Mystics count on balance in WNBA playoffs

(Jessica Hill / Associated Press)

Coach Mike Thibault counts pluses and minuses of doing without a go-to player heading into playoff opener at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indiana on Thursday.

Sports photo galleries

Redskins vs. Browns

The Washington Redskins take on the Cleveland Browns at FedEx Field

The 26th man

Washington Nationals hopeful Tyler Moore’s major league dreams meet minor league reality.

Oscar Pistorius on trial

The Olympic athlete faces charges of premeditated murder in the Valentine’s Day 2013 shooting of his girlfriend.

Redskins manhandle Patriots in first preseason game

Washington led New England for the entire game in its 23-6 preseason win.

First-year coach gives Avalon football a new look

Several talented transfers have followed Tyree Spinner, who was let go by Wootton last year, to the small, all-boys private school.

Redskins drill with Patriots at training camp

Day 3 of the Redskins joint practice with the Patriots in Richmond, Va.

Redskins Training Camp

Day 10: A little bit of work, a little bit of play on fan appreciation day.

Rory McIlroy wins British Open

The 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool in Hoylake, England.

20 stunning images from the Tour de France

The first half of the world’s most famous cycling race, which runs from July 5 through 27, wound from Britain through the French countryside and into Belgium.

The waiting game

Starting pitchers like Doug Fister must make the most of their time off the mound.

The 2014 ESPY awards

Onstage, backstage and on the red carpet, the awards had style, swagger and heartfelt, unexpected grace.

Worth the weight

The last time an American man won a medal at the Olympics was in 1984; 14-year-old C.J. Cummings just might be the next one.

Sports videos

Tennessee Titans take ALS challenge for Tim Shaw

Tennessee Titans take ALS challenge for Tim Shaw

Former Tennessee Titans linebacker Tim Shaw revealed he has ALS in his Ice Bucket Challenge video. His former NFL teammates responded by taking the icy plunge too.
Sleeper picks for fantasy football quarterback

Sleeper picks for fantasy football quarterback

The Post Sports Live crew offers picks for fantasy quarterbacks beyond the top three of Peyton Manning, Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers.
New season, new playoff system

New season, new playoff system

The Post Sports Live crew predicts which college football teams will thrive under the new rules.
Should the Nationals be concerned about Soriano?

Should the Nationals be concerned about Soriano?

Since the All-Star Break, Rafael Soriano has three blown saves and a 7.71 ERA in 11 appearances. The Post Sports Live crew debates whether the Nationals should be concerned by the closer's performances.
Is Manziel the Harper of the NFL?

Is Manziel the Harper of the NFL?

The Post discusses the Cleveland quarterback’s flip out on the sideline during Monday's preseason game.
What to watch for in Redskins-Ravens preseason game

What to watch for in Redskins-Ravens preseason game

The Post Sports Live crew previews what to watch for in Saturday's Redskins game against Baltimore.
RGIII needs to learn to slide

RGIII needs to learn to slide

The Post Sports Live crew tackles Monday night's Redskins-Browns preseason game, and discusses quarterback Robert Griffin III's performance and what he needs to improve on.
RGIII shows weaknesses against Browns, concern for Nationals' Soriano

RGIII shows weaknesses against Browns, concern for Nationals' Soriano

The Washington Post's Jonathan Forsythe, Neil Greenberg, Brandon Parker and Mike Wise discuss Robert Griffin's performance in the Redskins preseason game against the Browns, express concern over Nationals' closer Rafael Soriano's recent struggles, and look ahead to the college football playoffs.
Redskins squeak out a win

Redskins squeak out a win

The Post's Scott Allen and Gene Wang discuss the tight finish between the Redskins and Browns.
Man builds statue out of golf balls

Man builds statue out of golf balls

An Iowa man used 600 golf balls to make a 6-foot-tall statue of a golfer swinging a club. Kevin Pingel said he decided to create the statue after collecting hundreds of golf balls from his yard on a golf course.