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LEADING OFF

May 23, 2011
May 23, 2011

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May 23, 2011

LEADING OFF
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
TUSCALOOSA
NOVAK DJOKOVIC
  • NOVAK DJOKOVIC ALWAYS HAD THE TALENT AND DRIVE TO BECOME THE WORLD'S BEST TENNIS PLAYER, BUT HIS NERVES AND BODY BETRAYED HIM. NO MORE. GOING INTO THE FRENCH OPEN, HE'S 37--0 FOR 2011 AND GUNNING FOR THE LONGEST MEN'S WINNING STREAK OF THE OPEN ERA

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PHOTOPhotograph by John W. McDonoughOVER UNDER SIDEWAYS DOWN Kevin Durant attacked from every angle during the Thunder's Game 7 victory over the Grizzlies in the Western Conference semis at Oklahoma City on Sunday. Durant had 39 points and nine rebounds in the 105--90 win, which sent the Thunder to its first conference finals since the team's move to OKC in 2008.PHOTOPhotograph by Damian StrohmeyerREALITY CHECK Lightning forward Steven Stamkos was upended by Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk during Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals in Boston last Saturday. But Tampa Bay landed on its feet, scoring three goals in an 85-second span of the first period on the way to a 5--2 win, its eighth straight since falling down 3--1 in its playoff-opening series against the Penguins.PHOTOPhotograph by Richard Heathcote/The FA/Getty ImagesGET YER YAYAS OUT Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure blasted home the game-winner against Stoke City in the 74th minute of the 130th FA Cup final last Saturday at Wembley Stadium in London. The 1--0 victory gave the Blues their first major trophy in 35 years and set off massive celebrations in the half of Manchester that doesn't support that other team, which earlier in the day had clinched its 19th league title. The photograph was taken with a tilt-shift lens, which makes the subjects appear as miniatures.