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Thomas Boswell

Thomas Boswell

It’s all how you bounce back

The Nats make enough mistakes to lose vs. the Brewers, but find a way to overcome them to earn a series win.

Thomas Boswell

Thomas Boswell

Wainwright was Wain-wrong

Giving Derek Jeter something to hit was a kind, but bad, idea. Admitting it was an honest, but worse, idea.

Thomas Boswell

Thomas Boswell

Haunting reminders

With home-field advantage in the World Series going to the winner, history shows the NL may rue its 5-3 loss in the All-Star Game.

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Sally Jenkins

Sally Jenkins

Not to provoke anything, but . . .

On Stephen A. Smith, provocation, and interpreting the NFL message about domestic violence.

Sally Jenkins

Sally Jenkins

Golf history in the making

With his third major championship in four years, Rory McIlroy gives sense that he may be joining all-time greats.

Sally Jenkins

Sally Jenkins

The Open, as seen from Texas

After attending every British Open for 45 years, legendary scribe Dan Jenkins deserves some barbecue.

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Mike Wise

Mike Wise

Vanilla is training camp’s preferred flavor

After Mike Shanahan soap opera, a drama-free training camp is just what Washington needed.

Mike Wise

Mike Wise

Tripping over his shield

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s insensitivity was on display before issuing Ray Rice’s suspension.

Mike Wise

Mike Wise

A team that brought worlds together

Howard University’s soccer team won the 1974 NCAA title; even bigger, it united a campus in a tumultuous time.

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Jason Reid

Jason Reid

He can serve, but can he protect?

Chris Thompson offers Redskins a change of pace as a third-down back, but can he pick up a blitz?

Jason Reid

Jason Reid

Wait until it really matters

The Redskins need an improved pass rush led by Jason Hatcher, which is reason to keep him out of preseason.

Jason Reid

Jason Reid

Keeping RGIII in the pocket

The Redskins made key changes to the offensive line to improve pass protection for the quarterback.

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Norman Chad

Norman Chad

Great things come in fours

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

Norman Chad

Norman Chad

If you can’t beat Nate Silver ...

Norman Chad’s third column disputing the relevance of stats geeks takes aim at the most famous one.

Norman Chad

Norman Chad

Soul-sucking analytics, mindless metrics

We’ve never had so many stats at our fingertips. The problem is, we have no use for them.

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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.

John Feinstein

John Feinstein

An amateur-hour performance

When six-figure college sports administrators claim harm in paying athletes, it’s hard not to laugh.

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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.

Andrew Beyer

Andrew Beyer

Belmont Stakes is an unpredictable stretch

America’s top thoroughbreds are no longer bred to handle the mile and a half in the final leg of the Triple Crown.

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