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Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder, left, talks with general manager Bruce Allen during the afternoon practice at NFL football training camp in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Redskins watch NFL Draft first round drama from sidelines

Thursday was expected to be a quiet day for the Redskins as the NFL Draft opened in New York City and it turned out that way. There were no trades, either of backup quarterback Kirk Cousins or for a first-round draft pick. Instead, Washington decided to stand pat and is set to pick second on Friday night, No. 34 overall, when the second round begins. Published May 9, 2014

Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos, center, is congratulated by teammate Bryce Harper, left, on the field after their win against the Los Angeles Dodgers in baseball game, Wednesday, May 7, 2014 in Washington. Nationals won 3-2.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Happy return for Wilson Ramos as Nats edge Dodgers

Stephen Strasburg recovered from another rough first inning to pitch into the eighth, Ramos produced a go-ahead sacrifice fly in his first game since opening day, and the Washington Nationals edged the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 Wednesday. Published May 7, 2014

Wilson Ramos of the Washington Nationals during their Grapefruit League game against the Detroit Tigers during Spring Training at Space Coast Stadium in Viera, Florida on March 20, 2014.    Photo by Gregg Newton

Nats catcher Wilson Ramos returns from hand surgery

The Nationals have added at least one of their injured starters back into the lineup. Catcher Wilson Ramos, the cleanup hitter on Opening Day in New York on March 31, returns from hamate bone surgery on his left wrist on Wednesday in the series finale against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Published May 7, 2014

Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins passes the ball during the first half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Landover, Md., Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Redskins executive Bruce Allen: 'No discussion' on trading QB Kirk Cousins

Redskins backup quarterback Kirk Cousins, a potential trade chip with Robert Griffin III entrenched as the starter, isn't in play right now, team president and general manager Bruce Allen claimed. But that could change as teams evaluate their own quarterback prospects prior to this weeks NFL Draft. Published May 6, 2014

FILE - In this April 11, 2014, file photo, Washington Wizards guard Andre Miller dribbles the ball during an NBA basketball game against the Orlando Magic in Orlando, Fla. No one in the history of the NBA played as many regular-season games or as many postseason games as Miller did before finally being part of a team that won a playoff series. And now that Miller is in the second round with the Wizards, he wants more. (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay, File)

'Old man' Andre Miller seizes opportunity with Wizards

When the Wizards take the floor Monday night against the Indiana Pacers, the start of a best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal series, no one will be happier than Miller, who prior to a Feb. 20 trade to Washington endured a miserable season with the Denver Nuggets that had him pondering the end. Published May 4, 2014

Washington Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin (8) waits for play to start during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday, March 2, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Alex Ovechkin an enduring enigma for Caps' next leaders

It was the most important question when Adam Oates was hired two years ago to coach the Capitals and it remains so today with the organization in flux — its general manager position now open, its coach fired. What, exactly, does Washington do with star winger Alex Ovechkin? Published April 30, 2014

FILE - In this March 8, 2014, file photo, Washington Capitals vice president and general manager George McPhee speaks during a news conference in Washington. Capitals majority owner Ted Leonsis and president Dick Patrick announced Saturday, April 26, 2014, that the Capitals will not renew the contract of McPhee and have relieved head coach Adam Oates of his duties. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Former Caps GM George McPhee: 'It's not the end of the world'

Former Capitals general manager George McPhee had his farewell press conference at Kettler Iceplex on Monday morning. It was the day he figured was coming as the season slipped away from his team, which missed the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time in six years. Published April 28, 2014

Capitals president Dick Patrick (left) , owner Ted Leonsis (second from left) , and general manager George McPhee (right) enjoy a light moment as Adam Oates is introduced as the team's coach at Verizon Center. Oates played parts of six seasons with Washington from 1997-2002. (Raymond Thompson/The Washington TImes)

Caps general manager George McPhee, coach Adam Oates won't return

Capitals general manager George McPhee will not have his contract renewed and coach Adam Oates has been fired, the organization announced on Saturday morning. McPhee was the third-longest tenured general manager in the NHL, serving in his position since 1997. Published April 26, 2014

Chicago Bulls forward Mike Dunleavy (34) shoots over Washington Wizards forward Trevor Ariza during the second half of Game 3 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series, Friday, April 25, 2014, in Washington. Dunleavy had 35 points as the Bulls won 100-97. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Bulls forward Mike Dunleavy dominates Wizards in Game 3 win

Chicago Bulls forward Mike Dunleavy loves the spotlight that has so often eluded him during a long NBA career. In just his 12th playoff game, Dunleavy scored a game-high 35 points to help the Bulls beat the Wizards in Game 3 of an Eastern Conference quarterfinal series. Published April 26, 2014

San Diego Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal (8) celebrates with relief pitcher Huston Street, center, as Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper walks to the dugout after being caught off second base for the last out, during the 12th inning of a baseball game at Nationals Park Thursday, April 24, 2014, in Washington. The Padres won 4-3 in 12 innings. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Big hits elude Nats in 4-3 loss to San Diego

The frustration was palpable in the clubhouse after the latest Nationals' loss, this time 4-3 in 12 innings to the San Diego Padres on Thursday night at Nationals Park. Published April 25, 2014

Los Angeles Angels Albert Pujols watches his three-run homer, against Washington Nationals starting pitcher Taylor Jordan, clear the fence during the first inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, April 22, 2014. This was Pujols 499th home run of his career. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Albert Pujols hits career home run No. 500

Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols entered this week's series at Nationals Park needing just two home runs to reach the magic 500 mark. He got both on Tuesday night off Washington starting pitcher Taylor Jordan. Pujols, 34, became just the 26th player in baseball history to hit 500 homers. Published April 22, 2014