- The Washington Times - Sunday, July 20, 2008

SUNDAY’S BEST BET ON TELEVISION - Greg Norman, 53, leads the British Open by two strokes. Will he give another major away, or can the Shark hang on at Royal Birkdale? 6 a.m., TNT; 8 a.m., Chs. 7, 2


The Redskins cut tight end Tyler Ecker to make room for Fred Davis on the roster. Ecker, a seventh-round pick out of Michigan in 2007, pulled a hamstring during the first week of training camp and never got back on the field.

And yet because he was a draft pick, Ecker got paid to spend all of last season on injured reserve while coming in faithfully every day with his Detroit Tigers cap on backwards. Incredibly, Ecker missed most of this offseason with a groin injury that eventually required surgery.

How the media room wags will cope without the daily sight of Ecker is hard to say.

— David Elfin


Lake Buena Vista, Fla. - The Buccaneers practice at Disney’s Wide World of Sports. Need I say more?

2. Santa Clara, Calif. - The 49ers’ training camp has a distinct advantage over all others - former Maryland great Vernon Davis. And when you’re done watching The Duke catch passes, you can head over to the Great America amusement park for some roller coasters.

3. Berea, Ohio - The Browns‘ training facility is always loaded with passionate fans, and it’s less than 30 miles away from Cleveland. The Browns also host a family night at the Browns’ stadium, which includes an intrasquad scrimmage.

4. Green Bay, Wis. - There are plenty of autographs available at Packers camp, and it usually doesn’t get scorching hot. For Packers fans, there is nowhere better to be than across the street from Lambeau Field. Unless Brett Favre is in Minnesota or Michigan.

5. Pittsford, N.Y. - The Bills hold training camp at a small Catholic college in a suburb of Rochester, N.Y. The scenery is great, it’s fan friendly - the bleachers are close to the field.

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