Sports Columns & Blogs

Thomas Boswell

Thomas Boswell

Given time, Wall has seized the moment

John Wall’s gradual growth provides a valuable lesson to other D.C. teams as they evaluate their young stars.

Thomas Boswell

Thomas Boswell

With win against the Eagles, Gruden
can count on not getting fired

For better or worse, the coach and RGIII will likely get a chance for a do-over next season.

Thomas Boswell

Thomas Boswell

Nats take their time. That’s just fine.

COLUMN | By taking the long view on building a contender, Washington provides a model for others — especially the local football team — to follow.

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Sally Jenkins

Sally Jenkins

Time to end fantasy football

Robert Griffin III played better because his head got a little smaller, and smarter.

Sally Jenkins

Sally Jenkins

NCAA reform looks disturbingly familiar

Who can fix what ails college sports? The NCAA seems to think it should be the same people who broke them.

Sally Jenkins

Sally Jenkins

Police shouldn’t make veiled threats after Rams’ ‘Don’t shoot’ gesture

Whatever you think about the players recognizing the protests, it is a First Amendment issue.

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Mike Wise

Mike Wise

Once again with feeling

After 11 years as a sports columnist, the people and emotions linger more strongly than the stats and scores.

Mike Wise

Mike Wise

The smiling soul of the Wizards

In little more than a year with Washington, Marcin Gortat has formed relationships that go much deeper than merely on the floor.

Mike Wise

Mike Wise

The losses are hard enough to take

Rooting for Washington’s NFL team has become tiresome; one move by ownership could make it easier

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Jason Reid

Jason Reid

Gruden must stay grounded

Rookie coach is a quarterback specialist; to turn around Redskins, he must use everything else.

Jason Reid

Jason Reid

It’s not all Haslett’s fault, but . . .

There’s a lot to fix on the Redskins’ defense, but it’s probably time to turn it over to a new mechanic.

Jason Reid

Jason Reid

Gruden finds a blueprint to help Griffin succeed

In 27-24 win against the Eagles, Jay Gruden devised a plan that helped Robert Griffin III play well enough to win.

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Norman Chad

Norman Chad

Dan Snyder’s losing record

COUCH SLOUCH | Since buying the Washington’s NFL franchise in 1999, Snyder has made one mistake after another.

Norman Chad

Norman Chad

Not-so-modest proposals

COUCH SLOUCH | Here are some revolutionary rule changes that could make the league even better.

Norman Chad

Norman Chad

A sure bet for the NFL

COUCH SLOUCH | The league should not only support sports betting, it should run its own wagering operation.

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John Feinstein

John Feinstein

It’s time for the D.C. Five

COLUMN | Maryland and Georgetown must follow Philly’s example and kick-start an area college basketball series.

John Feinstein

John Feinstein

In NCAA basketball, sophomores are the new freshmen

Kentucky is expected to dominate this season thanks to keeping some prized recruits for more than a year.

John Feinstein

John Feinstein

Maryland’s win over Penn State was big — but they lost a lot more

The team’s behavior before the Penn State game negated any goodwill earned by the victory.

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Andrew Beyer

Andrew Beyer

Eclipse Awards in the correct light

Voters shouldn’t overthink Horse of the Year (Bayern) but should think about top trainer (Art Sherman).

Andrew Beyer

Andrew Beyer

Bayern deserved Breeders’ Cup win

Penalizing horses for one unavoidable bump in the first stride would create chaos in the sport.

Andrew Beyer

Andrew Beyer

‘California,’ here they come

Breeders’ Cup Classic will show what Triple Crown didn’t: California Chrome isn’t best in 3-year-old class.

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