory mattered. But they still have plenty of issues to work through.

Giants linebacker yells at Tony Romo, ‘I’m not the Mike!’

Giants linebacker yells at Tony Romo, ‘I’m not the Mike!’

Jameel McClain gave the Cowboys quarterback an assist. Or did he?

Robert Griffin III expected to resume practicing Wednesday

Robert Griffin III expected to resume practicing Wednesday

Gruden concedes importance of naming starting QB for Oct. 27 game at Dallas sooner rather than later

Ravens take over first place

Ravens take over first place

The Baltimore defense smothered Matt Ryan and the NFL’s third-ranked offense in a 29-7 victory that pushed the Ravens to 5-2 and into first place in their division.

Watch Rams fake out Seahawks and the world with special teams trick plays

Watch Rams fake out Seahawks and the world with special teams trick plays

A fake fair catch and a fake punt help spring an upset.

Column

Takeaway: Big day for McCoy

Takeaway: Big day for McCoy

THE TAKEAWAY | Jay Gruden didn’t want to have to turn to Colt McCoy at quarterback, but the third-stringer delivered when called upon.

How it fell apart for Cousins

How it fell apart for Cousins

“I can’t win with the turnovers,” says the quarterback, who was replaced by Colt McCoy in the win.

Titans feel like they let a win over the Redskins get away

Titans feel like they let a win over the Redskins get away

The Titans had victory No. 3 within reach, but they made enough mistakes to let Washington pull it out.

Orakpo injures right pectoral

Orakpo injures right pectoral

Outside linebacker Brian Orakpo left Sunday’s game with a potentially serious injury to his right pectoral muscle, but an MRI exam is needed to determine the extent of the damage.

Maryland forward Evan Smotrycz out 4-to-6 weeks with broken foot

Maryland forward Evan Smotrycz out 4-to-6 weeks with broken foot

Senior forward was injured during Friday practice, will have surgery later this week.

Column

Tried-and-true facts about sports television

Tried-and-true facts about sports television

COUCH SLOUCH | From Vin Scully to Charles Barkley, there’s never a dull moment in the widening world of sports television.

Jason Hatcher would have disemboweled Kai Forbath if he missed the game-winning field goal

Jason Hatcher would have disemboweled Kai Forbath if he missed the game-winning field goal

None of this ‘everybody did their best’ for the Redskins’ defensive lineman.

Tony Romo, Cowboys nearly run over A-Rod

Tony Romo, Cowboys nearly run over A-Rod

Yes, Alex Rodriguez. That Yankees guy.

Seahawks still struggling

Seahawks still struggling

There was much talk about the problems wide receiver Percy Harvin was creating. But the defending Super Bowl champions lost without him on Sunday in St. Louis.

Video

The Wrap: Cousins benched, McCoy leads comeback against Titans

The Wrap: Cousins benched, McCoy leads comeback against Titans

Turnover-plagued Kirk Cousins was benched in the second half of the Redskins game while backup Colt McCoy still pulled off a 19-17 victory over the Titans. The Washington Post's Gene Wang and Dan Steinberg break down the game and who might be the starting quarterback in Week 8 against Dallas.

Beats celebrates LeBron James’ Akron homecoming with new ad

Beats celebrates LeBron James’ Akron homecoming with new ad

Ad is an homage to the Cavs star...and his hometown.

Gruden undecided on starter for Dallas

Gruden undecided on starter for Dallas

Jay Gruden praised Colt McCoy, and said after the game that he doesn’t know which quarterback will start against Dallas next week.

Reporter calls Colt ‘Kirk’

Reporter calls Colt ‘Kirk’

There are a lot of quarterbacks to keep track of in Washington.

O’Brien’s slip of the tongue

O’Brien’s slip of the tongue

Capitals’ Liam O’Brien has gone from rookie camp invitee to regular season roster member to Internet sensation.

Seattle Seahawks Russell Wilson makes history, steals spotlight from Aaron Rodgers

Seattle Seahawks Russell Wilson makes history, steals spotlight from Aaron Rodgers

Russell Wilson becomes first quarterback to throw for over 300 yards AND rush for 100 yards or more in same game.

Best and worst from Sunday

Best and worst from Sunday

Highs and lows from Washington’s 19-17 home win over the Tennessee Titans.

Drama ensues in ‘Lower 48’

Drama ensues in ‘Lower 48’

COLLEGE FOOTBALL | While the rest of the nation has its fun, the states of Mississippi and Alabama sustain their seriousness.

Linebacker Justin Durant fuels Cowboys’ no-name defense

Dallas has the 12th rated defense by the game charters at Pro Football Focus heading into Week 7 and are at the top of the NFC East with a 5-1 record.

Soccer match in Argentina abandoned after brawl and 12 red cards

Third-division match was one big mess.

McCoy rallies Redskins to win

McCoy rallies Redskins to win

Washington switches from Kirk Cousins to Colt McCoy, and Kai Forbath kicks a game-winning field goal.

Glen Rice Jr. hopeful he can play in Wizards season opener

Glen Rice Jr. hopeful he can play in Wizards season opener

Guard sprained his right ankle Wednesday against Maccabi Haifa.

Redskins honor Rypien

Redskins honor Rypien

The Washington Redskins on Sunday inducted former quarterback Mark Rypien into the Ring of Fame at FedEx Field.

U.S. women’s team comes to D.C. for World Cup qualifier

U.S. women’s team comes to D.C. for World Cup qualifier

The top-ranked Americans face Haiti as part of a CONCACAF doubleheader at RFK Stadium.

Cowboys’ Joseph Randle gets underwear endorsement deal out of shoplifting arrest

Cowboys’ Joseph Randle gets underwear endorsement deal out of shoplifting arrest

Running back will also speak to kids about overcoming mistakes.

How to fix the turnover issue

How to fix the turnover issue

Cousins is 22 percent worse than the league average at limiting interceptions thrown this season.

Peters earns win in first Caps start

Peters earns win in first Caps start

“It’s huge,” Coach Barry Trotz said of having a solid backup goaltender. “It is absolutely huge.“

Manning is a better QB than Favre

Manning is a better QB than Favre

After adjusting for era, the Broncos starter is better than the Packers great in almost every significant category.

Watch Ohio State’s band performance an amazing classic rock halftime show

Watch Ohio State’s band performance an amazing classic rock halftime show

You try playing and instrument and marching at the same time.

Photos

Pics from the Redskins’ win

Pics from the Redskins’ win

Colt McCoy takes over at quarterback in the second half, and the Redskins hold off visiting Tennessee, 19-17.

Brett Favre still gets NFL calls, isn’t bothered that Peyton Manning will break his record

Brett Favre still gets NFL calls, isn’t bothered that Peyton Manning will break his record

The ol’ gunslinger may be buff, but he prefers Sunday brunch.

A photo finish in Montgomery County

A photo finish in Montgomery County

CROSS-COUNTRY | It all comes down to the finish as Northwest’s Diego Zarate tops Whitman’s Evan Woods in Montgomery County’s championship.

The Beijing Marathon may have been hazardous to runners’ health

Smog can’t stop the race so some runners resort to face masks.

Chimera finds the net, ‘was going really good’

Chimera finds the net, ‘was going really good’

Aside from an ill-advised penalty he later called “bad,” Chimera was stellar against the Panthers.

Inactives: Compton to start in place of Riley

Inactives: Compton to start in place of Riley

With inside linebacker Perry Riley Jr. still ailing with a knee injury, first-year pro Will Compton gets his second start for Redskins.

Seattle Seahawks tried to get Broncos’ Julius Thomas, Browns’ Jordan Cameron in trade for Percy Harvin

Seattle Seahawks tried to get Broncos’ Julius Thomas, Browns’ Jordan Cameron in trade for Percy Harvin

Wide receiver is going to the Jets while the Super Bowl champs keep shopping for a tight end.

Without Harvin, Lynch has to be the focus of Seattle’s offense. Here’s why.

Without Harvin, Lynch has to be the focus of Seattle’s offense. Here’s why.

In Seattle’s two losses, Lynch has carried the ball just 16 times, despite averaging more than six yards a carry in those games.

Redskins to induct Rypien in Ring of Fame

Redskins to induct Rypien in Ring of Fame

Washington’s Super Bowl MVP quarterback Mark Rypien, 52, to join past greats inducted in Ring of Fame during halftime of Sunday’s game against Tennessee.

Giants fan gives up home run ball, gets World Series tickets

Giants fan gives up home run ball, gets World Series tickets

A magical sequence of events was set in motion by Frank Burke’s decision to do something special for a cancer-stricken friend.

Redskins vs. Titans live blog

Redskins vs. Titans live blog

Washington aims to break its four-game losing streak, and hosts the 2-4 Titans. We’ve got you covered from two hours before kickoff to game’s end.