Playoffs

Scott Hairston #7 of the Washington Nationals is mobbed by teammates after driving in the game-winning run in the 11th inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Nationals Park on August 17, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Nationals Surging Into Home Stretch of 2014 Season

With the Nationals securing the National League’s best record, for the time being, here’s a layman’s guide to what fans can expect in the team’s final 40 games.

08/18/2014

Nene #42, Bradley Beal #3 and Trevor Ariza #1 of the Washington Wizards leave the court after their loss against the Indiana Pacers during Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Verizon Center on May 15, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Wizards’ Historic Playoff Run Ends With Game 6 Loss To Pacers

The Indiana Pacers beat the Washington Wizards 93-80 Thursday night to advance to the Eastern Conference finals for the second straight year.

05/15/2014

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling attends the NBA playoff game between the Clippers and the Golden State Warriors, April 21, 2014 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif. (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Spike Lee: Sterling Has ‘Mentality Of A Slave Master, Sees His Players As Slaves’

Director Spike Lee compares Donald Sterling to a slave master following the Los Angeles Clippers alleged racist comments.

04/29/2014

Nene and Jimmy Butler got into it during last year's playoff series between the Wizards and Bulls.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Nene Suspended for Game 4 After Altercation With Butler

Washington Wizard’s forward-center Nene has been suspended one game without pay for “head-butting and grabbing guard-forward Jimmy Butler of the Chicago Bulls around the neck with both hands and attempting to throw him down,” announced Saturday by Rod Thorn, President of Basketball Operations.

04/26/2014

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 16: Bradley Beal #3 of the Washington Wizards shoots the ball against the Boston Celtics on April 16, 2014 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo: Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)

Wizards Head to Playoffs With Win Over Celtics, 118-102

Bradley Beal scored 27 points and Washington clinched the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference with a 118-102 win over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night.

04/16/2014

John Wall and Bradley Beal celebrate the Washington Wizards clinching a playoff berth for the first time since 2008 after beating the Boston Celtics Wednesday night. (credit: Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Grunfeld: You Must ‘Pay Your Dues’ Before Becoming Contenders

Wizards general manager Ernie Grunfeld seems to be tempering expectations, one day after his team clinched their first playoff berth since the 2007-2008 season, saying you can’t go from “not being in the playoffs for a few years” to “championship contender” right away.

04/03/2014

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Snake-bit Chiefs Fall Short As Defense Fails Repeatedly In Second-half Collapse

The Kansas City Chiefs lost an eighth-straight postseason game on Saturday, losing 45-44 to the Indianapolis Colts after holding a 28-point lead in the third quarter.

01/05/2014

GREEN BAY, WI - NOVEMBER 24: Clay Matthews #52 of the Green Bay Packers rushes against the Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field on November 24, 2013 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Vikings and the Packers tied 26-26 after overtime.(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Packers Face Injury Questions On Defense

The Green Bay Packers have had trouble stopping the 49ers in their last two meetings. Now they have to try and beat them in the playoffs while facing injury issues on defense.

01/03/2014

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Sports Verdict: Which Team Has A Better Chance At The Playoffs? Giants Vs. Jets

Fans in New York never want to abandon thoughts of the postseason this early into any season. As frustrated as they may be, the hope of a postseason run remains in the minds of the fans of both New York NFL teams.

10/31/2013

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Keidel: House Of Cardinals; Is St. Louis America’s Team?

The New York Yankees are America’s team. Or are they? The Evil Empire just doesn’t feel so daunting anymore, winning just one title since the last year of the ’90s dynasty.

10/11/2013

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