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Wizards head to playoffs with win

Wed Apr 16, 2014

- Bradley Beal stood at his locker near the middle of a noisy Washington locker room and expressed a thought that Wizards' players haven't felt for a few years. Full Story

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Boston police safely blow up suspicious backpacks

Fri Apr 18, 2014

- Survivors, first responders and relatives of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over the city's resilience in the face of a terror attack. Full Story

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Nationals make 4 errors in 8-0 loss to Cardinals

Fri Apr 18, 2014

- The Cardinals' first batter sent a seemingly routine grounder to Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond, who failed to field the ball cleanly for one of his two errors on the evening. The next hitter's swinging bunt was grabbed by pitcher Taylor Jordan, but he could not manage to get the ball out of his glove. Full Story

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Hockey title puts tiny Union on the sports map

Tue Apr 15, 2014

- After tiny Union College toppled the heavyweights of hockey for the national title, its president, Stephen Ainlay, couldn't resist a little cheerleading. Full Story

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Soccer coming to Bravo, Syfy, Oxygen, CNBC, E!

Wed Apr 16, 2014

- Soccer is coming to some U.S. television networks better known for reality shows, dramas or financial news. Full Story

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Werth HR helps Nats rally past Marlins, 6-3

Wed Apr 16, 2014

- The Washington Nationals' comeback victory against Jose Fernandez felt well-deserved, even if the pivotal runs were unearned. Full Story

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Harper scratched from Nats' lineup against Marlins

Wed Apr 16, 2014

- Outfielder Bryce Harper was scratched from the Washington Nationals' game at Miami because of tightness in his left quadriceps, but he's expected to return to the lineup Thursday. Full Story

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At Boston Marathon, a chance to finally finish

Fri Apr 18, 2014

- Just one tiny misstep at mile 15 of the Boston Marathon last spring ruined any chance of amputee runner Jeff Glasbrenner breaking four hours. Full Story

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Power briefly goes out ahead of Sharks-Kings game

Thu Apr 17, 2014

- Power went out briefly at the SAP Center less than an hour before the scheduled start of Thursday night's playoff opener between the San Jose Sharks and the Los Angeles Kings. Full Story

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Jets sign former Titans RB Chris Johnson

Thu Apr 17, 2014

- Always fast on the field, Chris Johnson is looking to quickly prove his critics wrong. Full Story

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Hopes high Negro Leagues stadium makes comeback

Thu Apr 17, 2014

- The light touch of a paint roller is enough to dislodge a chunk of plaster from the crumbling walls of Hinchliffe Stadium. Full Story

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MLB marks 67th anniversary of Robinson debut

Wed Apr 16, 2014

- Marking the 67th anniversary of the day Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier, the Rev. Jesse Jackson praised Commissioner Bud Selig for the strides the sport has taken in minority opportunities over the past two decades. Full Story

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AP PHOTOS: Hikers take to mountains for winter fix

Wed Apr 16, 2014

- Joe Murdzek was leading a group of friends when he encountered a short, steep snowfield about a mile and a half below the summit of Mount Adams, the Northeast's second-loftiest peak. Full Story