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Leading Off

March 18, 2002
March 18, 2002

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March 18, 2002

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Leading Off

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COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY NATHAN BILOW Winners All Huge crowds turned out in Salt Lake City to cheer 420 athletes from 36 countries competing in 91 events at the Paralympic Winter Games, held after every Winter Olympics. Mher Avanesyan of Armenia, who competed in the downhill, finished 10th in his class.COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY DAVID E. KLUTHO Curtains Red Wings center Kris Draper gets the hook from an obscured Maple Leaf while Toronto goalie Corey Schwab looks for the next act. Detroit won 6-2.COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY BRIAN BAHR/GETTY IMAGES Teen Bopper Maria Sharapova, a 14-year-old from Siberia, stretches for a forehand during her second-round spanking (6-0, 6-2) by Monica Seles at the Pacific Life Open. The tournament was the pro debut for Sharapova, who has trained at Nick Bollettieri's tennis factory in Florida since she was seven.