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In a business filled with cynics, NBC Sports Washington’s Rich Tandler was the jovial guy who always stirred the room in the other direction. He’s not with us anymore, and we miss him. | By Brian McNally

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The opener again delivered a not-enough performance. We’ve seen this before involving the core group of John Wall, Bradley Beal and Otto Porter. Small things become big things, which becomes another unnecessary loss.

By Ben Standig | At Capital One Arena

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From breathing techniques, to shifting a particular way when warming up, Braden Holtby has a distinct pregame routine he has honed for years. It helps focus him and relieve pressure.

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D.C. United

Wayne Rooney’s arrival has coincided with a burst from D.C. United. He has 10 goals and seven assists in 18 appearances. United has worked its way into the final playoff spot — for now. Is it all because of him? Most? Some?
By Noah Frank | At Audi Field

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His failure in the leadoff spot was emblematic of the biggest concern: his selectivity as a 25-year-old slugger.

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Signing Ovechkin to a 13-year contract was a massive risk at the time. Unlike most long-term deals, it has paid off.

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News of the deal came after the season. Why do the Wizards work so hard to keep Grunfeld’s contract status under wraps?

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