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The American flag is unfurled in the outfield at Nationals Park before Washington hosted Cincinnati on Thursday in its home opener. The Nationals beat the Reds 3-2 in 10 innings. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

Festivities, food ... and one big curly 'W' for Nationals in home opener

The wind swirled through Nationals Park, past the red carpet stretching from dugout to Kentucky bluegrass mowed in a diamond pattern. Fireworks popped and, microphone in hand, James Brown bellowed the name of everyone from the assistant clubhouse manager to Screech, the Washington Nationals' hyperactive, eaglelike mascot. Published April 12, 2012

**FILE** Washington Nationals outfielder Michael Morse sits on the bench moments before the start of a spring training baseball game against the Atlanta Braves on March 6, 2012, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Morse was scratched off the starting line up because he felt discomfort in his back while warming up. The Nationals won 5-2. (Associated Press)

Nationals' Michael Morse out for at least six weeks

The Washington Nationals put Michael Morse on "total shutdown mode" for the next six weeks after he aggravated his right lat strain this week, leaving them without their cleanup hitter until at least June. Published April 12, 2012

The Nationals sent John Lannan to Triple-A and will now use Ross Detwiler in the rotation to begin the season. (Associated Press)

Nationals demote John Lannan; Ross Detwiler now in rotation

In an unexpected move, the Washington Nationals optioned veteran left-hander John Lannan to Triple-A Syracuse on Tuesday and will open the season with Ross Detwiler, another left-hander, as their fifth starter. Published April 3, 2012

Virginia sophomore guard Joe Harris is second on the team in scoring with 11.5 points per game. (Associated Press)

Akil Mitchell, Joe Harris stuck with Virginia through good and bad

A police escort guided them to the CenturyLink Center, where they snapped cellphone pictures of the "University of Virginia" nameplate on the locker room's white cinder block wall, wore two-day-old Nike Hyperenforcer high-tops in cornea-searing orange and aimed tiny video cameras at anything that moved. Published March 15, 2012