- 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
- Help wanted: Homeland Security plagued by vacancies at the top
- We are not amused: Queen’s protection officers warned to keep ‘sticky fingers’ off the royal cashews
- Unleash the crossbows: Gov. Scott Walker creates new hunting season
- Bubonic plague kills 20 in Madagascar
- G-20 diplomats fell for hacker attack promising nude photos of former French first lady Carla Bruni
- Minnesota guardsman charged with stealing private soldier data for fake IDs
- Florida appeals court rules universities can’t regulate guns
- Vladimir Putin defends Russian conservative values
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
- First Down: Best weekend bets
- SportsBiz: What the next decade holds
- Shifting sands for NCAA
- Monumental sports year will connect fans on a global scale
- SportsBiz: Selling a new career
Latest Blog Entries
By Mangosuthu Buthelezi
- NAPOLITANO: A conspiracy so vast
- Obama's Afghanistan experts stumped on U.S. death toll, war costs during hearing
- House pushes through two-year Ryan-Murray budget deal
- Comma on!: Twitter erupts over Obama-Castro 'marriage'
- Obama takes 'selfie' at Mandela's funeral service
- Biden guarantees victory on immigration reform
- Chinese man fed up with his girlfriend's shopping jumps to his death
- Rand Paul: Budget deal 'shameful,' 'huge mistake'
- N. Korean news agency: Kim Jong Un's uncle executed
- U.S. debt jumps a record $328 billion tops $17 trillion for first time
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Born in 1930 in rural Missouri, Charles Vandegriffe, Sr., brings his time and place to the Communities.
Columns from Voices around the World talking about the events, people, politics and social issues that concern us wherever, and whoever, we are.
Chef Mary Moran discusses the food we eat, where it comes from and what it does for us.
An informed and often humorous take on the world of advertising, public relations and social media. 100% Pure. Not from concentrate.
Extraordinary day at Redskins Park
White House pets gone wild!
Let it snow