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California Becomes First State To Enact Law Banning Redskins Nickname

VideoSlowly but surely, the Washington National Football League club is ending up in a position where it will be the last team remaining to use the nickname "Redskins." On Oct. 11, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a bill that bans the Redskins nickname, directly affecting the four schools in his [...]

Exclusive: Washington rejigs Glass premiere

Washington National Opera has been scouring the world for a conductor after Dennis Russell Davies underwent knee surgery and pulled out of next month’s production of Philip Glass’s opera, Appomattox. The score is now in the hands of the Italian conductor and composer, Dante Santiago Anzolini, who recently led a production of Akhnaten in Turin. This […]

Bryce Harper bleaches his hair, is now 'Ice Harper'

Bryce Harper? Who? Oh wait, the Washington Nationals outfielder? That’s so in-season. It’s the off-season now. So, without (...)

Cal Ripken Jr. Expresses Interest in Managing the Washington Nationals

Baltimore Orioles legend Cal Ripken Jr. admitted Friday that he'd "answer the phone" if the Washington Nationals reached out to him about their managerial vacancy this offseason. ESPN passed along comments Major League Baseball's Iron Man made during an appearance on the Rich Eisen Show. Show More Summary

Nats Journal: The Lerner family: ‘We’ve all learned together this game can break your heart.’

As this season began, the Washington Nationals and their owners gushed with optimism, and rightfully so. They’d added a former Cy Young Award Winner to an already impressive starting rotation, secured the 2018 All-Star Game, and built a roster with the largest payroll in team history.Read full article >>

Boswell: Cal Ripken might be biggest risk for Nats, but also offers biggest rewards

Few understand Cal Ripken. That’s why it will be hard for any team, including the Washington Nationals, to evaluate him accurately as a potential manager. The job of grasping all of Ripken, not just what’s on the surface, will be difficult. Show More Summary

The humbling of Mike Rizzo and the Nationals

The humility is undeniable now. For all the hubris the Washington Nationals have been accused of displaying during their rise to prominence, failure and embarrassment currently serve as their anchor. They speak not as an organization on a transparent path to a championship, but rather as a contrite underachiever earnestly seeking to do better. Show More Summary

The Washington Nationals horribly disappointing season, what went wrong?

(Paul Mirengoff) The regular baseball season ended yesterday, which means the end of the line for the disappointing 2015 Washington Nationals. The bookmakers pre-season favorites to make the World Series limped home in second place in their division, 7 games behind the New York Mets, with a record of 83-79. Show More Summary

For some fired Nationals coaches, end evokes memories of the beginning

The Washington Nationals players and coaches scattered from Citi Field on Sunday night with hugs and handshakes after a disappointing season, well aware that clubhouse fixtures might be missing when they gathered again. Monday morning,...Show More Summary

Nationals Manager Search: Latest News, Rumors After Matt Williams' Firing

The Washington Nationals fired manager Matt Williams on Monday, according to a team release, after a tumultuous 83-79 season that saw the squad miss the postseason and severely underachieve after being preseason contenders for a World Series title. Show More Summary

Washington Nationals Fire Matt Williams

A year after being named National League Manager of the Year, Matt Williams has been fired as skipper of the Washington Nationals. The team finished 83-79 and did not make the playoffs. A week ago closer Jonathan Papelbon choked star outfielder Bryce Harper in the dugout during a game and Williams didn't notice. Show More Summary

Jordan Zimmermann says goodbye to Nationals fans with a classy message

Pitcher Jordan Zimmermann won 70 games and was named to two All-Star teams in his seven seasons with Washington Nationals, but Zimmermann (...)

Matt Williams fired by Washington Nationals

Manager Matt Williams was fired by the Washington Nationals on Monday after a season in which the team went from World Series favorite to failing to make the playoffs. The club announced the move a day after finishing the regular season barely above.500 at 83-79, second to the New York Mets in...

Nationals Fire Manager After Two Seasons in Charge

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The Washington Nationals, a club loaded with big names that failed to live up to expectations despite a team-record $164 million payroll, fired manager Matt Williams on Monday.

Pope Francis Appears to Perform a Classic Tablecloth Magic Trick at a Mass During His Visit to the United States

last weekHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

Pope Francis appears to perform a classic tablecloth magic trick at a mass at the Washington National Cathedral during his recent visit to the United States thanks to some impressive editing by The Ellen Degeneres Show. To clear up any doubts about whether the Pope would perform a magic trick during mass, Yoshiro Sato created a side-by-side comparison […]

Nationals Fire Manager Matt Williams

last weekSports / Baseball : Bats

Matt Williams was the 2014 manager of the year, leading the Washington Nationals to a 96-66 record and a playoff berth. On Monday, he was fired.

Nationals fire manager Matt Williams after disastrous season

According to reports, the Washington Nationals have fired manager Matt Williams after two seasons. The move doesn't come as a complete shock, as the Nationals were one of the biggest disappointments in MLB this season. Expected to walk...Show More Summary

Matt Williams Fired by Nationals: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

One year after being named National League Manager of the Year, the Washington Nationals announced Monday that Matt Williams was fired after a disappointing 2015 season that saw the team miss the postseason with an 83-79 record: The Nationals began 2015 with World Series aspirations. Show More Summary

Report: Nationals Fire Matt Williams

last weekSports : Deadspin

The news everyone on the planet was expecting has broken: the Washington Nationals have reportedly fired manager Matt Williams. Read more...

In Matt Williams, Mike Rizzo took a gamble that didn’t pan out

The man to blame for the failure of Matt Williams as the manager of the Washington Nationals is General Manager Mike Rizzo. He built a World Series-caliber team and handed it to a novice on nothing more than faith in his own judgment. Show More Summary

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