6 Leading Off
17 Air and Space
The Bob tube: Knight sitcom should be Must-Flee TV by Steve Rushin
• Hey, NHL: You can fix this
• Athens medalist in tragic crash
• Lose teeth, end Bambino curse
26 Faces in the Crowd
70 The Life of Reilly
Are you ready for some football--for credit? Prof. Reilly is by Rick Reilly
• Where have the lefties gone?
• Mary Pierce's comeback
• Bonds, Suzuki near batting titles
68 The NFL
• Booker crams for Miami opener
The first full weekend of play answered some burning questions and raised a few new ones
•Will scandal undo Colorado?
•Can Sproles win the Heisman?
•Who will run LSU's attack?
•Is Virginia the surprise team?
•Which coaches may be fired?
•Can the Irish turn it around?
38 Hello, Rookie
When passion is needed, Browns tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. answers the call
by Jeffri Chadiha
42 Jump Starter
No Nomar? No problem! Orlando Cabrera has helped jolt the Red Sox back to life
by Tom Verducci
48 Army Salvation
Why would Bobby Ross, 67, leave retirement to run the worst team in Division 1-A?
by John Ed Bradley
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¬† Purdue receiver Taylor Stubblefield leaves Syracuse safety Diamond Ferri behind during the Boilermakers' 51--0 win (page 36).