Leading Off

October 09, 2005

Hand Delivered
Arizona State safety Josh Barrett (19) got the worst of this close encounter with USC's LenDale White during the Trojans' 38-28 victory last Saturday in Tempe, Ariz. White, who gained 197 yards on 19 carries, helped No. 1 USC rally from a 21-3 halftime deficit and win its 26th straight game, a school and Pac-10 record.

Miss Adventure
Antonio Tarver found the ropes--not Roy Jones Jr.'s chin--with a 10th-round punch last Saturday in Tampa. Tarver recovered and easily retained his light heavyweight title by unanimous decision (page 81).

Eye-popping
Rangers defenseman Dale Purinton gouged Colton Orr of the Bruins during a fight in last Saturday's preseason game in Boston. Orr's troubles began when he was speared by Purinton, setting off the slugfest. He was not seriously injured.

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PHOTOPhotograph by John W. McDonough PHOTOPhotograph by Chris O'Meara/AP PHOTOPhotograph by Lou Capozzola

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)