HOT: HEIGH-HO PHARAOHS
This is an article from the June 17, 2013 issue
Former U.S. coach Bob Bradley (above) has led Egypt to a 4-0-0 record in African World Cup qualifiers. His main weapon: striker Mohamed Salah, a refugee of the collapsed Egyptian league who's been playing in Switzerland.
NOT: LOOK OUT, CLEVELAND
Nine games over .500 on May 20, the Indians lost 15 of 19 through Sunday (falling to 30--32) while being outscored 109--77. Said righthander Justin Masterson, "As much as we've been on a negative skid, we can start a positive skid tomorrow."
HOT: GROOM VROOM
Trevor Bayne won the rain-soaked NASCAR Nationwide race in Iowa on Sunday, just five days after getting married in North Carolina. "I was teared up at the altar on Tuesday," said Bayne, 22, "and about teared up in Victory Lane on Sunday."
NOT: UNSWEET 16
Richard Gasquet's five-set loss to Stanislas Wawrinka in the French Open was the his sixth straight defeat in the round of 16 at a Grand Slam event. Gasquet (above) has lost in the round 10 times in Slams since 2007.
HOT: PUIG CAN FLY
Since his June 3 debut, Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig is hitting .464 with four home runs and has awed fans with his arm. Asked what's next, the 22-year-old Cuban rookie said, "Tomorrow will bring what tomorrow will bring."