THE NBA
Raptors coach Carter's playoff ploy
Scouts scour Europe for 7-footers
Pistons' interim boss may stay

OLYMPIC SPORTS
Diver Ruiz pumps up nationals
Flush times for U.S. wrestling
Boxing update: full strength for Sydney

COLLEGE FOOTBALL
Arkansas's big, fast back
Peppers survives double duty for the Tar Heels
Gators need show of hands

THE NHL
Rookies make playoff impact
Pay-per-view looms for Canadian clubs
Bruins' coach Burns to return

BASEBALL
Hot pen (and Kazumania) buoys Mariners
New park gripes
Elster making a splash with Dodgers

COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY SIMON BRUTYSwoop Dreams Mark Ruiz soared at the U.S. diving championships in Minneapolis, winning three titles.