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Thomas Boswell

Thomas Boswell

Harper gets needed reality check

When Matt Williams benched Bryce Harper for not hustling on Saturday, the Nationals’ manager did the right thing.

Thomas Boswell

Thomas Boswell

Baseball panic springs eternal

There are many reasons to panic about the Nats, and a few might even turn out to be true.

Thomas Boswell

Thomas Boswell

For Spieth, it’s not green jacket time yet

Jordan Spieth reveals his true competitive age with back-to-back misses of four-foot par putts.

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Sally Jenkins

Sally Jenkins

Mocking the draft

Moving pro football’s carnival a month later means even more time for barkers and bytes.

Sally Jenkins

Sally Jenkins

Why a union is wrong for college sports

The problems afflicting college athletics are complex and require more than a blunt solution.

Sally Jenkins

Sally Jenkins

Huskies pick apart Fighting Irish

Connecticut shows why it is a major cut above the competition with a dismantling of Notre Dame.

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Mike Wise

Mike Wise

Desire is driving this run

The Wizards’ heart is on display in Game 2 as they engage in a heated battle and come out on top.

Mike Wise

Mike Wise

Oldest Wizard still has some magic

At 38, Andre Miller is the fifth-oldest player in the NBA, and still searching for his first playoff series win.

Mike Wise

Mike Wise

Winning doesn’t have to be pretty

The Wizards earn a gritty, come-from-behind Game 1 win against the Bulls, beating Chicago at its own rugged game.

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Jason Reid

Jason Reid

In playoffs, the dial gets turned up

John Wall and the Wizards have taken next step; now the climbing will get steep, Isiah Thomas says.

Jason Reid

Jason Reid

The Heat playing it cool

Miami is undaunted by its fall to the No. 2 seed in the East, but will the Heat be able to flip the switch?

Jason Reid

Jason Reid

Wizards warrant more attention

John Wall and company should see an uptick in attendance and fan interest after this season’s success.

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Norman Chad

Norman Chad

Postseason position

With the postseason underway, Couch Slouch offers his 24-second guide to this year’s NBA playoffs.

Norman Chad

Norman Chad

Same bed, different teams

Lakers president Jeanie Buss and new Knicks president Phil Jackson are engaged. Can you say conflict of interest?

Norman Chad

Norman Chad

The real madness of college sports

The games should delight us, not define us. Yet in America, we get the college athletic scandals we cultivate.

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John Feinstein

John Feinstein

Leonsis should avoid the easy route

Firing George McPhee and Adam Oates would appease fans’ anger, but wouldn’t guarantee fixes.

John Feinstein

John Feinstein

Just say no to the pros

College coaches such as John Calipari and Kevin Ollie should realize how good they have it.

John Feinstein

John Feinstein

Two of a kind

President Mark Emmert, Kentucky Coach John Calipari represent everything wrong with college sports.

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Andrew Beyer

Andrew Beyer

Digging the dirt once again

Keeneland, which led the trend toward synthetic track surfaces in 2006, now signals the end of them.

Andrew Beyer

Andrew Beyer

A horse with speed, going too fast

Social Inclusion has promise, but running his third race with an eye on the Kentucky Derby is asking too much.

Andrew Beyer

Andrew Beyer

Moving the starting line

By regularly employing run-ups of varying lengths, tracks make race distances difficult to interpret.

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