- The Washington Times - Wednesday, February 11, 2009

NEWSMAKERS

ALEX RODRIGUEZ

During his ESPN interview, notice how many times he mentioned personal numbers and Hall of Fame as opposed to winning championships? We know where his priorities are.

DAVID BECKHAM

He came to the United States two years ago hoping to make soccer a mainstream sport in this country. But now he wants to stay in Italy. That’s really classy, Becks.

CHRIS PRONGER

The Anaheim Ducks veteran defenseman reportedly can be had. Although he would cost a lot of money and players, he would look terrific on the Capitals’ blue line.

MATT CASSEL

The Patriots quarterback is staring at a 2009 season in which he wears the headset radio on the sideline and makes $14.65 million. There are worse ways to spend a season.

DANICA PATRICK

She appeared in a Super Bowl commercial (showering) and appears this week in SI’s swimsuit issue. Those 15 minutes of fame are at 14 minutes, 42 seconds.

TWT FIVE » UNASKED QUESTIONS TO A-ROD

1. Where did you get the performance-enhancing drugs since you obviously didn’t get them at the GNC?

2. You told Katie Couric last year you had seen no evidence of clubhouse steroid use. Now you say taking substances was the culture. Which one is it?

3. When Gene Orza told you your name might or might not be on the positive list, why didn’t you ask, “Geno, am I or aren’t I?”

4. How much do you regret leaving Seattle, and do you think this drug use would have happened had you stayed with the Mariners?

5. How much do you hate Derek Jeter?

WEDNESDAY’S BEST BET ON TELEVISION

North Carolina visits Duke as Tyler Hansbrough tries to go 4-0 at Cameron Indoor Stadium. 9 p.m., Chs. 20, 54

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