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July 07, 2008
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July 07, 2008

Leading Off

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Top Dogs

Fresno State celebrated the College World Series championship with a Bulldog pile after a 6--1 victory over Georgia on June 25 in Omaha. While rightfielder Steve Detwiler drove in all of Fresno State's runs in the decisive Game 3, third baseman Tommy Mendonca (inset) was the tournament's Most Outstanding Player, tying a CWS record with four homers. The NCAA title was the second in school history; the softball team won the 1998 championship.

Water Drop

Darren Taylor, a.k.a. Professor Splash, took a 35'4" plunge into a pool only 12 inches deep (inset) to break his own Guinness world record for highest shallow dive by two inches last Thursday in Federal Heights, Colo. "Pain lasts for a minute," said Taylor, a 47-year-old from Denver. "The glory lasts for a lifetime."

Pacqing a Punch

Manny Pacquiao, the Filipino lightweight, strolled to a neutral corner after knocking out David Diaz to take the WBC title in Las Vegas last Saturday. In leveling Diaz with a ninth-round left hook, the 29-year-old Pacquiao—who went back a moment later to make sure his opponent was all right (inset)—became the first Asian fighter to win belts in four weight classes (page 86).

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