Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson did more in practice Friday than earlier in the week, but remains questionable to play Sunday against his former team because of a shoulder injury.
Pitching in Miami for just the second time in his major league career, Gonzalez allows just two runs over seven strong innings to lead the Nationals past the Marlins, 6-2.
“If you go out there and you have the idea that, ‘I’m just a backup,’ there’s going to be something with your confidence or your mentality that might be missing,” said former Redskins QB Doug Williams. “You’ve got to have a starter’s mentality as a backup.”
Li Na, a two-time Grand Slam champion from China who took tennis in Asia to a new level, has retired due to recurring knee injuries.
Though Rendon tries to stay out of the spotlight, his performance on the field has made that impossible. Entering Thursday night’s series-opener against the Marlins, the 24-year-old was hitting .285 with 20 home runs, 85 RBI and 15 stolen bases.
The Nats won the division title going away without a .300 hitter, a 15-game winner, a 25-home run hitter or a 100-RBI man. They won it with a rookie manager who lost his biggest bats in the opening weeks of the season, and has been without one of the team’s best players for much of the year. They won because of a group of Mike Rizzo moments.
The New York Jets quarterback defended the NFL commissioner while the league and its teams have come under heavy criticism during the past two weeks over how they are dealing with several players facing domestic violence allegations.
How will Kirk Cousins fare in a starting role? Is DeSean Jackson ready for his return to the City of Brotherly Love?
The club, exclusively for men since it was founded in Scotland 260 years ago, released a statement Thursday saying 85 percent of those who took part in the ballot voted in favor of allowing female members.
Jackson, the Redskins’ wide receiver, was again held out of practice on Thursday as he recovers from a separated left shoulder, though coach Jay Gruden believes Jackson should be available to play against Philadelphia, his former team, on Sunday.
A dynamic attacking presence from the flank or up top, Pontius logged eight minutes in a loss to New York last week before playing 23 minutes Tuesday. Going into Saturday’s trip to face the Chicago Fire (5-7-15), he feels he’s ready to potentially push 60 minutes.
In a police interview, Dwyer denied committing an assault, though he acknowledged that he punched walls in his home, threw a phone and that his wife bit his lip during the disputes.