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Thursday, May 24

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MLB finally admits changes to ball itself fueled home run spike, but doesn't say how or why

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Though the committee assembled for the study was unable to prove the exact cause of the reduced drag, it offered several hypotheses.

Nationals to call up Justin Miller from Class AAA Syracuse

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The Washington Nationals will call up right-hander Justin Miller from Class AAA Syracuse on Friday, according to a person familiar with the situation, rewarding a veteran reliever who has been a revelation in his time in the organization…

After dancing shirtless for the ‘cougars,’ Josh Norman is back to wearing his jersey

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Josh Norman is back to wearing shirts full-time. After flaunting his abdominal muscles for the “Dancing ‘With The Stars” crowd the past month, the Washington Redskins cornerback’s only costume now is shorts and his burgundy No. 24 jersey.…

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Redskins announce training camp dates

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The Washington Redskins have announced they will hold training camp in Richmond, beginning July 26. Sessions held at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center will conclude with three days of joint practices with the New York…

Boxer Jack Johnson is posthumously pardoned by President Trump

President Trump granted a posthumous pardon Thursday to boxer Jack Johnson, the first black heavyweight champion, who was jailed in 1913 for violating a Jim Crow-era law that made it illegal to transport a white woman across state lines…

USMNT and Mexico will renew their rivalry in Nashville

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The U.S. men’s national soccer team does not have a permanent coach, a general manager or a spot in the World Cup this summer, but it does have an impressive slate of opponents for friendlies this fall. The U.S. Soccer Federation on…

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Capitals should be favored over the Golden Knights for Stanley Cup finals

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Based on what we've seen so far in the payoffs, the most likely outcome is that the Caps win in six.

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Maryland’s dominance in men’s and women’s lacrosse might be unequaled in NCAA history

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Both teams head into this weekend’s Final Four as defending national champions, the capstone to a remarkably sucessful decade.

Best Caps ‘jersey fouls’ of the season (so far)

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The Rock the Red era of the Washington Capitals has its horde of rabid fans decked out in bright red jerseys at every home game. The names on the back of these jerseys mostly read “Ovechkin,” “Holtby,” “Oshie,” and other players, current…

Why the Warriors are simply unstoppable in the third quarter

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Golden State is outscoring opponents by 29.3 net points per 100 possessions in the third quarter during the playoffs.

Everything you need to know about the Vegas Golden Knights

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Perhaps the only thing more surprising than the Capitals’ ascension to the Stanley Cup finals is that of their opponent, the Vegas Golden Knights. Led by former Washington general manager George McPhee, the Golden Knights were fifth in the…

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Caps fans are headed to Vegas for the Stanley Cup finals — with or without tickets

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Hoping to attend a Stanley Cup finals game? That's going to cost you ... unless you have a spare kidney.

JMU’s hot streak hits women’s lacrosse Final Four, behind friendship that started cool

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Inseperable standout attackers Kristen Gaudian and Katie Gallagher once seemed to have little in common other than their Northern Virginia roots.

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Six months. 5,700 miles. One ocean. Ben Lecomte wants to be first to swim across Pacific.

Twenty years ago, he swam across the Atlantic Ocean. This time, he'll have to survive sharks and the world's largest trash collection.

Wayne Rooney is touring D.C. with United, making progress toward deal

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Wayne Rooney and D.C. United continue to make progress on a likely deal, the Insider has learned, as the English superstar tours Washington and prepares for a physical with team doctors Thursday. The English soccer superstar arrived…

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Here’s what was happening the last time the Capitals advanced to the Stanley Cup finals

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On June 4, 1998 — 7,293 days ago — Joe Juneau’s overtime goal in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals at Buffalo’s Marine Midland Arena advanced Washington to the Stanley Cup finals for the first time in franchise history. “It’s been a…

The Nationals bullpen is overtaxed but still finding ways to be aggressive

Caution be damned (sort of): Sammy Solis is going to pitch in attack mode.

Milwaukee police release ‘disturbing’ video of Bucks player’s arrest

Rookie Sterling Brown was arrested in January and will reportedly file a civil rights lawsuit over the incident.

What’s next for NFL and players’ protests after league enacts new national anthem policy?

The owners hope the new policy keeps fans from focusing on politics and puts their attention on the football being played. Whether that will happen remains to be seen.

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Mike Milbury can't stop gushing about Alex Ovechkin: 'You can't say enough about him'

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In less surprising news, ESPN's Scott Van Pelt also sang the Capitals captain's praises after Wednesday's Game 7 win.

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What the NFL’s new rules for anthem protests really mean for the First Amendment, according to experts

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Since it was announced Wednesday, the NFL’s new policy requiring players to stand for the national anthem on the field or wait in the locker room, has done little to quell the debate that has grown into one of the country’s most divisive…

Jinx this: Alex Ovechkin touched the Prince of Wales Trophy — and carried it home

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Would he or wouldn’t he? The most pressing question after the Capitals finished off the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 on Wednesday to clinch a spot in the Stanley Cup Finals was whether Washington captain Alex Ovechkin would cast aside…

LeBron James and the Cavaliers miss Kyrie Irving more than the Celtics do

The injured point guard's absence continues to cast a shadow over the Eastern Conference finals, more so for his former team in Cleveland than his current one in Boston.

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Despite strong start, Nationals likely to send Erick Fedde back to Class AAA

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Erick Fedde was very good against the San Diego Padres at Nationals Park on Wednesday afternoon. Making his first major league start this season and the fourth of his career, Fedde allowed three runs on five hits in 5 2/3 innings. He…

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Sports Booth: After decades of disappointment, Capitals fans rejoice after Game 7 win

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The Washington Capitals shut out the Tampa Bay Lightning on May 23 to advance to the Stanley Cup finals.

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After an auspicious start, Alex Cobb craters as O’s fall meekly to White Sox

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Orioles starter retires the first seven batters before melting down — and gets little help from his offense in an 11-1 loss in Chicago.

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Jets chairman: No ‘repercussions’ for my players if they protest during anthem

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The NFL’s new policy on player conduct during pregame renditions of the national anthem leaves it up to individual teams to devise their own “work rules” about how they define showing “respect for the flag and the anthem.” The league,…

These Capitals are loose and dealing as they head to Vegas

Reversing its playoff curse, Washington advances to the Stanley Cup finals by beating Tampa Bay in a Game 7 performance filled with crushing checks and creative plays.

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