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A Giant performance for the ages

Giants ace Madison Bumgarner — showing few effects from his 117-pitch shutout in Game 5 — pitches five sublime innings in relief as San Francisco captures its third World Series title in five seasons with a Game 7 triumph in Kansas City.

Bumgarner is just scary good

COLUMN | Madison Bumgarner adds to his growing resume of greatness with a relief effort in Game 7 of the World Series that will haunt Kansas City for years.

Wizards open with a thud

Short-handed Washington runs out of gas in the fourth quarter and despite a promising debut from Paul Pierce, fall in season opener in Miami.

For Griffin, it’s a likely start

The Redskins are preparing for Robert Griffin III to start against the Vikings on Sunday provided he makes it through a week of practice without any setbacks.

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 29: Detroit Red Wings center Gustav Nyquist (14) tips the puck up before scoring a goal on Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) during the second period in a game between the Detroit Redwings and the Washington Capitals at the Verizon Center on October 29, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post)

Capitals turn over an old leaf

Detroit capitalizes on Washington miscues, scoring three goals in the third period to send the Capitals to defeat in a chippy affair at Verizon Center.

Florida State holds a practice at a public park in Louisville, freaks out when people try to take pictures

Florida State holds a practice at a public park in Louisville, freaks out when people try to take pictures

You have no expectation of privacy when you’re in a public place, unless you’re the Seminoles.

College football TV schedule and preview for Oct. 30-Nov. 1

College football TV schedule and preview for Oct. 30-Nov. 1

TCU-West Virginia, Ole Miss-Auburn highlight Saturday’s slate of games.

Saints at Panthers: What you need to know about the Thursday night game

Saints at Panthers: What you need to know about the Thursday night game

Rivals vie for first place in the NFC South in the first NFL contest of Week 9.

Patriots Coach Bill Belichick, Broncos WR Wes Welker are all good now

Belichick called Welker’s hit on then-Patrots CB Aqib Talib in last year’s AFC title game “one of the worst plays” he’s ever seen.

Here’s how well Breeland played at Dallas

Here’s how well Breeland played at Dallas

Some of the rookie defensive back’s big plays were obvious, but he put in some more subtle efforts that changed the game as well. Here’s a look at all of it.

Sorry, Madison Bumgarner, but Chevy Guy was the real World Series MVP

Sorry, Madison Bumgarner, but Chevy Guy was the real World Series MVP

Rikk Wilde’s post-game performance was at least as memorable as anything any player did during Game 7.

Rajon Rondo took the subway to the Celtics’ season opener

Rajon Rondo took the subway to the Celtics’ season opener

Then the point guard played in the game, which was nearly as surprising.

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San Francisco Giants are the champions

San Francisco Giants are the champions

Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants defeat the Kansas City Royals in Game 7 to win the World Series.

Chimera breaks nose, returns

Chimera breaks nose, returns

“I thought he played a hell of a game,” Coach Barry Trotz said.

Postgame: Turnovers doom Caps in loss vs. Red Wings

Postgame: Turnovers doom Caps in loss vs. Red Wings

Several explanations were offered for the gaffes, but each player based his criticism off the untimely errors which sent the Caps to their second straight loss.

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Bumgarner is just scary good

Bumgarner is just scary good

COLUMN | Madison Bumgarner adds to his growing resume of greatness with a relief effort in Game 7 of the World Series that will haunt Kansas City for years.

Bullpens hold fort in Game 7

Bullpens hold fort in Game 7

ON BASEBALL | In World Series finale, starters get relegated to bit players by two impressive bullpens.

A Giant performance for the ages

A Giant performance for the ages

Giants ace Madison Bumgarner — showing few effects from his 117-pitch shutout in Game 5 — pitches five sublime innings in relief as San Francisco captures its third World Series title in five seasons with a Game 7 triumph in Kansas City.

Wizards open with a thud

Wizards open with a thud

Short-handed Washington runs out of gas in the fourth quarter and despite a promising debut from Paul Pierce, fall in season opener in Miami.

Capitals turn over an old leaf

Capitals turn over an old leaf

Detroit capitalizes on Washington miscues, scoring three goals in the third period to send the Capitals to defeat in a chippy affair at Verizon Center.

Lakers’ Julius Randle has surgery on broken leg and is out for the season

Lakers’ Julius Randle has surgery on broken leg and is out for the season

The rookie suffered the injury during the team’s season-opening game.

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Quince Orchard field hockey tops Springbrook for Maryland 4A West title

Quince Orchard field hockey tops Springbrook for Maryland 4A West title

Brooke and Skyler Saffer both score to help Quince Orchard beat Springbrook in the 4A West region title game

Saffer sisters lead Cougars to a region title

Saffer sisters lead Cougars to a region title

FIELD HOCKEY | Brooke and Skyler Saffer both scored for Quince Orchard to help the Cougars beat Springbrook for the 4A West region title.

Maryland hits high marks in NCAA Graduation Success Rate

Maryland hits high marks in NCAA Graduation Success Rate

Maryland’s Graduation Success Rate is higher than NCAA average.

Maryland plans on “rotating pressure” against Penn State QB Christian Hackenberg

Maryland will try to establish pressure from multiple angles to disrupt talented Nittany Lions’ quarterback.

Redskins’ Forbath comes through in the clutch

Redskins’ Forbath comes through in the clutch

Kai Forbath was nearly replaced this offseason, and he can look shaky before games, but he comes through in the clutch.

