• Karlovic hits 26 aces to beat Sock in Washington quarters

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Trailing in a tiebreaker against top-seeded John Isner, Steve Johnson managed to put a 146 mph serve into play and then decided to try something even more audacious: lob his 6-foot-10 opponent.

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  • This photo combo shows signage for health insurers Humana Inc., Aetna Inc., Cigna Corp., and Anthem Inc. On Thursday, July 21, 2016, federal regulators said they are suing to stop two major health insurance mergers because they say the deals will increase health care costs for Americans and lower the quality of care they get. The Department of Justice said that the combinations of Aetna and Humana and Anthem and Cigna would hurt competition that restrains the price of coverage and reduce benefits, among other drawbacks. (AP Photo)

    Feds say health mergers would increase costs, threaten care

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — The U.S. government is suing to stop two major health insurance mergers, a move regulators say is needed to protect Americans from potential cost hikes and lower quality care.

  • White House press secretary Josh Earnest, who is a big Kansas City Royals baseball team fan, watches as Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost holds up a jersey during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Thursday, July 21, 2016. Royals team members Salvador Perez, left, and Eric Hosmer, second from left, watch. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    Obama honors Royals at White House after 3 decades gap

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Kansas City Royals are going to have to work on their nicknames as far as President Barack Obama is concerned. Everything else was looking pretty good though as he honored the 2015 World Series champions at the White House on Thursday, describing them as one of the “grittiest, most complete teams we’ve seen in a long time.”

  • Wozniacki stops match in Washington with injured left arm

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki stopped playing her second-round match at the Citi Open against Sam Stosur because of an injured left arm.

  • Ryan Harrison beats 10th-seeded Viktor Troicki in Washington

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Back when Ryan Harrison participated in the 2011 edition of the hard-court ATP tournament in the nation’s capital, he was still a teen, still considered the next big thing in American men’s tennis, and still talking about wanting to be, in his words at the time, a “multiple Grand Slam champion.”

  • Washington Nationals starting pitcher Reynaldo Lopez throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Tuesday, July 19, 2016, in Washington. This is Lopez's Major League debut. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

    Dodgers’ lineup dooms debuting Lopez, Nationals fall 8-4

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After facing his first batter in the majors, promising pitcher Reynaldo Lopez was bound to get better.

  • Nationals recall Lopez to make MLB debut, place Solis on DL

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals recalled pitcher Reynaldo Lopez to make his major league debut Tuesday night against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

  • At least 6 states adopt fantasy sports laws; 21 others don’t

    BOSTON (AP) — The daily fantasy sports industry notched some wins but failed to capture a majority of states after an all-out push this year to preserve its legality amid concerns the online games amount to illegal sports betting operations.

  • Washington Nationals' Max Scherzer delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Sunday, July 17, 2016, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

    Marte’s homer in 18th inning lifts Pirates over Nationals

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Starling Marte hit a solo home run in the 18th inning and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Washington Nationals 2-1 Sunday in a marathon game that lasted almost six hours.

  • Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Gerrit Cole delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Saturday, July 16, 2016, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

    Cole roughed up in return, Pirates lose 6-0 to Nationals

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Gerrit Cole returned from the disabled list Saturday night after breezing through a pair of minor league rehab starts.