Serena cruises in first round

U.S. OPEN | Vitalia Diatchenko was losing 6-0, 2-0 when she quit because of an injury, but really, she was just hastening the inevitable.

Nats can’t hold a late lead, fall further behind the Mets

Casey Janssen and Felipe Rivero combine to allow five runs in the seventh inning, and Washington loses to St. Louis to slip 6.5 games back of New York.

Gruden’s clout on display
as Griffin loses starting job

‘It’s Kirk's team’: In making Cousins the No. 1 quarterback, Redskins coach shows he’s in charge.

Charting the RGIII Era in D.C.

Take a look back to the old days of Robert Griffin III’s time under center with the Redskins..

Tokyo Olympic organizers scrap logo for 2020 Games over plagiarism allegations

The Tokyo Games are proving to be as messy as every other Olympics ever.

Tom Brady could win in court, but may never prove his innocence

Tom Brady could win in court, but may never prove his innocence

Tom Brady may beat the NFL in court, but the NFL has permanently tarnished his name.

Polls still popular but have little impact after arrival of College Football Playoff

Polls still popular but have little impact after arrival of College Football Playoff

The place of traditional polls in the college football landscape has been altered.

Ronda Rousey is properly grateful for the awesome mural an L.A. artist created

The mural looms over an intersection in Venice, Calif., which the UFC champ calls home.

Williams gets off to an easy start

Williams gets off to an easy start

Serena Williams starts her Grand Slam quest with a 27-minute victory, but No. 4 Kei Nishikori is stunned by Benoit Paire in the first round of the U.S. Open.

Howard mulls options at quarterback

Howard mulls options at quarterback

Bison will start the season with one of four players taking over for Greg McGhee, the MEAC’s all-time leader in total offense.

Serena cruises in first round

Serena cruises in first round

U.S. OPEN | Vitalia Diatchenko was losing 6-0, 2-0 when she quit because of an injury, but really, she was just hastening the inevitable.

TV and radio listings: September 1

TV and radio listings: September 1

Your daily guide to the world of sports on television and radio.

Nats can’t hold a late lead, fall further behind the Mets

Nats can’t hold a late lead, fall further behind the Mets

Casey Janssen and Felipe Rivero combine to allow five runs in the seventh inning, and Washington loses to St. Louis to slip 6.5 games back of New York.

Shaquille O’Neal calls Kobe Bryant ‘the greatest Laker ever,’ puts ‘work beef’ firmly to rest

Shaquille O’Neal calls Kobe Bryant ‘the greatest Laker ever,’ puts ‘work beef’ firmly to rest

The pair of former Lakers rivals verbally hugged it out during O’Neal’s podcast.

Lineup changes not enough as Orioles lose fifth straight game

Lineup changes not enough as Orioles lose fifth straight game

Manny Machado gets his first big league start at shortstop, and Baltimore still falls for the 11th time in 12 games.

Ex-Irish quarterback Golson named Florida State’s starting QB

Ex-Irish quarterback Golson named Florida State’s starting QB

The heir to Jameis Winston is a graduate transfer from Notre Dame.

Richardson’s NFL career could be over after getting cut by Raiders

Richardson’s NFL career could be over after getting cut by Raiders

The former No. 3 overall pick in 2012 has now been dropped by his third NFL team.

Attention Redskins fans: No late Metro service for preseason game against Jaguars

According to WMATA, “The event organizer has opted to cancel the additional hour of service for this game.“

Injury updates on Stephen Strasburg, Aaron Barrett

Injury updates on Stephen Strasburg, Aaron Barrett

And Matt Williams’s thoughts on the Nationals’ potential September call-ups.

Gonzalez, Nats visit Cards

Gonzalez, Nats visit Cards

DISCUSSION THREAD | The left-hander looks to help Washington to its third straight victory, but it will have to come against MLB’s top club.

Gruden’s clout on display
as Griffin loses starting job

Gruden’s clout on display <br>as Griffin loses starting job

‘It’s Kirk's team’: In making Cousins the No. 1 quarterback, Redskins coach shows he’s in charge.

Hoyas’ nonconference basketball schedule features Maryland, U-Conn., Syracuse

Hoyas’ nonconference basketball schedule features Maryland, U-Conn., Syracuse

Georgetown releases its nonleague basketball schedule, and it includes some rivalries with rich histories.

U.S. men’s national soccer team begins workouts in Washington

U.S. men’s national soccer team begins workouts in Washington

Jurgen Klinsmann and Americans preparing for friendlies against Peru on Friday at RFK Stadium and Brazil next Tuesday at Gillette Stadium.

A twisted path taken to RGIII decision

A twisted path taken to RGIII decision

Naming a starting quarterback is one of the most ordinary moves in the NFL. Washington doesn’t do ordinary.

D.C. football notebook: H.D. Woodson QB Khalil Wright flashes potential; Anacostia has reason for optimism

D.C. football notebook: H.D. Woodson QB Khalil Wright flashes potential; Anacostia has reason for optimism

The Warriors sophomore quarterback threw for nearly 300 yards in a narrow win at Martinsburg (W.Va.), and Anacostia played well in a road loss at Morgantown (W.Va.).

Column

Coach shows who’s in charge . . . and who’s responsible

Coach shows who’s in charge . . .  and who’s responsible

COLUMN | By making the quarterback decision he wanted, Jay Gruden puts himself squarely in the crosshairs.

