Ready To Start Playing Games That Count

After the Wizards closed out the preseason with a 4-4 record, John Wall emphasized the need to reduce turnovers during the regular season.

BRIAN ORAKPO'S INJURY A 'MAJOR BLOW'

With Brian Orakpo on the injured reserve list, rookie Trent Murphy will be thrust into a starting role for a Redskins pass rush in need of a spark.

TERPS TAKE ON TOP RUSHING ATTACK

Gary Stein says the Terps defense must show up big if Maryland is to topple the Badgers in hostile territory, and linebacker L.A. Goree agrees.

MARYLAND WOMEN TAKE AIM AT TITLE RUN

"No one is going to be able to replace a three-time All-American ...," coach Brenda Frese said. "But every player has come back better and stronger."

TERPS LOOK TO FILL VOID FROM INJURIES, TRANSFERS

Despite beginning the season without a starter for the third time in four years, Mark Turgeon expressed confidence for the Terps' upcoming season.

MCCOY OR GRIFFIN FOR MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL?

Redskins coach Jay Gruden praised Colt McCoy's intangibles and poise, but he hasn't closed the door on the prospects of Robert Griffin III's return.

THE NATIONALS' 10 MOST IRREPLACEABLE PLAYERS

David Driver counts down the 10 players who made the biggest impact for the Washington Nationals in 2014, from Ian Desmond to Wilson Ramos.

TROTZ SEES ROAD TRIP AS BONDING OPPORTUNITY

The Capitals are headed to Canada for a three-game road trip, and coach Barry Trotz says "getting out on the road is going to be good for us."

IS GARCON'S BIG PLAY A SIGN OF MORE TO COME?

Pierre Garcon led the Redskins with 113 receptions in 2013. Can he get back on track this year, even with the team's uncertain quarterback situation?

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