linebacker David Thornton (50) knocked the ball loose from Bobby Wade after the
Vikings' receiver was tripped up by defensive back Vincent Fuller (22) on
Sunday in Nashville. Minnesota recovered the fumble but could do little to slow
the Tennessee D or rookie running back Chris Johnson (inset), who scored his
first two NFL touchdowns (page 36) in the unbeaten Titans' 30--17 victory.
fans—109,626 strong—dressed in their home whites for a Big Ten game against
Illinois last Saturday in University Park. With a 38--24 victory the Nittany
Lions improved to 5--0, jumped to No. 6 in the nation and gave coach Joe
Paterno (inset) his 377th career win.
Known for some of
the most searing performances in cinema history, Paul Newman preferred roles at
the racetrack, where he was a driver (left, in 1982 at Lime Rock Park in
Lakeville, Conn.) and team owner. "I'll always talk about racing because
the people are interesting and fun, the sport is a lot more exciting than
anything else I do, and nobody cares that I'm an actor," he once said.
Playing a driver in the 1966 film Winning sparked Newman's interest in racing,
and his accomplishments behind the wheel included a second-place finish with
two teammates in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1979. Sports roles came naturally
to Newman (inset, clockwise from top): His first star turn was in 1956 as Rocky
Graziano in Somebody Up There Likes Me, played minor league hockey lifer Reg
Donlop in Slap Shot (1977) and starred as Fast Eddie Felson in The Hustler
(1961). Twenty-five years later he reprised his role as Felson in The Color of
Money and won an Academy Award. Newman died of lung cancer last Friday at his
home in Westport, Conn.