Mike Shanahan thinks Kirk Cousins will be a Top 10 NFL quarterback, one day

Mike Shanahan thinks Kirk Cousins will be a Top 10 NFL quarterback, one day

Shanahan, McNabb weigh on latest Redskins QB controversy

NFLPA’s initial review finds Redskins followed concussion procedures properly with Robert Griffin III

NFLPA’s initial review finds Redskins followed concussion procedures properly with Robert Griffin III

When Griffin was knocked out of the Aug. 20 game, cleared to play, then held out, the players association believes NFL rules were followed.

Photos

2015 U.S. Open begins in New York

2015 U.S. Open begins in New York

Venus Williams and Rafael Nadal win their first-round matches; Serena Williams advances after her opponent is injured.

Colt McCoy expected to play entire preseason finale

Because Kirk Cousins has locked up the starting quarterback job, Redskins coach Jay Gruden doesn’t plan on playing him in Thursday night’s preseason finale against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Tonight’s Nationals-Cardinals lineups

Tonight’s Nationals-Cardinals lineups

Yunel Escobar returns to the lineup after getting hit by a pitch on the right hand on Thursday.

Troy Aikman is wrong; Pot Roast says the Redskins aren’t the Kardashians

Troy Aikman is wrong; Pot Roast says the Redskins aren’t the Kardashians

Terrance Knighton isn’t worried about quarterback controversy; he’s worried about kicking the center’s ass.

Redskins players take shift to Kirk Cousins in stride, and hope drama comes to an end

Redskins players take shift to Kirk Cousins in stride, and hope drama comes to an end

Players said that they didn’t feel strongly one way or another about the decision. They expressed confidence in Gruden, and in Cousins, and offered support for Griffin.

O’s affiliate’s Maryland-themed jerseys feature crabs and black-eyed Susans

O’s affiliate’s Maryland-themed jerseys feature crabs and black-eyed Susans

Local artist designed the uniforms for Frederick’s ninth “Art in the Park” event.

Bram Weinstein lands with horse racing outfit after ESPN

The Silver Spring native is putting his interest in the sport to work.

Alabama Coach Nick Saban still won’t say who will start vs. Wisconsin

Alabama Coach Nick Saban still won’t say who will start vs. Wisconsin

Basically, every quarterback on the roster is listed as a possibility on the depth chart.

Gruden: ‘It’s Kirk’s team’

Gruden: ‘It’s Kirk’s team’

Redskins Coach Jay Gruden says Kirk Cousins is the starting quarterback based on his performance.

Tackle Willie Smith among players cut as officials trim roster to 75

Tackle Willie Smith among players cut as officials trim roster to 75

The Washington Redskins on Monday completed their first round of cuts, parting with backup tackle Willie Smith, who started in place of Trent Williams in the second preseason game, and 11 others.

Protesters rip Roger Goodell and ESPN on network’s DeflateGate broadcast

Protesters rip Roger Goodell and ESPN on network’s DeflateGate broadcast

This time, they did not handcuff themselves together.

Kirk Cousins finally gives the Redskins at least an average QB under center

Kirk Cousins finally gives the Redskins at least an average QB under center

The numbers show that Cousins is better at reading the field and finding open receivers.

Evgeny Kuznetsov hopes to remain with Capitals for ‘my whole career’

Evgeny Kuznetsov hopes to remain with Capitals for ‘my whole career’

Inked with the Capitals for two more years, the 23-year-old center chats after preseason workouts.

Redskins to start Cousins in Week 1

Redskins to start Cousins in Week 1

Coach Jay Gruden informs players Monday morning that he plans to start Kirk Cousins at quarterback in the Sept. 13 regular season opener against Miami.

Va. Tech to honor shooting victims with helmet decals

The team’s equipment room account tweeted the decals featuring the victim’s initials that had been applied to the Hokies’ helmets.

Charting the RGIII Era in D.C.

Charting the RGIII Era in D.C.

Take a look back to the old days of Robert Griffin III’s time under center with the Redskins..

Bills to start Tyrod Taylor at quarterback

It’ll be his first career start after four seasons as a backup.

Prince William football notebook: Brandon Pitt, Woodbridge begin with a win

Prince William football notebook: Brandon Pitt, Woodbridge begin with a win

Pocket passer turned dual-threat quarterback Brandon Pitt helped guide the Vikings past Stonewall Jackson in Gary Wortham’s first game as coach.

Fantasy football: How to exploit the latest mock draft trends

Fantasy football: How to exploit the latest mock draft trends

Players’ perceived values are changing as the preseason moves along -- here’s how drafters can stay several steps ahead of the competition.

DeflateGate sketch artist returns for Tom Brady hearing, has to draw really fast

DeflateGate sketch artist returns for Tom Brady hearing, has to draw really fast

Devil or angel? Only Jane Rosenberg’s pencil knows for sure.

With ruling near on Brady’s ban, saga’s end still nowhere in sight

With ruling near on Brady’s ban, saga’s end still nowhere in sight

A potential appeal looms, regardless of which side wins.

Eyeing September options

Eyeing September options

The Nationals will add players coming off the disabled list and likely a few minors leaguers, too.

Loudoun football notebook: Park View snaps skid; Champe tops Woodgrove

Loudoun football notebook: Park View snaps skid; Champe tops Woodgrove

The Patriots got past Manassas Park to end a 10-game losing streak while the Knights edged Woodgrove in overtime.

See Will Smith take on the NFL in ‘Concussion’ trailer

The film’s trailer isn’t likely to be well received at the league’s Park Avenue headquarters.