LEADING OFF
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
The First Step
Michael Crabtree finally got on the field, and he did well enough to bring hope to the 49ers' passing game
Game-breaker
Quick-striking winger Marian Gaborik has transformed the Rangers' offense. Now, if he can just stay healthy
The Silky Way
The star-studded Galaxy is playing to its potential at playoff time, thanks to Bruce Arena's smooth touch
Second Chance
With an eye toward the NFL, Ryan Perrilloux is trying to restore his reputation at remote Jacksonville State
PHILLIES VS. YANKEES
Big Sexy Series
Baseball didn't get the Fall Classic matchup it wanted (Yankees-Dodgers). It got something better: two longball-digging lineups built around their red-hot sluggers, Ryan (Big Sexy) Howard and Alex Rodriguez
Mister November?
Alex Rodriguez lowered his profile and raised his game during a raucous October; now comes the last step in a transformative season
PRO FOOTBALL
Unshaken, Unbroken, Unbeaten
They'd already shown they could blow opponents out; now the Saints have proved they can win on grit and guts. That's why they're breaking free in the NFC
COLLEGE FOOTBALL
Who Are These Guys?
Embarrassment in Boise and an injury-riddled secondary served only to motivate the no-name Oregon Ducks, who sit atop the Pac-10 as USC comes calling
Point After
Departments
Gameplan
What smart fans should do this week

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