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July 07, 2008
July 07, 2008

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July 7, 2008

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This is an article from the July 7, 2008 issue

Fresno Statecelebrated the College World Series championship with a Bulldog pile after a6--1 victory over Georgia on June 25 in Omaha. While rightfielder SteveDetwiler drove in all of Fresno State's runs in the decisive Game 3, thirdbaseman Tommy Mendonca (inset) was the tournament's Most Outstanding Player,tying a CWS record with four homers. The NCAA title was the second in schoolhistory; the softball team won the 1998 championship.

Water Drop

Darren Taylor,a.k.a. Professor Splash, took a 35'4" plunge into a pool only 12 inchesdeep (inset) to break his own Guinness world record for highest shallow dive bytwo inches last Thursday in Federal Heights, Colo. "Pain lasts for aminute," said Taylor, a 47-year-old from Denver. "The glory lasts for alifetime."

Pacqing aPunch

Manny Pacquiao,the Filipino lightweight, strolled to a neutral corner after knocking out DavidDiaz to take the WBC title in Las Vegas last Saturday. In leveling Diaz with aninth-round left hook, the 29-year-old Pacquiao—who went back a moment later tomake sure his opponent was all right (inset)—became the first Asian fighter towin belts in four weight classes (page 86).

PHOTOPhotograph by Chris Machian/The GatewayPHOTOJAMIE SCHWABEROW/NCAA PHOTOSTWO PHOTOSPhotographs by Michael MartinPHOTOPhotograph by Eric Jamison/APPHOTOSTEVE MARCUS/REUTERS