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Dusty Hernandez-Harrison: In a Ring of His Own

By Harry Jaffe January 29, 2014
Hernandez-Harrison boxes for his family and his city. Now he’s learning to fight for himself. more

First Person: The Second Half

By Thomas S. Kim December 12, 2013
For the son of immigrants, football was both equalizer and outlet. Then it ended, and I didn’t realize how much I’d miss it. Now, through my son, I’m back on the field in a new way. more

Calling an Audible: A Quarterback Fights Back From Gruesome Injury

By Shane Mettlen October 9, 2013
Jacob Rainey was one of the most promising high-school quarterbacks in Virginia—headed for Division I football and maybe the NFL—when a freak accident forced him to change course. more

First Person: Dear Daniel Snyder

By Jerome Miller August 7, 2013
To you, the Redskins’ name is inseparable from its meaning to fans. But sports always expose us to loss—and sometimes we’re called upon to bear it. more

Washington Nationals Opening Day: Play Ball!

By Carl Cannon April 1, 2013
With their showstopping plays and goofy antics, the Nationals may be the one thing that can unite this divided town. Here’s hoping they can recapture last year’s magic. more

John Wall Needs a Miracle

By Edward G. Robinson III March 5, 2013
Everyone’s counting on him to turn around one of the worst teams in the NBA—and he believes he can take them all the way to the NBA Finals. Crazy? Maybe. But before you write him off, consider what he’s overcome to get this far. more

Inside Washington Nationals Training Camp

By Harry Jaffe June 7, 2012
The Nats are in first place and are garnering national attention. See how one of their best seasons in years got started. more

Davey Johnson: On Top of His Game

By Harry Jaffe April 5, 2012
Baseball’s oldest manager says he’s the guy who can make the Nationals winners. more

Learn to Golf: Seven Great Courses and What to Buy

By Aaron Kraut July 7, 2011
Washington's best teachers, most forgiving courses, equipment stores, and more more

Best of Washington 2011: The Nationals Taste Test Bubblegum (Video)

By Melissa Romero June 24, 2011
Watch this behind-the-scenes video of the Nationals' bullpen taste testing an assortment of bubblegum more

Riverdale Baptist Lady Crusaders Basketball: Achieving the Dream (Full Story)

By Emily Leaman June 24, 2011
For Tyonna Williams and other players, it isn't just about the game. It's about getting a shot at college and a better life—just as their coach once did. more

Georgetown Kenner League Schedule & Updates

By Sarah Zlotnick June 20, 2011
Georgetown's Chris Wright zooms down the court. Photograph courtesy of Georgetown UniversityIn our July 2011 Best Of issue, we told you about the Kenner League, the District's only NCAA-sanctioned pick-up basketball league. Holding court each summer at Georgetown University's McDonough... more

D.C. United's Andy Najar: Where Did This Guy Come From?

By Luke Mullins April 4, 2011
The overnight success of the nation's best young soccer star more

Can DeMaurice Smith Save the 2011 NFL Season?

By Luke Mullins January 3, 2011
Whether the Redskins suit up next fall will depend on DeMaurice Smith's off-the-field strategy. It may be a nail biter. more

Where to Watch: Pro Football

September 22, 2010
Select a Team Baltimore Ravens Buffalo Bills Carolina Panthers Chicago Bears Cincinnati Bengals Cleveland Browns Denver Broncos Detroit Lions Green Bay Packers Indianapolis Colts Kansas City Chiefs Miami Dolphins Minnesota Vikings New England Patriots New Orleans Saints New York... more

Unleash the Fury

By Luke Mullins April 22, 2010
As the Capitals make a run for the Stanley Cup, these fans are doing everything they can to excite the crowd and help the team. more

Remembering George Michael

By Harry Jaffe December 25, 2009
George Michael, a hard-driving, colorful, respected sportscaster at Washington's Channel 4, died early Thursday of leukemia at DC's Sibley Hospital. Since 1980 he had been a dominant personality in television sports coverage. Here is a What I've Learned i more

Tiger Woods Made Me Do It

By Leonard Shapiro July 1, 2009
What made this woman turn her life around? She says, “I just loved the way he hit that ball.” more

2 Zimms

By Harry Jaffe July 1, 2009
They’re similar in lots of ways—with almost the same last name. The pitcher’s a rookie, the third baseman’s a star. Together they give Nationals fans a chance to dream of a winning team. more

Looking for Golf Heaven

June 1, 2007
One of Gerard Pangaud’s favorite places to play is Raspberry Falls in Leesburg, a “challenging yet playable course.” Photograph by Matthew Worden. Lots of Washington celebrities play golf, sometimes on courses we can only dream about. They also enjoy... more

