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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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Baltimore Orioles' Jonathan Villar (2) is congratulated by teammates after hitting a solo home run against the Oakland Athletics during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) **FILE**

Orioles lose eighth in row

Associated Press

Bassitt took a no-hitter into the sixth inning and won for the first time in more than three weeks as the A's beat Baltimore 8-3 Wednesday, handing the Orioles their eighth straight loss.

Man who punched 5 TSA agents in Phoenix possibly impaired

Associated Press

Court records state that a Texas man who punched federal officers and tried to rush through a security checkpoint at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport may have been under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers talks with reporters at the NBA basketball team's practice facility Friday, June 14, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. Their three-peat quest denied by the champion Toronto Raptors, the Warriors now brace for major uncertainty ahead as Kevin Durant begins a long rehab from right Achilles tendon surgery and must decide where to sign, and Klay Thompson has a torn left ACL that will be another lengthy recovery. (AP Photo/Janie McCauley)

With short window after season's end, Warriors turn to draft

- Associated Press

Late last week, Bob Myers could barely even wrap his mind around the idea he needed to start thinking about the NBA draft. The Golden State general manager just tried to cope, somehow, with the shock and sadness of losing two star players to serious injuries in the last two games of the Finals and losing to the Toronto Raptors.

YouTube's first MLB game will be Phillies-Dodgers on July 18

- Associated Press

YouTube's first live broadcast of a Major League Baseball game will be July 18 when the Philadelphia Phillies host the Los Angeles Dodgers. MLB and YouTube are partnering to live stream 13 games after the All-Star break. They announced the deal in April.

FILE- In this June 6, 2019 file photo, Carrie Underwood arrives at the CMT Music Awards at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. On Wednesday, June 19, 2019, a songwriting team filed a lawsuit against the singer, the NFL and NBC, saying they stole a song and used it to introduce "Sunday Night Football" during the 2018-2019 season. (AP Photo/Sanford Myers, File)

Lawsuit alleges Carrie Underwood copied 'Game On' NFL intro

- Associated Press

A songwriting team sued country singer Carrie Underwood, the NFL and NBC Wednesday, saying they stole a song and "slightly modified" it to introduce "Sunday Night Football" to viewers last season.

Argentina's Florencia Bonsegundo, left, celebrates after scoring an equaliser goal during the Women's World Cup Group D soccer match between Scotland and Argentina at Parc des Princes in Paris, France, Wednesday, June 19, 2019. Bonsegundo scored in the extra time and the match ended in a 3-3 draw. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Argentina overcomes late 3-goal deficit, knocks out Scotland

Associated Press

Florencia Bonsegundo converted a penalty kick in the fourth minute of second-half stoppage time on her second attempt, and Argentina overcame a three-goal deficit in the final 30 minutes for a 3-3 draw against Scotland on Wednesday night that eliminated the Scots from the Women's World Cup.