Baseball's all-time home run leader Barry Bonds was found guilty on Wednesday of obstructing justice. In the NBA, the race for home-court advantage throughout the playoffs came down to the final game of the regular season.
It's always a harbinger of hope, sure. But in this year's mixed-up, locked-out sports world, baseball's Opening Day is something else, too. It's shelter from the storm.
Extra Point/ESPN Sportsbeat for Oct. 1-15, 2002