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**FILE** Former Washington Redskins defensive lineman Dexter Manley (Brett Coomer/Special to the Washington Times)

Dexter Manley latest ex-Redskin to file suit over concussions

Former Washington Redskins defensive end Dexter Manley, dubbed the "Secretary of Defense" for the vicious hits he delivered, has joined the torrent of ex-players suing the NFL over concussions sustained during their careers. Published July 17, 2012

Washington Nationals' Ian Desmond runs to first on an RBI single in the first inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins in Miami, Friday, July 13, 2012. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

Nats’ Desmond getting in the swing of things

Inside the Washington Nationals' frigid clubhouse, Ian Desmond wore a T-shirt with the sleeves cut off and "Better every day" emblazoned on the front Monday afternoon. Published July 16, 2012

Washington Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman (11) is congratulated by Danny Espinosa after Zimmerman scored on a base hit by Michael Morse against the Miami Marlins in the sixth inning of a baseball game in Miami, Sunday, July 15, 2012. The Nationals won 4-0. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

Nationals’ victory full of head-scratching plays

By the time Bryce Harper tumbled into foul territory, smacked his face and hip against Steve Lombardozzi and snagged the game's final out, Stephen Strasburg's start seemed as distant as a day without profanity from Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen. Published July 15, 2012

Washington Nationals' Gio Gonzalez heads the the dugout after Miami Marlins' John Buck drove in a run in the fifth inning in Miami on Saturday, July 14, 2012. The Marlins won 2-1. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

Gonzalez's homecoming foiled by Buehrle, Marlins

Nine miles from Marlins Park is the working-class town of Hialeah where Gio Gonzalez grew up. So deep is the connection that the town's name is embroidered on his glove. Published July 14, 2012

Second base umpire Marty Foster watches as Miami Marlins second baseman Omar Infante (12) tries to tag Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper (34) during the first inning of a baseball game in Miami, Friday, July 13, 2012, on a late throw from center field. Harper singled, and advance to second on an error by Logan Morrison. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

Zimmermann, Nationals stymie Marlins

Marlins Park is a different sort of place, from the waist-high aquariums curving behind home plate to lime green walls to the $2.5 million sculpture in center field that looks as if it was pulled from a Las Vegas junkyard and colored with packets of Kool Aid. Published July 13, 2012

Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky faces 442 years in prison for abusing boys. A state-funded investigation found that his bosses wilfully didn't report what they knew about his behavior to authorities. (Associated Press)

Report: Paterno, Penn State covered up allegations against Sandusky

Ten days before Joe Paterno died of lung cancer in January, Penn State's Hall of Fame football coach who preached "success with honor" told a federal grand jury that he knew nothing about inappropriate contact between Jerry Sandusky and boys other than a 2001 incident in a locker room shower. Published July 12, 2012

Many ex-Redskins among those suing NFL over effects of brain injuries

Over the past 11 months, 2,397 former players have have sued the NFL over concussions, according to a review by The Washington Times of the 90 lawsuits filed through June 14. The plaintiffs, including 19 members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, combined to play 168,020 NFL games. Published June 20, 2012

Washington Nationals' Jesus Flores, right, reacts with third base coach Bo Porter while rounding the bases for a solo home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Saturday, June 2, 2012, in Washington. The Nationals won 2-0. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Nats' Flores making his way back to his old form

After almost three years of pain and questions about his right shoulder that used to feel like it was burning inside, all Jesus Flores wanted was an opportunity to prove he could play every day. "This is the chance," the 27-year-old Washington Nationals' catcher says. "This is the opportunity." Published June 4, 2012

"I've been terrible."  - Washington Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman, who hit into a double play with two runners on in the eighth inning and his team trailing by a run. Zimmerman is hitting .218 with runners in scoring position this season. (Associated Press)

Lackluster offense remains a problem for Nationals

Ryan Zimmerman stood in the back of the Washington Nationals' clubhouse, lights from television cameras reflecting off the sweat streaked down his face, and spoke in a low voice. Published June 3, 2012

Michelle Obama is behind the "Let's Play!" program, a fitness initiative aimed at combating childhood obesity. (Associated Press)

First lady takes obesity fight to summit

Men with earpieces and dark suits, two metal detectors and a bomb-sniffing dog whose wet nose dribbled on the marble floor stood outside the Hilton Anatoles Grand Ballroom on Monday. This wasn't normal for the U.S. Olympic Committee's media summit: First lady Michelle Obama was minutes away. Published May 14, 2012

**FILE** Hall of Fame wide receiver Art Monk (The Washington Times)

Hall of Fame receiver Art Monk latest to sue NFL

Art Monk, the Hall of Fame wide receiver who played 14 seasons for the Washington Redskins, sued the NFL and helmet manufacturer Riddell, Inc. over "short term memory loss, headaches and speech difficulties" from multiple concussions sustained during his career. Published May 10, 2012