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Matt Williams Defends Bullpen Management: Papelbon Is Our 'Closer'

WASHINGTON — After blowing 5-3 leads late against the St. Louis Cardinals in consecutive nights, history is repeating itself at an alarming rate at a critical point in the Nationals season. 1,014 more words

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London Fletcher Blasts Jay Gruden for Moving on From RG3 in Contentious Radio Interview

WASHINGTON — Former Redskins linebacker London Fletcher sounded off on Redskins coach Jay Gruden for benching quarterback Robert Griffin III and awarding Kirk Cousins the starting job for 2015. 826 more words

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Win Tickets to the 'Beer, Bourbon and Barbecue' Festival

Enjoy more than 60 craft beers and 40 bourbons with unlimited sampling — plus lots of great barbecue — at the Beer, Bourbon and Barbecue Festival, coming to the D.C. 65 more words

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Matt Williams Has Nats Focused On Today Only

WASHINGTON — When a team is anointed World Series favorites before spring training, it’s easy for players to get distracted by the big picture.

With the Washington Nationals now simply fighting for a spot in the postseason, the team’s philosophy is to focus each game as it comes. 347 more words

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Denard Span Looks in Peak Form on Latest Rehab Assignment

WASHINGTON — After suffering a setback earlier in the month, Denard Span is again working his way toward returning to the Nationals’ lineup.

Recovering from back spasms which first surfaced in June, Span — who last played for the Nats on July 6 — has been plagued by uncertainty in his recovery since being moved to the disabled list. 362 more words

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Redskins' 2015 Season Already Sounds Like 2014 On Repeat

WASHINGTON — The Washington Redskins improved to 2-0 in the preseason with a 21-17 win over the Detroit Lions, but starting quarterback Robert Griffin III was forced out of the game in the second quarter with a concussion. 472 more words

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