- The Washington Times - Wednesday, July 16, 2008


NCAA Football 09

Just like Thanksgiving before Christmas, this game should start flying off the shelves Wednesday … just in time for Madden next month.

Brett Favre

How did we get to the point where the three-time MVP is talking about showing up to Green Bay Packers camp … and it’s treated as a threat?

Peyton Manning

The NFL’s other Iron Man had knee surgery and will miss most if not all of training camp … and a preseason date with the Redskins.

Elton Brand

The NBA’s biggest free agent domino had an ugly exit from the Clippers, but at least he didn’t leave an e-mail trail this time.

Josh Hamilton

The people’s champion of the Home Run Derby, Hamilton crushed 28 homers in the first round to add to his legend.


1. Josh Hamilton, 2008. He didn’t win, but the Rangers outfielder put on an unforgettable show.

2. Mark McGwire, 1999. He didn’t win either, but Big Mac made tiny Fenway Park look even smaller with 13 first-round homers.

3. Sammy Sosa, 2000. One year after an embarrassing effort in the event, Slammy smashed 26 homers in three rounds.

4. Bobby Abreu, 2005. He hit 41 homers in pitcher-friendly Comerica Park, and he has never been the same since.

5. Barry Bonds, 1996. Bonds’ only victory in the event was over McGwire - and came before Bonds hit his second growth spurt.


“With all due respect, the Open is bigger than any of us, even Tiger Woods.” - Sergio Garcia, already growing tired of the “Open without Tiger Woods” questions

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