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Members of the San Francisco 49ers celebrate after an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019, in Landover, Md. San Francisco won 9-0. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

SNYDER: 49ers party with Redskins’ season already a washout

With conditions to remind them of home — wet, windy and chilly — the 49ers displayed a mindset directly from the school of positive psychology, finding sunshine on a rainy day. Meanwhile, the elements provided a perfect reflection for the Washington Redskins’ damp and dreary season, which is already a washout less than halfway through.

Washington Nationals third base coach Bob Henley, center, speaks with players during a baseball workout, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, in Washington, in advance of the team's appearance in the World Series. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) **FILE**

Longtime Nationals’ assistants rewarded with World Series trip

While Stephen Strasburg, Max Scherzer and Anthony Rendon are the catalysts behind the Washington Nationals’ first trip to the World Series, there are other names — Troy Gingrich, Mark Grater, Randy Knorr and Bob Henley and others — who’ve toiled behind the scenes in service of the same goal.

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Philadelphia Flyers' Michael Raffl (12) scores against Vegas Golden Knights' Oscar Dansk, left, as Knights' Jon Merrill (15) watches during the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Flyers score 4 in the 2nd period, top Golden Knights 6-2

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Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) reacts after a touchdown by running back Dalvin Cook during the second half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

Balance leads to breakout for Vikings offense, Kirk Cousins

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Seattle Seahawks wide receiver D.K. Metcalf (14) fumbles as he is hit by Baltimore Ravens cornerback Brandon Carr (39) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019, in Seattle. Ravens' Marlon Humphrey recovered the fumble and ran for a touchdown. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

Seahawks can't make up for an imperfect Russell Wilson

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