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Caps writing a new chapter

COLUMN | Thanks to youngster Evgeny Kuznetsov, Washington may be putting its recent playoff misery to rest.

Nationals lose sixth straight, fall to last in NL East

Doug Fister commits two throwing errors and the Nats leave eight runners on base in another sloppy game.

Wizards keep their focus

After first-round sweep, players ready to advance farther than last season.

Apr 27, 2015; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore police officers stand outside the stadium prior to the cancellation of the game between the Chicago White Sox and Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Orioles home game postponed because of unrest in Baltimore

As violence spread throughout the city after Freddie Gray’s funeral, officials announced the postponement roughly 45 minutes before the scheduled first pitch.

Nats angry after Andrelton Simmons injures Yunel Escobar’s hand with a slide

Nats angry after Andrelton Simmons injures Yunel Escobar’s hand with a slide

The Nationals were unhappy with the slide that knocked their third baseman out of Monday’s game with a bloodied hand.

In Game 7 win, Capitals saved their best performance of the series for last

The Capitals allowed only 11 shots on goal, squelched a late penalty kill and, for only the third time in their past eight Game 7s, advanced into the next round.

Wrestling world mourns the passing of Verne Gagne, who died at 89

Gagne was a pro wrestler in four separate decades, and as a promoter, he helped shape the careers of many of sports entertainment’s biggest names.

J.J. Watt writes letter to fan’s boss so she can attend Texans charity event

J.J. Watt writes letter to fan’s boss so she can attend Texans charity event

The fan starts a new job on Tuesday and the game is on Friday, so she needed the NFL superstar’s intervention.

After late penalty, Capitals’ kill unit stays perfect

After late penalty, Capitals’ kill unit stays perfect

With Game 7 win, Washington remains the only team in the playoffs not to allow a power play goal.

Islanders have a long time to consider what went wrong against Capitals

Islanders have a long time to consider what went wrong against Capitals

Following a one-goal loss in Game 7, New York is left to think about what could have been.

A.J. Cole will start instead of Max Scherzer Tuesday

A.J. Cole will start instead of Max Scherzer Tuesday

The right-handed starter will become the fourth Nationals pitcher to make his major league debut this season when he takes the Turner Field mound.

Barry Trotz gives Washington sports fans a heck of a pep talk

Barry Trotz gives Washington sports fans a heck of a pep talk

Barry Trotz wants D.C. sports fans to forget the dark past and to focus on a bright future.

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Caps writing a new chapter

Caps writing a new chapter

COLUMN | Thanks to youngster Evgeny Kuznetsov, Washington may be putting its recent playoff misery to rest.

Indians’ Trevor Bauer wore boxing gloves in the dugout during a game against the Royals

The Cleveland pitcher was clearly aware of Kansas City’s pugnacious reputation.

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Capitals defeat Islanders in Game 7

Capitals defeat Islanders in Game 7

Washington advances to the Eastern Conference semifinals and will face the New York Rangers next.

Madison Bumgarner takes a big swing at Max Scherzer over comments about DH rule

Madison Bumgarner takes a big swing at Max Scherzer over comments about DH rule

The Giants star notes that Scherzer ‘knew the rules’ when he signed a $210-million contract with the Nationals.

Nationals lose sixth straight, fall to last in NL East

Nationals lose sixth straight, fall to last in NL East

Doug Fister commits two throwing errors and the Nats leave eight runners on base in another sloppy game.

Wizards and Capitals both advance to the second round for the first time ever

Wizards and Capitals both advance to the second round for the first time ever

With several Wizards in attendance, Evgeny Kuznetsov lifts the Caps past the Islanders in Game 7.

