Leading Off

March 11, 2007

River of Humanity
As more than 40,000 runners sped past the starting line of the Standard Charter Bank's Greatest Race in Hong Kong on Sunday, a slow shutter speed captured the initial flow. The entrants competed in marathon, half-marathon and 10K divisions.

Jay Watching
As Texas coach Rick Barnes (standing) and everybody else looked on in wonder, Kansas guard Brandon Rush rose above the crowd for a shot last Saturday in Lawrence, Kans. The Jayhawks won the battle of Big 12 powers 90--86 with Rush scoring 15 points.

Full Circle
Marcus LeVesseur of Augsburg ended his Division III career the way he started it: unbeaten. Last Saturday he whipped Jason Knipp of Wartburg (orange singlet) 10--2 in the 165-pound championship semifinals in Dubuque, Iowa; the following day LeVesseur (inset) celebrated a 3--0 victory over College of New Jersey's Michael Guenther that ran his record to 155--0. The Division I championships start on March 15 in Auburn Hills, Mich. (page 56).

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PHOTOPhotograph by Create Images/AP PHOTOPhotograph by Greg Nelson TWO PHOTOSPhotographs by Trevor Brown Jr./NCAA Photos

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