• Scoreboard goes out, crowd silent, but Wiz top Nuggets 92-85

    Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) passes the ball over Denver Nuggets guard Jameer Nelson (1), bottom center, and Denver Nuggets forward Nikola Jokic, of Serbia, bottom right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The scoreboard wasn’t working at the outset, when there were thousands of empty seats and the fans that did show up were quiet as can be, so the arena announcer pierced the silence Thursday night, telling the small gathering by just how much the mediocre Washington Wizards were trailing the Denver Nuggets, basket after basket.

    Updated: 9:06 pm

  • Nationals get CF Eaton from White Sox for 3 young pitchers

    OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — The Washington Nationals did make a deal with the Chicago White Sox during their hometown winter meetings, after all, only it was for center fielder Adam Eaton, not lefty Chris Sale.

  • Agent says Nats’ Strasburg ‘will be fine,’ Harper was hurt

    Sports agent Scott Boras responds to a question from the media during Major League Baseball's winter meetings in Oxon Hill, Md., Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

    OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Stephen Strasburg’s agent, Scott Boras, said the right-hander’s latest throwing arm injury should not create any problems in the future.

  • Nats GM Rizzo dodges question on long-term talks for Harper

    In a Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 file photo, Washington Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper waits to swing during batting practice before Game 5 of baseball's National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Nationals Park, in Washington. Meeting with reporters Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, at baseball's winter meetings, Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo deflected a question about whether he's engaged Harper or agent Scott Boras about an extension for the slugger, who was the 2012 NL Rookie of the Year and 2015 NL MVP.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

    OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — If Bryce Harper’s representatives have had real discussions about a long-term contract with the Washington Nationals, general manager Mike Rizzo is not tipping his hand.