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Who's Hot Who's Not

Oct. 26, 2009
Oct. 26, 2009

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Oct. 26, 2009

LEADING OFF
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
MLB PLAYOFFS
PRO FOOTBALL
HOCKEY
COLLEGE FOOTBALL
NBA PREVIEW 2009-10
Departments

Who's Hot Who's Not

Who's Hot

This is an article from the Oct. 26, 2009 issue

SHOCKEY

Saints tight endJeremy Shockey said that facing his old team, the Giants, was"awkward." But he seemed in his element, catching a TD pass, thenjawing gleefully at linebacker Danny Clark.

OWLS

Who? It's Temple,winners of four straight for the first time in 24 seasons. Wise old fans mayrecall that Temple last went to a bowl game in 1979, a drought that this teamjust might end.

STRASBURG

Quit now, kid, andyou go out a winner. In his pro debut, Nats phenom Stephen Strasburg pitched 31/3 shutout innings, threw his fastball 99 mph and got a W in the Arizona FallLeague.

LAIRD

Saying he"chilled out" in the playoff, Martin Laird birdied the third extra holefor his first PGA win. Bonus: He met Justin Timberlake! The pop star sponsoredthe Shriners Hospitals event.

Who's Not

T.J.

High-pricedSeahawks receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh keeps carping that he wants the ball. Butafter just four catches for 34 yards in a loss to Arizona, he'd slipped to 25thin receiving yards.

ISLES

Six games into theseason the team was winless. Lousy offense (13 goals scored), so-so defense (21allowed) and, as goalie Martin Biron (left) said, "It's the same thingevery game."

TYNAN

The Yanks havequit famous seventh-inning tenor Ronan Tynan for making an anti-Semitic remark.He apologized. He gave money to charity. But he said what he said, and now he'sbeen silenced.

LOVE

Bummed out.T-Wolves forward Kevin Love broke his hand going for a board (in the preseason,ugh!) and is out till December. Love on the rebound: "Sometimes thingsdon't go your way."

SIGN OF THE APOCALYPSE

Belgrade police charged Serbia's president withviolating antihooligan laws by opening a bottle of champagne at a stadium tocelebrate the country's World Cup berth.

PHOTODAMIAN STROHMEYER (SHOCKEY)PHOTOPAUL J. BERESWILL/AP (BIRON)PHOTOCHRISTIAN PETERSEN/GETTY IMAGES (STRASBURG)PHOTOISAAC BREKKEN/AP (LAIRD)