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Thomas Boswell

Thomas Boswell

Time for some straight talk: Redskins most likely will be bad for a while

NFL teams that struggle in consecutive seasons as Washington has don’t turn around too quickly.

Thomas Boswell

Thomas Boswell

Harper’s numbers project him to join some pretty elite company

At 22, the Nationals slugger may be having a career year — or could be offering a mere hint of what’s to come.

Thomas Boswell

Thomas Boswell

Finally lined up, this Nats rotation makes a specialty of setting ’em down

COLUMN | The team’s vaunted pitching staff is healthy at last — and leaving opponents with blank expressions.

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Sally Jenkins

Sally Jenkins

Finding success at All-England club, where everyone is strung a little tight

Serena Williams and Andy Murray among those who keep their nerves as Wimbledon’s second week opens.

Sally Jenkins

Sally Jenkins

Roger Goodell has one credible option: Pardon Brady, blame lax protocols

To preserve the stature of his office, the commissioner must acknowledge lack of evidence in DeflateGate case.

Sally Jenkins

Sally Jenkins

As Brady appeal nears, Roger Goodell is stuck in a corner of his own creation

New analysis suggests flaws in Wells report that NFL commissioner used as basis for DeflateGate penalties.

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Couch Slouch

Why women should go all in on poker

COUCH SLOUCH | Despite how the game has grown more popular over the years, remarkably few women participate in tournaments.

Norman Chad

Norman Chad

Switch pitcher Pat Venditte is baseball’s most fascinating player

COUCH SLOUCH | Hitting from both sides of the plate is almost normal, but pitching with both arms is virtually historical.

Norman Chad

Norman Chad

Couch Slouch’s exclusive ‘interview’ with Sepp Blatter

Okay, he didn’t really sit down with the resigning FIFA president. But if he had, here’s how it might have gone.

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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

American Pharoah deserves his place in horse-racing history

Because the Triple Crown is a more difficult feat than it once was, colt is superb, even if he’s no Secretariat.

Andrew Beyer

Andrew Beyer

What happened to the Belmont Stakes? Breeders de-emphasized stamina

With a focus on speed, there’s no incentive to mate horses who can handle the mile and a half.

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.

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Jerry Brewer

Jerry Brewer

For United States, a display of dominance at Women’s World Cup

COLUMN | The 5-2 victory over Japan shows the U.S. maintains its international supremacy in women’s soccer.

Jerry Brewer

Jerry Brewer

U.S. women’s team wants to keep its hard-fought soccer tradition alive

Players hope to give retiring star Abby Wambach the one prize that has eluded her.

Jerry Brewer

Jerry Brewer

Nationals Manager Matt Williams is not one for looking back

As playoff nemesis San Francisco returns to Nationals Park, the manager prefers to think on this season, not last.

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