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LEADING OFF

June 20, 2011
June 20, 2011

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June 20, 2011

LEADING OFF
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
STANLEY CUP FINALS
KATHRYN MASSAR
  • KATHRYN JOHNSTON MASSAR HAS LONG BEEN CELEBRATED AS THE FIRST GIRL TO PLAY LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL. BUT A CRUCIAL DETAIL IN HER STORY OF PLUCK AND COURAGE WAS KEPT HIDDEN

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PHOTOPhotograph by Greg NelsonSTOPPED COLD The Heat's Mario Chalmers had his way blocked by Dallas's Tyson Chandler during Game 6 of the NBA Finals at AmericanAirlines Arena. Impassioned and unified behind series MVP Dirk Nowitzki, the Mavericks outplayed, outhustled and outthought the Heat's high-priced megastars in a 105--95 victory that earned the 31-year-old franchise its first NBA championship. (page 38).PHOTOPhotograph by Robert BeckSO YOU THINK YOU CAN ICE DANCE? Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo made a save in front of a choreographed scramble that included teammates Henrik Sedin, Christopher Tanev and (being smushed) Daniel Sedin, along with the Bruins' Tyler Seguin and Chris Kelly during Game 5 of the Stanley Cup finals last Friday in Vancouver. The Canucks' 1--0 victory gave them a 3--2 series lead and the chance to close it out on Monday night in Boston (page 62).PHOTOPhotograph by DENIS LAMBERT/EPA/MAXPPPDEBRIS FIELD Scottish driver Allan McNish's Audi R18 TDI disintegrated upon hitting a retaining wall at 120 mph on the 15th lap of the 24 Hours of Le Mans last Saturday. McNish, a two-time winner of the famed endurance race, was attempting to pass Anthony Beltoise's Ferrari 458 when the two cars made contact and careered off course. Both drivers escaped serious injury, as did the photographers who typically assemble behind the wall for shots of racers passing under the Dunlop Bridge.