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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

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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?

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. 1,156 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

Rookie Grace leaning on vets as he adjusts to majors

Nationals rookie reliever Matt Grace has only made seven appearances since getting his first call-up on April 22, but so far so good. The 26-year-old lefty is yet to allow a run through four innings and has made the initial adjustment look rather easy. 442 more words

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Xavier Cedeno designated for assignment by the Nationals

Nationals manager Matt Williams thought highly enough of reliever Xavier Cedeno to use him in five of the team’s first seven games, but the left-hander struggled and now he’s been designated for assignment. 61 more words

Bullpen roles still need to be sorted out

PHILADELPHIA — Had Matt Williams, on April 10, 2014, found himself in the exact same situation he found himself in during the seventh inning on April 10, 2015 — bases loaded, one out, the Nationals clinging to a 1-run lead — he wouldn’t have needed to think much about which member of his bullpen to summon. 627 more words

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