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Nathan Fenno

Articles by Nathan Fenno

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III warms up before the start of an NFL football game between the St. Louis Rams and the Washington Redskins Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)

RG3 warms up with no visible Nike logos

A week after Robert Griffin III covered up the Nike logo on his warm-up shirt, the Redskins' quarterback — and Adidas pitchman — dodged the swoosh again. Published September 16, 2012

Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper in the dugout during their baseball game against the Chicago Cubs at Nationals Park, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

Rookie phenoms take D.C. by storm

Days after the Washington Redskins used the No. 2 pick in April's NFL Draft on Robert Griffin III, posters bearing his aw-shucks smile, braids and the word "hope" spun through the Internet. Published September 13, 2012

RG3 leads Redskins in professional debut

In Robert Griffin III's NFL debut Sunday, the rookie quarterback transformed the Superdome's 13 acres into his personal playground as the Washington Redskins shocked the New Orleans Saints, 40-32. Published September 9, 2012

Will RG3 take his place next to Redskins' all-time greats?

As late-summer darkness blanketed Washington one night last month, the quarterback came to life. The familiar braids and right arm that hasn't unleashed a regular-season NFL pass towered 74 feet over Pennsylvania Avenue. Published September 6, 2012

The FBI file on Joe Paterno made no mention of Jerry Sandusky, but did reveal a series of threatening letters sent to the former Penn State coach and his staff in the late 1970s and early 1980s that he believes were prompted by organized gambling. (Associated Press)

Joe Paterno FBI file reveals threats, gambling theory

Joe Paterno believed organized gambling could be behind a series of threatening letters that the late Penn State football coach and his staff were sent in the late 1970s and early 1980s, according to his FBI file obtained Wednesday by The Washington Times. Published August 29, 2012

Joe Paterno FBI file makes no mention of Jerry Sandusky

Joe Paterno was intimately involved in FBI investigations into a series of threatening letters sent to the late Penn State football coach and his staff in the late 1970s and early 1980s, according to his FBI file obtained by The Washington Times. Published August 29, 2012

Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez didn't have his most dominant stuff, but he still won his 16th game to set the record for most victories in a season by a Nationals pitcher. Livan Hernandez held the record of 15. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

Nats' Gonzalez tops Mets for No. 16

Washington Nationals' left-hander Gio Gonzalez dodged and ducked danger over 5.2 innings, earning his 16th victory of the season in the Nats' 5-2 win over the New York Mets on Sunday. Published August 19, 2012

Washington Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond had three hits in the team's 8-0 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday in Game 3 of the National League Division Series. (Associated Press)

Nationals activate Ian Desmond from DL

The Washington Nationals activated shortstop Ian Desmond from the 15-day disabled list Friday afternoon, and, to clear room on the 25-man roster, designated utilityman Cesar Izturis for assignment. Published August 17, 2012

Running back Stephen Davis played seven of his 11 seasons with the Redskins, rushing for 8,052 yards and 65 touchdowns. (Associated Press)

FENNO: NFL overdue for discussion of concussions

They dragged coolers and lawn chairs across parched grass, wielded Sharpies, wore burgundy and gold beads and anything else that carried the colors: jerseys, high-tops, towels, baseball caps, fedoras, socks and one pair of gold skinny jeans. Published August 9, 2012

Though homesick, gymnast Gabrielle Douglas of Virginia Beach credits years of training in Iowa for paving her way to the London Olympic Games. (Associated Press)

Olympics 2012: New heights for Gabrielle Douglas

In January, four days after Gabrielle Douglas celebrated her 16th birthday, training for the Olympics in West Des Moines, Iowa, became too much. Douglas remained in Iowa and opened the path to London that turned a pipe dream into a reality that feels like, at least to her mother, a mix of jubilation, anxiety, hope and nerves. Published July 30, 2012

**FILE** Former Washington Redskins center Jeff Bostic (The Washington Times)

Ex-Redskins lineman Bostic sues NFL over concussions

Jeff Bostic, former Washington Redskins center and original member of the famed "Hogs" offensive line, has joined the concussion lawsuits against the NFL, according to court documents reviewed by The Washington Times. Published July 27, 2012

Bethesda native Julie Zetlin, shown practicing at the Katie Fitzgerald Youth Recreation Center in Darnestown, will be the first U.S. rhythmic gymnast to compete in the Olympics since the 2004 Athens Games. The 22-year-old won gold at the Pan-American Games last year, but her expectations for London are tempered: No U.S. gymnast has medaled in the sport at the Olympics.  (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

London Olympics 2012: Hoop-la for a unique event

When Julie Zetlin travels, so does her hoop. Perplexed looks and questions come, too. Is that a hoop for a new dress? A giant engagement ring? Are you a hula-hooper? Published July 26, 2012