Joe Maddon reportedly set to become the Cubs’ manager

Joe Maddon reportedly set to become the Cubs’ manager

His period as a free agent, after leaving the Rays, was brief, as expected.

UNC scandal dominates ACC media day

UNC scandal dominates ACC media day

Tar Heels Coach Roy Williams fields questions in wake of last week’s Wainstein report on academic improprieties.

Patience is Northern’s winning virtue

Patience is Northern’s winning virtue

FIELD HOCKEY | Layla Purdy’s first goal of the season is the difference in a 1-0 win over Huntingtown in 3A South region final.

Royals’ Cain blossoms on biggest stage

Royals’ Cain blossoms on biggest stage

WORLD SERIES NOTEBOOK | Kansas City center fielder Lorenzo Cain may not have been on a list of stars at the start of October, but he will be on opening day 2015 after postseason breakout.

Wootton’s Shah, Whitman’s Hutchinson win state titles

Wootton’s Shah, Whitman’s Hutchinson win state titles

GOLF | Wootton junior Delaney Shah, Whitman sophomore Graham Hutchinson claim Maryland individual girls’, boys’ titles; Churchill, Marriotts Ridge take team championships.

Seattle Seahawks hang out with Washington high school football team after shootings

Seattle Seahawks hang out with Washington high school football team after shootings

The Seattle team helped the kids from Marysville Pilchuck high school cope after one of their own shot and killed two students before turning the gun on himself last week.

Discuss Wizards vs. Heat

Discuss Wizards vs. Heat

Share your thoughts as short-handed Washington tips off the regular season tonight at 7:30 in Miami.

Franklin’s energy lifts Penn State

Franklin’s energy lifts Penn State

As new coach James Franklin guides a wounded program through Big Ten, the Nittany Lions are looking for him to stay the course with his infectious energy.

Capitals-Wings: Game 9 discussion thread

Capitals-Wings: Game 9 discussion thread

Washington back home after western Canada swing.

Boyd, Kljestan score goals in Europe

Boyd, Kljestan score goals in Europe

Terrence Boyd, in his third match back from injury, scored in the German Cup, while Sacha Kljestan struck for Anderlecht.

For Griffin, it’s a likely start

For Griffin, it’s a likely start

The Redskins are preparing for Robert Griffin III to start against the Vikings on Sunday provided he makes it through a week of practice without any setbacks.

Limiting false starts key for Maryland against Penn State

Limiting false starts key for Maryland against Penn State

After committing five false starts last week, Maryland offense focuses on shoring up penalties against Penn State.

Robert ‘looks like Robert’ and other Wednesday nuggets

Robert ‘looks like Robert’ and other Wednesday nuggets

After a jog-through practice, players were talking about Robert Griffin III, preparing for two quarterbacks and Alfred Morris’s running.

NCAA gets tongue-lashed on Twitter over Todd Gurley community service decision

NCAA gets tongue-lashed on Twitter over Todd Gurley community service decision

From jokes to outrage, most people are still trying to understand how and why the NCAA gave out 40 hours of community service to the running back who never broke the law.

Game 7 maneuvering starts with lineup changes

Game 7 maneuvering starts with lineup changes

Giants opt to shore up defense with Juan Perez replacing Travis Ishikawa in left field.

Howe's family says his condition is guarded

Howe's family says his condition is guarded

Gordie Howe’s family says the hockey Hall of Famer’s condition remains “guarded” but his spirits are good after a significant stroke Sunday.

Harkes girls continue family tradition

Harkes girls continue family tradition

GIRLS’ SOCCER | Lauren and Lily Harkes, daughters of soccer stars John and Cindi, have found their own paths in the sport.

The Nationals did not throw much heat last season, but here is who did

The Nationals did not throw much heat last season, but here is who did

Washington threw the fourth fewest pitches 97 mph and above according to Baseball Savant.

The Maryland high school football playoff picture: Class 3A

The Maryland high school football playoff picture: Class 3A

With two weeks to go, there’s still a lot to be sorted out in the Maryland 3A Playoff shuffle. We break it down for you.

Colt McCoy explains his awkward high-five with Jay Gruden and post-touchdown stumble

Colt McCoy explains his awkward high-five with Jay Gruden and post-touchdown stumble

The Redskins QB joined ‘The Dan Patrick Show’ Wednesday.

Could 3-D court projections make halftime shows cool again?

Could 3-D court projections make halftime shows cool again?

Yes, especially judging from the sneak peeks the Philadelphia 76ers and Sacramento Kings are giving spectators before games.

Yes, the Redskins knew that CBS analysts were laughing at them

Yes, the Redskins knew that CBS analysts were laughing at them

Ryan Kerrigan to CBS analysts: ‘Guess we’re laughing now’

Jose Canseco tweets photo, is unsure whether he’ll be able to keep finger after shooting

Jose Canseco tweets photo, is unsure whether he’ll be able to keep finger after shooting

Middle finger was accidentally shot off as he cleaned his gun.

Will Buster Posey be Buster Posey in Game 7?

Will Buster Posey be Buster Posey in Game 7?

San Francisco Giants catcher doesn’t have an extra-base hit this month. Can the Giants win if he’s not himself?

At 4-4, Hokies are feeling the heat

At 4-4, Hokies are feeling the heat

Virginia Tech players are soul-searching and criticism is rising as the team’s 21-year streak of bowl bids is in peril.