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Leading Off

May 16, 2005
May 16, 2005

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May 16, 2005

Sports Illustrated Bonus Section: Golf Plus
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COLOR PHOTOPhotograph by Bill FrakesTurn for the Bettor Giacomo (far left), with Mike Smith aboard, is running 18th as the field of 20 moves through the first turn of the Kentucky Derby last Saturday at Churchill Downs. The 50-1 long shot caught the leaders in the stretch, however, and paid $102.60--the second-highest payoff in the 131-year history of the race (page 44). COLOR PHOTOPhotograph by Bob RosatoDown in Front Miami center Shaquille O'Neal brushes aside Wizards center Brendan Haywood during Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series in Miami on Sunday (page 50). O'Neal finished with 19 points, and the Heat had little trouble with the Wizards, 105-86. COLOR PHOTOPhotograph by Jeff Gross/Getty ImagesPark Place Stationed in front of Finland's goal on a power play, Team USA's Richard Park deflects a pass past goalie Niklas Bäckstrom in the qualifying round of the hockey world championships last Friday in Innsbruck, Austria. The game ended in a 4-4 tie. The tournament ends this Sunday.