- GOP hopes taking shutdown off the table with budget deal will pay dividends
- Chinese Death Star: The moon cited as the perfect launch pad for ballistic missiles
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Teeing off with a can-do attitude
c. Justin Ray.
And let’s not forget J.R. (Jon Robert) Holden. He’s the 31-year-old guard from Bucknell who found a home playing in Europe - so much so that he’ll play for Russia in the Beijing Olympics. Funny how America’s Becky Hammon has been getting all this grief about suiting up for the Russkies, but no one has uttered a word of protest about Holden.
In other draft developments, Bobcats boss Michael Jordan used the second of his first-rounders to take Alexis Ajinca, a 20-year-old 7-footer from France. And you’re not going to believe this, but “Alexis Ajinca,” translated into English, is “Kwame Brown.”
Then there’s poor Darrell Arthur, the Kansas forward who dropped to 27th because of concerns about his kidneys - and then was traded three times before winding up with Memphis. Arthur bounced around so much that, for a few minutes there, I’m pretty sure he was the property of the Baltimore Bullets.
Dog-bites-man story of the week: 11 Bulgarian weight lifters test positive for steroids, causing the men’s and women’s teams to be withdrawn from the Olympics.
According to the Associated Press, exactly the same number of Greek weightlifters was suspended after flunking steroids test earlier this month.
Let’s see … 11 Bulgarians, 11 Greeks. … All we need is 11 Germans and NFL Europe might be able to make a comeback.
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Dan Daly has been writing about sports for the Washington Times since 1982. He has won numerous national and local awards, appears regularly in NFL Films’ historical features and is the co-author of “The Pro Football Chronicle,” a decade-by-decade history of the game. Follow Dan on Twitter at @dandalyonsports –- or e-mail him at email@example.com.
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