without T.O., looked gleeful in manhandling the Texans ("It was kind of a
joy," said QB Donovan McNabb, left, back from injury). The BC Eagles,
thriving in OT, got an improbable comeback win that vaulted them into the Top
The voluble Sir
Charles went into the NBA Hall of Fame and also announced he'll run for
governor of Alabama so he can "speak for people who can't speak for
themselves." Hip-hop duo Gnarls Barkley-with megahit Crazy-is the year's
Women of Eastern
The U.S. Open?
It's ova! While Martina Navratilova closed out her career (again) with a
mixed-doubles title, Maria Sharapova (left) won the women's singles (page 52)
and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, 15, was the junior girls' champ.
Northwestern, 34-17, in Illinois may have been the biggest win ever for
Division I-AA New Hampshire. Said star receiver David Ball, "I'm still in
shock." A heroes' welcome awaits: Their home opener's on Saturday.
shrinking lead: Losing seven of nine left once-dominant Detroit just two games
up in the AL Central, and a playoff berth's in jeopardy. ( Manager Jim Leyland:
"I'm really not worried.") The Clemson Tigers hurt worse: A missed PAT
by Jad Dean (above) cost the game against BC, dropping them from the Top