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May 08, 2006
Who's Hot FSU Not one, not two, but four Florida State defenders--including new Detroit Lions linebacker Ernie Sims (left)--were top 20 picks in the NFL draft. And it was also a good Saturday for former Seminole Javon Walker, who got his wish and was traded from Green Bay to Denver, where he's reportedly close to signing a lucrative six-year deal.
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May 08, 2006

Who's Hot / Who's Not

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Who's Hot

FSU
Not one, not two, but four Florida State defenders--including new Detroit Lions linebacker Ernie Sims (left)--were top 20 picks in the NFL draft. And it was also a good Saturday for former Seminole Javon Walker, who got his wish and was traded from Green Bay to Denver, where he's reportedly close to signing a lucrative six-year deal.

St. Louis Cardinals
On the east side of Missouri the Cards are 17--8, have won eight of 10, and their peerless slugger, Albert Pujols (right), is drawing intentional walks in the first inning. Said manager Tony La Russa, "We've really played good baseball, but I've never got the feeling we were a really hot baseball club." Tony, we disagree.

Carlos Beltran
Ooh la la! Fresh off being named one of PEOPLE'S 100 most beautiful, the outfielder returned from a leg injury to smack a double and a two-run HR in his first two games back for the front-running Mets.

Couches
On a great weekend for loungin' and watchin'--how about a draft with those playoffs?-- Chris Couch's 55-foot chip sealed his first PGA win.


Who's Not

USC
Reggie Bush slipped to No. 2 in the draft, Matt Leinart fell to No. 10, Winston Justice tumbled to No. 39, and LenDale White dropped to No. 45. That's the good news compared with this: Freshman QB Mark Sanchez (right) was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault, and the rent scandal surrounding Bush could yet cost him his Heisman.

Kansas City Royals
On the west side of Missouri the Royals are a big league worst 5--17, got rained out of a game they were (gasp!) leading 6--1 and hit as many homers in April--14--as Pujols did. Said Reggie Sanders (left), who's batting .233, "It's just tough ... to try to stay upbeat." Reggie, we feel your Royal pain.

Henrik Lundqvist
He may be one of PEOPLE's beautiful 100, but New York's netminder gave up some ugly goals as his Rangers got swept out of the playoffs by the Devils. And what good's a pretty mug when you're always wearing a mask?

Kite
Who could go fly one with all that tube fare? And Tom Kite fell short in Texas; he's still never won a PGA-sanctioned event in his home state.

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