COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY V.J. LOVERO Glaus House Angels third baseman Troy Glaus felt right at home, in the bottom of the eighth inning, hitting a home run--his fourth of the postseason--to beat the Minnesota Twins 2-1 in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series last Friday (page 50). The Angels clinched the pennant on Sunday.COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY JOHN W. MCDONOUGH Passing the DucksUCLA running back Tyler Ebell eluded several Oregon defenders while pickingup 23 of his 119 rushing yards last Saturday, but the Ducks prevailed 31-30 in Pasadena (page 34).COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY ROBERT BECK Wayne's World The L.A. Kings retired Wayne Gretzky's jersey on Oct. 9, but not before theplayers paid tribute to the Great One during pregame warmups.
Before he became the premier postseason performer of his generation, the Patriots icon was a middling college quarterback who invited skepticism, even scorn, from fans and his coaches. That was all—and that was everything