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Leading Off

June 17, 2002
June 17, 2002

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June 17, 2002

NBA Finals

Leading Off

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COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY DAVID CANNON/GETTY IMAGES House of the Rising Suns Japanese soccer fans urged their team on to a 2-2 tie with Belgium in first-round action of the World Cup (page 38) on June 4. One lonely onlooker who dared to be different also provided an opportunity for us to play the stadium version of "Where's Waldo?"COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY SAM RICHE High Stakes Race Imadeed, with John Velazquez (yellow silks) in the irons, led briefly in the fourth race at Belmont last Saturday (page 44) before she fell, and Pleasant County (8), ridden by Eibar Coa, tumbled over her. The toll: Pleasant County suffered a fatal skull injury and Imadeed tore a ligament in her right leg. Remarkably, neither jockey was seriously injured.B/W PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY NEIL LEIFER Kid Gloves A battered and weary Mike Tyson finds a small measure of solace while holding his two-month-old son, Miguel, in his dressing room after being undressed by Lennox Lewis in their heavyweight championship fight (page 50).