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The Early Lead: August 22, 2010 - August 28, 2010

Live chat: Redskins vs. Jets in New Meadowlands

It's game three of the NFL's preseason and you know what you say about game three. (They say, "Is it the regular season yet???" And, "I need another beer.") The Redskins play the Jets at 7 p.m. tonight in the...

By Cindy Boren  |  August 27, 2010; 2:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Stephen Strasburg: Mike Rizzo talks of 'one-pitch' injury

Nationals General Manager Mike Rizzo discussed Stephen Strasburg's injury in a noontime interview with Kevin Sheehan and Thom Loverro on ESPN 980. "First, I just want to say that Stephen doesn't want any funeral type of thing. Tommy John surgery...

By Cindy Boren  |  August 27, 2010; 1:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Stephen Strasburg: What is Tommy John surgery?

Updated 1:03 p.m. It's technically known as ligament replacement surgery, but most people call the procedure that Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg will undergo Tommy John surgery. The technique for repairing a damaged ulnar collateral ligament was pioneered by orthopedic surgeon...

By Cindy Boren  |  August 27, 2010; 11:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Nationals , Stephen Strasburg  
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Stephen Strasburg: Surgery news brings swift reactions

Updated at 2:32 p.m. Stephen Strasburg will undergo ligament replacement surgery...the sports world reacts: From the Blogosphere: William Yoder, The Nats Blog: Yes, this is scary that our $15 million arm is going under the knife. Yes, it is scary...

By Cindy Boren  |  August 27, 2010; 10:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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Glenn Beck rally: Albert Pujols, Tony La Russa scheduled to appear

Since they're in Washington for a series against the Nationals, St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols and Manager Tony La Russa are expected to make an appearance at the Glenn Beck rally Saturday on the Mall. La Russa, who...

By Cindy Boren  |  August 27, 2010; 8:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
 
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Stephen Strasburg announcement expected at 10:30

At 10:30 a.m., the Nationals have said they will hold a conference call in which they'll describe the results of the arthrogram on the precious right arm of Stephen Strasburg. It may reveal the need for ligament replacement surgery, it...

By Cindy Boren  |  August 27, 2010; 7:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Nationals , Stephen Strasburg , Tiger Woods  
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Bryce Harper takes batting practice at Nationals Park

About time the kid earned his paycheck. Bryce Harper, the Nats' 17-year-old phenom, is taking batting practice at Nationals Park, ahead of his 5:45 p.m. press conference. Here's the twitter-to-blog conversion: First swing? A long fly ball to center, off...

By Cindy Boren  |  August 26, 2010; 3:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Bryce Harper , Nationals  
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Tiger Woods has his best round of the year in The Barclays

Updated 1:32 p.m. After making headlines all week with his personal life and divorce, Tiger Woods drew attention for his golf game. He put together his best round of the year Thursday in The Barclays in Paramus, N.J. Teeing off...

By Cindy Boren  |  August 26, 2010; 12:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
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Bryce Harper headlines Jordan Zimmermann, Stephen Strasburg show

The future is now. Or so buses around the city proclaim. For the Nationals, the future is right now...today, even. First up, Bryce Harper, presumably without the face paint, in his introductory news conference at 5:45 p.m. (Finally. He signed...

By Cindy Boren  |  August 26, 2010; 11:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Bryce Harper , Nationals , Stephen Strasburg  
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Cal Ripken Jr. casts vote for ending Stephen Strasburg's season

Here's the guy you might listen to in the matter of whether the Washington Nationals should shut down Stephen Strasburg for the season, regardless of the result of his second MRI today: Cal Ripken Jr. In an appearance on ESPN's...

By Cindy Boren  |  August 26, 2010; 10:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Nationals , Stephen Strasburg  
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Tiger Woods has steady start, early lead in The Barclays

Updated, 11:35 a.m. Now that both he and his ex-wife, Elin Nordegren, have publicly discussed their divorce, there's only one thing left for Tiger Woods: climbing out of the giant sinkhole his golf game has fallen into as if it...

By Cindy Boren  |  August 26, 2010; 8:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Report: Strasburg likely to be shut down

The Nationals are expected to shut down pitcher Stephen Strasburg for the season no matter what the results of today's second test reveal, according to a report by Jon Heyman of SI.com. The Nationals have the final call on the...

By Cindy Boren  |  August 26, 2010; 8:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Nationals , Stephen Strasburg  
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DeSean Jackson: Eagles aren't missing Donovan McNabb

Donovan McNabb is gone, but DeSean Jackson hasn't noticed much of a change in the Philadelphia Eagles. He said as much in May, drawing attention for his remarks then, and he reiterated as much Wednesday. The latest comment? He told...

By Cindy Boren  |  August 25, 2010; 3:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Donovan McNabb , NFL , Redskins  
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Gilbert Arenas impresses in pickup game, Ted Leonsis says

Updated, 3:04 p.m. There was a pick-up hoops game featuring certain NBA All-Stars Tuesday night at Verizon Center. Evidently, a certain All-Star named Arenas was there and participating...as was Chris Paul Ted Leonsis, the owner of the Wizards, was there,...

By Cindy Boren  |  August 25, 2010; 1:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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Jim Furyk oversleeps, is disqualified from The Barclays

It's easy to understand a newly drafted tight end oversleeping one day during the first minicamp of his pro career. But a golf pro? A seasoned golf pro like Jim Furyk? Blame technology. That's the only thing a guy can...

By Cindy Boren  |  August 25, 2010; 10:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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Tiger Woods' ex-wife Elin Nordegren: 'I've been through hell'

Updated 1:12 p.m. Finally, the voice of Elin Nordegren is heard. Nordegren, who maintained her silence through the finalization of her divorce from Tiger Woods on Monday, told People magazine "I've been through hell," describing her anguish and humiliation at...

