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Bradley Beal arrives

COLUMN | Though he’s not yet 21, Washington’s hottest shot late in Game 2 displays a cool, mature demeanor.

Connie Marrero dies at 102

The oldest living Major Leaguer -- and a former Washington Senator -- is gone.

Tonight’s Nationals-Angels lineups

Anthony Rendon is back to hitting second and Adam LaRoche is back in the lineup.

What happens after you catch a 500th home run ball?

The ball could be worth a pretty penny, but would you keep it and sell it, or give it back?

Miami Heat's LeBron James, right, reacts as he talks with official Michael Smith during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers, Friday, April 11, 2014, in Miami. The Heat defeated the Pacers 98-86. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Proving his mental mettle

COLUMN | LeBron James doesn’t need to lead the Heat to its third straight title show his inner strength.

Rehab updates on Ryan Zimmerman, Scott Hairston

Rehab updates on Ryan Zimmerman, Scott Hairston

Zimmerman is exercising with an immobilized right thumb and Hairston took his first on-field batting practice since injury.

Otto Porter still in Wizards’ plans

Otto Porter still in Wizards’ plans

As team battles in playoffs, its No. 1 draft choice remains on bench but is still optimistic about his future.

Michael Phelps returns to pool without Speedo

Michael Phelps returns to pool without Speedo

Olympic great ends his retirement with a splashy change in attire.

Video: Real Madrid 1, Bayern Munich 0

Video: Real Madrid 1, Bayern Munich 0

Karim Benzema’s early goal lifted the Spanish side over the title holders in the first leg of Champions League semifinal.

NFL expands flex scheduling start to Week 5 to avoid dud games

NFL expands flex scheduling start to Week 5 to avoid dud games

There’s a limit, though, to the new rule, which will permit cross-flexing of games now.

Connie Marrero dies at 102

The oldest living Major Leaguer -- and a former Washington Senator -- is gone.

Tonight’s Nationals-Angels lineups

Tonight’s Nationals-Angels lineups

Anthony Rendon is back to hitting second and Adam LaRoche is back in the lineup.

Dolphins needs Tannehill’s deep ball to get better

Dolphins needs Tannehill’s deep ball to get better

It may take more than a change of offensive coordinator to get the quarterback to connect down the field more than 22 percent of the time.

What happens after you catch a 500th home run ball?

What happens after you catch a 500th home run ball?

The ball could be worth a pretty penny, but would you keep it and sell it, or give it back?

Wrigley Field turns 100

Wrigley Field turns 100

A giant cake and an inside look at Wrigley Field’s guts mark the 100th anniversary of America’s second-oldest ballpark behind Fenway.

Cavaliers master multitasking

Cavaliers master multitasking

SOFTBALL | Even with a third of the roster balancing competitive band commitments, Spalding still sits in second in the IAAM-A standings.

Jose Fernandez’s ‘lucky game’ included 14 Ks

Jose Fernandez’s ‘lucky game’ included 14 Ks

All those K’s? ‘Lucky game,’ Marlins’ pitcher says.

Andre Miller’s trip through the media dining buffet

Before the Wizards earned a crucial Game 2 road win, Andre Miller got some reporters’ corn and salad.

Terps hire Cliff Warren as new director of operations

The former Jacksonville head coach and Georgia Tech assistant joins Mark Turgeon’s staff.

Kaplan, Huskies are still perfect

Kaplan, Huskies are still perfect

GIRLS’ SOCCER | With Courtenay Kaplan guarding the goal, Tuscarora is 8-0 and has yet to concede a goal this season.

D.C. United news and notes

D.C. United news and notes

Pontius’ hamstring surgery. Hamid’s status and other injuries. Olsen’s reaction to referee review. Academy updates.

Phil Jackson says James Dolan hasn’t weighed in on coach, Jeanie Buss has

Phil Jackson says James Dolan hasn’t weighed in on coach, Jeanie Buss has

The Knicks new regime takes shape with all the drama expected when the Meddler hired the Zen Master.

Riverdale’s Terrill approaches milestone

Riverdale’s Terrill approaches milestone

BASEBALL | In his 38th year as skipper, Riverdale Baptist’s Terry Terrill is one win away from 1,000 for his career; Georgetown Prep has a mental edge

Anthony wants ‘Dwight Howard’ treatment

Anthony wants ‘Dwight Howard’ treatment

Knicks star hopes to get recruited by prospective suitors.

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Proving his mental mettle

Proving his mental mettle

COLUMN | LeBron James doesn’t need to lead the Heat to its third straight title show his inner strength.

Spartans keep rolling along

Spartans keep rolling along

BOYS’ SOCCER | Broad Run has won three straight games, including a convincing 3-0 victory Tuesday against then-undefeated Tuscarora.

Virginia Tech’s quarterback search

Virginia Tech’s quarterback search

The Hokies’ decision will only become more convoluted after Saturday’s annual spring game.

Nationals offensive trends to watch

Nationals offensive trends to watch

Encouraging and concerning subplots in the Nationals offense.

