Leading Off

February 18, 2008

Chopping Timber
Going up for a rebound, Timberwolves forward Craig Smith suffered theboardinghouse reach of Celtics forward Leon Powe (0) last Friday inMinneapolis. Powe hit a layup at the buzzer and scored 16 points in Boston's88--86 victory.

Fit to Be Tied
Steve Lowery flipped his putter after narrowly missing a 40-foot birdie on the18th hole in Pebble Beach, Calif., on Sunday—a shot that would also have mostlikely sealed his third career victory. Moments later Vijay Singh birdied 18 tosend the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am to a playoff, which Lowery wonon the first hole (inset). At 47, he was the oldest champ in the 71-yearhistory of the tournament.

No-Look Save
In a blink, Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart thwarted a first-half shot byManchester United striker Carlos Tevez on Sunday at United's Old Trafford.Before the match there was a tribute on the 50th anniversary of the plane crashthat killed eight United players and three team officials. Afterward, Citycelebrated a 2--1 victory and its first sweep of the season series since1970.

PHOTOPhotograph by David Sherman/NBAE/Getty Images
PHOTOPhotograph by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images PHOTOROBERT BECK PHOTOPhotograph by John Peters/Manchester United/Getty Images

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)