- The Washington Times - Monday, August 3, 2009

WEEKEND REWIND: IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

McCutchen, Milledge torment Nationals - When the Nationals matched up with another rebuilding team this weekend, it exposed their lack of under-26 position players. While the Pirates boast Andrew McCutchen (three homers Saturday) and Lastings Milledge (five hits in three games), the Nationals’ only under-26 regular who’s healthy is Ryan Zimmerman. First baseman Chris Marrero could join him and injured catcher Jesus Flores next season, but there are few position players who appear close to joining that group.

Tiger Woods wins Buick Open -After Tiger’s dominant performance at the Buick Open (closing 63-65-62), it’s possible he could be the PGA Tour’s player of the year without winning a major. This was his fourth PGA title this year, and the British Open was the only PGA event he failed to finish in the top 10. That will be little consolation to Tiger unless he wins the PGA Championship because it would be the first year since his 10-major drought from 2002 to 2005 that he failed to win a major.

TWT FIVE: TRAINING CAMP STORYLINES ALREADY OVEREXPOSED

1. Michael Vick - According to various reports Friday, Vick was at a bankruptcy hearing in Virginia and working out for the Patriots and Steelers… all at the same time.

2. Roethlisberger as a “distraction” - Does a civil suit alleging Ben Roethlisberger raped a woman in 2008 affect the Steelers’ ability to practice the two-minute drill or run wind sprints?

3. T.O. in Buffalo - Chances are if you have a reality show you’re already overexposed. And if you play football for the Buffalo Bills, you’re irrelevant.

4. Rookie holdouts - When will first-round picks learn that the longer you hold out for an extra 2 percent, the more likely it is you become a bust and never see a second contract?

5. Twitter - We get it, NFL players like to use Twitter. Is it really that interesting to read what Chris Cooley had for lunch between practices?

HE SAID WHAT?

“It wasn’t a lot of major diet changes. [It was] watching what I drink. I was a big Patron consumer. … That’s what it was.” - LenDale White on how he lost more than 30 pounds this offseason

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