Spalding ready to play spoiler

Spalding ready to play spoiler

GIRLS’ LACROSSE | Not since 2009 has a team beaten IAAM-A power McDonogh, but No. 6 Spalding is ready to tackle the feat on Friday.

Clemson’s Swinney says all faiths are welcome

Clemson’s Swinney says all faiths are welcome

Swinney issues statement after watchdog group alleges that he coerces players into religious activities.

Video

Landon's Lynch, O'Brien lead Bears toward IAC crown

Landon's Lynch, O'Brien lead Bears toward IAC crown

Sam Lynch and Sean O'Brien discuss how Landon has prepared them to play lacrosse at the next level.

Statue of Penn State’s Joe Paterno statue planned for downtown State College

Statue of Penn State’s Joe Paterno statue planned for downtown State College

Fund-raising effort underway to place bronze work outside the Tavern Restaurant.

MMA company offers $5k to knock out fighter

MMA company offers $5k to knock out fighter

Rousey’s rude words about rival could get her punched extra, extra hard.

NFL draft: 3 DL who could fit Redskins

NFL draft: 3 DL who could fit Redskins

If Washington is looking for defensive line prospects in the NFL draft, here are three; one each who should be available early, mid-draft and late.

How do Maryland’s contracts measure up?

Quite favorably, it would seem. Even with significant raises elsewhere, the Terps will rank in the upper echelon of Big Ten salaries.

Rugby player takes hilarious dive

Rugby player takes hilarious dive

If you think the melodramatic dives in soccer or basketball are terrible, you need to watch this one from a Tuesday spar between two Samoan rugby teams.

Wizards-Bulls Game 2: By the Numbers

Wizards-Bulls Game 2: By the Numbers

Washington has proven superior defensively, holding the Bulls to just 12 points in the fourth quarter of Games 1 and 2.

A father and son pitching duo that knows the 500 HR club

A father and son pitching duo that knows the 500 HR club

Floyd Bannister and son Brian each gave up home runs to four members of the 500 Home Run Club

Peyton Manning might be the best gym teacher ever (video)

Peyton Manning might be the best gym teacher ever (video)

In visit to elementary school, Broncos quarterback found one kid for a long TD pass.

Duncan gave Parker the silent treatment

Duncan gave Parker the silent treatment

‘It was kind of weird,’ Parker recalls.

Beal: St. Louis pizza is better than Chicago pizza

Beal: St. Louis pizza is better than Chicago pizza

Wizards star doubles down on his assault against ‘that fat pie piece, whatever it’s called.’

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Bradley Beal arrives

Bradley Beal arrives

COLUMN | Though he’s not yet 21, Washington’s hottest shot late in Game 2 displays a cool, mature demeanor.

Legler: Wizards have no weaknesses

Legler: Wizards have no weaknesses

ESPN analyst and former Bullet says Washington is a dangerous team in the East.

Amazon inks deal to deliver Kenny Powers instantly

Amazon inks deal to deliver Kenny Powers instantly

Amazon announced a content licensing agreement with HBO today to make Prime Instant Video the exclusive online-only subscription home for a good bit of HBO programming.

Stallions stand alone after win

Stallions stand alone after win

BOYS’ LACROSSE | South County becomes the last unbeaten team in Virginia 6A after an 8-6 victory over defending state champion Chantilly.

Albert Pujols called his home-run shots -- both of them

Albert Pujols called his home-run shots -- both of them

Angels slugger wasn’t clairvoyant enough to get his wife to the ballpark in Washington, though.

BU women’s basketball coach resigns

BU women’s basketball coach resigns

Greenberg ends her 10-season reign after BU convened a panel to examine allegations that her “coaching technique” involved mistreating players.

Champions League: Real Madrid, Bayern Munich to square off again

Champions League: Real Madrid, Bayern Munich to square off again

Familiar foes to clash in heavyweight semifinal bout.

Wizards coach has the best winning percentage in postseason history

Wizards coach has the best winning percentage in postseason history

Two games into his playoff career, Randy Wittman resides one spot ahead of Phil Jackson in winning percentage.

Wizards in rare company with 2-0 series lead

Wizards in rare company with 2-0 series lead

Only twice before has the road team taken a 2-0 series lead in the first round during a best of seven series.

Eli Manning wants to reinvent himself this season -- whenever he’s ready

Eli Manning wants to reinvent himself this season -- whenever he’s ready

New York Giants quarterback will get a late start because of ankle surgery, but he’ll get a “clean slate” after disastrous season.

Wizards open playoff series with two wins for first time since 1982

Wizards open playoff series with two wins for first time since 1982

Back then, two wins was enough to clinch a first round series.

Wizards stifle Bulls in Game 2

Wizards stifle Bulls in Game 2

The Wizards held the Bulls to one field goal over the final eight minutes of the fourth quarter.

Three fun things about Raptors-Nets series (one involves Drake)

Three fun things about Raptors-Nets series (one involves Drake)

The Toronto Sun is winning the tabloid war and that 3D sign gets everyone every time.

Pacers brawled in practice

Pacers brawled in practice

In-fighting is the latest reason why Indiana might be the least cohesive No. 1 seed ever.