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November 07, 2011
HOT: CAMMING IT UP
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November 07, 2011

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HOT: CAMMING IT UP

True, the Panthers are 2--6. But Cam Newton, 21, just threw for 290 yards and three TDs in a loss to the Vikes, tying him for fourth in total TDs (18) and moving him to second in passing yards (2,393). And remember: He's a rookie—in Carolina.

NOT: GOODBYE, COLUMBUS

With its league-worst --12 point differential, Columbus (2-9-1) is still searching for its third win three weeks into the season. The problems start with a penalty kill percentage of 69.2, the lowest since the Kings' 67.7% in 1979--80.

HOT: LEFTY CZECH'S HEFTY CHECK

Petra Kvitova, who started 2011 outside the top 30, won her sixth title of the year, taking the No. 2 world ranking and a $1.75 million prize after besting Victoria Azarenka at the WTA Championships in Istanbul.

NOT: ROCKY IN THE ROCKIES

Colorado (1--8) is the only team to go winless so far in Pac-12 play and has been outscored 345--169. And 50 miles north, Colorado State (3--5) just dropped its fourth straight, a stretch in which it has yielded 170 points.

HOT: RICE, RICE BABY

Ray Rice's three TDs and 99 yards propelled Baltimore to a 30--27 win over 'Zona. Meanwhile, sophomore WR Jerry Rice Jr. (yes, that Jerry Rice) debuted for UCLA, catching two balls for 17 yards in a 31--14 win over Cal.

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