With their hard-nosed G.M. behind the bench, the Devils are hot again •Scoring's up in the Eastern Conference • Leafs are falling

Roger Federer, Amélie Mauresmo win Aussie singles titles • Marcos Baghdatis apocket Federer • Other lessons from Melbourne

Iowa and Michigan are biggest surprises among Big Ten's numerous contenders •St. Peter's guard draws a bead on his third scoring title

Forget players on the move, could the Sonics be on their way out of Seattle? •Why Golden State likes Ike • Greg Oden: a 2008 Olympian?

PHOTOPhotograph by Sports Action/Babineau AIRHOCKEY
Capitals rookie sensation Alexander Ovechkin (8) maintains his concentration ashe flies out of a collision with the Bruins' Travis Green last Thursday nightin Boston. Ovechkin leads all rookies with 34 goals.