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Redskins refine their roster

Washington bolsters its defense with Duke Ihenacho, adds eight to practice squad, and looks forward.

Wozniacki runs down Sharapova at Open

In perhaps the finest match of her career, former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki ousts fifth-seeded Maria Sharapova.

United’s Silva capitalizes

Midfielder misses an early opportunity but capitalizes later in victory over New York.

Five questions facing the Redskins entering Week 1

Five questions facing the Redskins entering Week 1

Things ramp up this week. The energy level increases, as does the sense of urgency. The studying of opponents, game-planning and strategizing all begins.

Kahne holds off Kenseth to win Atlanta shootout

Kahne holds off Kenseth to win Atlanta shootout

Kasey Kahne grabs the lead on the restart following a caution with 23 laps remaining and holds off Matt Kenseth at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Redskins not planning to add Seastrunk

Redskins not planning to add Seastrunk

The Washington Redskins have no immediate plans to sign rookie running back Lache Seastrunk to their practice squad, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.

Match report, video from United victory over Red Bulls

Match report, video from United victory over Red Bulls

Luis Silva and Eddie Johnson scored in 2nd half as D.C. extended lead in Eastern Conference to 4 points over Kansas City.

Redskins refine their roster

Redskins refine their roster

Washington bolsters its defense with Duke Ihenacho, adds eight to practice squad, and looks forward.

Wozniacki runs down Sharapova at Open

Wozniacki runs down Sharapova at Open

In perhaps the finest match of her career, former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki ousts fifth-seeded Maria Sharapova.

Hundley holds the key for UCLA

Hundley holds the key for UCLA

With high expectations coming in, the quarterback is showing a new maturity in guiding the Bruins.

A Japanese high school baseball game lasts 50 innings over four days

And both pitchers went the distance. Honest.

U.S. soccer players abroad, weekend roundup

U.S. soccer players abroad, weekend roundup

Tim Howard and Everton were buried by Chelsea, while Brad Guzan and Aston Villa remained unbeaten.

Simon outlasts Ferrer in the heat

Simon outlasts Ferrer in the heat

Gilles Simon outlasts fourth-seeded David Ferrer in four sets on a hot and humid afternoon at the U.S. Open.

Randy Edsall pleased with efficiency in JMU win

Randy Edsall pleased with efficiency in JMU win

Maryland offense generated nearly 300 rushing yards and scored on all six trips to red zone.

Nationals bash some more, but fall short

Nationals bash some more, but fall short

Three more homers aren’t enough for Tanner Roark and Washington, who still take two of three in Seattle.

Hardy’s slam powers surging O’s

Hardy’s slam powers surging O’s

J.J. Hardy’s grand slam highlights a seven-run sixth inning as Baltimore wallops Minnesota to move a season-high 23 games over .500.

United’s Silva capitalizes

United’s Silva capitalizes

Midfielder misses an early opportunity but capitalizes later in victory over New York.

In Johnny Football we trust

In Johnny Football we trust

COLUMN | Against all logic, Norman Chad is picking the Browns and Rams to be this year’s Super Bowl teams of destiny.

Maryland WR Taivon Jacobs to undergo MRI on knee Monday

The redshirt freshman suffered meniscus injury early in Maryland’s win over James Madison.

Redskins add Thompson, 7 others to practice squad

Redskins add Thompson, 7 others to practice squad

After claiming Denver SS Duke Ihenacho from waivers, the Redskins sign RB Chris Thompson, seven others to practice squad.

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2014 U.S. Open championships

2014 U.S. Open championships

Men’s and women’s tennis action at the year’s final Grand Slam event, the U.S. Open in New York.

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Get ready for exciting, and exhausting

Get ready for exciting, and exhausting

COLUMN | With division leads this big, Beltway-area baseball fans can be confident and nervous at the same time.

Discuss: Nats-Mariners

Discuss: Nats-Mariners

Tanner Roark will try to lead the Nationals to a sweep over Hisashi Iwakuma and the Mariners.

Tony Stewart returns to racing in Atlanta

Tony Stewart returns to racing in Atlanta

Driver has not raced since an incident in which Kevin Ward Jr. was killed.

Redskins claim SS Duke Ihenacho

Redskins claim SS Duke Ihenacho

The Redskins claimed Denver Broncos strong safety Duke Ihenacho off waivers, a potential assist while Brandon Meriweather is suspended.

