Brown Can't Deliver
Around the final turn at the Belmont Stakes last Saturday, Big Brown (far right), with Kent Desormeaux aboard, trailed a field he had been a 1--4 favorite to trounce en route to the Triple Crown. Instead, Alan Garcia rode 38--1 shot Da' Tara (inset) to a wire-to-wire victory, and Big Brown finished last (page 48).
Rafael Nadal of Spain was unwavering in his pursuit of a fourth straight French Open championship on Sunday, routing Roger Federer 6--1, 6--3, 6--0 at Roland Garros, where Rafa is 28--0. Ana Ivanovic of Serbia (inset) won the women's final a day earlier, defeating Dinara Safina 6--4, 6--3 for her first major title (page 56).
Casey Jennings served to Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers on Sunday in the final of the AVP tour's Hermosa Beach ( Calif.) Open. Dalhausser (inset) and Rogers, who are likely to represent the U.S. at this summer's Beijing Olympics, defeated Jennings and Matt Fuerbringer 21--14, 25--23.