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Thomas Boswell

Thomas Boswell

What’s wrong with the Nationals? It’s the starting pitching, stupid.

COLUMN | Injuries, questionable managing and shaky middle relief have all been issues, but the inconsistent starting rotation is the biggest problem this season.

Thomas Boswell

Thomas Boswell

Each season has an autopsy. Here’s an early version for the Nationals.

The window for a World Series run isn’t closed, but it’s getting harder and harder for Washington to raise it.

Thomas Boswell

Thomas Boswell

Looking at long odds, Nats ‘have to get hot’ to reach the postseason

COLUMN | Facing about a 15 percent chance of making the playoffs, Washington needs to go on a run.

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Sally Jenkins

Sally Jenkins

Tennis great Chris Evert’s father remembered, fondly

Jimmy Evert, who will be buried Wednesday, shaped his daughter with restrained, invisible care.

Sally Jenkins

Sally Jenkins

Jason Day holds steady and savors emotional major breakthrough at PGA

The Australian recovers from recent big-tournament heartbreak to hold off new world No. 1 Jordan Spieth.

Sally Jenkins

Sally Jenkins

Whistling Straits loses its whistle — and Day and Spieth move in for a duel

COLUMN | A calm Saturday produces a lot of red numbers, and set the stage for final-round drama.

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Couch Slouch

Fabiano Caruana and Magnus Carlsen — that’s a title clash worth watching

COUCH SLOUCH | Chess grandmasters’ faceoffs are more exciting than Mayweather-Pacquiao.

Couch Slouch

Why women should go all in on poker

COUCH SLOUCH | Despite how the game has grown more popular over the years, remarkably few women participate in tournaments.

Norman Chad

Norman Chad

Switch pitcher Pat Venditte is baseball’s most fascinating player

COUCH SLOUCH | Hitting from both sides of the plate is almost normal, but pitching with both arms is virtually historical.

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John Feinstein

John Feinstein

Why shouldn’t the LPGA have a Masters?

With the right scheduling, Paula Creamer’s idea for a women’s major at Augusta has a lot of merit.

John Feinstein

John Feinstein

Wisconsin’s Bo Ryan nears the pinnacle

After stunning Kentucky, the Badgers coach, 67, is one victory away from his first national championship.

John Feinstein

John Feinstein

For Travis Trice Jr. and Michigan State, a hard-earned spotlight

The senior guard has become an NCAA tournament star after ceding a starting role, but that’s not all.

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Andrew Beyer

Andrew Beyer

One of a kind, thoroughbred trainer King Leatherbury is a Hall of Famer

Maryland horseman was anything but typical but for decades he forged his own brand of success at track.

Andrew Beyer

Andrew Beyer

American Pharoah deserves his place in horse-racing history

Because the Triple Crown is a more difficult feat than it once was, colt is superb, even if he’s no Secretariat.

Andrew Beyer

Andrew Beyer

What happened to the Belmont Stakes? Breeders de-emphasized stamina

With a focus on speed, there’s no incentive to mate horses who can handle the mile and a half.

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Jerry Brewer

Jerry Brewer

If Robert Griffin III is not their starter, Redskins should trade him or cut him

COLUMN | If team brass is iffy about its decision to recommit to Griffin during the offseason, it is in the best interest of everyone involved to cut ties and begin moving forward.

Jerry Brewer

Jerry Brewer

Cousins plays well enough to spark a legitimate quarterback controversy

COLUMN | The Redskins don’t do much in a normal way, but a strong outing puts a decision on their plate.

Jerry Brewer

Jerry Brewer

The Redskins’ season hasn’t yet begun, but it feels as if it’s already begun to rot

COLUMN | Drama of past few weeks is plenty familiar — and could stunt a rebuilding plan that had team moving in right direction.

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