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Redskins ride ground game to victory

Matt Jones rushes for 123 yards and two touchdowns and Alfred Morris adds 59 yards as Washington evens its record at 1-1.

Maybe we all owe an apology to the O-line. I’ll start.

COLUMN There were a lot of jokes about the Redskins’ line during the preseason. Those appear to have been, well, stupid.

Redskins forge an identity

COLUMN | The emerging Matt Jones, the stalwart Alfred Morris and the five guys up front have the makings of a winner.

Nationals hammer Marlins, boosting dim playoff hopes

Seven-run sixth inning supports Stephen Strasburg in lopsided win. Then there was some scoreboard-watching in New York.

LANDOVER, MD - SEPTEMBER, 20:  Washington Redskins nose tackle Chris Baker (92) and  tackle Terrance Knighton (98) celebrate their game winning stop in the fourth quarter against the St. Louis Rams at FedEx Field on September 20, 2015 in Landover, MD. (Jonathan Newton / The Washington Post)

A blueprint for happy Sundays

COLUMN | A punishing run game, two waves of defensive linemen and rare sights — a joyful locker room, cheers at FedEx.

Maryland vs. Wisconsin: Previewing the game

Maryland vs. Wisconsin: Previewing the game

Maryland could take a half-game lead in the Big Ten standing with a win over the red-hot Badgers on Saturday.

NBA All-Star Weekend: Kevin Durant addresses impending free agency, expresses love for the DMV

NBA All-Star Weekend: Kevin Durant addresses impending free agency, expresses love for the DMV

“I’m always going to be a part of that community no matter what.“

TV and radio listings: February 13

TV and radio listings: February 13

TV and radio listings: February 13

Jason Sudeikis lights up the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

Jason Sudeikis lights up the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

The comedian showed that he’s got game during All-Star Weekend.

Charles Woodson replacing Keyshawn Johnson on ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown

Charles Woodson replacing Keyshawn Johnson on ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown

Woodson is venturing into the world of television following an 18-year NFL career.

All you need to do to win $100,000 is beat Roy Jones Jr. in the ring

All you need to do to win $100,000 is beat Roy Jones Jr. in the ring

One lucky fan could get a chance to win big money just by knocking out a former middleweight, super middleweight, light heavyweight and heavyweight champ.

Mark Turgeon fires back at criticism of Maryland’s Under Armour basketballs

Mark Turgeon fires back at criticism of Maryland’s Under Armour basketballs

Maryland’s Under Armour basketballs come under attack again, in which Turgeon responds: ‘You’re not going to hear any excuses from me about balls.’

Terps, Badgers ‘completely different’ entering Big Ten basketball rematch

Terps, Badgers ‘completely different’ entering Big Ten basketball rematch

No. 2 Maryland has climbed into tie for the Big Ten lead, while Wisconsin is on a six-game winning streak.

Nats promo schedule includes six bobbleheads and the return of Star Wars Day

Nats promo schedule includes six bobbleheads and the return of Star Wars Day

Other theme games for 2016 include Rat Pack Night and Oktoberfest.

Duke basketball, down by its standards, enters Virginia game on uptick

Duke basketball, down by its standards, enters Virginia game on uptick

The Blue Devils are on a three-game win streak since falling out of the AP rankings for the first time since 2007.

Gregg Popovich and LeBron James highlight NBA All-Star Game media day

Gregg Popovich and LeBron James highlight NBA All-Star Game media day

LeBron to the Spurs? Impossible now, but fun to imagine.

Report: Chris Bosh to be replaced by Al Horford in NBA All-Star Game

Report: Chris Bosh to be replaced by Al Horford in NBA All-Star Game

This would have been a nice return to Toronto for the former Raptor. Instead, NBA fans will see Horford, who is reportedly on the trading block.

Nationals expected to be aggressive in the international market

Nationals expected to be aggressive in the international market

The upcoming international signing period may be the best time to spend over the bonus pool limits.

Lionel Messi shows off ‘lightning’-fast whip in response to Ronaldo-Ferrari rumor

Messi’s new whip may not be a Ferrari, but it does talk.

John Wall says he will play in NBA All-Star Game after injuring right knee

John Wall says he will play in NBA All-Star Game after injuring right knee

The Wizards guard bruised his right knee in Thursday’s loss to the Milwaukee Bucks.

Lefty Driesell, Allen Iverson named as finalists for Basketball Hall of Fame

Lefty Driesell, Allen Iverson named as finalists for Basketball Hall of Fame

They still have to clear one more committee vote to get in.

A tennis umpire was banned for betting, but was allowed to work the U.S. Open

Denis Pitner of Croatia was able to pick up his U.S. Open credential despite the ban.

Lil’ Wayne congratulates his ‘homie’ Alex Ovechkin after hat trick

Lil’ Wayne congratulates his ‘homie’ Alex Ovechkin after hat trick

Ovechkin and the rapper go way back -- to 2011.

Capitals’ Nicklas Backstrom is making his shots count

Capitals’ Nicklas Backstrom is making his shots count

With prodding from Coach Barry Trotz, the Capitals’ pass-happy center is producing more goals.

Evgeny Kuznetsov passes concussion evaluation and is expected to play Saturday

Evgeny Kuznetsov passes concussion evaluation and is expected to play Saturday

Kuznetsov got hurt on a faceoff in the third period against the Minnesota Wild.

