- The Washington Times - Wednesday, June 11, 2008

TODAY’S BEST BET ON TELEVISION - Cristiano Ronaldo and the Portuguese take on the Czech Republic today in the second group a game for both teams at UEFA Euro 2008. 11:50 a.m., ESPN2

NEWSMAKERS WHO’S MAKING NEWS THIS WEEK

BIG BROWN

A last-place Belmont finish again denied the public a Triple Crown winner. Here’s to thinking today’s horses might not be built to do it.

DONTRELLE WILLIS

The D-Train was struggling so much the Tigers sent him down to Class A. Maybe he should consider the Rick Ankiel route back to the big leagues?

VINNY DEL NEGRO

After nearing deals with Mike D’Antoni and Doug Collins, the Chicago Bulls appear to have settled on the 12-year NBA veteran as their new coach.

JIM MCKAY

At the broadcasting legend’s funeral Tuesday, Bob Costas and Jim Nantz were among those who hailed him as the best sportscaster ever.

RUUD VAN NISTELROOY

The Dutch striker’s controversial goal against Italy has opened debate on the interpretation of the age-old offside rule in soccer.

TWT FIVE - U.S. OPEN WINS LEADERS

Tiger Woods goes for his third U.S. Open title this weekend in San Diego. Here are the all-time leaders:

1. Willie Anderson, four: The Scottish immigrant is the only player to win three straight Opens (1903-05).

1. Bobby Jones, four: He won his last Open in 1930 and retired later that year at the age of 28.

1. Ben Hogan, four: He won his fist Open in 1948 at Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles, later known as “Hogan’s Alley.”

1. Jack Nicklaus, four: The Golden Bear played in a record 44 straight Opens from 1957 to 2000.

5. Hale Irwin, three: In 1990, Irwin became the tournament’s oldest champion at 45 years, 15 days.

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