Arena Football
In a league known for shootouts, San Jose's defense was the difference in ArenaBowl XXI • TV ratings aside, AFL officials have plenty of reasons to smile

NASCAR
Dale Earnhardt Inc. unites with Ginn Racing to form a powerhouse team • TonyStewart's hot summer continues • Juan Pablo Montoya shows some oval-trackchops

Baseball
The Rangers and Braves both look like winners as they hammered out ablockbuster trade involving slugger Mark Teixeira and switch-hitting catcherJarrod Saltalamacchia

 

PHOTOPhotograph by Bob Rosato FAN BELT A spectator at Arena Bowl XXI got too close to the actionon Sunday, when San Jose's Marquis Floyd broke up a pass intended forColumbus's Damien Groce. San Jose won the championship 55--33 at New OrleansArena.