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In final regular season game in foreseeable future, No. 9 Stone Bridge edges rival No. 3 Madison in 4-3 thriller

In final regular season game in foreseeable future, No. 9 Stone Bridge edges rival No. 3 Madison in 4-3 thriller

Stone Bridge center fielder Brendan Coale’s throw out at third base preserves No. 9 Bulldogs’ victory over No. 3 Warhawks

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In final regular-season game in foreseeable future, No. 9 Stone Bridge edges rival No. 3 Madison in 4-3 thriller

In final regular-season game in foreseeable future, No. 9 Stone Bridge edges rival No. 3 Madison in 4-3 thriller

Stone Bridge center fielder Brendan Coale’s throw out at third base preserves No. 9 Bulldogs’ victory over No. 3 Warhawks

Caps-Islanders Game 7 best and worst

Caps-Islanders Game 7 best and worst

A veteran with positive Game 7 memories and a kid with virtually no Game 7 memories gave Washington a 2-1 win and a fourth trip to the second round in seven years.

For Capitals, 7 is finally heaven

For Capitals, 7 is finally heaven

Goals by Joel Ward and Evgeny Kuznetsov — plus a late penalty kill — give Washington a 2-1 win over the Islanders and a second-round date with the Rangers.

Kevin Love’s injury gives LeBron James an unwanted pass if Cavaliers don’t win title this year

Kevin Love’s injury gives LeBron James an unwanted pass if Cavaliers don’t win title this year

In the playoffs, Love was finally fitting in with Cleveland. Now, his injury may derail the team’s championship hopes.

Brendan Coale’s throw seals No. 9 Stone Bridge’s win at No. 3 Madison

Brendan Coale’s throw seals No. 9 Stone Bridge’s win at No. 3 Madison

BASEBALL | In the last scheduled installment of a nonconference Northern Virginia rivalry, the Bulldogs survive for a tight road victory.

NFL draft prospect Shane Ray reportedly busted for marijuana

NFL draft prospect Shane Ray reportedly busted for marijuana

The Missouri star becomes the second highly regarded pass rusher to be linked with pot, joining Nebraska’s Randy Gregory.

Wizards’ Paul Pierce bangs on the glass, whips up crowd at Caps-Islanders Game 7

Wizards’ Paul Pierce bangs on the glass, whips up crowd at Caps-Islanders Game 7

The Truth tried to get in the Islanders’ heads while hanging out with Wizards teammates Marcin Gortat, Rasual Butler and John Wall.

Lightning Coach Jon Cooper accuses Red Wings of ‘cheating’

Lightning Coach Jon Cooper accuses Red Wings of ‘cheating’

He wants to see more interference penalties called against Detroit.

Orioles home game postponed because of unrest in Baltimore

Orioles home game postponed because of unrest in Baltimore

As violence spread throughout the city after Freddie Gray’s funeral, officials announced the postponement roughly 45 minutes before the scheduled first pitch.

UFC champ Jon Jones reportedly in police custody on possible felony charge for hit-and-run (updated)

UFC champ Jon Jones reportedly in police custody on possible felony charge for hit-and-run (updated)

Police say that an Albuquerque off-duty officer identified Jones as fleeing a vehicle that struck a pregnant woman, and that marijuana was discovered in the vehicle.

Nationals vs. Braves discussion thread: Game 20

Nationals vs. Braves discussion thread: Game 20

Discuss tonight’s series opener with the Braves here.

Anthony Rendon scratched from rehab game with ‘fatigue’ (UPDATED)

Anthony Rendon scratched from rehab game with ‘fatigue’ (UPDATED)

The Nationals’ Silver Slugger, who seemed to be nearing a return from a left knee injury, was scheduled to play seven to nine innings Monday.

Max Scherzer will not start Tuesday for Nationals

Max Scherzer will not start Tuesday for Nationals

Decision on his replacement to be made after tonight’s game. Matt Williams says Scherzer could be ready to start again before his next turn.

Capitals vs. Islanders: Game 7 discussion thread

Capitals vs. Islanders: Game 7 discussion thread

The Capitals face a daunting Game 7 once again.

Wizards keep their focus

Wizards keep their focus

After first-round sweep, players ready to advance farther than last season.

Orioles postpone game against White Sox amid violent protests in Baltimore

Orioles postpone game against White Sox amid violent protests in Baltimore

The protests occurred after the funeral of Freddie Gray.

