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FRIDAY’S BEST BET ON TELEVISION
Watch Kobe, LeBron and their U.S. teammates look to enact revenge against Argentina in the Olympic basketball semifinals. 10 a.m. Chs, 4, 11
BEST OF THE WEEKEND IN SPORTS
The events in Beijing wrap up, with finals in basketball, diving, table tennis and the men’s marathon. And it looks like the United States and China will battle to the end in the overall medals race.
PRESEASON NFL FOOTBALL
OK, the games are meaningless. But it also means the regular NFL season is one week closer, and who can’t get excited about that?
NASCAR SPRINT CUP
Two more races until the chase, as drivers head to the half-mile at Bristol. Matt Kenseth, who’s right on the bubble, loves racing under the lights of the short track.
Hunter Mahan shot a super-low 62 in the first round of golf’s first FedEx Cup event. Will he stay hot over the next month and be the man to pull in a cool $10 million?
TWT FIVE: BEST OLYMPIC DECATHLETES
1. Bob Mathias — He became the first man to win consecutive decathalon titles in the games (1948 and 1952). In his spare time, he led Stanford to an appearance in the 1952 Rose Bowl.
2. Daley Thompson — Won golds in 1980 and 1984 for Great Britain. His 8,847 points in the 1984 Summer Games stood as a world record for eight years.
3. Roman Sebrle — The Czech has a chance to become the most-decorated decathlete in history if he wins gold Friday in Beijing. He has a gold medal from Athens and a silver from Sydney.
About the Author
Tim Lemke has been the sports business reporter for The Washington Times since 2005, writing on a wide variety of issues ranging from the construction of the Washington Nationals new ballpark to steroid hearings on Capitol Hill. He writes a weekly column titled “SportsBiz” and maintains a blog with the same name. Highlights of his career include playing some very ...
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