Once adrift in Oakland (he was batting .193) and then cut loose, the slugger has found his stroke in Colorado, coming off the bench to hit .400 in his first 12 games. And after his two late-inning homers last weekend, the Rockies seem playoff bound. Said Giambi, "A great team, a great situation."
The Yanks' Derek was hitting .329 at week's end, his 26 steals were his most since '06, and he wasn't the only one on the move. Carmelita (right, no relation) dusted the field at Shanghai Stadium, running the 100 meters in 10.64 seconds, the second-fastest time by a woman.
Not only is Brett Favre 2--0 in Minnesota, not only is his 110.2 QB rating second in the league, not only has he thrown zero picks, but his number 4 is also the best-selling NFL jersey in 19 states, according to The Wall Street Journal. No other player's is a best seller in more than four.
After losing a six-stroke lead—and thus veering perilously close to winding up in the NOT column—Na Yeon Choi birdied the 18th at Torrey Pines for her first LPGA tournament win. Said the 21-year-old Choi, who's been playing for pay since 2004, "I feel I just turned pro now."