LEADING OFF

May 31, 2009

High Wire Act

Helio Castroneves climbed the fence at the Brickyard on Sunday to celebrate his third victory in the Indy 500 (page 50). Photographer Fred Vuich got the shot by mounting a camera and a flash on a pole, then raising them to the spot where Castroneves, who likes to scale the fence after wins, was expected to be.

Three Wishes

With 0.6 of a second left on the clock in Game 2 of the NBA Eastern Conference finals last Friday in Cleveland, the Cavaliers' LeBron James let fly a 24-footer that beat the Magic 96--95. It was the first game-winning three of James's career, and it prevented the Cavs from losing the first two games at home. Although the Cavs would lose Game 3 in Orlando 99--89, James's buzzer bomb was one of several fantastic finishes in the first week of conference play (page 40).

Wicket Move

Cornell midfielder John Glynn (in red) controlled a face-off against Syracuse midfielder Jake Moulton early in the NCAA Division I lacrosse championship game in Foxborough, Mass., on Monday. However, the Orange won four of the last five face-offs in regulation and earned their second straight national title by coming back from a 9--6 deficit to win 10--9 in overtime.

Spray Point

The Penguins' Sidney Crosby kicked up a cloud of ice as he slapped the puck past Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward's glove during Pittsburgh's 6--2 win in Game 3 of the NHL Eastern Conference finals in Raleigh last Saturday. Crosby added an assist to his goal as the Pens took a commanding 3--0 series lead. In the Western finals the Red Wings held a 3--1 edge over the Blackhawks at week's end (page 56).

PHOTOPhotograph by Fred Vuich PHOTOPhotograph by Bob Rosato PHOTOPhotograph by Bill Frakes PHOTOPhotograph by Lou Capozzola

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
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HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
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Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)