There was no signof his helmet--or the ball--as Chicago defensive tackle Darwin Walker (99)helped stuff a Giants running play on Sunday. Behind the fourth-quarter passingof Eli Manning (inset), New York rallied to win 21-16 on the road.


Lifeguardscompeting in the International Surf Rescue Challenge splashed into action onSydney's Bondi Beach for the men's race last Thursday. Melissa Howard ofAustralia (inset, rear) won the women's beach flag title during the three-dayevent.


Redskins tackleChris Samuels shed a tear in tribute to his teammate, safety Sean Taylor, whowas killed in a robbery attempt on Nov. 27 at his Palmetto Bay, Fla., house(page 70). The fans in Washington paid their respects by waving hisnumber 21 (inset) at FedEx Field on Sunday during a 17-16 loss to theBills. Taylor was buried in the Miami area on Monday.

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