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By Dan Steinberg with Sarah Kogod
Updated: 25 min 21 sec ago

Best Week in Washington Sports: Jan Vesely

Fri, 07/19/2013 - 3:15pm
My colleague Chris Cillizza has a great weekly feature called “Worst Week in Washington,” where he spotlights a political figure who has landed on the wrong side of the press. I’m stealing a page out of his playbook, and it … Continue reading →    

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When the Redskins moved training camp to Carlisle

Fri, 07/19/2013 - 2:48pm
Fifty years ago next week, the Redskins moved training camp to a new city, several hours from Washington, amid great fanfare. Players were heralded with “Welcome Redskins” signs. Columnists wrote how much sense the new home made. And one story … Continue reading →    

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Lanny Davis wants Congress to convene at Nats Park

Fri, 07/19/2013 - 12:06pm
Political strategist Lanny Davis wrote a column for the Huffington Post entitled “DC’s Purple Field of Dreams,” the end point being that President Obama and Congress should use the backdrop of Nats Park to hammer out policy issues. Here it … Continue reading →    

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Chris Neild’s beard is ready for training camp

Fri, 07/19/2013 - 11:21am
Chris Neild appeared in all 16 games as a rookie nose tackle in 2011, but his 2012 season never even started after a knee injury in training camp. Does he have a shot in 2013? Apparently, according to The Post’s … Continue reading →    

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Wizards now have third least successful NBA nickname

Fri, 07/19/2013 - 10:30am
“Why Wizards?” Abe Pollin was asked in February of 1996, on the day he announced the franchise’s new name. “It’s someone who can do things,” Pollin said. “It’s magic, flamboyant, smart and a winner. All those things connote a winner.” … Continue reading →    

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CNBC put Joe Theismann in the Hall of Fame

Fri, 07/19/2013 - 9:52am
“Last hour, NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley was with us, so it’s only fair to have an NFL Hall of Famer as well,” Maria Bartiromo said Thursday on CNBC’s Closing Bell. “About to tee off here is NFL Hall … Continue reading →    

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Under Armour collaborates with DC Comics, Warner Bros. for superhero gear

Fri, 07/19/2013 - 9:34am
Under Armour is teaming up with DC Comics and Warner Bros. to create a line of superhero-inspired workout gear called the Alter Ego collection. The collection includes odes to  Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, as well as a few other favorites. “The … Continue reading →    

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Ray Allen on the Heat and bandwagon fans

Thu, 07/18/2013 - 4:20pm
Five years ago, you didn’t see too many Miami Heat fans walking around D.C. But a couple years ago, oddly, you started seeing them. Last year, you saw more, and this year, even more. Heck, I saw a grown man … Continue reading →    

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Nats wins based on uniform combinations

Thu, 07/18/2013 - 2:58pm
If you’ve ever wondered which uniform combination the Nats perform the best in, SportsLogos.net has you covered. The site has spent the first half of the season tracking wins and losses in each uniform worn for every MLB team, and … Continue reading →    

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Richmond’s ‘Welcome Redskins’ signs

Thu, 07/18/2013 - 1:35pm
Whether the training camp on the road helps the Redskins, or hurts the Redskins or — most likely — has virtually no impact on the Redskins, it’s bloody great for bloggers. There are new crazy fans to photograph, new sports-radio … Continue reading →    

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RGIII’s Washington Post Magazine cover

Thu, 07/18/2013 - 11:50am
Here’s RGIII in action on the cover of this week’s Washington Post Magazine. The glamour shot accompanies an excerpt from Dave Sheinin’s book, “RGIII: The Promise” (available Aug. 6 where all books are sold). If RGIII isn’t your thing, you … Continue reading →    

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Frederick Keys pitcher Miguel Chalas captures a skunk with his glove

Thu, 07/18/2013 - 11:26am
  We normally cover neither the Frederick Keys nor the Lynchburg Hillcats, but for skunks on the field, we will make an exception. And yes, this is several weeks old, but I’m just seeing it this week, so I’m guessing … Continue reading →    

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Randy Edsall and a huge pile of crabs

Thu, 07/18/2013 - 10:27am
PressBox, the Baltimore sports magazine, ran a cover story on Maryland Coach Randy Edsall in its latest issue, focusing on the Terps’ attempts to own the city of Baltimore. Excerpt: “From my days growing up in southern Pennsylvania, I’ve known … Continue reading →    

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John Wall at ESPYs with Yasiel Puig, Snoop Lion, DeMarcus Cousins

Thu, 07/18/2013 - 9:58am
Many of the A-list athletes who were in L.A. for the ESPYs on Wednesday night were either presenting or receiving awards. John Wall was also there. The ESPN the Magazine naked model had prime seats, meaning he was shown repeatedly … Continue reading →    

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Niles Paul on RGIII’s leadership

Thu, 07/18/2013 - 9:40am
We all know that Robert Griffin III is a leader, and has all the skills required to be that leader. But, July, so here’s Niles Paul on Redskins nation talking about RGIII’s leadership abilities. “I mean, Robert came in and … Continue reading →    

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Randy Wittman on Jan Vesely’s confidence

Wed, 07/17/2013 - 3:15pm
Randy Wittman has been dispensing harsh truths about Jan Vesely’s confidence level for weeks. “He needs to work on his head first,” Wittman said after the season. “There are sometimes, I see Jan and he’s flying all around and I … Continue reading →    

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The RGIII display in Canton

Wed, 07/17/2013 - 2:42pm
“The jersey and cleats worn Monday night by Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III are headed to the Pro Football Hall of Fame,” The Post reported in December. “Griffin set the NFL’s single-season rushing record for a rookie quarterback during the … Continue reading →    

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Mike Green’s Arlington condo for sale (Photos)

Wed, 07/17/2013 - 1:22pm
Caps defenseman Mike Green has put his Arlington condo up for sale. According to the listing, the two-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath, $1.595 million loft includes a wine room, two-story veranda and $300,000 in recent upgrades. Also, “bragging rights,” according to listing … Continue reading →    

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Redskins fans Griffining around the globe

Wed, 07/17/2013 - 12:26pm
The first year of “Griffining” has almost expired, but the thing itself apparently has not. Sure, you don’t hear the jokes as much any more, and ESPN is no longer doing segments on it, but Redskins fans keep going to … Continue reading →    

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Martell Webster says Wizards are going to the playoffs

Wed, 07/17/2013 - 11:12am
My buddy Eric Fingerhut has a new series of blog posts critiquing the Washington Post sports section, which is good, because criticism is always good. His latest post deals with our section’s sunny optimism, even in the face of repeated … Continue reading →    

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