- The Washington Times - Wednesday, July 1, 2009

WEDNESDAY’S BEST BET ON TELEVISION

Have some tennis with your breakfast: Roger Federer vs. Ivo Karlovic in the Wimbledon quarterfinals. 7 a.m., ESPN2

NEWSMAKERS: WHO’S MAKING HEADLINES THIS WEEK

JOEY LOGANO

The Gibbs driver became the youngest (19) to win a Sprint Cup race last weekend in New Hampshire.

MICHAEL CURRY

Of course it was his fault Allen Iverson came in and killed the Pistons’ season. Great work, Joe Dumars.

TIM HOWARD

The United States was oh-so-close to winning its first FIFA tournament — thanks in large part to Howard.

CHRIS PRONGER

Dealt to the Flyers at the draft, the future Hall of Famer also generated interest from the Caps.

ROGER FEDERER

It’s possible we’re all just counting down the days until Federer breaks Pete Sampras’ Grand Slams record.

With the possibility Yao Ming could be done thanks to a foot fracture, here’s a look at other athletes whose careers were derailed by injuries:

1. Bill Walton — The 1977 NBA MVP was never the same after suffering knee injuries.

2. Bo Jackson — Perhaps the most athletically gifted player ever, a debilitating hip injury prevented greatness.

3. Eric Lindros — “The Next One” couldn’t live up to expectations after a bevy of concussions.

4. Mark Prior — He’s a cautionary tale for everyone who thinks Stephen Strasburg is can’t-miss.

5. Terrell Davis — Super Bowl MVP, regular-season MVP, 2,000-yard season, then poof.