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LEADING OFF
July 19, 2010
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July 19, 2010

Leading Off

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Spain defender Carles Puyol went over the back of Netherlands defender John Heitinga, trying to score on a header during the first half of the World Cup final in Johannesburg on Sunday. The ball went awry, but Spain's Andrés Iniesta scored near the end of overtime to win the game 1--0 and give his country its first World Cup title (page 46).

Bullhop

Revelers in Pamplona, Spain, crouched as a bull leaped over them in the ring last Friday, the fourth day of the annual festival of San Fermín. Three people reportedly needed hospital treatment following that day's running of the bulls, which lasted about 6½ minutes but probably seemed to last a lot longer.

Old Masters

Vintage photos of the greatest ballplayers in history fill The Official Major League Baseball Opus, a monumental collection of pictures and essays produced by Opus Media Group and Major League Baseball. The book is available in two oversized editions: the 20-by-20-inch, 75-pound Marquee Edition ($3,000), with more than 1,000 images, and the 18-by-13-inch, 26-pound Classic Edition ($295), with more than 400 images. They can be preordered at mlbopus.com.

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