The sport had been suffering, reeling from the strike that wiped out the last portion of the 1994 season, but Ripken’s pursuit of a once-impossible record won back fans and popularized its re-emergence.
The 20th anniversary of Ripken breaking Lou Gehrig’s streak will arrive on Sunday. Ripken spoke with The Washington Times about the occasion, his memories and its impact.
Between the back-and-forth surrounding Robert Griffin III’s health and benching and the unwanted attention drawn by general manager Scot McCloughan’s wife, it’s time for Washington to start the regular season.
Breeland, who missed all three preseason games with a sprained MCL and is suspended for Week 1, returned in Thursday’s final preseason game, while others used it to make their last pitch for the 53-man roster.
Zimmerman continued his torrid stretch with three hits and four RBI and Jordan Zimmermann pitched six solid innings as the Nationals opened a seven-game homestand with a 15-1 rout of the Braves on Thursday.
Ross has been cut by four teams during his brief professional career, but he furthered his case to stick around with the Redskins when final cuts are made this weekend after the 17-16 loss to the Jaguars on Thursday.
A New York City teacher has been arrested for allegedly crashing a drone into an empty section of seats at the U.S Open.
Colt McCoy threw for 208 yards and a touchdown, but the Redskins fell short in their bid to finish the preseason unbeaten for the second time in three years in a 17-16 loss to the Jaguars.
Brady, the Patriots’ quarterback, was suspended four games for his use of underinflated footballs, but a federal judge ruled on Thursday that the suspension should be wiped out because of a lack of proof against Brady.
Crowder, who was accused on social media of abusing a woman in early June, will not face discipline from the NFL after an investigation into the allegations have concluded.
Howard will rejoin the U.S. men’s national team after a year-long absence on Friday, suiting up in red, white and blue as the Americans play host to Peru in a friendly at RFK Stadium.
Italian soccer players will soon be able to get a different kind of recognition from the referees. The Serie B will introduce a “green card” to recognize good sportsmanship and other “acts of virtue” on the pitch.