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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...

Nationals Beat White Sox 8-7, Beckham Injured

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 04.10.2013 | Chicago

WASHINGTON -- Chicago White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham's injured left wrist was hurting him even while he simply stood still in the clubhouse T...

Magnus Carlsen Plays Vishy Anand for the World Chess Title

Lubomir Kavalek | Posted 06.07.2013 | Sports
Lubomir Kavalek

The world's top-rated chess player Magnus Carlsen of Norway qualified from the Candidates tournament in London to challenge the reigning champion Vishy Anand of India in the world championship match in the fall of this year.

WATCH: Dad Catches Home Run Ball While Holding Baby

Posted 04.08.2013 | Parents

It's no secret that parents are excellent multi-taskers -- when it comes to cooking dinner, answering emails, calming tantrums and helping with math h...

Will the Washington Nationals Be the Next Baseball Dynasty?

Ben Berkon | Posted 06.05.2013 | Sports
Ben Berkon

The team's 98 win season last year was no fluke. While the Nats made a big off-season acquisition by trading for Gio Gonzalez, one can really attribute their success to the big contributions by former first round picks Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper.

'I Felt Like I Was Making Love To My Hand'

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 04.04.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The Washington Nationals are off to an excellent start. Their star pitcher Stephen Strasburg delivered a solid performance on Monday. 20...

Young Stars Lead Nationals

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 04.02.2013 | Sports

WASHINGTON -- All it took was two at-bats on his first opening day in the majors for Bryce Harper to hit two homers – and hear some "M-V-P!" cha...

WATCH: Bryce Harper Opens Season With A Bang (And Another)

AP | Posted 06.01.2013 | Sports

WASHINGTON -- Washington Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper is the youngest major leaguer to homer twice in his team's opening game of a season, deli...

Where To Get Opening Day Hot Dogs

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 04.02.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Play ball! The Washington Nationals' season starts today with a home game against the Miami Marlins. After a nail-biting 2012 season...

'Never Make Predictions... Especially About the Future': My 2013 MLB Picks

Ben Heisler | Posted 05.31.2013 | Sports
Ben Heisler

Everyone thinks of Yogi Berra as the quintessential baseball quote. He made you think, laugh and occasionally want to launch your head into a brick wall. But Casey Stengel, manager of 3,766 games in the Big Leagues never wasted any time getting to the point

Play Ball-Baseball Season Is Here Again!

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.29.2013 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

This season, like all others, is full of possibility excitement and questions. Will this be the year the Yankees finally fall apart? How can Mike Trout top his extraordinary rookie season?

Nats Star Gets Free Burritos For Life

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 03.21.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Of all the benefits that come with being a star player on the Washington Nationals -- the $9.9 million contract, the magazine covers, th...