- The Washington Times - Wednesday, July 29, 2009

HE SAID WHAT?

“My new teammate LeBron James told me to tell y’all hello.” - Shaquille O’Neal, who hosted “WWE Raw” at Verizon Center on Monday

NEWSMAKERS ” WHO’S MAKING HEADLINES THIS WEEK?

BRETT FAVRE

His latest announcement to the Vikings should keep the quarterback out of the headlines for at least a week and a half.

MICHAEL VICK

He’s available if the Vikings really feel they need another quarterback. Vick comes cheaper but with more baggage.

ALBERTO CONTADOR

Sure, he won the Tour, but he couldn’t keep Lance Armstrong’s name out of his mouth, which already makes next year’s race more interesting.

ROY HALLADAY

He’s the prize of this week’s baseball trade derby (the deadline is Thursday). Will the Phillies - or anyone else - pay Toronto’s steep price?

MICHAEL PHELPS

Gets bored with winning all the time, tries losing a race. Evidently this inspired the winner, who broke Phelps’ 200-meter freestyle record.

TWT FIVE ” FANTASY FOOTBALL ROOKIES TO WATCH

With NFL camps starting this week, here are some fresh faces to keep an eye on as you’re forming your draft board:

1. Knowshon Moreno, Broncos - He should be Denver’s starter from Game 1 at running back, and he’ll be the first rookie drafted in your league.

2. Beanie Wells, Cardinals - Running back will have to fight Tim Hightower for playing time, but he should earn it.

3. Michael Crabtree, 49ers - Wide receiver fills a need for San Francisco.

4. Jeremy Maclin, Eagles - Andy Reid and Donovan McNabb should find a way to use the wideout early on.

5. Hakeem Nicks, Giants - Wide receiver will get the opportunity to play right away.

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