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October 12, 2009
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October 12, 2009

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COLTS

Look who's streaking. By whupping Seattle, Indy won its 13th regular-season game in a row. "We played greatness," Seahawks coach Jim Mora said of Colts QB Peyton Manning (right), who needs one TD pass to stand third by himself on the NFL career list. He could feast this week, against reeling Tennessee.

OVIE

Up to his usual tricks. In two games reigning MVP Alex Ovechkin had NHL highs of six points and three goals for the unbeaten Capitals. Let's see, that projects to a 246-point season.... Said Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau, "I wouldn't want to put any limits on him."

STEVE SMITH

No, not the Panthers' four-time Pro Bowl receiver, but rather the Giants' third-year wideout, who was leading the NFL in catches (34) and receiving yards (411). So long as he doesn't shoot himself in the foot, Eli Manning's favorite target could have Giants' fans saying, "Plaxico who?"

MARINERS

They didn't make the playoffs—not by a long shot—but no team in MLB improved more than 85--77 Seattle, which lost 101 games in 2008. Ace Felix Hernandez closed in on the Cy Young, and M's icon Ken Griffey Jr. (right) singled in what may have been his last career at bat.

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