Stephen Strasburg completed six shutout innings Thursday in Harrisburg. The Nationals' ace is set to start Tuesday against the Dodgers.
After six rehab starts in the minors, Ryan Zimmerman is hitting .381with two doubles and a triple. Now he's ready to rejoin the Nats. It will be nice to have you back, Mr. Zimmerman. He spent a game with Low-A Hagerstown with future Nats star Bryce Harper, three with High-A Potomac and two this weekend with AAA Syracuse.
The 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks is approaching and area firefighters are preparing to pay tribute to their fallen brothers in a very unique way. Fire service members will participate in a Memorial Stair Climb at the Maryland Trade Center, a high-rise building in Greenbelt, Md., the morning of the 10th anniversary.
Sorry golf fans, but all championship-round tickets for the 2011 U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., are sold out.
The Collective Bargaining Agreement was ratified just before 5 p.m. Thursday, allowing veteran free agents to join the rest of the team at practice.
Protesters at Freedom Plaza marched to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on Friday to speak out against the war, the Keystone XL Pipeline and other issues.
When you hear about all of the great pitching in the NL East, some big names come to mind: Josh Johnson, Roy Halladay, Tim Hudson, Jason Marquis... Jason Marquis? Yes, you heard us right. Just take a look at the numbers. Marquis ranks among the top starters in the NL East and isn't showing signs of slowing down.
Caps goalie Tomas Vokoun faced his former team for the first time Tuesday night at the Verizon Center. But this Florida Panthers squad doesn't look much like the team Vokoun was a part of last year. Free agency and trades tore that team apart after last season.
An armored dinosaur hatchling fossil found 14 years ago in College Park, Md., is the youngest of its kind ever discovered, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine researchers revealed in the latest issue of the Journal of Paleontology .
Three Metrorail stations will be closed for the entire three-day weekend, from October 8 through October 10.
The Nationals are offering ridiculously cheap seats for Monday and Tuesday's games against the Pirates.
A firm that was advertising a program to 'Get Social Security No Matter What Your Age,' has agreed to stop their promotions after a federal investigation.
With only four matches remaining in the regular season, the Washington Kastles will host the Sacramento Capitals Monday as they attempt to complete the second perfect season in the history of World TeamTennis. The two teams faced each other on July 9, resulting in a 21-16 Kastles victory.
The Washington Kastles defeated the Philadelphia Freedoms 25-11 Thursday and ended the regular season with a 14-0 record, only the second team to do so in the 38-year history of World TeamTennis.
With the 907th pick in the 2011 MLB Draft, the Nationals select Bryce Harper's brother.
During the Salute to Service Street Fair, families and friends of the military are invited to play games, eat and build personalized care packages to be sent to those serving our country overseas.
A little over a year after he tore a ligament in his right elbow, Strasburg is back and all eyes are watching. Stephen Strasburg will make his highly anticipated return to the Majors on Tuesday at Nats Park against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Most fans came for the baseball, some for the family-friendly and fun time, and others for Erik Estrada. A visit to a Minor League stadium in the summertime should always be a memorable experience. The Diamond in Richmond, Va., -- home of the Flying Squirrels -- was no exception.
It was a duel-booking on Friday at Pfitzner Stadium in Woodbridge, Va. The Potomac Nationals and fans were celebrating NASCAR Night and Country Night. The combo lived up to its billing and provided quality entertainment for nine innings. The defending Carolina League Champions took the field to face the Salem Red Sox.
The 24-year-old southpaw hit the very first pitch he saw out of the park.
Michael Morse needs your support. It's time once again to make your pick in the MLB All-Star Final Vote, and the Nationals' first baseman is among the five candidates to fill the final National League roster spot. He is competing against Shane Victorino, Andre Ethier, Todd Helton and Ian Kennedy.
Danny Espinosa's walk-off homer in the 10th extends the Nats' winning streak to six.
Harmon Killebrew passed away Tuesday at the age of 74 from esophageal cancer. The Hall of Famer began a long and successful career with the Washington Senators (now Minnesota Twins) in 1954. Killebrew hit 573 home runs in his career, good for 11th all time.
