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Leading Off
June 05, 2006
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June 05, 2006

Leading Off

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Fuelhardy

During a pit stop on the 150th lap of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, Sam Hornish Jr. pulled away before the fuel hose could be removed, knocking over a crewman who was then doused with water (inset) to prevent him from being burned. Hornish overcame a penalty assessed by race officials for the mishap and won by the second-closest margin in 500 history (page 58).

Photographs by Steve C. Mitchell/EPA

UMashed

Virginia midfielder Kyle Dixon couldn't get off this shot, but he and his teammates cashed in on enough of their chances against UMass in the NCAA men's lacrosse final; attack Matt Ward and midfielder Matt Poskay (inset, with Ward left) scored five goals each in a 15-7 victory on Monday in Philadelphia. Six straight second-half goals broke open a close game and propelled the Cavaliers (17-0) to their fourth national title.

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Men of the World

Immediately after their matches many of Europe's best soccer pros were photographed for Faces of Football (near right), a book published in May by Nicolai Verlag, Berlin, with proceeds going to the charity SOS Children's Villages. These portraits are of players who will appear in the World Cup, beginning on June 9 in Germany (page 60).

SHUNSUKE NAKAMURA
Midfielder
Japan

GENNARO GATTUSO
Midfielder
Italy

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