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Aug. 17, 2009
Aug. 17, 2009

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Aug. 17, 2009

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This is an article from the Aug. 17, 2009 issue

Home plate umpireD.J. Reyburn and Bengie Molina of the Giants ran along the first base line inSan Francisco on Sunday, eyeing the catcher's sixth-inning shot into therightfield corner—a potential extra-base hit or foul? The ball was caught infoul territory; Molina wound up 0 for 4 in a 5--2 loss to the Reds.

Drippin' AndGrippin'

Broncos rookiewide receiver Nate Swift was experiencing high flood pressure as he lunged forthe loose ball while being hosed down in a fumble recovery drill at trainingcamp on Aug. 5 in Englewood, Colo.

Crash Landon

Galaxy forwardLandon Donovan was wiped out by Revolution midfielder Jeff Larentowicz duringthe second half of last Saturday's game in Foxborough, Mass. Donovan curled ahigh shot inside the far post for the first goal in L.A.'s 2--1 win. The Galaxyis 2-0-1 since the return of David Beckham.

Calf Muscle

A high schoolcompetitor in the annual Calf Scramble at the Clark County Fair in Springfield,Ohio, dragged this 250-pound farm animal through the mud and into the centercircle on July 31. (A possible head-to-head matchup is one reason entrants mustwear a helmet.) Those who wrestle their calves into the circle get to keep themand sell them at the fair the following year, with the proceeds usually goingtoward their college education.

PHOTOPhotograph by Brad ManginPHOTOPhotograph by David Zalubowski/APPHOTOPhotograph by Brian Snyder/ReutersPHOTOPhotograph by Bill Lackey/Springfield News-Sun