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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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?
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.