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Thomas Boswell

Thomas Boswell

Two months into season, the Nationals look to have what matters most

Having weathered injuries and found a true ace and slugger, Washington is well-positioned for long haul.

Thomas Boswell

Thomas Boswell

What is it about Stephen Strasburg that makes baseball observers see red?

Nationals pitcher’s mental makeup doesn’t match his physical gifts, but he deserves time to grow.

Thomas Boswell

Thomas Boswell

With patience and power, Bryce Harper has arrived

The Nationals’ 22-year-old slugger is having the kind of season many have expected since he first came to Washington.

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Sally Jenkins

Sally Jenkins

In trying to restore his authority, Goodell undermined his credibility

NFL commissioner took a hard stance in DeflateGate — and in doing so, overstepped his bounds.

Sally Jenkins

Sally Jenkins

New-look Capitals have same old result

Revamped team seemed improved from playoffs past, but second-round loss to Rangers is all too familiar.

Sally Jenkins

Sally Jenkins

DeflateGate punishments are NFL’s weak attempts to right its own wrongs

Roger Goodell was soft on issues that mattered, so he hammered Patriots and Tom Brady on something trivial.

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Jason Reid

Jason Reid

Maryland’s win over Wisconsin shows Terps can make NCAA tournament run

Behind Dez Wells and Melo Trimble, the Terrapins display a toughness that could take them far in March.

Jason Reid

Jason Reid

Mark Turgeon turns it around with Maryland

It wasn’t too long ago that many were wondering whether Mark Turgeon could build a program at Maryland. They aren’t wondering any more.

Jason Reid

Jason Reid

The Redskins send a disenchanting message by backing Robert Griffin III

Putting the fourth-year quarterback atop the depth chart reinforces the belief that the team often makes decisions for the wrong reasons.

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Couch Slouch

Marlins hire a manager with no experience, but how hard could it be?

COUCH SLOUCH | Dan Jennings’s appointment was met with outrage, but Miami might not be in bad shape.

Couch Slouch

Isiah Thomas and other bizarre fits for top jobs in sports

COUCH SLOUCH | Sometimes, the strangest “leaders” are chosen.

Norman Chad

Norman Chad

Congrats on the NBA coach of the year award. By the way, you’re fired.

COUCH SLOUCH | The honor is a kiss of death, most recently for Scott Brooks. Beware, Mike Budenholzer.

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John Feinstein

John Feinstein

Why shouldn’t the LPGA have a Masters?

With the right scheduling, Paula Creamer’s idea for a women’s major at Augusta has a lot of merit.

John Feinstein

John Feinstein

Wisconsin’s Bo Ryan nears the pinnacle

After stunning Kentucky, the Badgers coach, 67, is one victory away from his first national championship.

John Feinstein

John Feinstein

For Travis Trice Jr. and Michigan State, a hard-earned spotlight

The senior guard has become an NCAA tournament star after ceding a starting role, but that’s not all.

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Andrew Beyer

Andrew Beyer

Tax rules on horse track winnings in desperate need of modification

Regulations made with other games in mind hurt winning tickets on popular exotic wagers.

Andrew Beyer

Andrew Beyer

‘Pharoah’ is impressive in Preakness, but he left room for doubt at Belmont

ANDREW BEYER | Baffert’s colt rumbles through the slop for a seven-length victory. Yet there will still be challengers to his Triple Crown bid.

Andrew Beyer

Andrew Beyer

The Preakness is a three-horse chase, and it all depends on how they break

American Pharoah, Firing Line and Dortmund ran 1-2-3 in the Derby, and the race won’t unfold the same way.

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