Joe Maddon Has a Vision
In the company of Tampa Bay's progressive, contrarian skipper, there's always the chance of witnessing something you've never seen before—like, say, the Rays in the playoffs
The Halo Effect
If Joe Maddon is unconventional, give some credit to the Angels' Mike Scioscia, who taught him baseball's "book" can be overrated
FROM BASKETBALL TO WATER POLO
The Latino Athlete Now
A fixture in the U.S. for decades, players of Hispanic heritage are flexing their muscles in the culture and business of sports as well as on the field
USC junior quarterback Mark Sanchez is quick on his feet and deadly with his arm
Denis Clemente had the speed and skill to follow his famous relative into baseball, but he took another path
Who Makes the Most
A soccer star may lead the list of the 30 highest-paid Latino athletes (in annual salary and endorsement income), but baseball players are clearly in the majority
Anyone Want to Fight This Man?
Welterweight champion Antonio Margarito may be too fearsome for his own good
San Diego defensive end Luis Castillo is an ambassador for the NFL from Latin America to Afghanistan
As the U.S.'s top water polo player, high-scoring Brenda Villa now has young Latinos following in her wake
The future Latino stars of the U.S. World Cup team may now be playing on a pioneering youth soccer club in suburban L.A.
Inside: The Week In Sports
On the Rise
Thanks to some breakout stars, the ACC is surprising the country—and maybe itself—with its top-to-bottom strength
Stewart Mandel's Three-Point Stance
An Early SOS
The Browns are among the one-win teams that had high expectations for 2008. Is there time for a turnaround?
Dr. Z's Pick of the Week
Deuce Is Loose!
A heartening comeback may be all the reason you need to make a running back switch
The Third Man
Look out, Jimmie and Carl: Undersung Greg Biffle is off to a roaring start in the Chase and hard on your bumpers
A franchise-first title is just one reward San Antonio's Sophia Young is closing in on; she might be the MVP too