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7/27/2017: FRONT PAGE: Baltimore police station’s aim: From fearsome to friendly

(image) Maj. Sheree Briscoe stood at the front of her police station like an armed hostess at a housewarming party. “Welcome, welcome,” she said holding the door for a group of older neighborhood women coming up the stairs of Baltimore’s Western District...



7/27/2017: FRONT PAGE: Transgender ban in military revived
President Trump announced on Twitter on Wednesday that he will ban transgender people from serving in the military in any capacity, an abrupt reversal of an Obama administration decision to allow them to serve openly and a potential end to the careers...



7/27/2017: FRONT PAGE: GOP may back modest ACA overhaul
The Senate rejected a proposal Wednesday that would have repealed major parts of the Affordable Care Act, but Republican leaders were growing more confident about their chances of passing a more modest overhaul of the health-care law later this...



7/27/2017: FRONT PAGE: Trump’s LGBT views shift in the moment
For decades leading up to President Trump’s Wednesday tweets announcing a ban on transgender people in the military, the businessman-turned-politician has approached the LGBT community on nonideological terms. Trump’s relationships with LGBT people,...



7/27/2017: FRONT PAGE: Tech giant, courted by Trump, to build in U.S.
Foxconn, one of the world’s largest electronics manufacturers, unveiled plans Wednesday to build a $10 billion factory in southeastern Wisconsin, delivering a much-needed boost for President Trump and Gov. Scott Walker. The new facility, which will...



7/27/2017: FRONT PAGE: An unhealthy plan

(image) Families in Mississippi are struggling amid budget cuts to Medicaidfunded mental health programs.



7/27/2017: FRONT PAGE: A pressing matter

(image) How to find a dry cleaner you can trust and afford without getting burned.



7/27/2017: FRONT PAGE: Scandal at USC
The Southern California campus is grappling with its handling of drug abuse allegations against a former dean.



7/27/2017: FRONT PAGE: A deep-pocketed
Republican super PAC is in the midst of a campaign to try to spare the GOP House majority from any midterm backlash over President Trump.



7/27/2017: FRONT PAGE: Gold Cup drama
Jordan Morris’s 88thminute goal lifts U.S. over Jamaica, 2-1.



7/27/2017: NEWS: This is what it would look like with no president
Welcome to the United States of Anarchy. Health-care legislation languishes without presidential leadership. The Senate fails to pass a measure crafted by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, fails to pass an outright repeal and even fails to pass a...



7/27/2017: NEWS: In Minneapolis, use of body cameras extended
Police in Minneapolis must now activate their body cameras during every call for service or any self-initiated work, officials said Wednesday, a change that comes amid a lingering controversy over an officer’s fatal shooting of an unarmed Australian...



7/27/2017: NEWS: Judge says law is unfair to same-sex couples
People in same-sex relationships in South Carolina should get the same legal protections against domestic violence as heterosexual couples, the state’s highest court ruled Wednesday, deeming a portion of the state’s domestic violence law...



7/27/2017: NEWS: Driver who recorded deadly crash is charged
Prosecutors charged a teenage driver Wednesday with vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and other counts after she lost control of her car while livestreaming on Instagram and recorded a crash that killed her younger sister. The behavior of...



7/27/2017: NEWS: CORRECTION
Because of a production error, the television grid in the July 26 Style section repeated the July 25 broadcast and cable listings. The Washington Post is committed to correcting errors that appear in the newspaper. Those interested in contacting the...



7/27/2017: NEWS: Washington Post iPad app
We bring you a richly designed reading experience — a replica of the printed newspaper, along with a 14-day archive, more than 40 comic strips, all Post blogs and real-time social media. The app gives you video, photo galleries, new search...



7/27/2017: NEWS: ‘Obama’s Legacy’ e-book
In this retrospective e-book, award-winning journalists at The Washington Post have brought together stories from the past eight years to commemorate the indelible mark the most recent president has made on the United States. Download it from the App...



7/27/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: Building collapses

(image) Residents’ possessions spill from the side of their home in Philadelphia after an outside wall collapsed Wednesday. Philadelphia fire and rescue officials said that no one was seriously injured and that all residents are accounted for after escaping...



7/27/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: Trump talks privately about possibly replacing Sessions
President Trump has discussed with confidants and advisers in recent days the possibility of installing a new attorney general through a recess appointment if Jeff Sessions leaves the job, but he has been warned not to move to push him out because of...



7/27/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: In Trump’s tweets
Steven Petrow sees an attack on the entire LGBT community.



7/27/2017: THE WORLD: 2 top reformist leaders said to be in poor health
The two opposition leaders who disputed the results of Iran’s 2009 presidential election, triggering mass protests, are in poor health and one has been hospitalized after a heart attack, news outlets cited family members as saying. Mir Hossein Mousavi...



7/27/2017: THE WORLD: Hospice care likely for critically ill infant
Critically ill baby Charlie Gard will be transferred to a hospice and taken off life support unless his parents and a hospital agree on a plan that could keep him alive for a bit longer, a British judge ruled Wednesday. High Court Judge Nicholas...



7/27/2017: THE WORLD: Taliban kills 26 soldiers in southern province
Twenty-six Afghan soldiers were killed in a Taliban assault on a military base in the southern province of Kandahar , an Afghan official said Wednesday. Mohammad Radmanish, deputy spokesman for the Defense Ministry, said the Taliban assault also...



7/27/2017: THE WORLD: Tourists evacuate a beach

(image) as smoke rises above a burning hillside in Bormes-les-Mimosas, a town in the Riviera region of southern France. More than 1,000 firefighters battled wildfires Wednesday in the Mediterranean forest, large swaths of which had been left bare after three...



7/27/2017: THE WORLD: 2 U.N. peacekeepers killed in Central African Republic:
The U.N. peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic said two Moroccan peacekeepers were killed in a southeastern town where another Moroccan was killed Sunday. A statement said the two peacekeepers were killed by suspected anti-Balaka militia...



7/27/2017: THE WORLD: Ukraine strips citizenship of former Georgia leader:
Ukraine’s president has rescinded the citizenship of former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili, who moved to Ukraine to run one of its regions and later resigned. Saakashvili was stripped of his Georgian citizenship in 2015 after being appointed...



7/27/2017: THE WORLD: In Russia, new sanctions a last straw

(image) moscow — Senior Russian officials and lawmakers on Wednesday attacked new financial sanctions passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, saying they ended hopes for the detente between Moscow and Washington that President Trump promised during his...



7/27/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: Trump’s marks on economy slipping

(image) President Trump likes to dismiss polls, but there is one number that has always been pretty spot-on about Trump: whether voters trust him to grow the economy. Throughout the 2016 campaign, no matter how low his overall poll numbers dived, voters would...



7/27/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: Trump speech puts AT&T CEO in a bind
AT&T chief executive Randall Stephenson is hardly the first corporate leader who is also the national president of the Boy Scouts of America. Secretary of State and former Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson held the role from 2010 to 2012. The CEO of...



7/27/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: ALSO IN BUSINESS
Whole Foods said Wednesday that sales fell 1.9 percent at established stores for the quarter ending July 2, the eighth straight they are down. For the quarter, it earned $106 million, or 33 cents a share. Earnings were 36 cents a share. Analysts...



7/27/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: Facebook profits soared in 2nd quarter
Facebook churned out faster-than-expected quarterly sales growth from its main social network, fueled by continued strength in mobile video advertising. Instagram, the company’s popular photo-sharing app, also helped second-quarter sales climb 45...



7/27/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: A shortage of single-family homes

(image) for sale in the United States is driving up home prices and causing many homeowners to renovate rather than move. This is welcome news for home improvement retailers, such as Home Depot, because it helps to drive earnings and stock prices. Home Depot...



7/27/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: Pew: Blacks face more online harassment
African Americans are facing more harassment online than other races and ethnicities in the United States, a new study says. The Pew Research Center survey said that 25 percent of African American adults have faced some sort of harassment online based...



7/27/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: COMING TODAY
8:30 a.m.: Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims. 8:30 a.m.: Commerce Department releases durable goods for June. 10 a.m.: Freddie Mac releases weekly mortgage rates. Earnings: Altria, Amazon, Comcast, Starbucks, Southwest, Twitter, UPS.



7/27/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: Shkreli’s defense attorney calls no witnesses as fraud trial nears end

(image) NEW YORK — For more than 30 years as a criminal defense attorney, Benjamin Brafman has represented mobsters, rappers and athletes. He compared joining Michael Jackson’s defense team to playing in the Super Bowl. But one of his greatest challenges may...



7/27/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: School choice is not the answer, NAACP asserts
Education for black students in the United States has long been unequal and inadequate, but the solution to that problem does not lie in the school choice movement, NAACP leaders said at the organization’s national conference Wednesday. The nation’s...



