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LEADING OFF
August 02, 2010
Third and Short
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August 02, 2010

Leading Off

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Third and Short

The Angels' Erick Aybar collided with New York third baseman Alex Rodriguez on an attempted steal in the fifth inning at Yankee Stadium on July 21. Aybar was called out on the play, and the Yankees went on to win 10--6.

Sand Storm

Jeff Nygaard (left) and Eyal Zimet rose to contest a ball on Saturday during the AVP's Long Beach Open; Nygaard and Matt Olson beat Zimet and Mike Morrison in three sets in a tournament that was played under a cloud, as the AVP scrambled to find investors and avert a shutdown of the season.

Loop Dreams

Four-time world aerobatic champion John Heiney did a loop at 4,000 feet over the Lost River Valley in Idaho during a demonstration at the King Mountain Hang Gliding Championships last Saturday. A pilot needs to reach a dive speed of about 80 mph to be able to pull through a full loop on a hang glider.

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