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Aug. 04, 2008
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Leading Off

Roll Models

This is an article from the Aug. 4, 2008 issue

Delvin McMillian, 28, a retired airman from Bessemer, Ala., spins away from his pursuers in a quad rugby game at the 28th National Veterans Wheelchair Games, held July 25 through 29 in Omaha. In another game Scot Severn (inset, white shirt), a 40-year-old Army veteran from Caro, Mich., pulled in a loose ball.

Fired Up

Philadelphia Soul defensive back Rob Keefe (22) responded to the cheers during introductions before ArenaBowl XXII on Sunday at New Orleans Arena. After Philadelphia beat the San Jose SaberCats 59--56, one of the Soul's co-owners, rocker Jon Bon Jovi (inset), hoisted the Arena Football League championship trophy.

Coat of Arms

Browns tight end Kellen Winslow extended his thoroughly tattooed limbs to snag a pass at training camp in Berea, Ohio, last week. Hoping to make a connection with Winslow this season is quarterback Derek Anderson (inset), who, at 6'6", had no trouble seeing over the line during passing drills. By Sunday all 32 NFL camps were open (page 46).

TWO PHOTOSPhotographs by David E. KluthoPHOTOPhotograph by Alex Brandon/APPHOTOMARC SEROTA/GETTY IMAGESTWO PHOTOSPhotographs by Michael J. LeBrecht II/1Deuce3 Photography