Five questions heading into the Redskins’ Saturday night preseason game against the Ravens in Baltimore.
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.
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.
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.”
Machado sprained his knee while taking an awkward swing against the New York Yankees on Aug. 11. He crumpled in the batter’s box, limped off the field and was on crutches after the game.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Maryland opens its season Nov. 14 at home against Wagner, beginning a non-conference slate that includes games against Arizona State, Virginia at Oklahoma State.
The three-time World Cup veteran has asked U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann not to consider him for selection to the roster until September 2015. Howard is not retiring from international play, however; the decision is driven mainly by his desire to spend more time with his family.