• Washington Nationals starting pitcher Joe Ross delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

    HRs by Difo, Severino help Nationals top Diamondbacks 5-3

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sure, the Washington Nationals would love to lock up home-field advantage in the NL Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. What Dusty Baker is more concerned about is getting ready for the playoffs, and that includes having pitcher Joe Ross ready to go, whether that’s as a starter or reliever.

  • In this photo taken Sept. 25, 2016, Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) throws a pass during the second half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants in East Rutherford, N.J. A year after so much success in the red zone, Kirk Cousins and the Washington Redskins are about as bad as it gets in the NFL from inside the 20 right now. Heading into the Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, game against the visiting Cleveland Browns, the Redskins (1-2) rank 31st out of 32 teams in turning red-zone possessions into touchdowns, going just 3 for 14 so far, a success rate of 21 percent. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

    Code red: Cousins, Skins having big problems in red zone

    ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — A year after so much success in the red zone, Kirk Cousins and the Washington Redskins are about as bad as it gets in the NFL from inside the 20 right now.