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D1SCOURSE: Patrick Stevens and Corey Masisak report from the Maryland and Navy football scrimmages.

CHATTER: Mark Zuckerman analyzes the Nationals’ deal for Wily Mo Pena.

HE SAID WHAT?

“My body is spent and I need a break.”

Tiger Woods on his Web site, announcing he’ll skip the first round of the PGA Tour’s new playoff system

TWT FIVE >> WORST PLAYOFF SYSTEMS

1. NCAA Division I-A Football Because there still isn’t a real playoff system.

2. PGA Tour The new FedEx Cup is DOA because the sport’s king doesn’t care enough to show up for the first round.

3. Class A Minor League Baseball The first-half champion playing the second-half champion reeks of preschool.

4. NASCAR The old system wasn’t broke, and they keep tweaking the new one. But the bottom line is the race cars won’t steal eyes or attention from the NFL.

5. MLS Welcome to the world of “Goals Against,” where wins and losses don’t matter.

WEEKEND PREVIEW: THE BEST OF THE WEEKEND IN SPORTS

Mystics at Connecticut Sun

Will a win tomorrow in the last regular season game for the Mystics be a precursor to an unexpected run through the WNBA playoffs?

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