- The Washington Times - Wednesday, July 8, 2009


“He has every right to be jealous. Just two fights in, I’m the heavyweight champ.” - UFC champion Brock Lesnar, responding to trash talk of challenger Frank Mir before their Saturday rematch at UFC 100


Roger Federer

The greatest ever? Wimbledon champ will get fewer and fewer arguments, especially if Rafael Nadal remains sidelined or slowed.

Roy Halladay

One of baseball’s best pitchers, who will be a free agent after next season, suddenly is available to the highest bidder.

Lance Armstrong

The only guy who could make the Tour de France interesting again does just that, quickly moving into contention.

Steve McNair

Sadly, despite protests, he’ll be remembered for the way his life ended as much as for how he played quarterback.

Tony Stewart

In his first season as an owner/driver, “Smoke” solidified his lead in the NASCAR points race with his second win.


1. Justin Morneau, Minnesota Twins - Twenty-two homers were enough to eclipse Josh Hamilton’s record first round at Yankee Stadium.

2. Vladimir Guerrero, Los Angeles Angels - The right fielder hit 17 home runs at San Francisco’s AT&T Park to win the 2007 title.

3. Ryan Howard, Philadelphia Phillies - Defeating David Wright 5-4 in the final round, the first baseman was crowned 2006 champion at Pittsburgh’s PNC Park.

4. Bobby Abreu, Philadelphia Phillies - The outfielder hit an impressive 41 home runs to earn the 2005 title at Detroit’s Comerica Park.

5. Miguel Tejada, Baltimore Orioles - The shortstop won the 2004 Derby at Houston’s Minute Maid Park with 27 homers.

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