- The Washington Times - Saturday, October 4, 2008


Ralph Friedgen and the Terrapins look to move to 2-0 in the ACC and keep the host Cavaliers in a tailspin. 7 p.m., ESPNU


Redskins beat writer Ryan O’Halloran and Channel 4’s Lindsay Czarniak faced off on several topics, and it wasn’t all sports.

This past week, we saw the passing of one of Hollywood’s biggest legends, Paul Newman a big sports fan as well. Who, currently, do you think could go down as the Paul Newman of this era and why?

Lindsay: Hands down, George Clooney. He’s a guy’s guy and there isn’t a girl out there that wouldn’t want to go home with him. I also think partially because of the kind of movie roles he chooses and how his buddy, Brad Pitt, actually kind of resembles one of Newman’s best friends, Robert Redford.

Ryan: If Newman is considered one of the best of his generation, the best of this generation is Leonardo DiCaprio and, really, it’s not even close. He also probably ranks high in Lindsay’s category of Guy Who Girls Would Want To Go Home With. Not even 34 years old yet, just check out his last six years of work: “Blood Diamond,” “The Departed,” “The Aviator,” “Catch Me If You Can” and “Gangs Of New York.” As for Newman, “Slap Shot” will always be a sports movie classic with too many great one-liners to list.


Former Nebraska and Rams running back Lawrence Phillips was sentenced on Friday to 10 years in prison for hitting three people with his car. He joins several other former athletes who are behind bars:

1. Michael Vick — Former Falcons and Hokies star QB is more than halfway through 23-month sentence on federal dogfighting charges.

2. Ugueth Urbina — Onetime Expos reliever received 14-year sentence last year in Venezuela after being convicted of trying to kill five workers on his family’s ranch.

3. Darryl Henley — Former Los Angeles Rams cornerback was convicted in a drug-trafficking case in 1995, then got 41 years for plotting to kill a federal judge and prosecution witness in the case.

4. Mike Danton — Former St. Louis Blues forward was sentenced to 7 1/2 years in 2004 for conspiring to murder his agent.

5. Rae Carruth — Former Panthers wideout conspired to murder his pregnant girlfriend, Cherica Adams, in 1999. Is serving 18 to 24 years.

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