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Braves Avoid Being No Hit Again

Braves Avoid Being No Hit Again

Friday, May 7, 2010, 9:34 a.m.CSNwashington.comFlirting With History
Nationals starting pitcher Scott Olsen took a no-hitter into the eighth inning Thursday night against Atlanta but left with a no decision as Washington squandered a two-run lead before winning 3-2 on Willie Harris ninth-inning single.The Braves avoided being no-hit for the second time in 20 days.I think if that would have happened, youd probably have to put us all on suicide watch, third baseman Chipper Jones told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
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A week later, the Capitals post-meltdown analysis continues and we came across Elliott Friedmans breakdown on CBCs website in Canada. The most interesting part of the story is about Alex Ovechkin.Ovechkin was defended well in the series by Hal Gill and Josh Gorges, both of whom said they knew what the Moscow Dynamo was going to do when screaming down the wing.An opposing coach told Friedman that Ovechkins play hurt the power play.Look at their power play, the coach said. Im looking at Ovechkin with the puck and Im afraid of all the talent around him. Theres Nicklas Backstrom. Theres Alexander Semin. Theres Mike Green. Theyve got three other guys who can kill you. And hes taking them out of the game.

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2018 NFL Power Rankings: There's a lot of shuffling going on already

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2018 NFL Power Rankings: There's a lot of shuffling going on already

After one week in the NFL, you try not to overreact. Two weeks into the season, however, and you begin to see some trends.

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Of course, you should still take a measured approach with the NFL, because things often change so much in a span of seven days. With that being said, it's time to start taking the following things seriously:

1) The Bucs. Ryan Fitzpatrick won't keep this up all season long, but he's done it against the Saints and the Eagles and neither win was that stressful. It's still hard to envision them really mattering in December, but so far, they've climbed in NBCSportsWashington.com's NFL power rankings.

2) The Steelers issues. Le'Veon Bell is nowhere to be seen and now Antonio Brown is blowing up on the sideline then missing practices. Pittsburgh will pretend that everything's OK, but this has been a very non-Pittsburgh start to the schedule.That doesn't even mention their defensive woes.

3) The Jaguars, and not just their defense. Blake Bortles isn't better than Tom Brady every week but he was in Week 2. It was nice seeing that offense do their part in a crucial victory, because their defense has already proved itself plenty.

There are plenty of more takeaways to digest, including a new team at the top of the list and plenty of more action throughout. You know the Bills are at the bottom, but check out the updated rankings to see where everyone else lands.

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Vernon Davis reacts to brother Vontae Davis' abrupt retirement

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Vernon Davis reacts to brother Vontae Davis' abrupt retirement

Easily the most talked about story following Week 2 in the NFL was the abrupt retirement of Buffalo Bills' cornerback, Vontae Davis. 

Not once in the history of the NFL has there been a mid-game retirement, which caused plenty of reason for a stir.

Davis' brother Vernon, Redskins' tight end, took to social media Tuesday to address his younger brother's abrupt retirement via Instagram. An inspirational video containing photos of the two brothers and a voice-over was a fitting tribute to the younger Davis' time in the NFL.

"I feel like I retired because we’re so close and I look at him as he’s my son even though he’s my younger brother," Vernon said in the Instagram post.

Vontae was signed by the Buffalo Bills in February 2018 on a one-year deal. He had been in the NFL since 2009 with the Miami Dolphins and Indianapolis Colts. 

Despite the drama surrounding what seemed like an impulsive decision to many, Vontae was inactive for his first week with the Bills and did not see the field in Week 2. 

See Vernon's tribute to his brother on Instagram below: