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Football Player-Turned-Actor Alex Karras Dies

Alex Karras played defense for the Detroit Lions in the 1960s. He turned to acting when he retired his cleats, landing a number of character roles in television and film. He was 77.
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Nats Fizzle In First Home Playoff Game In 79 Years

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The Natitude was strong amongst fans at Nationals Park Wednesday afternoon, but unfortunately that did not translate to success on the field, as the Cardinals down the Nats 8-0.


Alex Karras, Former NFL Star And Actor, Dies

A defensive lineman for the Detroit Lions in the '60s, he went on to act in Blazing Saddles and other movies, and to star in TV's Webster. Karras was 77. He suffered kidney failure.

It's Good To Root, Root, Root For The Home Team

In the world of sports — even if you move often — commentator Frank Deford says your loyalty should always be to your hometown team.
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Fans Buck Up After Nationals' Game Two Loss To Cards

Nationals fans were down but not out after the teams' rout by the St. Louis Cardinals Monday night; many are looking forward to Game 3 of the National League Division Series in D.C. Wednesday. 


Speedskating Abuse Report Inaccurate And Incomplete?

The report included an email praising the embattled U.S. coach, but attributed the email to the wrong speedskater. The investigator apologized for the faulty attribution, but said it did not affect the report's conclusions.

Baseball Autographs Get A Digital Upgrade

Traditional baseball autographs are getting an upgrade thanks to a new startup. For around $50, fans can get an autographed digital picture, a handwritten note and a personalized audio message from major leaguers. The company has signed up about 130 players so far.