- The Washington Times - Thursday, August 6, 2009

LOCAL POWER RANKINGS ” Who’s generating buzz in the D.C. area?

JASON CAMPBELL

He’s on the cover of Sports Illustrated, but his quest for a new contract with the Redskins may be hindered by a leaky offensive line.

ELIJAH DUKES

Dukes’ good fortune continued this week with a recall to the Nats. How many chances does this guy get? Too many to count.

FLIP SAUNDERS

The Wizards’ new coach will find out what he has early thanks to two games apiece vs. Miami and Cleveland.

CRISTIANO RONALDO

There will be oppressive heat and traffic, but the chance to see one of the world’s best footballers comes Sunday when Real Madrid faces D.C. United.

ALEX OVECHKIN

The Moscow Dynamo is on Russia’s preliminary Olympic roster. A gold medal would leave only a Stanley Cup missing from his resume.

TWT FIVE ” FACTS ABOUT PLAYERS ENTERING PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME

1. Bob Hayes - Before starting an NFL career that included 71 touchdown catches, he won two gold medals at the 1964 Olympics.

2. Randall McDaniel - He’s Mr. Streak: 202 consecutive starts, 13 straight playoff games for Minnesota, nine straight All-Pro teams and a record 12 consecutive Pro Bowls.

3. Bruce Smith - His 200 career sacks are the most in NFL history, and he was selected to 11 Pro Bowls and posted 10 or more sacks in a record 13 seasons.

4. Derrick Thomas - He had a single-game record seven sacks against Seattle in 1990, but the Chiefs lost the game.

5. Rod Woodson - He earned All-Pro honors at cornerback, kick returner and safety. He’s the all-time leader in interception return yardage (1,483).

THURSDAY’S BEST BET ON TELEVISION

The Nationals and Marlins wrap up their series. 12:35 p.m., MASN2

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