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October 09, 2006
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October 09, 2006

Who's Hot/who's Not

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Minnesota's Joe Mauer (right) edged out Derek Jeter for the AL batting title with two hits on the final day. And teammate Johan Santana won pitching's triple crown (ERA, wins and strikeouts).

Cal Football

Behind QB Nate Longshore (341 yards, four TDs), the Bears dominated Oregon State 41--13. Since losing at Tennessee, Cal is 4--0 and averaging 41.3 points. Said Longshore (left), "We're just enjoying each other out there."

Surging Schumacher

Facing a huge 25-point deficit three months ago, seven-time F/1 champ Michael Schumacher (right) finally caught points leader Fernando Alonso with two races left. Schumacher's win at the Chinese Grand Prix was his fifth in seven races.

Minnesota Marriages

In the midst of a pennant race, Twins Nick Punto and Matt Guerrier tied the knot--not with each other--in a double wedding before a judge. Why the rush? Certainly not so their brides could fly on the team's spouses-only playoff charter, as was speculated. "We were going to get married this off-season," said Natalie Punto. "We just moved up the date."


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