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Thomas Boswell

Thomas Boswell

Finishing is what the Royals do

In this World Series between Kansas City and San Francisco, who starts isn’t as important as who finishes.

Thomas Boswell

Thomas Boswell

What’s the secret of their success?

At World Series, some ask, ‘Why aren’t the Nats here?’ The answers can be found in the teams that are.

Thomas Boswell

Thomas Boswell

Bats awaken, and so do the Royals

By hitting back, early and often, Kansas City gets even and ignites a competitive World Series.

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Sally Jenkins

Sally Jenkins

Who is the real McCoy?

Colt McCoy will get to show what he’s learned as much as what he has; for NFL quarterbacks, that matters more.

Sally Jenkins

Sally Jenkins

With Redskins, who’s to blame? The answer’s always: Someone else.

Nothing will change in D.C. football until finger-pointing and second-guessing does first.

Sally Jenkins

Sally Jenkins

Delusional Redskins are rich in moral wins — and more rich in actual losses

Falling by only 10 points has somehow turned into a cause for cheerful optimism.

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Mike Wise

Mike Wise

Driving Mr. Bradlee

For one awe-struck sports writer, playing chauffeur for a journalism legend was ride of a lifetime.

Mike Wise

Mike Wise

Resist the urge to bring Robert Griffin III back too soon

Washington doesn’t need short-term gains from its quarterback so much as it needs them in the long term.

Mike Wise

Mike Wise

In NBA, it’s time to give it a rest

Injuries to Paul George, Kevin Durant and Bradley Beal shows there can be too much of a good thing.

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Jason Reid

Jason Reid

The real franchise player

Ryan Kerrigan might not get superstar exposure, but he’s the Redskins best hope on defense.

Jason Reid

Jason Reid

In a dire situation, McCoy delivers

THE TAKEAWAY | Jay Gruden didn’t want to have to turn to Colt McCoy at quarterback, but the third-stringer delivered when called upon.

Jason Reid

Jason Reid

Redskins’ Orakpo bill comes due

COLUMN | Don’t blame Brian Orakpo for taking the money and not fixing Washington’s defense; blame President and General Manager Bruce Allen for giving it to him.

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Norman Chad

Norman Chad

Tried-and-true facts about sports television

COUCH SLOUCH | From Vin Scully to Charles Barkley, there’s never a dull moment in the widening world of sports television.

Norman Chad

Norman Chad

Gotta root for the Royals

COUCH SLOUCH | The poor fans in Kansas City have endured a generation of disappointment.

Norman Chad

Norman Chad

Derek Jeter’s excessive exit

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

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John Feinstein

John Feinstein

Different team, familiar result

COLUMN | The Washington Capitals started their 40th season with a new coach, new players and new hope, but still fell to the Montreal Canadiens, 2-1, in a shootout at Verizon Center.

John Feinstein

John Feinstein

At Michigan, a lot of shaking heads

Amid a hail of losses, embarrassing protocols and conflicting stories, fans can’t remember victors nor valiance.

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.

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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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