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Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper looks to the field from the dugout during the third inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, May 23, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Slump takes some luster off Harper’s D.C. return

- The Washington Times

Bryce Harper was back in Washington Wednesday, but the former Nationals star wasn’t nearly the focus of attention he was earlier this season — and with some reason: The slumping slugger seems to be on his way to becoming just another guy.

Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez walks in the dugout before a baseball game against the New York Mets, Sunday, March 31, 2019, in Washington. The Nationals won 6-5.(AP Photo/Nick Wass) **FILE**

LOVERRO: Gritty Martinez explains how Nationals’ turnaround starts now

Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez spent Monday afternoon pushing a big truck tire around Nationals Park 100 times. A symbol, perhaps, of what his team faces this week in two home series against division rivals, the Philadelphia Phillies and the Atlanta Braves? And, beyond that, for the rest of the 2019 season? Or just a 54-year-old tough guy trying to stay in shape?

Washington Redskins quarterback Josh Woodrum (6) hands the ball to running back Samaje Perine (32) during the NFL football team's minicamp at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Va., Tuesday, June 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) **FILE**

Preseason power rankings not kind to Redskins

- The Washington Times

A first-round draft pick at quarterback, a hungry young defense loaded with potential and an All-Pro safety added through free agency. Plenty of reasons to be optimistic about the Redskins’ upcoming season, right? Well …

A tarp covers the infield during a rain delay before a baseball game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Washington Nationals, Tuesday, June 18, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Phillies-Nationals rained out for second consecutive night

Associated Press

The Nationals and Philadelphia Phillies were rained out Tuesday after a nearly two-hour delay, the teams’ second consecutive postponement. The game will be made up on Sept. 24 at 1:05 p.m. as part of a day-night doubleheader.

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Your daily look at late breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

In this photo provided by Gilgit Baltistan regional police department, mountaineers receive initial treatment following their rescue, at a helipad in the town of Imit, Ghizer district of Gilgit Balistan region, Pakistan, Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019. A Pakistani army helicopter rescued on Tuesday four Italian and two Pakistani climbers stranded at an altitude of around 5,300 meters (17,390 feet) in the country's north, after an avalanche struck the team the previous day, a mountaineering worker said. A Pakistani member of the team was killed. (Gilgit Baltistan regional police department via AP)

Pakistani officials: Bodies of 2 Chinese climbers found

- Associated Press

Pakistani mountaineering officials say a search team has spotted the bodies of two climbers, one from China and the other from Hong Kong, who went missing last week while scaling a peak in northern Pakistan.

Rui Hachimura, a Gonzaga junior college basketball player from Japan, attends the NBA Draft media availability, Wednesday, June 19, 2019, in New York. The draft will be held Thursday, June 20. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Hachimura hopes his success helps growth of Japan basketball

- Associated Press

Rui Hachimura used to adore a manga and anime series called "Slam Dunk," which followed a high school basketball team's trials and tribulations and helped bring the sport into the Japanese consciousness.

Mexico defender Diego Reyes, left, fights for control of the ball with Canada forward Lucas Cavallini during the first half of a CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer match Wednesday, June 19, 2019, it Mile High Stadium in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Guardado scores 2 as Mexico beats Canada 3-1

- Associated Press

Mexico coach Gerardo Martino held out one of his best players against Canada in the Gold Cup. But when an injury left the team short-handed, he subbed in Andres Guardado.