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LEADING OFF

Oct. 12, 2009
Oct. 12, 2009

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Oct. 12, 2009

LEADING OFF
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
PRO FOOTBALL
  • A month into the season the surprising new Broncos are undefeated, in command of the AFC West and playing like they mean business—especially on defense

COLLEGE FOOTBALL
BASEBALL
LOST HISTORY
Departments

LEADING OFF

Flying Irish

This is an article from the Oct. 12, 2009 issue

Notre Dame wide receiver Golden Tate was upended by the Washington defense after a 17-yard catch late in the fourth quarter in South Bend last Saturday. The play, which ended at the Huskies' 12-yard line, led to a touchdown that gave the Irish a 30--27 lead. After Washington tied the game, Tate's 22-yard catch in overtime set up the decisive score in a 37--30 victory.

Another Vine Mess

Cubs outfielders Micah Hoffpauir (left) and Sam Fuld crashed into each other and the ivy-covered wall at Chicago's Wrigley Field on Sept. 30 while trying to field a fly ball hit by the Pirates' Andrew McCutchen. The resulting triple occurred during the second game of a doubleheader, which Pittsburgh swept by scores of 4--0 and 8--2.

Perfect Balance

Manuel De Los Santos prepared to tee off on the 18th hole of the Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland, on Sept. 30 during the final practice round of the Alfred Dunhill Links Team Championship. De Los Santos, a 25-year-old Dominican who lives in Paris, lost his left leg in a car accident when he was 18. He and English pro Richard Bland had a three-round total of 20 under par and missed the cut by one stroke. (To see video of De Los Santos's swing, go to GOLF.com/presstent.)

Caught Pink-Handed

Ravens wide receiver Derrick Mason, wearing pink gloves to honor National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, stood on his head as he rolled into the end zone after a 20-yard, first-quarter reception in Foxborough, Mass., on Sunday. Mason, who beat Patriots safety Brandon Meriweather (31) for the touchdown, hauled in seven passes for 88 yards, but New England won 27--21.

PHOTOPhotograph by Matt Cashore/US PRESSWIREPHOTOPhotograph by Chris Bernacchi/SportpicsPHOTOPhotograph by David Cannon/Getty ImagesPHOTOPhotograph by Damian Strohmeyer