Sports Daily: Psst: Washington isn’t really the saddest sports city

The Nationals’ pitching is in flux, but faces a feeble Pirates lineup next; Redskins’ new defensive coordinator: ‘We’ll sure beat the crap out of a lot of people’; Wizards’ Game 7 loss extends D.C.’s 19-year conference-championship-round drought; The All-Met Swimmer of the Year nearly quit the sport. Now she’s committed to Notre Dame and eyeing the Olympics.; The Warriors are not the Rockets. The Spurs can’t beat them without Kawhi Leonard.; Lonzo Ball’s ailing mother, Tina, is the only Ball who flies under the radar; During the daytime, ESPN is putting ‘SportsCenter’ on the back burner;
 
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Psst: Washington isn’t really the saddest sports city
It’s easy to think this is a pathetic time to root for Washington sports. It’s also not really true.
The Nationals’ pitching is in flux, but faces a feeble Pirates lineup next
The Nationals are in Pittsburgh for a three-game series against the last-place Pirates.
 
Redskins’ new defensive coordinator: ‘We’ll sure beat the crap out of a lot of people’
Greg Manusky’s prediction for his Washington defense appears to be “pain.”
 
Wizards’ Game 7 loss extends D.C.’s 19-year conference-championship-round drought
The 1998 Capitals are the last D.C. team in the four major pro sports to reach the conference finals.
 
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The All-Met Swimmer of the Year nearly quit the sport. Now she’s committed to Notre Dame and eyeing the Olympics.
McLean’s Sinead Eksteen has developed into one of the D.C. area’s top swimmers and could swim for her birth country, South Africa, in the 2020 Olympics.
 
The Warriors are not the Rockets. The Spurs can’t beat them without Kawhi Leonard.
Durant saw his individual points per 48 minutes spike from 24.4 to 65.2 without Kawhi Leonard on the court.
 
Lonzo Ball’s ailing mother, Tina, is the only Ball who flies under the radar
Tina Ball is recovering from a stroke she suffered in February, news the loquacious LaVar has been reluctant to share.
 
During the daytime, ESPN is putting ‘SportsCenter’ on the back burner
A Sage Steele-hosted version of the show will air on ESPN2, but the main network is moving away from daytime highlight shows.
 
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