In case you missed it, the D.C. Divas brought a taste of playoff football to the area last weekend. The Divas hosted the Boston Militia in the first round of playoffs of the Women's Football Alliance. Unfortunately, the Divas lost 37-24 to the Militia and ended the year with a 7-2 record.
With Hurricane Irene rapidly approaching, Annapolis Mayor Joshua Cohen has declared a state of emergency. Cohen is urging the evacuation of low-lying areas by Saturday afternoon. Annapolis police and fire officials will go door-to-door contacting residents and the Office of Emergency Management will be calling those in potential flood zones.
Watch out Brian Wilson, your beard soon may have some competition. It seems a few Nationals players' beards and moustaches have minds of their own. As of last night, Jayson Werth's beard, Collin Balester's moustache, Bryce Harper's moustache and Drew Storen's beard are all on Twitter.
You can also bid on a helmet signed by the 2010 Washington Redskins.
Today is Twisted Tasting Tuesday at Nationals Park.
The University of Maryland will face West Virginia on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, and Virginia Tech in 2014 at M&T Bank Stadium.
The Richmond Flying Squirrels had special guest at The Diamond on Wednesday. Erik Estrada, infamous for his role on the late-1970s to early 1980s TV show "CHiPs," threw out the first pitch, entertained fans and even attempted to sing "Take Me Out To The Ball Game." But more on that later.
The Nats are 14-6 in June, giving them a .500 record the latest in a season since 2005, and aren't showing any signs of slowing down. And after reaching that magical .500 mark with a one-run victory at home against Seattle Wednesday night, the Nats aren't focusing too much on the accomplishment.
New York Times blogger Nate Silver recently ranked MLB's stadiums with the help of Yelp.com user ratings. And there's bad news, Nats fans. Nationals Park comes in at No. 26 on the list with a 3.63 rating out of 5. What's worse? Fans can't completely attribute the poor rating to the performance on the field.
Hang in there Nats fans, only six more Ryan Zimmerman-less weeks... The only thing stopping the Nationals from sweeping the Marlins this weekend was Anibal Sanchez. The righty's domination of the Nats continued Sunday as he held them hitless through six innings, helping the Marlins post an 8-0 win and avoid the series sweep.
You may never see another lacrosse goal like this one. Gonzaga College High School sophomore Matt Borda scored an 80-yard goal Monday night to seal the school's second consecutive Washington Catholic Athletic Conference Championship. "I've never seen something like that in a game," said fourth-year Gonzaga head coach Casey O'Neill.
The Aberdeen Ironbirds celebrated their opening night on Friday. Live music, crabs, on-field entertainment and even an arcade were available to get Ironbirds fans excited for the 2011 season at Ripken Stadium. The ballpark itself is one of the highlights of an Ironbirds game, sporting a unique design and even a crab restaurant.
Last Fall, students at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., brought a world record to the school -- the world's largest dodgeball game. However, less than three weeks after the school captured the record with 1,257 students participating, the University of California at Irvine broke it.
A University of Delaware insect researcher says the cold weather means stink bugs will be heading inside your homes.
The Greater Washington area is comprised of nearly five million people, three million jobs, 750,000 students and 5,634 school buses. What do they all have in common? Everyone will be back in action tomorrow morning. "Set your alarm clocks earlier," said Lon Anderson, spokesperson for AAA Mid-Atlantic.
In a disturbing trend unfolding in the District, five homicides have occurred since Saturday. Shortly before 11 p.m. Saturday, 21-year-old Davon Paul Gray was found unresponsive and unconscious, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The shooting took place in the 2500 block of High Street SE.
If you're driving on the Capital Beltway in Prince George's County this weekend, you may want to keep an eye on the speedometer. Nearly two dozen additional troopers will be patrolling the Capital Beltway in Prince George's County starting Friday night in an effort to reduce traffic injuries and fatalities on one of the busiest stretches of highway in the country.
When you think of heated rivalries in baseball, Yankees-Red Sox and, more recently, Cardinals-Reds come to mind. But Nationals-Diamondbacks? That's a new one. A total of 10 batters were hit in the four-game series between the Nats and D-Backs this past weekend in Arizona.
A Frederick, Md., bar will host the Frederick Blues for Hope Fest on Sept. 10 to benefit the families of 9/11 victims.
