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Leading Off

March 20, 2006
March 20, 2006

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March 20, 2006

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Leading Off

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While secondbaseman Yulieski Gourriel steered clear, Cuba's rightfielder Leslie Anderson(far left) and first baseman Joan Carlos Pedroso (14) collided in futilepursuit of a ninth-inning pop-up in a World Baseball Classic game againstPanama on March 8 in San Juan. The ball landed foul, and Cuba went on to winthe first-round matchup 8-6 in 11 innings (page 109).

MissedConnection

Magic guardJameer Nelson's flight was late, so the Cavaliers' LeBron James taxied past himand took off for a jam last Friday in Orlando. James finished with a game-high25 points in Cleveland's 102-73 loss.

Flat Trick

Devils goaltenderMartin Brodeur drew a crowd as he made a sprawling save, deflecting the puck inthe third period against the Islanders on March 7 in Uniondale, N.Y. Brodeurturned back 29 shots, but New York prevailed 2-1 in a shootout.

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