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LEADING OFF
August 17, 2009
Seeing Double?
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August 17, 2009

Leading Off

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Seeing Double?

Home plate umpire D.J. Reyburn and Bengie Molina of the Giants ran along the first base line in San Francisco on Sunday, eyeing the catcher's sixth-inning shot into the rightfield corner—a potential extra-base hit or foul? The ball was caught in foul territory; Molina wound up 0 for 4 in a 5--2 loss to the Reds.

Drippin' And Grippin'

Broncos rookie wide receiver Nate Swift was experiencing high flood pressure as he lunged for the loose ball while being hosed down in a fumble recovery drill at training camp on Aug. 5 in Englewood, Colo.

Crash Landon

Galaxy forward Landon Donovan was wiped out by Revolution midfielder Jeff Larentowicz during the second half of last Saturday's game in Foxborough, Mass. Donovan curled a high shot inside the far post for the first goal in L.A.'s 2--1 win. The Galaxy is 2-0-1 since the return of David Beckham.

Calf Muscle

A high school competitor in the annual Calf Scramble at the Clark County Fair in Springfield, Ohio, dragged this 250-pound farm animal through the mud and into the center circle on July 31. (A possible head-to-head matchup is one reason entrants must wear a helmet.) Those who wrestle their calves into the circle get to keep them and sell them at the fair the following year, with the proceeds usually going toward their college education.

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