Just a couple of days before the end of Sunday hours at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, money was found to keep it open. Thanks to one of the library's biggest supporters, Mayor Vincent Gray, the library will get the $316,000 it needs for Sunday hours.
Many Washington Redskins fans recently opened up the latest issue of ESPN The Magazine only to come across some very disconcerting news. The NFL predictions are out and they have the Redskins finishing at 2-14. The two wins? Against St. Louis and Minnesota? Not a single division win? C'mon!
The Redskins site has reported that a multi-year project has begun to install "Party Decks" in the end zones of FedEx Field. The decks will be complete in time for the 2012 season. Roughly 4,000 seats are being removed as the construction begins which begs the question: What about season-ticket holders in those seats?
After losing every race for almost five years, many thought Monday was Teddy's day.
Danny Espinosa and Michael Morse have been two unlikely sources of offense for the struggling Nationals -- especially when two of the game's best pitchers come to town. Former Cy Young Award winners Roy Halladay and Cliff Lee surrendered four home runs to the duo in the first two games of a three-game series.
Andy Roddick returns yet again at the 2011 Legg Mason Tennis Classic. The tourney will run from July 30-August 8. Last week, tournament officials announced a player field consisting of 10 Top 30 players. The tournament will be held at the William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center, located at 16th and Kennedy Streets NW, in Rock Creek Park.
A six-to-12 inch gas main blew in Fairfax City at the intersection of 123 and Rt. 50 at around noon.
Dylan Bundy, the Orioles 2011 first-round draft pick, is supposed to have Stephen Strasburg-like stuff on the mound. But he's already rubbing Nats' fans the wrong way off of it. Bundy made some controversial comments the other day on Bryce Harper's controversial blown kiss after a homer on Monday.
Bryce Harper shows off more of his talents before a game at the Delmarva Shorebirds this past weekend.
In one of the more interesting Minor League Baseball promotions we've seen, Kevin Bacon will throw out the ceremonial first pitch tonight for the Richmond Flying Squirrels on "Tribute to Bacon Night." If you're thinking that there is no way THE Kevin Bacon would throw out the first pitch in a Minor League game in Richmond, Va., well, you'd be right -- he isn't.
A recent tweet from Tiger Woods may come as good news for D.C. golf fans: Woods withdrew from last week's Players Championship after only nine holes. He blamed an irritated knee and Achilles tendon for his six-over-par performance. However, Woods seems determined to compete in the U.S. Open in June.
Why yes, you CAN call it a comeback. The Washington Mystics overcame a 24-point deficit in the second half of Sunday's game to defeat the Los Angeles Sparks 89-85 in overtime. As Ted Leonsis put it, "We overcame it. We are proud. We are united."
UPDATE (4:01 p.m.): The incident was caused by a two-car accident at about 11:25 Thursday night. The driver at fault was charged with failure to yield right of way. His SUV swerved off the road hitting the transformer. He was transported to the hospital and his status is not currently known.
The Corcoran Gallery of Art (500 17th St. N.W.) will host an exhibit that tackles issues of racial, sexual and historical identity. The exhibit, "30 Americans," opens Saturday, Oct. 1, and will remain on display through February. It features works by leading black artists in the com temporary realm, including Jean-Michel Basquiat, Hank Willis Thomas, Kehinde Wiley and more.
Meet Davey Johnson, successor to Jim Riggleman and manager of your Nats through the end of this season. Johnson was named manager Sunday and on Monday officially began his time as the Nats manager -- with a loss. Sigh. Johnson has been a senior advisor for the Nats since the end of the 2009 season.
It's time to end the denial and face the impending loss of beach weather.
Daniel Sedin of the Vancouver Canucks was awarded a broken Ted Lindsay Award on Wednesday.
Who hacked into Home Depot? How did they steal customer credit card information? What is "hacking?" We explain.
60 Minutes says the firm's Chinese-made laminate flooring contains amounts of toxic formaldehyde that appear to violate CARB health and safety standards.
Building information modeling is a process to improve processes. When BIM is done right, you are left with a model that consists of a digital road map of a project from conception to life-cycle to demolition. BUILDER's Andrew Knight launches a multi-installment look at where BIM is, what its challenges are, and its promise as a home building game changer.
