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LEADING OFF

Sept. 26, 2011
Sept. 26, 2011

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Sept. 26, 2011

LEADING OFF
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
PRO FOOTBALL
  • Still questioning whether Cam Newton has what it takes to make it as an NFL quarterback? The No. 1 pick is off to a record-setting start with the Panthers. Now he could use a few wins

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PHOTOPhotograph by Eric Jamison/APPUCKER PUNCH Moments after he pulled away from a break in which he apologized for a head butt by kissing his opponent on the cheek, Victor Ortiz (left) was on the receiving end of a left-right combo from Floyd Mayweather Jr. The dubious, but legal, hits sent Ortiz to the canvas at the end of the fourth round of their welterweight title fight last Saturday in Las Vegas (page 13). The knockout was Mayweather's 26th in 42 fights.PHOTOPhotograph by David BergmanFIRST AMONG EQUALS The Ohio State defense was one step behind Miami running back Lamar Miller all last Saturday night in a matchup in South Florida of the two disgraced programs. Miller ran for 115 yards in the first quarter alone, and finished with 184, in the Hurricanes' 24--6 victory over the Buckeyes.PHOTOPhotograph by Pouya DianatJUSTIN TIME Braves catcher Brian McCann applies the tag to the Mets' Justin Turner in the seventh inning of their game on Sunday in Atlanta. New York, though, held on for a 7--5 victory in the rubber game of a three-game series that cut the Braves' lead in the wild-card race to 3½ games over the surging Cardinals.