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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Ravens Roundup: Robert Griffin III on track for Week One return

Ravens Roundup: Robert Griffin III on track for Week One return

Trace McSorley dominated the Eagles in Week 3 of the preseason, but the favorite to back up Lamar Jackson against the Dolphins in the season opener remains Robert Griffin III. 

Here are the latest news and notes on the Ravens.

Player News:

Coach John Harbaugh confirmed Saturday that QB Robert Griffin III is still on track to return to the field in time for week one of the regular season. The backup QB hasn't played since early in training camp due to a thumb injury.

LB Paul Worrilow agreed to terms with the Ravens on Friday, but changed his mind and decided to retire on Saturday. Per reports, Worrilow is stepping away to spend time with his pregnant wife.

Looking Ahead:

Preseason Week 4: Thursday, August 29 at Washington Redskins

Week 1: Sunday, September 8 at Miami Dolphins, 1 PM


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If you never got to see Sonny Jurgensen throw the football, you must watch this video

If you never got to see Sonny Jurgensen throw the football, you must watch this video

Many younger Washington fans know Sonny Jurgensen for his wit and wisdom, shared every Sunday in the fall for decades via the Redskins radio broadcast.

For plenty of other fans, however, Jurgensen is arguably the best passer to ever wear Burgundy and Gold. Even though he played more than 40 years ago in a very different version of the NFL, Sonny still holds a number of team passing records, including most touchdowns in a season (31).

Saturday marks Jurgensen’s 85th birthday, and to celebrate, this highlight video popped up on Twitter. For the fans that never saw Sonny, this will be a lot of fun.

Jurgensen was known for incredible arm strength and touch, and that’s on display in the video. Another Redskins Hall of Famer looked pretty great too - No. 42 wide receiver Charley Taylor.

The most ridiculous throw? At the 1:30 mark when deep in the back of his own end zone, Jurgensen uncorks a throw between the goal posts (then located on the goal line) and deep down field for a TD.

It’s important for Washington fans that never got to see Jurgensen play to watch the video, as this fall, he stepped down from his role as the lead analyst during Redskins games. It’s a sad moment for the fan base, but understandable for an 85-year-old man.

Happy Birthday Sonny.