(Patrick Semansky / AP)

Taking a defensive stance on Rice

During lengthy news conference, Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti denies any attempt to cover up what the team knew about the Ray Rice incident.

Moving on without Hall

With DeAngelo Hall out for the year with a ruptured Achilles’ tendon, Washington will rely on rookie Bashaud Breeland to start opposite David Amerson.

Don’t count RGIII out yet

COLUMN | Kirk Cousins played well, but until he proves he can win games we shouldn’t dismiss Robert Griffin III.

Plenty of playoff implications

ON BASEBALL | Breaking down this week’s biggest games as teams make their push for a postseason berth.

ATLANTA GA, SEPTEMBER 14: Washington nationals player Jason Werth, left, walks to the team bus with traveling secretary Rob McDonald after getting off of a United Airline Charter flight to Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.  The team arrived into Atlanta at 9pm after dominating the Mets in New York. The players head to their hotel, but  the traveling crew with the help of the Atlanta visiting clubhouse set up the locker room at 11 pm at night for the 3 game series a giants the Braves.  Photos made at Turner Field in Atlanta GA , September 14, 2014 (Photo by John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

The Glue

THE GRIND | The Nationals employ more than 1,100 people who never get an at-bat or throw a pitch.

U.S. Soccer stands by decision to allow Hope Solo to play despite domestic violence charges

U.S. Soccer stands by decision to allow Hope Solo to play despite domestic violence charges

President says organization will consider any new information that becomes available.

Redskins list 17 on injury report

Redskins list 17 on injury report

Eleven Redskins are considered day-to-day as the team readies for Thursday night’s game against the New York Giants.

Frye’s emotional day for Virginia

Frye’s emotional day for Virginia

Cavaliers place kicker continued playing after learning his father had a heart attack during Saturday’s game.

Ben Olsen signs new long-term contract with D.C. United

Ben Olsen signs new long-term contract with D.C. United

He signs a five-year agreement with the MLS Eastern Conference leaders.

Moving on without Hall

Moving on without Hall

With DeAngelo Hall out for the year with a ruptured Achilles’ tendon, Washington will rely on rookie Bashaud Breeland to start opposite David Amerson.

Caps rookies get taste of NHL life

Caps rookies get taste of NHL life

For Capitals prospects with NHL dreams, the preseason provides a brief glimpse at the big show.

Taking a defensive stance on Rice

Taking a defensive stance on Rice

During lengthy news conference, Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti denies any attempt to cover up what the team knew about the Ray Rice incident.

Wizards sign Rasual Butler to non-guaranteed contract

Wizards sign Rasual Butler to non-guaranteed contract

Butler will have the chance to compete for the final spot on the Wizards roster.

Dolphins refuse to name Ryan Tannehill as starter

Dolphins refuse to name Ryan Tannehill as starter

Will the team really choose to start back-up Matt Moore instead?

Alkire strikes out 16 in no-hitter

Alkire strikes out 16 in no-hitter

BASEBALL | With just 20 minutes to warm up, DeMatha pitcher Jack Alkire struck out 16 batters in a dominant no-hitter at a national tournament in Arizona.

British MP thinks FIFA report into World Cup bids in Qatar and Russia could lead to criminal charges

British MP thinks FIFA report into World Cup bids in Qatar and Russia could lead to criminal charges

To bring charges, however, first FIFA will have to release the report, completed by U.S. attorney Michael Garcia.

Despite sore shoulder, Jackson girds for Giants

Despite sore shoulder, Jackson girds for Giants

With 81-yard TD catch, DeSean Jackson says he showed ‘what I’m capable of doing on the field.’

Ravens respond to ESPN report that alleges team officials knew more about Ray Rice situation than they let on

Ravens respond to ESPN report that alleges team officials knew more about Ray Rice situation than they let on

Team owner Steve Bisciotti calls the report a ploy by Rice’s attorney and agent to get the disgraced running back’s NFL suspension lifted.

Redskins make roster moves in wake of injuries

Redskins place DBs Hall, Ihenacho on injured reserve; elevate CB Minnified to active roster; part with LB Sharpton

Colts’ Noudja comes through in clutch

Colts’ Noudja comes through in clutch

FOOTBALL | Coolidge is off to a 3-1 start after place kicker Hermann Noudja kicks the overtime winner in a 3-0 victory over Theodore Roosevelt.

Is Soriano ready for the playoffs?

Is Soriano ready for the playoffs?

Reliever Rafael Soriano got his first save chance since he was removed from the closer’s role and gave up a run.

Slade bounces back for Hylton

Slade bounces back for Hylton

Two weeks after being taken away from the field in an ambulance, Hylton freshman running back Ricky Slade returned with a vengeance.

After review, Baker convinced block on Foles was legal

After review, Baker convinced block on Foles was legal

Redskins nose tackle Chris Baker re-watched his hit of Eagles’ Nick Foles, and maintains there was nothing illegal about his QB-flattening block.

Capitals’ Michael Latta goes head over heels because hockey’s back

Capitals’ Michael Latta goes head over heels because hockey’s back

A baby made an adorable cameo during on-ice interview after preseason opener.

Quack, quack, quack: ‘Mighty Ducks’ cast reunites to form a perfect Flying V

Quack, quack, quack: ‘Mighty Ducks’ cast reunites to form a perfect Flying V

Charlie Conway, a.k.a. Joshua Jackson, who famously rallied the team in the sequel failed to make it, though.