7/27/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: Immigrants from smuggling truck are held as witnesses
Thirteen undocumented immigrants from Mexico and Honduras are being held as material witnesses in the federal death penalty case against a truck driver who allegedly smuggled dozens of people in an overheated tractor-trailer, leading to 10 deaths,...



7/27/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: White House weighs a Plan B should tax-cut e≠ort falter

(image) White House officials are looking at a strategy to pass a sharp short-term tax cut if President Trump’s effort to pursue a broader overhaul of the tax code falters, according to multiple people briefed on the administration’s planning. The plan for a...



7/27/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: Using Social Networking for Continued Growth in the Federal HR Arena
In its continuing dedication to assisting federal human resources professionals in achieving their career objectives and their organization’s missions, Graduate School USA (GSUSA) recently launched its Federal HR Center of Excellence. The Federal HR...



7/27/2017: POWER POST: GOP senators warn Trump that getting rid of Sessions would be terrible move

(image) Sen. John Cornyn counts Attorney General Jeff Sessions as one of his best friends in Washington, and their wives are even closer, making the couples regular double-date partners. “We occasionally get together to break bread,” the Senate majority whip...



7/27/2017: POWER POST: Trump creates ‘hostile environment’ for federal agency scientists, report says
Is the Trump administration trying to “delegitimize science”? Are administration officials “creating a hostile environment for federal agency scientists?” Yes. That’s the upshot of a Union of Concerned Scientists report that was released,...



7/27/2017: POWER POST: ‘Skinny’ plan, big downsides
AFTER VOTING to move forward on repealing and replacing Obamacare — precipitously, and without any sense of where they would end up — Senate Republicans are trying to slap together a major health-care bill on the Senate floor. If their partisan power...



7/27/2017: POWER POST: A betrayal of those who serve
IN A series of tweets Wednesday morning, President Trump turned his back on the thousands of transgender people currently serving in the military — and he did so with his characteristic dishonesty. He claimed that he had consulted “with my Generals and...



7/27/2017: POWER POST: The hostages in Iran
LESS THAN a month after the death of Otto Warmbier, news emerged of another American student imprisoned by a hostile power. Xiyue Wang, a graduate student and researcher at Princeton University, has been sentenced to 10 years in an Iranian prison on...



7/27/2017: POWER POST: Mr. Northam needs to take a stance against pipelines
The July 23 Metro article “Candidates spar in first debate for Virginia governor,” covering the first debate between Virginia gubernatorial candidates Ed Gillespie (R) and Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam (D), failed to show that neither, as governor, would...



7/27/2017: POWER POST: More to the Iran picture
As an Iranian American academic who has conducted research in Iran since 1992, I completely disagree with Matt Trevithick’s July 21 op-ed, “American colleges should stop sending students to Iran.” In this era of heightened isolationism and...



7/27/2017: POWER POST: What to do for other children
In his thoughtful July 21 op-ed, “What to do for little Charlie Gard,” Charles Krauthammer eloquently expressed the anguish and heartache that any parent would feel when hope has diminished for a beloved child. Every day, parents with a seriously ill...



7/27/2017: POWER POST: The editorial about
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) was timely and brilliant. Clearly, Mr. McCain has done much for this nation, fighting and almost dying at the hands of enemies in the defense of the United States. Despite all those tough and painful experiences, when he was...



7/27/2017: POWER POST: Mr. McCain’s decency and principle
The July 23 editorial “The lessons of Mr. McCain” reflected on Sen. John McCain’s (R-Ariz.) commitment to principle and decency. However, the editorial stated, “These are times of toxic, partisan warfare, where politicians will say just about anything...



7/27/2017: POWER POST: Iran’s recent imprisonment
of an American researcher is wrong. But Matt Trevithick’s op-ed recommending that U.S. colleges stop sending students to the Islamic republic was wrong in faulting only Iranian authorities for seeing a potential spy in every traveler. The rich history...



7/27/2017: POWER POST: Cut it out, Mr. President

(image) Mr. President, please cut it out. Tweet to your heart’s content, but stop the wildly inappropriate attacks on the attorney general. An honorable man whom I have known since his days as a U.S. attorney in Alabama, Jeff Sessions has recently become your...



7/27/2017: POWER POST: The twin threats to our democracy
The news is being reported on split screen as if the one big story in Washington is disconnected from the other. But President Trump’s lawless threats against Attorney General Jeff Sessions have a lot in common with the Senate’s reckless approach to...



