- Michigan mayor slaps back atheists’ try to erect ‘reason station’ at city hall
- PHILLIPS: Where is the conservative establishment?
- 7.5-magnitude earthquake shakes southern Mexico
- ISTOOK: IRS “wants to throw us in jail,” says tea party leader
- Easter woes: Chocolate costs soar, becoming ‘unaffordable’ luxury
- Michaels craft chain confirms hackers hit 3M customers
- Special Forces’ suicide rates hit record levels — casualties of ‘hard combat’
- Many Americans would quickly face financial hardship after losing job, poll shows
- Toronto Mayor Rob Ford thanks supporters at re-election campaign bash
- Texas seizes polygamist Warren Jeffs’ 1,600-acre ranch
Nationals Watch Archive: August 2013
With pitching coach Steve McCatty resting in D.C. after a bout of atrial fibrillation last week, minor league pitching coordinator Spin Williams has assumed the pitching coach duties this weekend in Milwaukee. But before he arrived in Milwaukee, Williams was with Triple-A Syracuse in Louisville, where he was able to work briefly with Drew Storen. Published August 3 2013
Friday evening, with Jordan Zimmermann tossing six scoreless innings in his home state of Wisconsin and with plenty of folks from his hometown of Auburndale in the crowd, Bryce Harper backed up his words. He homered once, his 16th of the season, and drove in two of the Nationals' four runs in a 4-1 victory over the Brewers. Published August 2 2013
Friday afternoon, there was a red-camoflauge t-shirt hanging over the backs of every chair in the visitors' clubhouse at Miller Park. On it was the mantra from the move 'Red Tails' a film inspired by the heroics of the first all-African American aerial combat unit, the Tuskegee Airmen. Published August 2 2013
Twenty-seven years ago, Mike Rizzo was an area scout for the Chicago White Sox. He made $11,000 a year and wore the tires on his car down to nothing as he set out to mine the midwest for amateur talent. Thursday, Rizzo signed a contract extension with the Washington Nationals that not only kept him in position as the general manager for the long-term, but also added President of Baseball Operations to his title. According to a team official, Rizzo is now "well within" the top five highest-paid general managers and presidents across the sport. Published August 2 2013
The Washington Nationals arrived in Milwaukee wondering if rock bottom had finally arrived. A two-game series at Comerica Park in Detroit had left them with two embarrassing defeats and more offensive ineffectiveness to go along with pitching hiccups. They lost by a combined score of 16-2. The Nationals have now scored one run or fewer in a remarkable 30 games this season. Published August 2 2013
The July 31 trade deadline may have passed with little fanfare and few trades, particularly for, but not exclusive to, the Nationals. That doesn't mean the wheeling and dealing is over. Published August 2 2013
Nationals sign GM Mike Rizzo to long-term extension, promote him to president of baseball operations
Despite being in the midst of an unexpectedly disappointing 2013 season, the Washington Nationals' ownership reaffirmed its faith in general manager Mike Rizzo on Thursday evening by announcing a long-term contract extension with him, along with a promotion to add president of baseball operations to his title. The deal comes on the heels of the Nationals' 2012 campaign, in which the team won 98 games, took the National League East title and was one out from advancing to the National League Championship Series. Published August 1 2013
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- Immigration still on hold: Boehner's office
- Inside China: Marine's comment on islands draws sharp Chinese response
- Supreme Court weighs appeal to concealed-carry gun laws
- PRUDEN: When a bored president just 'mails it in'
- Army goes to war with National Guard, seizes Apache attack helicopters
- With pot and e-cigarettes, Big Tobacco is just waiting to inhale emerging markets
- Hillary swoons at admitted illegal immigrant: 'Wow,' you're 'incredibly brave'
- Jews being told to register in Ukraine: John Kerry
- Prosecutors seek arrest warrant for ferry captain in South Korea