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Manchester United defeats Inter Milan before an announced 61,238 at FedEx Field

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:24pm

Tuesday night’s match between Manchester United and Inter Milan at FedEx Field had all the traits of a preseason match on neutral grounds: bundles of substitutions, faint signs of team chemistry taking form and a casual atmosphere.

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Josh Gordon’s case to lift his suspension is surprisingly strong

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 10:58pm

Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon is facing a potential year-long suspension by the NFL after reportedly failing a drug test. He hired the attorney who helped Richard Sherman get a four-game suspension overturned, but given Gordon’s checkered history, going back to college, it didn’t seem likely that he stood much of a chance of playing for Cleveland this season.

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DC Sports Bog: Redskins launch new ‘Redskins Facts’ campaign as former players travel to reservation

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 8:27pm

Amid continuing criticism of their team name, the Washington Redskins have launched a new campaign to defend the moniker, headed by popular former players who traveled to Indian country this week.

Ads for a new site, RedskinsFacts.com, have begun appearing on the web sites of Sports Illustrated, the Washington Times and The Washington Post in recent days. The group’s Web site lists a five-man steering committee of former players — Gary Clark, Chris Cooley, Mark Moseley, Ray Schoenke and Roy Jefferson.

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Raiders reportedly in talks about a possible move to San Antonio

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 8:12pm

For more than a decade, the only thing that the Raiders have had in common with the San Antonio Spurs is that both teams sport silver-and-black uniforms. However, it appears that one of the NBA’s most successful franchises could be welcoming one of the NFL’s doormats to its neighborhood.

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NFL will have ‘zero tolerance’ for on-field use of racial and homophobic slurs, players are told in league’s officiating video

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 6:19pm

The NFL will have “zero tolerance” this season for players’ on-field use of racial slurs or abusive language relating to sexual orientation, the league tells players in a league-produced officiating video to be shown to teams during training camps this summer.

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Cardinals’ John Abraham misses third day of camp after DUI arrest.

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 3:35pm

The Arizona Cardinals haven’t seen  John Abraham since the outside linebacker was charged with a DUI last month.

A Cardinals spokesperson told Az Central that the team is aware of the arrest, but declined to comment further.

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DC Sports Bog: Hillary Clinton says ‘there’s no reason’ for the Redskins to keep their name

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 2:38pm

At this point, any time a prominent Democratic politician is asked about the Redskins name, you would have to assume that politician will strongly advocate a name change for Washington’s NFL franchise. This position would still put them at odds with most Americans, according to polls. But after 50 U.S. Senators, the president, the attorney general, the secretary of education and the House minority leader all come out against the name, it would seem that among national Democratic leaders, there’s something of a consensus.

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Redskins Blog: Jolted by Jason Hatcher signing, Jarvis Jenkins is playing with a new fire

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 2:05pm

RICHMOND — The wakeup call came in the form of a 6-foot-6, 300-plus-pound Pro Bowl pass rusher and his four-year, $27.5 million pay day.

“Okay, they want a defensive lineman and they want a pass rusher,’ ” Redskins defensive end Jarvis Jenkins told himself in response to his team rolling out the red carpet for Jason Hatcher. “That obviously means I’m not getting it done.”

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Ndamukong Suh could be an intriguing NFL free agent next spring

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 1:19pm

The Detroit Lions’ announcement Monday that they’d halted contract talks with defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh until after the 2014 season creates an intriguing possibility that the three-time Pro Bowl selection will be available on the NFL’s free agent market next spring — and thus become one of the most fascinating targets in some time.

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DC Sports Bog: Jay Gruden and Robert Griffin III are neighbors

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 1:13pm

Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III has been effusive in his praise of coach Jay Gruden this preseason, describing the “energy that oozes out of Gruden’s pores” and the job he’s done in bringing the team closer together. The quarterback and coach have shared at least one bear hug at practice this training camp.

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Redskins Blog: Now healthy, Tracy Porter joins defensive back competition

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 1:03pm

RICHMOND — Like any new free agent pickup, Tracy Porter wanted to make a good impression on his new bosses, the Washington Redskins. But, as a seventh-year pro, who has battled injury multiple times in his career, Porter also knew that he needed to have patience as he rehabbed from surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder.

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Redskins’ DeAngelo Hall was among the best corners of 2013

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 1:01pm

If you ask me who the best fancy stats blogger is, I am going to say myself, so it is no surprise that Richard Sherman says he is the best corner in the NFL.

But ask DeAngelo Hall, and he will say DeAngelo Hall.

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Seven helpful Fantasy Football draft strategies

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:29am

There was a time when fantasy draft strategy was simple: You wanted to start with two straight running backs. No team that was weak at running back could plausibly contend for a fantasy title, therefore sensible fantasy owners made stocking up at that position their draft-day priority.

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Redskins Blog: Redskins mailbag: O-line depth, practice squad candidates and more

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:18am

RICHMOND — The Redskins have knocked out five days of practice, and today get the day off from coach Jay Gruden. The team gets back to work on Wednesday to kick off another four straight days of practice.

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DC Sports Bog: DeSean Jackson suggests Redskins fans are more supportive than Eagles fans

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 10:53am

“You had the Philly fan base, now you have this Redskins Nation,” Comcast SportsNet’s Chick Hernandez said to DeSean Jackson this week. “I can see the smile on your face. It’s a little different. Can you describe it?”

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Ravens fans give Ray Rice a standing ovation

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 9:39am

There has been an interesting distinction in the debate and furor that arose last week when Ray Rice was given a two-game suspension by the NFL because of an offseason domestic violence incidence involving his now-wife Janay.

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Why Arian Foster is undervalued and Frank Gore is overvalued

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 9:11am

All this week the Washington Post will be rolling out its fantasy football rankings by position, including the top 30 running backs. Here are the best and worst RB values for the upcoming season.

UNDERVALUED

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Redskins Blog: New addition Everette Brown ready to play catch-up

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 7:02am

RICHMOND — Sunday got off to a pretty nondescript start for Everette Brown.

The out-of-work defensive lineman/linebacker woke up in his hometown of Charlotte. He went to church with his wife, then stopped by the health food restaurant that he recently opened to make sure everything was running smoothly.

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For Redskins, tough camps are hit-or-miss

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 6:02am

Full pads, live tackling and a little after-the-whistle shoving — training camp truly began Monday for the Redskins.

Coach Jay Gruden’s first padded practice was more intense than most practices since the 2011 collective bargaining agreement. It was Sam Huff football, showing who’s the tougher man.

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Aaron Murray’s brother won “The Bachelorette”!

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 12:42am

Aaron Murray is an NFL quarterback. His brother Josh, meanwhile, is clearly an ace pitcher … of woo.

Josh Murray outlasted a bunch of other dudes and won Andi Dorfman’s heart, meaning that he came out on top in tonight’s finale of “The Bachelorette.” Josh even did the classic move, getting on one knee to propose to his reality show co-star true love. Naturally, Andi accepted.

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