BASEBALL

Sizing up the 12 contenders battling for five postseason spots • Walk-off homer lifts Hawaii to Little League World Series title

THE WNBA

Acquired in an off-season trade, Nicole Powell is key to Sacramento's reaching the finals • First-round playoff matchups

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

After waiting four years, quarterback D.J. Shockley finally gets his chance to lead Georgia • Auburn--Georgia Tech matchup

PHOTOPhotograph by Donald Miralle/Getty Images SUN SPOT Padres righthander Jake Peavy put in some work between starts on Sunday in the Petco Park bullpen. San Diego went to a six-man rotation in its bid to lock up the National League West title (page 41).