Czeching In

Jan Koller (belowleft, in white) beat two U.S. defenders to a high pass and headed the ball by adiving Kasey Keller to put the Americans in a hole only five minutes into theirWorld Cup opener on Monday in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Tomas Rosicky (inset)added two more goals, giving the Czech Republic a 3-0 victory in a Group Ematch (page 48).

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Diop-portunity

While (from left)Shaquille O'Neal, Josh Howard and Udonis Haslem held their collective breath,DeSagana Diop of the Mavericks tapped in a rebound-but was called forgoaltending-in Game 1 of the NBA Finals last Thursday in Dallas. It was theclosest Diop came to scoring a basket in the first two games of the series, butit didn't matter because the Mavs manhandled Shaq and the Heat to win twice(page 60).

French Toast

Under a scorchingsun Rafael Nadal wound up for a forehand during his 1-6, 6-1, 6-4, 7-6 win overRoger Federer in the final of the French Open on Sunday in Paris (page 56). Itwas Nadal's second straight title at Roland Garros, a feat matched by JustineHenin-Hardenne (inset), who beat Svetlana Kuznetsova in the women's final.

 

PHOTOBOB MARTIN PHOTOPhotograph by Simon Bruty PHOTOPhotograph by John W. McDonough TWO PHOTOSPhotographs by Bob Martin

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
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HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
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Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)