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- Soldier who hid, bragged about not saluting flag to be punished — in secret
- ‘Maverick’ of the seas: ‘Top Gun’ school for U.S. ship officers to launch
- Putin declares Sochi Paralympics open amid Ukrainian protest
- ‘In Jesus name, we pray’ sparks ire at Ohio council meeting
- Navy’s first laser weapon ready for prime time; drone killer to deploy this summer
- Billionaire backer: Rick Santorum ‘needs to be heard’ in 2016
- Obamacare fallout: 49 percent pessimistic; 45 percent ‘scared’
- DHS accused of holding U.S. citizen at airport, using emails to pry into her sex life
- Seattle socialist: Minimum-wage discussion skewed by ‘right-wing’ GAO analysis
HE SAID WHAT?
BEST OF THE WEEKEND IN SPORTS
League Championship Series baseball
Of the 19 ESPN employees that made preseason playoff predictions, only one - Tim Kurkjian - picked the Dodgers, Phillies and Red Sox to even make the postseason. No one thought the Rays would be here.
Chase for the Cup
Tony Stewart moved up four slots after his win at Talladega, but it’s Jimmie Johnson in the lead heading into Saturday night’s race in Charlotte, N.C. Look out for Kasey Kahne, though, as he has won three out of the last five races there.
NFL Week 4
The Redskins look to go 5-1 with a win against the hapless Rams, the Eagles head out to San Francisco, and Dallas takes on Arizona. Meanwhile, the Patriots battle the Chargers on the road, and the Texans look for their first win against the Dolphins.
Red River Shootout
The annual game between Oklahoma and Texas always has huge implications, and this year is no exception. Both teams are undefeated, and for Texas, it would be a huge win heading into a game against fellow Big 12 powerhouse Missouri next week.
TWT FIVE » AWKWARD MOMENTS INVOLVING SPORTS AND POLITICIANS
1. In an attempt to throw out the first pitch at last year’s Reds home opener, Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory flings the ball about 10 feet to his left.
2. Former presidential candidate and Sen. John Kerry, Massachusetts Democrat, says his favorite player was Eddie Yost, who never played in Boston. UPDATE: The source for this item was a 2004 column by Peter Gammons of ESPN, who claimed to have heard Kerry make the statement on a radio show with host Eddie Andelman. In an email today, Kerry spokeswoman Whitney Smith said Kerry never said Yost was his favorite baseball player and called Gammons’ report “just wrong.” A transcript or recording of the interview was not available.
3. At the end of the Beijing Olympics, London Mayor Boris Johnson fails to button his jacket and stands with his hands in his pockets during a “handing off” ceremony. One Chinese blogger said Johnson looked “rude and arrogant.”
About the Author
Tim Lemke has been the sports business reporter for The Washington Times since 2005, writing on a wide variety of issues ranging from the construction of the Washington Nationals new ballpark to steroid hearings on Capitol Hill. He writes a weekly column titled “SportsBiz” and maintains a blog with the same name. Highlights of his career include playing some very ...
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