Power Rankings: Who's Generating Buzz This Week in the D.C. Area?

Article excerpt

Byline: Ryan O'Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES

CLINTON PORTIS

He missed practice yesterday at Redskin Park because of a hip flexor problem. And thus begins another season of the Portis Injury Watch. At least it's not his knee again.

CRISTIAN GUZMAN

He's the only regular in the Nationals lineup hitting (.305 entering last night's game in Houston). Maybe Manny should move him down in the order.

GREG BLACHE

The Redskins' defensive coordinator said he would prefer two prostate exams as opposed to one news conference. Memo to Greg: Just see what we will be like after a bad performance.

JEFF HALPERN

The local NHL player can't win for losing. First, he gets traded from Dallas to Tampa Bay at the deadline (missing the playoffs again). And then he tears his ACL in the world championships.

BIG BROWN

Because only one other Derby horse (from a subpar field) might join him in Baltimore and the new shooters aren't scary, the colt will be the overwhelming Preakness favorite. …