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Comcast leads with Md. women, then Va. Tech, then UVA, then Wiz. WTEM leads with Wiz, then Va. Tech, then UVA, than Md. women. I choose Wiz.
Antawn Jamison finishes his monster weekend with 34 against Boston in a game the Wiz took more seriously than Friday's game at Detroit. Tom Knott says Eddie Jordan's a pro, Caron seems confident in his Vegas chances (although Eddie won't be campaigning), Doc Rivers says the Wiz were tougher last night and then continues to rant for a while, and the Blazers talk about Gil's 50-point prediction, with Nate McMillan denying responsibility. Awesome. Oh, and Gil is big in the United Arab Emirates.
In front of the largest women's crowd in ACC history, UNC gets revenge over the Terps women, who struggled early and looked unlike themselves. Ivory Latta had a season-high 32 for UNC and said it wasn't about revenge, and Brenda Frese searches for perspective for the Terps, while the GW women win their 11th straight in a rout.
After Local No. 1 Va. Tech wins at Ga. Tech in ho-hum fashion, the Hokies are surprised to find themselves atop the ACC. And thanks to Jason Cain's mistake at Clemson, Local No. 6 UVA launches a comeback unlike any Dave Leitao has seen to get a second straight road win and shed their "bad road team" label. Local No. 4 VCU has gotten help from a new conditioning coach, who has helped their pressure D. Eric Hayes enjoys passing for Local No. 5 Maryland. Local No. 10 Towson nearly gets a huge win and now gets ready for JMU tonight, and Unranked UMBC wins at home.
(And if you were dead all weekend, Local No. 2 Georgetown dominated Cincy, Local No. 3 GW moved into first place in the A-10, VCU moved to 10-0 in the CAA, Local No. 7 Mason won at JMU, Local No. 8 ODU beat UNCW, Local No. 9 Loyola handed Iona its 21st straight loss, Local No. 11 W&M ended its five-game losing streak, previously ranked American won via methodical water torture, while previously ranked Navy fell into last place in the Patriot. Also, Darrell Green's son committed to UVA, and two Terps did well at the Senior Bowl.)
John Patterson says his arm is 100 percent, Mike O'Connor is happy not to be delivering packages, the RZA's high school coach is surprised by his MLB power, another columnist pokes fun at the Winter Caravan while Thom Loverro lets 'em have it again. Here's a massive Jim Bowden interview in which he says the Nats GM job is the best in baseball, while bloggers continue to quibble with an MLB.com writer.
Also, D.C. United opens training camp, which I might or might not attend, and Ovie and Crosby officially became the NHL's new royalty last week, whatever that means. Anyhow, here's an 80-foot Ovechkin.
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