Looking for Golf Heaven

By Alice Shapin June 1, 2007
If you could play anywhere, where would it be? Here are the courses that six interesting Washingtonians say are their favorites. more

Saturday at the Races: Kim Eisler Recaps the Preakness

By Kim Eisler May 21, 2007
The sun had barely broken Saturday when I headed for the Beltway, turned up I-95, and followed a horse trailer owned by veteran Maryland trainer Eddie Gaudet to Pimlico Race Track. As I turned left onto Rogers Avenue to find... more

Preakness Predictions

By Kim Eisler May 17, 2007
There are only nine horses in the Preakness. Two of them, Mint Slewlep (1), and Xchanger (2), seem to be in the race mainly to fill it. Mint Slewlip (1) didn’t even attract a national jockey—he’s being ridden by low-profile... more


By Tim Wendel April 1, 2007
Nationals scouts are scouring the globe looking for talent. They beat the Yankees and the Red Sox to sign Smiley Gonzalez, a 17-year-old phenom from the Dominican Republic. And they’re not done yet. more

Game Over

By Harry Jaffe March 1, 2007
George Michael has shown viewers lots of big plays. What does he think of Dan Snyder? How is all that money changing sports? more

Zen and the Art of Rowing

By John Mulligan February 1, 2007
They strive for harmony and what’s called “swing,” these masters of the river. But sometimes they’re just trying to stay alive at 28 strokes a minute. more

Will Navy Lose Johnson to Alabama?

By Vic Gold December 14, 2006
Word out of Tuscaloosa is that Navy’s Paul Johnson is an even-odds prospect to succeed the fired Mike Shula as football coach at the University of Alabama.  Alabama was turned down last week by West Virginia’s Rich Rodriguez, and Alabama... more

Verizon Center: A Round-up of the Season's Best Games 2006-2007

By Dana Schwartz December 12, 2006
The Facility, the Teams, and the Best Games 601 F Street, NW; 202-628-3200, Closest metro: Gallery Place/Chinatown metro On any given night the Verizon Center is host to one of a variety of events: concerts, family shows, and sports... more

Gilbert Arenas: The Assassin

By Fred Barnes November 1, 2006
Gilbert Arenas doesn’t remember the day when his father came to get him. “I was only three,” he says. Gilbert was born in Florida, where his great-grandfather had come a century earlier from Cuba. His father was a college student... more

Could Ripken Run the Nats in 2007?

By Carl Cannon October 1, 2006
Will the new skipper be the same commanding presence as Robby? Who will it be? As the Nats’ 2006 season wound to a close, the front office wasn’t talking. Here’s the speculation around baseball. “The name you hear is Davey... more

Sonny, Billy & the Boys: Greatest Redskins Quarterbacks

By Kim Eisler October 1, 2006
National editor Kim Eisler ( grew up in Virginia and has followed the Redskins since 1951. Editorial intern Caleb Hannan helped conduct interviews for this article.As Mark Brunell runs onto FedEx Field, he carries the hopes of a city that... more

Redskins Will Win 11--FedEx Field Will Rock

By Garrett M. Graff September 1, 2006
Redskins coach Joe Gibbs knows it’s a risk to go into a season with a 36-year-old quarterback. That’s how old Joe Theismann was in 1985 when he lost a step. The Redskins started 5–5 that year, and Theismann was over... more

Pricey Orchids Adorn NBA Star's Wedding

By Sherri Dalphonse September 1, 2006
Once a star at the University of Maryland, he now earns $15 million a year playing for the NBA’s New York Knicks. So why not have a fairy-tale wedding? On September 9, Steve and fiancée Shelby Randolph will roll out... more

The Dan Snyder You Don't Know

By Harry Jaffe September 1, 2006
National editor Harry Jaffe, born and raised in Philadelphia, is an Eagles fan who has rooted against the Redskins all his life. Editorial intern Caleb Hannan helped with research for this article.Joe Gibbs first met Dan Snyder at a group... more

Prime Time with the Nationals' Frank Robinson

By Carl Cannon August 1, 2006
Carl M. Cannon is White House correspondent for National Journal and a lifelong baseball fan. He wrote about Cal Ripken in the April Washingtonian.During a modest Nationals winning streak in mid-June, a thunderstorm washed out the pregame batting practice, and... more

The Inside Scoop on Working the Stands at RFK

By Chris Wilson August 1, 2006
Rule one: Read the crowd. Rule two: When in doubt, choose hot dogs. That’s the gospel for the “hawkers” at RFK Stadium, the men and women who troll through the stands selling the staples of the ballpark experience: beer, hot... more

Are You Ready for Some Football?

