HOT: QUEEN CITY KING
This is an article from the Aug. 27, 2012 issue
No. 1--ranked Roger Federer won his record fifth Cincinnati ATP title Sunday afternoon, beating Novak Djokovic 6--0, 7--6 (7)—his 21st Masters title, tying him for most ever with Rafael Nadal. Federer, who won silver in London, said, "It's been a magical summer."
NOT: JETS GROUNDED
Two big-name QBs, two games, zero TDs. In a 26--3 loss to the Giants, starter Mark Sanchez (below) threw the ball O.K.—9 of 11 for 59 yards—but had a costly pick-six. Backup Tim Tebow was worse (but got everyone really excited!), throwing for 69 yards on just 5-of-14 passing.
HOT: PAIR OF SOX
He loads up on K's (MLB-leading 175), but Chicago DH Adam Dunn (below) also leads the bigs in home runs (35). He hit the 400th of his career last Saturday, four months after Sox first baseman Paul Konerko reached that milestone—the first two teammates to hit their 400th in the same season.
NOT: CHOPPED LIVERPOOL
Stuck on 18 topflight titles for 22 years, number 19 looks years away. The Reds saw red—Daniel Agger (below) was sent off in the second half—in a 3--0 loss to West Brom in last Saturday's opener. Making matters worse for new coach Brendan Rodgers: The club he left, Swansea, pummeled QPR 5--0.
HOT: ROWDY ROUSEY
UFC has never staged a women's bout, but charismatic Ronda Rousey could change that. The bantamweight pinned champ Sarah Kaufman in 54 seconds last Saturday, her sixth pro MMA win in a row—then challenged Cris Santos, who returns from a PED suspension in December.