Leading Off

July 11, 2005
July 11, 2005

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July 11, 2005

SI Players: Life On and Off the Field
Pro Basketball
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Leading Off

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TWO COLOR PHOTOSPhotographs by Eric Gaillard/ReutersRollin' Seven Lance Armstrong began his quest for a seventh straight victory in the Tour de France last Saturday in Fromentine. He finished second in Stage 1, which was won by Armstrong's former teammate David Zabriskie (inset; yellow jersey).FIVE COLOR PHOTOSPhotographs by Simon BrutyA Little Jumpy Venus Williams couldn't stay earthbound for long after beating Lindsay Davenport to win her third Wimbledon singles title last Saturday (page 52). Williams, who was seeded 14th, did not get past the quarterfinals of any Grand Slam event last year.TWO COLOR PHOTOSPhotographs by John BieverA Vine Mess Cubs leftfielder Todd Hollandsworth lost his battle with the Wrigley Field ivy on this shot by Nationals centerfielder Brad Wilkerson, who was credited with a triple in Washington's 4--2 win last Saturday.