Fully recovered from a strained right hamstring, Zimmerman was back in Washington’s starting lineup Saturday night, hitting sixth and playing left field.
C.J. Brown threw for 280 yards and two touchdowns, cornerback William Lively returned an interception 88 yards for another score, and Maryland beat mistake-prone Syracuse 34-20 on Saturday.
Harrison Butker kicked a 24-yard field goal with no time remaining and Georgia Tech rallied from an early deficit and remained unbeaten with a 27-24 victory against Virginia Tech on Saturday.
Interim President Garnett S. Stokes and athletic director Stan Wilcox announced the decision late Friday night. There had been criticism that the original punishment for Winston’s latest embarrassing off-field incident was too light.
The first baseman crushes a homer in his first at-bat after two days off and the right-hander limits the Marlins to two runs even while lacking his usual command.
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.
Zimmerman played seven innings in left field and went 3 for 8 at the plate Friday at the team’s instructional league in Viera, Florida, then drove to Marlins Park to meet up with the Nationals.
Wilson broke the bone in an accident in Ontario in July and underwent surgery to repair the break on July 8. He has just recently begun to skate by himself, doing so once in Toronto and once at Kettler Capitals Iceplex, where the Capitals began training camp on Friday.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell gave a public apology Friday afternoon during a press conference to address the league’s handling of several domestic abuse cases, announcing he will soon meet with experts to come up with new policies to better manage personal conduct issues.
“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.