NOT: OH, NO, CANO
This is an article from the Oct. 22, 2012 issue
After an All-Star season (.313 BA, 33 HRs), Yanks second baseman Robinson Cano's bat has gone flat: He's hitting .063 (2 for 32) in the playoffs, including a 26-at-bat hitless streak through Sunday, the longest drought in a single postseason in MLB history.
HOT: KILLA B'S
Ohio State is 7--0 after escaping Indiana with a 52--49 W, led by QB Braxton Miller, who threw for two touchdowns and rushed for another. Still, they are bowl ineligible. But downstate, Ohio University has locked up its bid; the Bobcats are 7--0 for the first time since '68.
NOT: BAY WATCH
The Raiders squandered an upset in Atlanta when, in the last 40 seconds, they gave up a 43-yard drive and field goal to lose 23--20 (and drop to 1--4); the 49ers were stomped at home by the Giants; and, the day before, Stanford got soaked 20--13 in overtime by Notre Dame.
HOT: VICTOR VICTORIA
World No. 1 Victoria Azarenka won the Generali Ladies in Austria, her sixth WTA title this season and 11th straight match win since the Toray Pan Pacific in September. Said the 23-year-old Belarusian afterward, "I felt very good, very energized each day of this week."
NOT: CHIEF CONCERNS
Jinxed? Our bad. SI's preseason pick to win the AFC West, Kansas City, has dropped three straight and given up the third-most points (183) in the AFC after a 38--10 drubbing in Tampa Bay on Sunday. Not helping matters: QB Brady Quinn, who has a 53.3 passer rating this season.