• Washington Nationals starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Nationals Park, Friday, April 18, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Nats reliever Drew Storen shuts down Cardinals in 3-1 win.

    By The Washington Times

    Anthony Rendon homers and Drew Storen escapes a second-and-third threat in the eighth inning to help Washington secure a 3-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. That snapped an eight-game losing streak against St. Louis dating to the 2012 playoff loss at Nationals Park.

  • FILE - In this June 18, 2013 file photo, San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker, right, and Miami Heat small forward LeBron James collide during the second half of Game 6 of the NBA Finals in Miami.  A rematch of last year's thrilling NBA Finals finish is possible, but the Spurs and Heat would have to get through tough paths to get there.  (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

    LeBron James has plenty of motivation for Heat playoff run

    By Tim Reynolds - Associated Press

    Miami's path toward what it hopes is a third straight title and fourth straight appearance in the NBA Finals starts on Sunday against the Charlotte Bobcats, a team the Heat swept this season and are 15-0 against since James arrived in South Florida.

    New York Mets' Ike Davis takes off his helmet after he flied out during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday, April 12, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    Ike Davis traded to Pirates; Mets bail on slumping slugger

    By Associated Press

    The 27-year-old was hitting .208 with one home run and five RBI in 12 games for the Mets. He was platooning with Lucas Duda and Josh Satin at first base.

    Maryland running back Albert Reid, center, rushes past Old Dominion defenders Andre Simmons (25), Caleb Taylor (43) and Malik Gumbs (51) in the second half of an NCAA college football game in College Park, Md., Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. Maryland won 47-10. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    Terps will have to wait until fall to sort out running backs

    By Daniel Martin - CSNwashington.com

    "It's a good thing because I don't know who our starter is," coach Randy Edsall said after the spring game. "We'll have Albert [Reid], Jacquille [Veii], Wes [Brown], and Brandon [Ross] all competing. Again, as we get back to preseason camp it's a great thing to have."

    **FILE** Canada's Jason Chimera is seen during the World Ice Hockey championship match against Slovakia in the town of Mytischi, outside Moscow, Wednesday, May 2, 2007. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

    Caps’ Ward, Chimera, Brouwer get the call from Canada

    By Chuck Gormley - CSNwashington.com

    Team Canada announced on Friday that Caps forwards Troy Brouwer, Jason Chimera and Joel Ward will represent their country in the World Championships in Belarus next month.

    IBF light heavyweight boxing champion Bernard Hopkins, left, faces off with WBA and IBA light heavyweight boxing champion Beibut Shumenov, of Kazakhstan, after a weigh-in Friday, April 18, 2014, in Washington. Hopkins will fight Shumenov in a unification title match Saturday, April 19, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

    At 49, Bernard Hopkins looking for more belts in D.C. bout

    By Kevin Dunleavy - Associated Press

    While Hopkins is the IBF champion, Beibut Shumenov holds the WBA and IBA belts. With a victory, Hopkins would be in line for a fight with WBC champion Adonis Stephenson.

    Holding his new Navy football jersey, President Barack Obama stands between Navy football team co-captains Matt Aiken right, and Cody Peterson, left, for photographs during a ceremony in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Friday, April 18, 2014, where he awarded the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy to the United States Naval Academy football team. Navy finished the 2013 campaign with a 9-4 record, won the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy for the ninth time in the last 11 years. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Obama fetes Navy football team for Commander-in-Chief’s trophy win

    By Associated Press

    The Midshipmen beat Air Force and Army to win the three-way race for the trophy for the ninth time in 11 years. Obama joked as he accepted his commemorative jersey that he's going to have enough to dress a whole team.

    Washington Wizards forward Otto Porter Jr. (22) drives around Los Angeles Clippers forward Stephen Jackson (1) in the first half of an NBA basketball game on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, in Washington. The Clippers won 113-97. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    As Wizards head into postseason, Otto Porter’s role remains a mystery

    By Zac Boyer - The Washington Times

    Otto Porter, the Wizards thought, could fit in as a jack-of-all-trades who would complement John Wall and Bradley Beal in the backcourt. In college, he was an aggressive scorer who steadily improved his long-range shooting and a versatile defender who had a nose for the boards.

    San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (21) grabs a rebound in front of Indiana Pacers guard Rasual Butler in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Monday, March 31, 2014.  (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

    In NBA playoffs, even Heat aren’t a lock this time

    By Tim Reynolds - Associated Press

    San Antonio and Indiana are top seeds. Brooklyn, Chicago, the Los Angeles Clippers, Oklahoma City, Golden State, Houston, Portland and the Heat all figure to have a legitimate chance at being the club to hoist the Larry O'Brien Trophy in a couple of months.

    Washington Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon can't field a hit by St. Louis Cardinals' Allen Craig during the eighth inning of a baseball game at Nationals Park on Thursday, April 17, 2014, in Washington. The Cardinals won 8-0. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Nats’ defensive woes continue in blowout loss to St. Louis

    By Brian McNally - The Washington Times

    In an 8-0 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night, the Nationals committed four errors. Shortstop Ian Desmond had two. Right fielder Jayson Werth lost a ball in the lights at Nationals Park. The Cardinals didn't need the help as ace Adam Wainwright threw a complete-game shutout.

    Charlotte Bobcats' Al Jefferson, left, strips the ball from Chicago Bulls' Joakim Noah during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, April 16, 2014. The Bobcats won 91-86 in overtime. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

    Bulls lose Rose, trade Deng and still come into playoffs as a force

    By Andrew Seligman - Associated Press

    It's not the way the Chicago Bulls mapped it out at the start of the season. But here they are, holding the fourth seed and hosting John Wall and the Washington Wizards in Game 1 of their first-round series Sunday after going 48-34.

    San Antonio Spurs' Cory Joseph (5) is pressured by Los Angeles' Robert Sacre (50) as he tries to score during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in San Antonio. Los Angeles won 113-100. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    NBA Playoffs: Spurs path to redemption faces a variety of challenges

    By Brian Mahoney - Associated Press

    To get another shot at LeBron James, the San Antonio Spurs may have to go through Dirk Nowitzki, then Dwight Howard and James Harden, and finally Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook.

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