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His final chapter should be returning to the Capitals for a Stanley Cup run instead of playing in his native Russia.
The ineffective Nationals starter has finally been released -- yet another indictment of the work of former GM Jim Bowden.
He scored the second goal in Barcelona's Champions League win over Manchester United. Fans should start a Bring Messi to D.C. United Fund.
A reason to check out Tigers-Orioles on Friday night in Baltimore is the major league debut of this can't-miss prospect at catcher.
The Nationals' owner has finished the grand slam: Dominican player scandal, "Natinals" jersey, "Rossevelt" bobblehead and the steroid story.
TWT FIVE Nonplayoff 2008 NFL teams that can bounce back
1. Bears -- They still have some holes, but the offense will get a boost with the addition of Jay Cutler.
2. Saints -- The NFC South is a tough division with Atlanta and Carolina. But if the Saints play defense, they'll contend.
3. Jets -- Only a December meltdown kept the Jets out of the playoffs last year. They'll get a boost from coach Rex Ryan and linebacker Bart Scott.
4. Seahawks -- Matt Hasselbeck is back healthy, and he has a new target (T.J. Houshmandzadeh) who could spearhead a return to the playoffs.
5. Redskins -- They should start fast again. They're better than Dallas but will need to forge splits with the Giants and Eagles.