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Washington Nationals pitchers, including Tim Collins (55) and Matt Grace (33) throw in the bullpen during spring training baseball practice Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, in West Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) **File**

Nationals’ lefties compete for roster spots

Several left-handers in camp with the Washington Nationals have some interesting stories. The competition will begin earnest when Washington begins spring training play Friday against the Houston Astros, the defending world champions.

Houston Astros' Derek Fisher watches his solo home run off Texas Rangers relief pitcher Jeremy Jeffress during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, June 14, 2017, in Houston. Fisher's home run is his first hit in the majors. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

Tommy Milone takes mound for Nationals’ spring opener Friday

The Nationals will begin their spring training schedule on Friday at 1:05 p.m. in West Palm Beach against the Houston Astros, who share the Fitteam Ballpark of the Palm Beaches with Washington.

Washington Nationals infielder Matt Adams handles a grounder during spring training baseball practice Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, in West Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) **File**

Matt Adams relishes chance to help Nationals

Before they joined the Nationals this offseason, Matt Adams and new manager Davey Martinez were bitter rivals in the National League Central.

Virginia's De'Andre Hunter (12) drives past Georgia Tech's Moses Wright (12) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, in Charlottesville, Va. (Zack Wajsgras/The Daily Progress via AP) **File**

Virginia locks up No. 1 ACC Tournament seed early with win

- The Washington Times

Virginia men’s basketball defeated Georgia Tech 65-54 Wednesday, and in the process clinched the No. 1 seed in the ACC Tournament in March and at least a share of the ACC regular season title. Even if Duke were to win out and Virginia were to lose out, they would finish tied — and Virginia owns the head-to-head tiebreaker for beating the Blue Devils 65-63 last month.

Gigi Marvin (19), of the United States, collides between Renata Fast (14), of Canada, and Marie-Philip Poulin (29), of Canada, during the first period of the women's gold medal hockey game at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

U.S. women beat Canada for gold in a 3-2 shootout thriller

- Associated Press

Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson skated slowly back and forth toward the net, showing forehand, then leaning quickly to the left to fake a backhand that pulled Canadian goalie Shannon Szabados out of the crease.

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Skin infections: Former school wrestlers sue for negligence

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Officer dies of cardiac arrest after fan violence in Spain

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