Leading Off

May 01, 2006
May 01, 2006

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May 1, 2006

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Leading Off

Talc Is Cheap

This is an article from the May 1, 2006 issue

Before his firstNBA playoff game, last Saturday night, LeBron James put some powder on hishands, clapped to make a little cloud for Cleveland fans, then went out anddusted the Wizards with a triple double. James had 32 points, 11 rebounds and11 assists in the Cavaliers' 97--86 win.

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Crowd Control

The Red Wings'Henrik Zetterberg (40) sweeps the puck from the Oilers' Radek Dvorak (20) infront of a busy Detroit crease during Game 1 of their first-round playoffseries last Friday at Joe Louis Arena (page 56). The Red Wings won 3--2 indouble overtime, but Edmonton evened the series on Sunday.

Snap Draggin'

Camera-wieldingfans record the strain on the face of Russia's Viatcheslav Ekimov during thetoughest climb in Stage 5 of the Tour de Georgia last Saturday. Floyd Landis ofthe U.S. (inset) won the race on Sunday; it was his third victory thisyear.

PHOTOPhotograph by John BieverPHOTOPhotograph by John BieverTWO PHOTOSPhotographs by Simon Bruty