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Leading Off

June 25, 2007
June 25, 2007

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June 25, 2007

SI Players: LIFE ON AND OFF THE FIELD
SI Bonus Section: Golf Plus
Pro Basketball
GOLF
BASEBALL
TENNIS
Jason Taylor

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High Hard One
Padres 6' 10" righthander Chris Young took a swing at Cubs first baseman Derrek Lee during a bench-clearing skirmish in the fourth inning of last Saturday's game at Wrigley Field. It all started after a Young pitch hit Lee on the left arm; Lee had words with the pitcher as he went to first, then threw the first punch. On Monday they were suspended for five games each.

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Gliding in The Gloaming
As the sun set in Oslo, Norway, last Friday, Phillips Idowu of Great Britain won the triple jump with a leap of 59' 11" at the IAAF Golden League Bislett Games. Aarik Wilson of the U.S. was third with a jump of 56' 7 1/2".

Birds of Pay
In Kabul, bettors engage in what is a widespread (if underground) obsession among many Afghan men: Bodahna bird fighting. The small quail peck at each other (inset) until one of the combatants repeatedly runs away. The equivalent of thousands of dollars can change hands.

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