- The Washington Times - Wednesday, April 22, 2009

NEWSMAKERS: WHO’S MAKING HEADLINES THIS WEEK

SIMEON VARLAMOV

The soon-to-be-21-year-old goalie stopped everything he saw Monday night, and he’ll get plenty more chances to help the Capitals advance.

LEON POWE

With Kevin Garnett already out, the revelation that Powe will miss the rest of the playoffs with a torn ACL might sink the Celtics.

MATTHEW STAFFORD

It looks like the former Georgia quarterback will be the Lions’ choice at No. 1. Good luck with that, Mr. Stafford.

ZACH GREINKE

If you’re a fantasy baseball player, you know how the Royals pitcher is doing: 3-0, 0.00 ERA. Let the premature Cy Young talk begin.

JASON PETERS

After a strange exit from Buffalo, the stud left tackle is ready to step in and make more Pro Bowls with the Eagles.

TWT FIVE: RECENT NATS EMBARRASSMENTS

1. Rain delay mishap - When the Nationals finished up Monday night, there were roughly 70 fans left. That means there were more people getting paid to stay at the park than were paying to watch the game.

2. Natinals - Trotting Adam Dunn and Ryan Zimmerman out there with “Natinals” on the front is the epitome of embarrassing.

3. Swept away - The Nationals became the first team to get swept in a series of three games or more in which it led going into the opponent’s last at-bat every time.

4. Two smallest crowds - In a span of just five days (Friday and Monday), the Nationals set new records for lowest attendance marks.

5. Elijah Dukes - Benching a player for being five minutes late is part of baseball… but for being at a charity event?

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