Baseball
Rangers' plans go awry--Rockies' Mercker reinvents
himself as sidearmer--Surprise start by Indians

College Football
Illinois hoping quarterback blossoms--Transfers of
2001 ready--Young Miami secondary unimpressive

COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY LENNY IGNELZI/AP Cammo Wham-o The Padres' Phil Nevin causes a dustup as he slides safely under the tag of Diamondbacks pitcher Brian Anderson.