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Ignoring 'Twitter World': Kieboom still at 3B for Nationals

Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez remembers all too well his exact batting average from 53 games in his rookie season in the big leagues as an outfielder for the Chicago Cubs: .139. ...

After COVID opt-out, Zimmerman 'nowhere close' to retirement

Back with the Washington Nationals after sitting out last season because of COVID-19 concerns, Ryan Zimmerman said Thursday the time away made him realize he is nowhere close to being ready to retire ...

'What a duo': Soto, Turner key to Nationals lineup, future

Juan Soto and Trea Turner both will be key cogs in the Washington Nationals lineup this season, 20-something hitting stars who are coming off top-seven finishes in NL MVP voting. The...

Osaka back to No. 2; Medvedev No. 3; Karatsev jumps 72 spots

Naomi Osaka's Australian Open championship moved her up one spot to No. 2 in the WTA rankings Monday, while men's finalist Daniil Medvedev rose to a career-best No. 3 behind winner Novak Djokovic on t...

Nats' Strasburg: 'Numbness in my whole hand' led to surgery

The nerve issue in Stephen Strasburg's wrist that ended his 2020 season after five innings would get aggravated every time he threw a baseball, he said Sunday, and “basically would go from numbness in...

Scherzer's ankle keeping him off mound in deal's last spring

The last spring training of Max Scherzer’s $210 million, seven-year contract with the Washington Nationals is not exactly beginning the way he — or the team — would prefer. The three...

Strasburg in 'preparation mode' as Nationals start workouts

Stephen Strasburg was among the first players manager Dave Martinez ran into at the Washington Nationals' spring training facility Thursday before the team's first official workout for pitchers and ca...

Young's 41 points in 3-ejection game help Hawks beat Wizards

WASHINGTON (AP) — Atlanta held NBA scoring leader Bradley Beal to a season low in points, and Trae Young’s 41 helped the Hawks top the Wizards 116-100 Friday night in a game that saw Rajon Rondo, Russ...

Lefty Jon Lester finalizes $5M, 1-year deal with Nationals

WASHINGTON (AP) — Left-handed starter Jon Lester and the Washington Nationals finalized a $5 million, one-year contract Wednesday, giving the team a fourth member of a rotation led by Max Scherzer, St...

Brad Hand gets $10.5M from Nationals, $6.5M of it deferred

WASHINGTON (AP) — Brad Hand knows his fastball's speed declined more than 2 mph over the past two seasons. So the Washington Nationals' new reliever is trying to reverse that trend. ...

AP source: Zimmerman, Nats agree at $1M, pending physical

WASHINGTON (AP) — First baseman Ryan Zimmerman is returning to the Washington Nationals after sitting out the pandemic-shortened 2020 season, agreeing in principle to a $1 million, one-year contract, ...

Ovechkin on COVID list, Caps fined $100K; Canes games off

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin and three other Washington Capitals players were added to the NHL's COVID-19 list Wednesday and the team was fined $100,000 by the league for violating coronavirus prot...

AP source: Jon Lester, Nats agree to deal, pending physical

WASHINGTON (AP) — Left-hander Jon Lester and the Washington Nationals have an agreement in principle in place for a one-year contract, pending the successful completion of a physical exam, a person wi...

Juan Soto, Trea Turner, Soto, Josh Bell, Nats agree for 2021

WASHINGTON (AP) — NL batting champion Juan Soto, shortstop Trea Turner and first baseman Josh Bell agreed to 2021 contracts for substantial raises with the Washington Nationals on Friday, leaving the ...

Heinicke impresses, but Washington comes up short vs. Bucs

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Undrafted, unheralded Taylor Heinicke took on big, bad Tom Brady — who had no idea who the QB out of Old Dominion was when they briefly were teammates a few years ago — and, while...