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Svrluga illuminates the Nats' collapse

Barry Svrluga of the Washington Post has written a brilliant 3-part account of the Nationals’ 2015 season. Parts 1 and 2 are well worth reading, but… 825 more words

Bryce Harper

On middle-inning decisions and blown leads

Does this sound familiar: The Nationals scratch and claw their way to take a 5-3 lead against a first-place club into the sixth or seventh inning, only to watch that lead fritter away and ultimately lose by a score of 8-5? 864 more words

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Nats 5, Braves 2 (10): Taylor caps stunning rally with homer

GAME IN A NUTSHELL: There are no guarantees in baseball, not even when facing a team that has lost 16 of its last 17 and is giving up runs like they’re on clearance. 543 more words

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Eight Takeaways From Dallas Cowboys and St. Louis Rams Practice

This past Monday and Tuesday, the Dallas Cowboys and St. Louis Rams held a joint practice in Oxnard, CA. The Rams were in town due to their preseason game with the Oakland Raiders last Friday, so as Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett put it, “The logistics for the practice matched up.” 1,335 more words

Clara Russell

D'backs 11, Nats 4: From bad to worse

GAME IN A NUTSHELL: If Tuesday night’s victory gave Nationals fans reason to calm down and believe things were turning in the right direction, Wednesday night’s loss only gave them reason to completely reverse course and now fear the worst. 451 more words

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Are Forms & Patterns as Useful as We Think? | Martial Arts

I have always been a big proponent of poomsae (forms) practice. However, recently I’ve been studying a method of training called “Aliveness,” championed most famously by Matt Thornton of Straight Blast Gym international, which has caused me to doubt forms-training as efficacious for teaching anything other than good body mechanics. 1,202 more words


Report: Nationals have talked to the Reds about Aroldis Chapman

The Nationals are set at closer with Drew Storen having a terrific season, but they’re still searching for late-inning bullpen help, Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports… 107 more words