HOT: Ryder Cup
It unites Europe and the U.S.—one of the few things that can make sports fans on both sides of the Atlantic look up from football.
HOT: Dave Stewart
Wow, an MLB GM who's known less for playing moneyball than playing ball for money.
HOT: Paul Konerko
One Series ring, one ALCS MVP, 439 homers, 18 years, no retirement hoopla. Guess he picked the wrong team to be the heart and soul of.
NOT: Bill Simmons
ESPN talker suspended three weeks for calling Roger Goodell a liar. The network didn't even wait to see the video.
NOT: Charlie Weis
Going 6--22 in two-plus seasons is how to get from Kansas to canned.
ROBERT BECK/SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (GOLFERS)
CHARLIE RIEDEL/AP (WEIS)