This is an article from the Nov. 16, 2009 issue
After winning the World Series for the first time in nine years (page 50), the Yankees were given a victory parade in Manhattan's Canyon of Heroes last Friday. The ride up Broadway ended at City Hall, where they received the keys to the city from Mayor Mike Bloomberg. At the front of one float were slugger Alex Rodriguez (right, arms spread), backup catcher Francisco Cervelli (light suit) and rapper Jay-Z.
Patriots safety Brandon McGowan torpedoed Dolphins running back Ronnie Brown short of the goal line in the third quarter of Sunday's game at Gillette Stadium. Brown then went into the Wildcat formation and completed the touchdown drive with a one-yard pass to Joey Haynos that put Miami ahead 17--16. New England, however, rallied to win 27--17.
The Lakers' Kobe Bryant was all set to drive around a screen by teammate Andrew Bynum until the Thunder's Kevin Durant (35) squeezed into his path. But the Thunder didn't get in Bryant's way enough to keep him from scoring 31 points in L.A.'s 101--98 overtime win on Nov. 3 in Oklahoma City.
After beating 11 male challengers under the wire in the Breeders' Cup Classic last Saturday, the 5-year-old mare Zenyatta, with thankful jockey Mike Smith aboard, posed for photographers on her way out of the winner's circle at Santa Anita Park (page 18). Zenyatta, unbeaten in 14 career races, became the first female to win the Classic.