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March 30, 2009
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One on Juan

This is an article from the March 30, 2009 issue

Vitali Klitschko of Ukraine (right) beat Cuba's Juan Carlos Gomez to the punch during their WBC heavyweight championship bout last Saturday in Stuttgart, Germany. Klitschko retained his title with a ninth-round TKO.

A Quick Pick-me-up

A pair of Welsh players lifted a teammate (legally) during a line-out—the rugby equivalent of a throw-in—on Saturday during the final match of the 6 Nations tournament in Cardiff, Wales. By beating Wales 17--15, Ireland (in green) achieved victories over all the teams in the tournament during the year, ending its 61-year wait for the Grand Slam.

Flipped Off

Brett Metcalf of Iowa (right) gave North Carolina State's Darrion Caldwell a shove in mid-tumble as Caldwell celebrated his upset victory in the NCAA Division I wrestling championships on Saturday in St. Louis. Caldwell won the 149-pound final 11--6, but Iowa took home the team title for the second straight year.

PHOTOPhotograph by Christof Stache/APPHOTOPhotograph by Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty ImagesPHOTOPhotograph by Tom Gannam/AP