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Leading Off

March 02, 2009
March 02, 2009

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March 2, 2009

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Leading Off

Nothing ButNet

This is an article from the March 2, 2009 issue

Italian skier OmarLonghi crashed into the safety netting last Saturday during his first run inthe Alpine FIS World Cup men's giant slalom competition in Sestriere, Italy.The event was won by Switzerland's Didier Cuche.

Run and Chute

Red Sox secondbaseman Dustin Pedroia, the reigning American League MVP, sprinted afterpractice on Sunday at spring training in Fort Myers, Fla. The parachuteattached to his belt increases wind resistance.

Keep onTuckin'

Lance Armstrongchecked out his time-trial tuck position in a bathroom mirror at a wind-tunneltraining facility in San Diego on Feb. 7 as he prepared for the Tour ofCalifornia. He came in seventh in the race, the second of his comeback (page26).

PHOTOPhotograph by Agence Zoom/Getty ImagesPHOTOPhotograph by Tom DiPacePHOTOPhotograph by Elizabeth Kreutz