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WATCH: Home Run Ball Nails Fan In Face

Posted 07.11.2013 | Sports

The Nationals' Anthony Rendon hit a a line drive home run in the fifth inning of Washington's 5-1 victory over Philadelphia Wednesday night and nearly...

LOOK: Desmond's Close Shave

Posted 07.10.2013 | Sports

Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond had been sporting a very noticeable goatee in recent days. But at some point between the first and third innings in Wa...

Harper Talks Way Into Lineup

AP | HARVEY VALENTINE | Posted 09.06.2013 | Sports

WASHINGTON — Bryce Harper drove in three runs after talking his way into Washington's lineup, Ryan Zimmerman knocked in the go-ahead run and the...

The Sweet Call of the National Anthem

Richard C. Harwood | Posted 09.02.2013 | DC
Richard C. Harwood

Some people held their right hand over their heart. Many had taken off their ball caps. And standing there amid the crowd, I could hear the soft strains of folks singing the words to our national anthem.

MLB Shown In Cuba After 50 Years

AP | ANNE-MARIE GARCIA | Posted 07.02.2013 | Sports

HAVANA -- Cubans got to watch something on their television screens this week that this baseball-crazed island hasn't seen in more than half a century...

WATCH: Harper Homers In Return

AP | JOSEPH WHITE | Posted 08.31.2013 | Sports

WASHINGTON — On his first swing back from a knee injury, Bryce Harper hit a curtain-call home run. Welcome back, slugger....

More Free Food For Bryce Harper

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 06.28.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Nationals star Bryce Harper already got free Chipotle for life. What more could a 20-year-old want? Free Cap'n Crunch, of course. ...

WATCH: Philly Mascot's ATV Breaks Down

Posted 06.18.2013 | Sports

The Phillie Phanatic ran into a bit of mechanical trouble at Citizens Bank Park on Monday night. Before the beginning of the Phillies-Nationals ga...

Jason Linkins

Area Athletic Squad Judged To Have Had More Dreadful Week Than Suddenly Exposed Surveillance State | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.09.2013 | Politics

Then there is the disaster happening on the field. Heading into Friday night, the Nationals were 29-30 and in third place in the National League East ...

Bryce Placed On DL

AP | CHARLES ODUM | Posted 08.01.2013 | Sports

ATLANTA — Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Saturday with bursitis in his left knee. The N...

WATCH: Strasburg Pulled With Injury

AP | GEORGE HENRY | Posted 08.01.2013 | Sports

ATLANTA (AP) — Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg has a strained muscle on his right side and will return to Washington on Saturday to be examined by t...

Nats Closer Calls Out Bryce Harper After Loss

Posted 05.22.2013 | Sports

Nationals closer Rafael Soriano blew his third save of the season on Tuesday night when San Francisco's Gregor Blanco hit an RBI single over the head ...

Reliever Busts Hand Punching Locker

AP | MICHAEL WAGAMAN | Posted 05.21.2013 | Sports

SAN FRANCISCO -- On a night the Washington Nationals welcomed back slugger Bryce Harper, the team learned it will be without reliever Ryan Mattheus af...

WATCH: MLB Stars Play Catch With Fans

Posted 05.15.2013 | Sports

If major leaguers playing catch with young fans in the seats becomes the new trend of the 2013 baseball season, consider this one of the few reasons n...

That Had To Hurt Bryce Harper's Face

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 05.14.2013 | Sports

All of a sudden, Bryce Harper's ingrown toenail doesn't seem so scary. In just his second game back after dealing with the foot issue, the Nationals' ...

Cubs Rally Past Nationals 2-1

AP | DAVID GINSBURG | Posted 05.13.2013 | Chicago

WASHINGTON -- Alfonso Soriano scored the tiebreaking run in the ninth inning on a throwing error by catcher Kurt Suzuki, and the Chicago Cubs rallied ...

Cubs Roar Back With 8-2 Win Over Nationals

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 07.12.2013 | Chicago

WASHINGTON — Stephen Strasburg was at his dominant best in the early going Saturday, retiring 13 of the first 14 Chicago Cubs he faced, seven vi...

GROSS! Bryce Harper Tweets Pic Of Busted Toe

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 05.12.2013 | Sports

Bryce Harper was missing from the Washington Nationals' lineup on Friday. The reason? An ingrown toenail. Before the evening tilt at Nationals Par...

Desmond's 3 Hits, 3 RBIs Help Nats Beat Cubs 7-3

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 07.11.2013 | Chicago

WASHINGTON — Bryce Harper sat out after a procedure to fix an ingrown toenail. Jayson Werth has been sidelined for a week with a bad hamstring a...

Nationals So Nice, They Beat Tigers Twice

AP | Posted 05.10.2013 | Detroit

WASHINGTON -- Ryan Mattheus, Drew Storen and Rafael Soriano combined for shutout relief after Dan Haren nearly squandered a four-run lead, and the Was...

Was This Game Worth Getting On Film?

AP | By HARVEY VALENTINE | Posted 07.08.2013 | Detroit

Washington (AP) — Washington pitcher Jordan Zimmermann allowed a run. Still, the result was the same in the end. After pitching 17 sh...

New Concerns Surrounding Strasburg's Health

AP | CHARLES ODUM | Posted 06.30.2013 | Sports

ATLANTA — No matter how much he insisted he felt fine, Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg didn't look right to manager Davey Johnson from the time ...

Could This Be Baseball's Rendition of Magic and Bird?

Misha Hyman | Posted 06.12.2013 | Sports
Misha Hyman

Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout and the Washington Nationals Bryce Harper are poised to take over Major League Baseball and vie for World Series and league MVPs year after year.

White Sox Lose 3 Against Nationals

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 04.12.2013 | Chicago

WASHINGTON -- Manager Robin Ventura and the rest of the Chicago White Sox hardly enjoyed their visit to the nation's capital. Second baseman Gordon B...

White Sox Lose Yet Another Close One

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 04.11.2013 | Chicago

WASHINGTON -- Every game the Chicago White Sox have played so far this season was tight. Five were decided by one run. None by more than three, inclu...