- The Washington Times - Friday, September 5, 2008

FRIDAY’S BEST BET ON TELEVISION

Olympic gold medalist Elena Dementieva takes on Jelena Jankovic, and Serena Williams battles Darina Safina for a shot in the U.S. Open final. 12:30 p.m. Chs. 9, 13

BEST OF THE WEEKEND IN SPORTS

Jets at Dolphins

Brett Favre makes his regular-season debut wearing a different shade of green. And he gets a nice welcoming gift in the form of a lowly Miami squad.

West Virginia at East Carolina

On paper, this should be an easy win for the Mountaineers. But ECU, coached by Skip Holtz, is coming off a big upset win over Virginia Tech.

Phillies at Mets

Philadelphia has allowed New York to take control of the National League East, but it could be a whole different story by the end of the weekend. Sunday night’s matchup between Cole Hamels and Johan Santana may be the best pitching duel of the year.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Rock & Roll 400

It’s the last race before the Chase, with several drivers hanging right around the bubble. But the biggest question surrounding this race is whether Tropical Storm Hanna washes out the weekend.

TWT FIVE POSSIBLE JOBS FOR DAUNTE CULPEPPER

1. Player agent - He has done such a phenomenal job representing himself. Surely other players would flock to take advantage of his services.

2. Professional shuffleboard player - Retirement is tough. But if he goes back to his home state of Florida, he will find plenty of the world’s best players to compete with.

3. Mixed martial arts heavyweight - If Brock Lesnar could try out for the Vikings, Culpepper could give it a go in the UFC.

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