COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY PHILIPPE MILLERREAU/D.P.P.I. Post Haste Lance Armstrong of the U.S. Postal Service team leans into a turn en route to winning the prologue to the Tour de France. Armstrong gave up the yellow jersey in Stage 1 but regained it in the Pyrenees last Thursday.COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY BILL FRAKES Passed Perfect Archie Manning and his sons, Eli (left) and Peyton, run through a drill at the Manning Passing Academy for high school players on the campus of Southeastern Louisiana.COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY NANCIE BATTAGLIA Dogleg Left Jerry, handled by Michael Wallace of Troy, N.Y., cleared 22'4" on this qualifying-round jump in the Big Air competition of the Great Outdoor Games. That leap put him into the finals, in which he came back to earth hard, finishing eighth.
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