Leading Off

February 25, 2008

Ty Down
Penguins goaltender Ty Conklin went through gyrations—but kept the puck in plain sight—as he made a second-period save on Sunday in Buffalo. Conklin turned back 36 shots in Pittsburgh's 4--1 win over the Sabres.

The Flight Stuff
Donning a Superman cape and jersey before the third of his four attempts at the NBA Slam Dunk Contest, Magic center Dwight Howard took a pass from teammate Jameer Nelson and took off just inside the free throw line to earn perfect 10s from the five judges in New Orleans last Saturday. The 6'11" Howard became the tallest winner (inset) in the event's 24-year history (page 56).

Numero Uno
For a century the beagle has been listed among the most popular breeds in the U.S., but it wasn't until Feb. 12 that one of its kind—two-year-old Uno—won Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show. Among the 169 breeds that were shown over two days at Madison Square Garden were the 16 on the opposite page.

POMERANIAN

WEIMARANER

SIBERIAN HUSKY

PUG

COCKER SPANIEL

GOLDEN RETRIEVER

CHINESE CRESTED

CHOW CHOW

TIBETAN MASTIFF

ENGLISH SETTER

WHIPPET

MALTESE

AFGHAN HOUND

SAINT BERNARD

ROTTWEILER

STANDARD SCHNAUZER

PHOTOPhotograph by Bill Wippert/NHLI/Getty Images TWO PHOTOSPhotographs by Greg Nelson PHOTOPhotograph by Lucas Jackson/Reuters ELEVEN PHOTOSGERALD HOLUBOWICZ/POLARIS THREE PHOTOSROBERT CAPLIN/POLARIS PHOTOJASON DECROW/AP (CHOW CHOW) PHOTOTINA FINEBERG/AP (TIBETAN MASTIFF)

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)