- The Washington Times - Friday, May 15, 2009

THE BEST OF THE WEEKEND IN SPORTS

Stanley Cup conference finals

Will the Penguins use the momentum from their victory against the Caps to make their second straight Stanley Cup Finals? Will the Blackhawks continue their rags-to-riches run?

Preakness Stakes

Rachel Alexandra is rivaling Ashley Judd for the most excitement around a female at a Triple Crown race.



NBA playoffs

David Stern has learned that, yes, with enough rest you can say, “LeBron-Kobe, LeBron-Kobe, LeBron-Kobe” 1,000 times in a row fast.

Phillies at Nationals

No truth to the rumor that Manny Acta and Charlie Manuel want to trade each other’s rotations for each other’s bullpens.

TWT FIVE ” BEST FILLIES IN HORSE RACING HISTORY

1. Ruffian - Won her first 10 races with ease, setting numerous records along the way. Ranked the 35th best horse - and No. 1 filly - of the 20th century byBlood-Horse magazine.

2. Bayakoa-One of the best older females ever, she won the Breeders’ Cup Distaff in 1989 and 1990 and was inducted to the Hall of Fame in 1998.

3. Winning Colors-Followed wins in the 1988 Santa Anita Oaks and Santa Anita Derby by becoming the third filly to win the Kentucky Derby.

4. Rags to Riches-With Secretariat and Seattle Slew in her bloodline, she was the first filly in 102 years to win the Belmont Stakes by edging Preakness winner Curlin in 2007.

5. Go For Wand-She won seven of nine races as a 3-year-old and won Eclipse Awards in 1989 and 1990. Her breakdown at the 1990 Breeders’ Cup made national headlines.

HE SAID WHAT?

“He’s been holding us in and done so much since he took over, and I just thought it poured out of him. That’s why I made the change then, and I maybe should have made it one goal sooner.”

Capitals coach -Bruce Boudreau on pulling goalie Simeon Varlamov trailing 4-0 to Pittsburgh on Wednesday

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