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HE SAID WHAT?

“There is no dancing, except for celebrating big plays.” — “Dancing With the Stars” champion Jason Taylor after his introduction as the newest Redskins player

TODAY’S BEST BET ON TELEVISION

Stay up late with the Nationals as they take on the Los Angeles Dodgers out west. 10:30 p.m. MASN2

THE BEST OF THE WEEKEND IN SPORTS

Red Sox-Yankees

New Yorkers booed Boston closer Jonathan Papelbon during the All-Star Game, adding fuel to an already intense rivalry.

Tour de France

The cycling event finishes Sunday with the sprint down the Champs-Elysees. How long before the winner is stripped of his title for doping?

NASCAR Sprint Cup

Tony Stewart has won two of the last three races at the Brickyard in Indianapolis. And he could use a good result to stay among the pack of drivers vying for a spot in the season-ending chase.

Hall of Fame induction ceremonies

They don’t make closers like Goose Gossage anymore. And no one can pull off the Fu Manchu quite as well, either.

TWT FIVE: BEST HALL OF FAME RELIEVERS

1. Dennis Eckersley — He leads all Hall of Famers with 390 saves, a remarkable feat considering he spent 12 years a as a starter before becoming a closer. From 1988 to 1992, he averaged 44 saves a season and an ERA of 2.44.

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