Who's Hot Who's Not

September 05, 2010

Who's Hot

TROYS

Troys are on fire: Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki's RBI capped an epic nine-run comeback against the Braves; Columbus, Ga., pitcher Troy Gilliland tossed a five-hit shutout in the LLWS quarters; and Troy Polamalu, back from an injury-plagued '09, just had his Paris-like locks insured for $1 million.

EARLY GOLF RISER

Hyped at age 12, derided as a teen, Michelle Wie (right) at 20 has the gritty game to match her sweet swing. Wie's wire-to-wire win at the Canadian Open included an ace—her eighth, but "the first time I actually had seen it go in in a tournament.... It was surreal."

SAM THE RAM

Yeah, it's only the preseason. Still you had to notice rookie St. Louis QB Sam Bradford's 15-for-22, 189-yard, two-TD evening in Foxborough last Thursday. "He was putting the ball on the money," Rams RB Steven Jackson said of the No. 1 overall pick (right).

Who's Not

TROJANS

Troy burns, indeed. The Football Writers Association of America took back the national title trophy it awarded USC in 2004; Matt Leinart (left) was benched by Arizona; Denver's LenDale White will serve a four-game suspension; and new AD Pat Haden opined that Reggie Bush ought to return his '05 Heisman.

EARLY GOLF WAKE-UP CALL

Jim. Jim. HEY, FURYK! With $10 million on the line in the FedEx Cup playoffs, shouldn't you have a functioning alarm clock? Furyk overslept and missed his 7:30 a.m. tee time for the pro-am at the Barclay's, resulting in a DQ. "I've got no one to blame but myself," he said.

SAM: SCRAM?

Sammy Sosa is miffed that the Cubs are letting rookie Tyler Colvin wear the 21 jersey in which Sammy slammed 545 homers. "[That number] should be untouchable," he told Chicago Magazine. Maybe, Sammy, you shouldn't have left that final '04 game so early?

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