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HOT: Byron Scott

He's the new coach of the Lakers. Not a bad deal: four years and $17 million to be Kobe's assistant.

HOT: The Rays

A nine-game win streak had them within 3½ games of the wild card, elating everyone in Tampa except David Price's real estate agent.

HOT: Freddy Adu

He transferred to FK Jagodina. He'll now be the "face of American soccer"—in Serbia.

NOT: Spelling

The Rockies gave away TROY TULOWIZKI jerseys (actual name, Tulowitzki), and Texas called itself Texsa in its media guide.

NOT: Stephen A. Smith

Who had one week in the office pool for how long it would take someone to make Tony Dungy seem progressive?

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