- The Washington Times - Monday, June 18, 2007

Weekend Review ” In Case You Missed It

{bullet} Angel Cabrera wins U.S. Open: Cabrera (right) held off Tiger Woods and Jim Furyk during the final round, winning his first major. Woods missed a birdie putt on the 18th hole that would have forced an 18-hole playoff between him and Cabrera today. Meanwhile, Aaron Baddeley might have set the record for fastest choke, giving up a two-stroke lead on the first hole after a triple bogey and finishing with an 80.

{bullet} Redskins open minicamp: Defensive backs Shawn Springs and LaRon Landry missed the camp, Springs because of his infant son’s illness and Landry because of a groin injury sustained from a paintball outing. “I didn’t know paintball was that dangerous,” linebacker Marcus Washington said. “I hope it wasn’t friendly fire.” Don’t worry: The Redskins haven’t hit anyone since 2005.

{bullet} Nationals drop two of three in Toronto: Nothing says interleague baseball quite like that Washington-Toronto blood feud. Ryan Zimmerman homered twice in the series, raising his season total to 12.

{bullet} Cubs-Padres brawl in Chicago: Chris Young drilled Derrek Lee on Saturday, setting off a fight that included Young and Lee swinging at each other and Carlos Zambrano taking off his belt. Biggest surprise: Nobody tried to punch Michael Barrett. Overshadowed by the brawl was Zambrano taking a no-hitter into the eighth but losing on a Russell Branyan homer in the ninth.

TODAY’S BEST BET ON TELEVISION

Curt Schilling and the Red Sox travel to Atlanta in an interleague matchup of two potential playoff teams. 7 p.m., ESPN

HE SAID WHAT?

“It’s hard. Nobody likes to be booed. Every time I walk to the mound I’m getting booed.” — Orioles manager Sam Perlozzo

TWT FIVE ” BEST BASEBALL BRAWLS

1. Dodgers vs. Giants, Aug. 22, 1965: While at the plate, Juan Marichal nailed Giants catcher John Roseboro with his bat, leading to a 14-minute brawl.

2. Orioles vs. Yankees, May 19, 1998: Armando Benitez plunked Tino Martinez, and reliever Graeme Lloyd ran from the bullpen to start the melee. Highlights included Darryl Strawberry sucker-punching Benitez.

3. White Sox vs. Tigers, April 22, 2000: Eleven players were ejected, and 16 players, coaches and managers were suspended after two brawls broke out.

4. Braves vs. Padres, Aug. 12, 1984: Joe Torre on Padres manager Dick Williams: “It was Hitler-like action.”

5. Red Sox vs. Yankees, Oct. 11, 2003: Any fight that involves Pedro Martinez throwing Yankees coach Don Zimmer (he wasn’t hurt) to the ground equals hilarity.

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