7/27/2017: POWER POST: The slovenly institution that is Congress
In January 1988, in Ronald Reagan’s final State of the Union address, he noisily dropped on a table next to the lectern in the House chamber three recent continuing resolutions, each more than a thousand pages long. Each was evidence of Congress’s...



7/27/2017: POWER POST: Why aren’t Trump’s antics hurting the economy?
There seems to be no end to tumult in Washington, of which President Trump’s vindictive and ethically clueless attacks on his attorney general are the latest manifestation. High-level instability in the world’s most powerful government spells...



7/27/2017: METRO: For ‘Mom’ to many, ‘a good life’

(image) Once again, Thelma Kouzes had a full house. Over the decades, 174 international students from 34 countries have stayed in her Fairfax home. And on Wednesday she was surrounded by friends, family and two of her former students as her great-grandson...



7/27/2017: METRO: A haven for interracial love turns 50

(image) It was an informal wedding in 1968, months after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down laws banning interracial marriage. There was red punch flowing from a fountain, and a cake. The bride wore a knee-length white sheath dress with lace sleeves, her...



7/27/2017: METRO: Alec Ross: Affordable health care saved son

(image) Maryland gubernatorial candidate Alec Ross (D) is using his son’s recent experience with a potentially life-threatening thyroid condition to lambaste efforts by congressional Republicans to roll back the federal government’s role in health care. In...



7/27/2017: METRO: House staffer charged with home-equity loan fraud
A congressional information technology staffer was arrested Monday evening before a scheduled flight for Lahore, Pakistan, and charged with bank fraud in connection with a $165,000 loan from the Congressional Federal Credit Union, authorities...



7/27/2017: METRO: Man is charged with murder in May crash
A Temple Hills man has been charged with murder in the death of a man who crashed his car into a school bus in May while being pursued by a gunman, police said. A Prince George’s County grand jury on Tuesday indicted Bernard Gibson III, 24, in the...



7/27/2017: METRO: Two men found dead in car idling in Lorton
Two Dumfries men were found dead in a car idling on a residential street in Lorton on Wednesday in a double homicide that may be drugrelated, Fairfax County police said. Gregory Dennis, 19, and Ryan Cross, 20, were discovered suffering from upper-body...



7/27/2017: METRO: Former Hogan aide named chief of staff
Matthew Clark, Republican Gov. Larry Hogan’s former communications director, is returning to Annapolis as Hogan’s chief of staff. Clark replaces Sam Malhotra, who worked for Hogan for more than two years, initially as secretary for the Department of...



7/27/2017: METRO: Jewish jumper barred from Berlin Olympics

(image) Margaret Bergmann Lambert, a German high jumper who was barred from the 1936 Berlin Olympics because she was Jewish, an omission that may have cost Nazi Germany a gold medal but brought her later renown as an athletic heroine, died July 25 at her home...



7/27/2017: METRO: Trump’s ban highlights Republicans’ recent votes
President Trump’s decision to ban transgender individuals from serving in the military highlights recent votes on a related issue by two Republican members of Congress from Virginia whose districts are being targeted by Democrats in 2018. They took...



7/27/2017: METRO: Advocate for abused children and singer’s widow

(image) Barbara Sinatra, a onetime model and Las Vegas showgirl who was the fourth and final wife of singer Frank Sinatra and who founded a center for abused children, died July 25 at her home in Rancho Mirage, Calif. She was 90. The death was confirmed by...



7/27/2017: METRO: Texas poultry baron, prominent political donor

(image) Lonnie “Bo” Pilgrim, a Texas farmhand who built a feed-and-seed store into one of the world’s largest poultry producers while becoming one of his state’s most colorful political donors — at one point handing $10,000 checks to legislators on the floor...



7/27/2017: STYLE: Taking their cues from Trump

(image) In the latest production by Washington’s Synetic Theater, an original morality play titled “The Mark of Cain,” the dastardly central character undergoes a series of physical transformations. Cain — the biblical figure who slew his brother, Abel —...



7/27/2017: STYLE: 7 collections of short stories that are long on excellence
To everything there is a season, and the season for short stories is summer — except for tales of ghosts and demons, which should be reserved for late fall. To help you enjoy your time on a beach or in a hammock, here are seven short-story collections...



7/27/2017: STYLE: An attack by Trump on LGBT community
Out of the blue, with no new data and the same team of generals, President Trump has decided that he wants to reinstate the ban on transgender people in the military, reversing Obama administration regulations allowing all men and women, regardless of...



