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Leading Off

May 12, 2008
May 12, 2008

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May 12, 2008

SI Bonus Section: Golf Plus
NBA PLAYOFFS
HORSE RACING
BASEBALL
  • A young flamethrower makes a Joba-like debut, another pitcher bangs a pinch-hit homer: It's been a charmed start for the youthful Diamondbacks, who can make a case as baseball's model organization

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Leading Off

Fast andFragile
The strapping colt Big Brown, with Kent Desormeaux along for the ride, rompedto the wire in winning the 134th Kentucky Derby by 4 3/4 lengths last Saturdayat Churchill Downs (page 42). Triumph was quickly replaced by tragedy, however,when runner-up Eight Belles (inset) went down after the finish with two brokenfront legs and had to be euthanized on the track.

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Bird Watching
Twenty-two-year-old Anthony Kim put all that he had into his second shot, a270-yard three-wood, on the par-5 15th hole and made birdie in the final roundof the Wachovia Championship in Charlotte. In becoming the youngest titlist onthe PGA Tour in six years (inset), Kim finished at 16 under par to win by fivestrokes and beat Tiger Woods's tournament record by three.

Rest in Crease
Canadiens center Tomas Plekanec flopped into the goalmouth after the Flyers'Mike Knuble (inset) scored an empty-netter to wrap up Game 5 of their EasternConference semifinal series last Saturday in Montreal. The 6--4 win eliminatedthe Habs and sent Philadelphia into the conference finals against the Penguins(page 58).

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