- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 27, 2009


Maybe the greatest defenseman in the world (Nicklas Lidstrom) will be back as the defending champion Red Wings try to close out the Blackhawks. 7:30 p.m., Versus


Helio Castroneves

A little more than five weeks removed from acquittal on tax evasion charges, he wins the Indy 500. That’s a nice little turnaround.

Anquan Boldin

OK, so you fire agent Drew Rosenhaus. But next time you need someone to yell, “Next question!” he won’t be there.

LeBron James

What else is there to say? He hit a Jordanesque shot to beat the Magic, and there might be more magic left in this guy.

David Ortiz

Lineup changes, days off, hypnotists, seances — it’s pretty certain the Red Sox will do whatever it takes to get him back on track.

Roger Federer

His clay-court play looks so good right now that this could be the year he knocks off Rafael Nadal at the French Open.


Ways to improve baseball’s instant replay:

1. Improve options — Having home and away feeds is a good start, but enough angles need to be available.

2. Add transparency — Heading under the stands to look at a replay? The NFL’s black hood looks brilliant by comparison.

3. Open it up — Plays at the plate (and even other bases) should be considered given what can be at stake.

4. Institute a time limit — Get it right and keep the game going — it’s not that hard.

5. Keep it — Rob Dibble wants it gone. Baseball can’t cave in to these premature rantings.

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