The Score by Fred Bowen

Relievers aren’t usually baseball’s stars, but they play an important role
The Nationals need their late-inning pitchers to lock down wins and pull them out of trouble.
Mystics have added talent, but will that multiply fans?
(The Washington Post, May 10, 2017; 5:08 PM)
Poet’s words ring true in sports: Best-laid plans often fall apart
(The Washington Post, May 3, 2017; 4:56 PM)
First NFL draft was all about sport, not spectacle
(The Washington Post, April 26, 2017; 6:50 PM)
Will the Capitals and Wizards stick around for a long run?
(The Washington Post, April 19, 2017; 4:30 PM)
Penalties against golfer show that rules aren’t always fair
(The Washington Post, April 12, 2017; 6:30 PM)
Nationals start the season with a few question marks
(The Washington Post, April 5, 2017; 4:32 PM)
Who’s got (better) game: College hoops or the pros?
(The Washington Post, March 29, 2017; 5:35 PM)
To talk baseball, you have to speak the language
(The Washington Post, March 22, 2017; 6:43 PM)
NCAA needs to make room for the little guys in March Madness
(The Washington Post, March 15, 2017; 5:39 PM)
Price of bats and sticks keeps some kids off the field
(The Washington Post, March 8, 2017; 5:49 PM)
Russell Westbrook is a triple-double threat
(The Washington Post, March 1, 2017; 4:03 PM)
Like a warm day in winter, each Capitals’ victory is worth savoring
(The Washington Post, February 22, 2017; 6:06 PM)
In its early years, NBA blocked black players
(The Washington Post, February 15, 2017; 8:03 PM)
Kenny Washington paved way for black players in NFL
(The Washington Post, February 8, 2017; 6:40 PM)
The spotlight is on Serena as she nears Grand Slam record
(The Washington Post, February 8, 2017; 6:35 PM)
Some Super Bowls have been stinkers. This won’t be one of them.
(The Washington Post, February 1, 2017; 4:46 PM)
Who deserves a shot at the NBA All-Star Game?
(The Washington Post, January 25, 2017; 6:18 PM)
Football fans feast on Super Bowl appetizers
(The Washington Post, January 18, 2017; 4:45 PM)
Should cheaters get into baseball’s Hall of Fame?
(The Washington Post, January 11, 2017; 6:13 PM)
Want to enjoy sports more this year? Your attitude may need a workout.
(The Washington Post, January 4, 2017; 5:39 PM)
With or without trophies, youth sports need to be fun
(The Washington Post, December 21, 2016; 3:22 PM)
In college bowl games, teams aren’t always top-notch
(The Washington Post, December 14, 2016; 6:28 PM)
Athletes and coaches share words to the wise
(The Washington Post, December 7, 2016; 5:14 PM)
Should Washington sack quarterback Kirk Cousins?
(The Washington Post, November 30, 2016; 5:48 PM)
Rivals’ meeting is like extra Turkey Day dessert
(The Washington Post, November 23, 2016; 5:56 PM)
In college hoops, female coaches are losing ground
(The Washington Post, November 16, 2016; 6:18 PM)
A championship football team isn’t built overnight
(The Washington Post, November 9, 2016; 5:28 PM)
NBA preview: Durant boosts the Warriors, but Cavaliers look ready for long haul
(The Washington Post, November 2, 2016; 5:00 PM)
Volleyball isn’t just for the tall kids
(The Washington Post, October 26, 2016; 6:06 PM)
Capitals look promising — but playoff success is never a sure thing
(The Washington Post, October 19, 2016; 6:10 PM)
It’s not hard to find good stories in sports
(The Washington Post, October 12, 2016; 4:36 PM)
Playoff baseball is a whole new ballgame
(The Washington Post, October 5, 2016; 5:42 PM)
10-year-old golf champ schools KidsPost columnist
(The Washington Post, September 28, 2016; 5:53 PM)
If Dusty Baker needed a sideline, he’d be a great kids baseball coach
(The Washington Post, September 21, 2016; 5:26 PM)
With protest, NFL player is exercising his rights
(The Washington Post, September 14, 2016; 5:52 PM)
Redskins get tough, but so does their schedule
(The Washington Post, September 7, 2016; 5:57 PM)
Should kids play tackle football? Brain injury researcher says no.
(The Washington Post, August 31, 2016; 6:24 PM)
Olympic wrap-up: Highlights, surprises and disappointments in Rio
(The Washington Post, August 17, 2016; 5:39 PM)
Modern Olympics took decades to become a global event
(The Washington Post, August 10, 2016; 4:50 PM)
Rio Olympics offers a break from typical summer sports
(The Washington Post, August 3, 2016; 6:50 PM)
Basketball action heats up this summer with Olympics and WNBA
(The Washington Post, July 27, 2016; 5:24 PM)
Catching up with 4 Nationals who now wear different hats
(The Washington Post, July 20, 2016; 6:10 PM)
At the halfway mark, Nationals grades are well above average
(The Washington Post, July 13, 2016; 5:21 PM)
Will Kevin Durant give Golden State an unfair advantage?
(The Washington Post, July 6, 2016; 5:35 PM)
How popular was Babe Ruth in his day?
(The Washington Post, June 29, 2016; 4:54 PM)
Playing one sport year-round isn’t smart, even for kids who want to go pro
(The Washington Post, June 22, 2016; 4:14 PM)
U.S. hosts some of world’s best soccer action in Copa America
(The Washington Post, June 15, 2016; 6:15 PM)
Muhammad Ali remembered for boxing, following his principles
(The Washington Post, June 8, 2016; 5:59 PM)
NBA’s best teams meet again in the finals
(The Washington Post, June 1, 2016; 9:08 PM)
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