baseman Yulieski Gourriel steered clear, Cuba's rightfielder Leslie Anderson
(far left) and first baseman Joan Carlos Pedroso (14) collided in futile
pursuit of a ninth-inning pop-up in a World Baseball Classic game against
Panama on March 8 in San Juan. The ball landed foul, and Cuba went on to win
the first-round matchup 8-6 in 11 innings (page 109).
Jameer Nelson's flight was late, so the Cavaliers' LeBron James taxied past him
and took off for a jam last Friday in Orlando. James finished with a game-high
25 points in Cleveland's 102-73 loss.
Martin Brodeur drew a crowd as he made a sprawling save, deflecting the puck in
the third period against the Islanders on March 7 in Uniondale, N.Y. Brodeur
turned back 29 shots, but New York prevailed 2-1 in a shootout.
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