By Garrett M. Graff August 1, 2006
The Redskins open their season on Monday night, September 11, by hosting the Minnesota Vikings at FedEx Field. Here’s what NFL insiders are asking as the season approaches: Does Mark Brunell have any zip left in his arm at age... more

The Rookie

By Harry Jaffe July 1, 2006
Ryan Zimmerman arrives at the Nationals clubhouse at RFK Stadium at 1:47 for the second game of the Beltway series against the Orioles. Game time is 7:05 pm. “I like to get to work early,” he says. Joey Eischen looks... more

Nationals' Dugout Is Close to Home for the Lerners

By Caleb Hannan, Mary Clare Glover July 1, 2006
With the local Lerner family winning the $450-million Washington Nationals sweepstakes, players can finally settle down here. If they’re looking for house-hunting advice, they could always call up the owner’s box. Principal owner and patriarch Ted Lerner has called the... more

Who Won? Who Lost? Here's a Nationals Box Score

By Garrett M. Graff June 1, 2006
With the Lerner group tapped as owner of the Nationals, baseball in Washington is solidly set. Here are the winners, losers, and too-soon-to-tells: Home Runs Mark Tuohey: He pulled it off: The Nationals are in Washington, ground has been broken... more

DC Rower Andy Liverman

By Mary Clare Glover May 1, 2006
Andy Liverman slides into a booth at the Tombs, a bar in Georgetown, orders a beer, and apologizes for being late. “I spend most of my time running from one place to the next,” he says. Liverman is part of... more

Former QB Wants to Throw Dems a Hail Mary

By Kim Eisler May 1, 2006
When Heisman Trophy runner-up Heath Shuler arrived here in 1994 as the Redskins’ next great quarterback, word was that he might not be the smartest guy on coach Norv Turner’s team. The North Carolina native supposedly had one of the... more

Cal Ripken Jr.: Mr. Baseball

By Carl Cannon April 1, 2006
Cal is out of position. It’s an October night during the Reagan presidency, and Ripken should be playing ball in that white uniform with orange and black trim he wore his entire major-league career. But the Orioles didn’t make the... more

ESPN's New Host Much Like the Old

By Kim Eisler March 1, 2006
ESPN’s decision to make Tony Kornheiser part of its Monday Night Football team wasn’t the first time the Washington Post columnist was considered for the job. In 2000, before ABC hired Dennis Miller, Kornheiser was the bridesmaid, although TV executives... more

Two Local University Basketball Coaches: Karl Hobbs and John Thompson III

By Chris Wilson, Harry Jaffe March 1, 2006
Slam Dunks Courtesy of Georgetown University Washington’s two hottest basketball teams don’t play each other, but their coaches are inclined to play nice. “John’s a terrific coach,” says Karl Hobbs, coach of the George Washington University Colonials, about John Thompson... more

What Vince Lombardi Would Do Today

December 1, 2005
National correspondent Vic Gold has been a Redskins season-ticket holder since the Otto Graham era.By the time he arrived in Washington in 1969 to take over the Redskins, Vince Lombardi was a coaching legend. His Green Bay Packers had dominated... more

The Curse of Landover

By Vic Gold August 1, 2004
One Strange Event After Another Has the Redskins on a Losing Streak. Joe Gibbs Is Baffled. Then Dan Snyder Gets a Mysterious Message. more

Afternoon Bargains

By Kim Eisler July 1, 2004
Twilight Rates Offer Good Golf on Challenging Courses--for Less Than You'd Pay on a Typical Public Course. Here Are 15 of the Area's Best Deals. more

Redskins' Revenge

By Vic Gold August 1, 2002
After Three Decades of Losing, They Were Known as the Deadskins. Now a Controversial Coaching Genius Had Them Poised to Take On the Enemy. more

The Greatest Game

By Vic Gold January 1, 2002
It Was on New Year's Day 50 Years Ago, and the Terrapins Were Underdogs more

8 Is Great

By Drew Lindsay October 1, 2001
Cal Ripken will forever be linked with 2,632, the number of consecutive games he played from 1982 to 1998. But as Ripken says farewell to the game, here are numbers that offer other measures of baseball's Iron Man. more

If Red Ran the Wizards

By Kim Eisler February 1, 2001
Arnold "Red" Auerbach is identified with the championship Boston Celtic teams of the 1960s and '70s. But the George Washington University graduate is a dyed-in-the-wool Washingtonian. He appears regularly at GW games--he's in the school's hall of fame--and he's a... more

Gimme Some D

By Larry Van Dyne August 1, 2000
The Redskins defense under Norv Turner has been terrible. Will new arrivals Deion Sanders, Lavar Arrington, and Bruce Smith get the team back to the winning ways of Joe Gibbs and George Allen? more