- The Washington Times - Wednesday, April 30, 2008

TODAY ON WASHINGTONTIMES.COM

Nats Home Plate: Mark Zuckerman’s live chat today starts a little bit earlier than usual — he will begin taking your Nationals questions at 12:30 p.m.

TODAY’S BEST BET ON TELEVISION

The Wizards try to extend their season for another few days as they play Game 5 of their playoff series in Cleveland, down 3-1. 6 p.m., CSN and TNT

NEWSMAKERS

MATT RYAN

Welcome to Atlanta, rook. All you have to do is take over at quarterback for one of the worst teams in the league and make everyone forget Michael Vick.

LARRY BROWN

He’s back. No surprise. Michael Jordan’s Bobcats will be Brown’s ninth NBA assignment — and he will have them in the playoffs next season, of course.

KOSUKE FUKUDOME

Japanese import is hitting over .300 for the first-place Chicago Cubs, who have landed on the cover of this Week’s Sports Illustrated. Jinx, anyone?

SOULJA BOY

Jay-Z didn’t need the headlines, but the publicity the lower-profile rapper received for his role in the Wizards-Cavaliers’ feud at least should fuel some sales in the District.

SIDNEY CROSBY

With Alex Ovechkin and the Caps eliminated, the hockey media can resume fawning over The Kid and his super teammate, Evgeni Malkin.

TWT FIVE UNDRAFTED FREE AGENTS WHO COULD STICK

1. Erin Henderson, Minnesota: Maryland linebacker will find a home with brother E.J. on the Vikings.

2. Anthony Alridge, Denver: Former Houston Cougars workhorse will return kicks while trying to earn time in the backfield.

3. Vince Hall, St. Louis: Former Hokies standout will get a look alongside former Virginia star Chris Long.

4. Drew Radovich, Minnesota: Lineman must have been the only USC player not drafted this weekend.

5. Danny Woodhead, New York Jets: Even though ESPN tried to cram him down our throats, his will be an interesting story to follow.


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