7/27/2017: STYLE: THE RELIABLE SOURCE
Actor Paul Sparks urges a Senate committee to do more to support diabetes research.



7/27/2017: STYLE: THEATER REVIEW
“To Tell My Story” takes on “Hamlet” from the perspective of a teenager in the Internet age.



7/27/2017: STYLE: CAROLYN HAX
How should you build bonds with a father and family members whom you’ve just met?



7/27/2017: THE RELIABLE SOURCE: Trudeau had his eye on ‘The West Wing’

(image) Justin Trudeau really is Canada’s pop culture PM: He has appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone and mock-challenged actor Matthew Perry to a fight on Twitter — and now we know that he drew some inspiration for his political career from a network TV...



7/27/2017: THE RELIABLE SOURCE: To all the trans folks currently serving in the military thank you for your service. I am sorry your ‘commander in chief’ doesn’t value it.”

(image) — Actress Laverne Cox in a tweet on Wednesday. The “Orange Is the New Black” star, who is transgender, was one of many celebs who took to social media to protest President Trump’s decision to bar transgender people from serving in the military.



7/27/2017: TELEVISION: TV HIGHLIGHTS

(image) Hollywood Game Night (NBC at 8) J.B. Smoove (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”), Michael Bolton and former “Saturday Night Live” star Chris Parnell are among the celebs playing this week. Boy Band (ABC at 8) The contestants perform iconic movie songs. Big...



7/27/2017: TELEVISION: Fed up with daughter’s negativity
Dear Amy: My husband and I married 33 years ago and blended our families — his adolescent son and daughter and my similarly aged daughter. After a difficult custody battle for my husband’s children, we prevailed and our children grew up together. There...



7/27/2017: TELEVISION: HOROSCOPE
BIRTHDAY | JULY 27 This year you open up to new opportunities that result from your strong goals and caring temperament. Others respond to you. If you are single, you will have many potential suitors. Making choices would be easier if you knew what...



7/27/2017: KIDS POST: Who’s to blame for athletes’ salaries? We are.

(image) Summer is the offseason for professional football and basketball. It’s the time when teams are making deals and decisions about players who may help win championships. This summer has been busy. Look at some of the biggest — and most expensive —...



7/27/2017: KIDS POST: LA TIMES CROSSWORD
ACROSS 1 “Dawn of the Dead” (1978) director 7 Street, in Stuttgart 14 *Billboard entry 16 “S’pose so” 17 First of a film series about Damien Thorn 18 Cultural environments 19 Marines NCO 20 *Upright instrument in a bluegrass band 22 Head...



7/27/2017: KIDS POST: As Trump speaks to Scouts, sparks fly

(image) Some parents, former Boy Scouts and others were furious after President Trump scolded his enemies, promoted his political agenda and underlined his insistence on loyalty before an audience of tens of thousands of school-age Scouts in West Virginia on...



7/27/2017: SPORTS: Can’t hold ’em down

(image) Stephen Strasburg won’t make his next start Saturday, and that may be the only one he misses. You want to bet on that? Washington’s kind-of, sort-of, would-be ace is going on the disabled list. So why would the Nationals wait to make a move for a...



7/27/2017: SPORTS: Gruden at ease in his role while his influence grows

(image) richmond — It was Jay Gruden at his disarming best. A few minutes into the first media session of a supposedly tense and precarious season, the Washington Redskins coach/spokesman/ comedian made light of the situation. The inevitable question about...



7/27/2017: SPORTS: As Redskins begin camp, Reed will be kept o≠ field
richmond — As they reported for duty on the eve of their first training camp practice, the Washington Redskins received good news, learning that two of their top draft picks will take the field Thursday after missing the offseason while recovering from...



7/27/2017: SPORTS: NATIONALS 8, BREWERS 5
The Washington Nationals, despite the litany of injuries that has sapped their roster, continue to possess one of the best offenses in the major leagues. Their prolific middle-ofthe-order quartet of Bryce Harper, Ryan Zimmerman, Daniel Murphy and...



7/27/2017: SPORTS: Neymar dazzles at FedEx
Brazilian star scores a stunner as Barcelona wins friendly.



7/27/2017: WASHINGTONPOST.COM/SPORTS: Gruden has been steady presence

(image) As the Washington Redskins prepare to open training camp, beat reporter Mike Jones answered reader questions in his weekly mailbag. Here is a sample: Q: What is your assessment of Coach Jay Gruden after three full seasons? How do players respond to...



