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As in Street, the Rockies' closer, who may not be among baseball's most feared (poll below) but who has been among its most effective, with 20 saves in his last 20 chances for the NL wild-card leaders. Street is not superfast and he is not supermenacing but, explains pitching coach Bob Apodaca, "He is very sneaky."
A woman among boys. The filly dominated the Haskell Invitational, kicking mud in the faces of such colts as Belmont Stakes winner Summer Bird and winning a big kiss on the schnozz from trainer Steve Asmussen. Next up? Perhaps the Aug. 29 Travers at Saratoga.
Now, there's a memorable goodbye. In what was most likely the last Buick Open, Woods not only won the event by three strokes—that's four wins this season, twice what anyone else has—but also played to the raucous crowd, tossing a ball into the gallery on 17.
The Ravens' receiver is happy to be back with the team after his 20-day retirement in July. He's cool with his contract ($3 million this year), his shoulder feels good (after surgery in March), and the fans greeted him at camp with whoops and applause.