Leading Off

June 04, 2006

Fuelhardy

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

UMashed

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).

SHUNSUKENAKAMURA
Midfielder
Japan

GENNAROGATTUSO
Midfielder
Italy

MICHAELESSIEN
Midfielder
Ghana

LUIS FIGO
Forward
Portugal

ADRIANO
Forward
Brazil

PARK JI-SUNG
Midfielder
South Korea

ANDRIYSHEVCHENKO
Forward
Ukraine

DIDIERDROGBA
Forward
Ivory Coast

FRANKLAMPARD
Midfielder
England

ARJEN ROBBEN
Forward
The Netherlands

ZLATANIBRAHIMOVIC
Forward
Sweden

ZINEDINEZIDANE
Midfielder
France

EMMANUELADEBAYOR
Forward
Togo

FERNANDOTORRES
Forward
Spain

PAVEL NEDVED
Midfielder
Czech Republic

MICHAELBALLACK
Midfielder
Germany

TWO PHOTOSPhotographs by Steve C. Mitchell/EPA PHOTOPhotograph by Al Tielemans PHOTOMILES KENNEDY/AP SEVENTEEN PHOTOSPhotographs by Mathias Braschler and Monika Fischer SEVENTEEN ILLUSTRATIONS

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
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Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
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