• 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.

  • File - In this Aug. 5, 1936 file photo, American athlete Jesse Owens practices in the Olympic Village in Berlin. Shortly after Jesse Owens returned home from his snubbing by Adolph Hitler at the 1936 Olympics, he and America's 17 other black Olympians found a less-than-welcoming reception from their own government, as well. On Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016 relatives of those 1936 African-American Olympians will be welcomed to the White House and will get to shake the President's hand, an honor Owens and the others didn’t receive after they returned home from Berlin 80 years ago. (AP Photo/File)

    1936 Olympians receive overdue recognition at White House

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Shortly after Jesse Owens returned home from his snubbing by Adolf Hitler at the 1936 Olympics, he and America’s 17 other black Olympians found a less-than-welcoming reception from their own government, as well.