Sports Daily: All of a sudden, it’s pretty good being a Washington sports fan

If MLB’s so-called problems are embodied by Max Scherzer, things will be just fine; AL tops NL for sixth straight year in All-Star Game after impromptu home run derby
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – JULY 17: Fans cheer in the third inning during the 2018 All-Star Game at Nationals Park on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. (Photo by Katherine Frey/The Washington Post)
All of a sudden, it’s pretty good being a Washington sports fan
“D.C. sports are so hot right now,” and at Tuesday’s MLB All-Star Game, fans celebrated this new era.
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Perspective
If MLB’s so-called problems are embodied by Max Scherzer, things will be just fine
Baseball has been criticized for generations — and now the gripes are about the three ‘true outcomes’ — but somehow the sport always prevails.
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AL tops NL for sixth straight year in All-Star Game after impromptu home run derby
Aaron Judge got things started with a homer off Max Scherzer that left the Nats ace saying, in an in-game interview, “I learned my lesson.” The Yankee’s star’s blast was the first of eight solo homers and 10 total dingers.
By Washington Post Staff • Read more »
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Kawhi Leonard has finally been traded, as Raptors send DeMar DeRozan to Spurs
Danny Green also heads to Toronto, while Jakob Poeltl and a pick go to San Antonio. The deal ends the offseason drama between Leonard and his old team.
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Ugly tweets from Brewers’ Josh Hader surface during MLB All-Star Game
After surrendering a three-run homer in the eighth inning, Milwaukee pitcher apologizes, adds there is ‘no excuse for what was said.’
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Mystics’ Elena Delle Donne, Kristi Toliver earn WNBA all-star nods
Delle Donne will serve as one of the game’s two captains, allowing for the possibility that she picks her teammate to play with her.
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Wilson Ramos returns to Nats Park as a visiting all-star but receives a hometown welcome
Ramos returned to Nationals Park this week as an American League all-star. Could he return in a trade?
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