Latest from Barry Svrluga

Hires such as United’s Lucy Rushton are called progressive. Soon they will be recognized as smart.

Women sports executives such as the new D.C. general manager won't be exceptions for long.
  • Apr 16, 2021

Nicklas Backstrom’s 1,000 games make him a Capitals pillar. For Backstrom, it means he’s home.

One of the best two-way centers of his era, Nicklas Backstrom came to the Capitals from Sweden at 19 and put down roots in the area, forging relationships that have woven him into the fabric of the D.C. community.
  • Apr 14, 2021

A decade after collapsing, Rory McIlroy is still trying to get off the deck at the Masters

Rory McIlroy's honesty makes him easy to root for, and his struggles at Augusta National hard to watch.
  • Apr 8, 2021

Lee Elder made history at the Masters. He made an impact in Washington.

As Lee Elder returns to Augusta National, recall what he meant to Black golfers in Washington.
  • Apr 8, 2021

How good was that Nationals Opening Day? Let us count the ways.

This Nationals Opening Day wasn’t perfect. It just felt that way.
  • Apr 6, 2021

Out of uncertainty comes a new Nationals motto: ‘Suck it up and deal with it’

The Nationals have (maybe) (finally) made it to Opening Day. Now comes the hard part.
  • Apr 5, 2021

MLB’s decision to move All-Star Game from Atlanta has reach, relevance and ramifications

The move reflects MLB's evolution when it comes to race relations, and shows the American pastime backing a purely American ideal: Democracy
  • Apr 2, 2021

Opening Day was supposed to bring back hope. Instead, the virus won — again.

On Opening Day, an unwanted reminder that our longest season hasn't yet ended.
  • Apr 1, 2021

These Nationals have plenty of strengths — and at least one glaring weakness

As Opening Day approaches, be aware of Washington’s deficiencies on defense, because they’re real and potentially damaging.
  • Mar 31, 2021

60 feet 6 inches is a hallowed baseball number. It might be time for a change.

To save offense and enliven the game, it’s time for baseball to consider the unthinkable.
  • Mar 29, 2021