Jerry Jones says he doesn’t anticipate an invasion of Saints fans

Jerry Jones says he doesn’t anticipate an invasion of Saints fans

It was pretty embarrassing when it happened with 49ers fans Sept. 7.

Atoms push tempo, pick up wins

Atoms push tempo, pick up wins

The Atoms are 2-1 thanks to improved conditioning and a new no-huddle offense inspired by Auburn’s power running game.

Derek Jeter shoots down an urban myth about gift baskets

Derek Jeter shoots down an urban myth about gift baskets

Yankees captain sets record straight as his career winds down.

Hall out for season with torn Achilles’

Hall out for season with torn Achilles’

Cornerback DeAngelo Hall ruptured his left Achilles’ tendon during Sunday’s loss.

Nationals installing ‘Nothing But October’ banners around D.C.

Nationals installing ‘Nothing But October’ banners around D.C.

Postseason slogan continues the ‘Nothing But Natitude’ theme.

MLB wants to speed up the pace of baseball games

MLB wants to speed up the pace of baseball games

“We have the greatest game in the world, but we are always looking for ways to improve it,” MLB Commissioner Bud Selig said.

Column

Don’t count RGIII out yet

Don’t count RGIII out yet

COLUMN | Kirk Cousins played well, but until he proves he can win games we shouldn’t dismiss Robert Griffin III.

Discussion

Ask Boswell: Redskins, Nationals and Washington sports

Sports Columnist Tom Boswell answered reader questions about the Redskins, the Capitals, the Nationals, baseball, the NFL and more.

Auburn still tops college football rankings

Auburn still tops college football rankings

Auburn, ranked third in ESPN’s Football Power Index, didn’t have their most convincing win, but the Tigers went on the road and beat a top 25 team in Kansas State.

St. Mary’s Ryken flexes muscle

St. Mary’s Ryken flexes muscle

The Knights are 3-1 with wins over WCAC opponents; St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes edges Georgetown Prep for a confidence-boosting IAC win.

Adam Silver says the NBA will learn from NFL mistakes, look at its own domestic violence policy

Adam Silver says the NBA will learn from NFL mistakes, look at its own domestic violence policy

“We’re studying everything that’s been happening with the NFL,” the commissioner says.

Plenty of playoff implications

Plenty of playoff implications

ON BASEBALL | Breaking down this week’s biggest games as teams make their push for a postseason berth.

Eagles fans threw cheesesteak innards and hot dog buns at Chris Baker after he was ejected

Eagles fans threw cheesesteak innards and hot dog buns at Chris Baker after he was ejected

What happens when you’re ejected in Philadelphia? Photographers get covered in goo.

Third time is the charm for Briar Woods

Third time is the charm for Briar Woods

The Falcons stopped North Stafford on a two-point conversion to earn a gritty road win; Tuscarora continues red-hot start.

Stephen Tulloch out for season with torn ACL from discount doublecheck disaster

Stephen Tulloch out for season with torn ACL from discount doublecheck disaster

This, children, is why one should not mock opponents.

Here is what the stats tell us from Week 3 in the NFL

Here is what the stats tell us from Week 3 in the NFL

Devin Hester can still play and the Denver Broncos still can’t solve Seattle’s defense

‘Meat and potatoes’ Lewington turning heads

‘Meat and potatoes’ Lewington turning heads

Though Lewington is expected to return to juniors, he’s been a pleasant surprise for Capitals brass this preseason.

The Glue

The Glue

THE GRIND | The Nationals employ more than 1,100 people who never get an at-bat or throw a pitch.

Maryland’s Will Likely named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week

Maryland’s Will Likely named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week

Likely honored after nine tackles, 88-yard interception return for touchdown against Syracuse.

Stephen Strasburg’s good fortune is making him look like an ace

Stephen Strasburg’s good fortune is making him look like an ace

In September, less than a quarter of the balls put in play were flyballs, and just one (7.1 percent) of those became a home run.

Finally, the ‘Divas’ division gets some respect at WWE’s ‘Night of Champions’

Finally, the ‘Divas’ division gets some respect at WWE’s ‘Night of Champions’

AJ Lee helps to set a new standard with Paige and Nikki Bella, but there’s still a long way to go before female wrestlers get the same kudos as their male counterparts.

Video

Top football plays 2014, Episode 4

Top football plays 2014, Episode 4

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

GIF of the week: Jacob deGrom’s slider

GIF of the week: Jacob deGrom’s slider

Jacob’s tendency to throw his heater perfectly set up this beautifully placed slider.

Hard-nosed defense keys Hurricanes

Hard-nosed defense keys Hurricanes

Huntingtown’s defense has already posted more shutouts in 2014 than it had in the past two seasons combined.

After the top four, a bit of a shake-up

After the top four, a bit of a shake-up

FOOTBALL | Gonzaga stays No. 1 in The Post Top 20. Among the biggest movers are Damascus (up three to No. 7), Douglass (up five to No. 8) and Eleanor Roosevelt (up three to No. 9).

Wizards ‘periodically’ check in on Allen

Wizards ‘periodically’ check in on Allen

The sharp-shooting guard, 39, remains a free agent days before NBA training camps begin.