Only 10 percent of homes in Moore, Okla. have storm shelters. Could tougher building codes have prevented loss of life in the Tornado Alley city?
Building information modeling (BIM) is slowly changing the way building projects are approached, however it has yet to catch fire in the home building industry. Here are a few of the holdups.
The Black Forest fire in Colorado has displaced 38,000 people, destroyed at least 360 homes, and killed two.
Smartphones are being synced with everything from thermostats to coffee makers these days. Here are some of the most popular apps being adopted by homeowners.
While bathrooms may not dominate the square footage in a home, they add huge value and appeal. Here are a few stand-out bathrooms from our Projects Gallery.
Diversity can lead to a rich and happy company culture
The National Association of Home Builders and Frank Gehry are just a few among many embracing green and sustainable practices on a grand scale.
Home builder confidence is down in October, the government is back open, ranking the world's worst air pollution, and more. It's what you read.
Here are our picks for the best portable charging devices to keep your digital tool belts operational until the job gets done.
Single-family home starts went up, iOS 7 is available for download, luxurious bathrooms, some rock 'n' roll, and more.
What you can do right now to protect yourself from data thieves, including assistance on monitoring paid for by The Home Depot.
A recent Gallup poll is showing a drop in Americans’ confidence in the U.S. medical system in the last year. Check out the top places in the states for healthcare, especially to see where America's next wave of retirees may be drawn.
Old Spice claims to have discovered the worst architect in the world. Here's the video footage.
We are eating a lot of cheese, new home prices are leveling out, something is hot in Texas, and more.
In the near future, we will see 3D-printed homes, cars, limbs, fashion accessories and so much more. Here is a look at some of the most exciting areas that this technology is beginning to emerge:
How the 2013 home builder IPOs are doing so far, 10 states with worst health coverage, when dating sites aren't enough, and more.
Our phones have more processing power than desktop PCs did a few years ago. As a result, builders are ditching their tool belts and downloading some of the most powerful tools on their devices.
Here are your weekend reads, folks: choosing the right floor plan, satellite photos of Colorado flood damage, the richest and poorest states, and more.
Effects of the government shutdown, IKEA's selling solar panels, home values, and more.
Your BUILDER Tech Tip of the Day covers Twitter and the ways you can use it to connect with your network and grow your business.
Ditch your handheld calculator for one of these mobile apps for all of your jobsite calculations.
A sampling of stories from around the web that can impact your business, inspire new ideas, and make you laugh. It's what to know; check out the new Knight Reader.
VIA International, the result of a recent merger with Cyber Sound and five other home technology firms, is looking to become the go-to firm for home systems.
Habitat for Humanity is having a Twitter party, what home builder stocks are telling us, the blame can be shared in Fed shutdown, and more.
First-time home buyers aren't buying, Lennar and KB Home Q3 earnings, Kanye West hangs out with architects, and more.
The housing recovery is still on track, building your dream team, enter the Hearthstone BUILDER Humanitarian Awards, and more.
New jobless claims rise, tools to make life easier, the ripple effect of home building, and more. It's what you read.
The states most and least affected by the shutdown, home foreclosures went up in August, Americans' economic confidence (and IQ) is down, and more. It's what you read.
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Lake Braddock baseball didn't gain its winning reputation by getting lucky. A combination of talent, off-season preparation, weight training and quality coaching has earned their title and keeps the program among the top teams in the Northern Region. In fact, the Bruins were voted to finish first in the region in a coach's poll this offseason.
An impenetrable defense led the Robinson Rams to a 14-2 victory Tuesday night in their season opener against the visiting Lake Braddock Bruins. The Rams wasted no time and took a commanding lead in the first quarter, scoring six unanswered goals. "We moved the ball around well on offense," said Robinson Coach Matt Curran.
530 seniors graduated from West Springfield yesterday at the Patriot Center. The Madrigals started off the graduation by singing The Beatles' "In My Life." Springfield Supervisor Pat Herrity, a vocally proud alumnus of West Springfield, gave the keynote address. "It is you that makes West Springfield, not a building," Herrity said to the crowd gathered at the commencement ceremony.