A media member just set the standard for Kobe Bryant send-off gifts

A media member just set the standard for Kobe Bryant send-off gifts

You’ve never seen Kobe quite like this.

Georgetown Hoyas desperate to fill holes in NCAA tournament portfolio

Georgetown Hoyas desperate to fill holes in NCAA tournament portfolio

The Hoyas have a big opportunity vs. No. 20 Providence, but must snap a three-game road losing streak.

Jackie Robinson’s daughter talks about her dad and baseball, and children today

Jackie Robinson’s daughter talks about her dad and baseball, and children today

Sharon Robinson returned to Washington this week bringing her own message of overcoming obstacles.

Wisconsin not looking forward to playing with Terps’ Under Armour basketball

Wisconsin not looking forward to playing with Terps’ Under Armour basketball

Badgers forward Nigel Hayes doesn’t like the UA ball ‘whatsoever.’

Tony Stewart says he’s ‘never been hurt so bad running 5 mph in my life’

Tony Stewart says he’s ‘never been hurt so bad running 5 mph in my life’

He apparently wasn’t going very fast when he flipped over a sand dune.

Charles Barkley is all kinds of wrong about Steph Curry

Charles Barkley is all kinds of wrong about Steph Curry

Charles Barkley thinks Curry is “just a great shooter” and not much else.

Men’s college lacrosse 2016: Previewing the D.C. region

Men’s college lacrosse 2016: Previewing the D.C. region

A look at Georgetown, Maryland, Navy and Virginia entering the season, which begins for most teams on Saturday.

College lacrosse preview: Maryland women’s rebuilding is others’ reloading

College lacrosse preview: Maryland women’s rebuilding is others’ reloading

Terps must replace half their starters, but are ranked No.1 as they open quest for third straight national title.

ACC sees no issue playing in Maryland’s back yard without Terps

ACC sees no issue playing in Maryland’s back yard without Terps

Commissioner John Swofford says next month’s tournament in D.C. remains a ‘very logical geographic fit.’

Ted Leonsis shall replace the hat you tossed for Alex Ovechkin’s hat trick

Ted Leonsis shall replace the hat you tossed for Alex Ovechkin’s hat trick

Capitals fans showed Ovechkin some love on the road in Minnesota.

Bryce Harper rooting for Jonathan Papelbon to save 60 games and win the Cy Young

Bryce Harper rooting for Jonathan Papelbon to save 60 games and win the Cy Young

Harper says he’s put last year’s dugout incident behind him.

Adidas assures its athletes that it won’t fire them if they come out as gay

A clause promising that will be written into their endorsement contracts.

Forget $400 million. Bryce Harper should be worth more than $600 million.

Forget $400 million. Bryce Harper should be worth more than $600 million.

Harper will make $5 million in 2016, is eligible for arbitration beginning in 2017 and doesn’t become a free agent until 2019.

Canada’s basketball rise hits a new peak with NBA All-Star Game

Canada’s basketball rise hits a new peak with NBA All-Star Game

The country boasts an influx of young talent and a streaking NBA franchise with a newly national reach.

Louisiana governor threatens to cut LSU football over budget concerns

Louisiana governor threatens to cut LSU football over budget concerns

“If the legislature fails to act and we are forced to proceed with these cuts ... that means you can say farewell to college football next fall.“

Matt Forte posts sad Instagram saying his time with the Bears is over

He’s been one of the more durable, versatile running backs in the league, but he also just turned 30.

Losing John Wall to injury would make the Wizards the equivalent of the Lakers

Losing John Wall to injury would make the Wizards the equivalent of the Lakers

Washington’s already-slim playoff hopes take a sharp decline if Wall’s knee injury proves to be trouble.

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Dusty Baker’s long and winding road

Dusty Baker’s long and winding road

A rich life in and out of baseball has led the Nationals’ new manager home.

How 21 daring Maryland fans got insanely cheap season tickets

How 21 daring Maryland fans got insanely cheap season tickets

Maryland sold out of season tickets for the first time in a decade. A handful of fans, though, sneak in the building with the best deal going.

NBA continues its march toward putting ads on jerseys

NBA continues its march toward putting ads on jerseys

League owners will talk about the subject at All-Star Weekend, with the hope that a vote is taken in April.

Could Bryce Harper be MLB’s first $400 million man? Don’t sell him short.

Could Bryce Harper be MLB’s first $400 million man? Don’t sell him short.

Harper also weighs in on Ian Desmond’s free agent status.

NBA trade deadline rumor roundup: Blockbuster involving Carmelo Anthony in the offing?

NBA trade deadline rumor roundup: Blockbuster involving Carmelo Anthony in the offing?

Who is on the move before the Feb. 18 NBA trade deadline? We’ve got the latest.

Coolidge DE Jamar Bolden commits to Marshall after ‘out of nowhere’ scholarship offer

Coolidge DE Jamar Bolden commits to Marshall after ‘out of nowhere’ scholarship offer

Coolidge senior Jamar Bolden earns a late scholarship offer from Marshall after National Signing Day to become one of the Washington area’s more unlikely Division-I football recruits this year.

Friday kickaround

Friday kickaround

Arsenal to America for MLS All-Star Game. CONCACAF Olympic women’s qualifying. Odd penalty kick video. D.C. United talks, trialist and friendly vs. Freddy Adu.