The X Factor
The XFL started big, but can it roll on with its mix of bombast and so-so football?
By Leigh Montville
Coach Butch Davis left Miami scrambling when he betrayed his players and bolted for the big money
By Tim Layden
Can Mark Chmura, acquitted of sexual assault, refurbish his reputation?
By S.L. Price and Lester Munson
With a defeat of Duke, fiery new coach Matt Doherty guided North Carolina to the No. 1 ranking
By Tim Crothers
Sultan of Swat
Theo Ratliff of the 76ers has gone from awkward child to the NBA's most intimidating shot blocker
By Jeff Pearlman
Under the misguided direction of Peter Angelos, the once-proud Orioles have devolved into a laughingstock
By Tom Verducci