- GOP hopes taking shutdown off the table with budget deal will pay dividends
- Chinese Death Star: The moon cited as the perfect launch pad for ballistic missiles
- Help wanted: Homeland Security plagued by vacancies at the top
- We are not amused: Queen’s protection officers warned to keep ‘sticky fingers’ off the royal cashews
- Unleash the crossbows: Gov. Scott Walker creates new hunting season
- Bubonic plague kills 20 in Madagascar
- G-20 diplomats fell for hacker attack promising nude photos of former French first lady Carla Bruni
- Minnesota guardsman charged with stealing private soldier data for fake IDs
- Florida appeals court rules universities can’t regulate guns
- Vladimir Putin defends Russian conservative values
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HE SAID WHAT?
“My body is spent and I need a break.”
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?
3M Performance 400
No Chevrolet has won at Michigan since Jeff Gordon in 2001. We’re not sure whether that means anything. A sleeper for tomorrow: Bill Elliott (seven wins there).
Little League World Series
Mark Waguespack and Canaan Cropper lead Salisbury, Md., today against a team from Chandler, Ariz., in the first game of pool play.
Cardinals at Cubs
The Cardinals are streaking. The Cubs have won two in a row. This midwest baseball rivalry is much more interesting than it would have been last week.
Nadal, Roddick and Djokovic are gone, but world No. 1 Roger Federer remains on track to win his final tune-up event before the U.S. Open.
By Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Memories of a long brotherhood tempered in common struggle
- NAPOLITANO: A conspiracy so vast
- Obama's Afghanistan experts stumped on U.S. death toll, war costs during hearing
- House votes for bargain to end budget drama
- Comma on!: Twitter erupts over Obama-Castro 'marriage'
- Spike in battlefield deaths linked to restrictive rules of engagement
- Jane Fonda Foundation fails to make single contribution in 5 years: report
- Atheists smug as Hindus join Satanists to demand display at Oklahoma Statehouse
- U.S. debt jumps a record $328 billion tops $17 trillion for first time
- Biden guarantees victory on immigration reform
- U.S. pilot scares off Iranians with 'Top Gun'-worthy stunt: 'You really ought to go home'
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