- The Washington Times - Friday, May 23, 2008

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Patrick Stevens offers the latest on the NCAA lacrosse final four, live from Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.

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The Spurs look to bounce back after a tough Game 1 loss to the Lakers in Los Angeles.

TWT FIVE - DRIVERS IN INDIANAPOLIS 500 HISTORY

1. A.J. Foyt: Perhaps the best driver of all time, Foyt was the first to win four times at Indy and still holds records for most starts and most laps led.

2. Al Unser: Raced in 28 straight Indy 500’s and won four times, including in 1987 at age 48. He is the only driver to have a son and brother also win.

3. Rick Mears: One of just two drivers to win the Indy 500 in three decades. Might have won five times at Indy were it not for a photo finish loss to Gordon Johncock in 1982.

4. Bobby Unser: Al Unser’s brother won three times, including a controversial victory in 1981 over Mario Andretti. Bobby Unser was the first driver to top 190 mph at Indy.

5. Louis Meyer: Modern-day race face fans probably don’t know Meyer, but he was one of the best drivers of Indy’s early days, winning the race in 1928, 1933 and 1938. He also started the tradition of drinking milk after an Indianapolis 500 win.

THE BEST OF THE WEEKEND IN SPORTS

Indianapolis 500

Will this be the year the race returns to its place high atop the sports landscape? At the very least, it’s worth tuning in to see perhaps the most experienced field of drivers in more than a decade.

Lakers-Spurs

San Antonio had Game 1 on the road in hand but blew it. The question now is whether Kobe Bryant will let the Spurs back into the series.

Penguins-Red Wings

One of the most anticipated Stanley Cup Finals in years starts off tomorrow in the Motor City. Hard to know who has the edge in this one; the Penguins and Red Wings did not play during the regular season.

NCAA lacrosse final four

This weekend’s national semifinals feature three of the most accomplished and storied college lacrosse programs. But much of the money is on Duke, which just emerged as a national powerhouse in recent years.