HOT | NOT

November 14, 2011

HOT: SAN FRAN? YES THEY CAN

A league-best 70.8 rushing yards allowed per game, a fifth straight 100-yard effort by Frank Gore and a win over the Skins has the 49ers 7--1 for the first time since 1997, sitting atop the NFC West and no one within five games of them.

NOT: NO SUNSHINE STATE

Florida's flunking college football this season, and not just the regulars (6--3 FSU; 5--4 Miami). USF fell to Rutgers in OT last Saturday after a shanked 27-yarder with two seconds left, and Florida Atlantic lost its 11th in a row, dating to 2010.

HOT: SUPERB SERB

Ana Ivanovic crushed the WTA Tournament of Champions field, defending her title on her birthday, Sunday, by sweeping Anabel Medina Garrigues in the final. Said the confident 24-year-old, "I think I played an impeccable match."

NOT: QUEASY IN D.C.

Since starting 3--1 the Skins have gone 0--4, lost their best RB and WR to injury, and seen one QB, Rex Grossman (who even Mickey Rourke called a "train wreck"), implode and another, John Beck (below), suffer 14 sacks in three starts.

HOT: WHERE THERE'S SMOKE ...

Tony Stewart backed up his challenge to Carl Edwards ("He better be worried," he crowed last week) with a win—his fourth in his last eight races—at the Texas 500, inching thisclose to the points leader with two races remaining.

PHOTOJONATHAN ERNST/REUTERS (GORE) PHOTOSTEVE MITCHELL/US PRESSWIRE (FLORIDA ATLANTIC) PHOTOSONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/GETTY IMAGES (IVANOVIC) PHOTONICK WASS/AP (BECK) PHOTOCHRIS GRAYTHEN/GETTY IMAGES (STEWART)

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)