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LEADING OFF

Aug. 15, 2011
Aug. 15, 2011

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Aug. 15, 2011

LEADING OFF
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
  • Even three years removed from his last snap, Plaxico Burress insists he will still feast on opposing secondaries

  • There's a new beast of the AL East on the way—not this year, but in the not too distant future

  • Ten boxers emerged from the Olympic trials and—thanks to a new coach—they've got a fighting chance in 2012

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PHOTOPhotograph by Chris Szagola/Cal Sport MediaKICKBACK Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez creatively got the attention of defensive tackle Marcus Dixon after a drill between the offensive and defensive lines during training camp in Florham Park, N.J., last Thursday.PHOTOPhotograph by Michael C. Dinovo/Asp Inc/Cal Sport MediaBANG-BANG FINISH Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (6) won the U.S. Cellular 250 at the Iowa Speedway in Newton last Saturday after blowing an engine on the last lap, careening sideways toward the finish line and being bumped across by the fast-closing Carl Edwards (60). "It just worked out he hit us pretty square and shot us across the line," Stenhouse said of the frantic finish. It was the second Nationwide Series checkered flag of Stenhouse's career and his second at Newton.PHOTOPhotograph by Brad ManginOUT BY A WHISKER Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz applied a tag to the goatee of Aubrey Huff as the Giants' first baseman tried to slide home on a bunt by pitcher Tim Lincecum during the fourth inning in San Francisco on Sunday. Though Huff failed to score, the Giants went on to win 3--1, avoiding a sweep in the head-to-head battle between the two division-leading clubs.