Leading Off

July 03, 2006
July 03, 2006

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July 3, 2006

SI Bonus Section: Golf Plus
2006 World Cup
2006 NASCAR Midseason Report
Where Are They Now?
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Leading Off

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Italy midfielderFrancesco Totti drilled a penalty kick past Australia goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer(inset) in second-half stoppage time on Monday, breaking a scoreless tie inKaiserslautern, Germany, and propelling the Azzurri into the World Cupquarterfinals (page 44). The PK was awarded after a disputed foul in the box bydefender Lucas Neill.

Looking Sharp

Kim Kreiner threwthe javelin an American women's record 204'10" to win the event at the U.S.Outdoor Track & Field Championships last Friday in Indianapolis. FormerOlympic gold medalist Marion Jones (inset) won the 100-meter dash in 11.10seconds, her first national title in the 100 since 2002 (page 148).

Stroke ofGenius

Natalie Coughlin(center) churned to victory in the 100-meter freestyle final of the Santa ClaraInternational Meet last Friday, outracing Mary Descenza (left), Erin Reilly andsix others. Coughlin (inset, at start) finished in a meet-record 54.06 seconds;she also set meet records in the 100 backstroke, 100 butterfly and 200free.

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