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Wittman Doesn't Want Paul Pierce Making 'Emotional Decision' About Future

WASHINGTON — The Wizards don’t know whether Paul Pierce will return to Washington, become a free agent, or, after 17 seasons, call it a Hall of Fame career.  384 more words


Williams: Bryce Harper Now Taking Batting Practing in Cage vs. On Field

WASHINGTON — On the morning of May 6, Bryce Harper woke up with 23 hits, 5 home runs, 15 RBI, 26 walks and 36 strikeouts, and with a .245 batting average. 665 more words


After Another Game 7 Heartbreaker, Caps Fan Cry Out, 'Why Can't We Beat The Rangers?'

WASHINGTON — What is a choke?

Merriam-Webster defines the act of ‘choking’ as becoming “unable to breathe usually because something gets stuck in your throat, or because the air is not good for breathing.” 580 more words


Williams: Harper Has 'Ability to Take Over a Game'

WASHINGTON — Bryce Harper is finally becoming the MVP-caliber player he was projected to be when the Nationals drafted him first overall in 2010.

This much, the… 425 more words


Brooks Laich on Junkies' Game 7 Predictions: 'You’re Lucky I’m Not in the Studio'

WASHINGTON — Capitals fans likely aren’t much interested in a reminder of their team’s Game 7 history, or how it often corresponds with relinquishing commanding series leads. 414 more words


Williams Doesn't Envision Strasburg Missing Much Time Due to Shoulder Irritation

Stephen Strasburg was pulled in the third inning from the Nationals’ 2-1 loss to the Marlins with shoulder irritation Tuesday night, but Matt Williams does not envision the right-handed starter needing a stint on the disabled list. 679 more words


May: Analysts Like Barry Melrose 'Just Being Lazy' Saying Rangers Outplayed Caps in Game 3

In blanking the Rangers 1-0 for his second career postseason shutout on Monday night, Braden Holtby has reached another level for the Capitals.

The Caps, now with a 2-1 series lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal, largely have Holtby’s staunch netminding to thank for the chance to take a commanding 3-1 lead when they return to Verizon Center on Wednesday. 561 more words