LEADING OFF
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
No Big Easy
The Saints' once-soft defense has turned tough thanks to its new hard-hitting, ball-hawking approach
PRO FOOTBALL
Bustin' Loose
A month into the season the surprising new Broncos are undefeated, in command of the AFC West and playing like they mean business—especially on defense
COLLEGE FOOTBALL
BASEBALL
Let the Show Begin
The return of Pedro Martinez to the playoff stage adds spice—and mystery—to an already intriguing first round of matchups
Depth over Stars
St. Louis has the game's best player and two Cy Young candidates, but top-to-bottom, L.A.'s the better team
A True Glove Story
Most of the big names are the same as in '07 and so, too, is the story line: Defense again trumps the long ball
LOST HISTORY
The NFL's Jackie Robinson
He broke professional football's color barrier in 1946, yet even though he played alongside Robinson in college, few people remember the great running back Kenny Washington or the shameful history of segregation in the NFL
Point After
Departments
Gameplan
What smart fans should do this week