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LEADING OFF

Feb. 28, 2011
Feb. 28, 2011

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Feb. 28, 2011

LEADING OFF
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
DUNK CONTEST
MIKE DANTON
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LEADING OFF

PHOTOPhotograph by Jed JacobsohnSPRING IN HIS STEP Giants ace Tim Lincecum threw himself into a sliding drill at his team's training facility in Scottsdale, Ariz., last Friday. The Freak, fresh off a 16--10 season with 231 strikeouts and a World Series ring, joined the hundreds of other pitchers, catchers and rookies who reported to camp last week, several of whom have the look of franchise-changers (page 34).PHOTOPhotograph by David Rogers/Getty ImagesFULL STEAM AHEAD Joe Simpson of the London Wasps (far right) passed the ball out of a scrum during an Aviva Premiership (English first division) rugby match against the Leicester Tigers in Leicester last Saturday. The Tigers, who led the 12-team league through Sunday, defeated the eighth-place Wasps 21--12.PHOTOPhotograph by Kristyn D. UlandayWONDER BRED More than 2,500 champions, grand champions and other top dogs, from the luxuriantly maned to the almost hairless, gathered in New York City's Madison Square Garden on Feb. 14--15 to compete in the 135th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Eighty-six of them were named best in breed, and a 5-year-old bitch nicknamed Hickory, reared in Flint Hill, Va., became the first Scottish deerhound to win best-in-show at Westminster. Eli STANDARD POODLEPHOTOPhotograph by Kristyn D. Ulanday[See caption above] Buddy SKYE TERRIERPHOTOPhotograph by Kristyn D. Ulanday[See caption above] Disher DANDIE DINMONT TERRIERPHOTOPhotograph by Kristyn D. Ulanday[See caption above] Mister BAGGINS BEARDED COLLIEPHOTOPhotograph by Kristyn D. Ulanday[See caption above] Morgan YORKSHIRE TERRIERPHOTOPhotograph by Kristyn D. Ulanday[See caption above] Major KOMONDORPHOTOPhotograph by Kristyn D. Ulanday[See caption above] Best in Show: Hickory SCOTTISH DEERHOUNDPHOTOPhotograph by Kristyn D. Ulanday[See caption above] Bru BULLMASTIFFPHOTOPhotograph by Kristyn D. Ulanday[See caption above] Kaffi ICELANDIC SHEEPDOGPHOTOPhotograph by Kristyn D. Ulanday[See caption above] Ciacho POLISH LOWLAND SHEEPDOGPHOTOPhotograph by Kristyn D. Ulanday[See caption above] Spencer FIELD SPANIELPHOTOPhotograph by Kristyn D. Ulanday[See caption above] Gertie Boston TerrierPHOTOPhotograph by Kristyn D. Ulanday[See caption above] Kate WHIPPETPHOTOPhotograph by Kristyn D. Ulanday[See caption above] Mr. Miyagi SHIBA INU