Morgan Egloff’s big day leads Landon to IAC golf championship

Morgan Egloff’s big day leads Landon to IAC golf championship

GOLF | Senior Morgan Egloff’s shoots 67 to earn his first individual IAC title and power the Bears to the team championship.

Redskins to pick up RGIII’s option, focus on draft

Redskins to pick up RGIII’s option, focus on draft

GM Scot McCloughan backs Washington’s current quarterbacks, but won’t rule out drafting a new one.

Josh Hamilton trade: Opportunity with Rangers outweighs stench of Angels

Josh Hamilton trade: Opportunity with Rangers outweighs stench of Angels

The Angels didn’t support the troubled outfielder when he didn’t produce. Will his old team, the Rangers?

Former Washington-Lee ice hockey standout Ben Pirko is bound for NCAA champion Union College

Former Washington-Lee ice hockey standout Ben Pirko is bound for NCAA champion Union College

The former Generals defenseman, now at South Kent, expects to suit up for Union in 2018, which would make him a rare local to land a spot on a top Division I ice hockey roster

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Robert Griffin III’s crucial 2015 offseason

Robert Griffin III’s crucial 2015 offseason

Quarterback realizes he can’t win a war of words, and hopes to ‘play big’ in 2015.

Capitals-Islanders Game 7 notes: Washington power play regains form

Capitals-Islanders Game 7 notes: Washington power play regains form

Trotz expects a bigger contribution from Tom Wilson, and the Capitals try to take advantage of New York’s inexperienced third defensive pairing.

Crystal Dunn shows scoring spirit in NWSL

Crystal Dunn shows scoring spirit in NWSL

In two matches since being cut from the U.S. World Cup squad, the second-year pro has scored three goals for Washington.

Capital Classic still attracts top talent

Capital Classic still attracts top talent

The annual high school basketball all-star game boasted a field of competitors as good as the College Basketball Hall-of-Famer has seen.

Tonight’s Nationals-Braves lineups

Tonight’s Nationals-Braves lineups

The right-handed heavy Nationals lineup takes on Braves starter Eric Stults in the first of a three-game set in Atlanta.

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Kaleem Shah and Derby contender Dortmund live the American dream

Kaleem Shah and Derby contender Dortmund live the American dream

The owner, a Virginia businessman and son of an Indian trainer, has a chance to win Saturday’s Kentucky Derby.

Jamie Foxx will sing national anthem before Mayweather-Pacquiao bout

Jamie Foxx will sing national anthem before Mayweather-Pacquiao bout

Grammy/Oscar winner will kick things off Saturday night.

Georgetown is holding a contest to design its new basketball court

Georgetown is holding a contest to design its new basketball court

John Thompson III will have the final say on the Hoyas’ new court.

Maryland pitcher Mike Shawaryn joins USA Collegiate national team

Maryland pitcher Mike Shawaryn joins USA Collegiate national team

In the midst of another dominant season, the sophomore right-hander is one of 24 players to be chosen for national team competition.

Jose Andres successfully performs Heimlich maneuver on fan at Wizards game

Jose Andres successfully performs Heimlich maneuver on fan at Wizards game

If you ever choke on a sausage at a Wizards game, Jose Andres will save you.

Hours away from Game 7, excitement level builds for Capitals

Hours away from Game 7, excitement level builds for Capitals

“It’s Game 7,” forward Jason Chimera said. “It’s a fun time of year. This is what you play for.“

How clean will the fight be?

How clean will the fight be?

Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather have volunteered for drug testing, but some aren't sure even that's enough.

Off-ice friendship between Tavares and Strome leads to on-ice chemistry for Islanders

“To be honest, he’s not a very hard guy to play with. I think you can put any guy on our team on his line, and it would look pretty good,” Ryan Strome said of John Tavares.

Celtics’ Kelly Olynyk: ‘I’d probably get killed if I went to Cleveland right now’

Celtics’ Kelly Olynyk: ‘I’d probably get killed if I went to Cleveland right now’

Denying an intent to injure isn’t going to help Cavs player heal.