By Cindy Boren  |  August 25, 2010; 7:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (125)
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Cowher supports Shanahan in battle with Haynesworth

Not that he craves validation or is walking the floor at night over the Albert Haynesworth situation, but Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan got a vote of confidence from another Super Bowl-winning coach. "Mike is doing what he needs to do...

By Cindy Boren  |  August 25, 2010; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth , Mike Shanahan , Redskins  
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Donovan McNabb out for Redskins-Jets game

Redskins quarterback Donovan McNabb will not play Friday night against the New York Jets, Coach Mike Shanahan said. Running back Mike Sellers also has been ruled out, Shanahan said. McNabb has not practiced this this week because of an ankle...

By Cindy Boren  |  August 24, 2010; 3:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Donovan McNabb , Redskins  
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Donovan McNabb, Stephen Strasburg: Which injury worries you most?

Donovan McNabb was unable to practice for the second day in a row because of the ankle injury he suffered Saturday. Stephen Strasburg will go on the disabled list and will have an arthrogram MRI on Thursday. poll by twiigs.com...

By Cindy Boren  |  August 24, 2010; 1:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Donovan McNabb , MLB , NFL , Nationals , Redskins , Stephen Strasburg  
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Kwame Brown, Michael Jordan officially reunited

It's not on a par with, say Tiger and Elin deciding to scrap their divorce and give marriage another whirl, but one famous star-crossed couple is together again. Kwame Brown and Michael Jordan. Even Brown's agent, Mark Bartlestein, admits it...

By Cindy Boren  |  August 24, 2010; 1:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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Chad Ochocinco fined by NFL for ill-timed tweets

Updated at 3:26 p.m. Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco, who has over 1 million followers on Twitter and via his OCNNews, has been fined $25,000 by the NFL for having an electronic device and posting Twitter messages during the...

By Cindy Boren  |  August 24, 2010; 1:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Albert Haynesworth to Tampa Bay Bucs for Michael Clayton?

Is there finally a way for the Redskins to save face on the signing of Albert Haynesworth and dispatch him forthwith to another NFL team while simultaneously boosting their corps of wide receivers? Maybe. Maybe not. Roy Cummings, who covers...

By Cindy Boren  |  August 24, 2010; 11:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth , Redskins  
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Donovan McNabb no longer in walking boot; Mike Sellers won't rule out playing

Quarterback Donovan McNabb was not wearing a boot on his tender left ankle, unlike yesterday, and appeared to be moving better when the Redskins' locker room opened to the media this morning. His ankle, injured Saturday night against the Ravens,...

By Cindy Boren  |  August 24, 2010; 11:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Donovan McNabb , Redskins  
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London Fletcher makes GQ list of NFL's smartest players

While we're selling the September issue of GQ, we might as well mention that it also contains Michael Lombardi's list of the NFL all-brains all-stars. Because I don't want to bury the lede, London Fletcher of the Redskins is on...

By Cindy Boren  |  August 24, 2010; 9:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  NFL , Redskins  
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Donovan McNabb tells GQ how he really feels about Philadelphia, Eagles

Donovan McNabb took one last look in his rear-view mirror at Philadelphia and described what he saw to GQ: "No one in the organization ever stepped up and said anything" about McNabb being a lightning rod for criticism since the...

By Cindy Boren  |  August 24, 2010; 7:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Donovan McNabb , NFL , Redskins  
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More fan blog updates

Wow. We've been overwhelmed and excited by those who have volunteered to write for our soon-to-launch fan blog. We're reading submissions now and trying to narrow down the field -- it's not easy. In the meantime, we wanted to take...

By Mitch Rubin  |  August 23, 2010; 6:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Stephen Strasburg headed to disabled list

Updated 5:30 p.m. Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg will be placed on the 15-day disabled list. General Manager Mike Rizzo announced the move at Nationals Park. "We're going to place Stephen on the disabled list," he told reporters. Rizzo said Strasburg,...

By Cindy Boren  |  August 23, 2010; 4:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Tiger Woods, Elin Nordegren officially divorced

The divorce of Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren was finalized Monday in Bay County (Fla.) Circuit Court, lawyers for the former couple announced. "We are sad that our marriage is over and we wish each other the very best for...

By Cindy Boren  |  August 23, 2010; 2:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (113)
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Michael Jordan, Kwame Brown together again in Charlotte

Michael Jordan just doesn't know how to quit Kwame Brown. Brown, drafted by Jordan with the No. 1 pick in the 2001 NBA draft, will sign with the Charlotte Bobcats, the team Jordan now owns, according to ESPN.com. Brown's agent,...

By Cindy Boren  |  August 23, 2010; 2:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  NBA , Wizards  
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Donovan McNabb in walking boot; Haynesworth declines comment

Updated at 1:12 p.m. Donovan McNabb, Malcolm Kelly, Mike Sellers and Kareem Moore were not participating in the portion of practice that was open to the media, Rick Maese reported. McNabb appeared to have an air cast on his ankle....

By Cindy Boren  |  August 23, 2010; 10:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Donovan McNabb , Redskins  
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Albert Haynesworth: Is he worth the drama?

Updated at 10:30 a.m. Albert Haynesworth is playing a game of chicken with Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan, Sally Jenkins writes. But does the possibility of a strong, motivated Haynesworth make all these headlines tolerable? Can his career with the Redskins...

By Cindy Boren  |  August 23, 2010; 7:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Brett Favre , NFL , Nationals , Redskins , Stephen Strasburg  
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