MEN OF TROY
For the second time in three weeks USC suffered its worst loss of the Pete Carroll era, this time 55--21 to Stanford—a defeat made even more humiliating when the Cardinal tried a two-point conversion with a 27-point lead. It was a bad Saturday all around for Trojans. Troy fell to 7--3 with a 56--20 loss to Arkansas.
The big man's learning curve just got steeper. The No. 2 pick, who has scored four points in seven games for Memphis, broke his jaw in a collision with teammate Zach Randolph. Think the woeful Grizzlies—one of eight teams to pass on Jennings—would like a do-over?
The Bears' QB was so bad in a 10--6 loss to the 49ers—five picks, giving him 17 for the year—that the first thing he did after the game was apologize to his defense. Among those piling on Cutler was Hall of Famer Fran Tarkenton, on a radio show: "I really question whether he can play."
Sixteen records fell at the World Cup in Berlin, and the newly bearded Phelps toppled none of them. Whiskers weren't his only nonsleek feature: He passed on the high-tech suits that will be banned in January. "I am preparing for the next two years, not today," he said.