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Inside: The Week In Sports

The Cowboys' defense still has plenty of work to do • Will the Colts be ready for the Titans' ground attack this time? • Dr. Z: Patriots over Chargers

With the return of Pedro Martinez, the Mets have plenty of starters for the playoffs • Buck Martinez is a possible candidate to be Royals manager

Olympic Sports
On top of the worlds, the U.S. women are Olympic favorites in gymnastics • The all-around gold goes to Shawn Johnson • American men are a force too

College Football
For UCLA to challenge in the Pac-10, quarterback Ben Olson needs to be more consistent • Freshman QB Tyrod Taylor takes over at Virginia Tech

High School Football
After a tumultuous off-season, Miami Northwestern faces a tall order in No. 1 Southlake (Texas) Carroll • Mentor (Ohio) kicker nails a record 61-yard FG

WHITEOUT Color-coordinated Penn State fans celebrated last Saturday as their Nittany Lions overwhelmed Notre Dame 31--10 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pa.


Photograph by David Bergman