Nats-Mariners lineups

Nats-Mariners lineups

The Nationals will try for a sweep behind Tanner Roark with Jayson Werth at DH.

Michael Sam unclaimed after being cut by Rams

Michael Sam unclaimed after being cut by Rams

Defensive end waits to see whether some team -- maybe St. Louis? -- will sign him to its practice squad.

Patriots trade Ryan Mallett to Houston Texans

Patriots trade Ryan Mallett to Houston Texans

New England reportedly was talking with the Dallas Cowboys and Buffalo Bills, too.

Grant uses impressive preseason to make roster

Grant uses impressive preseason to make roster

Quarterbacks praise wide receiver who compensates for lack of breakaway speed with consistency and precision.

Dwyane Wade, Gabrielle Union married in Miami

Dwyane Wade, Gabrielle Union married in Miami

Wedding is a relatively low-key affair.

49ers’ Ray McDonald arrested for domestic violence

49ers’ Ray McDonald arrested for domestic violence

Arrest is first since NFL enacted tough new rules in the wake of the firestorm over Ray Rice’s punishment.

Nike, Kevin Durant near gigantic deal

Nike, Kevin Durant near gigantic deal

Under Armour loses out because Oregon company had right to match any offer to Oklahoma City Thunder star.

Thoughts on the initial 53-man roster for the Washington Redskins

Thoughts on the initial 53-man roster for the Washington Redskins

FOOTBALL INSIDER | The Redskins finalized their 53-man roster, making 14 moves to reach the league limit.

Will Power wins IndyCar series title behind Kanaan

Will Power wins IndyCar series title behind Kanaan

Will Power raced with his head instead of his gut. Only a catastrophe was likely to derail his IndyCar Series championship, and the Australian knew he had to throttle the aggression that has made his career — and occasionally wrecked it.

Werth wants another ring

Werth wants another ring

Jayson Werth made a key adjustment when following a cortisone shot that’s led to a hot streak.

He’s peerless in Seattle: Strasburg in full command

He’s peerless in Seattle: Strasburg in full command

The right-hander submits one of his best starts of the season as the Nationals turn back Seattle on Saturday night.

Orioles edge past the Twins

Orioles edge past the Twins

Chris Davis’s sacrifice fly drives home the decisive run in the seventh inning as Baltimore beats Minnesota to move eight games up in the AL East.

Maryland-James Madison postgame

Maryland-James Madison postgame

Maryland will have more information on Taivon Jacobs’s knee on Sunday, while Will Likely and Sean Davis headline banner day for defensive backs.

Happy times for Novak Djokovic

Happy times for Novak Djokovic

Newly married and expecting his first child, Novak Djokovic’s strong play through the Open’s first week reflects his happiness in his personal life.

Lobaton, Strasburg paired again

Lobaton, Strasburg paired again

Has Jose Lobaton become Stephen Strasburg’s personal catcher? Matt Williams says it’s a coincidence.

Melee mars Carroll’s win over Eastern

Melee mars Carroll’s win over Eastern

FOOTBALL | The Lions take a 36-20 home victory, but the game is truncated late in the third quarter following a post-onside-kick fight.

Discuss: Nats-Mariners

Discuss: Nats-Mariners

The Nationals will try to build off their thumping of Felix Hernandez behind Stephen Strasburg.

Jordan Westerkamp scoffs at your non-behind-the-back catches

Jordan Westerkamp scoffs at your non-behind-the-back catches

The Nebraska wide receiver offers an early grab-of-the-year candidate.

Maryland runs over Dukes

Maryland runs over Dukes

The Terps open in impressive fashion, as C.J. Brown runs for three touchdowns to set the tone at home.

Cavs fall, but give Bruins a scare

Cavs fall, but give Bruins a scare

Reserve quarterback Matt Johns rallies Virginia from an early deficit but No. 7 UCLA holds on for 28-20 win in Charlottesville.

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Navy had its chances and had quite a chance

Navy had its chances and had quite a chance

A handful of costly mistakes cost the Midshipmen in their season opener against fifth-ranked Ohio State.

Redskins roster cut to size

Redskins roster cut to size

Three undrafted college free agents make the team’s final 53-man roster, including some surprises.

Do not attempt to tackle Russell Hansbrough. You will only look bad.

Do not attempt to tackle Russell Hansbrough. You will only look bad.

The Missouri running back proves far too elusive for South Dakota State on a touchdown run.