- The Washington Times - Wednesday, July 2, 2008

HE SAID WHAT? — “My goal is to win a championship. I know I’m a little old and a little sick. But I’ll be around until we make the … championship. I’m a little stubborn like that.” — Eighty-four-year-old Washington Wizards owner Abe Pollin


Williams sisters

Venus and Serena are cruising toward another Wimbledon final exhibition match.

Shawn Chacon

He pushes general manager Ed Wade to the floor and loses his job with the Astros. They would love him in Philadelphia.

Baron Davis

The ultimate test of the NBA free agent class — does he go for green or a legitimate title opportunity?

Alex Rodriguez

Because he won’t hit in the home run derby? No, because he has been linked to Madonna.

Tiger Woods

His surgery will shelve him into next season and apparently keep good golfers away from his tournament.


And we’re not including Gilbert Arenas, who appears ready to stay with the Wizards when he returns home from China.

1. Elton Brand — If he comes back healthy, he’s one of the best bigs in the NBA.

2. Baron Davis — A bit more of a wild card because of recurring injuries, age and attitude.

3. Corey Maggette — Brand’s former Duke teammate is younger and coming off one of his best seasons.

4. Mickael Pietrus — If used correctly, the Frenchman — still only 26 — can contribute more than he has shown (8.6 points).

5. Ricky Davis “Buckets” is always a tricky proposition, depending on just how sane he’s acting. But he has always had the skills.

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