- The Washington Times - Wednesday, June 17, 2009

NEWSMAKERS WHO’S MAKING HEADLINES THIS WEEK

Joe Buck

News flash: If your name isn’t Howard Stern, you probably shouldn’t have Artie Lange on your debut show.

Alex Ovechkin

Sidney Crosby may have won the Stanley Cup, but Ovechkin is living it up in Las Vegas as we speak.

Phil Jackson

For all the criticism he has taken over winning with elite teams, it’s fitting his 10th title came with his least talented.

Sammy Sosa

Reportedly tested positive for steroids in 2003. Will he suddenly forget how to speak English again when asked about it?

Donte Stallworth

Gets 30 days in jail for DUI manslaughter. He could catch more passes in 2009 than days served for killing a man.

TWT FIVE UNJUSTIFIED MLB ALL-STAR VOTING LEADERS

1. Jimmy Rollins, NL SS — With a .217 average, Rollins warrants a benching more than an start in the All-Star Game.

2. Josh Hamilton, AL OF — He put on a show in last year’s Home Run Derby, but he’s injured and his numbers (.240, six HR, 24 RBI) are less than stellar.

3. Yadier Molina, NL C — Not only is he not the best catcher in the National League, but he’s also not the best catcher named Molina in the National League.

4. David Wright, NL 3B — Leads the league in batting average, but his other stats (four HR, 36 RBI, 17 SB) look like a middle, not corner, infielder’s.

5. Kevin Youkilis, AL 1B — Barely holding off Mark Teixeira, who probably deserves to start despite his Yankee Stadium-inflated numbers.

WEDNESDAY’S BEST BET ON TELEVISION

Virginia hopes to avoid elimination against Arkansas in a loser-goes-home College World Series game. 7 p.m., ESPN2

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