- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 7, 2008

TODAY ON WASHINGTONTIMES.COM

Nats Home Plate: Beat writer Mark Zuckerman holds his weekly chat about the Washington Nationals, who won six of their last seven games before last night.

HE SAID WHAT?

I don’t think any surgery is minor, but this was something fairly minor. — Redskins coach Jim Zorn on Antwaan Randle El’s knee surgery

NEWSMAKERS



Buzz Bissinger

As soon as his explosive tirade against blogs went off the air last week, he started backpedaling and apologizing to anyone who would listen.

Chris Paul

He wasn’t the MVP, but the point guard has continued to prove he’s one of the league’s best players by staking the Hornets to a 2-0 lead over the Spurs.

Dallas Cowboys

They’re scheduled to be the focus of this year’s Hard Knocks series on HBO, which qualifies as must-see-TV — even for Redskins fans.

Marvin Harrison

In a disturbing week for sports news, learning that police questioned the quiet Colts receiver in a murder was perhaps most perplexing.

Eight Belles

The filly’s death at the Kentucky Derby overshadowed an overpowering win by Big Brown while shining a light on horse racing’s problems … again.

TWT FIVE SUSPECT NBA MVPS

In light of Kobe Bryant’s win over Chris Paul, a look at award winners who should get a second look:

1. Karl Malone, 1997: The Jazz forward got the lifetime achievement award. MJ got the title.

2. Hakeem Olajuwon, 1994: MJ was playing baseball, and the Admiral was better.

3. Magic Johnson, 1990: Barkley had the better season — and more first-place votes.

4. Julius Erving, 1981: Another lifetime achievement award.

5. Magic Johnson, 1987: Not to pile on Magic here, but Jordan scored 37.1 a game.

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