After squeaking out several close games, Washington rides Stephen Strasburg’s arm and Ian Desmond’s bat to an 8-1 win over Arizona.
Browns cornerback Joe Haden — who hails from Prince George’s County — told reporters after the game that abuse Johnny Football was taking was some of the “worst things you could ever imagine, from everybody, their players, their fans.” Seriously? What did he face when he played for Texas A&M — choir boys?
Redshirt freshman J.T. Barrett is Miller’s top backup and will likely be the starter in the Aug. 30 opener against Navy in Baltimore.
Little more than a week ago the Redskins rookie cornerback had just been cited for marijuana possession, busted next to a run-down gas station in Richmond, where the Redskins held training camp. Monday night, he was whacking opponents on national television.
McLouth was placed on the disabled list Aug. 2 with what was initially described as shoulder inflammation. Manager Matt Williams said the 32-year-old outfielder has since been diagnosed with a torn labrum. He will have surgery Thursday and is expected to be ready for spring training in 2015.
Coach Mike Pettine’s decision became tougher after Hoyer and Manziel played poorly in an exhibition loss at Washington on Monday night. Manziel also made an obscene gesture toward the Redskins’ sideline, an act Pettine called “extremely disappointing” and will likely result in a fine from the NFL.
The University of Maryland says it will start guaranteeing scholarships to student-athletes until they graduate, regardless of injury or on-field performance.
Safety Ryan Clark said Michael Brown “could have been any one of us. That could have been any one of our brothers, our cousins. … When you get an opportunity to make a statement and be more than a football player, it’s good.”
The team says under the agreement, current owner Charles Wang will continue as majority stockholder for two years. At that point, ownership will transfer to the Ledecky-Malkin group.
Federer moved up one spot from his No. 3 ranking because 2013 champion Rafael Nadal withdrew from the year’s last Grand Slam tournament with an injured right wrist.
Kluwe had accused the Vikings of cutting him in 2013 over his outspoken support for gay marriage. Financial details of the settlement weren’t released, but Kluwe said he would get no money. Five different charities will benefit over the next five years.
The chunk yardage and explosive gains were what the Redskins envisioned when they signed DeSean Jackson in early April. In Washington’s 24-23 preseason victory over Cleveland at FedEx Field on Monday, Jackson was, if only briefly, able to show what he can do.