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- The Washington Times - Friday, July 27, 2007

TODAY ON WASHINGTONTIMES.COM

REDSKINS 360: Ryan O'Halloran projects the final roster

D1SCOURSE: Patrick Stevens reflects on Wake Forest's Skip Prosser, who died yesterday

HE SAID WHAT?

"It was time someone should step up and support him." — Michael Vick supporter Nick Fontecchio, who drove to Richmond from Boston with two friends wearing No. 7 jerseys

TWT FIVE THOUGHT-PROVOKING QUESTIONS HEADING INTO REDSKINS TRAINING CAMP

1. Who will the team miss more: Kenny Wright, Adam Archuleta or David Patten?

2. Will the team get more for its money from Brandon Lloyd and Antwaan Randle El?

3. So why exactly will this year's defensive line be better than last year's defensive line?

4. Did someone forget to tell LaRon Landry that practice is in Ashburn, not Louisiana?

5. If it's not built by Home Depot, just who exactly erected training camp this year?

WEEKEND PREVIEW THE BEST OF THE WEEKEND IN SPORTS

BARRY BONDS

Our home run anti-hero and the San Francisco Giants are playing host to the Florida Marlins this weekend. He'll be swinging early and often, trying to get that record before the Giants" six-game road trip. ... and then the Nationals come to town.

ALLSTATE 400

Also known, in NASCAR circles, as "The Brickyard." Could soon be known as another Jeff Gordon win, because the circuit's hottest driver has a NASCAR-best four wins at the track.

HALL OF FAME INDUCTIONS

Tune in to ESPN Classic at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday to see Cal Ripken and Tony Gwynn enter the heralded halls of Cooperstown. Oh, and broadcaster Denny Matthews and writer Rick Hummel too.

TOUR DE FRANCE

This tour disgrace finishes this weekend — finally. Will there be any racers left to finish Stage 20 on Sunday morning? Will any syringe slingers crowd the route at the Champs-Elysees?

SUNDAY NIGHT BASEBALL

In what could be a preview of the ALCS, two of the best clubs (and division leaders) face off on ESPN as the Angels play host to the Detroit Tigers.