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Nov. 07, 2011
Nov. 07, 2011

Table of Contents
Nov. 7, 2011

LEADING OFF
EDITOR'S LETTER
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
SPECIAL REPORT
NFL MIDSEASON REPORT
WORLD SERIES
BOXING
  • As he prepares to face another fierce—and familiar—foe, the world's best fighter is still getting better. But marvel at him while you can, for the Manny who would be king has his eye on realms far beyond the ring

COLLEGE FOOTBALL
PRO HOCKEY
FOOTBALL HISTORY
Departments

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HOT: CAMMING IT UP

This is an article from the Nov. 7, 2011 issue

True, the Panthers are 2--6. But Cam Newton, 21, just threw for 290 yards and three TDs in a loss to the Vikes, tying him for fourth in total TDs (18) and moving him to second in passing yards (2,393). And remember: He's a rookie—in Carolina.

NOT: GOODBYE, COLUMBUS

With its league-worst --12 point differential, Columbus (2-9-1) is still searching for its third win three weeks into the season. The problems start with a penalty kill percentage of 69.2, the lowest since the Kings' 67.7% in 1979--80.

HOT: LEFTY CZECH'S HEFTY CHECK

Petra Kvitova, who started 2011 outside the top 30, won her sixth title of the year, taking the No. 2 world ranking and a $1.75 million prize after besting Victoria Azarenka at the WTA Championships in Istanbul.

NOT: ROCKY IN THE ROCKIES

Colorado (1--8) is the only team to go winless so far in Pac-12 play and has been outscored 345--169. And 50 miles north, Colorado State (3--5) just dropped its fourth straight, a stretch in which it has yielded 170 points.

HOT: RICE, RICE BABY

Ray Rice's three TDs and 99 yards propelled Baltimore to a 30--27 win over 'Zona. Meanwhile, sophomore WR Jerry Rice Jr. (yes, that Jerry Rice) debuted for UCLA, catching two balls for 17 yards in a 31--14 win over Cal.

PHOTOJOSH THOMPSON/CAL SPORT MEDIA (RICE JR.)PHOTOMARC PISCOTTY/ICON SMI (COLORADO)PHOTOBULENT KILIC/AFP/GETTY IMAGES (KVITOVA)PHOTOTIM FULLER/US PRESSWIRE (COLUMBUS)PHOTOJIM DEDMAN/CAL SPORT MEDIA (NEWTON)