- The Washington Times - Wednesday, January 7, 2009


Stephen Curry (29.2 points a game) and Davidson head to Durham, N.C., to face No. 2 Duke. 7 p.m., ESPN

Newsmakers “ Who’s Making Headlines This Week

Tim Tebow

Some have him as the Second Coming; others have him as the second-best quarterback in the title game. So he still has plenty to prove Thursday.

Carmelo Anthony

His fractured shooting hand, which will keep him out three weeks, comes at a bad time for the first-place Nuggets.

Sidney Crosby

The Penguins center topped the NHL All-Star ballot with a record 1,713,021 votes. And he almost has as many points as Alex Ovechkin.

Charles Barkley

The police report from his recent DUI arrest will make it a little more difficult to take any talk of a political career seriously.

Stephon Marbury

He could suit up soon for the defending champion Celtics if he and the Knicks work out a departure deal.


1. Bruce Smith - The former Bills, Redskins and Hokies defensive end is the biggest lock on the list of finalists.

2. Rod Woodson - The speedy defensive back played both corner and safety and returned 12 interceptions for touchdowns, an NFL record.

3. Cris Carter - Not only did he catch touchdowns (130 to be exact) but he also was durable, lasting 16 seasons.

4. Shannon Sharpe - Eight-time Pro Bowl selection would be the eighth tight end to get elected.

5. Paul Tagliabue - The former commish has to get in at some point.

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