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May 21, 2007
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May 21, 2007

Who's Hot / Who's Not

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WHO'S Hot

Cowboys
As the coach Wade Phillips era began, Dallas was delighted that T.O. (above) actually showed up to minicamp and happier still when he snagged a long TD pass. QB Tony Romo seems to be over the muffed hold that blew a playoff game to Seattle ("I always knew I would be O.K."), and the Boys are digging Phillips's relaxed style. Running back Julius Jones: "Everybody's just happy-go-lucky."

Tampa Bay
After winning on Sunday, the Devil Rays were going to Disney World (to play the Rangers at the Sports Complex). Two ex-Buccaneers, linebackers Jeff Davis and Richard (Batman) Wood, were elected to the College Football Hall of Fame, and Roger Clemens (left) was slated to hurl at Class A Tampa on Friday.

Molinas
Giants catcher Bengie (right) had one homer in 97 at bats when he jacked two in one inning against the Mets. Younger brother Jose, the Angels catcher, had one steal in 68 games when he stole home against the Indians. ("Just following orders," he said.)

Josh Willingham
Watch him rake! Marlins 28-year-old leftfielder smoked a walk-off homer to beat the Dodgers—"It's something you remember for as long as you live," he said—then went 7 for 10 in three games against the Nationals.

WHO'S Not

Packers
As the Brett Favre era enters its 17th season, the QB is antsy: He scolded the team for not landing WR Randy Moss. Green Bay has added little offense, and RB Ahman Green left for Houston. The final insult: Speaking in Lake Geneva, Wis., presidential hopeful Senator Sam Brownback called Peyton Manning the "greatest quarterback, maybe, in NFL history," ignoring you know who (above).

Toronto
Blue Jays closer B.J. Ryan is out for the year (elbow); ace Roy Halladay could miss six weeks (right, appendectomy); and slugger Troy Glaus has a bad foot. The Jays had lost 10 of 12 through Sunday, and as the city's NBA and NHL stars watched the playoffs from home, MLS's Toronto FC provided no solace at 1--4.

Perennials
For the first time in 30 years neither Princeton nor Syracuse nor Virginia made the quarterfinals of the NCAA lacrosse playoffs—which will unfold partly at Princeton. A hex on the Tigers? They've missed the quarters three times since '89, all in years they've hosted.

Jorge Julio
Watch him leave! Marlins 28-year-old reliever was traded to the Rockies for a guy ( Byung-Hyun Kim) with a 10.50 ERA. Of course, Julio's was 12.54. At least things can't get much worse in Colorado: The team's already in last place.

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