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Thomas Boswell

Thomas Boswell

Redskins need Cousins to be ready

RGIII’s injury again means the Redskins will need to figure out what Kirk Cousins can do.

Thomas Boswell

Thomas Boswell

Nats finally have a 1-2 punch

The combination of Denard Span and Anthony Rendon has cured what ailed Washington at the top of the order.

Thomas Boswell

Thomas Boswell

No waves, just wins for these Nats

From top down, the Nationals are an organization allergic to controversy. It might be boring, but there can be no doubting its effectiveness.

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Sally Jenkins

Sally Jenkins

Roger Goodell’s willful blindness

The NFL commissioner’s handling of the Ray Rice case reveals a man who ducks tough issues until he has to.

Sally Jenkins

Sally Jenkins

Are they kidding themselves?

Redskins, Robert Griffin III need to learn difference between self-confidence and self-delusion.

Sally Jenkins

Sally Jenkins

Interest will wane before talent does

It’s great that Little Leaguer Mo’ne Davis grabbed the spotlight, but female athletes remain subject to apathetic sports media.

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Mike Wise

Mike Wise

The Redskins’ dirty little secret

Jay Gruden believed Cousins was better running his offense than RGIII. Now he gets to see if he’s right.

Mike Wise

Mike Wise

In Atlanta, opportunity knocks

The Hawks ownership saga offers a chance for a meaningful discussion of the polarizing issues of race.

Mike Wise

Mike Wise

Rot behind the ‘Shield’

Empowered for years by greedy NFL owners and indifferent fans, commissioner has gone too far.

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Jason Reid

Jason Reid

A West Coast profile?

Given the offense Coach Jay Gruden likes to run, understudy Kirk Cousins might be leading-man material.

Jason Reid

Jason Reid

Redskins thrive against Jacksonville

THE TAKEAWAY | Kirk Cousins is efficient running Jay Gruden’s West Coast offense, and Washington’s pass rush is stellar against the Jaguars.

Jason Reid

Jason Reid

Maryland gets everything — but the win

No moral victories, but Terrapins show progress as they prepare for conference play in the Big Ten.

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Norman Chad

Norman Chad

Derek Jeter’s excessive exit

COUCH SLOUCH | In his final season, Yankees’ shortstop seems poised for sainthood.

Norman Chad

Norman Chad

The ABC’s of bad words

COUCH SLOUCH | The NFL can flag players for troublesome language. Off the field there could be a whole alphabet’s worth of offenders.

Norman Chad

Norman Chad

Great things come in fours

COLUMN | Inspired by LeBron James, Norman Chad provides his Mount Rushmore of everything.

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John Feinstein

John Feinstein

Navy had its chances and had quite a chance

A handful of costly mistakes cost the Midshipmen in their season opener against fifth-ranked Ohio State.

John Feinstein

John Feinstein


Halls should pass on Rose, Bias

Pete Rose, Len Bias were great players, but they don’t deserve to be inducted into any Hall of Fames.

John Feinstein

John Feinstein

‘Sorry’ was the most important word

In returning to Cleveland, LeBron James distinguishes himself by accepting and issuing apologies.

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Andrew Beyer

Andrew Beyer

Pick Five benefits everyone

Bettors get a chance at bigger payouts; tracks get a smaller takeout but profit from more wagers.

Andrew Beyer

Andrew Beyer

California Chrome’s owner erred. Did his jockey err, too?

It wasn’t a perfect trip this time, and Victor Espinoza’s tactical error affected the colt’s Triple Crown shot.

Andrew Beyer

Andrew Beyer

A great story, but a bad bet

Smart handicappers will place their sentiments on California Chrome but put their Belmont wagers elsewhere.

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