During a pit stopon the 150th lap of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, Sam Hornish Jr. pulled awaybefore the fuel hose could be removed, knocking over a crewman who was thendoused with water (inset) to prevent him from being burned. Hornish overcame apenalty assessed by race officials for the mishap and won by the second-closestmargin in 500 history (page 58).
Photographs bySteve C. Mitchell/EPA
June 4, 2006
Virginiamidfielder Kyle Dixon couldn't get off this shot, but he and his teammatescashed in on enough of their chances against UMass in the NCAA men's lacrossefinal; attack Matt Ward and midfielder Matt Poskay (inset, with Ward left)scored five goals each in a 15-7 victory on Monday in Philadelphia. Sixstraight second-half goals broke open a close game and propelled the Cavaliers(17-0) to their fourth national title.
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Men of theWorld
Immediately aftertheir matches many of Europe's best soccer pros were photographed for Faces ofFootball (near right), a book published in May by Nicolai Verlag, Berlin, withproceeds going to the charity SOS Children's Villages. These portraits are ofplayers who will appear in the World Cup, beginning on June 9 in Germany (page60).