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Inside: The Week In Sports

Aug. 04, 2008
Aug. 04, 2008

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Aug. 4, 2008

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BASEBALL
OLYMPIC BASKETBALL
SOCCER
  • First played in the 16th century, revived in 1930, an infernal, no-holds-barred version of soccer known as calcio fiorentino keeps the good citizens of Florence, Italy, battling and reveling

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Baseball
There's no excuse for the Twins' keeping Francisco Liriano in the minors • Four prospects could prove especially valuable to their contending franchises as the season enters the stretch drive

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NASCAR
Tony Stewart's fired up over his new team in 2009, but is a loss of focus on this season poisoning his current crew? • Tire-wear issues make for a flat-out dud of a race at Indy

PANCAKED The Braves' already slim postseason hopes took a big hit when the Phillies' Shane Victorino flattened catcher Brian McCann in the sixth inning of Philadelphia's 12--10 win over Atlanta on Sunday. McCann suffered a mild concussion and was expected to miss several days.

PHOTOPhotograph by Al Tielemans