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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


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


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


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


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