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).
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."
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.
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."