- The Washington Times - Friday, July 10, 2009

HE SAID WHAT?

“Nobody knows how big of a [Michael] Jackson fan Colon was. I’m serious. He might be depressed a little bit.” - White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen on missing pitcher Bartolo Colon

THE BEST OF THE WEEKEND IN SPORTS

Cardinals at Cubs

This is the last chance for the disappointing Cubs to muster momentum heading into the second half. St. Louis leads the wide-open NL Central, and Chris Carpenter (8-3, 2.93 ERA against the Cubs in his career) is slated to start the first of a four-game set.

Scottish Open

Some high-profile players skipped the AT&T; National because they planned to play this event as a British Open tuneup. Twenty-two of the top 50 golfers in the world — headlined by Geoff Ogilvy, Ernie Els and Rory McIlroy — are competing at Loch Lomond.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Lifelock.com 400

With six weeks until the Chase, drivers are scrambling to solidify a spot in the top 12. Points leader Tony Stewart has won twice at Chicagoland Speedway, Jeff Gordon has a victory and a pole and Jimmie Johnson has six top-six finishes in seven races.

TWT FIVE RECENT DELAYED FINISHES

1. Game 5, 2008 World Series — Heavy rain forced the suspension of what proved to be the deciding game in the sixth inning and the score tied at 2-2, the first time a World Series contest had to be delayed to a later date. Two days later, the Phillies won their first title since 1980.

2. Heat vs. Hawks, March 8, 2008 — Officials incorrectly ruled Heat center Shaquille O’Neal had fouled out in a Dec. 19, 2007, contest won by the Hawks, so the teams replayed the finish from when Shaq left the game. But by the time the game resumed, O’Neal had been traded to Phoenix. Miami lost the do-over 114-111.

3.2009 U.S. Open — Rain began Thursday morning and continued to cause problems until the finish. The final pairing of Ricky Barnes and eventual winner Lucas Glover played their last 17 holes Monday.

4.2006 Booz Allen Classic — Rain wrecked the final edition of the Kemper Open. The fourth round wrapped up on a Tuesday for the first time in 26 years, with Ben Curtis prevailing.

5. Astros vs. Nationals, Thursday — Inclement weather created unplayable conditions May 5 at Nationals Park, so the game was suspended in the bottom of the 11th with a runner on first and one out. The contest was completed Thursday in Houston; the Nationals prevailed 11-10 on Miguel Tejada’s throwing error.

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