- The Washington Times - Friday, July 13, 2007

TONIGHT’S BEST BET ON TELEVISION

The Nationals return from the break by taking on the Florida Marlins in Miami (7 p.m., MASN2). Jason Bergmann goes up against Dontrelle Willis.

HE SAID WHAT?

“I was afraid to get too close to [Lance] Armstrong. … I always stayed three meters back and never got too close. Maybe there’s no more of that.” — Filippo Pozzato, winner of the Tour de France’s fifth stage

TWT FIVE ” REASONS THE SECOND HALF OF THE BASEBALL SEASON IS BETTER THAN THE FIRST

1. More Joe Buck.

2. Disappointed Yankees fans. We hope.

3. Sept. 3-5: Royals at Rangers

4. Late-season call-ups who we will never see again.

5. It’s closer to football season.

WEEKEND PREVIEW ” THE BEST OF THE WEEKEND IN SPORTS

Cardinals at Phillies

The Phillies are one defeat away from becoming the first sports franchise in history to record 10,000 losses. Radio stations in the city have suggested holding a parade.

WNBA All-Star Game

One thing’s for certain: Eastern Conference coach Bill Laimbeer will not hesitate to put Albert Pujols in at crunch time.

Firestone Indy 200

Last week’s Indy race ended with a scuffle between Tony Kanaan, Sam Hornish Jr. and Sam Hornish Sr. Let’s see if they can get through an event without any old guys falling over.

USG Sheetrock 400

Jeff Gordon has gone four whole races without a victory. That drought will end if he repeats as the winner at Chicagoland.

Dodgers at Giants

Will Barry Bonds’ chase of Hank Aaron end at home against the rival Dodgers?

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