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Who's hot this week in the world of sports:
Home 1. Tampa Bay Lightning (at home). A dominating 5-0-1 at St. Pete Times Forum.
2. Josh Beckett/Curt Schilling. Red Sox 1-2 starters among greatest postseason pitchers ever.
3. Boston College. Lucky as all get-out, but still undefeated.
4. Carlos Pena. Devil Rays slugger deservedly named A.L. comeback player of the year.
5. Tony La Russa. Tampa native decides to return as Cardinals skipper.
6. Indianapolis Colts. Show  they  still are  defending champs with easy victory over Jacksonville.
7. David Nalbandian. Who? Ask Roger Federer, who lost to this guy on hardcourt last week.
8. SEC. Any doubt this is best conference in college football?
9. Tom Brady. Pats QB throws personal-best six TDs. But it was against Dolphins so does it count?
10. Brian Griese. Former Bucs QB  saving Bears season.

Who's not hot this week in the world of sports:
Away 1. Tampa Bay Lightning (on the road). A dismal 0-3 away from St. Pete Times Forum.
2. Tampa Bay Bucs. Lions loss could come back to haunt.
3. Dave Hart. FSU athletic director, soon to be  former FSU athletic director.
4. Chuck LaMar. Former Devil Rays GM becomes Phillies' director of pro scouting.
5. Hooters Hoops. Long-time prep high school holiday tournament could end without sponsor.
6. Adam Morrison. Bobcats forward with Larry Bird-mustache out for season with injury.
7. Robert Weiner. Plant football coach blows out both shoulders in weight­lifting bet.
8. Miami Dolphins. Going to Europe to look for first win. Won't happen.
9. Michael Clayton. Bucs receiver's season goes from bad to worse with ankle injury.
10. Billy Donovan. Gators basketball coach facing surgery for bad back.

[Last modified: Monday, June 14, 2010 2:41pm]


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