7/27/2017: WASHINGTONPOST.COM/SPORTS: Nationals announce all-star information
The Washington Nationals kicked off their 2018 MLB All-Star Game campaign Wednesday afternoon with a news conference to reveal the game’s logo, a moment you have been waiting for basically your entire life. The team also began providing details about...



7/27/2017: WASHINGTONPOST.COM/SPORTS: TENNIS
Sam Querrey used his thundering serve and sharp net game to keep the Washington Kastles within striking distance of a victory before they fell, 20-19, to the New York Empire in a super-tiebreaker — their third straight World Team Tennis home loss at...



7/27/2017: WASHINGTONPOST.COM/SPORTS: Irving situation ‘fluid,’ Cavaliers owner says
Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert spent more than 30 minutes presenting a positive portrait of his franchise. The reality is that the Cavaliers are troubled. In his first public comments since Kyrie Irving asked to be traded, Gilbert would not...



7/27/2017: WASHINGTONPOST.COM/SPORTS: Injured Djokovic will sit out until 2018
Twelve-time Grand Slam winner Novak Djokovic announced Wednesday he is taking the rest of the year off to rest his injured elbow and prepare for his wife’s delivery of their second child. “All the doctors I’ve consulted, and all the specialists I have...



7/27/2017: WASHINGTONPOST.COM/SPORTS: MISC.
Virginia and Vanderbilt will meet in one semifinal of the NIT Preseason Tip-Off on Thanksgiving Day at Barclays Center in New York. Rhode Island and Seton Hall face off in the other semifinal with the winners meeting Friday, Nov. 24. This is the...



7/27/2017: WASHINGTONPOST.COM/SPORTS: SOCCER
Mario Balotelli’s first-half goal was only enough for Nice to draw, 1-1, against Ajax in a Champions League third qualifying round, first-leg game in Nice, France. Balotelli was well placed to score into an empty net in the 32nd minute from Jean...



7/27/2017: WASHINGTONPOST.COM/SPORTS: “It’s inevitable at some point we’ll start looking at growth of franchises.”
ADAM SILVER, NBA commissioner, telling the Players’ Tribune that the league is likely to explore expanding beyond its current 30 teams. (Via Early Lead)



7/27/2017: WASHINGTONPOST.COM/SPORTS: Ledecky falls short in quest for six golds

(image) budapest — Katie Ledecky reached for the wall. Someone else was already there. For the first time ever at the world championships, Ledecky knows what it’s like to lose. Bidding to become only the second female swimmer to win six golds at a single...



7/27/2017: WASHINGTONPOST.COM/SPORTS: Line of duty

(image) Workers prepare for the start of the Citi Open tennis tournament, which runs Saturday to Aug. 6 at Rock Creek Park Tennis Center in the District. This year’s field features world No. 2 Simona Halep on the women’s side and five former Citi Open...



7/27/2017: BASEBALL: First look at logo

(image) D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser and Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred applaud Wednesday after unveiling the logo for the 2018 All-Star Game, which will be July 17 at Nationals Park.



7/27/2017: BASEBALL: One ugly pitch costs Jimenez against Rays
st. petersburg, fla. — Ubaldo Jimenez seemed headed for a better fate than the one he received Wednesday afternoon against the Tampa Bay Rays. He allowed just five base runners over six innings, harnessing his command while working all areas of the...



7/27/2017: BASEBALL: PERSONNEL DEPT.
Astros: All-star LHP Dallas Keuchel is set to rejoin the rotation and start Friday’s game at the Tigers. The 2015 American League Cy Young Award winner has not pitched since June 2 because of a neck injury that sent him to the disabled list for the...



7/27/2017: BASEBALL: “It didn’t feel any different. I didn’t even know it happened, really.”
— Lance Lynn, Cardinals starter, after Major League Baseball, looking to speed up play, experimented with having the timing clock between half-innings set at 1 minute 45 seconds during Tuesday night’s game against the Rockies. It normally is set at...



7/27/2017: BASEBALL: Rays at Yankees, 7:05 p.m., MLB Network
Chris Archer (7-6, 3.77 ERA) takes the mound for Tampa Bay against CC Sabathia (9-3, 3.44) in the opener of a pivotal four-game AL East series.



7/27/2017: BASEBALL: 12
Road starts with nine or more strikeouts by Red Sox LHP Chris Sale this season, the longest streak since 1913.