The Magic and the Heat ended the first week of the season unbeaten. Vince Carter (15.5 points per game) looks like a good fit in Orlando, where things are going so smoothly that J.J. Redick has been able to devote time to his hobby. The point guard (right) announced he'll release a rap CD later this year. Yes, a rap CD.
Midfielder Shalrie Joseph slid up to striker when Edgaras Jankauskas went off sick in the second half of New England's MLS playoff game against Chicago. Within minutes Joseph found the net, giving the Revs a big 2--1 win heading into Saturday's second leg.
With 158 yards in a 34--21 win over Arizona (which had the NFL's top run D), DeAngelo Williams became Carolina's career rushing leader. "He's been running his butt off," said backfieldmate Jonathan Stewart, who added 87 yards. No wonder they call 'em Double Trouble.
The 5--3 Texans aren't H-town's only hot team. The run-and-shoot Cougars improved to 7--1 with a wild 50--43 win over Southern Miss. "Craziness is a good word for it," said Houston QB Case Keenum, who threw for 559 yards in the shootout.