- The Washington Times - Saturday, April 19, 2008

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In The Room: The Flyers and Capitals are in town for a do-or-die Game 5 for the Caps, and Corey Masisak will keep you updated on his blog.

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The two best series of the first round tip off with the Wizards in Cleveland (12:30 p.m., CSN, ESPN) and the Suns in San Antonio (3 p.m., Chs. 7, 2).

ON WASHINGTONTIMES.COM ” EXCERPT FROM D1SCOURSE, OUR COLLEGES BLOG

Patrick Stevens’ look back at the week that was in college basketball:

Good move: Brandon Rush and Darrell Arthur get while the getting is good. Few things help a guy’s draft stock like a national championship. There’s no word yet on whether Mario Chalmers will follow his teammates’ lead, but the Jayhawks had to figure these two guys were good as gone a long time ago. And they’ll both benefit nicely from their decision.

Wise move: Earl Clark returns to Louisville. Saying Louisville will be a top-10 team isn’t quite so outrageous now that Clark is back in the fold. The forward came on late in the season and led the Cardinals in scoring in their three NCAA tournament victories. His presence will alleviate some of the pressure on Louisville’s posse of incoming frontcourt recruits.

Good move: Frank Martin finally signs his Kansas State contract. And in the same week Michael Beasley skips town, too. That’s a heck of a coincidence. There was no reason for the first-time head coach to tempt fate quite this long, but at least he’s finally locked in for four more years in Manhattan.

Bad move: Oklahoma State plays what looks like a zero-sum game. Travis Ford could be a great hire, and Massachusetts did well to keep him away from LSU and Providence. But the Pokes were looking to use T. Boone Pickens’ money to get Bill Self and wound up with a guy who has been to the NIT the last two years — just like Sean Sutton, the guy who was pretty much forced out a few weeks back.

AROUND THE WEB

On Rob O’Connor’s “List of the Day” blog on Yahoo! Music, he listed the 25 worst rappers of all time. And coming in at No. 25: The Chicago Bears, who in 1985 performed “The Super Bowl Shuffle” on the way to winning the big game. It “made this group of on-the-field tough guys look like an ineffective glee club,” O’Connor wrote. “Did they really psych out their opponents with this? So why didn’t they record a follow-up?”

Link: https://music.yahoo.com

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