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First Down: Who’s making headlines this week?

- The Washington Times - Wednesday, September 16, 2009

NEWSMAKERS: WHO'S MAKING HEADLINES THIS WEEK

JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO

He became the only man not named Rafael Nadal to beat Roger Federer in the final of a Grand Slam.

SERENA WILLIAMS

John McEnroe's idea to force her to play the WTA's fall events is brilliant and better than a measly fine.

KIM CLIJSTERS

Sadly overshadowed by Serena was the Belgian mother's amazing comeback to win the U.S. Open.

TOM BRADY

The legend grows yet again. The Magnificent Brady made an 11-point deficit disappear in two minutes.

MATT BARKLEY

His drive to beat Ohio State on the road could be the first of many great moments in the career of the Southern Cal QB.

TWT FIVE WEEKEND CHOKE JOBS

1. Buffalo Bills -- Terrell Owens looked pretty smug on the sideline... until Leodis McKelvin fumbled the kick return and the Bills lost.

2. Roger Federer -- That loud choking sound you heard at the U.S. Open was coming from the guy with all the Grand Slam titles.

3. Cincinnati Bengals -- Marvin Lewis, have you heard of a prevent defense? It's supposed to prevent ridiculous plays like the Broncos' winner.

4. Brandt Snedeker -- No one will remember who won the BMW Championship, but they'll always remember your 7 on No. 18, which cost you a spot at the Tour Championship.

5. Oklahoma State -- Case Keenum and Houston can play, but you can't be ranked in the top five and lose on your home field in the second week of the season.

WEDNESDAY'S BEST BET ON TELEVISION

Who has time for television? NHL 10, arguably the best sports game released this year, came out Tuesday. Although Chicago's Patrick Kane is on the cover, no cab drivers are involved.