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Washington takes series opener with San Diego, 8-3

Stephen Strasburg picked up his fourth win in five decisions as the Washington Nationals topped the San Diego Padres 8-3 Tuesday night in Nationals Park.

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San Diego rocks Fister, Nats, 8-3

Former Valley League star Cory Spangenberg hit a pair of solo homers to lead the San Diego Padres to an 8-3 win over the Washington Nationals late Thursday night.

The new skinny on dietary fat

Going “fat-free” might seem like an effective, safe way to lose weight when considering that fat contains nine calories per gram, compared to four calories per gram in carbohydrates and proteins.

Redskins sign eight to reserve/future contracts

The Washington Redskins announced today that they have signed the following eight players to Reserve/Future contracts.

Why is everybody dumping on Robert Griffin III?

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is this generation’s Ryan Leaf, the second pick behind a once-in-a-generation QB going bust. Except that he’s not Ryan Leaf, or anything close to it.

UVA ranked #3 in Collegiate Baseball preseason poll

Third-ranked UVA leads seven Atlantic Coast Conference baseball teams in Collegiate Baseball Newspaper’s preseason poll, tied for the most from any conference.


Marijuana, medical or otherwise, is on the horizon

Recreational marijuana laws were on the ballot in Alaska, Oregon, the District of Columbia and Florida. They passed comfortably in Alaska, Oregon and DC.

Washington signs linebacker Everette Brown

Washington announced today that they have signed free agent linebacker Everette Brown and placed linebacker Brian Orakpo on the team’s Reserve/Injured list.

Washington announces roster move

The Washington NFL team announced today that they have made the following roster moves.

Abandoned as a child in Romania, Izidor Ruckel to speak at Bridgewater College

Izidor Ruckel, one of thousands of neglected orphans discovered by the American media when Romania opened its doors to foreign press in 1990, will speak Monday, Sept.15, at 7:30 p.m. in Cole Hall at Bridgewater College.

Gameday Primer: UVA vs. #7 UCLA

UVA opens the 2014 season on Saturday against seventh-ranked UCLA. Kickoff is at noon in Scott Stadium in Charlottesville, Va. The game is being broadcast on ESPN and on radio on the Virginia Sports Network. UCLA is a 21-point favorite heading into the contest.

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UVA golfer Denny McCarthy eliminated in US Amateur semifinals

UVA men’s golfer Denny McCarthy (Rockville, Md.) lost his semifinal match Saturday at the 114th U.S. Amateur Championships at the Atlanta Athletic Club. Corey Conners of Canada defeated McCarthy 1-up during their 18-hole match.

Washington Redskins sign Florida State alum Everette Brown

The Washington Redskins announced today that they have signed free agent linebacker Everette Brown. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Sting to WWE Universe: Foot in the door, let’s see what happens

Sting and Vince McMahon had several talks over the years about bringing the wrestling superstar to WWE. The conversations went well, but never ended with McMahon able to get Sting to sign on the bottom line.


VMI alums in pro baseball: Update

VMI currently has seven players on professional baseball rosters. Below are brief capsules on each. All statistics are current as of June 30.

JMU pitcher Chris Huffman taken in 14th round of MLB Draft

JMU had its second member of the 2014 squad selected in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft when the San Diego Padres chose right-handed pitcher Chris Huffman (Fort Defiance, Va./Fort Defiance) in the 14th round with the 417th overall pick.

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Former Virginia Tech pitcher to make MLB debut

Exciting news coming out of Hokie land, former Virginia Tech pitcher Jesse Hahn will make his first major league debut for the San Diego Padres.

ACC has 10 players selected on Day 2 of 2014 NFL Draft

The ACC had 10 players selected on the second day in the second and third rounds of the 2014 National Football League Draft Friday night at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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Osteoporosis breakthrough: UVA IDs genes influencing bone density

Geneticists have taken a major step forward in the battle against osteoporosis by identifying two genes that play critical roles in regulating bone mineral density.

NFL Playoffs: Divisional Playoff Preview

Four down, seven more to go, as the 2014 Super Bowl Tournament shifts from the Wild Card to Divisional Round. Four teams rested this weekend, and enjoy home-field advantage next weekend. How much of a difference does the rest and home cookin’ make?

NFL playoff field set: Who’s in, and who will advance?

The Philadelphia Eagles, Green Bay Packers and Carolina Panthers clinched division titles, and the New Orleans Saints and San Diego Chargers earned wild-card playoff berths on a thrilling final Sunday in the NFL.

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UVa. study: Unexpected gene variation may play role in neuropsychiatric diseases

Scientists have discovered that nerve cells in the brain are unexpectedly varied in their genetic makeup, a surprising finding that may help explain schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder, autism and other such conditions thought to be genetically linked but not yet tied to a single gene.

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Virginia baseball recruiting class ranked 14th nationally by Baseball America

Virginia’s 2013-14 recruiting class has been ranked 14th nationally by Baseball America, as the publication announced its annual recruiting rankings Tuesday (Oct. 22).