Leading Off

Aug. 28, 2006
Aug. 28, 2006

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Aug. 28, 2006

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Leading Off

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Nastia Liukin hadto make a split decision on the beam during the U.S. Gymnastics Championshipsin St. Paul last Saturday, and it led to her winning the all-around title.Alexander Artemev (inset) placed 17th in the rings, but that was good enoughfor him to win the men's all-around.

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Bengals widereceiver Chad Johnson, sporting a new 'do and dye job this preseason, falls outof the end zone after scoring a second-quarter touchdown last Friday night inBuffalo. Johnson finished with five catches for 73 yards, and Cincinnati beatthe Bills 44--31

Laid-up Drill

Dwyane Wade (left)and LeBron James chill out after a practice in Seoul, before heading to Japanlast week for the world basketball championship. Team USA opened tournamentplay last Saturday with a 111--100 win over Puerto Rico, then routed China121--90 on Sunday.

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