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FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2014, file photo, Baltimore Orioles' Manny Machado holds his right knee after grounding out in the third inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees in Baltimore. Machado left the game after getting hurt on the play. He will have season-ending surgery on his ailing right knee, the team announced Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Orioles 3B Machado to have season-ending surgery

- Associated Press

Baltimore third baseman Manny Machado has decided to have season-ending surgery on his ailing right knee, leaving the Orioles without one of their best players as they try for their first division title in 17 years.

Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos, left, stands at home plate as San Francisco Giants Joe Panik, center, is congratulated by Pablo Sandoval after hitting a three-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Giants’ outburst halts Nationals’ winning streak at 10

- Associated Press

Tim Hudson and four relievers quieted bats of the Nationals, who apparently don’t have an inexhaustible supply of comeback wins and last-at-bat heroics. During their success streak, Washington had seven one-run victories, five come-from-behind wins and five walk-offs.

Katie Ledecky of the U.S. right, and team mate Cierra Runge embrace after Ledecky set a new world record in her women's 400m freestyle final at the Pan Pacific swimming championships in Gold Coast, Australia, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. Ledecky set a new world record of 3:58.37 ahead of Runge and Lauren Boyle of New Zealand.(AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

Katie Ledecky breaks own world record in 400 freestyle

- Associated Press

The 17-year-old from Bethesda, Maryland, also holds the world records in the 800 and 1,500 freestyle events, and narrowly missed improving her mark in the 800 earlier at the Pan Pacs.

Washington Redskins defensive end Jason Hatcher (97) during organized team activities at Redskins Park, Ashburn, Va., Wednesday, June 11, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

‘Unblockable’ Jason Hatcher set for Redskins debut

- The Washington Times

Coaches like to say that players like Hatcher have a bit of an edge, or a mean streak. Hatcher said he is “a hard guy.” But perhaps veteran cornerback DeAngelo Hall described him best. “Just a dog,” Hall said. “Just a gangster, man. He’s unblockable.”

Washington Redskins outside linebacker Brian Orakpo (98) reacts after Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) was sacked during the first half of an NFL preseason football game Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

Johnny Manziel fined by NFL for middle finger at Redskins

- Associated Press

Browns coach Mike Pettine was “extremely disappointed” by Manziel’s conduct and said the 21-year-old’s on-field behavior factored into the team’s decision in naming a starter.

A dejected Washington Redskins tackle Trent Williams (71) walks off the field with teamates after a 27-20 to the Detroit Lions at FedExField, Landover, Md., September 22, 2013. (Preston Keres/Special for The Washington Times)

Trent Williams, DeAngelo Hall honored by Redskins

- The Washington Times

Running back Alfred Morris was honored with the the team’s community service award, while quarterback Robert Griffin III was honored with the team’s “salute” award, recognizing his contributions to the military.

Washington Nationals' Anthony Rendon, right, douses teammate Denard Span after Span scored the winning run on a throwing error by Arizona Diamondback third baseman Jordan Pacheco during the ninth inning of a baseball game on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Washington. The Nationals defeated the Diamondbacks 1-0. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Walk-off wonders: Nationals show heart with late-inning dramatics

- The Washington Times

While the Redskins pass time by playing out the NFL’s pretend portion of the football schedule, the Nationals have captured Washington’s attention by winning. Winning every game. Winning games that they seemed intent on losing, in the nightly drama that has played out at Nationals Park.

Michael Phelps of the U.S. leans on a lane rope after his men's 100m freestyle final at the Pan Pacific swimming championships in Gold Coast, Australia, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. Cameron McEvoy of Australia won the race ahead of Nathan Adrian in second and James Magnussen of Australia in third. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

Michael Phelps, Katie Ledecky lead U.S. to relay golds

- Associated Press

The 29-year-old Phelps, swimming in his first international meet since coming out of retirement, helped the United States win the 4x200-meter relay Friday at the Pan Pacific championships.

Chicago's Trey Hondras (24) scores the second of two runs on a throwing error by Philadelphia catcher Scott Bandura, top, who takes the late relay throw from right field during the second inning of an elimination baseball game at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

No Mo’ne on mound, Philly loses to Chicago in LLWS

- Associated Press

Joshua Houston had a clutch two-run single, reliever Cameron Bufford pitched a tense scoreless sixth inning, and Chicago held off gritty Philadelphia 6-5 on Thursday night in a matchup of inner-city teams at the Little League World Series.

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Phoenix Mercury's Diana Taurasi (3) grabs a rebound in front of Los Angeles Sparks' Kristi Toliver (20) as Mercury's Candice Dupree (4) looks on during the first half in Game 1 of the WNBA basketball Western Conference semifinals Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Mercury beats Sparks 75-72 in WNBA playoffs

Associated Press

Diana Taurasi hit four straight free throws in the final 40 seconds, and the Phoenix Mercury beat the Los Angeles Sparks 75-72 on Friday night in the first round of the WNBA playoffs.

NFL Calendar

Associated Press

Aug. 26 - Teams must reduce rosters to maximum of 75 active players.

WNBA Playoff Capsules

- Associated Press

Diana Taurasi hit four straight free throws in the final 40 seconds, and the Phoenix Mercury beat the Los Angeles Sparks 75-72 on Friday night in the first round of the WNBA playoffs.

Texas Rangers starting pitcher Colby Lewis throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Lewis and Rangers lose 6-3 to Royals

- Associated Press

Colby Lewis was pitching exactly one year after right hip resurfacing surgery, a procedure just short of a full hip replacement.

NFL Exhibition Capsules

- Associated Press

Tom Brady's offense and the New England Patriots' defense dominated the Carolina Panthers.

NHL Calendar

Associated Press

Oct. 8 - Regular season begins.

Rose in, Lillard out for US basketball roster

- Associated Press

The U.S. national basketball team has kept Derrick Rose and cut Damian Lillard and three others, getting its roster down to 12 before the FIBA World Cup of Basketball.

Baseball Capsules

- Associated Press

The Washington Nationals' winning streak ended at a team record-tying 10 games as San Francisco rookie Joe Panik hit his first major league home run and sent the Giants to a 10-3 romp on Friday night.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady runs onto the field before an NFL preseason football game against the Carolina Panthers, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Tom Brady, Patriots dominate Panthers 30-7

- Associated Press

Tom Brady threw two touchdown passes. Stephen Gostkowski kicked a 60-yard field goal. The New England Patriots didn't allow a point for more than 58 minutes.

MLB Calendar

Associated Press

Sept. 1 - Active rosters expand to 40 players.

Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Josh Collmenter throws in the first inning during a baseball game against the San Diego Padres, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Padres beaten by Collmenter and Diamondbacks

- Associated Press

The San Diego Padres were familiar with Josh Collmenter's quirky delivery. Falling behind by four runs after two innings was too much to overcome.

Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Sonny Gray throws to the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning of a baseball game on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Gray pitches into 9th, A's top Angels

- Associated Press

Sean Doolittle couldn't find much fault with his latest outing, which was strange considering the Athletics' closer nearly ruined Sonny Gray's best start in more than four weeks.