- The Washington Times - Thursday, July 30, 2009

THURSDAY’S BEST BET ON TELEVISION

Enjoy some day baseball as the red-hot Nationals close their series in Milwaukee. 2:05 p.m., MASN2

LOCAL POWER RANKINGS ” Who’s Generating Buzz in the D.C. Area?

MICHAEL VICK

The Redskins and half the NFL have already said, ‘No, thanks’ to bringing in the reinstated quarterback. Smart move.

BRIAN ORAKPO

Because he participated in the maximum amount of offseason activities, the Redskins’ linebacker isn’t falling behind by holding out.

JOSH WILLINGHAM

A guy hits two grand slams in a game and he’s being shipped out? The Nationals should hang on to the outfielder.

FRANK BEAMER

Virginia Tech is the overwhelming favorite to win the ACC again, but the Hokies have to survive Alabama and Nebraska.

ALBERT HAYNESWORTH

The Redskins defensive tackle has spent a lot since signing for $41 million guaranteed. Now he finally gets the chance to earn it.

TWT FIVE ” NFL TRAINING CAMP STORIES

1. Terrell Owens joins the Buffalo Bills: After being released by the Cowboys in March, T.O. signed with his fourth NFL team. Will he mesh with his teammates or will he wreak havoc?

2. The wide receivers in Baltimore: With both Derrick Mason and Drew Bennett announcing their retirements, the Ravens need a wide receiver.

3. The quarterback situation in Minnesota: Brett Favre told Vikings coach Brad Childress that he would not return to football. Now Sage Rosenfels and Tarvaris Jackson are vying for the starting spot.

4. Jeremy Maclin’s rookie-season holdout: The Eagles have yet to sign Maclin, their promising first-round pick from Missouri.

5. Tom Brady returning from injury: The Patriots starter missed most of last season with a torn ACL and MCL. Will he be back in top form?

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