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First Down: Who’s Making Headlines this Week?

NEWSMAKERS WHO’S MAKING HEADLINES THIS WEEK

Jimmy Rollins

The Phillies shortstop’s walk-off double put the defending champions one win away from another trip to the World Series.

Josh McDaniels

Raise your hand if you had the Broncos starting 6-0. Either you’re really smart — or lying.

Chris Chelios

Paging Rachel Nichols: The 47-year-old defenseman puts off retirement to play for the American Hockey League’s Chicago Wolves.

Jasper Howard

The UConn cornerback was stabbed to death over the weekend just hours after the team’s homecoming victory. Just tragic.

Tom Brady

Throwing for a record five TD passes in the second quarter was awful fancy, but why the heck was he playing in the second half?

TWT FIVE OFF-THE-WALL PICKS FOR REDSKINS COACH IN 2010

1. Manny Acta — Who has more experience with losing teams?

2. Barack Obama — If there’s a need for change, his name is gonna come up. And, hey, he lives nearby.

3. Gene Hackman — That worked out well in “The Replacements.”

4. Rush Limbaugh — Actually, fictional characters aren’t allowed.

5. Jim Zorn — Wait… never mind.

HE SAID WHAT?

“[Jim] Thome is standing over in the other dugout. … I told Thome, [Jimmy Rollins] is going to hit one. I… point to the right-field stands. I did, but I had a good feeling about it. It wasn’t like I was joking or kidding or nothing.”

Phillies manager Charlie Manuel

About the Author

Stephen Whyno

Stephen Whyno is the Capitals and NHL reporter for The Washington Times. You can follow him on Twitter (@SWhyno) or send him e-mail at swhyno@washingtontimes.com.

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