Leading Off

Feb. 27, 2006
Feb. 27, 2006

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Feb. 27, 2006

Leading Off
SI Players: Life On And Off The Field
SI Players
Auto Racing
College Basketball
Pro Football
2006 Olympics Turin

Leading Off

No, Canada

This is an article from the Feb. 27, 2006 issue Original Layout

Todd Bertuzzi (inwhite jersey) came so close to putting Canada on the scoreboard during itsOlympic round-robin game against Switzerland last Saturday, but he was turnedaway by Goran Bezina (57) and Sandy Jeannin (35). Martin Gerber (26) stopped 49shots in Switzerland's 2-0 upset.

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'Round theHorn

Major leaguepitchers and catchers reported to spring training sites in Arizona and Floridalast week (page 52), with the Yankees getting down to business in Tampa. Allbig leaguers are to report by Feb. 28, and the season opens on April 2.

Short Stuff

Knicks rookieguard Nate Robinson soared to the NBA slam dunk championship on Saturday duringAll-Star weekend

in Houston (page84). The 5'9" Robinson beat 6'6" Andre Iguodala of the 76ers in adunk-off, becoming the first player under 6 feet to win the title since SpudWebb in 1986.

PHOTOPhotograph by David E. KluthoPHOTOPhotograph by Chuck SolomonPHOTOPhotograph by Greg Nelson