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After covering everything for 52 years, it’s time to see what I missed

A career spent in a long, rich conversation with friends and neighbors about a mutual love of sports has been a sinfully good time.

Washington Post sports columnist Thomas Boswell to retire after 52-year career

Boswell spent decades in baseball clubhouses, NFL locker rooms, golf courses, boxing gyms, bowling alleys, poolhalls and anywhere else the story of modern life could be told through competition.

Capitals’ Tom Wilson says Rangers altercation ‘took on a new life after the game’

“After the play, I would have never thought that all this would have blown up,” Tom Wilson said. “It seemed [like a] fairly routine hockey scrum to me."

Nationals flip the power on, blast four homers in 11-4 rout of the Yankees

Josh Harrison, Josh Bell, Yan Gomes and Juan Soto all connect as Washington uses a six-run eighth to blow past New York.

James Madison football is used to playing in big games — just not in May in the Texas heat

James Madison will take on Sam Houston in an FCS semifinal on Saturday in Huntsville, Tex.
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With private eyes and political muscle, horse racing’s elite pushed to punish dopers

A years-long effort by the sport’s moneyed elite exposed the underbelly of the industry, paving the way for sweeping reforms. But critics see something different: a move by wealthy and politically connected horsemen to strengthen their hold on the industry.

John Skipper’s and Dan Le Batard’s ESPN exits led to a friendship — and a new media challenger

After messy departures from ESPN, the media stars have lofty goals for their new venture, Meadowlark. “We are not going to do the sports version of ’90 Day Fiancé,’” Skipper said.

Black football agents face another hurdle: Convincing White players to sign with them

When the next class of NFL stars are drafted this week, many will be represented by Black agents. But those agents say they still struggle to win over White players.
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