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Thomas Boswell

Thomas Boswell

At Quicken Loans National, a victory with full Merritt

Iowa native Troy Merritt has had a tumultuous PGA career, but Sunday’s victory at Robert Trent Jones helps make it worth the grind.

Thomas Boswell

Thomas Boswell

Billy Hurley III playing golf this week in hopes of finding his missing father

On July 19, the PGA pro’s father took clothes, cash and drove away. No one has heard from him since.

Thomas Boswell

Thomas Boswell

Unlikely cast has kept the Nationals atop the NL East

Michael A. Taylor, Joe Ross, Clint Robinson, Felipe Rivero and Danny Espinosa all are playing key roles.

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Sally Jenkins

Sally Jenkins

DeflateGate’s real issue: Due process

COLUMN | Roger Goodell’s case against Tom Brady raises questions about the fairness of NFL discipline.

Sally Jenkins

Sally Jenkins

Johnson wins Open; history eludes Spieth; and Old Course remains royal

Grand Slam hopes end, as three-man playoff decides British Open after wild final day at St. Andrews.

Sally Jenkins

Sally Jenkins

Jordan Spieth, Paul Dunne want to make British Open a history major

The Masters and U.S. Open champion and little-known amateur join a charge up the leader board.

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Couch Slouch

Fabiano Caruana and Magnus Carlsen — that’s a title clash worth watching

COUCH SLOUCH | Chess grandmasters’ faceoffs are more exciting than Mayweather-Pacquiao.

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.

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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

Broken Redskins might just have found the fixer they need

GM Scot McCloughan pursued winners in free agency and started a desperately needed culture change.

Jerry Brewer

Jerry Brewer

Redskins’ defensive line is doling out ‘punishment’

The Redskins’ D-line is big, strong and even a little bit crass with a self-proclaimed nickname.

Jerry Brewer

Jerry Brewer

New season, new Gruden

The Redskins’ head coach has a more vanilla public persona in Year 2, but what matters is whether he can teach his players.

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